I would like to work with more women. People have been saying the last couple of weeks that “There aren’t enough films by women and there should be more female directors,” but they need to go and pay for tickets to go and see these films made by women otherwise it just won’t happen.
IT was late and cold, and outside the nightclub Pacha in far west Midtown a boyish-looking man in a suit and sneakers was walking up to the front doors. Inside, the club was crowded: an eight-piece Latin band was playing, people were dancing and drinking tequila cocktails; it was, as little as the scene may have looked it, an opening-night party for a new Off Broadway musical.
The young man approached the large bouncers out front. “Let me in,” he said, laughing like an under-age teenager who knew he’d get away with it. “I’m the guy who wrote the play.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda was in a good mood, and for good reason. In the Heights, a Latin and hip-hop musical set in a block or two of the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights, had just opened, after seven years of work, in a $2.5 million Off Broadway production.
“Acting can have a hugely civilizing influence. If you are habitually required to understand people, in order to portray them, it becomes very difficult to be prejudiced against them. Drama is a great humanizing force”
- Kevin Spacey addresses the Institute of Directors during the Institute of Directors Annual Convention. April 30, 2008
For you, who are the most remarkable women film directors at the 30s decade?
Great question! There weren’t a lot of women directing in the 1930s and it’s important to look at the historical context to see why. In the 30s American Hollywood was a powerhouse and Germany had the biggest production resources in all of Europe. And what was happening during this time? The Great Depression and the rise of fascism. So the women who had managed to make inroads and become directors in the 1920s (and yes, they actually existed in greater numbers than their 30s counterparts) were mostly pushed out of the director’s chair into jobs like screenwriting and editing which were considered women’s work.
Probably the most famous woman to be directing in the 1930s was Leni Riefenstahl who I don’t talk about much on this blog because the films she made were Nazi propaganda for Hitler. She’s not someone whose films are really watched outside of a scholarly context (I’ve never seen them and I don’t want to either). However her films are still taught in cinema schools, with proper historical context, because two of her films, Triumph of the Will, and Olympia, are considered among the greatest films of all time, not because of their content, but because Riefenstahl pioneered many inventive camera techniques and the films themselves have influenced many classic films (including the original Star Wars trilogy, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Great Dictator). There are some pretty interesting articles on her and herfilms on Wikipedia if you want to know more.
There is alsoLotte Reiniger, another German. She’s best known for her 1926 masterpiece The Adventures of Prince Achmed (the oldest surviving animated feature film) and she specialized in elaborate handcut cardboard figures that she painstakingly photographed to give them the appearance of movement. Reiniger and her husband were liberal politically and with the rise of fascism they fled Germany and spent most of the 30s in exile running illegally from country to country in Europe since they couldn’t obtain permanent visas. What’s most remarkable is that Reiniger continued to work very consistently during this time. You can find some of her 1930s shorts on youtube.
Leontine Sagan was a Jewish-Austrian theatre director who is notable for her 1931 debut Girls in Uniform, which is considered a classic of LGBT cinema and one of the earliest films depicting lesbians. It was banned under Nazi rule and by U.S. censorship but I’m happy to say it is now available to watch and is truly an incredible film, especially given the historical context of what was to come. Sagan managed to flee to England where she made another film that is now lost.
And finally on the Hollywood side of things there is Dorothy Arzner. Incredibly Arzner was the ONLY woman working as a director in Hollywood for the entirety of the 1930s. She had an incredible career that remains unmatched by any woman to this day. She worked as a director in three consecutive decades (20s, 30s, 40s), she invented the boom mic during the filming of her first “talkie” 1929′s The Wild Party. She worked entirely within the studio system making a total of 17 films where she is credited as a director (and no woman since has come close to making this many studio films). She worked with major Hollywood superstars like Katherine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, and Clara Bow. She was a lesbian who allegedly had an affair with Billie Burke (that’s Glinda the Good Witch) and once she retired from filmmaking she became a teacher who was a mentor to Francis Ford Coppola.
I find all four of these women remarkable, even the morally repugnant Reifenstahl, for the contributions they made to cinema and the fact that their movies have endured for so long.
now i'm curious... what's your teddy lupin fancast? i've seen people give him these +30yo guys and i'm like.... he's not even 20 yet pls stop
im actually really fond of luke newberry!! (the guy they officially cast for the films but then fucking cut out of the film………………im never not gonna be bitter) but that’s mostly for when teddy’s a little bit older. teddy is 19 right now so people closer to his current age are forrest goodluck, ian nelson, elliot fletcher, tom holland, tony revolori, jacob latimore, dylan sprayberry, jaden smith, jeon jungkook, alex wolff, khylin rhambo. i don’t have a particular fancast bc i have a really hard time picking favourites skdjhskjksdf but i hope this helps, anon 💕
So like. Rvb, right? Felix and locus were in the Great War, right? So was Allison. Allison is presumed to be the directors age. The director has a 30 something year old daughter if the book is to be canon, so he’s in his 50s.
So Felix and locus are in their fifties.
They aren’t hot young 20 somethings.
Jared Leto has taught me so much and changed my life in so many ways. He has inspired me to be a better person, to be whoever I want to be and told me that anything is possible. This man is a truly incredible and talented individual who I look up to so, so much and who inspires me every day of my life.
