Who Owns The Stars And Stripes?


Dont bother answering, the title is merely retorical.

Tumblr

So i get home from my hometown only to find that i am being accused of being a theif (only two people has ever called me that with impunity, both times on the web).

The reason, a girl on Tumblr claims ownership of a picture from 1927.

Not even the studio who made the movie does anymore (as far as i can see copyrights has expired?) , but thats beside the point.

Reason for her claim is that she has made this almost a century old picture twitch a little bit ( a “Gif”).

So, out of an entire movie ( i think it is about 90 minutes long) from 1927 she “owns” the picture because it twitches???

I am threatened with losing my (Tumblr) account because of “copyright infringement” and my post is deleted simply because i didnt add her name to a picture taken by someone else a hundred years before she was born.

And this on Tumblr ( i have a good lust finding the real copyright holders lawyers to anything on her Tumblr and alert them  ), a place where people post pictures for no other reason than to post pictures all the time.

I have a hard time beliving any of them are under some permission by the owners.

Unless they are personal friends with Allyson Hannigan, owns a tardis and travels through time, owns a major studio or two that   made some movies like 20:th Century Fox or Warner Brothers and a couple of major record labels?

Do they?

“Transformative”

Now if i take a picture of Chaplin, (where copyrights have expired) and make it a bit bluer i might claim that it is transformed (i have done some work on it).

If someone else takes that (now bluer) picture and adds a red nose that could also be considered transformative.

Then i,who made it blue, can complain. Not owning the original picture i am  still the one making it bluer and the one adding the nose might be considered “steeling” the work of making it bluer.

In the rest of the world this is called being anal.

The crime commited by the thief Marcel

What i did was making a photo set of several pictures from the 1920´s to use to show people what one of my blogs was about (a picture of a gangster, one from a movie, a flapper, a dancer and so on).

These pictures i simply (and logically) took from the archive of said blog, without checking if any of their original posters had any strange and exotic demands on what you had to do before posting the material that isnt morally theirs anyway.

I didnt even react to the picture in question being a Gif made by anyone but simply saw it as a scene from the movie.

I was never contacted either until Tumblr themselves did so.

I am now waiting to see if i will be contacted by some American who owns the copyrights for the Latin alphabet for infringing on his rights by writing.

It is clear that i am a thief without morals or honour and should be ashamed for using Tumblr the way everybody else does (actually, i normally always post source).

In my country most “minor cases” as it is called does not exist.

We simply solve it by being adults instead.

A picture of Ivor Novello and June Tripp from Alfred Hitchcock´s “The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog” that is pretty much identical to the one i write about, but not “twitching”. Let´s see if the Gestapo will be at my door for using it without writing that it was posted by: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/aug/09/the-lodger-a-story-review …..who doesent own it either but simply wrote a review of the movie. Photograph: BFI

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54


 

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in “The Green Mile” and such other box office hits as “Armageddon,” ”Planet of the Apes” and “Kung Fu Panda,” is dead at age 54.

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/actor-michael-clarke-duncan-dead-54-214440462.html

 

One of those actors you just liked!

And he got himself to where he wanted to be, where he belonged.

His role in “The Green Mile” is still one of the best i´ve seen!

The Coward Whineth


I wonder if one thing that keeps me procrastinating or passive is the mere fact that anything worth doing has so much obstacles in it and so much inertia that it gets overwhealming.

The Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated MP3 Clear.

Ramones – I wann Be Sedated!
Lyrics:
Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go I wanna be sedated
Nothin’ to do and no where to go-o-oh I wanna be sedated
Just get me to the airport put me on a plane
Hurry hurry hurry before I go insane
I can’t control my fingers I can’t control my brain
Oh no no no no no
Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go….
Just put me in a wheelchair, get me on a plane
Hurry hurry hurry before I go insane
I can’t control my fingers I can’t control my brain
Oh no no no no no
Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go I wanna be sedated
Nothin’ to do and no where to go-o-o I wanna be sedated
Just put me in a wheelchair get me to the show
Hurry hurry hurry before I go loco
I can’t control my fingers I can’t control my toes
Oh no no no no no
Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go…
Just put me in a wheelchair…
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba I wanna be sedated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba I wanna be sedated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba I wanna be sedated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba I wanna be sedated

It is like everything is designed to keep you in your place.

With the right family name you could go far in any field regardless of talent, knowledge , skill or discipline but with the “wrong” background it is like everything, yourself included ,conspire to keep you where you are.

