Homophobia & Bullying Needs To Stop

Homophobia & Bullying Needs To Stop
Post Created by jk the secret keeper
Opening Written by Jennifer Kiley
Created 02.27.13
Posted 02.28.13

bully film poster

I have the film Bully and intend to watch once my psychotherapist returns from vacation. Those are her orders. No Hunger Games or Girls With the Dragon Tattoo either. Subject matter too triggering. Here is a video of the trailer to Bully and a film review plus a synopsis from the producers. I will be writing a film review once I have watched this very important film. Originally, b/c of language & subject matter those that really need to see this film were going to be kept from viewing it. If I understand correctly that is no longer the case. Some of the children that are shown in the film ended up becoming so overwhelmed by their being bullied that they committed suicide. Suicide is a strong reaction but it is not usually b/c you want to die but you just want the pain to end. I have those words echoing in my head as a mantra. I have had my own experience with all of these issues as so many of us have. Here is the the trailer to Bully. Following the material representing the film Bully is a video made by a young man who is not gay but takes on the topic of homophobia, bullying & respecting one another. You will be shocked by some of the material he posts from Facebook pages in the comment sections. It is quite horrible that people would hold such violent hatred toward other humans who are “different” then they think they are. But in fact, we are all different & unique. Why bullies cannot see that they would not want to receive the same treatment as they administer to those that they bully. I have been reading the book “Orange Petals in a Storm.” One of the many imaginative & magical elements in the story that absorb you includes the quite intriguing way the young girl and main character finds the resolutions to the many situations she encounters such as that of bullying and abuse. Not to give too much away, those who bully & abuse are often victims themselves. That is not a reason to go on to become a bully yourself. When I hear about those who sexually abuse children speak up & tell that they were sexually abused themselves. NOT AN EXCUSE. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR BULLYING, ABUSE, VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC ABUSE, SEXUAL ABUSE or any form of sexual abuse toward a child or an adult. NO EXCUSE. NO EXCUSE IS ACCEPTABLE. By Jennifer Kiley


Bully Trailer Official 2012 [HD]

Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, Bully is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis. Bully follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. — (C) Weinstein

Film review of BULLY:
Bullied like me
COLIN COVERT
Minnesota Star Tribune
April 13, 2012

Documentary focuses on the torment faced by a handful of young students, including two who took their own lives.

Parents just don’t understand. That’s the message of Lee Hirsch’s powerful documentary “Bully.” The parents of kids who behave thuggishly to their classmates shrug off child-on-child abuse as “kids just being kids.” The families of children on the receiving end of nonstop mistreatment don’t comprehend their suffering. The parents of 17-year-old Tyler Long, allegedly the victim of longtime harassment by his classmates, didn’t realize how he felt until he hanged himself in his bedroom closet.

David and Tina Long have been battling school bullying in Georgia since their son’s 2009 suicide. Their story is one of five told in the film, which Hirsch filmed over the course of a year with no lights, no sound person and only a small video camera. While his film is limited in scope (all his subjects live in fairly rural settings), it reflects a sadly prevalent state of affairs.

From the Longs, the film moves to Alex Libby and his family in Sioux City, Iowa. “I feel kind of nervous about going to school,” says Alex, whose classmates ostracize him. “I like learning, but I have trouble making friends.” He enters seventh grade fearful it will be another chapter in a continuing story of humiliation. “They punch me, strangle me, take things from me, sit on me. Sometimes they push me so hard it makes me want to be the bully,” he says. Alex’s mom brings the problem to the school principal, who — apparently more concerned with saving face than addressing the problem — shrugs off her concerns.

But Hirsch’s film captures the perspective of Alex and other victims: physical abuse, insults and threats, school bus rides that resemble mob scenes from “Lord of the Flies.” It’s painful viewing, but necessary. Catharsis often involves going to dark places.

