Stuff that’s been going on: Nina stretches, sunsets, belly, tarot. 

darksilenceinsuburbia:

David Oliveira.

Corpo Habitado, Inhabited Body, 2013.

Galeria 111, Porto

brightwalldarkroom:

Things That Are Important and Wonderful: HALT AND CATCH FIRE, a show co-created by Bright Wall/Dark Room staff writer Chris Cantwell (who also happens to be the husband of BW/DR’s Managing Editor, Elizabeth), will officially premiere on AMC on Sunday, June 1st at 10/9c:

"From AMC Studios, the series captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely trio – a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy – take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it. The 10-episode series is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and executive produced by show runner Jonathan Lisco (Southland) and Gran Via Production’s Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Rectify, Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Rectify). Filmed on location in Atlanta, the series stars Lee Pace (Lincoln, Pushing Daisies) as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis (Smashed) as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State) as Donna Clark and Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens) as John Bosworth.
In addition, Halt and Catch Firewill make its world debut this Sat., Mar. 8 at 11/10c during the Film portion of the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. An early screening of the pilot, held at the AMC Theater at Violet Crown Cinemas, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Lisco, Cantwell, Rogers and select cast members.”

A big congratulations to Chris! And please, everybody, watch this show. It’s a few months away, but it shouldn’t be too hard to remember: it’s airing in the Mad Men time slot!

brightwalldarkroom:

Things That Are Important and Wonderful: 

HALT AND CATCH FIRE, a show co-created by Bright Wall/Dark Room staff writer Chris Cantwell (who also happens to be the husband of BW/DR’s Managing Editor, Elizabeth), will officially premiere on AMC on Sunday, June 1st at 10/9c:

"From AMC Studios, the series captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely trio – a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy – take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it. The 10-episode series is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and executive produced by show runner Jonathan Lisco (Southland) and Gran Via Production’s Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Rectify, Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Rectify). Filmed on location in Atlanta, the series stars Lee Pace (Lincoln, Pushing Daisies) as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis (Smashed) as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State) as Donna Clark and Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens) as John Bosworth.

In addition, Halt and Catch Firewill make its world debut this Sat., Mar. 8 at 11/10c during the Film portion of the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. An early screening of the pilot, held at the AMC Theater at Violet Crown Cinemas, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Lisco, Cantwell, Rogers and select cast members.”

A big congratulations to Chris! And please, everybody, watch this show. It’s a few months away, but it shouldn’t be too hard to remember: it’s airing in the Mad Men time slot!

I haven’t been around much, tumblr. Feels like I type that alot. I visit sometimes, though, and put hearts next to things. Here are some things that are happening that I may or may not have already mentioned: 

1. I am, as the kids say, preggers (? Preggo? How many g’s?). Like, visibly and unmistakably so, which is weird. 

2. Echo Lake is officially coming out in July! Eep! 

3. I have a story in the April issue of Pantheon Magazine

4. The Brood is rocking good as per usual and we just put up a new episode. 

5. I’m trying to make my author blog happen again. I changed the URL, which seems like a bad idea, because my old one comes up and not my new one, but perhaps that will change. 

6. I really miss writing about movies & tv & such but school has been pretty heavy this year plus I’m revising a second novel, which will be out by Chizine Publications in 2015, but still, I need to make the time. 

7. I only saw one of the Best Picture Nominees from this year :( 

darksilenceinsuburbia:

David Szauder.

1,2,3 & 4. Lost Fragments - Failed Memories

5, 6 & 7. Failed Memories - fragments and patterns

Website

brightwalldarkroom:

A quick programming note:
Our very special December year-end issue will be coming out next week, a week later than usual, due to a whole host of things, but mainly because December is crazy. The issue will be slightly larger than previous ones, and will focus on our favorite films from 2013, marking quite possibly the first time we’ve ever been even remotely “modern” or up-to-date in the entire 4 1/2 year history of BW/DR - but we thought we’d give it a try at least this once. Don’t worry, we’ll be back to writing about everything else under the sun in 2014.
And if all goes well (fingers crossed), we should be able to roll out a full-on web-based version of the magazine by next week as well! If not next week though, it definitely is something that will be coming very soon (as well as web-based subscriptions, single issue purchase options, updates to the app, and more!). So all you non-iOS device users take note - you, too, will soon be able to subscribe and read BW/DR Magazine! We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to these last seven months!

