Notes from the Underground: Inside the Strange World of Russian Hermits —> voc.tv/1cVi05Z
It wasn’t exactly a trip to Walden Pond, but three years ago, photographer Danila Tkachenko left the modern world to explore the hinterlands in Russia and Ukraine. His goal: to document the solitary lives of people who have left society behind. His work resulted in a moving collection of portraits, which earned him first prize in the prestigious 2014 World Press Photo contest. I spoke with Tkachenko about what drives people to leave the world and his own quest for solitude.
I feel sad when I think about how un-excited I am for Jurassic World when I should be super excited. I feel that we all expected original cast members. The cast he has so far and the type of director he is, makes me think the film is going to be too comedic. I don’t want to jump to conclusions but isn’t getting people pumped and excited for a movie part of making one (you know, mula $$ cha ching)? Or am I the only one that feels this way? Send us your thoughts and/or questions here.
I think if a reboot of this kind of movie is to be successful (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), rather than forgettable (Robocop, Total Recall), I think the original’s tone is the main attribute that should be carried over, rather than any attempts to easy referential nostalgia and pandering. I would hope a reboot would do things quite differently to the original, whilst also staying aesthetically reminiscent. I think the ROTPOTA comparison to JW is a fair one as both are not just reboots, but also round about prequels/sequels.
The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was.
Albert Weisgerber, from Kinder und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales), after the Grimm brothers, Vienna, 191?
(Insightful and relevant, although not about the same edition: an article by Holly Hunt for the California Literary Review.)
doyle + being remembered
Doyle? Well, he drank too much and his taste in clothing was like a Greek tragedy…And he could be really sweet sometimes.
You have no idea (don’t get me wrong, I still thought the episode was great) how much I was hoping for a Doyle cameo/ return.