Related Article: Director’s Bully Pulpit
Director Lee Hirsch’s documentary “Bully” lifts the veil on a seemingly perpetual childhood scourge. Recording the experience of several adolescents with a compact video camera, he provides an authentic glimpse at conditions that some victimized students face daily…


Homophobia Needs To Stop

Published on Feb 24, 2013
A Statement made by the young man who created this video on Homophobia, Bullying & Respect

I’m not gay myself but even so. It’s a shame that things have gotten this bad. I’m sorry the editing isn’t very good, I wanted to get it uploaded asap. Sorry also for the speed of the screen shots, you may have to pause them. It’s a shame that ‘gay’ has now become some kind of derogatory term. It’s bad that in this day and age, people cannot be grown up about sexual orientation. Everyone is equal. It’s those that actually accept that are the winners.


Saxophonist Amy Dickson – Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No 1.

“The sad truth about bigotry is that most bigots either don’t realize that they are bigots, or they convince themselves that their bigotry is perfectly justified.”
― Wayne Gerard Trotman

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
― Michael J. Fox

“Our love of lockstep is our greatest curse, the source of all that bedevils us. It is the source of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, terrorism, bigotry of every variety and hue, because it tells us there is one right way to do things, to look, to behave, to feel, when the only right way is to feel your heart hammering inside you and to listen to what its timpani is saying.” ― Anna Quindlen

“Some people won’t be happy until they’ve pushed you to the ground. What you have to do is have the courage to stand your ground and not give them the time of day. Hold on to your power and never give it away.” ― Donna Schoenrock

“I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole.”
― Morgan Freeman

“No, you don’t know what it’s like
When nothing feels all right
You don’t know what it’s like
To be like me
To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you’re down
To feel like you’ve been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one’s there to save you
No, you don’t know what it’s like
Welcome to my life”
― Simple Plan

“Social conservatives seem to see a bigger threat to marriage from committed gay couples who want in on it than from straight ones who opt out of it.”
― Margaret Talbot

“1. Bullying is not okay. Period.

2. Freedom of religion does not give you the right to physically or verbally assault people.

3. If your sincerely-held religious beliefs require you to bully children, then your beliefs are fucked up.”
― Jim C. Hines

“What would my first sergeant do if he came across me and another girl getting it on? He’d want pictures. He’d want to join in. He’d want me and this other girl to double-team him right then and there. On the other hand, since most heterosexual men are homophobic and sexist, most straight guys figure gay men will treat them the way they themselves treat women- that is, like sex objects. And this freaks them the fuck out.” ― Kayla Williams, Love My Rifle More than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army

“It gets better. It seems hard, you know, I think being different is always gonna be a tough climb. There’s always gonna be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day you give those bullies, those people, that are so ignorant, if you give them the power to affect you, you’re letting them win. And they don’t deserve that. What you’re doing by being yourself is you’re keeping it real, and you’re being really brave.” ― Adam Lambert

“The whole world goes on and on about love. Poets spend their lives writing about it. Everyone thinks it’s the most wonderful thing. But, when you mention two guys in love, they forget all that and freak out.” ― Mark A. Roeder, Outfield Menace

“Could a scar be like the rings of a tree, reopened with each emotional season?”
― Magenta Periwinkle, Cutting Class

“I have almost completed a long novel, but it is unpublishable until my death and England’s.” — E.M. Forster (speaking of Maurice & England at the time.)

“When the Washington Post telephoned me at home on Valentine’s Day 1989 to ask my opinion about the Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwah, I felt at once that here was something that completely committed me. It was, if I can phrase it like this, a matter of everything I hated versus everything I loved. In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying, and intimidation. In the love column: literature, irony, humor, the individual, and the defense of free expression. Plus, of course, friendship—though I like to think that my reaction would have been the same if I hadn’t known Salman at all. To re-state the premise of the argument again: the theocratic head of a foreign despotism offers money in his own name in order to suborn the murder of a civilian citizen of another country, for the offense of writing a work of fiction. No more root-and-branch challenge to the values of the Enlightenment (on the bicentennial of the fall of the Bastille) or to the First Amendment to the Constitution, could be imagined. President George H.W. Bush, when asked to comment, could only say grudgingly that, as far as he could see, no American interests were involved…” ― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

