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Brian, 20. Born and bred in Paris, France. Currently living in Québec City, Canada. Gaslight Anthem fan, record collector, enjoy tons of bands, working for AllTheRage TV, watching Community and more. 'Super' is the greatest movie ever made.

New breathtaking video by french band Branson Hollis covering Bon Iver’s “Flume”. For fans of Moving Mountains, Thrice, Norma Jean…

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#Branson Hollis  #Bon Iver  #Flume  #Norma Jean  #Thrice  #Moving Mountains 


i didn’t believe my husband that this was a real thing but it looks amazing and i’m so mad it wasn’t on when i was a wee bairn

My childhood right there. 

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How Hollywood Saved God, a great article from 2007 on The Atlantic

It took five years, two screenwriters, and $180 million to turn a best-selling antireligious children’s book into a star-studded epic—just in time for Christmas. Article by Hanna Rosin.

This month, New Line Cinema will release The Golden Compass, based on the first book in a trilogy of edgy children’s novels written by the British author Philip Pullman. A trailer for the movie evokes The Lord of the Rings, and comparisons have been made to The Chronicles of Narnia. All three are epic adventures that unfold in a rich fantasy world, perfect for the big screen. But beyond that basic description, the comparisons fall apart. In the past, Pullman has expressed mainly contempt for the books on which the other movies were based. He once dismissed the Lord of the Rings trilogy as an “infantile work” primarily concerned with “maps and plans and languages and codes.” Narnia got it even worse: “Morally loathsome,” he called it. “One of the most ugly and poisonous things I’ve ever read.” He described his own series as Narnia’s moral opposite. “That’s the Christian one,” he told me. “And mine is the non-Christian.”

Pullman’s books have sold 15 million copies worldwide, although it’s difficult to imagine adolescent novels any more openly subversive. The series, known collectively as His Dark Materials, centers on Lyra Belacqua, a preteen orphan who’s pursued by a murderous institution known as “the Magisterium.” Or to use the more familiar name, “the Holy Church.” In its quest to eradicate sin, the Church sanctions experiments involving the kidnap and torture of hundreds of children—experiments that separate body from soul and leave the children to stumble around zombie-like, and then die.

The series builds up to a cataclysmic war between Heaven and Earth, on the model of Paradise Lost (the source of the phrase his dark materials). But in Pullman’s version, God is revealed to be a charlatan more pitiable even than Oz. His death scene is memorable only for its lack of drama and dignity: The feeble, demented being, called “the ancient of days,” cowers and cries like a baby, dissolving in air. The final book climaxes, so to speak, in a love scene that could rattle the sensibilities of an American culture that tolerates even Girls Gone Wild, because in this case the girl is still a few years away from college. (More on this later.)

Four years ago, before anyone worried about marketing a movie, Pullman wondered why his books hadn’t attracted as much controversy as the Harry Potterseries—another Hollywood favorite. As he told The Sydney Morning Herald, he was “saying things that are far more subversive than anything poor old Harry has said. My books are about killing God.”

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#The Golden Compass  #His Dark Material  #The Amber Spyglass  #The Subtle Knife  #Phillip Pullman  #Harry Potter  #God  #Religion  #Atheism  #The Lord Of The Rings  #Narnia  #Christian  #Magisterium  #j.k. rowling  #Tolkien  #The Hobbit  #C.S. Lewis 

Happy 34th birthday to Brian Fallon (January 28, 1980)

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Community: Troy & Abed’s Last Goodbye

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First character of new handmade illustration serie. Posca & ink.
36x48cm / 360g paper

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The Gaslight Anthem - ‘The B-Sides’ Black & White Starburst Colored Vinyl

Cougar logo slipmat part of B-Sides PRE-ORDER!

Vinyl Pressing Info:
US - 2K Black Vinyl / 500 B&W Starburst (SideOneDummy Exclusive)

Europe - 1K Black Vinyl / 1K White Vinyl ( 500 UK Banquet Records / 500 Germany via Greenhell.de and FinestVinyl.de)

Can’t wait to get my Side One Dummy pre-order ! So much love for this band.

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#the gaslight anthem  #Side One Dummy