In my Russian Film class we watched Battleship Potemkin (Броненосец Потёмкин) on Monday, and good lord, was it ever amazing. I walked away from it feeling numb--even though it was only tangentially based on reality--but god, the steps scene? The use of lighting? The patterns/motifs? Outstanding. Why don't they make 'em like that anymore?
The song "The Storm" by Doves is fantastic. I mean, it's incredibly depressing, but it's a truly cinematic, atmospheric masterpiece. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Death from a whole new perspective. ("to weather it all / to come out the other side / with the moon all high / i'll see you on the other side / so come out the other side...")
RE: next season's cast of Survivor: where're all the white people? I counted 3, total, out of 19. Is that not strange to anyone but me?