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Sur Generis

famous human beings in the world history, art, science, music,etc.; unique personalities, genii, extraordinaries, people with special talents, skills, charisma , passions, temperaments, identity ,originality, style, eccentricity, magnetism, charm, spirit. Sui Generis is a Latin term, meaning "of its own kind", i.e. unique and individual, in its own class.
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Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark, OM, CH, KCB, FBA (13 July 1903 – 21 May 1983) was a British author, museum director, broadcaster, and one of the best-known art historians and aestheticians of his generation, writing a series of books that appealed to a wide public while remaining a serious scholar. In 1969, he achieved international fame as the writer, producer and presenter of the BBC Television series, Civilisation, which pioneered television documentary series combining expert personalized narration with lavish photography on location. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (25/27 February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist. Steiner gained initial recognition as a literary critic and cultural philosopher. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he founded a spiritual movement, anthroposophy, as an esoteric philosophy with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini (8 May 1906 – 3 June 1977) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Rossellini was one of the prominent directors of the Italian neorealist cinema. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Akira KUROSAWA :: “Man is a genius when he is dreaming.” [filmography, bibliography, Donald Richie's 1975 article] - http://www.filmreference.com/Directo...
Akira KUROSAWA :: “Man is a genius when he is dreaming.” [filmography, bibliography, Donald Richie's 1975 article]
That quote is attributed to Kurosawa; source: http://www.criterion.com/current... - Adriano from Bookmarklet
The great Genius of the Cinema - Художник Сергей Парфенюк
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George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (Armenian: Գեորգի Իվանովիչ Գյուրջիև, (Georgian: გიორგი გურჯიევი, Greek: Γεώργιος Γεωργιάδης, Russian: Гео́ргий Ива́нович Гюрджи́ев, January 14, 1866? – October 29, 1949) was an influential spiritual teacher of the early twentieth century. He called his discipline "The Work" (connoting "work on oneself") according to Gurdjieff's principles and instructions, or (originally) the "Fourth Way." At one point he described his teaching as "esoteric Christianity." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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"Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers ." "All entities move and nothing remains still". "Everything changes and nothing remains still... and... you cannot step twice into the same stream"."We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not." - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Hypatia (b. ca. AD 350–370, d. March 415) (play /haɪˈpeɪʃə/ hy-pay-shə; Greek: Ὑπατία Hypatía) was a Greek scholar from Alexandria, Egypt, who is considered the first notable female mathematician; she also taught philosophy and astronomy. As a Neoplatonist philosopher, she belonged to the mathematic tradition of the Academy of Athens, as represented by Eudoxus of Cnidus; she was of the intellectual school of the 3rd century thinker Plotinus, which encouraged logic and mathematical study in place of empirical enquiry. Hypatia lived in Roman Egypt, and was assassinated by a Christian mob who accused her of causing religious turmoil. Kathleen Wilder proposes that the murder of Hypatia marked the end of Classical antiquity, while Maria Dzielska and Christian Wildberg note that Hellenistic philosophy continued to flourish in the 5th and 6th centuries, and perhaps until the age of Justinian. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
Hypatia was believed to be the cause of strained relations between Orestes, the Imperial Roman Prefect, and the Patriarch Cyril, thus she attracted the hatred of the Christians of Alexandria, who wanted the politician and the priest to reconcile. One day, in March AD 415, during Lent, a Christian mob of Nitrian monks led by "Peter the Reader," waylaid Hypatia's chariot as she travelled... more... - Ksana
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David Naylor :: The Art of Stanley KUBRICK . [14-min video] - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
David Naylor :: The Art of Stanley KUBRICK . [14-min video]
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insightful regarding the influence of his first career as photographer on his films. \\ see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... for filmography and details. - Adriano from Bookmarklet
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Giovanni BELLINI :: St. Francis in the Desert (1480) . [Frick Collection, "the most profound and spiritual picture ever painted in the Renaissance"] - http://online.wsj.com/article...
Giovanni BELLINI :: St. Francis in the Desert (1480) . [Frick Collection, "the most profound and spiritual picture ever painted in the Renaissance"]
"In 1224 during a solitary retreat, St. Francis is believed to have been the first person to receive the stigmata, or the imprint of the five primary wounds of Christ's crucifixion. Bellini does not highlight the stigmatization -- he depicts St. Francis by himself, the primary allusion to the painting's subject being his upward gaze and outward-facing palms. The picture's elastic space pulls faraway objects forward and rises vertically as much as it recedes, creating the sense of transformation and an ever-opening world. Bellini conveys the sense that we are experiencing a vision ourselves... hit by the wave-like force of the painting's otherworldly light. And like a lightning rod he absorbs and disseminates it into the landscape. Bellini's picture is an empathetic, physical manifestation of the mystical." Zoomable image at Frick: http://collections.frick.org/Obj360$... - Adriano from Bookmarklet
even better, see it up close through Google's Art Project http://www.googleartproject.com/museums... -- then "walk-through" the museum galleries as in streetview maps! See http://m.friendfeed-media.com/8412886... for a detail image which is digitally enhanced to bring out that forementioned "otherworldly light." - Adriano
It is wonderful to "walk through" the picture. :-) - Maitani
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Baudelaire :: photographié par Carjat (1862) et Nadar (1854) - http://passouline.blog.lemonde.fr/2011...
