Film View “Hands of Bresson”

Glasgow Film Theatre
“Hands of Bresson”

A Short Film

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 24th October 2014

A look at hands in films. They are so different one pair to the next. When focusing on one item we often forget to notice others more fully.

In this collection of running images from scenes in motion pictures, the hands come alive. Each image is seem more tactile & filled overflowing with sensuality.

When I write a scene where the hands are part of the action, they often take on an arousing awareness.

One often seeks the touch of another.

Touch is often actualized by the hand or sometimes other parts of the body. But the hand comes in with the first wave when we think of how we touch. Yet, it could be any part of the body or an inanimate object.

Even so there would still be some sort of sensation activated & eyes hypnotized by the movement we so casually overlook. I know I am guilty. It is so difficult sometimes to catch every subtlety the artist is projecting through their creation, whether subconsciously or actively presented.

This video awakens our awareness & sensitivity to all of what hands are able to accomplish. It a most lovely & sensual way to notice hands by showing us only scenes where hands are the main characters. <3 jkm

Hands of Bresson from Kogonada

A visual essay on the tactile world of Robert Bresson created for the Criterion Collection. //

Music: Schubert, Piano Sonata No. 20, D. 959 (Au Hasard Balthazar)

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What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement

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What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement

TED Talk: Yoruba Richen

Post Created by Jennifer Kiley

Post Thursday 23rd October 2014


Yoruba Richen: What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement

Published on Jun 6, 2014

As a member of both the African American and LGBT communities, filmmaker Yoruba Richen is fascinated with the overlaps and tensions between the gay rights and the civil rights movements. She explores how the two struggles intertwine and propel each other forward — and, in an unmissable argument, she dispels a myth about their points of conflict. A powerful reminder that we all have a stake in equality.

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Amazing Visions: Première Impression – Cathédrale de lumière

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Première Impression – Cathédrale de lumière

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 22nd October 2014


Fun with Lighting Images in Artistic Motion. Laughter of children at some points. The Impressionists being represented in this Light Show of the Impressionistic Art Form.  <3 Jennifer

“Première Impression”, Cathédrale de lumière, Rouen 2013

Video mapping show on Impressionism onto the façade of the Rouen Cathedral.
From 1 June to 29 September 2013. Mind blowing artistry. Cathedral of light and Normandy Impressionist Festival. Mind blowing artistry. Never have I seen anything as Unique & Beautiful.

Kid-friendly Dragons and Their Tales….

the secret keeper:

A delightful presentation to tantalize the dragon’lover in everyone.

Originally posted on MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest:


Over the years, I have spent delightful hours talking about Dragons, telling Dragon stories. There is no more receptive audience than children. Wide-eyed with wonder, they have an innate understanding that, not only are Dragons real, but that they are all around us, just waiting to be seen. Is it any wonder that there are a slew of marvelous Dragons in the annals of children’s literature? They crop up in Narnia and Middle Earth, in the faerie tales of the world that taught us such important lessons long ago.grimm dragon 1912 illustration

And their number keep growing – some good, some bad – an ever present influence during our formative years. Teaching us to be brave and full of wonder, to believe in the seeming impossible and always treasure the rare and unusual.0aba483fbfdc3c319aebd30951a87f93

Today I want to focus on just a few of my favorite Dragon books for kids – and their grown-ups…

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Private Writings: Chapter #84 “The Conspirators”

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“The Conspirators”
Private Writings #86
Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Tuesday 14th October 2014

Not Suitable For Children.
Anyone Resembling Anyone Living or Dead
Is Purely Coincidental.

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Crypticistic Synopsis:

private writings to dr. annie haskell psychoanalyst

I am the storyteller using imagination fantasy feelings & thoughts

to discover self soul eternal serenity & bliss

but to most importantly tell the best tale ever after upon a time.

see you down the rabbit hole.

