Russian Ark (Russian: Русский ковчег, Russkij Kovcheg) is a 2002 historical drama film directed by Alexander Sokurov. It was filmed entirely in the Winter Palace of the Russian State Hermitage Museum using a single 96-minute Steadicam sequence shot. The film was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
An unnamed narrator wanders through the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. The narrator implies that he died in some horrible accident and is a ghost drifting through the palace. In each room, he encounters various real and fictional people from various periods in the city’s 300-year history. He is accompanied by “the European”, who represents the nineteenth-century French traveler, the Marquis de Custine. Russian Ark uses the fourth wall device extensively, but repeatedly broken and re-erected. At times the narrator and the companion interact with the other performers, while at other times they pass unnoticed.
This was filmed IN ~*the Winter Palace*~. It also features Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Tsar Nicholas I, Tsar Nicholas II and his family. All in one shot and the costumes are wonderfully done judging by the trailer.
If I was a famous author I would publish a book with ten different endings which all went to print with varying degrees of rarity, but not tell the fans about it so that I could watch their confusion as they disagree over how the story ended. Then when they figured it out I would ‘come clean’, telling them that I had released eleven alternate endings and watch them panic again as they all try to find the last ending.
This is perfect.
By far the cutest little guy on the USS Enterprise
Bones: Wait a minute kid, how old are you?
Chekov: Seventeen, sir!
their rock pose
they look like the wiggles
#it’s like the last day of shore leave #and kirk and spock are just relaxing and all of a sudden kirk is like ”shit! we forgot to get something for the kids!” #and spock is all ”captain you don’t have to get presents for the crew every time - ” #and kirk just interrupts with ”CHEKOV’S FACE.” #and spock considers this and then wordlessly gets up and heads in the direction of the souvenir stand
A Soviet tanker feeds a polar bear.
Oh my god this is giving me flashbacks to when Disney announced it was buying club penguin and there was a literal actual penguin protest in front of the clothes shop for like 4 hours straight I love society
i had no idea this site cost 1.1 billion i bet its because of my blog
Get the Gallifrey look.
and the guy on the left is just like ‘don’t forget about me!’
My picks from #safetytipsforladies on Twitter.
THE LAST ONE OH MY GOD