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Henceforth I shall be known unto all as FLORENCE. [Oct. 8th, 2004|12:30 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
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Sat watching a 'Hollywood Legends' Hitchcock doc in class yesterday afternoon... Twas veery interesting, and I drew a lot of parallels with other film directors, horror writers (King in particular with LittleRock) and, indeed, the wonderful Nick Cave (Red Right Hand) with a lot of the things pointed out on it...

(The 'ole eeevil is charming your wife, sitting in your kitchen, smoking your cigarettes, drinking your coffee, laughing at your jokes... He wears a charmers mask - there something rotten at the core of your safe little town and it's about to bite you on the ass when your back is turned...)

And the themes of sudden and unexpected backlash from the things you always take for granted... Such as nature (The Birds) which also made me think of Romero's Zombies (they're dead - they can't hurt us), King (again) with 'Maximum Overdrive' blah de blah. When Hairdryers Attack...


I'm terribly sorry, I went off on a ramble there... The point I was actually intending to make from watching this doc was the quote at the end:

When asked 'What is your idea of happiness?', Hitchcock replied:

"A clear horizon. No clouds. No shadows. Nothing."

I can *SO* relate to that sometimes!!


There you are, that was it. In other news, I have been mixed up on the art college MIS (information) system and henceforth shall be known as FLORENCE!!! She's stolen my number and moved in with my ex lol!! Good luck to her!!

(obviously, she hasn't, and this is merely a cock-up - but it served to amuse my simple mind for several hours last night...)

I have to go now. I need coffee and I'm off to a film studies seminar this afternoon...

Oh, and photography update - my film has come out VERY WELL and I have too many to choose just three exhibition pieces from:/ In the meantime, here's last years piccy:

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I lay on my back on the ground to take that one lol!!

Tum ti tum, ho hum, tiddle-i-po!

[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-10-08 07:24 am (UTC)
very atmospheric picture there...


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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-10-08 10:26 am (UTC)
It's a backlane - just off Notte St. It doesn't go anywhere - leads to Nowhere... I thought it looked a bit creepy even though the shot was taken in painfully bright sunlight lol!
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From: ranatash_moon
2004-10-08 09:59 am (UTC)
nice photo, mayb its time i dig out my SLR again, i used to take about 3 films a week on average, though i might have a go with my digital camera first just to get back into the swing of things as its a 6 megapixal one so should b able to get pretty good results with it, sofar ive only used it for taking gig and party photos, mayb its time to put it to work properly..lol
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-10-08 10:08 am (UTC)
plus, digital photography means you can snap away without worrying about development costs.....
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-10-08 10:27 am (UTC)
SLR is fun...
Point and Click is easier...

Digital is SO easy it almost feels like cheating...

I'm actually tempted to get my videocam out and do a covert (cam in bag) doc on the MDEC lol!!

('It's a great place to work!'(tm))
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-10-08 10:28 am (UTC)
Ahh Ross, but method-acting a washing machine wash/rinse/spin cycle is SO MUCH FUN!!!

(Yes, I do actually enjoy it - and I do like watching the washing machine occasionally too...)

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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-10-08 10:45 am (UTC)
By 'method-acting a washing machine' I meant developing a film to the processed neg stage...

1:1 300ml mix of 150ml water, 150 ml dev at 20 degrees...

13 mins of developing - agitating for first min then first 10 sec of each min...

Drain away Dev, pour in Stop : agitate for 30 secs and drain away.

Add Fix : 5 mins of fixing - agitating for first min then first 10 sec of each min after...

20 mins of wash followed by 45 mins in the drying cupboard - it's a not dissimilar process to handwashing your smalls or actually BEING A WASHING MACHINE LOL!!!

I like to think I'm one of those rather cool Dyson ones...
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-10-08 12:27 pm (UTC)
i've done developing, Sue's dad used to be a pro photographer on the Jazz scene - until he had all his gear stolen (£13000 worth, in the back of his car, and the car was driven off.... and of course he didn't have it insured....)

we had a session in a studio up in london back when we first got together, me sue and amy. did some developing and selenium toning..

teh only 2 pics i have left are 2 of amy that she didn't want to take with her when she move out of here....
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-10-08 12:27 pm (UTC)
I like to think I'm one of those rather cool Dyson ones...

what, see-through and overpriced?
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-10-08 12:50 pm (UTC)

Like an 80's High Society Miss with a noseful of cocaine lol!
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From: ranatash_moon
2004-10-08 02:11 pm (UTC)
more like strange looking..LMAO ....sorry...... lol *Hugs* P.xx
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