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Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged film

Sep 18 '14
intersouls:

This exact moment in Charlie’s angels is so iconic in my life

intersouls:

This exact moment in Charlie’s angels is so iconic in my life

(Source: enemaroberts)

Sep 13 '14
beauty4all:

 When Aaliyah and I worked together on Romeo Must Die it was her first movie. She was charming, talented and acting came very naturally to her. We worked together for about four months and she had a great energy. She enjoyed the martial art sequences and due to her previous dancing ability was able to learn movements very quickly. Cory Yuen and I both agreed that with some training she could be a very good action star. We would talk to each other about different story ideas and hoped that we would be able to work again in the future. At that time it was our mutual desire to work together again. On the set she was nice to everyone, no matter who they were, and the whole crew loved her.
 I was in China when I heard about her death. Sad? Shocked? Surprised? Words can not express the emotions. She had posessed an emormous amount of potential. I sat and prayed with two friends for over two hours in the hopes that she would find herself in a better place than she had left.
 Of course, I was depressed for a little while afterwards, because even though it was over two years since we worked together, I can remember it as if it was just yesterday.

beauty4all:

When Aaliyah and I worked together on Romeo Must Die it was her first movie. She was charming, talented and acting came very naturally to her. We worked together for about four months and she had a great energy. She enjoyed the martial art sequences and due to her previous dancing ability was able to learn movements very quickly. Cory Yuen and I both agreed that with some training she could be a very good action star. We would talk to each other about different story ideas and hoped that we would be able to work again in the future. At that time it was our mutual desire to work together again. On the set she was nice to everyone, no matter who they were, and the whole crew loved her.

I was in China when I heard about her death. Sad? Shocked? Surprised? Words can not express the emotions. She had posessed an emormous amount of potential. I sat and prayed with two friends for over two hours in the hopes that she would find herself in a better place than she had left.

Of course, I was depressed for a little while afterwards, because even though it was over two years since we worked together, I can remember it as if it was just yesterday.

Sep 10 '14

Pairs, Hemispheres, and Duality in Pacific Rim

hauntedjaeger:

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(photo found here)

Everything under the cut is a bunch of barely connected, half researched ideas that have been swirling around my head for the past several hours. Sorry I’m not sorry for the lack of cohesiveness; I have to braindump this now lest it keep me up all night. My motivation for seeing this movie a second time, and making the observations below, was inspired in large part by “The Visual Intelligence of Pacific Rim,” which you should go read right now. Also be sure to check out “The Drift Between Couples,” which draws some really intense parallels even if you’re not a shipper. 

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Sep 5 '14
"A clear example of the types of definitions and control in regard to imagery of Maori people can be seen in the recently acclaimed film The Piano. There is little doubt in my mind that Jane Campion is a film maker of great ability and repute. However, the depiction of Maori people in the film leaves no stereotyped stone unturned. What we have in The Piano is a series of constructions of Maori people which are located firmly in a colonial gaze, which range from the ‘happy go lucky native’ to the sexualised Maori woman available at all times to service Pakeha men. The perception of Maori people given in The Piano is that our tipuna were naive, simpleminded, lacked reason, acted impulsively and spoke only in terms of sexual innuendo, with a particular obsession with male genitalia. For Maori people The Piano is dangerous. It is dangerous in its portrayal of Maori people linked solely to a colonial gaze, that is uncritical and unchallenging of the stereotypes that have been paraded continuously as ‘the way we were.’"
Leonie Pihama, “Are films dangerous? A Maori woman’s perspective on ‘The Piano.’”  (via filmantidote)
Aug 31 '14
Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.
“This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”
Click-through to their IndieGoGo campaign!via Indian Country Today Media Network

Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.

“This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”

Click-through to their IndieGoGo campaign!
via Indian Country Today Media Network

Aug 19 '14
"Come on, honey, this house is a fresh start for our family!"
White dads in horror stories (via hormoaning)

(Source: start-missing-everybody)

Jul 17 '14

bitchcraftandwiggatry:

putting my favorite people in a thing → Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Idris Elba as John Smith
Gina Torres
as Jane Smith

"Your aim’s as bad as your cooking sweetheart…and that’s saying something!"

Jul 9 '14

boysinbarrettes:

i used to think ruby rhod was the worst part of the fifth element but now i think he’s the best part of the fifth element and that’s how i know i’ve grown up

Jul 7 '14

princelesscomic:

lostthehat:

shuraiya:

beatonna:

lecinematheque:

Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya

In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII  has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.

The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please

THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON’T LIKE

The complete short film is on youtube and it’s really good and the end kind of took my breath away. 

I must see this

Jun 27 '14
"

I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.

"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”

Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?

"I don’t think it’s like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness. But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.

"
Rogert Ebert, on Hayao Miyazaki (via thymoss)

(Source: improv-is-easy)