28 July 2009

The Art of Life



This post is actually pre-scheduled for I am currently enjoying a brief sojourn at the hospital. However not to worry, whilst I am away please do come inside and make yourself at home. If you should so happen to find your way through to the kitchen and into the larder, I hope you shall find it suitably stocked with an interesting array of teas, cakes and other sundries. If the feeling should perhaps take you, there are a number of thick wool blankets in the linen cupboard, so why not curl up on the sofa?

Man with a Movie Camera
is a 1929 silent documentary by Dziga Vertov. It has no story, no script, no actors. It is quite simply a day in the life of citizens in the Soviet Union. It is an artistic exploration through the medium of film, and in that endeavour it is pure magic. For those interested in film production, the skills and techniques used this piece of early cinema are quite stunning in their complexity and variation.

This film is about life, yet more importantly, the art that is life.

Currently playing: Tulips - Bloc Party

xxxx

64 comments:

  1. adore simple objects...hope you are fine DK... Take care!

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  2. take care, look forward to your return. mmm, i love cakes:)

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  3. Wishing you well, DK! Sending you hugs, prayers and cupcakes - all of which always make me feel better :) xx

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  4. what a beautiful documentary. loved this. life is art.

    wishing you all the best DK, look forward to seeing you soon again.

    xx.

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  5. oh, i hope you get well very soon!!

    i love this documentary...it's genius, really.

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  6. Eek! I forgot to mention, left you 'Blog Lovin Award' on my blog today :) xx

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  7. Sending you all my good vibes ...

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  8. oh my goodness... you're in the hospital?? how can i not worry? i wish you a speedy recovery!

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  9. I so, so, so hope you are alright, dear. Do take care and know that we are all wishing you well all over the world! :D
    That must do some tremendous amount of good, eh?
    :)

    xo,
    hk

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  10. Oh I hope all is well on your end?!

    Big-virtual-cookie for you!!! because big cookies make you better!!

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  11. I hope you feel better! I had to get a new blog because it was deleted, which sucks. Come by to check it out when you can! http://sweetypstylefiles1.blogspot.com/

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  12. rest up dapper friend! thank you for the film ;)

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  13. Hiya !
    Yuh hospitalized...ooooo get well soon.....
    btwn this documentary sound gud.


    jolliieesss:-)

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  14. oh, sending you well wishes and happy thoughts!

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  15. i have seen your blog many times
    http://nycrunfashion.blogspot.com

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  16. Sending you big hugs! Please let me know when all is well! XOXO!

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  17. Wishing you well for whatever may be ailing DK!!

    Just want to say your menswear post is completely droolworthy - fall menswear is so exciting ;-)

    Well wishes to you Kiddo!

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  18. I feel sad that you're in hospital - how silly of me.

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  19. hmm hope youre ok but im guessing you are since you seem to be fine .

    love that film btw .
    it was pretty interesting to see.
    once again i must say you are such a good writer

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  20. I adore the simplicity of this all - it's absolutely wonderful, and I appreciate the sense of just seeing the beauty in the day to day.
    Darling, I do hope that you feel better ASAP! I'm thinking of you and wishing you well!

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  21. Lots of love and get well wishes for you :*

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  22. Hope you're feeling okay!

    Wonder if that documentary partially inspired Baraka. Love it, by the way.

    Aaaaand, what's better than Bloc Party? Absolutely nothing. Just saw them in a smallish venue and they were so, so incredible.

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  23. This is such an inviting post :)

    I love the premise of that film. I will definitely watch it when I have the time to give it the attention it deserves.

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  24. Just what I needed..and Bloc party too!

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  25. Hope all is well..cool post! informative as always.

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  26. Hope you feel better soon!

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  27. It makes me happy that you posted this! I've studied it in a few of my film classes. Hope you are well. :)

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  28. As someone who practically has to permanently reserve a hospital bed at least once every summer, I have sent my lovely healing fairies your way. They will dance their way to your bedside and whisper songs through your entire body, sending rippling waves of warmth and happiness that should hopefully lessen any negative feelings one may have.
    Oh, I've seen that documentary! Twice, actually. Once in my film studies class, and once in one of my Art History courses.

