Camera: Minolta X-700
Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Black & White

Best Films.

Here’s the list of the best films, by every year, since I was born. Enjoy.

1984: Ghostbusters
1985: The Goonies
1986: The Fly
1987: The Princess Bride
1988: Coming to America
1989: Do the Right Thing
1990: Goodfellas
1991: The Silence of the Lambs
1992: Malcom X
1993: Jurassic Park
1994: Léon: The Professional
1995: Toy Story
1996: Independence Day
1997: Jackie Brown
1998: The Truman Show
1999: The Sixth Sense
2000: Memento
2001: Amélie
2002: Adaptation
2003: Old Boy
2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
2006: Children of Men
2007: There Will Be Blood
2008: The Dark Knight
2009: Fantastic Mr. Fox
2010: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2011: Attack the Block
2012: Life of Pi
2013: Short Term 12
2014: The LEGO Movie
2015: Mad Max: Fury Road
2016: Moonlight

South Lake Tahoe.

Let it snow. Let it South Lake Tahoe.


Watch More Movies.

Film: Gai dimanche (1935)

Introduction to Jacques Tati: ‘Gai dimanche’, roughly translated to ‘Fun Sunday’ or ‘Lively Sunday’ in english, is Jacques Tati’s earlier short films. Although he co-directed with Jacques Berr, Tati also co-wrote and stars in it too. It’s only 23 minutes long, and with that amount of time, especially in 1935, Berr and Tati did a wonderful job in conveying comedy with tragedy confidently.

In Gain dimanche, Jacques Tati and his friend, Rhum, are impecunious yet somewhat charming young men who are seeking ways to generate money, and by doing so they created a makeshift bus tour using a dilapidated automobile, and so, hilarity ensues. Many of the gags and humor comes from visual comedy, and like Tati’s predecessors (and peers), Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Tati and Rhum created a world with certain specific rules for their playground of sorts, and what is captured on celluloid is a mixture of great comedic timing and the subtle use of dialogue. Gai dimanche is certainly a wonderful timeless short film for the times.

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Black Star



Double Exposure.

Hey, what’s the world wide web?



Safe travels my friend,

Hello, Again.

Tower Theatre & 17th.



Visited a friend this weekend. It was a brisk but delightful afternoon. Photos from my Minolta X-700 camera using an old Vision12 FIG 200 film. Grainy, mundane, but kind of lovely. I’ll try to make this into a weekly project. Until next time. Enjoy.

The Universe.

I’ll make this brief because I’m a bit tired. I want to write something. Something remarkable, something exquisite, something so grand my children’s children will retell it every other night to their children as a bedtime story, but I don’t have the gift of the gab, or the talent to convey intricate words into something astonishing. I can’t even write complete sentences well. I don’t have a good story in mind too. But my story would be about an 8 year old girl name Delilah crossing the universe and various dimensions to find her one true love, her precious toy puppy named Oxford. In her adventures she’ll meet unique and wonderful creatures and aliens, and of course, a boy. The boy’s name is Oliver. Basically, the story will be about Delilah and Oliver’s adventures into the unknown. The title? “You and I versus the Universe” Kind of cool huh? OK, perhaps not. It’s a working title with a working story.

Until next time.