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Inspiration: Róbert A. Borbás / Grindesign

Did you know that most of the accounts I follow on Instagram are tattoo related?  Useless fact about myself.

Last year, when I was researching about tattoos, I came to know about blackwork or tattoos made only with black ink.  According to TattooDo:

Blackwork is pushing dotwork and linework to their extreme, with massive black tint areas, complex geometrical and symmetrical patterns influenced by Polynesian tattoos and graphic art.

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Inspiration: Park Chan-wook


Yesterday I rewatched Chan-wook Park’s Vengeance Trilogy—Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003), and Lady Vengeance (2005).  I hadn’t watched Mr. Vengeance (2002) so I took the time to watch them all, back to back, as a background exercise for my thesis research.  Because of this six hours of audiovisual enthrallment (two hours per film), I decided to make a post about Mr. Park.  Even if I didn’t want it to, he has become a big part of my life—personal and academic.  Continue reading

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Inspiration: Mario Bava

“In a horror film, lighting is 70% of the effectiveness. It’s essential in creation the atmosphere.” ~ Mario Bava

Shame on me.  After a BA degree in Audiovisual Communication, and an almost MA degree in (Theory and Research in) Communication, after a long list of courses taken on film production, film theory, and media studies, I finally got to meet the cinema of Mario Bava.  I’ve only watched three of his films but I am loving his auteurship.

I remember reading about him in the Rue Morgue Magazine but back then I didn’t have Netflix.  I was reminded of him when I was reading this article from Taste of Cinema that mentions one of his films, Black Sunday (1960).  And then it clicked: I had that movie in my Netflix queue for a very long time!

Black Sunday (1960)

After searching if any of the other movies mentioned in the article was available on Netflix (I really want to watch Viy [1966]), it was time for Black Sunday (1960).  And then I was enthralled.  Continue reading

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