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I spent a lot of my childhood trying to shun my Indian heritage to fit into school — anything to be like everyone else and not be bullied. I didn’t want to be different. And then I had this lightbulb moment when I went to Bombay at seventeen years old to shoot the film Slumdog Millionaire and I discovered this city with Danny Boyle. Every preconceived notion I had in my head was completely turned on its head and I fell in love. I was inspired. 

Happy 27th birthday, Dev Patel! (born April 23, 1990)

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“I actually fell in love with the academy awards because I first saw little mermaid when I was 10 years old. I remember that was the first time I felt like I had stakes in an academy award race I was like, ‘if under the sea doesn’t win best song’ so to be nominated for writing a song for an animated Disney film feels like a weird full circle moment for me.” - Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Congratulations to Viola Davis on her Oscar win for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ as Rose Maxson in the film ‘Fences’ (2016) directed by Denzel Washington at the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

Thank you to the Academy. You know, there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say, exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost. I became an artist—and thank God I did—because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life. So, here’s to August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people. 

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How A Medically Induced Coma Led To Love, Marriage And ‘The Big Sick’

It sounds like something dreamed up by a team of romantic comedy writers: A Pakistani-American comic falls in love with an American graduate student, but because of cultural pressures from his family, he is forced to keep his relationship a secret. It’s only when she becomes mysteriously ill and is put into a medically induced coma that he decides to tell his family about the woman he loves.

That’s the plot of the new film The Big Sick, but it’s also how the film’s co-writers, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon met and fell in love in real life.

Nanjiani, who plays himself in the film, says the days Gordon spent in a coma were pivotal to their relationship. “This sounds like a movie moment, but it really, really isn’t. I remember seeing her laying there in the coma for the first time and I remember having the thought, If she comes out of this, I’m going to marry her.”

Gordon did come out of the coma, and she and Nanjiani married three months later. Though their story ended happily, Gordon (played in the film by Zoe Kazan) says both she and Nanjiani were careful about “not writing anything that felt disrespectful or off-base or off-color” for the screen adaptation of their story.

“Because we had been through it … we knew the emotional truth of what happened,” she says. “And we knew that we didn’t want to disrespect what actually happened and the seriousness of being in a medically induced coma.”

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“Once upon a time there was a little prince who lived on a planet hardly any bigger than he was, and who needed a friend.”

“The Little Prince” (2015)

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Welcome to @zyxnet: Call Me Baby era

My day-to-day work is storytelling. I wake up wanting to tell a story. Essentially, I was introduced to it before I even became an actress. That desire to tell a story was something I loved as a kid. Recounting things, or putting on little performances. I was a very curious child. The collaboration of film making was something I instantly fell in love with. 

foreign films 2.0

hi all! follow-up on THIS post.

this is another very long post giving you film and series suggestions in foreign languages - i have included my three target languages and french just to spice things up a bit. 

if you’ve seen any of these or want to expand on the post please fell free to do so!! this list is obviously very subjective and contains things that i have seen and enjoyed, so i would love to see a greater variety of genres/directors featured on here.

SPANISH

wakolda - this is straight up one of my favourite films ever. 1950s argentina. a family accomodates a guest at their hotel, unaware that their guest is nazi monster josef mengele. 

tiempo sin aire - colombian mum and son escape the horrors of civil war and move to the canary islands, but the mother will not rest until she has found her daughter’s rapist. contains some graphic scenes, not for the faint of heart.

la regenta - adaptation of 19th century classic, both film and miniseries (3 x 1.5 hrs) available on youtube. the film is mediocre but the miniseries stole my heart. pious wife anita torn between sexy local liberal and dark imposing priest. features an absolutely superb carmelo gomez as the cunning don fermin.

el crimen del padre amaro - another c19 classic, this time in a modern latin american setting where hot priest gael garcia b. can no longer fight his feelings for a certain young lady…

ocho apellidos vascos - SOOOOOOOO FUCKING FUNNY!!!!! 

