i just came back from wonder woman and while i liked diana let me tell you never have i seen a film so clearly written by cishet men. neither have i ever fucking seen a character as annoying as steve or whatever chris pine’s name was oh my GOD i was groaning aloud in the fucking theatre
HOw do you do GIFs?? I am so so bad at technology...
((OOC: I followed TT’s tutorial, which I will link to, but if you’re wondering how I do MY gifs, here is a step-by-step.
1. I figure out what I want to post
2. I film the thing on my phone
3. I trim the fat on the thing I filmed, get rid of the bits that are me turning the camera on/off, the moments where I stutter, basically just whittle the clip down to around a minute long, and make sure that I like the take.
8. I set up the gif. This is covered better on TT’s tutorial, but this basically means- *figure out which moment you want to gif *set to the width I want, which is almost always 360 PX *adjust the FPS so that it’s between 11 and 13 *speed up or slow down depending on my vision *add any dialogue I want over the gif *click Generate GIF and watch it, make sure that it works for me **IMPORTANT! Make sure your gif is NO BIGGER THAN 2 MB. Tumblr won’t play gifs over 2 MB, because it is a bit of a butt. 2MB or lower only. You may need to make your giffy moment a 2-giffer, or you may need to speed up the gif, or you may need to adjust the FPS. A lower FPS will be a smaller file size, but lower than 11 FPS will be poor quality.
9. When the gif is how I want it, I set it to Private, and then I hit Generate Gif, and then I download the image.
10. Open up a Tumblr TEXT POST. Not an image, not a video, a text post. Then I copy-paste my script into the post, and I replace the lines with the gifs.
A Pál utcai fiúk | The Boys of Paul Street (1969) “Boka János komolyan nézett maga elé a padra, és most először kezdett derengeni egyszerű gyereklelkében a sejtés arról, hogy tulajdonképpen mi is az élet, amelynek mindnyájan küzdő, hol bánatos, hol vidám szolgái vagyunk.”
Have you seen Wonder Woman, people watching this? … Yeah, it was good. So this is the thing, whenever I watch I am incredibly hyperbolic about it immediately after. Hyperbolic is a good word. It means that you’re very exaggeratey about it. So every time I go to watch a movie I’m immediately like “that was the best film I’ve ever seen” and then you ask me tomorrow and I’m like “er, it was kind of shit”. I’m not going to spoil anything but it was great. It was bloody great. It wasn’t like amazing 5 star movie, it was like a solid good 4 star movie but it was good. It was better than like half of the Marvel films. It is by far the best DC film ever. I think Man of Steel was a bit more epic and stylistic but it had less of a heart, obviously Suicide Squad was a big disaster, Batman VS Superman was kind of half good, half of a complete flop. Wonder Woman was just great. I think I said - and a couple of people were like wind if back because a lot of people like pre-Justice Wonder Woman but if it you know crosses lines with their Steve and Bucky OTP they’ll not agree with that - I said it was better than Captain America in every single way. That’s not true. Captain America 1 was more stylistic and it had a great, you know, I liked how it was structured but Wonder Woman has a real heart to it. And it’s this whole thing about like, how good is a movie versus like how good is it socially via the impact art can have on the world. ‘Cause, this is the thing: La La Land was a great movie. Was it better made than Moonlight? Probably. I mean Damien Giselle is as a director, the music, the choreography, the cinematography, everything about La La Land was insane. So much work went into it. It was amazing. But what impact did that have on the world? A bit. What impact did Moonlight have on the world? A huge, necessary important film that can change the way people think and feel about things have an impact on the world. You can talk about how well is a movie made, how good it it or whatever but there’s an importance factor to it. And that’s the thing, when you compare Wonder Woman to Captain America, it’s like what does Captain America do? You know, it makes you inspired about America, or like being a good person, like friendship or whatever… and standing up to bullies and being a good person that’s good. But you know a film like Wonder Woman that literally starts with, you know, a field full of women of colour brawling, that’s just… it’s something that has a much bigger impact on the world. 'Cause simply by existing, no matter how good or bad it is, it’s representation for people. It was the first superhero movie with a female lead in 12 years, since a terrible movie called Electra and that’s just crazy. It’s just that thing where it’s like having Ray in Star Wars, it’s when you have Pop Culture you have genres like superheroes just having a movie like Wonder Woman where the main character is a really good character played by an amazing actress and it’s just as wholesome as Captain America and even if as a movie, it might not be as good in a few ways, it’s just so much more important. And I think it had a bit more of a heart, a bit more banter than Captain America definitely. It made me smile, so that good. I think you should watch it. It’s a really good entertaining movie and hopefully it’ll make more people from Hollywood want to let women direct movies.
ugh i just finished watching moonlight did u like it
it was the best film ever like not only because of the astounding cinematography but also because of the vital themes it portrayed and because of how rarely you see those kind of themes portrayed in films at all. i mean how often do you see such a unique and accurate portrayal of sga between two gay black men? how often do you see a film like that in hollywood? it clearly resonated with so many people and i’m so glad that it’s been getting the publicity that it has. i hope to god it wins an oscar
75 in x of animated feature film history Release: Jan. 29th, 1959 Country: USA Director: Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman
“Sleeping Beauty was the 16th film released from Walt Disney, and was the first animated film to be photographed in the Super Technirama 70 widescreen process.
Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil witch Maleficent, who declares that before the sun sets on Aurora’s 16th birthday she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. To try to prevent this, the king places her into hiding, in the care of three fairies. They raise Aurora as their own, calling her Briar Rose and letting her know nothing of her true identity. On the day of her 16th birthday, she unknowingly meets her betrothed prince, as well as reignites Maleficent’s wrath.
The name given to the princess by her royal birth parents is ‘Aurora’, as it was in the original Tchaikovsky ballet. In hiding, she is called Briar Rose, the name of the princess in the Brothers Grimm’s version. Prince Phillip has the distinction of being the first Disney prince to have a name.
Following the critical and commercial success of Cinderella, writing for Sleeping Beauty began in early 1951. Partial story elements originated from discarded ideas for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella. By the middle of 1953, director Wilfred Jackson had recorded the dialogue, assembled a story reel, and was to commence for preliminary animation, but Walt Disney decided to throw out the meeting sequence between Briar Rose and Phillip, delaying the film from its initial 1955 release date.
In December 1953, Jackson suffered a heart attack, by which directing animator Eric Larson of Disney’s Nine Old Men took over as director. Disney instructed Larson that the picture was to be a ‘moving illustration, the ultimate in animation’ and added that he didn’t care how long it would take. Because of the delays, the release date was again pushed back many times. Milt Kahl would blame Walt because ‘he wouldn’t have story meetings. He wouldn’t get the damn thing moving.’ Relatively late in production, Disney removed Larson as the supervising director, and was replaced with Clyde Geronimi.
The artistic style originated when John Hench observed the famed unicorn tapestries at the Cloisters located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
For Sleeping Beauty, Eyvind Earle said he ‘felt totally free to put my own style’ into the paintings he based on Hench’s drawings. Furthermore, Earle found inspiration in the Italian Renaissance as well as Persian art and Japanese prints. When Geronimi became the supervising director, Earle and Geronimi entered furious creative divisions. Geronimi commented that he felt Earle’s paintings ‘lacked the mood in a lot of things. All that beautiful detail in the trees, the bark, and all that, that’s all well and good, but who the hell’s going to look at that?’
Because of the artistic depth of Earle’s backgrounds, it was decided for the characters to be stylized so it can appropriately match. While the layout artists and animators were impressed with Earles’s paintings, they eventually grew depressed at working with a style that many of them regarded as too cold, too flat, and too modernist for a fairy tale. Nevertheless, Walt insisted on the visual design. Marc Davis drew from Czechoslovakian religious paintings when designing Maleficent.
In 1952, Mary Costa was approached by Walter Schumann who told her, ‘I don’t want to shock you, but I’ve been looking (for Aurora) for three years, and I want to set up an audition. Would you do it?’ Costa accepted the offer and landed the role. Marc Davis served as directing animator over the title character with the character’s figure and features based on those of Audrey Hepburn as well as her voice actress, Mary Costa. Helene Stanley was the live action reference.
During its original release in January 1959, Sleeping Beauty earned approximately $5.3 million, not reaching its production costs of $6 million. The high production costs, coupled with the underperformance of much of the rest of Disney’s 1959–1960 release slate, resulted in the company posting its first annual loss in a decade for fiscal year 1960, and there were massive lay-offs throughout the animation department.
At first, the film had mixed reviews from critics. Nevertheless, the film has sustained a strong following and is today hailed as one of the best animated films ever made. Like Alice in Wonderland, which was not initially successful either, Sleeping Beauty was never re-released theatrically in Walt Disney’s lifetime. However, it had many re-releases in theaters over the decades.
This was the last Disney adaptation of a fairy tale for some years due to its mixed critical reception and performance at the box office; the studio did not return to the genre until 30 years later, with the release of The Little Mermaid in 1989.”
2017 has been such a good year for art in general, like Night in the Woods and Breath of the Wild are both some of the best video games ever, so many good films came out this year like Get Out, so fucking many good albums and they just keep coming, like fuck all the people in power that keep trying to ruin it because 2017 has actually been really good
A/N: happy birthday dan, (there will be more at the end)
Summary: Phil gives dan 26 reasons why… for his birthday.
Word count: 4,930
Warnings: food, illness. (Please let me know if there’s any that need to be tagged)
Reasons why I love you…
Reason one, when we first met. Wow what a day standing at the train station waiting for your train to come in and feeling scared incase you decided not to come until suddenly it was there approaching, you on the fourth carriage with that tinted red face running until you were in my arms. Everyone was looking at us we both had tears streaming down our faces and finally we were together, hands fell naturally together and a kiss applied under your eves to wash away any salty tears, they were salty but then we were in my room, my family away and everything was perfect, home and you were in my arms instead of made up of pixels that froze often stopping our distance from being broken. I remember that day your top was a little big and hung around your frame, loosely hiding all those beautiful features that you really didn’t want to share so early but without you realising I felt them when we led down to sleep that night holding each other close for the first time ever. That night I slept perfectly and everything just seemed right for once.