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“She was kindness itself to everybody and everything around her–people, animals, everything. She just didn’t have a bad bone in her body. She was a unique person. It’s difficult to describe her character. She was just utterly good, the kindest human being I’ve ever met, with an extreme patience. To live with me was proof of her patience, because to be near me must be an ordeal. She never had a bad temper, she was never moody. She enjoyed being a wife. The press and the public knew of her physical beauty, but she also had a beautiful soul, and this is something that only her friends knew about.”
–Roman Polanski, 1971

christophernolann: Outtake from Christopher Nolan’s interview with Premiere magazine: • The film will feature three different perspectives - the beach (Harry Styles, Fionn Whitehead), the sea (Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy) and the air (Tom Hardy)
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He later went on to explain the importance and significance of the Dunkirk evacuation. Premiere Magazine will post the full interview and behind the scenes photos on March 1. Stay tuned! #christophernolan#dunkirk

- via a Nolan fan account on Instagram

AN INTERVIEW WITH DJEMBE JONES 

     As of late, the DC/MD/VA DIY scene has been thriving, with what seems like a new artist/band surfacing every month. The newest and, in my opinion, one of the most unconventional, is Djembe Jones, an R&B band from Takoma Park. Their sound is the epitome of laid back, yet the result of complex and impressive production, layering intricate instrumentals, mollifying harmonies, and enthralling lyrics sure to soothe any listener.

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Could you guys introduce yourselves and who plays what?

Ashe: I’m Ashe, I play guitar and produce most of our stuff.

Ben: I’m Ben, I do bass, vocals, and some songwriting.

Ian: Ian, I play drums, sing some, and help write.

Lanzi: I’m Lanzi. I sing lead and write a bunch

What’s the significance of the name “Djembe Jones,” where did that come from?

Lanzi: Well, the band started as just me and Ashe. A djembe is a west African drum that has been ubiquitous in popular African music across the continent for decades now. One day, it came up in conversation with my friend and he was like “Djembe Jones” would be a cool band name, to which I said “that’s perfect because Ashe and I have this ambiguous nameless musical project.” I’m from East Africa, so for me, “Djembe” represented the the musical/cultural influence that I brought to the table while “Jones” was indicative of the western influences of Ashe and I’s experience with American music (namely indie, rock, R&B, and hip-hop) and culture.

How would you guys describe your sound?

B: Spicy Mango popsicle on a boring summer day.

It definitely feels like there’s a contrast in vibe between the tracks on your SoundCloud released a year ago verusus your newest single “Breez,” do you guys feel like over the past year your sound has evolved or more of solidified?

B: There’s definitely a pretty big contrast, and I probably see R&B and hip-hop playing a bigger role going forward, but I think it speaks more to how diverse our sound is and less to us evolving out of something or solidifying one sound to move forward with.

L: In the future, we’ll definitely continue to explore other influences but as folks will see on the album, the fun warm indie sound of “Words 2 Say” and “Njo” is still part of who we are. At least for now.

A: Yeah I’m not mad at it. I don’t think any of us feel the need to stick to one sound as long as it feels natural.

You guys are releasing an album soon right? What can listeners look forward to on that?

A: Yeah, hopefully it will be out by the spring. It’s called Djoanin. There’s a lot of different types of stuff on there but we like the way it’s turning out.

I: We’ve been putting a lot of joy into it and I hope folks can get that from it.

L: In addition to the album, Ashe, Ben, and I all have some independent work that we’ll be releasing the coming months.

An artist, song, or album that makes you feel a heavy dose of nostalgia?

Lanzi: “Muchana” by Kanda Bongo Man

A: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman.

B: Marvin Gaye

What’s it like being a musician in the 21st century?

A: Dope but daunting.

B: Lot’s of competition but ultimately that’s a sice cause the DMV poppin off

L: Nowadays so many people are trying to be musicians and the internet makes it so we all have more or less the same platform for exposure. On the one hand that’s good because success can look different ways and can be achieved without a label. It is also inspiring because there are so many artists doing dope things for the culture, especially here in the DMV where we’re basically busking our music scene from the ground up. It gives greater meaning to what we’re doing. That said, because of how many artists are out there tryna make it, it is a bit daunting but I think that there is room for most people to find their own type of success in the game.

Any last words you want the Melted readers to know? Any upcoming shows?

I: Playing a few shows ‘round the East Coast this summer! Nothing to announce yet though. Also, Fuck Donald Trump. Resist. Don’t Sleep.

A: Seconded. Djembe Season still in full effect.

