Playing a bigoted retiree who has troubles accepting his changing Detroit neighborhood, surviving the death of his wife, and living a life left void of the children he raised to have no connection with him, Clint Eastwood’s newest film, Gran Torino, is a striking portrayal of a man forced to reasses his prejudices when he becomes a hero by defending the family next door drom a Hmong gang.
Of course being worth every grain of salt
touted about him, this is by far
Gilding’s favorite movie of
Eastwood’s. This man must have a
dictionary of slurs as none were left
untouched and new ones were brazenly
blasted in surround sound debut.
Gilding watched the movie over the
weekend and was impressed not only
with its mastery of bigoted language but
its overall content. And ironically, the film
isn’t about its colorful language barriers but about the barriers that life presents and that none of them are permanent. Barriers are learning guides — they are meant to be torn down with knowldege and with action and this film demonstrates how powerful that moment is at any age for any age.
Fuck the critics. Watch the movie. And don’t play into Spike Lee’s racial touting bullshit over the movie. That man never sees beyond the surface abrasion.
Ah, a serene picturescape for those with food bowl aggression — or for those of us who dearly like playing with their food — or for the fat kids dreaming away in their room that one day some foodovative artist will come along and create photographic works of art made entirely of food…and for those of us who are all of the above!~
London-based photographer, Carl Warner, makes foodscapes: landscapes made with food. A hands-on artist, Warner also works with model makers and food stylists who help him create his foodie little scapes from the composition sketches which start out this photographic venture. The scenes are then photographed in layers from foreground to background, as the process is time consuming and food quickly wilts under the lights. The images can take up to two or three days to build and photograph coupled with a fe more days of retouching and fine-tuning to blend together all the elements photographed.
So who could possibly be the muses to this sort of odd vegetable staring and food playing process. Warner cites as his influences the photographer Ansel Adams and films such as The Wizard of Ozz and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.