Savannah. 19. Chicago. Film Student. _____________________________________________________________________________________ "The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man."
Klute (1971) | dir. by Alan J. Pakula | 7/10
"He makes me laugh and that’s why I married the man."
Happy 2nd anniversary Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam! (Sept 8, 2012)
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LUKE WAS ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO BE A GIRL? I’M SORRY MY WORLD JUST TIPPED ON ITS AXIS. KEEP EVERYTHING THE SAME EXCEPT LUKE’S GENDER. I’M NOW REIMAGINING MY ENTIRE GILMORE GIRLS WATCHING EXPERIENCE WITH LUCY, THE CYNICAL DINER OWNER WHO WEARS FAR TOO MUCH FLANNEL AND HATES COFFEE, AND ALSO EVERY GUY LORELAI DATES. SOMEBODY HOLD ME.
OH MY GOD WHAT
I’m sorry the real thing we need to talk about here is
film meme» eight female characters [4/8]: Jerry Bernard Martin
"There’s something in the way she looked at you that made me want to kill her."
There were some great actresses in pre-code films. Actresses got to personify the promiscuity of the typical “male stereotype,” and turn it into many complex characters that were also successful and strong-willed. To me, it was so refreshing to find women get to be as comfortable in their sexuality as a man in the world. Even so, the women were so much more than that. It was inspiring to observe these powerful and strong characters, who just happened to be women.
One of the best examples is Jerry from “The Divorcee” (1930). She marries Ted, and everything’s just great. Then, Jerry finds out that Ted has been having an affair. He tells her it “didn’t mean anything” and to forgive him. They continue their marriage and try to work things out. Well, when Ted goes out of town, Jerry cheats on him. Ted gets home, and when he finds out, he wants a divorce immediately. **Double Standard Alert** Norma Shearer is astounding as Jerry. She delivers some serious “you-go-girl” monologues. [x]
According to Edgar Wright, the flavour of the cornettos featured in the unofficial ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy represents the motif of that film. The red or strawberry flavour in Shaun of the Dead represents blood and zombies, while the blue/original flavour of Hot Fuzz represents the police force. The green/peppermint of The World’s End represents science fiction and extraterrestrial elements.