B: Fiya up!

LISTEN TO DJEMBE JONES HERE

CHECK OUT THEIR FRESHMAN ALBUM DJOANIN OUT MID-MAY THROUGH TWIN MOONS ART COLLECTIVE

interview by LYDIA VELAZQUEZ

thatgrumpywolf  asked:

I hope this isn't a stupid question, but how did you get your art noticed? I just started to post my art on here and I was just wondering.

Ah, that’s a bit of a complicated answer, actually. (But not a stupid question!)

(Note: This kind of applies mostly to those who fanart, so yeh.)

Let me start by saying that:

 # Of Notes Does Not = Self Worth. 

Because it’s really, really important to remember that you exist and have value as a person outside of the attention of others, especially on this website. That being said, there’s absolutly nothing wrong with wanting appreciation. Everyone deserves appreciation. 

So, let me tell you a little bit about my Tumblr art journey. Way back in 2013 when I first joined, I posted my first art on here and got 5 notes. [ x ] (And my first ‘fanart’ got 5 more notes.) At the time, I had only joined Tumblr so I could talk to my favorite fanfic author at the time, and I hadn’t really settled into the whole Tumblr of it all. I wasn’t really in a fandom, I wasn’t expecting anything, I didn’t know the 5 tag rule, or the ‘no-no’s of Tumblr. What i’ve learned over time, however, is that you’re going to have to be actively paying attention to a lot of different aspects of Tumblr, fandoms, pop culture, current events, memes, movies, etc etc etc. So #1 is going to be:

PAY ATTENTION TO THE WORLD AROUND YOU: 

A lot about posting art on here and aiming for recognition is riding the ‘wave’, so to speak. See a fresh new meme you can throw at your favorite ship? Do it, make them wear pants one way or the other, here come that boy. (Does Derek Hale wear them like a dog, or a person?) New preview for a movie/show that catches your attention? Doodle a scene from it. Did an actor sneeze popcorn out their nose? Draw Batman doing that. Why not? 

The second part of this, though, is knowing what and when to contribute. Sometimes it’s not a good idea to make light of a current event, or reference/draw a problematic celebrity, or support a certain film. So looking into these things first is probably a good idea, because there are people out there who won’t care that you didn’t know that so-and-so did something horrible, they’re here to tear you down and hurt you regardless. (I’m sorry, but this is 100% true, there’s no sugar coating it. Some people are just assholes.) So, while you’re keeping an eye out for something funny or a fun mashup of fandoms, always try to be aware of the less-fun issues that are around too. 

And, if you mess up / did not know / accidently phrase or draw something problematic / etc, IT’S OKAY.  You are not a horrible person. You made a mistake, that does not make you evil, okay? Apologize, remove or fix the thing, and don’t do it again. But please don’t beat yourself up about it, or listen to anyone else beating you up over it. It happened, you’re now aware of the thing, and it won’t happen again. 

Anyway, #2 is: 

THE WILD WORLD OF FANDOMS AND SHIPS : 

I’m going to start off this one with a tiny warning. Watch out for fandom drama. Look out for the people starting fights just to fight, look out for the people pushing their ideas on others with no regard to anyone else at all, look out for the people using your content as a soap box from which they spout their opinions from. I’m not saying everyone in the world of fandoms does these things, but good god there are a lot of them out there who are more than willing to start something if you so much as sneeze in their general direction.

So, if and when you post content/art/etc in, say, your favorite trope, and someone hops onto your post and starts caps-locking about how this trope promotes ‘something they don’t personally like but is not actually a major problematic thing’ and how y’all gonna burn in hell for this art, try to avoid engaging with them. Because they’re honestly not here for a discussion, otherwise they would have probably sent you a private message, sans the caps lock, and requested an opportunity to talk about this. Also, this is a matter of personal likes and dislikes, for which you are not responsible for. 

You do not have to cater to every single person on Tumblr. 

You also don’t have to love every ship, every character, every idea, every story line, every moment of every film, TV, book, magazine, interview, anything. No one has  to broadcast their hate for these things either. If it’s not hurting you or others, you probably don’t need to create content with the express purpose of attacking a different ship/etc. ( If it is hurting others, try the more diplomatic way first, and report their asses to Staff.)

