Midweek Movies is back with the spotlight on the 2009 sleeper hit, (500) Days of Summer starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.
“This is a story of boy meets girl; but you should know upfront, this is not a love story.”
Days of Summer* is a 2009 comedy drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the protagonist Tom Hansen, a young aspiring architect who believes in the concept of true love, and Zooey Deschanel as Summer Finn, the object of his affections who unfortunately does not share the same sentiment.
Based on a real-life romance and told using a non-linear narrative structure, the film revolves around the meeting, the romance, the eventual break-up, and the aftermath of Tom and Summer. Despite its familiar premise, the film deviates from the standard formula provided by other romantic comedies, and depicts a relationship that most of us has probably experienced.
“I’ve had my heart broken before. Truly, truly broken. But when I look back at me in my heartbroken phase, it’s pretty hilarious, because it felt so much more extreme than it really was. One of the things I love about (500) Days of Summer is that it doesn’t make light of what we go through in romances, but it is honest about it and shows it for what it is, which is often profoundly funny.” — Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Arguably the defining photograph of his career, "Washington, D.C. Government charwoman" by Gordon Parks depicts Mrs. Ella Watson, an employee of the Farm Security Administration (FSA), holding a broom and with a mop and the American flag hanging at the back—a pose reminiscent of Grant Woods' famous painting, "American Gothic" (1930).
Starring Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett and Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara, CAROL is the beautiful new movie by acclaimed director Todd Haynes. To celebrate its release in cinemas on November 27 we have some great prizes to be won including our Lomo’instant Sanremo camera, 5 x copies of Vivian Maier’s Street Photography book, 10 x pairs of cinema tickets to see this fantastic film and x 10 Carol posters!
Alternative folk act Bear's Den is set to embark on a UK tour to promote the album "Islands," which was released in October 2014. But before going on tour, the British trio, composed of Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar), Kevin Jones (vocals, drums) and Joey Haynes (vocals, banjo), captured some of their summer memories on film with the Sprocket Rocket.
Between commercial work, shooting weddings, and hitting the waves, Honolulu-based photographer Wes Hodge works on his #instax366project, creating and sharing one (and only one) instant photo per day. We had the chance to chat with him about the trials of perfectionism and his first impression of the Lomo'Instant Wide!
With the recent launch of the New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens, we feel like we've had the luck of the cosmos on our side. And now we have even more exciting news that we're dying to share with you! This time, we're really reaching for the stars!
Summer is finally here – and it’s the perfect timing to take the plunge and reconnect with photography and experimentation. Whether capturing your best friendly moments or memorising the landscapes of your holidays – we have made a list of summer essentials ready to fulfil your creative desires.
Doug DuBois spent five summers photographing the small neighborhood of Russell Heights in Ireland to capture the essence of coming of age: the inevitable loss of youth and the imminent transition into adulthood. Those four years resulted in his latest book, My Last Day At Seventeen. The book is a visual tale told through a collection of photographs and gives an alternative perspective through a comic narrative around the same subject. This creative combination of two distinct narratives in one book not only works wonderfully in visual terms; it also serves as an essential tool that lets the reader dig deeper into the story being told, making one go back to the book over and over again, yet from a new perspective, every single time.