This corona virus quarantine has me going back to traditional painting. I have never, by my own free will, painted this much in my life! It’s stressful and relaxing at the same time if that makes sense. I can never work on a real painting that long because I get impatient and annoyed of myself, haha.
Anyway, here’s Yubin from her music video Silent Movie. I LOVE all her solo work and I feel like she doesn’t get the attention she deserves.
A Symphony of Horror (German: Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) is a 1922
silent German Expressionist horror film directed by F. W. Murnau and starring
Max Schreck as Count Orlok, a vampire with an interest in both a new residence
and the wife of his estate agent .
The film is
an unauthorized and unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula.
Various names and other details were changed from the novel, including Count
Dracula being renamed Count Orlok to avoid copyright issues.
Glass slides (or lantern slides, as they were originally called) were used as pauses when reels were being worked on or changed. They were also known as “etiquette” slides because of the lighthearted instructions for patrons’ behavior when viewing the show. // Silent Movies, The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture, by Peter Kobel
He was a Welsh actor-manager, composer, and playwright, best known for his lush, sentimental, romantic musicals. He became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century.
He was born into a musical family, and his first successes were as a songwriter. He served with the Royal Naval Air Service during World War I. He became famous with a phenomenally successful patriotic wartime song, “Keep the Home Fires Burning” (1915). His 1917 show, Theodore & Co, was a wartime hit. After the war, Novello contributed numbers to several successful musical comedies and was eventually commissioned to write the scores of complete shows. He wrote his musicals in the style of operetta and often composed his music to the libretti of Christopher Hassall. In 1919, he accepted a motion-picture role in The Call of the Blood, and turned to acting, first in British films and then on stage, with considerable success in both. He starred in two silent films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, The Lodger and Downhill (both 1927). On stage, he played the title character in the first London production of Liliom (1926). Novello briefly went to Hollywood, but he soon returned to Britain, where he had more successes, especially on stage, appearing in his own lavish West End productions of musicals.
From the 1930s, he often performed with Zena Dare, writing parts for her in his works. He continued to write for film, but he had his biggest late successes with stage musicals: Perchance to Dream (1945), King’s Rhapsody (1949) and Gay’s the Word (1951).
In the 1940s,Novello had been in serious legal trouble and served four weeks in prison for misuse of petrol coupons, a serious offence under rationing laws in wartime Britain. An admiring fan had stolen the coupons from her employer, but the court found that Novello was also culpable. The prison term, though short, came as a severe shock to Novello, both mentally and physically, and had serious lasting effects.
The Ivor Novello Awards were named after him in 1955.
Novello’s homosexuality was an open secret in theatrical circles. In 1917, he met British actor Bobbie Andrews who became his life partner. He had an affair with the writer Siegfried Sassoon. He had many lovers.
Novello died suddenly from a coronary thrombosis at the age of 58.