Last night I had this strange dream. I looked down and I was naked but I had long blades of grass growing out from my areola and where my pubic hair should be. Over my shoulder grew a small layer of moss. I remember being panicked at this discovery and I pulled out the grass from my left nipple hoping that would get rid of it entirely but of course the blades just broke off and I knew it would grow back. I woke up shortly after that and I haven’t stopped thinking about it today. I think this has something to do with an episode of Hannibal that I watched earlier in the week where a pharmacist abducts diabetic patients and uses their bodies to grow his precious fungi (something about ketoacidosis making the perfect conditions for them to grow?). I don’t often keep up with a TV show as it comes out because I am easily addicted to television so I hold off (GoT and last year The Hour, were my only exceptions) but holy mack, this show is incredible. I mean it has to be good if it’s actually giving me nightmares. The graphic nature of the crime scenes in Hannibal are something else too, both nauseating but beautiful.
bb girl ill be your theon 8===D~~~~~
Once into production, work on Ran progressed so smoothly that even Mr. Kurosawa was surprised. In the summer of 1984, just when he was preparing to shoot the great storm scene in which Hidetora (his Lear) rushes deranged into the wilderness, a typhoon struck the shooting location in Kyushu perfectly on schedule. Later Mr. Kurosawa joked, “In Japan, journalists often call me ‘Emperor’ because they think I’m so tyrannical. Well, I guess I can now command even the elements!”
[ Kurosawa Directs a Cinematic Lear | Peter Grilli — 1985 ]
bb girl I'll be your John Snow x
Lincoln (2012). Directed by Steven Spielberg
As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Need to abstain from films that go for more than ~2.5 hours because I have been doing that far too much of late. Old Abe talks as slow as this tale unfolds but there were moments where I swelled up inside, especially when Day-Lewis delivered Abe’s rationale for all humans being equal.
Iceland, April 2013
Hawkeye #6 by Matt Fraction and David Aja
Petition to make a remix to Ignition hot and fresh out the kitchen, mama rollin’ that body got every man in here wishin’
“I think a lot about what makes a strong female character. You know, movies and TV shows, these things have influence, my own website. So I think the question of “What makes a strong female character?”, often goes misinterpreted. And instead we get these two-dimensional superwomen, who maybe have one quality that’s played up a lot. Like, you know, a Catwoman type, or she plays her sexuality up a lot and it’s seen as power. But they’re not strong characters who happen to be female, they’re completely flat and they’re basically cardboard characters.
The problem with this is that then people expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple. When in actuality, women are complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy. And women happen to be people!”
-Tavi Gevinson for TEDTalks [x]
how are her songs so unbearably sad?
Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Directed by David O. Russell
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
For some reason I have a lot of trouble thinking about what I want to write about this movie. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that it has been talked to death on the internet, what with a select few people being a little hurt that it didn’t 100% reflect their experience with mental illness. And I really have nothing to add to that argument.
All I can say is that it took me two viewings to figure out whether I liked it or not and now I can say that I do. Just because these two characters happen to have mental illness doesn’t mean you cannot relate to their growth or journey. People are flawed. Life is flawed. You just have to brush yourself off and focus on the good to make it through, even if you don’t nail the big move in your dance routine.
If David O. Russell can make me like Bradley Cooper then David O. Russell can move mountains.