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October 16, 2017

Camille Paglia: Art and Spirituality (Chicago Humanities Festival - 2012)

Posted by the Flea at 01:05 PM

Zolita - Fight Like a Girl

Posted by the Flea at 01:04 PM

October 14, 2017

John Dee: Scholar Courtier Magician

"I was lucky enough to be shown around the Royal College of Physicians' John Dee exhibit in mid-January 2016."

Posted by the Flea at 04:37 PM

The Sisters Of Mercy - Dominion

Posted by the Flea at 04:34 PM

October 13, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 - Black Out 2022

Posted by the Flea at 07:17 AM

a-ha - Take On Me (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske 2017)

Posted by the Flea at 07:15 AM

October 12, 2017

Millionaire Basement Wars (2015)

Posted by the Flea at 07:28 AM

The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM

October 11, 2017

Star Trek Continues E03 "Fairest of Them All"

"In the Mirror Universe, Spock faces a choice that determines the future of the Terran Empire."

Posted by the Flea at 08:07 AM

Perfume Genius - Wreath

Posted by the Flea at 08:05 AM

October 10, 2017

The Owl Service, Ep. 1 (December 21, 1969)

"The Owl Service is an eight-part television series based on the fantasy novel of the same name by Alan Garner. Produced in 1969 and televised over the winter of 1969–1970, the series was remarkably bold in terms of production. It was the first fully scripted colour production by Granada Television and was filmed almost entirely on location at a time when almost all TV drama was studio-bound. It used editing techniques such as jump cuts to create a sense of disorientation and also to suggest that two time periods overlapped. For the series, the book was adapted in seven scripts (later stretched to eight) by Garner and was produced and directed by Peter Plummer. The direction was quite radical and seemed to be influenced by the avant-garde, a noted contrast to what might be expected of a children's serial."

Posted by the Flea at 03:28 AM

Alexey Voytenko - The music of Erich Zann

Posted by the Flea at 03:24 AM

October 09, 2017

Ace Of Wands - The Meddlers, Part 1 (1970)

"Ace of Wands is a fantasy-based British children's television show broadcast on ITV between 1970 and 1972, created by Trevor Preston and Pamela Lonsdale and produced by Thames Television. The title, taken from the name of a tarot card, describes the principal character, called "Tarot" (played by Michael MacKenzie), who combined stage magic with supernatural powers. Tarot has a pet Owl named Ozymandias, played by Fred Owl. The series was later replaced by The Tomorrow People in 1973."

Posted by the Flea at 04:34 AM

Mozart/Metallica - Symphony No. 40 - Enter Sandman

Posted by the Flea at 04:32 AM

October 08, 2017

Wil Self - The Sexiness of Bikes and Much Else Besides (September 8, 2011)

Posted by the Flea at 05:18 AM

The Cure - A Forest (December 1979)

Posted by the Flea at 05:14 AM

October 07, 2017

The Barbican: A Middle Class Council Estate

"The Barbican is one of the most remarkable housing estates in the world. Designed in the mid 20th century by British firm, Chamberlin, Powell and Bon and commissioned by the local authority, it is a unique chapter in the story of state-led architecture with much to teach us today."

Residents: Inside the iconic Barbican Estate.

Posted by the Flea at 11:04 AM

Sculpting Freddie Mercury

Posted by the Flea at 11:03 AM

P!nk - What About Us

Posted by the Flea at 11:02 AM

October 06, 2017

Night Mail (1936)

"Night Mail is a 1936 documentary film about a London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) mail train from London to Scotland, produced by the GPO Film Unit. The film ends with a 'verse commentary' by W. H. Auden, written for existing footage. Benjamin Britten scored the film. The film was directed by Harry Watt and Basil Wright, and narrated by John Grierson and Stuart Legg. The Brazilian filmmaker Alberto Cavalcanti was sound director. The locomotive featured in the film was Royal Scot 6115 Scots Guardsman, built in 1927. The film has become a classic of its own kind, much imitated by adverts and modern film shorts. Night Mail is widely considered a masterpiece of the British Documentary Film Movement."

Posted by the Flea at 08:14 AM

Night Mail (1936)

"In the documentary 'Night Mail' (1936), John Grierson narrates the opening scene with WH Auden's poem of the same name, 'Night Mail.' Auden wrote the poem specifically for the film."

This is the Night Mail crossing the border / Bringing the cheque and the postal order...

Posted by the Flea at 08:11 AM

October 05, 2017

Adam Curtis - Inside Story: The Road to Terror (1989)

"In The Road to Terror, revolutionaries tell how their dream descended into a nightmare of terror and execution. They speak as exiles in Paris, a city that is preparing to celebrate the glories of the first mass revolution of 1978. Behind its strange images, the struggle for power in the Iranian revolution has followed a pattern uncannily similar to many of the great revolutions of the past: just as 200 years ago in France, the Iranian revolution has gone down the old road from liberation to repression, the road to terror."

Posted by the Flea at 04:17 AM

Lene Lovich - New Toy

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October 04, 2017

Bear Island (1979)

"Bear Island is a 1979 Anglo-Canadian thriller film loosely based on the novel Bear Island by Alistair MacLean. It was directed by Don Sharp and starred Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee and Lloyd Bridges.

"A UN expedition of scientists from different countries come to barren arctic Bear Island, between Svalbard and northern Norway, to study climate change. However, several of them turn out to be more interested in the fact that (according to the film) there was a German U-boat base on the island during the Second World War. American scientist Frank Lansing (Donald Sutherland) has come because his father was a U-boat commander who died there, and as accidents start to decimate the expedition he begins to realise that some of his colleagues are after a shipment of gold aboard the U-boat that his father commanded."

Posted by the Flea at 07:07 AM

White Moth Black Butterfly - Evelyn

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October 03, 2017

Between 1910 and 1930, a series of 2500 ‘special photographs’ were taken by the New South Wales Police Department

"These ‘special photographs’ were mostly taken in the cells at the Central Police Station in Sydney and are of men and women recently plucked from the street, often still animated by the dramas surrounding their ‘apprehension’. Compared with the subjects of prison mug shots, the subjects of the special photographs seem to have been allowed – perhaps invited – to position and compose themselves for the camera as they liked. Their photographic identity thus seems constructed out of a potent alchemy of inborn disposition, personal history, learned habits and idiosyncrasies, chosen personal style (haircut, clothing, accessories) and physical characteristics."

Posted by the Flea at 10:29 AM

She Past Away - Katarsis

Posted by the Flea at 10:27 AM

October 01, 2017

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

James Purefoy and Jessica Raine in a radio adaption of the novel by Philip K. Dick, originally performed for BBC4.

In post-war 1992 androids are becoming indistinguishable from human beings, even in their capacity to love, and bounty hunter Rick Deckard is tasked with locating and retiring a rogue group of escaped androids who have fled a life of slavery and returned to Earth.
Posted by the Flea at 09:28 AM

Liima - 1982

Posted by the Flea at 09:24 AM