"The idea of becoming someone else for a little while. Being inside another skin - thinking differently, moving differently, feeling differently.”
Being John Malkovich (1999) dir. Spike Jonze
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
The Library of Congress created an exhibit, “Books that Shaped America,” that explores books that “have had a profound effect on American life.” Below is a list of books from that exhibit that have been banned/challenged.
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
Costume Design of Black Swan
Swarovski crystal, renowned for its sparkling and alluring properties, is used to juxtapose the dark, dramatic costumes and sets which illustrate this chilling tale of a prima ballerina striving for perfection.
"The Moon Song" performed by Spike Jonze, Karen O and KK Barrett. [x]
“That’s how this works. You talk to me about it so that I can take your hand and fucking walk through this shit with you. That is what I signed up for, okay? But I cannot do that if you won’t let me in.”
Short Term 12 (2013) dir. Destin Daniel Cretton