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Knoxville Fashion Week Photos - Style by Kristi

Knoxville Fashion Week Photos - Style by Kristi

Editor’s Note: My photography studio, Knoxville Portraits, extensively covered the Knoxville Fashion Week in the Fall of 2012. Knoxville Portraits is available for portraits, events, fashion and other professional photography services. Contact us at 865-229-6673 for more information.

For the past 10 years, high fashion in Knoxville has been associated with KRISTI, the stylish fashion boutique in the heart of Bearden.

KRISTI had a major presence at Knoxville Fashion Week’s main event on Friday, including a runway full of the outstanding styles you see above!

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Movie Still

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Movie PosterWelcome to the latest installment of a movie blog series about the best movies you (probably) haven’t seen. Last time, I featured the first foreign film of the series, City of God, and the week before, I wrote about 12 Angry Men, a black and white “old-school” courtroom drama.

(The idea is that I’ll throw out a movie that I think is really great, but isn’t a huge mainstream hit, or it’s not fresh and likely hasn’t been seen in quite a while—if at all. If you have seen it, share what you think about it—and feel free to rip me if you think it’s not worth watching! Then, in the comments, y’all make one movie suggestion as well. It’s that simple, and it’ll be a lot of fun if you’re a cinephile like me.)

This nomination for the best movie you (probably) haven’t seen is probably the first film featured I can truly say is cinema art to it’s core. It’s so complete, has so much depth, and is so creative in plot, thought, cinematography, and emotion, I have really struggled to decide the best way to write about it in a brief blog post. After all, this film is easily in my “Top 10” AND I wrote an entire term paper in a cinema studies class in college on this film and still had a hard time capturing, describing, and analyzing the film.* A masterpiece written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is perhaps more poetic than the verse from which it gets its namesake.

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d;

The film is based on the lyrics of Alexander Pope‘s Eloisa to Abelard, a poem about a tragic love that leaves the female protagonist, Eloisa, longing for forgetfulness over fondness—the foundation on which Kaufman built his masterpiece.

*I actually did a video term paper analyzing the film, so I didn’t technically turn in a written paper.

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 More great news for you from Moser Visuals!

Earlier this week, I announced the first referral reward for our Moser Visuals VIP Rewards program: A night out on the town including dinner at Knoxville’s own Naples Italian Restaurant and your option of drinks at Naples or a movie at Knoxville-based Regal Cinemas!

Today, I have another option from which you can choose: A custom fine wine basket from Knoxville’s own Blue Slip Winery, located in the heart of the historic Old City! Read more

Welcome to the latest installment of a weekly movie blog series about the best movies you (probably) haven’t seen. Last week, I featured the first black-and-white film of the series, 12 Angry Men, and the week before, I featured the modern version of Great Expectations, which is one of my favorite movies of all-time.

(The idea is that each week I’ll throw out a movie that I think is really great, but isn’t a huge mainstream hit, or it’s not fresh and likely hasn’t been seen in quite a while—if at all. If you have seen it, share what you think about it—and feel free to rip me if you think it’s not worth watching! Then, in the comments, y’all make one movie suggestion as well. It’s that simple, and it’ll be a lot of fun if you’re a cinephile like me.)

This week, my nomination for the best movie you (probably) haven’t seen takes us to the slums of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The first foreign film nominated for this series, City of God (foreign title is Cidade de Deus)is a gripping foreign film revealing the delicate politics and brutal tragedy of common life for kids growing up in one of Rio’s most crime-ridden favelas. The film’s Portugese trailer is located at the end of the blog post. It is a much truer representation of the style, creativity, and characters in the film. Amazon’s summary:

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Welcome to the third installment of a weekly movie blog series about the best movies you (probably) haven’t seen. Last week, we featured Green Street Hooligans, and the first post featured Finding Forrester.

(The idea is that each week I’ll throw out a movie that I think is really great, but isn’t a huge mainstream hit, or it’s not fresh and likely hasn’t been seen in quite a while—if at all. If you have seen it, share what you think about it—and feel free to rip me if you think it’s not worth watching! Then, in the comments, you all make one movie suggestion as well. It’s that simple, and it’ll be a lot of fun if you’re a cinephile like me.)

This week, my nomination for the best movie you (probably) haven’t seen is a throwback to the 90s and a loose, modern adaptation of a Charles Dickens novel. Great Expectations is a film in my “Top-5” and stars Gwyneth Paltrow (now well-known for her role as Pepper Pots in the Iron Man films)  and Ethan Hawke, with supporting roles from Robert De Niro and Anne Bancroft. Made in 1998, its story is based around the pursuit of unrequited love. Amazon’s summary:

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