Private Writings: Chapter #84 — “The Conspirators”

Tuesday 21st April 2009

Dear Maria,

I am writing this letter to “Whom It May Concern” at the FBI. I am sending this, as the accuser, with know witnesses, to you at the FBI and to the Mastermind of a Secret Organization. I will explain. There have been an innumerable number of assassinations/murder for hire & sacrifice. One of these murders took place at “LE FEAST” an annual event for WUFFDE. Invitation only. Rotating locations. This past one at the Auction following, the painting “Vase with Lychnisny” by Vincent Van Gogh, missing from WWII was on the block. It is also when my friend Angela Huntington was being murdered. She dies later but it happened at “Le Feast.”


Van Gogh “Vase with Lychnisny”

But then you know all of this information don’t you Clifford Huntington.

How many others have been destroyed in your groups ways of illumination. The Empyreum, I believe your underground organization as to by the Rich and Famous. How ma are you responsible for. In another way of asking, How many wanted people taken out for their own personal success. Even you had to sacrifice. Who did you let go to the chopping block. The injection club. The crash & burn club? Lost count.

What about the auction the The Feast. A painting lost in the war was put up for bid to attract millions. Maybe even a billion dollars. What painting did you have this year? None other that a ["Vase with Lychnis" by Vincent Van Gogh]. It’s outrageous the way you flaunt your wealth and power. It must cease. We know who you are. We know from the inside.

That is all I wish to say.

The Secret Keeper

Ps. Directly to the FBI. You cannot have declared all that these Degenrates have done as accidents or suicides. INVESTIGATE. But you won’t. They don’t want you to.

© Madison Taylor 2008

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The Godfather Theme Song


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“A Dream
The beginning always starts out
With a dream.
It is all a dream
In our own nightmares”
— Madison Taylor

Le Chateau de Rocher - Home to Madison & Scottie   Their Cats & daughter Alison. She has her own place on the estate

Le Chateau de Rocher – Home to Madison & Scottie
Their Cats & daughter Alison. She also has her own place on the estate

play is not just play meryl streep“Pretending is not just play.
Pretending is imagined possibility”
— Meryl Streep

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Tell A Dragon Tale Week…

the secret keeper:

Dragon Green looks to be in the middle of a muddle at the moment. What an exciting post for Month of the Dragon. Extremely impressive. <3 jkm

Originally posted on MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest:

Dragon Blossom - Laura Diehl

Dragon Blossom – Laura Diehl

Few creatures wend their way across the length and breadth of the literary canon with the brazen panache of Dragons. From Medieval allegory to modern fantasy, from bedtime stories to the spark of nightmares, Dragons in literature are as varied as they are in real life and quick a bit easier to find. With new works on and about our friends coming out with fiercesome regularity, it is only just that we devote a week to their tales, old and new.

Today, I begin with some personal favorites – and for those of you who know me, I beg your indulgence for having spoken of these books before.

drg greenJ.Bissell-Thomas.The Dragon Green (London: Robert Hale Ltd., 1936).

This was my first Dragon book ever, so it naturally has a special place in my heart. It is a tale of rare and wonderful Dragon Green, born…

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Private Moments #84 of “Private Writings” ENDS on October 28th 2014]

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #84 
“Has a New Life Been Granted Me?”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley

Post 20th October 2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #84 “A Momentary Pause”
“Talking Serious Degrees of Time” by jkm

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

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talking serious degrees of time (c) jkm

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“Has a New Life Been Granted Me?”
By Madison Taylor
29th April 2009

Has a New Life Been Granted Me?
Has a new life been born?
Awakening an energy
I forgot
The feelings for

Breathing in air clean
No feelings of expelling pain
Or the ability
To be attracted
To the sustenance
That maintains
Or excels life

I felt death tap my shoulder
Alerting me to its impatience
It was a battle
I felt loss circling my life
Pulling it away from me

Not suicidal
More the feeling of demise
Was on its own
Nothing in me
Was trying to participate

My struggle was to beat it out
Before it could claim
My weakening flesh

Somehow my angels
Pulled together their power
And rescued me
They did
But hopeful

Is the promise within
I will make it beyond
And the next day
Will care for itself
Building up my defenses
That which wants me
So insistently

Always playing at
Forcing my final

I am a survivor
And I don’t
And won’t give in
Or up

© jkm

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

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“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

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