Tumbling in Albany, NY, USA

Jan 28
“Sometimes you have to have a lot of life behind you in order to be simple. If I give you very simple answers it is not because I have only lived five minutes, you know.” Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, quoted in Charles Scribner III, A Pilgrimage to Schruns: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf at Ninety

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Atarashiki tsuchi aka Die Tochter des Samurai, 1937, Arnold Fanck/Mansaku Itami

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Jan 17
Instagram of Harry’s Corner Shop sign, 64 Macdougal Street at Houston, New York, NY 10012, by oliviawongnyc

Instagram of Harry’s Corner Shop sign, 64 Macdougal Street at Houston, New York, NY 10012, by oliviawongnyc

Jan 16


Repast (1951)

Repast, Mikio Naruse’s first adaptation of the work of celebrated Japanese novelist Fumiko Hayashi, is one of his very finest films, a deceptively simple examination of a troubled marriage, told with the penetrating insight and elegant images that made Naruse such an extraordinary artist. It features one of the greatest performances by the luminous Setsuko Hara, who was a master of gesture and glances which reveal her character without any dialogue needing to be spoken. Her line readings and inflections, sighs, and exclamations all draw us in and make us sympathize with this often opaque, mysterious and forbidding character.”

Christopher Bourne, Meniscus Magazine

Alternative Candidate Rating: 4/5

“Sometimes it may seem to us that there is no purpose in our lives, that going day after day for years to this office or that school or factory is nothing else but waste and weariness. But it may be that God has sent us there because but for us Christ would not be there. If our being there means that Christ is there, that alone makes it worthwhile.” Caryll Houselander, Reed of God (via tendmysheep)

“'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven' was never more true than it is today, when everything that is essential to the peace and joy of living, to happiness in work and love and home, depends entirely upon having Christ's values, and Christ's trust in the eternal Father.” Caryll Houselander, Guilt, 1951, p. 190.

Jan 15

Sound And The Story - 1956 RCA Victor Vinyl Records Educational Documentary

Jan 14

Setsuko Hara.


Setsuko Hara.