theophile

8

Keith Haring photographed by Tseng Kwong Chi painting the mural at Necker Children’s Hospital in Paris, 1987.

The mural was done with hopes to brighten the days of the sick children. Necker Hospital is known for specializing in rare genetic diseases. The hospital has been under renovation for a couple of years but Haring’s work got saved.

Fun Fact: French physician Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laënnec invented the stethoscope while working at the hospital in 1816.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you could recommend some short stories that would make an interesting short film..I prefer surrealism and magical realism but anything would be helpful! Thank you!

Hey! First of all, you can find a short list of short stories collections here.

For a short film, I’d recommend a few favourites of mine, highly disorienting and atmospheric:

The Horla, Maupassant
The Coffee Pot, Theophile Gauthier
King Copethua, Julien Gracq
The Diamond Necklace, Maupassant
A Tress of Hair, Maupassant
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe
The Dead, James Joyce
Stone Mattress, Margaret Atwood
The Erl-King, Angela Carter
The Lady of the House of Love, Angela Carter
Parable of the Palace, J. L. Borges

I don’t know if they would make good short films, but I hope they’ll inspire you, at least!