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  29. Ooooh! All the best and a speedy recovery to you! Gorgeous film by the way!

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  30. Oh, hope you get better soon!
    I'm having a giveaway, so be sure and enter! Stop by and leave a note!

    -Laila
    www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

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  31. What are cakes without company? =.]Hope your doing okay at the hospital, take care dear ♥

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  32. Hope you are feeling okay and that all is well with you. Look after yourself.

    You know, I love little productions like this. It seems that we as humans have gotten so "immediate demand, immediate response" that we want action, we want high speed, we want progression at this insane rate. Sometimes its nice to take a step back and appreciate the finer things :)

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  33. I hope you are alright. Take care. Get well soon.

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  34. Hope all goes well! The video is great. It is frenetic, charming, simply complex, gritty and real, just like our lives. Fantastic.

    D.
    http://freefallblog.blogspot.com
    Freefall Blog

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  35. I will definitely have to check out that film! I'm surprised I haven't seen it yet. (I'm a bit of a film nerd...majored in it. Lol).

    I hope you get better soon and I can't wait until you return. Your blog has quickly become one of my favorites! :)

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  36. Wow, you must think I'm a total spanner given that I texted you saying I'd just been reading your blog and then was surprised you were in hospital. I clearly missed that bit! OOPS. Sorry man.

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  37. Hope everything is going ok! Get well soon!

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  38. I hope you're alright! ): <3

    bisous,
    La C.

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  39. Awww! I hope everything is going well and that you're recovering quickly! Take care! xxoxoxoxo

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  40. Thank you for the lovely cup of thea and comfy blankets, haha!

    This dodumentary is so fascinating,thanks for sharing. The music makes it somewhat appalling though!

    Hope you feel better sooooon dear Dapper(:

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  41. hospitalized again?
    i remember you were hospitalized, was that last month?
    get well soon, dapper!

    p.s. thanks for the bday wishes for mr. freddy. i appreciate it alot. i posted some pics on my blog taken from his bday.

    http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  42. I hope everything is alright and that you are feeling much better quickly. What an amazing movie to post..I had never heard of it. When I have time, I will definitely be back to watch more!

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  43. I do hope you are ok. You have such a way with words, I love your 'make yourself at home' intro...

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  44. It was great to see this. I just came from a aviation museam of 1940's fighter planes, including the life during this time. So it is interesting to see how people lived in different eras.

    Be well!

    xxxooo

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  45. ooooh I love that song! (Tulips - Bloc Party) ♥

    I've just linked you back, thanks :)

    ♥ Hannah

    ((london--rose.blogspot.com))

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  46. get well soon :o] i'm starting to get interested in movie production...

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  47. oh no! i hope you're ok. i suppose you are though.

    that documentary sounds amazing, and thumbs up for bloc party!

    p.s. although i do feel a little crazy for seeing your double here in dallas, i'm glad to know one way or another! haha

    hope to hear from you soon! (:

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  48. hi mr =) i hope you are okay.

    x

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  49. Hope you're doing ok! Love the idea of the silent documentary (sure beats the so-called reality TV that's dominating the screens these days). I think it also must be so much more fascinating, considering it's the Soviet Union during that time. Thanks for sharing this and hope you get to enjoy the weekend!

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  50. I gave you an award, please have a look at my blog to see it (:

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  51. Dear, I hope you're feeling a bit better and get to be home soon if you aren't already!
    :)

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  52. hoping your ok, please get well soon!
    big hug
    xx
    Marian

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  53. Get well soon Darling, we are missing you already!

    Hugs!

    Alize xx

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  54. Hope everything is OK. We will miss you dk! See you soon! : )

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  55. Sorry I haven't been commenting regularly. Summer has it's way of making things go slowly.

    I'm sorry to hear that you're ill again. I wish you a very speedy recovery! :)

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  56. I HOPE ALL IS WELL! sending you best thoughts!

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  57. This film is so cool. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you feel better.

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  58. The blog was absolutely fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Vintage print

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