Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Simpsons voices... classic.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

This guy is amazing...

Monday, December 25, 2006



I know that everyone has all day to flip through the internet's 100 coolest film sites :) Because I know this, I've added the link here

Sunday, December 10, 2006


Desires of erotic
experimentation with multiple partners
fade
away
as I look into her eyes
love.

Saturday, December 09, 2006



This is a recently released article from the Utah Valley State College newspaper. They interviewed me regarding an International Cinema I've been setting up for the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at UVSC. For more information check out our new blog at: http://uvscic.blogspot.com.

International Film Festival
By Eleanor Takahashi
December 2, 2006

How are Che Guevara’s adolescent motorcycle trip, a young German racing to prevent a crime, and a Parisian girl finding love for the first time interrelated? For starters, you’ll be able to see each of them on campus throughout the 2007 school year. That’s because UVSC’s international honors society, Phi Theta Kappa, will debut their Utah Valley International Cinema (UVIC) program to campus audiences this December. The organization’s hope is that this international film experience will assist in educating students about global issues, while providing quality entertainment. As UVIC’s student organizer, Torben Bernhard puts it, “The international film scene is thriving, (but) despite the increase in exposure, many people still have not seen the many great foreign films that have been released over (the past) 50 years.”

Students, staff and faculty that are interested in participating will be thrilled by the organization's free admission, with many shows containing an added bonus. “The cinema intends to become a permanent fixture of UVSC in the next few years, and we've also invited faculty to participate by giving short lectures at the beginning of films,” stated Bernhard. Beginning in January, films will be exhibited the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at a UVSC venue. The selections include films from locations that are as diverse as the Middle East to South America and Africa. Bernhard’s hope is that the campus community will not only become involved in the events, but also in the discussions that the filmmakers raise. “The films will deal with issues from terrorism, love, redemption to strong cultural tradition. (I hope they) will spark up great conversation and help us start thinking more ‘internationally.’”

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Thursday, September 21, 2006



Ode to the Beat

I never felt patriotic until I discovered the beat --

My hips possessed, gyrating to its rhythm

The melody could have birthed in my spirit

Fireworks and tired independence celebrations fail to move me --

Nauseated by insincere flag waving and shallow ribbons

Traditions of the past feel awkward

But the beat --

Driving my mind into the center of Miles' trumpet

Climbing out at the end of the 'I have a dream' speech

With enough time to hitchhike with Kerouac to a road of perceived freedom

Speeding on countless highways with jazz and intermissions of crappy rock n' roll blaring

Finding beauty in the grime

Discovering truth in the overlooked crevices of existence

Revealing --

An American spirit; raw and unique in form


The collection I covet:
Click on image above or link

Monday, September 18, 2006

Just in case you were getting bored with my other lists, here's another one:

American Film Institute's Top 100 Movies
AFI Top Movies


1. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. Casablanca (1942)
3. The Godfather (1972)
4. Gone With the Wind (1939)
5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
6. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
7. The Graduate (1967)
8. On the Waterfront (1954)
9. Schindler's List (1993)
10. Singin' In the Rain (1952)
11. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
12. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
13. The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)
14. Some Like It Hot (1959)
15. Star Wars (1977)
16. All About Eve (1950)
17. The African Queen (1951)
18. Psycho (1960)
19. Chinatown (1974)
20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
23. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
24. Raging Bull (1980)
25. E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
26. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
27. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
28. Apocalypse Now (1979)
29. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
31. Annie Hall (1977)
32. The Godfather, Part II (1974)
33. High Noon (1952)
34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
35. It Happened One Night (1934)
36. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
38. Double Indemnity (1944)
39. Dr. Zhivago (1965)
40. North By Northwest (1959)
41. West Side Story (1961)
42. Rear Window (1954)
43. King Kong (1933)
44. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
45. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
46. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
47. Taxi Driver (1976)
48. Jaws (1975)
49. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
51. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
52. From Here To Eternity (1953)
53. Amadeus (1984)
54. All Quiet On the Western Front (1930)
55. The Sound of Music (1965)
56. M*A*S*H (1970)
57. The Third Man (1949)
58. Fantasia (1940)
59. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
60. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
61. Vertigo (1958)
62. Tootsie (1982)
63. Stagecoach (1939)
64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
65. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
66. Network (1976)
67. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
68. An American In Paris (1951)
69. Shane (1953)
70. The French Connection (1971)
71. Forrest Gump (1994)
72. Ben-Hur (1959)
73. Wuthering Heights (1939)
74. The Gold Rush (1925)
75. Dances With Wolves (1990)
76. City Lights (1931)
77. American Graffiti (1973)
78. Rocky (1976)
79. The Deer Hunter (1978)
80. The Wild Bunch (1969)
81. Modern Times (1936)
82. Giant (1956)
83. Platoon (1986)
84. Fargo (1996)
85. Duck Soup (1933)
86. Mutiny On the Bounty (1935)
87. Frankenstein (1931)
88. Easy Rider (1969)
89. Patton (1970)
90. The Jazz Singer (1927)
91. My Fair Lady (1964)
92. A Place In the Sun (1951)
93. The Apartment (1960)
94. Goodfellas (1990)
95. Pulp Fiction (1994)
96. The Searchers (1956)
97. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
98. Unforgiven (1992)
99. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
100. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