“The concept that really gets the goat of the gay-hater, the idea that really spins their melon and sickens their stomachs is that most terrible and terrifying of all human notions, love. That one can love another of the same gender, that is what the homophobe really cannot stand. Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the world’s full octave. Love as Agape, Eros and Philos; love as infatuation, obsession and lust; love as torture, euphoria, ecstasy and oblivion (this is beginning to read like a Calvin Klein perfume catalogue); love as need, passion and desire.” ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot

“Everyone I say stop bullying it is sad and tears someones heart apart and next thing they do is Suicide because they think that is the right next step! If you are a Person who gets bullied find someone who will stop this! Don’t just kill yourself for the other person to be happy because you are gone! They are just jealous of you and want to start problems and make you a troublemaker! Ignore those mean cruel evil people in you life and spend time with the nice caring sweet loving angels of yours! 😀 Because bullying is a dumb and stupid waste of time! Try to shake it off the mean hurtful stuff and keep on doing the right stuff that is going to help you become a better person and when i say a better person i mean more than a better person! ― Skye Daphne, The Witch who was a princess

“You could move.’ —“Dear Abby” responds to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood.”
― Abigail Van Buren

“….watch me rise like smoke from fire.

Watch me fly above your hate.

Watch me dance upon your meanness
like a ballerina with posture; grace.

Watch me laugh over your hatred;
watch me soar above your sea of grief.

And know that I am out there somewhere…

C R U S H I N G.”
― Coco J. Ginger

“We’re sick of hearing people say, “That band is so gay,” or “Those guys are fags.” Gay is not a synonym for shitty. If you wanna say something’s shitty, say it’s shitty. Stop being such homophobic assholes.”
― Pete Wentz

“You know, when someone hurts my feelings, somehow it does not comfort me to know that it was deliberate… On the other hand, knowing that someone else thinks they are assholes helps a great deal.”
“I think that’s some kind of rule for the universe.”
― John Barnes, Tales of the Madman Underground

“He had put his hand up in class, a declaration of existence, a claim that he knew something. And that was forbidden to him. They could give a number of reasons for why they had to torment him; he was too fat, too ugly, too disgusting. But the real problem was simply that he existed, and every reminder of his existence was a crime.”
― John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In

Advice From A Caterpillar

Advice From A Caterpillar
Created by j. kiley
Post Created By Jennifer Kiley
02.26.13
Posted 02.27.13

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advice from a catepillar by j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013


Philip Glass — Violin Concerto II

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“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“Take care of the sounds and the sense will take care of itself.”
― Lewis Carroll, The Annotated Alice: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass

“I love to talk about nothing it’s the only thing I know anything about.” ― Oscar Wilde

“Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.” ― Lewis Carroll

“Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality…Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense.” ― Gary Zukav

“The Red Queen shook her head. “You may call it ‘nonsense’ if you like,” she said, “but I’ve heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!” ― Lewis Carrol (Alice Through the Looking-Glass)

Oscar’s Naked & the Humourless

Oscar’s Naked & the Humourless
By jk the secret keeper
Started Writing Before Midnight 02.25.13
Inspired by Article & Friend
Posted 02.26.13

My thoughts on the 85th Oscar’s Ceremony
Particularly it’s humour

Before the show, when I found out that Seth McFarlane was going to host, I was very disappointed. What were they thinking choosing Seth as MC. At the time, for some reason I was wrongly under the impression that he produced the Simpsons. I was so tired of that show for so many years. My partner “S” during the show informed me he produced “Family Guy.” So, I was wrong about that one. Duh! Wrong. Actually, knew that fact but somehow had blocked it from my memory. Just never got into the guy.

