Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1: Mythologies

{1} City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931), the third out of the six Chaplin films I've seen today. I'm too lazy to set up my dvd player to the bigger, better tv set, so I keep on watching dvds on the tiny tv screen in my room. Not the ideal way of watching films, but then again, I've never really cared about that. Plus, I've become somewhat fascinated with the effects created when photographing this screen. It's like taking its fingerprints.

{2-3} Mythologies, by Roland Barthes, and cherry flavored green tea. It's about time I started reading Barthes. I'm only halfway through Mythologies, yet I already understand why he's an important author for feminist theory. Even though I could read it in original, I didn't feel like staring at a screen when I could borrow the Romanian translation from my local library. I like its particular smell. I like its cracked spine. You don't get that from an ebook.

{3} Lately I've been enjoying marshmallows. A lot. These are Haribo marshmallows, the only type I can find around here. But my thoughts are still with that one American marshmallow I ate many years ago, roasted over a campfire and sandwiched between a cracker and a piece of chocolate. I also associate marshmallows with Xavier Dolan's delicious Les amours imaginaires:

Les amours imaginaires (Xavier Dolan, 2010)

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