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8137093405_a04e511abd_z Sanshiro Sugata (1943) from japanesefilmarchive

cherry blossom, mountain storm

Sanshiro Sugata (1943) from japanesefilmarchive What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow; What are brief? Today and tomorrow; What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth; What are deep? The ocean and truth. Christina Rossetti, What Are Heavy? Fortune, honour, beauty, youth, … Continue reading

Thunderball from Johan Oomen © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

Designing 007: James Bond’s style at the Barbican | The Guardian

Designing 007: James Bond’s style celebrated in Barbican exhibition | The Guardian Against the background of this luminous and sparkling stage Bond stood in the sunshine and felt his mission to be incongruous and remote and his dark profession an affront … Continue reading

dessin from ballad by ikasama4 © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

ballad: samurai, spear and halberd

I’ve written about a time travel movie before in time takes. I saw another ‘time slip’ movie recently. This one didn’t sound very promising. A time travel movie starring a member of an aging boy idol pop group. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi … Continue reading

Bethany Hamilton by Kanaka Menehune © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

one arm

To pursue surfing not just as an athletic endeavor or as a sunny day diversion, but to try to glean whatever lessons you can from the practice. It means being aware of your surroundings, and respectful of the people and … Continue reading