I complained on and off throughout the day, but then the show started. After a short time into the show I admitted to “S” that I was wrong about him. I thought he did a fantastic job. He was so funny. So he said a few things that made people wince a bit but still funny, though. I told “S”, this evening, a short while ago, that I felt this is the first show of the Oscars that I’ve really gotten into in a long time. Felt that it really popped. His jokes were funny as hell. And it was the Repubs who were all upset that Michelle Obama participated. I thought that was brilliant. I like all the choices of films and want to see them all. Have followed them through trailers and interview shows and reviews. And I really like the directors. Was pissed off Ben Affleck was not nominated, he deserved to be, but his movie, “ARGO” won best picture, so he got his producer Oscar award. He’s back in the game.

Iran is pissed off that Ben’s film Argo won b/c they think it embarrasses them. Well, they still had other hostages for almost a year and held a US election in their hands by being influential in getting Ronald Reagan elected b/c they set it up for Carter to lose by releasing the hostages right after the election.

But I digress…

It was a fantastic ceremony. Everyone was having a great time. The critics be damned. And as far as the “boob” song, I thought it was hysterical. They played it on my favorite lesbian radio on TV morning show that talks about politics with Stephanie Miller. They got into it all about the Oscars and played the “boob” song. I think it should be released as a joke mp3. Come on, people need to get a sense of humour. Seth produces a show called Family Guy where a dog talks and is in love with the mother of the family. Their baby wants to take over the world. Their daughter is brilliant and their son is dumber than a bag of hammers and the father is an idiot that always manages to land on his feet but it is fun, offended everyone, intelligent humour. Did I mention that it is animated? We use to watch but conflict in scheduling.

They knew they were getting someone close to that of those who produce South Park. To be politically incorrect is so underrated. Politically correct has been lost in the US for a long time. Homophobia and Racism and Sexism and all sorts of “isms” are alive and well. I’d rather know the enemy then have them lie to me and get shot while sleeping. It’s a pain but then at least you know what you are up against.

It was a funny Oscar show. Seth wasn’t the only one doing jokes. SO I DO DISAGREE with the CRITICS. I found it totally refreshing and I have been watching since WEST SIDE STORY won for Best Picture. That was 1962. I was a young kid and fell in love with the films. I went to see West Side Story by myself. That surprised me, considering my age and the strictness of my mother. I fell in love with Natalie Wood that day. She was so beautiful. I really thought she was singing her own music. I thought everyone was but most of the leads were done from ghost singers. What an amazing film. I cried so much at the end of that film. To this day, the ending puts a lump in my throat. The song “Somewhere, There’s a Place for Us” became my anthem.


Sissel – Somewhere (There’s A Place For Us) (from West Side Story)
Sissel Kyrkjebø is from Norway — I have never heard anyone sing this song so beautifully. It will give you the chills. It did to me.

At this point, I decided to read the article that set me off to writing this post. My friend left me the link and I couldn’t resist. I had to read the article. With a title like: “Seth MacFarlane and the Oscars’ Hostile, Ugly, Sexist Night” intrigued me. I had been talking to “S” about this dissing Seth MacFarlane just after I got up later in the day. She told me that Seth was getting dissed for his humor. Well, now after reading this article it gives me a focus of what other people are thinking. I, not only read the article but I read a great many of the comments that followed it. Quite a variety of pros & cons to the humour question.

First, I totally disagree with Amy Davidson, the critic/writer of the article as many of those who commented did. She missed the whole point. A quote I left at the end of one of my posts states it well. I will paraphrase. “I think she needs to buy a dictionary and look up the word ‘fun’ for I do not believe she knows what it is.'” Well, I think in this instance Humour is what she does not get. They were jokes. It was weird humour. Yes, there were some wincing moments. There usually are. Everyone has a different sense of humour. That’s what makes us unique. After reading some of his lines out of context they do sound more wincing than funny but anything out of context can cause a totally different reaction than when mixed among the better or funnier lines in his monologue.

