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Cinema. Music Theory. Cinematic music theory.

Capitalism is created through racism, exclusion and genocide. If Europe hadn’t conquered, colonized, Africa and the Americas, it wouldn’t have had the means of payment and the raw materials to make the Industrial Revolution. If they hadn’t perpetrated the African genocide, they wouldn’t have developed the insurance industry, and other things which promoted the first accumulation of capital in the UK. In consequence [capitalism] is the son of genocide, without any doubt.

—Dr. Raúl Zaffaroni - Argentine Supreme Court Judge  (via marxist-gallifreyan)

(Source: lobisfemme, via zahgurim)

direwolfrising:

coffee shop productivity: the upbeat edition

You’ve begun to regain your energy and have fallen into a steady pace of productivity. Chatter from the background, coffee on the table, papers here and there while the laptop’s alive with the work that you’re definitely going to get done. (listen)

(Source: creganstark, via saffrondawn)

"Blue Ruin:" A Subversive Hitchcockian Thriller

brandonhowardreviews:

Jeremy Saulnier put his economic life on the line to make “Blue Ruin,” a cinematic subversion of both the revenge thriller and the masculine hero. Partly funded from Kickstarter and the support of family and friends, Saulnier’s passion bleeds through every inch of the film throughout the gripping…

(via 8bitbuddies)

"Blue Ruin:" A Subversive Hitchcockian Thriller

brandonhowardreviews:

Jeremy Saulnier put his economic life on the line to make “Blue Ruin,” a cinematic subversion of both the revenge thriller and the masculine hero. Partly funded from Kickstarter and the support of family and friends, Saulnier’s passion bleeds through every inch of the film throughout the gripping…

mansplainedmarxist:

When I realize I have yet to earn more than 1/2 the median income in any US state ever in my life

mansplainedmarxist:

When I realize I have yet to earn more than 1/2 the median income in any US state ever in my life

sociology-of-space:

Crazy Contortionist Street Art: Bodies in Urban Spaces

'How would you react if you were walking down a crowded city street and 20 people suddenly ran past you and crammed their bodies into the tiny space between two buildings? What if you happened to look up and see someone hanging from a street light, wedged into a window frame, or squeezed into the space between a tree and a building? It’s those reactions that spur Willi Dorner to create his intriguing, though temporary, living sculptures.

The Vienna-based Compagnie Willie Dorner was formed in 1999. Dorner strives to do more than simply entertain: he wants to create an experience for the audience. He wants to inspire viewers to change their perspective and see things in a slightly different way. Seeing a group of people in a place where people usually do not go and in a configuration that’s never been seen forces the mind to open to new possibilities. It inspires the viewer to see these overlooked spaces as a living part of the cityscape, and to reconsider which behaviors they deem appropriate for public places…’

http://weburbanist.com/2009/09/04/crazy-contortions-bodies-in-urban-spaces/

(via sociolab)