AFI Funny Movies


1. Some Like It Hot (1959)
2. Tootsie (1982)
3. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
4. Annie Hall (1977)
5. Duck Soup (1933)
6. Blazing Saddles (1974)
7. M*A*S*H (1970)
8. It Happened One Night (1934)
9. The Graduate (1967)
10. Airplane! (1980)
11. The Producers (1968)
12. A Night At the Opera (1935)
13. Young Frankenstein (1974)
14. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
15. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
16. Singin' In the Rain (1952)
17. The Odd Couple (1968)
18. The General (1927)
19. His Girl Friday (1940)
20. The Apartment (1960)
21. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
22. Adam's Rib (1949)
23. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
24. Born Yesterday (1950)
25. The Gold Rush (1925)
26. Being There (1979)
27. There's Something About Mary (1998)
28. Ghostbusters (1984)
29. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
30. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
31. Raising Arizona (1987)
32. The Thin Man (1934)
33. Modern Times (1936)
34. Groundhog Day (1993)
35. Harvey (1950)
36. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
37. The Great Dictator (1940)
38. City Lights (1931)
39. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
40. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
41. Moonstruck (1987)
42. Big (1988)
43. American Graffiti (1973)
44. My Man Godfrey (1936)
45. Harold and Maude (1971)
46. Manhattan (1979)
47. Shampoo (1975)
48. A Shot In the Dark (1964)
49. To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
50. Cat Ballou (1965)
51. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
52. Ninotchka (1939)
53. Arthur (1981)
54. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
55. The Lady Eve (1941)
56. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
57. Diner (1982)
58. It's a Gift (1934)
59. A Day At the Races (1937)
60. Topper (1937)
61. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
62. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
63. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
64. Broadcast News (1987)
65. Horse Feathers (1932)
66. Take the Money and Run (1969)
67. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
68. The Awful Truth (1937)
69. Bananas (1971)
70. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
71. Caddyshack (1980)
72. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
73. Monkey Business (1931)
74. Nine To Five (1980)
75. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
76. Victor/Victoria (1982)
77. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
78. Road To Morocco (1942)
79. The Freshman (1925)
80. Sleeper (1973)
81. The Navigator (1924)
82. Private Benjamin (1980)
83. Father of the Bride (1950)
84. Lost In America (1985)
85. Dinner At Eight (1933)
86. City Slickers (1991)
87. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
88. Beetlejuice (1988)
89. The Jerk (1979)
90. Woman of the Year (1942)
91. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
92. Ball of Fire (1941)
93. Fargo (1996)
94. Auntie Mame (1958)
95. Silver Streak (1976)
96. Sons of the Desert (1933)
97. Bull Durham (1988)
98. The Court Jester (1956)
99. The Nutty Professor (1963)
100. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

