Top 14 Best Film Scenes

14. 2001: A Space Odyssey (The Dawn of Man)

13. Platoon (When the Machine Breaks Down)

12. Network (The Natural Order of the World Today)

11. . . .And Justice For All (There Is Something Really Wrong Going On Here)

10. Apocalypse Now (Real Freedoms)

9. 12 Monkeys (Plague of Madness)

8. Devil’s Advocate (The Goof of All Time)

7. North Dallas Forty (Winning’s  Gotta Be More Than Just Money)

6. Easy Rider (Bought And Sold In The Marketplace)

5. Margin Call (Fingers On The Scales)

4. Good Will Hunting (Don’t Do That)

3. Scent of a Woman (Principles)

2. Crumb (Cultural Homogeneity)

1. Planet of the Apes (The Eve of Man)

 

Have You Ever Considered Any Real Freedoms?

“Have you ever considered any real freedoms? Freedoms from the opinion of others? Even the opinions of yourself?…” ( Colonel Kurtz – Marlon Brando from the film Apocalypse Now )

*Image Credit (work used with permission through CC license)–
“Apocalypse Now – Kurtz” by Sergio Bertolini

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What Is More Obscene?

“Murder is illegal, but you take a picture of someone committing the act of murder they put you on the cover of Newsweek . . .what is more obscene: sex or war?” ~Larry Flynt

ONE OF THE MOST IGNORANT TESTS EVER*Image Credits (all work used with permission through CC license)–
“ONE OF THE MOST IGNORANT TESTS EVER” from Robert Huffstutter
“RELATIVISM AND THE THIRD MAN” by Jim Devlin

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It’s Just A Ride

The World is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real, because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round, and it has thrills and chills and is very brightly colored, and it’s very loud. And it’s fun, for a while. . .

 

Humans Are Monkeys

There are billions of galaxies in the observable universe. And each of them contains hundreds of billions of stars. In one of the galaxies, orbiting one of these stars. Lies a little blue planet. And this planet is run by a bunch of monkeys… ~”Dance, Monkeys, Dance” Written & Performed by Ernest Cline

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Melvin (music video)

Melvin has ShizoAffective Disorder. Melvin has no socially constructed ego.

This is Melvin’s daily lifestory. Melvin is fine one moment, and in complete madness the next, then after too much of society’s false conventions, platitudes, consumerisms, materialisms, pseudo-complexities, bureaucracies, frivolous and superfluous laws, governments,  neuromarketed ego need for shopping and other illusions and imaginary things, for too long, Melvin becomes shell shocked and unable to function. . . like a thousand yard stare.

This experiemental, ambient piece depicts the ups and downs, the good days and bad days, the moments when Melvin is “okay” and those moments when Melvin is going through hell. It’s syncopation follows the daily “schizo” moments wherein madness seems to overwhelm the entirety of Melvin’s consciousness and awareness and also those moments of beauty and tranquility wherein the whole of being becomes filled with peace of mind. This Melvin’s dis-ease, this Melvin’s life. Hit PLAY.

Melvin is a term of endearment given to me by my Stephen. So, this one is personal.

More of my music videos.

Credits–
[Clips used from the following footage. Some used with permission of CC license and others available in the public domain]:
“Sand City” by Don Whitaker
“sometimes i want to be a monk” from Daniel J Alex
“War Neuroses — Netley Hospital, 1917” by Wellcome Film
“chicago beach” from doctorfaustroll
“American Look (Part I) 1958” produced by Handy (Jam) Organization
“The Samaritans – Scream” from HallofAdvertising
“Platinum Fashion Mall, Petchburi Road, Bangkok” from Guido Vanhaleweyk

Image Credit (available through public record from the National Archives):
“Thousand Yard Stare” from The National Archives

Music:
“Melvin” by NIKOtheOrb, available for download and Track 1 off future album, From The Mind Of A Schizo, Affected (COMING OUT SOON!).

You’re Part Of Everything

You’re part of absolutely everyone . . . and everything. ~Powder, from the film Powder

EARTH HOUR*Image Credits (all artwork used with permission through CC license)–
“EARTH HOUR” by AlicePopkorn
“Yin + Yang” by H. Koppdelaney

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To Be Human

Video by Nancy Pontius. Music and lyrics by Robyn Hitchcock

*Image Credit (used with permission through CC license)
. by Yen H. Nguyen

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Little Boxes

Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky tacky,
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes all the same.
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one,
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.
~Malvina Reynolds, “Little Boxes”

Words and music by Malvina Reynolds

*Image Credit (artwork used with permission through CC license)
“Calgary Suburban” by Evan Leeson

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