la piel que habito - almodóvar, banderas, weird, cringy, intriguing,  “a horror story without screams or frights” [wiki]

la nana - “Raquel, la amargada e introvertida nana (eufemismo chileno para denominar a las sirvientas) de la casa de los Valdés … ve peligrar su puesto cuando éstos contratan a una nueva empleada para que le ayude durante su convalecencia. Raquel se dedica a hacerle la vida imposible a las nuevas nanas. Esta mecánica se repite una y otra vez hasta la aparición de Lucy, una mujer de provincia que logrará penetrar la coraza de Raquel.” [wiki]

el secreto de sus ojos - “Using a nonlinear narrative, the film depicts a judiciary employee and a judge in 1974 … as they investigate a rape and murder case that turns into an obsession for all the people involved, while also following the characters 25 years later reminiscing over the case and unearthing the buried romance between them.”[wiki] RECOMMENDED

vacas - portrays the conflict between two basque families that lasts three generations, starting in 1875.

la princesa de francia - looks ery promising, centred around a group of actors preparing shakespeare’s “love’s labour’s lost”, in buenos aires. read review here 

PORTUGUESE

ligações perigosas [BR] - recently released tv globo miniseries, NOT A NOVELA, available on yt. adaptation of laclos’ les liaisons dangereuses. set in 1920s brazil. love, sex, intrigue, DRAMA, 1920s music. great acting by selton mello and alice wegmann. i cried watching this. i love selton mello

justiça [BR] - also a globo miniseries, follows various characters in recife as each of them searches for their own private justice. RECOMMENDED

amores roubados [BR] - yet another miniseries, based on the book “a emparedada da rua nova”. leandro returns to his hometown from SP and becomes involved with three women.

3% [BR] - a dystopian thriller series, apparently available on netflix. “ The show is set in a future wherein people are given a chance to go to the “better side” of a world divided between progress and affluence in the Offshore, and devastation and poverty in the Inland, but only 3% of the candidates succeed.”[wiki] RECOMMENDED

pecado fatal [EU] - angst, drama, shy sweet love but also bitten family secrets. “a young man and woman fall in love on the night they meet, but he takes advantage of her when she gets drunk. although she doesn’t remember anything from that night, something nags at the back of her mind.” not the most accurate description - just watch it its good

o convento [EU] - a literature professor goes to a portuguese convent to confirm a conspiracy theory about shakespeare. this film is actually in english and french as well as portuguese, but i’ve included it here because it was directed by the great manoel de oliveira. stars john malkovich and catherine deneuve.

o dia de desespero [EU] - another one by oliveira, portuguese entry for 1992 oscars. the film shows the final days of the life of famed c19 writer camilo castelo branco, his blindness and eventual suicide. probably available on youtube. 

ITALIAN 

malena - a classic, story of how a beautiful young woman is ridiculed by her prejudiced community told through the eyes of a young boy lusting over her. very tastefully done and visually very pretty. plus it has monica belucci

la prima notte di quiete - 1972. scruffy alain delon is bitter and elopes with a mysterious student of his who keeps some dark secrets. very beautiful visually, lovely music, unexpected ending. watch this if you want to be sad and vague

lºeredità ferramonti - set in 1880s rome, cunning young woman weds into a split family and wreaks havoc. dominique sanda is brilliant in this. also very nice music by morricone.

FRENCH

des hommes et des dieux - algeria. eight monks live a secluded life in the mountains. when war breaks out, they are forced to make a choice between their faith and their lives. “a luminous tale of faith and heroism”, and also very prettily made. 

venus noire - based on the true story of saartije bartman, a black woman showcased in 19th century europe because of her body. explores prejudice, otherness, fetishisation, directed by tunesian abdellatif kechiche. RECOMMENDED.

la dame aux camélias (1981) - isabelle huppert stars as the destitute and illiterate alphonsine who travels to paris and becomes a courtesan. based on alexandre dumas’ novel, of the same title.

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JH: It’s nice to meet you Kelly, welcome to the Star Wars Universe. Some people fell in love with what Daisy did the first time around. Talk to me about the fact that they’ve added you as well as an integral part of this film that they’re relying on. It’s absurd to say, but wait? Two prominent female characters on Star Wars? I don’t get it.
KMT: What? Two girls in the same universe? I’m confused!

Imagine One Shot -- Just Some Casual Stalking.

Tom HiddlestonxReader

Summary: Tom tells the story of how you get on a talk show.


Graham leaned forward, “So, Thomas,”

Tom laughed immediately, “Oh dear, this is going to be a big one,” he turns to look at the audience, “he only calls me Thomas before the really big questions.”

