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May 2015 Articles (5)

Napoleon Gas (1925)

Dear comrades,

I believe you may be familiar with a great soviet movie from the 1920s, but now you may enjoy it via youtube.

for those who won't bother, let me present some screenshots and synopsis (thanks to guys mentioned in this …


Added by Komissar Hass on May 25, 2015 at 3:41am — No Comments

Natalie Portman to star in 1930s horror movie based on Spiritualism

Natalie Portman and Lily Rose Depp, the daughter of actor Johnny Depp, will play spiritualist sisters in “Planetarium,” a 1930s-set drama to be directed by French helmer Rebecca Zlotowski (“Grand Central”).

Although plot details are kept under wraps, Zlotowski told Variety that the film follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing…


Added by Tome Wilson on May 16, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

"The Late" Pilsner's Picks

No, don't worry, fans— the Man with the Jive is still alive! But thanks to the "sterling" customer service of AT&T's internet division, Pilsner's Picks is nearly a week late, and late for the very first time in its nearly fourteen-year history.

Since the playlist is only going to be up for three weeks rather than the usual four, I've only posted eight tunes rather than the regular twelve; there's no point in doing noise reduction and volume equalization on a full list, which…


Added by Pilsner Panther on May 6, 2015 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Miskatonic Monday - HP Lovecraft Inspirational Quotes

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.

This week, we're exploring the inspirational side of Lovecraft.

Do you have a special someone in your life who is addicted to inspirational quotes? Do they cherish their hopes and dreams so much that you find yourself barraged by an unending stream of cheesy Instagram-filtered memes in your…


Added by Tome Wilson on May 4, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

Dreamlike portraits of an engineer's daughter are among the earliest color photos

Mervyn O’Gorman photo 1

Mervyn O’Gorman (1871-1958) is best known as one of the greatest British engineers, and during WW1 was head of the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. O’Gorman was also known as an early pioneer of color photography, and was an artist in addition to his interest aeronautics. Many of his images are included in exhibitions referencing early color photography, including this dreamlike series of his daughter Christina using the Autochrome process in 1913. The…


Added by Tome Wilson on May 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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