a celebration of music in film

The Sound of Music was released on this day in 1965! At the time, Christopher Plummer likened working with Julie Andrews to “being hit over the head with a big Valentine’s Day card every day,” however the two have considered themselves the best of friends ever since.

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stills from the cult classic 60s movie ‘Wonderwall’, starring Jane Birkin, costumes and set design by The Fool, music by George Harrison. (Stills by  Martin Klasch)

Momma’s Famous Fandometrics.

Television: Two cups of TV.

Skam jumps an honest seven spots to No. 4.
⬇︎ Shadowhunters falls seven to No. 12. Maybe someone finally told them what shadows are?

Movies: A tablespoon of film.

⬆ News of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story alternate ending lifts the film to No. 4.
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie debuts at No. 19 thanks to a meme, because if it’s not Spongebob with you guys, it’s Bee Movie.

Music: Three dashes of music.

Drake is running through No. 6 with his woes.
Selena Gomez cops the cover of Vogue and No. 2.

Originally posted by awesomenbamoments

Celebrities: Four bunches of famous people.

⬆ Tale as old as time: Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are No. 1 and No. 6.
⬇︎ Kristen Stewart falls fourteen, barely making the list at No. 20.

Games: A smattering of games.

☆ Gotta go fast: Sonic the Hedgehog debuts at No. 14.
⬇︎ The passion for Fire Emblem Fates seems to be merely smoldering, it fell to No. 20.

Originally posted by unclenicky

Web stuff: Optional internet to taste, if desired

⬇︎ Three weeks ago he was on top of the list, but now Markiplier is No. 5.
Jacksepticeye jumps one to take No 1. Is he Tumblr’s new favorite?

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Selena Gomez - Bad Liar (Official Music Video)

This is the Fandometrics post title.

Television: A joke about TV.

The Flash scales ten spots to No. 7 after the debut of its musical episode.
RuPaul’s Drag Race (No. 12) lip syncs for its life and returns for the first time since October.

Movies: Something witty about film.

☆ We see London, we see France, we see Captain Underpants debut at No. 6.
⬇︎ The excitement behind The Lego Batman Movie (No. 14) is crumbling like so many neglected Lego structures.

Music: Referencing one or both entities below.

Gorillaz made a giant, silverback seventeen-rank jump to No. 1.
☆ Last week, Tumblr mourned the fourth anniversary of My Chemical Romance’s (No. 12) disbanding.

Celebrities: Famous people are regular, like us.

Meryl Streep returns to No. 8. Sing it out loud if you know why.  
Darren Criss is back at No. 17 thanks to The Flash.

Originally posted by totheskyirise

Games: Observational humor surrounding video games.

Splatoon 2 debuts at No. 18 after a Global Testfire took place over the weekend.
⬇︎ The sun has nearly set on Horizon Zero Dawn. It’s hanging in at No. 20.

Web stuff: The last section.

The Adventure Zone hopped up to No. 1 after the newest episode was released.
⬇︎ JonTron, seemingly intent on saying the most offensive thing at any given time, falls ten to No. 13.

muse headcanons!

send me a symbol and i’ll tell you:

☠: my muse’s biggest fear
☮: when my muse feels the most at ease
☺: something that makes my muse happy
☹: something that makes my muse upset
♫: my muse’s favorite song, band, and/or music genre
✇: my muse’s favorite movie, director, and/or film genre
♔: my muse’s celebrity crush(es)
❤: what my muse looks for in a person they like
☂: my muse’s favorite season or time of year
∞: if my muse believe in ghosts, aliens, etc.
✧: what my muse’s netflix queue looks like
✎: what my muse’s best subject in school is/was
♧: something my muse is really good at
✺: something my muse loves and never gets tired of
✗: something my muse hates or gets angry about
☆: what my muse would be famous for if they were famous
✿: what my muse would like to do when they’re older
✈: where my muse would go if they could move anywhere
✆: the last person my muse called and what it was about
✉: the last person my muse texted and what the text said

Moonlight is more deserving of oscars than La La Land because of more than just its cinematic genius. La La Land, though a fine film, plays into the tired plot of heteronormative puppy love between two white media darlings. Along with painting Ryan Gosling’s character as the face of jazz music (which is historically black in origin), it serves as a distraction from the atrocities against minorities going on in our world right now.

In our current world, wherein black, gay, and poor lives are seen as subordinate to white, straight, and wealthy lives, Moonlight is a political and social protest. It doesn’t just offer sympathy to minorities, it offers celebration. Moonlight is revolutionary.

La La Land is white ambivalence.

@lanadelrey: So many songs left on the cutting room floor
but this was a special one I wrote in March called ‘Roses bloom for you’
I don’t film all my live takes but I’m glad I got this one because I was very excited about the beautiful chords my producer Rick Nowels found for this gem.

