Goal: Write 1 thought every day re: why I love ATLA (until I finish rewatching the series)
#17: Parallel confrontations in “The Day of Black Sun.”
Aang and Zuko both confront – or at least think they’re about to confront – the Fire Lord in “The Day of Black Sun.” And I love the subtle contrast between the prelude to each confrontation because it reflects where they are in their development.
Aang thinks he’s about to fight the Fire Lord: he doesn’t know it’s Azula waiting for him behind this door. But the angles the show uses subtly communicate that Aang is not yet ready to face the Fire Lord. Look at how enormous this door appears, and how it’s accentuated by the angle that the show chooses to use.
Aang is looking upward at a seemingly unconquerable goal:
By contrast, Zuko is ready for his showdown with the Fire Lord. He’s been preparing for this for a season and a half. So the door he has to open is much more manageable in size. Compare how much of the door frame Zuko fills here with the earlier shot of Aang:
And when we see Zuko’s face, it’s from an angle below. He’s looking down at his goal because he – unlike Aang at this point – is truly ready to confront the Fire Lord:
Party Supplies – The Light in the Addict f. Action Bronson & Black Atlas
Last month we got “Ohio” - the first single from their upcoming Fools Gold release titled Tough Love (November 25th), this time they are back with their long time collaborator Action Bronson and Black Atlas. Let’s agree on one thing Bam Bam and Party Supplies are a perfect match and let’s hope they will produce a majority if not the entirety of Bronson’s debut Mr.Wonderful.Here we find Bronson more introspective and thoughtful, “Light In The Addict” is nothing like their last collaboration, an amazing “Easy Rider” and while on the subject - rap Peter Fonda recently sat down with Noisey for their vs. People series for the second time, so here are Bronson’s responses to the good people that commented on “Easy Rider”.