An example of a joke that causes a wince was the Rihanna comment in relation to the film Django Unchained being a date film for her and Chris Brown. It was a joke, not a statement or being insensitive to domestic violence. When you do comedy there are very few things that are sacred. Next part of routine is silly and it doesn’t mean you hate women b/c you do a stupid song about “boobs.” I liked that someone commented on the article that they should have then turned around and sang a song “I/We saw your junk”…Now that would have been funny too.


We Saw You Junk (Oscar Parody)
Well,it looks like someone decided to do just that. In this funny parody.

Poor Michael Fassbender had to put up with that at last years Oscars. He lets it all hang out in the film “Shame” — which is a brilliant film about sex addiction. He was fabulous in the part. Highly, recommend it. He is one of my favorite actors today. He played Carl Jung in the film “A Dangerous Method” about the relationship with Freud and discovering “the talking cure”… Kiera Knightly played his patient and did become a great psychiatrist but being Jewish ended up dying in the camps. Not part of the film. I would recommend following his career.


Shame — Official Trailer 2012 HD — Michael Fassbender

Anyway, I do not agree with Amy Davidson at all about her judgement or evaluation of the show. It is low brow humour but did not interfere with the rest of the show. I didn’t pay much attention to the closing song & I did catch the comment about the youngest female nominee, Ms Wallis. She is 9 years old. It was in bad taste. But I feel the young Ms Wallis is beyond Seth’s joke and is so centered that her focus was in having a great experience. She was at the Oscars. I feel she is going to go far as an actor and has the confidence and intensity to really wow people. The comments that he was disrespectful not only of women but those that have accents that are difficult if not impossible to understand. He included women and a man in this group. This was followed by introducing Selma Hayek. Accents do not just apply to any particular dialect. It is ridiculous to assume otherwise. Once again humour. How many times on the TV show Modern Family does Sofia Vergara get called on her enunciation of English words. Well, if a person, for example, from the Southern US went to, let’s say Paris, and he tried to speak French to a native of that country who does not understand any English. You do not think that the person from the South would sound unusual to a Parisian.

It is time to get a sense of humour. It is fun to laugh. I thoroughly enjoyed the Oscars. I loved the “I see your boobs” song. It cracked me up. I would love to hear Kate Winslet’s reaction to it. She was the punchline of the joke. Next year, during the opening, the writers should come up with a comparable song for the men, for real, “I see your junk.” I would laugh like hell. Also, I am a lesbian, but I think it would be only fair if men showed just as much skin as women do in any film they are both in. Being naked, if there is a reason for it, is very beautiful. Check out how Sara Polley does it in the film “Take This Waltz”… She has a totally natural scene in the women’s showers at the recreation center where all the women are naked and in all shapes and sizes. No one is self-conscious, they interact with great dialogue and it works beautifully. That is the way it is meant to be in art. All the artist/painters of the past painted the naked body so they could learn how to do shadows and shapes and the human body is one of the most beautiful creations. We should not feel shamed by it being naked. And if someone wants to have fun with our shame and use humour then go for it. I am there with you.

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One last thing, when I was in my early 20s, I went to an all lesbian musical weekend. I played soccer games, went swimming in the pool, played my guitar, sang my music & massaged some very lovely ladies who were fellow musicians. The best part of the weekend was that a great many of us were walking around or hanging around or swimming naked or half naked. No buttons buttoned up. Just beautiful bodies and beautiful “breasts” or “boobs” if you will have it. It was so freeing.

