Geraldine Farrar by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Geraldine Farrar

Dutch postcard by GG Co., no. 2419.

American silent film star Geraldine Farrar (1882-1967) was one of the most famous opera singers of the early twentieth century and one of the great beauties of her day. She had a large following among young women, who were nicknamed ‘Gerry-flappers’. Her 1901 debut was at the Royal Opera House in Berlin, in the role of Marguerite in Faust. Farrar made her New York Metropolitan Opera debut in Romeo et Juliette in 1906. She appeared in the first Met performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in 1907 and remained a member of the company until her retirement in 1922, singing 29 roles there in 672 performances. From 1915 to 1920, she also starred in more than a dozen films, which were filmed during the then traditional 8 week summer hiatus from the opera house and concert hall. Her films included Cecil B. De Mille’s adaptation of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen (1915). One of her most notable screen roles was as Joan of Arc in Joan the Woman (Cecil B. DeMille, 1917). Farrar had a seven-year love affair with the Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini. Her ultimatum, that he leave his wife and children and marry her, resulted in Toscanini’s abrupt resignation as principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in 1915. Her marriage to Dutch cinema actor Lou Tellegen the following year was the source of considerable scandal. The marriage ended, as a result of her husband’s numerous affairs, in a very public divorce in 1923. The circumstances of the divorce were brought again to public recollection by Tellegen’s bizarre 1934 suicide in Hollywood. Farrar reportedly said “Why should that interest me?” when told of Tellegen’s death.

Sources: Wikipedia and IMDb.

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Kino Yuzuki Yukari V4 - Calm -

きの式結月ゆかり穏 Model © きの (Kino)

Download (pass: yukarionmmd)

Rules
Editing seems to be allowed, but you can contact Kino to be sure. If you wish to redistribute the edit, you MUST contact Kino.

Comments about the model
The rig is good.
The physics are good.
Are there a lot of expressions ?Yes.
Is it English friendly ? Textures are in English. Bones and expressions are left in japanese. Subsets are translated.

Интерстеллар / Interstellar 5+

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Я два дня думал, как описать этот фильм. 

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Скажу так: это лучший фильм на данный момент из всех, что я видел. Это фильм, который я буду показывать своим студентам.

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Что это за фильм?
Это всё лучшее, что мог сделать Кристофер Нолан впитав творчество Тарковского, Куарона, Скарсезе, Аронофски.

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Представляете, если Солярис Тарковского соединить с Гравитацией Куарона и с картинкой Бэя?

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Вот такой фильм. 

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IMDB: 9,2

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Viktor Tsoi (21.06.1962 - 15.08.1990) - rock-musician, songwriter and artist. More known as founder and leader of rock band “Kino”

Initially Tsoi and several famous in a narrow circles musicians rehearsed their songs at flats before not numerous audience. Later Tsoi got acquainted with Boris Grebenshchikov who helped him to establish a group. First performances was of success and “Kino” became famous. Their songs broached social aspects of life, that caused a wide public response. At the time of Perestroika their texts were actual, especially antiwar.

The death of Viktor Tsoi aroused many conspiracy theories of it, but none of it was ever proved. Public outcry was so strong that some fans committed suicide. Thousands of people came to the funeral. 

For the whole generation Victor Tsoi became a symbol of protest. Till now his fans write on walls “Tsoi zhiv” (Tsoi is alive) showing that his neither he nor his creativity are forgotten. 

Der Himmel über Berlin (literally The Sky over Berlin or Heaven above Berlin, but titled “Wings of Desire” in English) is a 1987 Franco-German romantic fantasy film directed by German director Wim Wenders. The film is about invisible, immortal angels who populate Berlin and listen to the thoughts of its human inhabitants, comforting those who are in distress. Even though the city is densely populated, many of the people are isolated or estranged from their loved ones. At the time of filming, the Berlin Wall was still standing. One of the angels, played by Bruno Ganz who later played Hitler in Der Untergang (“Downfall”), falls in love with a beautiful, lonely trapeze artist. The angel chooses to become human so that he can experience human sensory pleasures, ranging from enjoying food to touching a loved one, and so that he can experience human love. The film is shot in both a rich, sepia-toned black-and-white and color, with the former being used to represent the world as experienced by the angels. It was followed by a sequel, In weiter Ferne, so nah! (“Faraway, So Close!”) in 1993. A US-American remake called City of Angels with Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan was released in 1998.