From tumblr, that is. I’ll be back, probably around Thanksgiving. Just checking in, because I realized I left without a word.
I got bored in class today, so I decided to draw a tiny Danny Castellano and Mindy Lahiri in my notebook. Danny looks a little bloated though…
Color Processes in American Film
tinting: Not to be confused with hand coloring/hand tinting, the extremely labor-intensive, frame-by-frame process used in the early days of the movies, tinting was a more practical method of compensating for the (perceived) technical limits of silent film. Tints were used to indicate time of day, distinguish between plotlines, and evoke moods. Starting in 1921 Kodak offered pre-tinted stock in various colors, variations of which had names like straw amber, sunshine, peachblow, and inferno. Sepia survived the transition to sound in the late Twenties and has had the longest cinematic lifespan of the original tints.
examples: The Thief of Bagdad, The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, Wings
two-strip Technicolor: After an abortive attempt at color in 1917, Technicolor unveiled its two-strip process in 1922. While more sophisticated than tinting, the two color (red and green) process had difficulty rendering blue tones and was easily damaged. Most two-strip Technicolor pictures have been lost, and the process is today seen primarily in short color sequences from black and white or tinted silent and early sound movies.
examples: Ben-Hur, The Phantom of the Opera, The Hollywood Revue of 1929
three-strip Technicolor: The most beautiful and by far the most iconic color process, Technicolor is celebrated for producing films more vivid than life itself. Three-strip Technicolor made its feature film debut in 1935 and had fully matured by the “golden year” of 1939. By 1954 most studios—with the notable exception of Disney, which had produced the very first three-strip picture back in 1932—had switched to Eastmancolor. Technicolor reappeared (and again declined) in the 1970s before being briefly resurrected in the new millennium.
examples: West Side Story, Nothing Sacred, The Bridge on the River Kwai
Cinecolor: A cheaper, less visually impressive two-strip alternative to Technicolor, Cinecolor was used in cartoons, documentaries, Westerns, and other short/low-budget pictures beginning in 1932. The 1948 Technicolor strike led Warner Bros. animators to employ Cinecolor in a handful of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts, perhaps the best-known examples of the Cinecolor process. A three-strip version, Super Cinecolor, surfaced that same year but was still markedly inferior to its competitors. Technical issues, including blurry images and poor sound quality, led to the demise of Cinecolor. The company was absorbed by Technicolor in 1954.
examples: Odor of the Day, The Enchanted Forest, Olive Oyl for President
Agfacolor: Initially developed by the Third Reich in 1939 to foster domestic alternatives to Hollywood movies, Agfacolor Neu production methods were seized by U.S. forces during World War II and rebranded as Ansco Color and Anscochrome. Agfacolor was employed in several significant MGM and United Artists productions of the 1950s. The stock, like Eastmancolor, is referred to as Metrocolor in MGM film credits. Agfacolor ceased production in 1978.
examples: Lust for Life, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Brigadoon
Eastmancolor: The emergence of Kodak Eastmancolor in 1952 precipitated the fall of Technicolor, though viewers ironically tend to confuse it with the technology it replaced. Eastmancolor stock, while less striking than Technicolor and with a disastrous tendency to fade, could be developed in-house rather than at an expensive laboratory, making it an attractive option to studios battling the rise of television. Eastmancolor was often referred to as Warnercolor, Metrocolor, DeLuxe, etc. depending on the studio and is still in use today, making it the color film stock with which modern viewers are perhaps most familiar—the fame of Technicolor notwithstanding.
examples: Gigi, Dial M for Murder, Spartacus
|Professor:||I can't sing worth beans|
|Foreign Student:||You can't sing beans?|
|Professor:||No, I can't sing worth beans.|
|Foreign Student:||You can sing worth beans??|
|Professor:||No, I - I just can't sing at all!|
|Professor:||Alright, so before you go, give us just a quick 'parking lot conversation' type answer - How, in your opinion, might we reconcile the reality of God with the ritualization of God?|
|Guest Professor:||Well...I'd say that it's only by the ascension of Christ that we can be present.|
|Professor:||*nodding his head* Right. ...I have no idea what that means.|
— Talmud (via thesharpiemarkerapproach)
…a Sam Winchester scented candle
A John Watson scented candle
and a candle that apparently smells like that one actor
OH MY GOD
This was the exact moment I stopped trusting Joss Whedon.
Oh…I stopped trusting Joss YEARS before this…
And yet I still go back to him…after all these years. It’s not healthy.
Happy Endings - Max is a bear
10 of the Most Scenic Roads in the World
- Highway 1, Big Sur, California
- Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
- Stelvio Pass, Central Eastern Alps, Italy
- The Atlantic Road, Norway
- Road Transfagaras, Romania
- Chapman's Peak Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
- Glacier National Park in Montana, US
- Tianmen Mountain Road, Hunan, China
- Seven Mile Bridge, Keys, Florida
- Dades Gorge, High Atlas, Morocco
Totally driven on #1. It was beautiful, and majestic, and not just in Big Sur but also Carmel and Pebble Beach. I used to not understand my brother’s ramblings about how he lived, like, an hour away from this beautiful area of coastline. Then I went to visit him and it was made clear.
I don’t like using my dad’s bathroom because I’m not that into watching myself poop.
i thought your face was embroidered on a hand towel
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Are Engaged!
Looks like Snow White has indeed found her Prince Charming.
ABC’s Once Upon a Time costars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas are engaged to be married, the couple’s reps tell PEOPLE exclusively.
Dallas popped the question in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
"We are so thrilled to announce our engagement and can’t wait to celebrate with our friends and family, including our second family at Once Upon a Time," the couple said in a statement to PEOPLE.
The two met on the set of the series and took their relationship public in April 2012.
"It hit me like a blinding light," Dallas said of falling for his castmate. "I thought, ‘I’m in trouble now.’ "
No word yet on a wedding date.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaah THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!
— Max Blum (Adam Pally), Happy Endings (via kylemichaud)