All over the world there are beaches and naturalist spaces where the body is free to be. There is nothing wrong with nakedness. I can’t wait to get out of my clothes after being out of the house for the day. Or when I get up in the morning, off with the cloths right there in the living room. So when I write on Skype I do not do video, I really mean it when I say you might just find me naked. If it’s cold, well, I am not stupid. Then I am three layers on top and sweats and hospital booties on the lower half and my hoodie is up over my ski cap. There’s naked and there’s stupid. But seriously, lighten up. Get naked sometimes. It just feels so damn good. AND HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR. IT REALLY IS FUN TO LAUGH AND IT IS FUN TO LAUGH AT OURSELVES. So bring on the song: “I saw your boobs.” Namaste jk the secret keeper


Ellen’s Oscar® monologue 2007


Whoopi Goldberg’s opening monologue at the 71st Academy Awards®


Hugh Jackman 81th Academy Awards 2009


Meryl Streep A Tribute to 17 Oscar Nominations


Zero Dark Thirty final Trailer Soundtrack / Scala & Kolacny brothers – Nothing else matters
Quite moving video. No words are spoken only music & singing
I do not understand why this song was not nominated for best song.

“Shall I desire to see her naked?
Like a naked tree.”
― Santosh Kalwar, An Aphrodisiac

“Freedom is to stand naked at the moment, having no expectations, nothing to lose or to gain. The empty then is fulfilled, just to be emptied again at the next moment. The Absolute Freedom is, to become every path, at any given moment.”
― Grigoris Deoudis

“The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” ― Albert Einstein

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
― Terry Pratchett, Diggers

“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” ― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they’re ok, then it’s you.” ― Rita Mae Brown

“Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer?”
― Marilyn Monroe

“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.” ― Oscar Levant

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” ― Mark Twain

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” ― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Referred To Article in New Yorker:
Seth MacFarlane and the Oscars’ Hostile, Ugly, Sexist Night
http://www.newyorker.com
Watching the Oscars last night meant sitting through a series of crudely sexist antics led by a scrubby, self-pleased Seth MacFarlane. That would be tedious enough. But the evening’s misogyny involved a specific hostility to women in the workplace…

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Oscar Awarded To:

WINNERS of the 85th Academy Awards

♥♥♥ jk THINKS WILL WIN

��� SM THINKS WILL WIN

♣♣♣ jk WANTS TO WIN

♫♫♫ SM WANTS TO WIN

😎 😎 😎 WINNER

Best Picture
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♥♥♥ “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers


Argo Film Trailer —Winner Best Picture 2013

Best Adapted Screenplay
😎 😎 😎 “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio

Film Editing
😎 😎 😎 “Argo” William Goldenberg

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Best Director
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Life of Pi” Ang Lee

Cinematography
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda

Best Original Score
😎 😎 😎 ♥♥♥ “Life of Pi” Mychael Danna

Achievement in visual effects
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Life of Pi”
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

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Best Actor
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”

Production Design
😎 😎 😎 “Lincoln”
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

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Best Supporting Actor
😎 😎 😎 Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

Best Original Screenplay
😎 😎 😎 “Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino

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Best Actress
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”

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Best Supporting Actress
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”

Makeup
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables”
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Sound Mixing
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables”
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

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Best Foreign Language Film
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ “Amour” Austria

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Best Original Song
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth


Adele — Skyfall — James Bond 007

Sound Editing (2 winners)
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♥♥♥ “Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson

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The youngest actor, Quvenzhané Wallis, ever nominated for Best Actress. Here is the poster of the ninth and last of the Best Picture Nominees. They should be added to everyone’s film lists of films to see. Brilliant selection. Brilliant Awards Ceremony. Here she is on the Ellen show. She is so cool.


Quvenzhané Wallis interviewed on the Ellen Show

Best Animated Feature
😎 😎 😎 ��� “Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Costume Design
😎 😎 😎 “Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran

Best Documentary Feature
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Searching for Sugar Man”

Best Documentary (Short Subject)
😎 😎 😎 “Inocente”
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Best Animated Short Film
😎 😎 😎 ��� “Paperman” John Kahrs

Best Live Action Short Film
😎 😎 😎 “Curfew” Shawn Christensen


♥ ♫ ♪ Gary Wright: Dream Weaver, Album/Studio Version HQ ♥ ♫ ♪

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” ― Ingrid Bergman

“Every scene should be able to answer three questions: “Who wants what from whom? What happens if they don’t get it? Why now?” —David Mamet

