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The Art of Movie Titles

ArtOfTheTitle.com features film and television title designs from around the world. “We honor the artists who design excellent title sequences. We discuss and display their work with a desire to foster more of it, via stills and video links, interviews, creator notes, and comments.”

The website features opening title design for film and television from Croatia, New Zealand, Serbia, Russia, the United States, Brazil, England, France, India, Japan, Italy, Chile, Mexico, Yugoslavia and Egypt.

Beautiful 4th of July in the Austin City Limits

I fell in love with my friend’s iPhone this weekend…I downloaded the Instagram app and sparks were flying (and not just for the 4th of July ha-ha)

Here’s how it went-

Me: “Hey uh..charmaine..umm can I see your iPhone for a sec?? Thanks.”

…5 minutes later…

Me: “OH uh yeah can I just..REALLY QUICK! REALLY QUICK!”

…2 minutes later…

Me: “Ok so-and-so texted, want me to write back for you? It’ll just be easier if I act like your personal assistant and respond to texts so I can take pics. You know… BE EFFICIENT! haha!” (with a crazy psycho laugh at the end)

Here are some shots I took with Charmaine’s phone (thanks charmz and thank you apple!)

The Capital of Texas
Pool Time
Charmz

Boot Shopping

Real Texas Boots

Allen Boots 1522 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78704
Checking out Boots

Our dear former gavvvaanah of California- Arnold got his boots there too !

South Congress Cafe- 1600 South Congress AvenueAustin, TX 78704

 We had a delicious brunch at South Congress Cafe + all of the people eating there looked like they belonged in an indie film.


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Jo's Cafe -300 South Congress Austin, Texas 78704

Our new boots boxed up and relaxing at Jo's Cafe

Bye bye Austin

Preview: Penelope Cruz + US Vogue June 2011

Photographer: Mario Testino


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Welcome to the Circus: Reese Witherspoon + Vogue 2011

Photographer: Peter Lindbergh

I recently saw the movie Water for Elephants–Definitely check it out!

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“The King of Cool” –Steve McQueen and Robert Downey Jr.

Steve McQueen with Faye Dunaway on the set of “The Thomas Crown Affair ”

American actor Steve McQueen was dubbed “The King of Cool” title because of his anti-hero persona which developed during the height of the counterculture movement in the 60’s. Being one of the “A-List actors” of his time- he starred in many box office hits during the 60’s and 70’s. He lived a short life, dying at the age of 50 due to mesothelioma.

“When Steve McQueen died 26 years ago, he left behind two custom-made trunks containing 16 leather-bound notebooks full of drawings, period photographs, a detailed script continuity containing over 1,700 pages of hand-typed/written material by McQueen. This was the remains of his lost vanity project titled Yucatan, a blueprint for a movie written entirely without dialogue, in a ‘hyper-stylized poetry.'” –(info from slashfilm.com)

Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, film producer Susan Downey, have formed their own production company, Team Downey, and their first project is producing McQueen’s Yucatan–which will be released sometime this year.

Robert Downey Jr. with his wife Susan Downey

-Atessa Nicole-

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Woody Allen’s new movie ‘Midnight in Paris’ (Trailer + Photos)

THE TRAILER:

First Barcelona with Vicki, Cristina, Barcelona and now Pariii with Midnight in Paris. I wonder if Italy is next…

Midnight in Paris directed and written by Woody Allen

The cast includes: France’s First Lady: Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Adrian Brody, and Owen Wilson…just to name a few

Release date: May 20, 2011

xx, Atessa Nicole

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Vincent Cassel

Vincent and his wife, Monica Bellucci

The New York Times Magazine has recently done a sequence called “14 Actors Acting”. They chose performers who have defined cinema in 2010 and these clips portray the essence of previous generations. By watching you will see why they are such classics.

You might remember Vincent from Oceans 12 or his more recent film, The Black Swan where he plays the ballet director. He is the leading man in France and has been making his way in the American film industry. My favorite clip from “14 Actors Acting” is performed by Vincent Cassel.

^He is reenacting Fred Astaire who has been in many classics such as Funny Face with Audrey Hepurn.

 

^The Laser dance performed by Vincent in Oceans 12

The song is always on my playlists! Thé à la Menthe by La Caution

picture by: Ellen von Unwerth