Photography by Duane Michals
What is Love?
Love is a jubilant fountain of affection,
that floods the hollow heart with
happiness and overflows with joy. Like
wind, fire and air, it is a natural ele-
ment, an instinct to share, the caring
heart laid bare. Lovers fill with fas-
cination for each other, and see in the
other’s eyes what their lives have been
denied, and where their futures lie.
Infatuation is the adolescence of true
love. Romance is the fluttering of the
heart, when the other departs. I cannot
tame my orphaned heart’s remorse, or
claim myself to be my very own, since
you have roamed, and love has changed
its course. You are true north to my heart
What is Desire?
Desire is a coveting need, an urgent greedy
appetite to acquire and consume to satis-
faction. Unlike love which seeks to serve,
desire is self-serving and seeks its own
reward. Lust is sired by a panicked
yearning that erupts in passion and good
sense and logic are dispensed. It is a
spectre in the skin that leads the hand
to sin. Desire dies when satisfied; Desire
denies multiplied. I can’t still remem-
ber even today the way your shirt was
torn and how I glimpsed a treasured
hint of your perfect form. And with
that quick glance desire was born
Like Father, Like Son - Trailer
Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
It was a great privilege to create this essay for Sight & Sound magazine — a publication I’ve long adored. // The cinema of Koreeda Hirokazu is defined by moments of everyday life. Whatever potential there is for heightened drama – the suicide of a husband, a cult massacre, abandoned children – it is diffused by the familiar rhythms of everydayness.
― HARVEY MILK, The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words (via film-dot-com)
Go after her.
Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her to call, go after her because that’s what you should do if you love someone, don’t wait for them to give you a sign cause it might never come, don’t let people happen to you, don’t let me happen to you, or her, she’s not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I’d be the only one doing crazy things for people who would never give enough of a fuck to do it back or to act like idiots or be entirely vulnerable and honest and making someone fall in love with you is easy and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can’t just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone’s idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really.
Directed by TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay
Steven Spielberg’s Techniques and Themes
Video Essay by Steven Benedict
Tribeca Film Festival Lighting Installation
by Studio Kenji
Inori - Trailer
Directed by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio
What Infinity Looks Like
Profile of light artist Chul Hyun Ahn
Thrash Lab x Giant Robot Profiles: Edwin Ushiro. It’s 3 minutes. Easy!
Maré Odomo explains why you should support LA Game Space. We love you, Maré!
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November 6, 1947 – June 29, 2007
“To me writing and directing go hand in hand. You can’t separate the two responsibilities. Writing, from the very beginning of the idea, is like the blinking of a light bulb in your head, and until completion the whole production process is writing, one way or the other. Shooting is writing, editing is writing, pre-production is writing, and auditioning for the cast is also writing. Improvisation is also part of writing. I think I’m fortunate that I started my career not in the tradition of the industry. We had to improvise a lot, to find alternative ways to accomplish something. It makes me feel lucky that I trained as an engineer. Engineering is a practical thing. I call it basically problem-solving, and nothing else. When I started directing, this training gave me psychological readiness. You had to make a thousand decisions a day. Especially in an industry in such poor condition, you had to improvise to make something work. Even to this day, that’s part of the process.”