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• What do you mean you gambled away half of our rent money for this month last night because today is Rex Manning Day and you were ‘channeling your inner Lucas’?!

• You spent HOW MUCH on a signed collectors edition Lord of the Rings DVD box set?!

• I told you trying to access Platform 9 ¾ ‘just to be sure’ would end badly…

• I’m glad you enjoyed watching Mean Girls with me, but you taking the 'on Wednesdays we wear pink’ thing so seriously is beginning to concern me.

• You love The Lion King and I hate it but you refuse to watch it unless I’m in the room to let you know when Mufasa’s death scene is over so it’s safe to open your eyes and take your hands off of your ears.

• If you can’t handle my Johnny Depp shrine then I don’t think this relationship is going to work out…

• Our friends are looking at us like we’re idiots because we just had a domestic dispute over which Indiana Jones movie is the best and I’m REFUSING to speak to you until you admit that Raiders of The Lost Ark clearly triumphs over Kingdom of the Crystal Skull you bloody imbecile…

• You come across as quite a tough, stoic, not to be messed with kind of person, but I know your secret weakness is watching The Sound of Music and that you tear up as you sing (*cough* wail) along to 'Edelweiss’ and 'Climb Every Mountain’.

• No, no I will not let you buy this old half-demolished fire station to start our own Ghost Busters agency! Will you STOP prancing around and singing the freaking theme song for one flipping second?! - And those better not be personalised boiler suits I see you hiding sheepishly behind your back…

• We just got kicked out of a nice restaurant because our argument about Star Wars theories concluded with us having an epic lightsaber duel with assorted breadsticks while making the appropriate sound effects, which other customers apparently found disturbing. In hindsight, maybe answering the snooty manager’s questions Yoda-style was a bad call.

• Okay, wanting to have someone to cry with while watching Stand By Me does NOT classify as an emergency… But now that I’ve driven all the way over here…

• Somehow you’ve managed to convince me to walk into Starbucks, (where you’re sitting pretending that you don’t know me,) and tell them my name is Spartacus. Then wait until my order’s called out to yell “IM SPARTACUS!” at which point you jump up and yell “NO, IM SPARTACUS!” and then we hope other people will join in so we look less idiotic. Why do I like you again?

• I first met you when I was at a party and you, a very drunk, very cute, very odd stranger started serenading me with 'My Heart Will Go On’ from Titanic, playing a recorder in between the singing bits. I think you threw up on my shoes at one point. It was a weird night.

//Sorry if these are utter shit. Hopefully there’s something half decent in here!//

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Deleted scenes reveal the bleakness and despair at the heart of Mrs. Doubtfire

Despite being a high-concept, slapstick-heavy family comedy, 1993’s Mrs. Doubtfire actually deals with some desperately unfunny themes, including the painful dissolution of a marriage, the estrangement of a family, and the panic a parent experiences when faced with the loss of his children. Take away the cross-dressing, the funny voices, and the Oscar-winning makeup, and what remains is the story of a very sad, broken man who goes to extreme lengths simply to spend quality time with his children. That uncomfortable truth is at the core of some deleted Mrs. Doubtfire scenes that were posted to the YouTube account of Matthew Keys. Had these eight extra minutes of footage been included in the final film, Mrs. Doubtfire might have been an emotionally bruising and deeply uncomfortable experience for the film’s young, impressionable audience.

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Historical Movie Recommendations

I know that I promised an X Company post a few weeks ago, and I swear that I am working on it, but for now I decided to recommend some of my favourite historical movies. If you have any suggestions, I would be happy to hear them!

1) Suffragette, Directed by Sarah Gavron, starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, and tons of other amazing actresses.

I actually just recently saw this movie, and I loved it. It tells the story of some of the foot soldiers of the suffragette movement. Carey Mulligan brilliantly plays Maud Watts, a wife and mother who works at a Laundry who ends up being a huge part of the suffragette movement. She gives up her job and her family to help women get some semblance of equality. I loved how the director showed female friendship, and illustrated the atrocities that the women went through trying to get the vote. Gavron shows the nitty-gritty’s of the movement, no glorifying of the things that happened. (Warning: this movie talks about rape and shows someone being force-fed in jail as well as other violence)

2) Anna Karenina, Directed by Joe Wright, starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Alicia Vikander.