Plot : Reader and Matthew have been up all night as their twin children (babies) have been teething. Matt falls asleep in the most unusual place.
Rating : M
( It contains literally 1 swear word so idk what to rate it as)
A noise sounded through the baby monitor again as you had just calmed one of the twins down, her slowly drifting off to sleep. “Matt take her please, I’ll go and get Noah” I say as I hand him Amelia, him taking her without any trouble. You walk into the twins shared room, embracing Noah in your arms as you slowly rock him from side to side. “Shh bubba, everything’s going to be ok” I say as I kiss his small forehead, him suckling on his gel covered dummy to help soothe the pain my poor little man was feeling. As he fell back asleep, you heard Matt shout but then mutter a “Fuck sake” under his breath. You placed Noah down in his crib and then walked back to him, seeing a distressed Amelia in his muscular arms. “Go and watch Noah babe, I’ll sort her out” I said, kissing his cheek and then seeing him leave the room to stand on guard with our child. The teething stage had only just come about, however it was really bad tonight, and neither you or Matthew could get a wink of sleep.
Matthew had no clue what to do, neither did you to be completely honest, but you could call it a mothers instinct. He was being so amazing, not getting angry at you slightly or being annoyed with you when you had sudden outbursts when you were stressed out. Amelia had finally gone back to sleep and Noah hadn’t woken up yet, but you knew that as soon as you shut your eyes it would be back to square one again. The whole scenario carried on for around another 2 hours and when you had finally but Noah back down again, the sun peered through the window. “Oh my gosh Matt! You need to get to work” I said, looking at the clock that read 8:00. Matthew walked into your bedroom and got changed into some new clothes, before he would have to again on set into his costume. He walked out of your bedroom in a pair of shorts, showing off his toned and tanned legs, and his purple, blue and pink shirt that you loved on him.
“Y/N I only have two scenes to shoot today, I did the rest yesterday. I will be home as soon as possible so you don’t have to deal with the kiddies on your own!” He said as he embraced me into a hug. “You’re the most amazing mother, you know that right? They’re so lucky to have you. Screw that! I’m so lucky to have you!!” I smiled at him, hugging him as he placed a kiss on my forehead. “I love you so much Matt, I’ll see you later” I said, placing a kiss on his plump lips. “I love you too little one” He said, leaving you in the house with your little devils.
- MATT’S POV-
Last night was absolute hell!! Noah and Amelia kept me and Y/N up all night. I could barely keep my eyes open, but I need to shoot these scenes and then I can go home and sleep, or at least help with the little rascals. I arrived on set, parking the car, and then scanning my I.D card to get into the building. “Gube, what took you so long?” Shemar asked as I grabbed a hold of my script. “The kids kept me and Y/N up all night, crying” I told him and he laughed, patting my back. “Oh boy, good luck” He says, walking away to which I shake my head.
I walk over to the costume department to get changed into my alter ego, Dr Spencer Reid, and then walk out to set. “Gube and Shemar on set, now!” I hear the director shout.
30 MINUTES LATER
I had just finished filming the first scene and I was stumped. I walked over to what is Reid’s desk and soon after I fell into a slumber on the floor.
- SHEMARS POV -
“Gube and Shemar to set, Second Scene” I heard the director shout. Gube was almost always the first person to arrive by the scene as he would want to go home to Y/N and the kids. But where was he? He had just disappeared.
“Gube! Gube!” I shouted, but still no reply. I walked around the set and made my way over to our desks, suddenly tripping over something. I looked down and saw a sleepy Matthew, asleep on the floor under his desk. “You’ve got to be kidding me!” I said, laughing. I didn’t want to get onto the wrong side of the sleepless monster that lay before my feet. Let’s just hope it didn’t happen again, but I should text Y/N.
- Y/N POV -
I had finally got at least an hours sleep when I felt my phone vibrate with a message from Shemar.
From : Moore
Pretty boy is napping on the job (photo at top)
I smiled at my sleepy husband in aw. Oh how I was going to tease him when he arrived home, lets hope it was soon…
So for Story Sunday I have a good one from my senior year in marching band. So our band camp was only a week before school started, and the tuba section and I were really salty because we were supposed to get new sousaphones. So our director sends all of us down one day to the band room from the field to check if the sousaphones arrived, and we were already exhausted so we thought, why the hell not. When we get to the band room we were disheartened to find that the sousaphones did not arrive at all (in fact the director forgot to buy them) BUT, his office was open and unlocked. Our director is a 30-something year old man with a wife and kid, and as a wedding gift, the marching band from like 8 years ago gave him this bottle of hot sauce with a groom on it. So, being tubas, I elected the junior to drink it (as a right of passage, but also I wanted to see what would happen.) After one solid gulp we recapped it, and put it back on his desk. The junior then had an upset stomach for the rest of band camp. Now the story sort of progresses because the junior is, well, a senior now. And at the end of the year there’s a band banquet where awards and letterman patches are handed out, and sometimes seniors give speeches. Nobody else knows about the 8-year-old hot sauce chugging but the tuba section, and he’s going to change that for sure.