“A good movie can take you out of your dull funk and the hopelessness that so often goes with slipping into a theatre; a good movie can make you feel alive again, in contact, not just lost in another city. Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again. If somewhere in the Hollywood-entertainment world someone has managed to break through with something that speaks to you, then it isn’t all corruption. The movie doesn’t have to be great; it can be stupid and empty and you can still have the joy of a good performance, or the joy in just a good line. An actor’s scowl, a small subversive gesture, a dirty remark that someone tosses off with a mock-innocent face, and the world makes a little bit of sense. Sitting there alone or painfully alone because those with you do not react as you do, you know there must be others perhaps in this very theatre or in this city, surely in other theatres in other cities, now, in the past or future, who react as you do. And because movies are the most total and encompassing art form we have, these reactions can seem the most personal and, maybe the most important, imaginable. The romance of movies is not just in those stories and those people on the screen but in the adolescent dream of meeting others who feel as you do about what you’ve seen. You do meet them, of course, and you know each other at once because you talk less about good movies than about what you love in bad movies.” ― Pauline Kael, For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies

“I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much; my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold onto it. And then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude—for every single moment of my stupid, little life. You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure; but don’t worry….you will someday.” ― Alan Ball, American Beauty: The Shooting Script

“In a way, what Tarantino has done with the French New Wave and with David Lynch is what Pat Boone did with rhythm and blues: He’s found (ingeniously) a way to take what is ragged and distinctive and menacing about their work and homogenize it, churn it until it’s smooth and cool and hygienic enough for mass consumption. Reservoir Dogs, for example, with its comically banal lunch chatter, creepily otiose code names, and intrusive soundtrack of campy pop from decades past, is a Lynch movie made commercial, i.e., fast, linear, and with what was idiosyncratically surreal now made fashionably (i.e., “hiply”) surreal […] D. Lynch is an exponentially better filmmaker than Q. Tarantino. For, unlike Tarantino, D. Lynch knows that an act of violence in an American film has, through repetition and desensitization, lost the ability to refer to anything but itself. A better way to put what I just tried to say: Quentin Tarantino is interested in watching somebody’s ear getting cut off; David Lynch is interested in the ear.” ― David Foster Wallace

“A director makes only one movie in his life. Then he breaks it up and makes it again.” ― Jean Renoir

“I want to thank anyone who spends a part of their day creating, I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music – anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us – I think this world would be unlivable without art and I thank you.” ― Steven Soderbergher

“I don’t like the idea of “understanding” a film. I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it.”
― Federico Fellini

Haiku “Tears”

Haiku “Tears”
Haiku/Mondo by Jennifer Kiley
Japanese Poetry
©transgraphics by j. kiley
Created & Posted 02.24.13

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hands reaching out into rain

prism of poetry

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A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square
Just For the Humour. 😎


Philip Glass — Opening (Glassworks)

“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

“Tears are words that need to be written.” ― Paulo Coelho

“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” ― Brian Jacques, Taggerung

“SADNESS OF THE INTELLECT: Sadness of being misunderstood; Humor sadness; Sadness of love without release; Sadness of being smart; Sadness of not knowing enough words to express what you mean; Sadness of having options; Sadness of wanting sadness; Sadness of confusion; Sadness of domesticated birds, Sadness of finishing a book; Sadness of remembering; Sadness of forgetting; Anxiety sadness…” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

“Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.” ― Gustave Flaubert

“I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of the throat and I’d cry for a week.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing.” ― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

“It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot

“It’s not that we have to quit
this life one day, but it’s how
many things we have to quit
all at once: music, laughter,
the physics of falling leaves,
automobiles, holding hands,
the scent of rain, the concept
of subway trains… if only one
could leave this life slowly!”
― Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” ― Seán O’Casey

“Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.” ― William Hazlitt

And the Winner Is ?

And the WINNER is ?
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Posted 02.24.13
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And the Oscar Goes To ?

