Newly widowed Kathy plans to skip out on decking the halls and trimming the tree this Christmas, trying to avoid anything that will bring back memories of her late husband. When Kathy meets handsome Christmas tree shop owner Tim, their undeniable chemistry—along with an ornament Tim gives her that symbolizes hope—helps Kathy open up to the joys of the season again.
A modern figuration of Siegfried Kracauer's Mass Ornament.
Sourced from five 16mm filmstrips found outside of a closing adult bookstore on New York's former 42nd Street sex district.
Here, in Lotte Reiniger's first film -- she had already done some work for Paul Wegener -- we see the basis of her peculiar form of animation. Although there had been other works that used articulated paper puppets -- certainly Emile Cohl had used the technique, as he had already used every technique of animation -- Reiniger's silhouettes had very involved cuts and a tremendous number of joints. Just look at the way the individual triangles that make up the bower that shelters the lovers shift again and again. Reiniger's technique would improve and this particular effort is, in light of her later work, little more than a test to determine if the techniques will work. It's beautiful on its own terms, but not a patch on her later work. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145947/reviews?
A 1908 essay by Adolf Loos is here read by the incomparable Carola Regnier and set to virtual photographs of 18th-century marble inlays at St. John’s Cathedrale in Valletta, Malta.
Set in the stark, harsh industrial fringes of the City, a parolee's fraternal love for his sociopath sister is put to the test by a paternal Parole Officer, with emotionally shattering results.
In action/comedy "You've Got Murder", homicide detectives are tasked to solve a very different case. The serial killer keeps creating crime scenes that are ridiculously decorated with paints, markings and poems everywhere. The team begin solving the most mysterious murder case of the country, using the most wrong methods. Disgraceful situations, never ending murders and a forbidden love affair among the team mix together, causing everyone to go crazy.
I am the double of the shadow of my own image. An allegory that occupies my place. This is my act of contrition. Beyond good and evil, I stand as an equation: Its result cannot be manipulated By morals or ethics. In mathematics there is no place for beliefs Just as life and death Are a certain fate.
Emi Ota and her friend Okiku stay briefly at a mountain inn and then return to Tokyo. Later, Nanmura, a soldier on leave, steps on an ornamental hairpin in the public bath at the inn. Emi writes to the inn saying she has lost a hairpin and, when she discovers that it injured Nanmura, returns to apologize. The longer term visitors at the inn meet together to discuss the hairpin incident. These include a grumpy Professor, a young couple Mr and Mrs Hiroyasu, and an old man staying with his two grandsons. They hope to see a romance blossom between Nanmura and Emi, after Nanmura declares that there is something almost poetic in finding a hairpin in the bath.
Corrine's holiday season gets an unexpected dose of romance when she meets the mysterious Harold, who is on a deadline from a higher power to help Corrine find her true love by Christmas Eve. As the clock ticks down to Harold's deadline, Corrine must decide if she will open up to Christmas love.
Why in the world is a Georgian chorus singing a traditional song that unexpectedly mentions the death of Saddam Hussein? The stars of the film, taken by surprise, talk about this odd turn of events "live". The conversation then shifts to samurais by the sea, the poets Mandelstam, Kliuev and Gorodezky, Moscow in the 1930s, and a Russian painter who immortalized Putin fishing. All surreal glimpses of the artist's relationship with power. The "second part" of a film that stirred a scandal at the Orizzonti section of the 2011 Venice Film Festival. Director's statement The goal of this experimental film was to apply the technology and linguistic peculiarities of modern fine arts to the cinema. The film consists of several lines: each of these lines was shot with its own specific stylistics in different corners of the planet.
When Marie begins receiving ornaments from her mother, a new coincidental blessing comes with each one, causing Marie to feel more excited for the holidays than she has in years. Marie’s once-lost Christmas spirit gets another boost when she meets her handsome neighbor Nate and feels a spark with him while celebrating the season.
Overall, the idea is to make ethnicities, politics, races, nations - to make all of them turn into non-existent objects... ...akin to ovals, boxes, blobs, wardrobes! You might think he's really "someone", really a "representative of the people", but really just a representative of skirting boards, of coffee rings, nothing more. Overall, political invective's that should be perceived solely as poetic invective's. Overall, spreading geopolitics across geology and poetics. Like a question-Eskimo, dancing and waving his ribbons in the air, turns and changes on a pillar, becomes a question-Holocaust. In fact, "geopoetics" is a kind of a Holocaust seen as a choir, as an ensemblement, as an Eskimo.
Curious and intrigued by technological advances, Fischinger here also experiments with "synthetic sound" (he would not be the only one: later Norman McLaren played a lot with it). Thus he contructed the optical sound track directly onto the film. But beyond identifying harmonics and noises, he sought to understand to what sound emissions corresponded the geometrical and regular designs which, visibly, appear in their turn synchronously on the screen as true and proper "ornaments" of the sound which is being produced.
Digital film "Silver Ornaments" by the civilian writer Zhou Daxin adapted from the novel of the same name, is a famous director Huang Jianzhong had been on the human subjects who want to make the tragedy of the film characters relations are very complex and, in particular, reflects the Chinese women's courageous pursuit of love.
One of the pioneers of the European Modernism in architecture, Adolf Loos turned against building ornamentation, triggering a controversy in architectural theory. His development of a spatial plan launched a new approach to thinking about building spaces. His houses, furniture, facades, and monuments were constructed between 1899 and 1931 and represent a refreshing approach to modern architecture.
An enchanted Christmas tree decoration pulls some daring stunts to get at the milk and cookies.