The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, 1972. Six Movie Stills.

Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at 00hh15mm.
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at 00hh41mm51ss.
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 00hh43mm44ss
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at 00hh43mm44ss.
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 00hh47mm
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at 00hh47mm.
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 01hh43mm16ss
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at 01hh43mm16ss.
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant 01hh54mm
Movie still of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at 01hh54mm.

 

./ffmpeg -ss 01:43:40 -i "The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant [1972].mkv" -r 1 -t 10 -q:v 1 image%d.png

Note: "-q:v 1" denotes the image quality where "q" means quality and "1" is the value; lower values represent higher quality.

Wings of Desire, 1987. Full Movie Thumbnail Grid.

Wing of Desire thumbnails.
Complete two hour movie in thumbnails.
./ffmpeg -ss 00:00:05 -i "Wings of Desire [1987].mkv" -frames 1 -vf "select=not(mod(n\,60)),scale=200:125,tile=59x34:padding=1:color=green" -vsync 0 22out.png

The above command was not used to generate the thumbnails, but it is one tried and including here for a reference point, but future attempts require trial and error.

Farewell Torrentz.eu 2003-2016

A sad day it was. The day I could no longer search. Dumbfounded, confused, I tried repeatedly and each time no results displayed. Something is clearly wrong and I was bothered. Only on the desperate last search did I see the words. So accustomed to seeing a list of results that on first view I didn’t bother to read. The brief and sweet send off read:

Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.

Search results returned a simple message:
Search results returned a simple message: Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.

Returning to the homepage it was clear that the message was there all along and I simply refused to believe it. Is it rational and mentally sane to cry over a website? I don’t care. I nearly did.

Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines

Torrentz.eu shuts down
Torrentz.eu shuts down referring to itself in past tense on its homepage.

The site shut down a couple of days ago. And I’m still in shock.

Dangers of Celebrityhood

Io La Conoscevo Bene [1965] 00hh39mm51ss
Still from Antonio Pietrangeli 1965 film Io La Conoscevo Bene, 00hh39mm51ss
Io La Conoscevo Bene 01hh47mm49ss
Still from Antonio Pietrangeli 1965 film Io La Conoscevo Bene, 01hh47mm49ss

She had ambition. She had short lived desires. Ambition intertwined with desire. The tangle delivered her to lower social encounters each night.

Perceptions revealed to her too late. She committed to reaching her ambitions. Outcast to the margins she kept her smile.