Fuck banks. Fuck them so hard.
A series of updates to UK copyright law are scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, finally allowing for the use of copyrighted material in the creation of parody, the BBC reported. The country’s copyright law does not currently include a fair use (“fair dealing,” in British parlance) exception for satire, an omission that’s left many artists, musicians, and others vulnerable to legal action.
I didn’t even know this was the case. About time.
"I don’t want to be constrained by having to do something new. What are the movies that I want to see? I make movies that other people aren’t making. I’m not interested in The Hero with 1000 Faces—there’s a lot of people that do that. A friend of mine used to say there’s a pervert in every block, there’s always one person in every neighborhood who’s kind of questionable. You’re looking for that one pervert story."
David Fincher on what inspires him as a director (via cinemasquared)
What are your qualifications?
Ah. Well… I attended Juilliard… I’m a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I’ve seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT… NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU’RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY… NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I’m qualified?
Ernest Hemingway, center, photographed for the Oak Park High School football team, November 1915
A publicity still for Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)