Category Archives: movies

Accidentally Wes Anderson

I have been a fan of Wes Anderson’s off-kilter films ever since Rushmore. I’d have a difficult time picking my favorite, but The Grand Budapest Hotel will do in a pinch. The creators of a wonderful Instagram account called  Accidentally Wes Anderson  which collects … Continue reading

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Nature is liberating

Regular readers of TBTP know that I am a bit obsessed with Iceland. And even though I couldn’t visit this year due to the pandemic travel restrictions, I’ve already made plans for my next trip. So until then I must … Continue reading

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These songs of freedom

Paris-based Mathematic Studio produced this wonderful animation for Bob Marley’s timeless “Redemption Song.” Directed by Octave Marsal and Théo de Gueltzl, the video draws heavily on imagery and iconography surrounding the Rastafarian movement.

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Dune, Now and Then

Science Fiction fans around the world—myself included—were excited to see the first trailer for the new Dune film last week. (see below)Although I enjoyed the first cinematic interpretation of Frank Herbert’s interstellar saga, like many I found David Lynch’s version lacking in … Continue reading

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Dear Book People

  Sincerely Erik, is a moving short film written and directed by Naz Riahi about one bookseller struggling in these plague times. Although it is fictional, it poignantly reflects the reality that many folks in the book trade are experiencing all over … Continue reading

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Bookshop Noir

When I stumbled upon the film noir gif below it reminded me what a pivotal role the bookshop Geiger’s Rare Books played in the noir classic. It’s been years since I’ve actually viewed the film, but I got a little … Continue reading

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there’s a bluebird in my heart

Charles Bukowski there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I’m too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you. there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants … Continue reading

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Reading Is Fundamental

I just ran across these oldschool posters that were created by the American Library Association to encourage young people to read more. I guess that they were aiming for Star Wars and Back to the Future fans.

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the more you use, the more you get back

Regular visitors to TBTP may know that my most recent obsession has been roasting my own coffee beans. Fortunately it’s a pursuit that’s heartily supported by friends and family who benefit from the hours of exploration and experimentation. While researching … Continue reading

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A lawsuit waiting to happen

Swedish artist Daniel Björk is behind these horrifically funny visions of classic horror films reimagined as Disney’s Wonderful World of Reading vintage children’s books. Enjoy before the lawyers make them disappear.  

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