AFI Thrilling Movies


1. Psycho (1960)
2. Jaws (1975)
3. The Exorcist (1973)
4. North By Northwest (1959)
5. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
6. Alien (1979)
7. The Birds (1963)
8. The French Connection (1971)
9. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
10. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
11. The Godfather (1972)
12. King Kong (1933)
13. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
14. Rear Window (1954)
15. Deliverance (1972)
16. Chinatown (1974)
17. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
18. Vertigo (1958)
19. The Great Escape (1963)
20. High Noon (1952)
21. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
22. Taxi Driver (1976)
23. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
24. Double Indemnity (1944)
25. Titanic (1997)
26. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
27. Star Wars (1977)
28. Fatal Attraction (1987)
29. The Shining (1980)
30. The Deer Hunter (1978)
31. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
32. Strangers On a Train (1951)
33. The Fugitive (1993)
34. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
35. Jurassic Park (1993)
36. Bullitt (1968)
37. Casablanca (1942)
38. Notorious (1946)
39. Die Hard (1988)
40. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
41. Dirty Harry (1971)
42. The Terminator (1984)
43. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
44. E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
45. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
46. Carrie (1976)
47. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
48. Dial M For Murder (1954)
49. Ben-Hur (1959)
50. Marathon Man (1976)
51. Raging Bull (1980)
52. Rocky (1976)
53. Pulp Fiction (1994)
54. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
55. Wait Until Dark (1967)
56. Frankenstein (1931)
57. All the President's Men (1976)
58. The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)
59. Planet of the Apes (1968)
60. The Sixth Sense (1999)
61. Cape Fear (1962)
62. Spartacus (1960)
63. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
64. Touch of Evil (1958)
65. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
66. The Matrix (1999)
67. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
68. Halloween (1978)
69. The Wild Bunch (1969)
70. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
71. Goldfinger (1964)
72. Platoon (1986)
73. Laura (1944)
74. Blade Runner (1982)
75. The Third Man (1949)
76. Thelma and Louise (1991)
77. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
78. Gaslight (1944)
79. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
80. Rebecca (1940)
81. The Omen (1976)
82. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
83. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
84. Poltergeist (1982)
85. Dracula (1931)
86. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
87. The Thing From Another World (1951)
88. 12 Angry Men (1957)
89. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
90. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
91. Braveheart (1995)
92. Body Heat (1981)
93. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
94. The China Syndrome (1979)
95. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
96. Blue Velvet (1986)
97. Safety Last (1923)
98. Blood Simple (1984)
99. Speed (1994)
100. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

AFI Passionate Movies


1. Casablanca (1942)
2. Gone With the Wind (1939)
3. West Side Story (1961)
4. Roman Holiday (1953)
5. An Affair To Remember (1957)
6. The Way We Were (1973)
7. Dr. Zhivago (1965)
8. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
9. Love Story (1970)
10. City Lights (1931)
11. Annie Hall (1977)
12. My Fair Lady (1964)
13. Out of Africa (1985)
14. The African Queen (1951)
15. Wuthering Heights (1939)
16. Singin' In the Rain (1952)
17. Moonstruck (1987)
18. Vertigo (1958)
19. Ghost (1990)
20. From Here To Eternity (1953)
21. Pretty Woman (1990)
22. On Golden Pond (1981)
23. Now, Voyager (1942)
24. King Kong (1933)
25. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
26. The Lady Eve (1941)
27. The Sound of Music (1965)
28. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
29. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
30. Swing Time (1936)
31. The King and I (1956)
32. Dark Victory (1939)
33. Camille (1937)
34. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
35. Gigi (1958)
36. Random Harvest (1942)
37. Titanic (1997)
38. It Happened One Night (1934)
39. An American In Paris (1951)
40. Ninotchka (1939)
41. Funny Girl (1968)
42. Anna Karenina (1935)
43. A Star Is Born (1954)
44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
45. Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
46. To Catch a Thief (1955)
47. Splendor In the Grass (1961)
48. Last Tango In Paris (1972)
49. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
50. Shakespeare In Love (1998)
51. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
52. The Graduate (1967)
53. A Place In the Sun (1951)
54. Sabrina (1954)
55. Reds (1981)
56. The English Patient (1996)
57. Two For the Road (1967)
58. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
59. Picnic (1955)
60. To Have and Have Not (1944)
61. Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
62. The Apartment (1960)
63. Sunrise (1927)
64. Marty (1955)
65. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
66. Manhattan (1979)
67. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
68. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
69. Harold and Maude (1971)
70. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
71. Way Down East (1920)
72. Roxanne (1987)
73. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
74. Woman of the Year (1942)
75. The American President (1995)
76. The Quiet Man (1952)
77. The Awful Truth (1937)
78. Coming Home (1978)
79. Jezebel (1939)
80. The Sheik (1921)
81. The Goodbye Girl (1977)
82. Witness (1985)
83. Morocco (1930)
84. Double Indemnity (1944)
85. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
86. Notorious (1946)
87. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
88. The Princess Bride (1987)
89. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
90. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
91. Working Girl (1988)
92. Porgy and Bess (1959)
93. Dirty Dancing (1987)
94. Body Heat (1981)
95. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
96. Barefoot In the Park (1967)
97. Grease (1978)
98. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
99. Pillow Talk (1959)
100. Jerry Maguire (1996)

