Attention film nerds: you’re going to want to watch this. If you’re a fan of Paul Thomas Anderson—which if you aren’t, what is wrong with you?—you understand that the 42-year-old genius has the most incredible gift for storytelling that’s as rich as reading any novel while remaining visually and technically skilled. It’s pretty incredible to think that with only six feature films under his belt, Anderson has become one of the most prolific directors of our time, not only awakening our love of cinema but showing us the ways in which a filmmaker can evolve with each movie he makes.
i love you so much, p.t.
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Tracey Emin, Sad Shower in New York, 1995
From the Tate Gallery:
Emin’s monoprints have a diaristic aspect and frequently depict events from the past. Often they incorporate text as well as image, although some bear only text and others only image. The text appears as the artist’s stream of consciousness voice. The rapid, one-off technique involved in making monoprints is perfectly suited to (apparently) immediate expression, as is Emin’s scratchy and informal drawing style. Rarely displayed alone, the monoprints are particularly effective as collective fragments of intense emotional confrontation. Emin has made several works documenting painful moments of sadness and loneliness experienced when travelling to foreign cities for various exhibitions. Sad Shower in New York was made after a trip to New York when Emin has said that she was feeling ‘pathetic and despondent.’