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

♥♥♥ jk THINKS WILL WIN

��� SM THINKS WILL WIN

♣♣♣ jk WANTS TO WIN

♫♫♫ SM WANTS TO WIN

😎 😎 😎 WINNER

Best Picture
“Amour” Nominees to be determined
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♥♥♥ “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
“Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
♣♣♣ “Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
♫♫♫ “Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
“Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Best Director
“Amour” Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Life of Pi” Ang Lee
��� ♥♥♥ “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
♣♣♣ “Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

Best Actor
♣♣♣ Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
♥♥♥ Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
Denzel Washington in “Flight”

Best Supporting Actor
♥♥♥ Alan Arkin in “Argo”
��� ♣♣♣ Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
♫♫♫ Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
😎 😎 😎 Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

Best Actress
♥♥♥ Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams in “The Master”
Sally Field in “Lincoln”
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Animated Feature
😎 😎 😎 ��� “Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
“Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ “ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
♣♣♣ “Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore

Cinematography
“Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
“Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
��� “Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
♥♥♥ “Skyfall” Roger Deakins

Best Adapted Screenplay
😎 😎 😎 “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee
��� “Lincoln” Screenplay by Tony Kushner
♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell

Best Original Screenplay
��� ♫♫♫ “Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
😎 😎 😎 “Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino
“Flight” Written by John Gatins
♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
“Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal

Costume Design
😎 😎 😎 “Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
��� ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
♫♫♫ “Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
“Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood

Best Documentary Feature
“5 Broken Cameras”
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
♥♥♥ “The Gatekeepers”
Nominees to be determined
“How to Survive a Plague”
Nominees to be determined
��� ♣♣♣ “The Invisible War”
Nominees to be determined
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Searching for Sugar Man”
Nominees to be determined

Best Documentary (Short Subject)
😎 😎 😎 “Inocente”
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
��� ♫♫♫ “Kings Point”
Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
♥♥♥ “Mondays at Racine”
Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
♣♣♣ “Open Heart”
Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
“Redemption”
Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Film Editing
😎 😎 😎 “Argo” William Goldenberg
��� ♥♥♥ “Life of Pi” Tim Squyres
“Lincoln” Michael Kahn
♣♣♣ “Silver Linings Playbook” Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
♫♫♫ “Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best Foreign Language Film
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ “Amour” Austria
♣♣♣ “Kon-Tiki” Norway
“No” Chile
“A Royal Affair” Denmark
“War Witch” Canada

Makeup
��� ♥♥♥ “Hitchcock”
Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables”
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Best Original Score
“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
😎 😎 😎 ♥♥♥ “Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
��� ♫♫♫ “Lincoln” John Williams
♣♣♣ “Skyfall” Thomas Newman

Best Original Song
“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
♣♣♣ “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Production Design
��� “Anna Karenina”
Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
♥♥♥ “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables”
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
“Life of Pi”
Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
😎 😎 😎 “Lincoln”
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best Animated Short Film
“Adam and Dog” Minkyu Lee
♫♫♫ “Fresh Guacamole” PES
♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Head over Heels” Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
“Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”” David Silverman
😎 😎 😎 ��� “Paperman” John Kahrs

Best Live Action Short Film
“Asad” Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
“Buzkashi Boys” Sam French and Ariel Nasr
😎 😎 😎 “Curfew” Shawn Christensen
��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)” Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
“Henry” Yan England

Sound Editing (2 winners)
“Argo” Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
“Django Unchained” Wylie Stateman
♣♣♣ “Life of Pi” Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♥♥♥ “Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing
��� “Argo”
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables”
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
“Life of Pi”
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
“Lincoln”
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
“Skyfall”
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in visual effects
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Life of Pi”
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
“Marvel’s The Avengers”
Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
“Prometheus”
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
“Snow White and the Huntsman”
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Janis Joplin & the Eclectic

Janis Joplin & the Eclectic
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¡Es Divertido!
Posted 02.23.13

janis joplin

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A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square
Just For the Humour. 😉

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Janis Joplin on the Dick Cavett Show 1970


Janis Joplin Interview with Dick Cavett