crossroads films


“…the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.”

Oh, no. No, sir. He’s white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He likes to travel around with a mean old hound. That’s right.

Movie in My Head: Bruce Conner and Beyond | MoMA

Tonight: P. Adams Sitney, co-founder of Anthology Film Archives, introduces two of Bruce Conner’s best known compilations of American disasters: REPORT (1963–67), his record of the media’s shaping of the Kennedy assassination, and his most concise statement on television; and CROSSROADS (1976), his revision of military footage from the 1945 atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll. The works will be preceded by earlier films A MOVIE (1958) and COSMIC RAY (1961), and paired with Christopher MacLaine’s “The End” (1953).  

The screening is part of the film program “Movie in My Head: Bruce Conner and Beyond,” a survey of Conner’s films alongside contemporaneous and later works that demonstrate his continuing influence. “BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE,” a retrospective of the artist’s 50-year career, is on view through October 2.

[Bruce Conner. CROSSROADS. 1976. 35mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound). The Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Accessions Committee Fund purchase), with the generous support of the New Art Trust. © Bruce Conner 2016. Courtesy Conner Family Trust]

(via Movie in My Head: Bruce Conner and Beyond | MoMA)

anonymous asked:

You're a Britney Stan right? pls explain to me how your fave ever had a career

Originally posted by crazy4pinky-stinky

first of all, it’s *has not “had”

and let me shortly give you my full Britney Stan explanation.

As a teenager, she already had a career as a childstar. Not only did she star on Broadway, but she also starred in the very successful Disney show “The Mickey Mouse Club”, alongside of Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling. When she was only 17, her debut single, Baby One More Time came out and it was an instant worldwide hit. A song everyone remembers because of the sexy school girl outfit, which by the way, was Britney’s own idea. She was a (pre-)teen sensation over night and quickly followed her first album up with Oops! I Did It again in 2000. That’s when she performed her first (memorable) VMA performance and shocked the world with her flawless striptease on stage. And yes, it was partially live.

Over the next four years, she’d not only grow as an artist and bring out “Britney” and “In The Zone”, but she’d also surpise everyone with a heartwarming coming of age film, “Crossroads” (written by Shonda Rhimes, of “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Scandal” and “HTGAWM”

)But she fell in love and soon married Kevin Federline and had two children very early in their marriage. And all though their marriage fell apart after two and a half years and she basically had a full blown mental breakdown in February 2007, she still managed to make one of her best albums for far, Blackout. Loved by both the fans and the critics. Sure, by now she’s imfamous for her lipsyncing, but us fans still look back at iconic performances, including the legendary “kiss performance” with Madonna and Christina Aguilera three years earlier.

Fast forward to a year later, 2008. Many heartaches, custody battles, bad friends & relationships later. Not to mention her total and utter lack of privacy. She releases Womanizer. Catchy. Fun. Relatable. And damn it, that video looks good. Ten years after her debut, she rose from the ashes. And yet again proved to be a great inspiration for many young girls, women (and gay men lol).

After her Circus album in 2008, she released Femme Fatale in 2011. Another typical and catchy pop album. And those two albums had fantastic world tours. I can know, I went to both. They both blew my socks off.

And yes, she sung live. in 2013, she brought out Britney Jean. It wasn’t a fan fave, but she managed to turn it around with her show Piece Of Me in Las Vegas. Since December 2013, she’s been putting on a great show  and it’s been a major success.

And then… she came out with Glory. Glory is everything that Britney Jean was not. As some people decribed, Glory is the new Blackout. With both Glory and her Piece Of Me show, she continues to show the world that she is worthy of the incredible career she’s had. No matter how many times she lip syncs.  

anonymous asked:

Are you serious with this fucked up blog Britney didn't invent shit. Film, fedoras and the rest of the bullshit you've mentioned on this blog existed long before her

Can you please provide references? I haven’t seen any films produced before Crossroads and I had never seen anyone wear a fedora before Britney pioneered it. If you really believe what you say, send me a reference of someone wearing a fedora in a film BEFORE Crossroads and I will gladly take my posts down, but I’m a well-read britniologist and I doubt you’ll find one.

Lots of love and happy searching!