There are many versions of this classic, but this is by far my favourite. The movie and costumes are highly stylized and the scenes fit together beautifully. This is maybe not the most historically accurate movie, but it is done gorgeously, and everything works together to create something that will make you weep. The movie follows Anna (Knightley), a woman who has a life-changing affair with the dashing young Count Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson). Set in the late 1800s, the film captures the height of Russian society and exhibits some of the challenges that women have had throughout history. I loved the costumes in the movie, and if you have a thing for great cinematography (like me), this movie is definitely for you. (Warning: the movie revolves around an affair, and suicide is a large part of the movie)

3) Pride and Prejudice, any of the adaptations are great. Actually, any Jane Austen movies are great.

I love Pride and Prejudice. Mr Darcy, Elizabeth, all of the characters are fabulous, and Jane Austen books give you the ultimate romance on a charming regency set. If you want a more cheerful historical movie (and those can be hard to find), Jane Austen stories are the best bet.

4) Testament of Youth, Directed by James Kent, starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan.

This movie did not get the attention it deserved. It not only had a fabulous cast, but also great costumes, music, and cinematography. To make it even better, it was based on a true story. The movie follows Vera Brittian through the First World War, first when she got into Oxford, then when she became a nurse, and as she lost some of the people she loved the most. I cried through pretty much the whole movie. It was beautifully and respectfully done, and gives us some insight on why she became a pacifist. Please remember that it is a war movie, so there are many very difficult scenes.

5) The Great Gatsby, Directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan.

Another great classic that will get you to question humanity as a whole and fight with people you actually like about all of the characters in the book. Except for Tom Buchanan. Everyone hates that guy. I loved how this movie was done- over the top with a great soundtrack and amazing costumes. It fit the book perfectly, in my mind.

6) Marie Antoinette, Directed by Sofia Coppola, starring Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn.

History isn’t everyones cup of tea. This movie perfectly captures the extravagance of the French court just before the French Revolution in the late 1700s, all the while helping us modern people understand what it was like for Marie Antoinette. Most of the things that people know of her now are things that weren’t actually true, it was just propaganda (no, Marie Antoinette didn’t actually say ‘let them eat cake’.). The modern touches like the soundtrack and the converse that were snuck (is that the right word? It sounds wrong to me) into a shot help us understand what she went through, while still making a very enjoyable movie. Also, the aesthetic is pretty great.

There are tons and tons of other movies that I would like to recommend, but these are a few of my favourites. Some others that are deserving of your attention are:

7) Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley

8) Belle, directed by Amma Asante

9) The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum (this one is one of my favourite war movies, along with Saving Private Ryan and Schindlers List)

10) Atonement, directed by Joe Wright

Please feel free to add on to this list! Would anyone like another rec list, maybe for historical books or tv shows?

*Note: none of these pictures are my own.

acousticaffair asked:

Honestly, it would have been very easy to have Yang go after Ruby or Sun go after Blake. I'm not gonna force anyone to ship Bumbleby or even tolerate it, but from a visual point of view (I also have a degree in filmmaking) the shots are clearly made to make you think Blake does love Yang. And yes, it could be platonic, but if it was Sun people wouldn't even think of that possibility. To sum it up, in my opinion Bumbleby is very close to be canon if it isn't already (Sorry for the rant haha).

I absolutely agree with you. The fact that Yang actually chose to go after Blake instead of Ruby says a lot about the matter. Especially since Sun was in the same shot as Yang and Weiss when that discussion was happening. 

That’s absolutely intentional and as I mentioned in my Kuleshov post, the scene that followed with her running into Adam and Blake was very intentionally designed to indicate that the two have romantic inclinations towards each other. 

So hi-five to film majors who recognize an obvious romantic pairing happening when they see one! :D 

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Maybe movies should end whenever a character says the title out loud

Created by YouTuber Chris Huebs, “If Movies Ended When Someone Said The Title” imagines a parallel world in which invoking a film’s name audibly is akin to casting a spell that immediately conjures up a film’s closing credits. Say the title and the movie is over. Simple as that. Also, in this parallel world, every film ends with a very hacky, overused pop or rock song that effectively shatters the mood.

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the great gatsby (2013)                                                                                         “All the bright precious things fade so fast… And they don’t come back.”