The Men Who Stare at Goats


Frank (2014) - dir. Lenny Abrahamson

Have you ever met a fragile artist? Frank (based in part on Daniel Johnston, and Frank Sidebottom) is the most fragile member of a band of misfits and psychotics. The film begins with Jon (Domnhall Gleeson) watching as the keyboardist to a band attempts to drown himself in the Irish seacoast. Don (Scoot McNairy) then invites Jon to come play a gig with his band, the Soronprfbs. What follows is a healthy blend of zany comedy, shots at the music industry, indie bands, SXSW, and what making “real art” actually means. But Abrahamson and screenwriters Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan (the Men Who Stare at Goats) add just enough honest emotion to pull it all off.

It also helps that Michael Fassbender’s the one in the mascot-sized mask. The Soronprfbs perform all of their music live, on screen. All of the songs written by Jon were written by Domnhall Gleeson. All the rest was the brainchild of the actors, Abrahamson and composer Stephen Rennicks. Frank is an odd film for a number of reasons, but at no point is it not succeeding in its quirkiness.


'Outnumbered' Sentence Starters
  • "That's fatal because then she/he'll reply and then you'll be tempted to reply to her/his reply and then you'll get caught up in that Pandora's... circle.
  • "Whatever he/she has told you, it will be a lie."
  • "You musn't arm wrestle this little girl, because she only looks about three."
  • "You are not allergic to peas. No-one's allergic to peas. No-one in the world is allergic to peas!"
  • "You were told no drinking, no swearing, and no fighting. And I saw you punch that kid and shout 'don't touch my bloody beer'!"
  • "Is some furniture not flat packed, then?"
  • "It tasted horrible to begin with, but then I added five spoonfuls of sugar and now I feel all zingy zangy zongy!"
  • "Did you know he/she had the knife?"
  • "I didn't know he/she had the knife. Or the fish skeleton. Or the doll's head with the little hermit crab in it."
  • "You watched 'The Hills Have Eyes' and you didn’t sleep for six months. And then, when we drove to Bristol, you said the Cotswolds were staring at you."
  • "When you came in you smelled like pub."
  • "You should only hate people you know."
  • "I think that's an atheist. things to goats."
  • "Stop playing 'spot the chav'!"
  • "You shouldn't be prejudiced against fat people, thin people, men who've turned into women, women who've turned into men, gay people, ginger people... people who come from Liverpool."
  • "Barack Obama does not drive a number forty-two bus!"
  • "If I say we're having an argument, and you say we're not, that's arguing."
  • "What the hell is wrong with him, is he a vampire?"
  • "The romantic poets were a bunch of emos, but they also represented a rejection of the certainties of eighteenth century classicism."
  • "This a washing machine, and I am good with washing machines, and this one is not going to beat me!"
  • "You put the salad through the blender?"
  • "I'd ban Roald Dahl. He's probably ruined more children's lives than polio. Ruined them with the ludicrous belief that all adults are stupid and can routinely be outwitted by small children and the occasional fox."
  • "That's what really happens when children get to make the rules - corpses everywhere."

Hi! My name is Zoeyy. I have a tumblr already but it’s 7 years old and all choked up with sad things.
I’ve decided it’s time I started a new tumblr and made some new mutuals/ people to follow. Here’s a tiny bit about me, if you share any of the same things please follow me or message me so we can become mutuals and talk.

I’m 22 from Cheshire in the U.K, training to be a wedding planner.

Likes: Bioshock, Vegetarian marshmallows, Cola, Vintage dresses, the sparkle emojii, Queenie Goldstein, Black T-shirts, Records, Tights, Tumblr, Border Collies, Pre Raphaelite Art, Robert Browning, Musical Theatre, Blue slush puppy, foxes, Rainbow highlighter, Lolita fashion, Fable, RPGs, systemshock.

Dislikes: Racism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Ableism, The poop emojii, Expensive bottled water, Gelatine, People who splash pedestrians, chunky veg.

Favourite films: Suckerpunch, Cinderella (2015), Blood & Chocolate, Wild Child, men who stare at goats, Interview with the vampire, Wild wild west, Underworld, The devil’s carnival, Fantastic beasts and where to find them, Repo! The genetic Opera, red riding hood, a boy and his dog.

Hobbies: Goldfish keeping, making shortcrust pastry, writing and reading poetry, Historia Normannis, Thomas Stanley Welsh Levy, baking, Cosplay, Costume design, Making Paneer curry, Aquascaping, Pintrest, scriptwriting, gaming.

