Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made
GENTLEMEN, PUT UP THY SWORDS!
THE BEST MOVIE AND NOTHING MORE
Enough people have written extensively on Buster Keaton’s 1924 masterpiece Sherlock Jr., not to mention Andrew Horton’s book on the film, and certainly there have been a plethora of those who have written on the iconic dream sequence. So, if nothing more, I shall merely reiterate my love, and speculate on the love from others, for such a fantastical sequence. Even so early in the life of the cinema, Buster Keaton articulated our fascination and adoration for film.
Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.
Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly, how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
— Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format.
This is why you cant trust women, even when theyre mouth is closed theyre still lying to you
you do realize that this is really hurtful right?
i did not do this to show how i am ‘lying’ to men or anyone, it’s not about how you, as a man, should feel about it - it’s about myself.
to me your statement sounds as if the left side of this picture is something awful or horrible. and no, it’s not. it is my face - with and without makeup. and whether i chose to wear it or not is MY AND JUST MY decision. and when i do, i do it for myself - so that i feel good about myself - not for you.
Women aren’t born with makeup on, guy. Just like penises don’t circumcise themselves, and air conditioning isn’t ‘natural’. Makeup is no different than brushing your hair, or bubblegum. It’s elective. Although I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re not very loved by the ladies.
- Treat makeup-less women like shit for looking “less attractive”
- Pressure women to wear makeup in order to receive basic respect
- Treat women like malicious liars for wearing the makeup they were told they HAD to wear
film meme: [1/2] black and white films → citizen kane (1941)
"if i hadn’t been very rich, i might have been a really great man."
"There is a fundamental concern that the content of such magazines normalises the treatment of women as sexual objects. We are not killjoys or prudes who think that there should be no sexual information and media for young people. But are teenage boys and young men best prepared for fulfilling love and sex when they normalise views about women that are disturbingly close to those mirrored in the language of sexual offenders?" -Dr. Peter Hegarty
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I thought they were all rapists.
“If only their lives are happy—for that I’m willing to take on any trouble in the world”
Billy Elliot (2000)
”[…] Sorta feels good. Sorta stiff and that, but once I get going.. then I like, forget everything and sorta disappear. Sorta disappear. Like I feel a change in my whole body and I’ve got this fire in my body. I’m just there. Flying like a bird. Like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.”
IM CRYING BC THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL
last time i looked (yesterday btw) this thing had 9k notes wtf
I’m the guy that makes stunt performers take multiple kicks to the head for the pleasure of what I hope is a captivated audience. I ask a lot of people. I deal in blood and mayhem. As a kid I was obsessed, and still am to this day with the incredible work done by my childhood heroes. My friends and I would re-enact everything we had seen, remaking our favourite films in my back garden. We were 8-year old kids running around, swinging punches and kicks, diving across the lawn. Back then I wanted to be an actor, back then I wanted to be Jackie Chan. But a few years and a lot of burgers later, and I set aside those aspirations and moved in a somewhat less physically demanding direction.
So why film? Why not any other medium? I can conjure up ideas and images in my mind - scenes and situations that I can see and hear in great clarity when it’s just me, a notepad and a pen. But getting these thoughts to exist in reality purely by my own means is impossible. I’ve never been gifted when it came to art. I lack the patience and expertise to be a photographer and as everyone who knows me well would confess my rhythm, or lack of it for that matter, has always been in the way of any musical aspirations I may have once had.
I’ve had to search for a means of expression. And so now, I’m a director. I gather a large group of insanely talented artists to do the hard work for me. To make each image, performance and scene come alive as I dreamt them. They do all this while at the end of the each project I get to take credit for the vast majority of it. But it’s the teamwork and the efforts of a dedicated crew that make any film a success, not a sole voice. As I orchestrate a fight sequence it becomes an ever changing, living, breathing piece of work that shifts with the improvisation and creativity of others. Sometimes nature will play a hand making the intention of each movement differ, sometimes for the worse but occasionally for the best.
I downplay my abilities in other mediums, and I genuinely would love to be better at each. But the truth is, the most breathtaking landscape paintings, the most amazing still moments captured forever in a photograph and the most touching chord of a piece of poetry in music just doesn’t come close to those 24 little frames of perfection when my fighters give it up so that their audience can draw a collective gasp as they witness that all too brief but crystal clear shot of a kick to the head.
- Gareth Huw Evans, Director’s Statement for The Raid (x)
me everytime a character in a movie has to get a few drops of their blood for some ritual bullshit (via jtoday)
WHILE WE’RE AT IT, why do people try to cross those skinny bridges over lava/chasms/whatever by walking upright. IT’S CALLED CENTER OF GRAVITY. get on your hands and knees and crawl across that thing. HUG IT. SCOOT YOUR BUTT ACROSS. “but i look stupid!” lalalala but we’ll avoid that ~dramatic moment~ where you almost fall over and die because your damn fucking self wanted to look COOL
and stop yanking IV lines out of your arms the minute you wake up in the hospital
That is a broadsword, why are you fencing with it
There is a freaking door right there. Stop smashing through windows, damn it.
yes, mr. action hero, I am aware that running dramatically from the baddies at breakneck speed is important, but know what else is important? NOT GETTING SHOT. RUN IN A FUCKING ZIGZAG PATTERN ON THE OFF CHANCE THAT THE MOOKS WERE NOT COACHED IN MARKSMANSHIP BY THE IMPERIAL STORMTROOPERS.
nO…NOOOO, stop! you can’t knock a door down like that, you’ll hurt your shoulde, come on! KICK IT HARD WITH THE FLAT OF YOUR FEET UNTIL THAT LOCK IS DESTROYED.