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Hysterica Passio

Beauty, Film, Language, and the Occassional Octopus

Finally made time to compile a portfolio of sorts. Please follow http://camsyocumen.com, which has a sub-blog: http://language.camsyocumen.com. Will make an effort to post a photo and a language post as much as possible. :-)

Finally made time to compile a portfolio of sorts. Please follow http://camsyocumen.com, which has a sub-blog: http://language.camsyocumen.com. Will make an effort to post a photo and a language post as much as possible. :-)

If we follow the trajectory of eros we consistently find it tracing out this same route: it moves out from the lover toward the beloved, then ricochets back to the lover himself and the hole in him, unnoticed before. Who is the real subject of most love poems? Not the beloved. It is that hole.

- Eros the Bittersweet: Finding the Edge, Anne Carson 1986

A study in directorial style.

Nadal: When the thought of someone’s decapitated head upsets you, that is love.
- The Dictator, Larry Charles 2012 Written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer

Nadal: When the thought of someone’s decapitated head upsets you, that is love.

- The Dictator, Larry Charles 2012
Written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer

Private: She was programmed with the most tragic back story, ever.

- Wreck-it Ralph, Rich Moore 2012

Private: She was programmed with the most tragic back story, ever.

- Wreck-it Ralph, Rich Moore 2012

Life and Stuff, Kumar Satkunarasa 2011

Nick Halsey: I’m no different than any of you. I just don’t hide in my house.

- Everything Must Go, Dan Rush 2010
(Based on the short story, “Why Don’t You Dance” by Raymond Carver)

Nick Halsey: I’m no different than any of you. I just don’t hide in my house.

- Everything Must Go, Dan Rush 2010
(Based on the short story, “Why Don’t You Dance” by Raymond Carver)

Sam: I know I should be thinking about Mum all the time, and I am. But the truth is, I’m in love and I was before she died, and there’s nothing I can do about it.
Daniel: Aren’t you a bit young to be in love?
Sam: No.
Daniel: Oh, well, okay… right. Well, I mean, I’m a little relieved.
Sam: Why?
Daniel: Well, because I thought it would be something worse.
Sam: Worse than the total agony of being in love?
Daniel: Oh. No, you’re right. Yeah, total agony.

- Love, Actually; Richard Curtis 2003

Sam: I know I should be thinking about Mum all the time, and I am. But the truth is, I’m in love and I was before she died, and there’s nothing I can do about it.
Daniel: Aren’t you a bit young to be in love?
Sam: No.
Daniel: Oh, well, okay… right. Well, I mean, I’m a little relieved.
Sam: Why?
Daniel: Well, because I thought it would be something worse.
Sam: Worse than the total agony of being in love?
Daniel: Oh. No, you’re right. Yeah, total agony.

- Love, Actually; Richard Curtis 2003

willigula:

“Shipwrecked sailors attacked by man-eating sharks” - illustration from Sea and Land: An Illustrated History by JW Buel, 1887

willigula:

“Shipwrecked sailors attacked by man-eating sharks” - illustration from Sea and Land: An Illustrated History by JW Buel, 1887

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