[8.Jan.17] I’ve just watched Arrival. It was AMAZING. The movie tells the process of humans trying to communicate with an alien. We follow a linguist deciphering an alien language incredibly different than what humans use. Of course, the physics involved enticed me :) Time is a fascinating subject.
This is a snippet of the screenplay written by Heisserer for the movie. If I remember, half of this page weren’t in the movie. It would’ve been cool if it did.
Heisserer discussed his writing process in the article linked below. This is the description of the picture
“…A scene in which Colonel Weber and fellow scientist Ian Donnelly approach Louise, concerned for her mental stability after she translated some heptapod writing in real-time without the need for reference images or software. This is where the viewer learns about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, and how immersion in a foreign language can rewire our brains.”
Heisserer, Eric. “How I Wrote Arrival (and What I Learned Doing It).” The Talkhouse. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2017. .
Eric Heisserer – the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL and Valiant’s upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films – joins Harvey Award-nominated visionary Raúl Allén (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) for an all-new Valiant Prestige-format adventure…launching Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes into the fight of their lives!
The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…
BEST PICTURE “La La Land” “Moonlight” - WINNER “Manchester by the Sea” “Arrival” “Fences” “Lion” “Hidden Figures” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water”
BEST DIRECTOR Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” - WINNER Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight” Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival” Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea” Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Natalie Portman, “Jackie” Emma Stone, “La La Land” - WINNER Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins” Ruth Negga, “Loving”
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Ryan Gosling, “La La Land” Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea” - WINNER Denzel Washington, “Fences” Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge” Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, “Fences” - WINNER Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea” Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures” Naomie Harris, “Moonlight” Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight” - WINNER Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water” Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea” Dev Patel, “Lion” Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins - WINNER “Arrival,” Eric Heisserer “Lion,” Luke Davies “Fences,” August Wilson “Hidden Figures,” Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle “Hell or High Water,” Taylor Sheridan “Manchester by the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan - WINNER “The Lobster,” Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou “20th Century Women,” Mike Mills
I usually just make GIFS, post them on Tumblr, and then go hide in my safe little hole and giggle at the magnificence of my lame photoshop skills. But this time, I have to say something.
Last night I had the privilege of seeing Hours (2013), and this film was so much more than I expected. From a first time director, and from the rep that Paul Walker has of being a “bad” actor, I didn’t expect much going into this.
Man, I was so wrong. Not even seeing The Lazarus Project (2008) or Running Scared (2006) can prepare you for the performance Paul gives in this movie. I’m proud to be a fan of his. And I can proudly say that he doesn’t get cast for his looks. He was chosen for this role because he believed in it, and his performance proves it.
I have too many feelings for this film. These gifs don’t even cover the emotional depth in this film, you need to SEE IT!