brightwalldarkroom:

A quick programming note:

Our very special December year-end issue will be coming out next week, a week later than usual, due to a whole host of things, but mainly because December is crazy. The issue will be slightly larger than previous ones, and will focus on our favorite films from 2013, marking quite possibly the first time we’ve ever been even remotely “modern” or up-to-date in the entire 4 1/2 year history of BW/DR - but we thought we’d give it a try at least this once. Don’t worry, we’ll be back to writing about everything else under the sun in 2014.

And if all goes well (fingers crossed), we should be able to roll out a full-on web-based version of the magazine by next week as well! If not next week though, it definitely is something that will be coming very soon (as well as web-based subscriptions, single issue purchase options, updates to the app, and more!). So all you non-iOS device users take note - you, too, will soon be able to subscribe and read BW/DR Magazine! We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to these last seven months!

brightwalldarkroom:


WELCOME TO THE LOSERS CLUB
by Letitia Trent
There’s something comforting about the low-budget nature of It, the general shoddiness of the special effects and the score, about the fact that [you would never mistake this for anything but an early 90’s TV movie, a very special Stephen King adaptation lasting over several nights and no doubt taped on VHS by families around the country, the commercials artfully snipped by whoever had the remote control. And a movie about memory should be told through tacky sets and aging sitcom actors—if It were some kind of grand achievement full of technical wizardry it would get too big for its themes, which are actually rather small and ordinary, when you get right down to it. 
Quite simply, a group of twelve year olds—a self-proclaimed “Losers Club”—are called upon to fight a shape-shifting evil that appears every thirty years. More than just a standard horror story, *It* is also a celebration of desperate people joining together with others who have something in common: the fruits of loneliness. These misfits destroy evil with the power of imagination, something they’ve come to rely upon more than most other children their age, being so isolated in their everyday lives. They fight with the know-how acquired through long nights spent watching Universal monster movies and reading books alone in their bedrooms. They are children steeped in the small, private, and completely controllable worlds that they’ve created in order to survive.
I was a lot like many of those kids in the Losers Club: nerdy, poor, a little fat, a little asthmatic. I, too, longed to connect, to find kids who would understand and embrace me as I already was, others with whom I could read and discuss The Bell Jar or Nine Stories. Books pointed to the possibility of connection with other people. They seemed to imply that, if you suffered enough, someone would notice. And that eventually, somebody would care.
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To read the rest of this essay, as well as receive full access to all issues and content, subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine today.  
(illustration by Brianna Ashby) 

brightwalldarkroom:

WELCOME TO THE LOSERS CLUB

by Letitia Trent

There’s something comforting about the low-budget nature of It, the general shoddiness of the special effects and the score, about the fact that [you would never mistake this for anything but an early 90’s TV moviea very special Stephen King adaptation lasting over several nights and no doubt taped on VHS by families around the country, the commercials artfully snipped by whoever had the remote control. And a movie about memory should be told through tacky sets and aging sitcom actors—if It were some kind of grand achievement full of technical wizardry it would get too big for its themes, which are actually rather small and ordinary, when you get right down to it. 

Quite simply, a group of twelve year olds—a self-proclaimed “Losers Club”—are called upon to fight a shape-shifting evil that appears every thirty years. More than just a standard horror story, *It* is also a celebration of desperate people joining together with others who have something in common: the fruits of loneliness. These misfits destroy evil with the power of imagination, something they’ve come to rely upon more than most other children their age, being so isolated in their everyday lives. They fight with the know-how acquired through long nights spent watching Universal monster movies and reading books alone in their bedrooms. They are children steeped in the small, private, and completely controllable worlds that they’ve created in order to survive.

