Who says you can’t have a relationship with a lamp?
Though the Darwin and Wallace robotic lights don’t have faces on them, when they swing to point in your direction, it’s hard not to feel that they’re looking at you. - These Adorable Solar Lights Follow You Around Like A Loyal Pet
Director David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) spoke to Terry Gross about how he doesn’t want to “break the spell” during filming:
"I knew that [the role] would be exciting and enticing to [Christian Bale] — to lose himself in this person, that’s what actors who love characters kind of live for. They can take some part of their own soul, some part of my soul and the screenplay’s soul, and who they think the real character is … [and] it becomes this amalgam of a human that they get to live in, like in a trance or like a dream during the movie. Jennifer Lawrence has described it as "a high"; Christian describes it as like "a waking dream." …
[When we’re shooting] I’m in the room with the actors and we don’t call “cut” because I don’t want them to break the spell that they’re in. I just want it to get deeper and deeper. I’ll just keep directing take after take while the camera resets or keeps moving through the room and they kind of stay in character whether they’re talking to me or not.”
Photo by Francois Duhamel
Here is Jackie Robinson on first day playing as Brooklyn Dodger, Ebbets Field, today 1947 - @BeschlossDC
Diagnosis: Twitter Brain or Tumblr Trauma
I’ll keep this post brief, as studies would suggest you won’t read or retain much from a longer missive anyway. It’s also best not to inject any complicated clauses or phrasings that echo a William Faulkner-like complexity and cadence into this one either.
I’m not suggesting we all rashly abandon social media, digital learning and e-readers for paper, stone tablets and scrolls. Instead, as scientists suggest, perhaps we can further retrain our brains to be bi-literate and capable of fully comprehending Oscar Wilde just as well as the next Tumblr gif that floats across the screen.
It’s not just that I’m old fashioned and rather enjoy the beauty, texture and smell of a good book in print; rather, it could be my brain making one last ditch effort to fend off the digital onslaught that’s created an “eye byte" [CLICK HERE] culture.
Did you get all that?*
*They’ll be a quiz later.
Why is reading so hard?!?! (hint: it’s not your fault)