What advice would you give to other actors on working with bears? Make sure there’s country and western music playing. And don’t cuddle it. Our bear was called Bart and he was a real diva. When he stepped out of his trailer, you had to give him a round of applause. None of the rest of the cast is so demanding. - Gwendoline Christie
The Roswell Reports: What crashed in the desert?
Decades after the Roswell Incident people are still fascinated by it. Last October we wrote about National Archives moving image holdings relating to Project Blue Book and unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
In addition to Project Blue Book we also have records relating to the alleged UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) conducted several interviews in the early 1990s as well as researching textual records during the investigation into the crash, culminating in the publication of The Roswell Report: Fact vs. Fiction in the New Mexico Desert in 1995.
In 1997 the Air Force released a follow-up report titled The Roswell Report: Case Closed. Both reports are available in the series Moving Images Relating to “The Roswell Reports” Source Data Research Files, 1946 – 1996(Local Identifier: 341-ROSWELL / National Archives Identifier: 566658). The Air Force also produced the video Roswell Reports in support of the textual report. This video provides great background information on the Roswell incident and subsequent investigation.
More, including others interviews with USAF personnel and alleged witnesses to a UFO crash at: Media Matters » The Roswell Reports: What crashed in the desert?
Currently reading: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) (65.0%)
‘You’ve been criticised,’ said the interviewer bravely, ‘for your depiction of women, most particularly—’
‘This again?’ said Fancourt, slapping his knees with his hands (the interviewer perceptibly jumped). ‘I…
Whistle Spread Lie, 2011
Publication about Wikileaks informant Bradley Manning. The publication has a hidden part which has to be opened by force.
This image is a bit NSFW because it uses a curse word, but the whole structure of this book fascinates me. I love when book construction mirrors content.
Check out the collection of podcasts on the newly published National Theatre account on SoundCloud. Here’s one of my personal favourites, an interview with Enda Walsh on Misterman. An incredibly talented bloke.
"Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books."
-Karl Lagerfeld (via observando)
"I am a part of all I have read."
-John Kieran (via observando)
"When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago."
-Friedrich Nietzsche (via quotes-shape-us)
"I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn’t get—and never would get."
-Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (via quotes-shape-us)
I must read this.
"Because when I read, I don’t really read; I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a fruit drop, or I sip it like a liqueur until the thought dissolves in me like alcohol, infusing brain and heart and coursing on through the veins to the root of each blood vessel."
-Bohumil Hrabal, Too Loud a Solitude (via observando)