Dreams seem far away usually having some prerequisite that often dont feel nessecary

Someone said: “Be so good you cant be ignored”.

I´m not sure it works that way.

First of all if they ignore you nobody will know whether you are good or not.

Second, if they do the chosing, you are only as good as they say you are.

In a sense we still have nobility.

Indie

I´m a big beliver in “Do it yourself” and think both within film, music, dance and many other artforms we will see a lot go places without any big corporations or names in their back.

However, even doing something on your own with little or no budget still takes a whole group of a certain type ,talent and personality.

The Whiner

Notice that i´m not saying there should be no demands, nor that people that have done something for years doesent know what they´re doing.

I´m not feeling down because of a “No” at an audition. Most auditions ends with a “No”.

I´m feeling down because i wont even drag my ass to an audition.

Call it cowardice, call it self fulfilling prophesy, i just havent experinced much traction in my life.

The rule seems to “Stay where you are”.

“When we need a guy from the wrong side of the tracks we will make one”.

Ultimately

….i am fully aware that a big, maybe the biggest problem lies within my own morals.

At least just dreaming of going places and doing things is “better” than getting proof that you wont.

I hate being at the outside looking in and maybe being marooned here in smalltown, cowturd county has made me feel like that more than ever?

A problem with living here is that there isnt even anyone to get a “No” from.

Martin Short As Sebastian Ballentine ( Law & Order: Special Victims Unit )


Incredible! What an actor!
I´m used to see Martin Short as “the funny guy” but here he plays a rather disgusting murderer / rapist / psychic charlatan who kills virgins.
I love how i can see that it is he (the actor) and yet….very convincing performance.

 

Martin Short is an actor who played Sebastian Ballentine in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season six episode “Pure”.

Martin Hayter ShortCM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He starred in such comedic films as Three AmigosInnerspacePure LuckJungle 2 JungleMars Attacks!Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II and created the characters of Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley.

 

The Way I Am Used To See Him:

Short is no newcomer to dramatic roles but i´m more used to see him as wedding planers with accents that make you want to kill him , a little guy with a big sombero and other comedy roles so Sebastian was like a bucket of cold water, an artistic bitch slap proving what an actor he is. I actually looked at the credits to make SURE it was actually him despite recognizing him.

 

Jiminy Glick

Ed Grimley

Three Amigos

 

 

 

Emma Chambers


They are rerunning “The Vicar Of Dibley” for the third or fourth time in Sweden now so i guess i´m not the only one liking it.
I adore Emma Chambers and her character Alice Tinker is my favorite, sexy……vegetable. 😉
I would love to see her play a murderer or cop or something just for the contrast.

 

Emma G. Chambers (born 11 March 1964) is an English actress. Her work includes the role Alice Tinker in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley and Honey Thacker in the film Notting Hill (1999)

Chambers was born in DoncasterWest Riding of Yorkshire, where she went to school at St. Mary’s. Her secondary education was at St Swithun’s SchoolWinchesterHampshire. She then trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in the 1980s, where she was a classmate of actor Ross Kemp. Her sister is Sarah Doukas of Storm Model Management

I adore her!

Career

After taking some smaller parts on television productions such as The Bill, in November 1994 Chambers played the role of Charity Pecksniff in the TV serialisation of the Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit. In the same month she first played the role of Alice Tinker in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley. Chambers appeared in all 24 episodes. In 1998 Chambers won the British Comedy Award for Best Actress for her performance. Her last outing as Alice was the Comic Relief Special in March 2007.

In 1998 Chambers took the role of Helen Yardley in the TV series How Do You Want Me?, and 1999, she appeared in the film Notting Hill, as Honey, the sister of Hugh Grant‘s character.

In 2000 she was cast as Martha Thompson in Take a Girl Like You, a made for TV drama based on the Kingsley Amis novel and a remake of the 1970 film.

Chambers worked as a voice performer in the animated made-for-TV film The Wind in the Willows in 1995. In 2003 she provided the voice of Spotty for two episodes in the TV seriesLittle Robots. Her episodes were called “Spotty Rules” and “Spotty’s Clean Machine”.

She was in theatre for about 10 years before her major break in television. She has appeared in a number of stage productions including Tartuffe and Invisible Friends. In 2002 she toured with the Michael Frayn play, Benefactors, where she starred opposite Neil Pearson.

She currently lives with husband, fellow actor Ian M. Dunn  in LymingtonHampshire.

From “Notting Hill”

 

Filmography