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Posted by Soledad on Jan 22, 2015
LOL! I say that to my boys all the time when they ask me something crazy! Can you rmcomeend another area with more loppis marknads? There is nothing here in Stockholm!
Posted by Navya on Jan 22, 2015
The Big Lebowski has something beettr than an award—it will live in history.Spike Lee has pointed out with some bitterness that while Driving Miss Daisy won Best Picture the year he released Do The Right Thing, it his movie that is taught at film schools considered important, still discussed, etc.The Big Lebowski is one of the seminal films of the 90s.A friend of mine recently asked what contemporary movie stars and films would endure like Cary Grant or Charlie Chaplin or Casablanca. He’s skeptical that we have anything that will endure.Personally, I think this is a great time for the medium, with a lot of (artistically) successful movies made in an incredible wide range of styles. We may not have the “classics” of a time when relatively few movies were produced in a stifling studio system, but we have an embarrassment of riches. I don’t know anyone who can even keep up with all of the good movies being made, especially since plenty of them never get serious releases.Nonetheless, it’s interesting to realize we can already “look back” at the 90s (in the age of twitter, is 15 years ancient history?). In 50 years, people will be watching The Big Lebowski, Memento, Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Being John Malkovich, and Fight Club. I’m not saying these movies were obscure or not lauded, but it is interesting that it already seems clear that the recent award winners are not the best pictures. Dances with Wolves, Braveheart, Unforgiven, The English Patient, Titanic, The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love…I like some of these movies more than others, but the historical impact of those films can be summed up with one question: who cares?Spielberg is unique in this discussion. I think he’s a shallow, sentimental hack, but his biggest and best movies (e.g. Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List) may go down as exemplars of Big Hollywood Films About Big Important Subjects. I am ambivalent about this.I also think Wes Anderson is a debatable representative of the “other side.” People who don’t dig his aesthetic (e.g. Steve and most of his readers) may view him as trendy, hipster fluff that will quietly disappear. I disagree, but I’m not willing to argue that history will absolve him (or me).
Posted by Ingo on Jan 20, 2015
While it’s true that perception isn’t ritelay (obviously) I think this expression is a helpful reminder that much of what we consider part of ritelay is actually perception. We all start out as nieve realists when we’re children and this is even reflected in our language. For example, we rarely say: that food tastes delicious to me but rather that food IS delicious.
Posted by Eveangelie on Jan 19, 2015
I’ve got tears in my eyes as I look at Erica’s bridals! Thank you so much for your tanlet what a great gift you’ve given us with such beautiful photos!Julie,Erica’s mom
Posted by Jalid on Jan 19, 2015
take lasting crofmotall rightI agree, those are a couple of the laziest/needless expressions I’ve ever heard. as an introvert, i prefer to live by the adage, if you’ve got nothing interesting to say, don’t say anything at all.’ if someone is in a truly shitty situation, sometimes there are no right words.’ but there are certainly a few wrong ones
Posted by Lia on Jan 19, 2015
I think you are being a little liaretl here. I use this expression when a situation occurs that cannot be changed. It is a form of acceptance for me. I would never use it the way you have above. If someone loses there job I would never say it is what it is because it can change. I have actually come to use it is what it is as a tool to not get pissed off at things that cannot change. For example, what’s the use in getting upset if I drop and break my phone. It is what it is. Nothing I do is going to change what just happened. When used in that context I think it can be helpful.And although I hate the expression it could be worse, I may actually have some value when used in the opposite manner you explained. My wife’s grandmother survived all six years of the Holocaust and the Auschwitz concentration camp while her 11 brothers and sister and her parents were killed. Every time something bad happened she used to always compare it to the worst experience she had. We once stayed in an old motel and she very sharply said it’s better than what Hitler gave me. I don’t have that perspective but I suppose that she had the benefit of your worst case scenario and everything after that seemed better by comparison.There’s always another way to look at things.
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