the-elephas: Driftwood Elephants by Andries Botha from recycled materials for his global Human Elephant Foundation, Nomkhubulwane
TRAILER: The Double dir. by Richard Ayoade
Loosely based on a Dostoyevsky novel, Ayoade’s sophomore picture stars Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska alongside a host of other character actors. It’s an expertly cut teaser set to the old blues song Grinnin’ In Your Face that will set your anticipation levels to ninety.
— Stephen Colletti, Laguna Beach (via caryrandolph)
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Elmord Leonard’s writing career produced an incredible number of hit novels, short stories, and movies—Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Jackie Brown, and 3:10 to Yuma among them—but not all of the films adapted from his work succeeded. Last year, The Atlantic’s James Parker asked him whether he’d learned anything from flops like Be Cool or The Big Bounce.
"No—nothing," he replied. "The screenwriter is a writer, and if he’s really good, he’ll recognize what’s on the book page, and he’ll pick it up and use it."
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"To be an openly straight person is not a political statement and is not a religious expression. It’s simply a person being who they are, fundamentally, as a human being," openly gay U.S. congressman Mark Takano (Democrat-California) said.
"And I would say that’s true of people who are openly gay, openly lesbian, openly bisexual, [and] openly transgender. To somehow impute that as political expression, whereas being openly straight is somehow not — this is an absurdity."
- U.S. Congressman Mark Takano, quoted in “Ice Skaters Plan To Stand Against Gay Law at Olympics,” The Atlantic