Poems read by Tom Hiddleston. [listen]
may i feel said he - e.e cummings | He wishes for the cloths of heaven - w.b yeats | as i walked out one evening - auden | from the princess - alfred lord tennyson | sonnet 18 - william shakespeare | love and friendship - emily bronte | bright star - john keats | she walks in beauty - lord byron | dover beach - matthew arnold | there is a lady sweet and kind - anonymous | if music be the food of love - william shakespeare | when you are old - w.b. yeats | us two - a.a. milne | sigh no more - william shakespeare | down by the sally gardens - w.b. yeats | desiderata - max ehrmann | we’ll go no more a roving - lord byron | to his coy mistress - andrew marvell | sonnet 130 - william shakespeare |
do you ever listen to your favourite band and think
"I love this band a lot"
if one wants to say 'i have movie culture', what movies should he has seen? like in general?
Well, that’s pretty tricky. It depends on how comfortable you wish to be on that subject. And compared to whom, which I suppose is the important part. If you want to be more movie-knowledgeable than the average joe, then you don’t have to dig too deep. But if you want to be up against a more serious “movie buff” (ugh I hate that, but somehow “cinephile” sounds even worse, so bear with me here), then it’s a whole other beast.
There’s over a hundred years of cinema history for us to cover, so I feel like making a list is an exercise in futility, but there’s always 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, if you’re really interested in pursuing this. It’s a pretty eclectic group of films, most of which have stood the test of time and influenced film-making in one way or another.
But basically I’m a tiny bit reluctant in answering this because I feel it’s somewhat of a joyless task to follow someone else’s compilation of compulsory viewings. There’s a difference between asking for someone’s favorite things and asking them for something that will get them from a to b, and I’m not really comfortable with the latter. It’s akin to the difference between your favorite film and the best film you’ve seen. Some people don’t see that there is one, but I disagree. One implies a personal inclination, the other suggests some empirical value, and I don’t think my liking or disliking of something means anything empirically.
Protector Palm Pistol, 19th century, Heritage Auctions
Louvre façade, Paris
Details: Valentino, Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013.