Baudelaire :: photographié par Carjat (1862) et Nadar (1854)
Baudelaire :: photographié par Carjat (1862) et Nadar (1854)
wondering if there is a backstory on the similarity of the angular tilt of the head... was there a cultural code behind the pose? Other writers of that period usually are depicted facially upright, body facing southwest. \\ « un exceptionnel moment d’inventivité littéraire où, de façon anarchique, brouillonne et contestataire, la poésie s’est nourrie de l’écume du quotidien » - Adriano
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Peter Abelard (Latin: Petrus Abaelardus or Abailard; French: Pierre Abélard) (1079 – April 21, 1142) was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. The story of his affair with and love for Héloïse has become legendary. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary describes him as "the keenest thinker and boldest theologian of the 12th Century".[1] - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Henry Canova Vollam ("H. V.") Morton (26 July 1892–18 June 1979) was a journalist and pioneering travel writer from Lancashire, England, best known for his prolific and popular books on Britain and the Holy Land. He first achieved fame in 1923 when, while working for the Daily Express, he scooped the official Times correspondent during the coverage of the opening of the Tomb of Tutankhamon in Egypt. Some called him "Flowery" many called him the best travel writer ever. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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Giorgio Vasari (30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574) was an Italian painter, writer, historian and architect, who is today famous for his biographies of Italian artists, considered the ideological foundation of art-historical writing.As the first Italian art historian, he initiated the genre of an encyclopedia of artistic biographies that continues today. Vasari coined the term "Renaissance" (rinascita) in print, though an awareness of the ongoing "rebirth" in the arts had been in the air from the time of Alberti. Vasari's Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori (Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects) — dedicated to Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici — was first published in 1550. It included a valuable treatise on the technical methods employed in the arts. It was partly rewritten and enlarged in 1568, with the addition of woodcut portraits of artists (some conjectural). - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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HITCHCOCK by François Truffaut :: Audio resurfaces ! [download 1962 interviews] - http://www.rowthree.com/2011...
HITCHCOCK by François Truffaut :: Audio resurfaces ! [download 1962 interviews]
"Legendary series of interviews took place between the two in 1962. Truffaut sat down with the master and conducted half-hour interview sessions that covered nearly the entirety of his films and his filmmaking strategies. Helen Scott of New York’s French Film Office acted as a translator between the two, as Truffaut’s English skills were limited. The result of those interview sessions was the book simply titled Hitchcock, with Truffaut credited as its author. It has been available since 1967 and revised to include Hitchcock’s later films following the interviews, but the audio recordings themselves have been less accessible to current film buffs – until recently." MP3s zipped: http://hitchcock.dreamhosters.com/hitch... [25 x 6.2M=154M at 4.2 mins/M, so total of 650 mins= 11 hours recorded] - Adriano from Bookmarklet
The insightful questions from Truffaut (very knowledgeable and curious about Hitchcock's work) truly makes this a definitive historical treasure for film studies. If you wish to listen online (without downloading the entire zip file), hear segments of the interview: http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki... Portions of the book are... more... - Adriano
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Lord Byron obtained a reputation as being extravagant, melancholic, courageous,unconventional, eccentric, flamboyant and controversial. He was independent and given to extremes of temper; on at least one trip, his traveling companions were so puzzled by his mood swings they thought he was mentally ill. He enjoyed adventure, especially relating to the sea. He believed his depression was inherited, and he wrote in 1821, "I am not sure that long life is desirable for one of my temper & constitutional depression of Spirits." Byron was noted even during his time for the extreme loyalty he inspired in his friends. Hobhouse said, "No man lived who had such devoted friends." - Ksana
BBC film "Byron" (2005) with Jonny Lee miller as Byronhttp://www.amazon.com/Byron-J... - Ksana
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Yasujiro OZU :: Centenary review of his films (2003) - http://www.midnighteye.com/feature...
Yasujiro OZU :: Centenary review of his films (2003)
"Ozu's films are almost always referred to in terms of their style, rather than their content. This is perhaps unsurprising, not only given that this style, with the action unfolding in a series of flattened tableaux shot from a low angle, is so unique, but also that Ozu himself increasingly refused to dramatise his stories, opting to instead to portray the minutiae of everyday life with the emphasis on character and nuance. Key dramatic incidents were often leapfrogged over, in adherence to the modernist principle that audiences were already familiar with them, and that in themselves they added little to the story. Such an approach runs counter to the classic linear narrative model popularised by Hollywood." - Adriano from Bookmarklet
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Fyodor DOSTOEVSKY :: on the Ineffable . [image: his death mask, 1881] - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
Fyodor DOSTOEVSKY :: on the Ineffable . [image: his death mask, 1881]
"There is something at the bottom of every new human thought, every thought of genius, or even every earnest thought that springs up in any brain, which can never be communicated to others, even if one were to write volumes about it and were explaining one’s idea for thirty-five years; there’s something left which cannot be induced to emerge from your brain, and remains with you forever; and with it you will die, without communicating to anyone perhaps the most important of your ideas." -- from _The Idiot_ (1869) - Adriano from Bookmarklet
selected soundtrack commentary: http://ff.im/j9B4a -- and flashback: there's a scene in a film where the main character whispers his inner secrets into a hole in a tree... and then covers it with twigs and mud. - Adriano
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HENRI ALEKAN - one of the most accomplished filmmakers of the 20th century - http://www.cinematographers.nl/GreatDo...
HENRI ALEKAN - one of the most accomplished filmmakers of the 20th century
HENRI ALEKAN - one of the most accomplished filmmakers of the 20th century
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Jean-Leon Gerome (May 11, 1824 - January 10, 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. - Ksana from Bookmarklet
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