1. the-overlook-hotel:

    Filming jack Nicholson’s iconic “Here’s Johnny!” moment on the set of The Shining.

    The camera has been heavily protected from Jack’s axe and the debris which resulted from hacking open the door.


  2. "[Eddie] Lampert runs Sears like a hedge fund portfolio, with dozens of autonomous businesses competing for his attention and money. An outspoken advocate of free-market economics and fan of the novelist Ayn Rand, he created the model because he expected the invisible hand of the market to drive better results. If the company’s leaders were told to act selfishly, he argued, they would run their divisions in a rational manner, boosting overall performance. Instead, the divisions turned against each other—and Sears and Kmart, the overarching brands, suffered."

  3. "And the reason privacy is so critical is because it’s only when we know we’re not being watched that we can engage in creativity, or dissent, or pushing the boundaries of what’s deemed acceptable. A society in which people feel like they’re always being watched is one that breeds conformity, because people will avoid doing anything that can prompt judgment or condemnation. This is a crucial part of why a surveillance state is so damaging — it’s why all tyrannies know that watching people is the key to keeping them in line. Because only when you’re not being watched can you really be a free individual."
  4. neverwear:

    my bosses trade presents….

    lucky lucky kitty.

    (via neil-gaiman)

  5. cinephilearchive:

    For the avid Sellers fan, this is the jackpot—the pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow. The Peter Sellers Story UNCUT: As He Filmed It, a very rare 3 hour version (not 90 min condensed rebroadcast version). Using a unique collection of his own home movies shot between 1948 and 1977 and discovered years after his death, this film presents an intriguing and intimate portrait of Peter Sellers. Told in his own words, and including many well-known personalities from Stanley Kubrick, Sophia Loren and Robert Wagner to members of the Royal Family, in particular Princess Margaret and Prince Charles, this revealing film builds a fascinating and definitive record of a unique genius.  

    With endless thanks to Peter Lydon

    (Source: cinephilearchive)


  6. "The derivatives exchange bought the New York Stock Exchange. So the New York Stock Exchange was purchased by its own abstraction. And the New York Stock Exchange was already an abstraction of commerce. Which was already an abstraction of culture. So what’s happening is we’re creating new and greater and better and more abstract abstractions in order to squish more time into this teeny little thing. Because what are we doing? What’s the real story here? We’re trying to extend the obsolete agendas of the industrial age into the digital age."
  7. at JR’s Ocean Grill