The soundless sound of shadows flicking light

celluloidbroomcloset:

idlesuperstar:

Favourite Waldo Lydecker lines: Laura [d: Otto Preminger, 1944]

Poor Laura. She really had her pick of a trio of idiots.

35, 63, 75

35. Well, I’m not entirely sure. The Red Shoes influenced me for quite a while, as did Shadow of a Doubt.

63. Oh, well I really did not like Lord of the Flies. I suppose it was a good book, but I was just too young and unprepared for all the violence.

75. Traits I look for in a good friend (absolute necessities are in bold, the rest are just recommended)… creativity, some sort of unique personality, kindness, a sense of humor (it can be dark, absurd, dry, witty, or silly; the sort of humor does not matter so long as there is some humor), the ability to not gossip all over the place, a couple of similar interests so we have things to talk about, a couple of different interests so we are not carbon copies of each other. I do not mind being occasionally teased, so long as it is all in good fun.

More questions that aren't typical
1. What food would you starve without?
2. What do you have that is of great value to you but of no value to anyone else?
3. If you could ask God a question what would it be?
4. Have you ever won a trophy?
5. When was the last time you said "I am glad I do not have that job"?
6. Do you believe in fate? Why?
7. What would be the very first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
8. If you could be a professional athlete what sport would you play?
9. What nickname do you have?
10. What magazine do you look for when you are stuck in the waiting room?
11. What is your favorite way to get exercise?
12. What is the biggest obstacle preventing you from starting your own business?
13. What restaurant do you go to more than any other?
14. What charity do you support?
15. What is your favorite thing about spring?
16. Where do you believe you where before you were born?
17. When was the last time you really laughed?
18. What major company would you like to work for?
19. What word do you have trouble saying?
20. What is your favorite song from a Broadway musical?
21. What is the most dramatic view you have seen?
22. What is the prettiest place you have been?
23. What sports team do you love to see lose?
24. Would you ever live in New York City? Why?
25. What time do you wake up in the morning?
26. What musical instrument do you play?
27. What meal was your mother’s best?
28. Who is there in your life that you would take a bullet for?
29. What goals do you have for your children?
30. What color underwear do you think the person to your right is wearing?
31. What is your dream car?
32. What in your life do you "do by the numbers"?
33. What story from history inspires you?
34. What book inspires you?
35. What movie inspires you?
36. What story from sports inspires you?
37. What holiday makes you sad?
38. When was the last time you cried?
39. When was the last time you said ""You Don't Understand! ""?
40. What band would you camp out all night to get tickets to see?
41. What is the closest you have been to a lighting strike?
42. What is the closest you have been to a natural disaster?
43. Have you ever gotten up early for a "black Friday sale"?
44. What is the largest crowd you have ever been in?
45. What is the scariest crowd you have ever been in?
46. What is the story behind one of your scars?
47. What secrets do you have for getting better service?
48. If you were an artist what medium would you work in?
49. What was the last national park you visited?
50. What national park would you like to go to?
51. What is more important than a good night's sleep
52. Where does a good night's sleep rank on your priorities?
53. What do you dislike most about modern life?
54. Would you be willing to live "off the grid"?
55. How many passwords do you have memorized?
56. How many phone numbers do you have committed to memory?
57. How do you manage stress?
58. What is the biggest snowstorm you can remember?
59. When was the worst storm you were ever in?
60. What summer camps did you go to as a child?
61. In what ways are you a nerd?
62. How do you think the world will end?
63. What is the worst book you ever had to read?
64. Would you ever want to live in London?
65. If you were going to go into business for yourself what would you do?
66. When was the last time you witnesses "professional courtesy"?
67. What bugs you most about air travel?
68. Do you believe there are any Ethics left in business?
69. If you had access to a life coach what would you want to work on?
70. Is there any job you would want to work for 50 years?
71. Would you use pirated software?
72. Would you download pirated music?
73. What in today's society do you feel should be free but is not?
74. What do you think are the characteristics that make a good parent?
75. What do you think are the characteristics that make a good friend?

This may just be me, but some of Stephen Sondheim’s songs make me extremely anxious.

Please ask me some questions right now. I just feel like I have a lot of stuff to talk about right now and no one to talk about these things to except for one super-distracted person and another person who will simply take the opportunity to tease me about The Professor again.

ohawkguy:

the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.

I have had the same darned calypso song stuck in my head for nine days straight.

When I meet people I admire, I intend to calmly say something intelligent, like “you have a gorgeous singing voice, your comedic flair shone like a beacon during your rendition of [a certain very catchy calypso number], you brought the poetic qualities of the final monologue to life while still remaining genuine, you showed true commitment to the choreography, you really inhabited your character, etc.”. But when I actually walk up to the person, all I can manage is a squeaky “You were absolutely wonderful in [the show], Sir.”

Make me choose between:

Song: ___________ or ___________

Band: ___________ or ___________

Actor: ___________ or ___________

Actress: ___________ or ___________

Singer: ___________ or ___________

Movie: ___________ or ___________

Episode: ___________ or ___________

Book: ___________ or ___________

Only posting this because I have mostly tumblr stuff on my desktop at this moment and I really do not like the amount of posts I currently have.

Only posting this because I have mostly tumblr stuff on my desktop at this moment and I really do not like the amount of posts I currently have.

What is going on and why? Why is it going on?

Edward G. Robinson
  • First thing I saw them in: Scarlet Street
  • Favorite work of theirs: Double Indemnity
  • Least favorite work: I have not seen enough to make that observation
  • Actor I’d love for them to play against in a movie: Oh, I suppose another movie with Barbara Stanwyck where they interact more than they did in Double Indemnity.
  • Would I rather marry/be best friends with/get adopted by them: Best friends. Maybe adopted.
"Woody Allen"
Anonymous
  • First thing I saw them in: Midnight in Paris for directing, Annie Hall in terms of acting.
  • Favorite work of theirs: Annie Hall, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Midnight in Paris, Radio Days (I have not really seen enough to get a truly clear impression)
  • Least favorite work: Unsure.
  • Actor I’d love for them to play against in a movie: Oh, boy. Never thought of this one. I am not sure. I really have no clue.
  • Would I rather marry/be best friends with/get adopted by them: Maybe friends.