AFI Inspiring Movies


1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
3. Schindler's List (1993)
4. Rocky (1976)
5. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
6. E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
7. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
8. Breaking Away (1979)
9. Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
10. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
11. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
12. Apollo 13 (1995)
13. Hoosiers (1986)
14. The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)
15. The Miracle Worker (1962)
16. Norma Rae (1979)
17. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
18. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
19. The Right Stuff (1983)
20. Philadelphia (1993)
21. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
22. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
23. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
24. National Velvet (1944)
25. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
26. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
27. High Noon (1952)
28. Field of Dreams (1989)
29. Gandhi (1982)
30. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
31. Glory (1989)
32. Casablanca (1942)
33. City Lights (1931)
34. All the President's Men (1976)
35. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
36. On the Waterfront (1954)
37. Forrest Gump (1994)
38. Pinocchio (1940)
39. Star Wars (1977)
40. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
41. The Sound of Music (1965)
42. 12 Angry Men (1957)
43. Gone With the Wind (1939)
44. Spartacus (1960)
45. On Golden Pond (1981)
46. Lilies of the Field (1963)
47. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
48. The African Queen (1951)
49. Meet John Doe (1941)
50. Seabiscuit (2003)
51. The Color Purple (1985)
52. Dead Poets Society (1989)
53. Shane (1953)
54. Rudy (1993)
55. The Defiant Ones (1958)
56. Ben-Hur (1959)
57. Sergeant York (1941)
58. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
59. Dances With Wolves (1990)
60. The Killing Fields (1984)
61. Sounder (1972)
62. Braveheart (1995)
63. Rain Man (1988)
64. The Black Stallion (1979)
65. A Raisin In the Sun (1961)
66. Silkwood (1983)
67. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
68. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
69. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
70. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
71. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
72. Dark Victory (1939)
73. Erin Brockovich (2000)
74. Gunga Din (1939)
75. The Verdict (1982)
76. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
77. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
78. Thelma and Louise (1991)
79. The Ten Commandments (1956)
80. Babe (1995)
81. Boys Town (1938)
82. Fiddler On the Roof (1971)
83. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
84. Serpico (1973)
85. What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)
86. Stand and Deliver (1988)
87. Working Girl (1988)
88. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
89. Harold and Maude (1972)
90. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
91. The Paper Chase (1973)
92. Fame (1980)
93. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
94. Captains Courageous (1937)
95. Places In the Heart (1984)
96. Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993)
97. Madame Curie (1943)
98. The Karate Kid (1984)
99. Ray (2004)
100. Chariots of Fire (1981)

AFI Musicals


1. Singin' In the Rain (1952)
2. West Side Story (1961)
3. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
4. The Sound of Music (1965)
5. Cabaret (1972)
6. Mary Poppins (1964)
7. A Star Is Born (1954)
8. My Fair Lady (1964)
9. An American In Paris (1951)
10. Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
11. The King and I (1956)
12. Chicago (2002)
13. 42nd Street (1933)
14. All That Jazz (1979)
15. Top Hat (1935)
16. Funny Girl (1968)
17. The Band Wagon (1953)
18. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
19. On the Town (1949)
20. Grease (1978)
21. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)
22. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
23. Guys and Dolls (1955)
24. Show Boat (1936)
25. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Friday, September 08, 2006


Recent Poem

Nature -

I'm sick of seeking inspiration in nature
I want to seek inspiration in my own nature
Find the valley's within me
Climb the mountains in my chest
Dig out truth from the corners
Of a being less known