Which leads me to #3: 

CATER TO THE MASSES (But also, like, love yourself) :

I’m not saying sell your soul. (Seriously, please don’t, the Art Institute isn’t worth it.) But a lot, I mean a LOT of what I do is to feed my fans and friends.  (Also, commissions are basically getting paid to feed your friends and fans whatever art goodies they want to pay for, so there’s that too)   A good sum of my time is spent drawing things I have literally no interest in, or have very little knowledge about, or am up to drawing but aren’t 100% invested in. But I still do the thing, because I respect other’s likes, and it appeals to people i’m drawing it for, and I’m always happy to make others happy. (And sometimes I actually grow to like a thing.)

So, draw some stuff that other people would like to see. Are peeps out there begging for an assassin AU? (You bet your hiney they are! I’ve doodled some myself, hoo-boy.) Do some assassiny things. Are people always sighing about the lack of decent back story about so and so? Doodle a little moment from the past. Friend says they just want some Mpreg? (APOCATITS) Feed them, feed them the art. 

But–huge BUT here–do not sacrifice your values and comfort. 

If something bothers you, is out of your comfort zone, is something you have trouble drawing and just don’t want to tackle right now, DO NOT DO THE THING! 

Second but–another huge BUT here–Make art for yourself. 

To quote Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: 

Guildenstern: “Is that what people want?” 
The Player: “It’s what we do.” 

Create for yourself. Give water and sunlight to that little seedling of an idea in your mind, try and try again to create that moment or look or design. Ignore art requests like a boss, and draw something to feed your own needs. Because you deserve to be pampered and treated to art of your favorite thing just as much. :D This is leading into #4, which is: 

CREATE UNTIL YOU DIE  DRAW UNTIL YOU STOP AT A DECENT AND HEALTHY POINT IN TIME: 

Please do the thing. Please draw to your heart’s content. Please push yourself, expand, experiment, practice, take breaks, draw some more, and some more, and some more. Please don’t give in to self-doubts, frustration, envy, or art blocks. It’s okay to let things go for a while, to step back, to stop working on a drawing that’s just not working. But do not give up forever. I’m saying this for you, personally, but also for the goal that you’ve set before you. To achieve a certain level of appreciation, to get noticed, to be seen, you have to keep creating content. 

So, to sum it up: 

Be kind to yourself and others, pay attention to what’s hip and happening, forgive your mistakes, avoid drama if you can, Feed the Fans, Do as the cat and do what you want, and keep up the good work. 

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Interview Magazine | Paul Anderson

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Paul Anderson (Panda) talks about The Revenant, Peaky Blinders, Legend and Tom Hardy. Legend comes out November 20 and The Revenant will be out in limited release on December 25 and wide release January 8, 2016. Season 3 of Peaky Blinders is also due out in 2016.

*Top photo shared by Paul on instagram. Tom and Panda on the set of The Revenant (2014). @biggierayman “Another one!!!”

Paul Anderson and Team Arthur

As the protagonists of Steven Knight’s Birmingham-set television drama Peaky Blinders, the Shelby siblings haven’t had it easy. Tommy (Cillian Murphy), the second brother in age and the first in everything else, drowns his World War One shell shock with opium. His younger brother John (Joe Cole) is trying to raise his young children following the death of his wife. Ada (Sophie Rundle), the only sister, defies her brothers and marries local communist Freddie Thorne only to have him die unceremoniously between seasons. Finn, the last of the lot, is too young to be a part of the Shelby brotherhood yet remains at risk from their enemies. Then there is Arthur, played by Kennington, South London native Paul Anderson. As the eldest sibling, Arthur should be the patriarch, but he’s not, because Tommy got all the family smarts and Arthur got all the family rage. While he might not be smoking opium, he does plenty of self-medicating with whisky, cocaine, and visceral violence. By the end of the show’s first two seasons, Arthur has accidentally killed a young man in the boxing ring, tried to hang himself, and almost been murdered by Jewish gangster Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy). Occasionally, however, Arthur channels his energy more productively as Tommy’s right-hand man. When he does, it’s infectious; he’s Arthur fooking Shelby, the sort of character that inspires YouTube supercuts. And because you never know quite where he’s going to fall, there is a certain audience affection reserved only for Arthur. As one YouTube commentor writes,  "The actor playing Arthur does a great job at making him really likeable even when he’s doing dumb shit.“

Until about seven years ago, Paul Anderson wasn’t an actor at all; he was a ticket scalper. "I loved it. A wealth of experience,” he recalls in his thick South London accent. “I earned a lot of money out of it, but that was all I got out of it. Artistically, there was nothing in that for me, so I’d always wanted to do something else.” Anderson did not, however, want to be an actor; “I always wanted to be a frontman in a band,” he says. “Not a footballer. Not an actor. Certainly not a policeman or a fireman. I wanted to be a lead singer. Nothing else,” he continues.

