“If your dream only includes you, it’s too small.”
On her birthday, here is the infallible, authentic, and pioneering Queen Ava DuVernay collaborating on her many sets.
“Let Ava DuVernay tell the stories she wants to tell in the way she wants to tell them. If one of these stories just so happens to center around a man in spandex, then DuVernay has already exhibited the necessary skill and strength to make this movie, free of studio mandates, legacy liabilities, and fanboy entitlements. At this point, I’d watch her direct a drivers ed tutorial. Like the great cinematic genre-hoppers who came before her, DuVernay’s directorial print contains multitudes, and the future of cinema suddenly seems a hell of a lot brighter knowing that her inimitably unpredictable vision is a part of it.” — Matthew Eng
Blade Runner has numerous deep similarities to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, including a built-up urban environment, in which the wealthy literally live above the workers, dominated by a huge building (the Stadtkrone Tower in Metropolis and the Tyrell Building in Blade Runner). Special effects supervisor David Dryer used stills from Metropolis when lining up Blade Runner’s miniature building shots. There were much more ideas for the depiction of future Los Angeles. Concept art by Syd Mead also included enormous freeways and more monumental buildings. However, budgetary constraints prevented these from being realized. Production designer Lawrence G. Paull and art director David Snyder realized Scott’s and Mead’s sketches. [x|x]
Did Cooper mess up the timeline? Do people know who he is? When “Carrie Page” screamed did everything switch back? What year is it? Where is Audrey? What was with the flashbacks w Josie, Pete, & Catherine? If Laura’s body disppeared does that mean she’s alive? Does Cooper even exist in Twin Peaks if Laura never died? Do the last 25 years not matter anymore? What happened to Sara Palmer after she shattered Laura’s picture? Who’s Richard/Linda? Why did we have to watch Cooper/Diane have sex? How many Coopers are there now? Why couldn’t the season end w everything being resolved and have the gang at the R&R having some cherry pie and yucking it up? Will there be a new season of Twin Peaks? Will David Lynch ever love us?