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ok my thing with live action remakes is that they’re smart only in the short term

Based off the three I’ve seen (Maleficent/Cinderella/Beauty and Beast) they bring a similar aesthetic of embroidery and pastels and princess-y dreamyness which, don’t get me wrong, is fitting and I definitely love the look, but it’s been done three times. More detailed, embroidered dresses, ornate and packed-to-the-point-of-clutter sets, and at least one scene where a girl in a blue dress is running through a field. 

And because they’re beautiful and let people see their favorite movies in a way that doesn’t change them but shows nostalgia in a new way, they’ve been successful. Economically it’s great because it’s a way to double your money on one idea. There have been small updates to each movie, in the sense that they touch on a new social issue, but never in a way that I think is particularly trailblazing or worthy of a ton of praise. Like when (Maleficent spoilers) Maleficent was the one to break the spell, that was a cool strike for platonic love and women’s autonomy, but it wasn’t very effective &, a bit predictable. (BatB spoilers) If they really wanted to add gay representation to Batb, they probably could’ve given LeFou more than three seconds of eye contact with another man.

So, once you start getting into having several live action movies made, it just seems like it’s all been done. The same aesthetics, the same slight twists that are like…nice, but ultimately not the same as putting concentrated effort into diversity and updating stories (Like, instead of casting POC we’re gonna get a bisexual Sebastian). So, long term, you’re showing that you’re out of ideas & still avoiding present issues.

Disney is a really traditional company that plans things around ‘family appeal’. Unless they’re going to start pushing boundaries in their live action movies, then they’re going to start feeling less like nostalgic rehashings and more like skeletons of movies that had a lot of heart put into them. There’s a lot of creative people and a lot of cool stories to tell, so why try to retell a story people can revisit anytime when you can talk about people from other countries and cultures? Theres more fairy tales and stories behind that, and I think Disney could do well with those too  

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I feel like this version of bolero is going to be stuck in my head for a while.. also with this music goes one of the most visually creative scenes in tv (lately)

there is no icon currently to express my feelings bc I just saw Beauty and the Beast and iT WAS GORGEOUS…..STUNNING……I CRIED 3 TIMES……….all that rococo fashion…..and AN UNEXPECTED DELIGHT OF DIVERSITY!!!!! I mean, I’m still waiting for them to remake a Disney movie and cast a PoC as the lead princess for no reason other than they can, BUT THIS WAS CERTAINLY A STEP IN A GOOD DIRECTION!! And ffffff I wasn’t so sure about Emma as Belle at first, but she ended up winning me over. 

anonymous asked:

Hi there!! Sorry to be a bother, but I recently started working on writing a Heathers fanfic and I was wondering if you had any tips for writing Heathers fanfics? Like how to write their personalities and general interactions.

hmm, mainly i rewatch small sections of the movie and musical at a time, and scour them for small details that could really flesh out the characters. the movie’s a little better for visual details imo, just because of the way movies are done. there are more props and paintings and such in the bg that you can zero in on, if that makes sense

another thing i pay attention to is speech patterns, like what kind of language the characters use and how can that inform my approach to writing them. that’s especially big for heather cubed because of the dialogue-driven format

i think body language is also important because (most) people don’t act the same way with everyone, no matter who they’re with. so seeing how someone’s posture and attitude changes can also shape your interpretation of the character. this isn’t something i consciously look out for, but i think it’s a good thing to be able to pick up on

deathchrist2000  asked:

What about films with terrible premises that have inexplicably been done well?

Most movie premises aren’t too complicated. It’s the people involved who add some special to them. The Shining is the story of a man in isolation who wants to hack up his family. It doesn’t sound like it would make for a great film, but it is. The premise of 12 Angry Men is that one man disagrees with a potential verdict and wants to talk more. It doesn’t sound exciting, but it is. 

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“I finally found someone that I like. Wearing the same uniform and the same shoes. Sitting in the same class, born in the same year.”

Doukyuusei (同級生) directed by Shouko Nakamura 

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Yuuri: Lets run! Don’t fight them, Vitya!

Viktor: Sorry, I’ve had enough of running away, Yuuri. Now I’ve got something I want to protect. It’s you.

(Vitya’s Moving Castle

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“It’s not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it’s about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism.”Mary Robinette Kowal

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Some Fantastic Beasts’ sketches from my twitter

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mcu + phase three:

           captain america: civil war, 2016
  “victory at the expense of the innocent, is no victory at all.

Tina:  The fate of New York lies on your shoulders.  Now whatever you do.  Don’t. Open. That. Case.  Because that will let your creatures out and we’ll all be dead.  Now repeat back what I just said.

Newt:  I am Newt.  *opens case*