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anonymous asked:

What are your favorite Taylor interviews/appearances?

Taylor on Jimmy Fallon promoting True Detective, he and Jimmy are always great together.

Taylor on Jimmy again, this time when he was promoting Battleship, they played jelly donut hockey and it is hilarious. (The jelly donut bit is after the interview)

Taylor with Josh Horowitz on his Happy, Sad, Confused podcast, maybe my favorite interview with him just because he’s so laid back. Podcast:

https://soundcloud.com/happysadconfused/taylor-kitsch

A few videos from the interview:

And last but not least, his interviews with Strombo are always good. They seem to be friends and again, Taylor is more laid back with him.

Print interviews I’d point you to his Interview Magazine piece:

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/taylor-kitsch/

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Brad Renfro in the July 1997 issue of Sugar magazine.

(Photo by mysocalleddream)

I have recently been uploading old 1990s photos and interviews from my high school magazine collection. I’ve added ones of Jared Leto and Leonardo DiCaprio, so here now is my Brad Renfro collection.

I think this particular interview is an absolute treasure, a total find, as Renfro mentions my favourite actor, River Phoenix. It’s very sad to hear him talk of being compared to River Phoenix, unaware then that the comparison people would eventually make between him and River would be his similar untimely death and drug overdose, and not his great acting talent. Very, very sad indeed.

This interview also gives an insight into Brad Renfro’s difficult childhood, his hard life, and also his special relationship with his grandmother, which I always thought was very sweet. (A couple of weeks after he died, his grandmother also passed away. Perhaps from a broken heart…)

In the interview, Renfro says that he doesn’t have many friends, “I find it hard to trust people now - everyone I’ve ever trusted has given me the short end of the stick." He then says that his only friend is his agent, which is heartbreaking! He was 15 years old and the only person he trusted, that he considered a friend, was essentially a person that he paid for their loyalty, his agent! So sad!

He also talks of his parents and it sounds like he felt really abandoned by both of them; his mother moved to another state and his father remarried. Even though he talks of how it hurt him, he says it was quite “selfish” of him to feel this way. I find this really shocking. Again, Brad is 15 years old in this interview and doesn’t even think he is entitled to his own parent’s love!!! What must he have been through in the years leading up to this to ever think this?! Unreal.

Brad also goes on to mention outright that he doesn’t take drugs, he says "I don’t do drugs - I’m not stupid." I think that it’s obvious from this interview that he was hurting a lot during his teenage years and obviously that pain became too much to bear. 

Overall, a very sad, but insightful interview. I hope Brad Renfro fans will enjoy reading this and the other uploads to follow.

Tom Hiddleston: The Interview

Note: This is the second fic thats meant to be posted today. Sorry its in this format I couldn’t find the gif to put it in normally.

You were extremely excited. You managed to get an interview with Tom Hiddleston, you wrote for a film magazine and you also had your own blog. You’d never done an interview with a major celebrity and it really didn’t help your first one to be with your celebrity crush - Tom fucking Hiddleston. There were lots of people writing for top end newspaper and magazines which didn’t help calm your nerves. You were waiting for what seemed like forever when a woman finally let you come in and interview him.

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“What is royal?”

“When I came to the United States, everybody thought I was a royalty. They said, you know, “she’s a princess”, and all that… and I remember meeting Diana Vreeland on my second day and she was like, “Now that is a neck!” and I was like, “she’s crazy” (laughs). Then she said about my earlobes: “I’ve never seen such small earlobes, those are the sign of royalty”, so that stuck with me. I actually have trouble putting on earrings! - But: royalty, earrings, royalty, earrings… I’ll go with the royalty!

Entrepreneur and former supermodel Iman for W, October 2015

A Bruce Weber photograph of Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix (hi-res)

Black and white photograph, matted and framed. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Laurie Parker, the producer of My Own Private Idaho, noting that this photo was taken during a shoot at a downtown Los Angeles hotel room and was originally intended as key art for the movie poster. The director, Gus Van Sant, later had a falling out with Weber and the photographs were pulled from commercial distribution. They were however used to illustrate a November 1991Interview magazine article about the film.

He’s played some of the most iconic villains in movie history, so he set the bar very high. I was a little nervous people were going to root for Salazar, because you understand why he wants revenge. It was amazing to watch.
—  Joachim Ronning talking about Javier Bardem in an interview with Total Film Magazine