Favourite Characters: Meg Giry, Queenie Goldstein, Chara (Undertale), Virgo, Mascha Lutz, Ella (Cinderella), Yvaine (Stardust), Mercy (Overwatch)

Favourite Music: My chemical romance, I am rapture- rapture is me, Songs from the lighthouse, Skeeter Davis, The fairytail theme, Marina and the diamonds, Lin- Manuel Miranda, Glenn Miller, Turisas, Finntroll, Alestorm, tyr, Emilie Autumn, Amon Amarth, Rammstein, Hamilton, Thyrfing, Moonsorrow, Nightwish, Epica

Favourite Literature: Le fantome de la Opera, The works of Robert Browning, The works of Lord Byron, Stardust, The Ocean at the end of the lane, The american gods, Prose and Poetic edda, Warrior cats, Pretties series,

Favourite Food: Vegetarian rocky road, Mint ice cream, Linda Mccartney mozzarella burgers, Pizza, Salty dog crisps, Paneer, Cauliflower, Hummus, Yorkshire pudding

Favourite TV series: Miraculous ladybug, Fairytail, Steven Universe, Dance moms, Secret diary of a london call girl, Persona 4 the series, Star vs the forces of evil.

Inbox me or like this so I can follow/ inbox you :D

what’s fun is like this morning i reblogged a post making fun of the trump animatronic at disney park saying it looked like a refurbished hillary bot (it does), then immediately deleted it cos the comment notifications were getting sideways. except tumblr decided it was still going to update me abt comments on the post, and continued to report increasing comments up until about an hour ago, when it suddenly started to go backwards. now it’s reporting fewer & fewer comments & basically what i’m saying is the CIA is abt to have the men who stare at goats fucking cyber murder me

The Signs as Ewan McGregor Characters

Aries: Elmont (’Jack the Giant Slayer’). Embodying the spirit of Aries, nothing can terrify the courages and daring Elmont - not the battlefield nor fearsome giants! 

Originally posted by rainbowflavouredcupcakes

Taurus: Catcher Block (’Down With Love’). Suave, sensual and incredibly determined, like Taurus, Catcher stops at nothing to get what he wants - and win over the woman he loves. 

Originally posted by iaminfiniteus

Gemini: Michael (’Perfect Sense’). Only a Gemini like Michael could remain idealistic, witty and easy going in the face of a fatal epidemic that destroys all 5 senses. 

Originally posted by graysonsdick

Cancer: Oliver (’Beginners’). Nostalgic and sensitive, Oliver reflects on Cancer’s struggle to let go of the past when he deals with the death of his father, who just came out - at 75.   

Originally posted by melyssasdreams

Leo: Curt Wilde (’Velvet Goldmine’). Curt was a true Leonine rockstar: flamboyant, full of energy with a huge heart and an even bigger ego. 

Originally posted by slaughteringbunnies

Virgo: Bob Wilton (’The Men Who Stare at Goats’). As a rational and inquisitive reporter, Wilton plays the levelheaded Virgo who questions a crazy league of ‘psychic spies’. 

Originally posted by jayesfilmtaste

Libra: Norman Warne (’Miss Potter’). As a charming, literary Libra, Norman’s Venusian nature shines as he does everything possible to make his beloved Beatrix’s dreams come true. 

Originally posted by pendragonness

Scorpio: The Writer (’The Ghost Writer’). Intense and investigative, this very Scorpionic writer will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind his predecessor’s death, even if it destroys him. 

Originally posted by roxanagark

Sagittarius: Obi-Wan Kenobi (’Star Wars Ep. III: Attack of the Clones’). Like Sagittarius, Obi-Wan was utterly fearless, a great and passionate teacher who opened his pupil’s eyes to higher truths. 

Originally posted by rainbowflavouredcupcakes

Capricorn: Mark Renton (’Trainspotting’). Even when things are going to shite, Renton remains the logical, detached voice of reason of his group, much like Capricorn. 

Originally posted by avarothusknight

Aquarius: Edward Bloom (’Big Fish’). Edward Bloom was a classic Aquarius: no matter where he went, he was unforgettable for his originality, humanitarian spirit and amazing visions. 

Originally posted by idiot-eden

Pisces: Christian (’Moulin Rouge’). A true romantic, Christian embodied the spirit of Pisces as he wrote beautiful poetry and sang to capture and memorialize Satine, his one true love.

Originally posted by keptyn