Celebrating the Avant-Garde at the Met Gala with @silasveta

To see more their work, follow @silasveta on Instagram. Video by @gvsgvs

Multimedia design and production company Sila Sveta (@silasveta) makes light and sound installations that transport you to otherworldly spaces — particularly so when they’re inspired by Rei Kawakubo, the conceptual fashion designer and the subject of this year’s retrospective at the Met Gala. Held each spring by Vogue magazine (@voguemagazine) and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ (@metmuseum) Costume Institute in New York City, the Met Gala draws the biggest names in fashion, music, art and film — like co-host Katy Perry (@katyperry), here in Sila Sveta’s installation at the Met Gala. “With the technology we have, art and fashion can come to life,” say Alexander Us and Alexey Rozov, co-founders of Sila Sveta. “We wanted to celebrate colors, textures and the avant-garde.”

Happy Valentine’s Day, Fandom Friends

Television: Crushing it.

Star vs the Forces of Evil kills  it, moving up twelve to No. 6.
☆ Talk of Samurai Jack’s imminent return after a 13 year hiatus gets the show to No. 16.

Originally posted by seddm

Movies: Equally romantic films.

Fifty Shades Darker goes hard, jumping eight spots to No. 2.
☆ You know The Lego Batman Movie (No. 7) is out, unless you’ve been living in a cave.

Music: You heart radio.

Lady Gaga (No. 1)  is still feeling the love behind her Halftime Show performance.
⬇︎ Little Mix is clinging to life at No. 19.

Celebrities: Who is your OTP?

Tom Hiddleston leaps ten spots to No. 7 after a bafflingly handsome BAFTA appearance.
⬇︎ Dylan O’Brien is cryin’ after falling twelve and landing at No. 19.

Games: Quit playing games with my heart (my heart).

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finds itself seven spots up to No. 12.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard falls seven to No. 16. We’ll be sure to properly dispose of it.

Web stuff: Cash my eye outside, how bout dat, Valentine?

⬆☆ Jacksepticeye (No. 1) and Wiishu (No. 10) made a Valentine’s Day video together. Cute.
☆ Welp. Danielle “cash me outside” Bregoli debuts at No. 18 after a reappearance on Dr. Phil. Welp.

Originally posted by dork-iplier

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Esperanto is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language in the world. It has its own literature, music, films, and even some traditions. It’s easy to learn and aims to be a universal second language, while respecting and celebrating all cultures.

For @robinhasnightwings

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.
—  Jim Jarmusch

Also, while I was writing that post, an instrumental from Beauty and the Beast came on and made me think of Howard Ashman, for whom I have more feelings than I think anyone should strictly have for someone they’ve never met. He’s one of those celebrity losses I’ve never recovered from (Carrie Fisher is going to be another, I can tell). And it’s because he meant a lot to me.

In case you didn’t know, he wrote the music and lyrics for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and parts of Aladdin along with Alan Menken. The longing to escape a world of oppression into a place that accepted you for who you truly were inside that you hear in those lyrics? “What would I give to live where you are / What would I pay to stay here beside you / What would I do to see you smiling at me / Where would we walk / Where would we run / If we could stay all day in the sun”? “And for once it might be grand to have someone understand / I want so much more than they’ve got planned”?

Those lyrics were written by a gay man with HIV/AIDS living in one of the most virulently homophobic eras of our time. It’s hard to imagine if you haven’t lived in the kind of meanness and cruelty that was commonplace at the time (and is still common in some areas of the country/world). It’s hard to imagine if you aren’t, yourself, queer. But you can hear the longing in those lines. It’s why both of those movies have come to mean something more to me in recent years, being able to look back and see the inherent queerness in the narrative, even if the characters weren’t themselves queer.

He found out he had HIV/AIDS toward the end of The Little Mermaid, became very, very sick during Beauty and the Beast, and died right before the final version of the film was released. But while they were working on BATB, when he’d just found out he had AIDS, back when it was an unequivocal death sentence, he went to Walt Disney World with a friend. WDW had a parade celebrating the release of The Little Mermaid, as they do, and he started crying watching the parade because he looked around and he saw children in love with Ariel, in love with the songs she was singing, the music he wrote, and he said he knew that even though he was going to die, his music was going to live on and mean something to people.

idk, it’s hard to remember that even as recently as 2010, which is when I was writing gay romance, it was almost impossible to imagine the world we live in now. And I’m not talking about “now” when Mike Pence and his ilk are trying to make us afraid to be ourselves again, when conservatives are fighting for the right to discriminate against us. I’m talking about the now when they have to try to do these things, when they have to fight to get away with it. because dude, when I was growing up, that was just how things were.

I think about if Howard Ashman could see how far we’ve come. I hope that somehow he knows. And I swear to God we’re never going back.