I was a lot like many of those kids in the Losers Club: nerdy, poor, a little fat, a little asthmatic. I, too, longed to connect, to find kids who would understand and embrace me as I already was, others with whom I could read and discuss The Bell Jar or Nine Stories. Books pointed to the possibility of connection with other people. They seemed to imply that, if you suffered enough, someone would notice. And that eventually, somebody would care.

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To read the rest of this essay, as well as receive full access to all issues and content, subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine today.  

(illustration by Brianna Ashby

brightwalldarkroom:

ISSUE #5 IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Mean GirlsTess Lynch on Carrie
Danse MacabreSummer Block on The Skeleton Dance
Mia Farrow & The NetherworldBebe Ballroom on Rosemary’s Baby
Actually, I Don’t Have Any FriendsAndy Sturdevant on Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies
Welcome to the Losers ClubLetitia Trent on Stephen King’s IT
Parental MisguidanceMichelle Buchman
Brotherly LoveKatie West on Supernatural
Bonus Materials for the Rejected 23rd Anniversary Edition of Ghost DadAndrew Root
To read Issue #5 in its entirety, and receive access to all previous issues and content, subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine today, directly from your iPhone or iPad, for $1.99 per month. Each subscription comes with a free 7 day trial.

brightwalldarkroom:

ISSUE #5 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Mean Girls
Tess Lynch on Carrie

Danse Macabre
Summer Block on The Skeleton Dance

Mia Farrow & The Netherworld
Bebe Ballroom on Rosemary’s Baby

Actually, I Don’t Have Any Friends
Andy Sturdevant on Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies

Welcome to the Losers Club
Letitia Trent on Stephen King’s IT

Parental Misguidance
Michelle Buchman

Brotherly Love
Katie West on Supernatural

Bonus Materials for the Rejected 23rd Anniversary Edition of Ghost Dad
Andrew Root

To read Issue #5 in its entirety, and receive access to all previous issues and content, subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine today, directly from your iPhone or iPad, for $1.99 per month. Each subscription comes with a free 7 day trial.

brightwalldarkroom:

ISSUE #4 IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Dear OliveErica Cantoni on Little Miss Sunshine
The History of the FutureKarina Wolf on Until the End of the World 
A Connoisseur of RoadsChad Perman on My Own Private Idaho
Hitchhiking Down the Highway of LoveEisabeth Geier on It Happened One Night
Into the Great Wide OpenLetitia Trent on The Vanishing
A Frog EscapedStephen Sparks on The Muppet Movie
The Day After YesterdayMichelle Said on Sideways
You’ll Never Make the SixTaylor K. Long on Planes, Trains and Automobiles
I Hear Your Voice All The Time Hillary Weston on Paris, Texas
It’s Showtime!John Pels
To read Issue #4 in its entirety, and receive access to all previous issues and content, subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine today, directly from your iPhone or iPad, for $1.99 per month. Each subscription comes with a free 7 day trial.

brightwalldarkroom:

ISSUE #4 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Dear Olive
Erica Cantoni on Little Miss Sunshine

The History of the Future
Karina Wolf on Until the End of the World

A Connoisseur of Roads
Chad Perman on My Own Private Idaho

Hitchhiking Down the Highway of Love
Eisabeth Geier on It Happened One Night

Into the Great Wide Open
Letitia Trent on The Vanishing

A Frog Escaped
Stephen Sparks on The Muppet Movie

The Day After Yesterday
Michelle Said on Sideways

You’ll Never Make the Six
Taylor K. Long on Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I Hear Your Voice All The Time
Hillary Weston on Paris, Texas

It’s Showtime!
John Pels

To read Issue #4 in its entirety, and receive access to all previous issues and content, subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine today, directly from your iPhone or iPad, for $1.99 per month. Each subscription comes with a free 7 day trial.

nitratediva:

"For ten years we had all been told to go out and die for freedom and democracy; but now the war was over. The Red Shoes told us to go out and die for art.” —Michael Powell

So, here is my pretty damned awesome cover! More info about Dark House Press & the photograph here. 

So, here is my pretty damned awesome cover! More info about Dark House Press & the photograph here.