Saturday, August 31, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/28 - 8/31


Here are the last ten films I watched, with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Visit my #WatchlistScreenCaps archive for more arresting images. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/13 - 8/27 (first-time features edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched, with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Unusually, every single film is a narrative feature I'd never seen before. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back and back and back...


"This was the dream. I was in a house I did not know, which had two stories. It was 'my house.' I found myself in the upper story, where there was a kind of salon furnished with fine old pieces in rococo style. On the walls hung a number of precious old paintings. I wondered that this should be my house, and thought, 'Not bad.' But then it occurred to me that I did not know what the lower floor looked like. Descending the stairs, I reached the ground floor. There everything was much older, and I realized that this part of the house must date from about the fifteenth or sixteenth century. The furnishings were medieval; the floors were of red brick. Everywhere it was rather dark. I went from one room to another, thinking, 'Now I really must explore the whole house.' I came upon a heavy door, and opened it. Beyond it, I discovered a stone stairway that led down into the cellar. Descending again, I found myself in a beautifully vaulted room which looked exceedingly ancient. Examining the walls, I discovered layers of brick among the ordinary stone blocks, and chips of brick in the mortar. As soon as I saw this I knew that the walls dated from Roman times. My interest by now was intense. I looked more closely at the floor. It was of stone slabs, and in one of these I discovered a ring. When I pulled it, the stone slab lifted, and again I saw a stairway of narrow stone steps leading down into the depths. These too, I descended, and entered a low cave cut into the rock. Thick dust lay on the floor, and in the dust were scattered bones and broken pottery, like remains of a primitive culture. I discovered two human skulls, obviously very old and half disintegrated. Then I awoke.

• • •

"It was plain to me that the house represented a kind of image of the psyche - that is to say, of my then state of consciousness, with hitherto unconscious additions. Consciousness was represented by the salon. It had an inhabited atmosphere, in spite of its antiquated style.

The ground floor stood for the first level of the unconscious. The deeper I went, the more alien and the darker the scene became. In the cave, I discovered remains of a primitive culture, that is, the world of the primitive man within myself - a world which can scarcely be reached or illuminated by consciousness. The primitive psyche of man borders on the life of the animal soul, just as the caves of prehistoric times were usually inhabited by animals before men laid claim to them."

Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, and Reflections (1963)

(Mostly) Familiar Favorites: #iPodAlbumPlaylist, pt. IV


I've just completed another playlist of twenty-five albums. As usual, they were shuffled so the order is arbitrary. Some are familiar favorites, others new discoveries for me (I go way back with most selections this time, but there were some new listens too with Neurovision being my favorite). Covers, titles, and favorite tracks are featured below. You can follow my listenings on Twitter and scan my last playlist or look at all previous round-ups on this blog.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Sunday visual diary: Viewing marathon, 8/18


On Sunday, August 18, I held a "viewing marathon" - not a movie marathon per se as it included episodes of TV series and miniseries along with video essays, short films, segments from interviews, and features. Though I usually don't include episodes or video essays in #WatchlistScreenCaps line-ups, I've included them here in smaller sizes than the stuff I watched in its entirety. Previous viewing marathons were covered here and here. All #WatchlistScreenCaps entries can be found here. Links below lead to previous pieces on these titles.

Monday, August 12, 2013

100 Cartoons in 100 Images


As you can see by looking at the main page of this blog, I've been on a cartoon binge. In fact, without shooting for this number, I've watched exactly 100 animated shorts in the past 10 days. As usual, I have screen-capped each one for the previous ten #WatchlistScreenCaps (each themed based on what's included) for easy access. Th-th-th-that's all folks!

(animated shorts edition)

(Bosko edition)

(Looney Tunes edition)

(classic animated shorts edition)

(Ub Iwerks Comicolor edition)

(Max Fleischer Cartoon Classics edition)

(Betty Boop edition)

(black-and-white Mickey Mouse edition)

(Mickey Mouse edition)

(Technicolor Mickey Mouse edition)

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/11 - 8/12 (Technicolor Mickey Mouse edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be Technicolor Mickey Mouse cartoons), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/11 (Mickey Mouse edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be Mickey Mouse cartoons), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/10 (black-and-white Mickey Mouse edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be black-and-white Mickey Mouse cartoons), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/10 (Betty Boop edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be Betty Boop cartoons), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/10 (Max Fleischer Cartoon Classics edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be animated shorts created by the Fleischer brothers), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/9 (Ub Iwerks Comicolor edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be animated shorts produced by Ub Iwerks), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

P.S. just noticed this morning that this is my 700th post

Friday, August 9, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/7 - 8/9 (classic animated shorts edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be classic animated shorts), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/7 (Looney Tunes edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be Looney Tunes cartoons), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/6 (Bosko edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be cartoons starting the early Warner Brothers character Bosko), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

Monday, August 5, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/3 - 8/4 (animated shorts edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be animated shorts), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 7/25 - 8/3 (early 00s short films edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be short films released between 2001 and 2003), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.


Strange Sounds: #iPodAlbumPlaylist, pt. III


I've just completed another album playlist - this one contained twenty-five albums. As usual, they were shuffled so the order is arbitrary. Some are familiar favorites, others new discoveries for me. Covers, titles, and favorite tracks are featured below. You can follow my listenings on Twitter and scan my last playlist or look at all previous round-ups on this blog.