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Escaping into a memoir of impressions

I came across a short article in the Atlantic,  A Stunning, Dreamlike Animation About Escaping Gravity by Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg that introduced an amazing video by Filip Piskorzynski featuring the actress, Natalia Dufraisse.  Throughout the video, the actress was suspended above the ground in constant motion. And even though the technique used in this […]

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Inception: or dream up your life

I saw Inception last week, a film set in the architecture of a mind.  In the movie, Dom Cobb enters the dreams of powerful people to obtain and extract valuable information. The plot centers on Cobb’s biggest challenge: planting an idea in someone else’s mind, an act known as “inception.” The visual and conceptual worlds […]

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The Stoning of Soraya M. is the movie you must see and the movie you should not see. What do I mean? When I was a little girl growing up in Poland, my family — my parents, my younger sister, Aleksandra, and I — went on picnics regularly. One of the places we liked was Żarnowiec Lake, located […]

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Blue people make me cry

I saw Avatar two weeks ago.  Wanted to blog about it but couldn’t!  Why? I don’t know how to write about the fact that I cried while watching it.  And now — I can’t stop thinking about it. Perhaps too many things were/are just too familiar. First, the blue skin of bodies adorned with a […]

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