FRATERNAL FILMS
Jul 20

(Source: textonly, via tribecafilm)

Jul 20

"Play! Invent the world! Invent reality!"

- Vladimir Nabokov (via itsquoted)

Jul 20

"Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness."

- Ayn Rand (via quotes-shape-us)

Jul 19
fuckyeahmovieposters:

Ghostbusters
Jul 18

fuckyeahmovieposters:

Ghostbusters

factitious

PRONUNCIATION:
(fak-TISH-uhs) 

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Artificial.
2. Sham.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin facticius (artificial), past participle of facere (to do). Earliest documented use: 1646.

USAGE:
“‘For me, this is the only real place,’ David says in the novel, but for the reader the city remains disappointingly factitious.”
Say Nice Things About Detroit; The New Yorker; Aug 27, 2012. 

See more usage examples of factitious in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
Jul 17
FACTITIOUS

secretory

PRONUNCIATION:
(si-KREE-tuh-ree) 

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to the release of a substance from a cell, gland, or an organ.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin secernere (to distinguish), from se- (apart) + cernere (to sift). Ultimately from the Indo-European root krei- (to sift or to discriminate), which also gave us crime, crisis, certain, excrement, secret, critic, garble, hypocrisy, and diacritical. Earliest documented use: 1692.

USAGE:
"The secret behind such organised societies is communication through the use of around 20 pheromones, emitted by ants’ secretory organs."
Wisdom of Crowds; The Economist (London, UK); Apr 8, 2009. 

See more usage examples of secretory in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
Jul 17
SECRETORY

grogram

PRONUNCIATION:
(GROG-ruhm) 

MEANING:
noun: A coarse fabric of silk, combined with mohair or wool, and often stiffened with gum.
ETYMOLOGY:
From French gros grain (large or coarse grain). Another fabric from the same origin is grosgrain. Earliest documented use: 1562.

USAGE:
"Instead of putting her still-thick, white hair into its usual twist, she’d tied it back at the nape of her neck with a black, grogram ribbon."
Nancy Desrosiers; Stay a Little Longer; Tate Publishing; 2011. 

See more usage examples of grogram in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
Jul 17
GROGRAM

vizard or visard

PRONUNCIATION:
(VIZ-uhrd) 

MEANING:
noun: A visor, mask, or disguise.
ETYMOLOGY:
A variant of visor, from Anglo-French viser, from vis (face), from visus (sight), from videre (to see). Ultimately from the Indo-European root weid- (to see), which is also the source of guide, wise, vision, advice, idea, story, history, previsepolyhistor,invidioushadeseidos, and eidetic. Earliest documented use: 1555.

USAGE:
"The birds wear floor-length costumes, and Princess Victoria actually comes from the Veneto, bearing a vizard (the beaked plague-doctor’s mask)."
The ABC of Fabulous Princesses; Kirkus Reviews (New York); Dec 15, 2013.
Jul 17
VIZARD
Jul 16

Brit Marling on writing her own scripts.

(Source: kittyypryde, via foxsearchlightpictures)

Jul 16

David Fincher Filmography

(Source: taylors1928, via cinematographic)

huffingtonpost:


Weird al’s ‘Word Crimes’ is the ‘Blurred Lines’ parody every grammar nerd secretly wanted so watch it here.

I love this!
Jul 16

huffingtonpost:

Weird al’s ‘Word Crimes’ is the ‘Blurred Lines’ parody every grammar nerd secretly wanted so watch it here.

I love this!

Jul 16

evilnol6:

.”Another Earth” directed by Mike Cahill, and written by Cahill and Brit Marling 

(via foxsearchlightpictures)

Jul 15

micdotcom:

Watch: 16 short films that launched the careers of now-famous directors

Follow micdotcom

(via afi-afifest)

"I ain’t afraid to love a man. I ain’t afraid to shoot him, either."

- Annie Oakley (via heyho-letsgo-riderkick)

(via brokenmachine)

Jul 13