Desire, at the end, was malady, or a madness, or both. I grew careless of the lives of others, I took pleasure where it pleased me, and passed on. I forgot that every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character, and that therefore what one has done in the secret chamber one has someday to cry aloud on the house-tops.
De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

Charlie Chaplin’s beautiful and moving speech on humanity and the fight for a free and united world, from his film The Great Dictator (1940). 

Utterly stunning. Never have his words rang more true than today. Listen and hear!


Alexandre Desplat - Core Ngrato (Ungrateful Heart) Orchestral Version
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- ‘Core ‘Ngrato’ (‘Ungrateful Heart’), Enrico Caruso (1911 recording) with orchestral accompaniment by Alexandre Desplat, La Fille du Puisatier OST

- Italian tenor Enrico Caruso c.1907

- Italian tenor Enrico Caruso c.1907

One cannot always keep an adder in one’s breast to feed on one, nor rise up every night to sow thorns in the garden of one’s soul.
De Profundis, Wilde

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar-nominated short, Paperman.

   Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.

   Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.

259 plays

- ‘In My Life - A Heart Full of Love’, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Les Misérables: (Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2012)

But dreams come through stone walls, light up dark rooms, or darken light ones, and their persons make their exits and their entrances as they please, and laugh at locksmiths.
Carmilla, Sheridan LeFanu
109 plays

- ‘The Funeral’, Frankenweenie OST (2012), Danny Elfman

- Death on a Pale Horse (c.1825-30), Joseph Mallord William Turner

- Death on a Pale Horse (c.1825-30), Joseph Mallord William Turner