The People Look Like Flowers At Last

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"Time and again I, too, have felt so full of luminous torrents that I could burst – burst with forms much more beautiful than those which are put up in frames and sold for a fortune. And I, too, said nothing, showed nothing; I didn’t open my mouth, I didn’t repaint my half of the world. I was ashamed. I was afraid, and I swallowed my shame and my fear. I said to myself: You are mad! What’s the meaning of these waves, these floods, these outbursts? Where is the ebullient, infinite woman who, immersed as she was in her naiveté, kept in the dark about herself, led into self-disdain by the great arm of parental-conjugal phallocentrism, hasn’t been ashamed of her strength? Who, surprised and horrified by the fantastic tumult of her drives (for she was made to believe that a well-adjusted normal woman has a … divine composure), hasn’t accused herself of being a monster? Who, feeling a funny desire stirring inside her (to sing, to write, to dare to speak, in short, to bring out something new), hasn’t thought she was sick? Well, her shameful sickness is that she resists death, that she makes trouble." - – Hélène Cixous, from her literary essay The Laugh of the Medusa

(Source: mermaidchapel.com)




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easymomentsandobsession:

Valley of the Dolls (1967), dir. Mark Robson


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easymomentsandobsession:

La Peau Douce (1964), dir. François Truffaut


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easymomentsandobsession:

Titania Dreaming (2012), Paulina Otylie Surys


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"In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement." - Aldous Huxley

(Source: withveritaserum, via easymomentsandobsession)




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lilypolkadot:

cinema-run-down:

'A teenaged Edie in Silver Hill, a Conneticut-based mental institution.'


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womeninthewindow:

Sophie’s Choice (Alan J. Pakula, 1982)


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salesonfilm:

Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey, 1962) in stills #10


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It Happened One Night (1934) dir. Frank Capra


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