Graham laughs and nods, “It’s true, very very true. Speaking of True, is it true that you stalked your fiance on set before you met? ”

Tom made a face, “It was just some casual stalking,” Graham and the audience start laughing,

“No, no, Let me explain myself, you see, as you all know (y / n) was the screenwriter of (Romantic Movie Title). We spent hours talking about the script, my character, emails, texts, phone calls. All of that. But never met in person. So, it’s the first week of shooting and I see this girl. This absolutely adorable girl talking to the director. I think, ‘Okay, go get introduced.’ I got grabbed by wardrobe because there was some last minute change and by the time I get back. She’s not there. We start the scene. I think that was when we filmed the wedding scene, and I look out and there she is again, this time over clearly whispering to someone from production, and forget my lines. Totally gone. ”

There is another round of laughter and Tom laughs as well, adjusting a little awkwardly in his seat.

“Yeah, so there I am, speechless,”

Graham laughs, “Was that a first?”

“It was new.” He joined in the laughter and continued. “I shake my head and apologize and get back to filming. When it was a break to change the setup, I just instantly start looking for her again, I need to know who this girl is. I was a man on a mission and I found out" he had a pause for effect, “nothing, she was gone. So I figure, okay she must be involved with the film somehow right? She was talking to some important people. She had to come back. So by this time I was texting (y / n) pretty often, sometimes about the movie and sometimes just to say hello, I call her to save time in texting, she picks up and I say, Oh my God (y / n), I think I fell in love with someone on set today. So, she starts grilling me, what did she look like, who is she? and I start describing this girl,“ anotjer pause "and I hear her laughing,in stereo, turn around and there she is… that adorable girl. So yeah, a little bit of stalking and I found my best friend.”

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okay I just want to say something about the romance in Baby Driver. Like, I’m gay so I hate forced hetero romances in films as much as the next guy.

But in Baby Driver, it’s different. Not only do both characters genuinely like each other before the romance blossoms and that gets time to develop, but one part of the couple is disabled.

I’m also disabled. And as a disabled person, let me tell you something about disabled people and relationships in the media.

You see, disabled characters rarely get a relationship in the media that isn’t either 1) estranged (typically because of the “stress” of their disability or some rubbish) 2) one-sided 3) played up to make the abled half of the couple look like some saviour because they’re with a disabled person 4) tragedy porn.

And you have no idea how refreshing and just lovely it was, to see Baby and Debora in a cute relationship were they just genuinely seemed to like each other.

There was no scene of Debora struggling with Baby’s tinnitus or hearing loss later in the film, there was no scene that made her look like a “amazing” saviour person because she was dating a disabled person, and both Baby and Debora just fell in love with each other, and it all ended happily for them.

For once, disabled people were allowed to have a cute romance subplot in a film that wasn’t full of the typical shitty stereotypes you found in other films that featured disabled characters and relationships.

That’s part of why I love Baby Driver, it’s an incredible film, and it doesn’t ignore character’s disabilities (it actually gives them refreshing focus, like Joe and his use of ASL, and needing to feel vibrations in music, and ofc Baby’s tinnitus) without falling prey to a typical depressing or almost exploitative narrative where disabled people are just fodder to make an abled audience feel things (Like pity, or relief, or shitty inspiration).

Baby Driver treats its disabled characters like people, while still giving their disabilities the right amount of focus (as their identity - as being disabled - is still important to portray).

So I get why some of you wouldn’t like the romance - sure, the dialogue was a little cheesy at times, and it was a little rushed cause the entire film needed to be longer imo. BUT I just wanted to explain why Debora and Baby’s romance was also pretty damn awesome. Because you know how fucking cool it is to finally see a cute romance subplot that includes someone like you? It’s really fucking cool.

anonymous asked:

What makes people think that 'If I fell' was written for Paul?

John wrote this song in 1964, when he was married with Cynthia. He sings that he’s in love, but this time it’s different, he has never been so in love before, he sings to:

‘please, if I love you, don’t run and hide’.

Why should Cynthia hide and run away? they were married.

Then he sings that she will cry when she’ll realize they’re two

‘So I hope you see that I
Would love to love you
And that she will cry
When she learns we are two’

In the studio, John and Paul asked to share one microphone to sing this song.

In 1980 he said that it was his first love song, and it wasn’t written for Cynthia.

Then later admitted that he used to change the pronouns in ‘she’ in his songs.

“John’s “If I Fell” was a songwriting breakthrough for him: his first forthright expression of the soft core of emotional vulnerability that he otherwise sought to mask with bravado, insouciance and wit…From the moment Paul’s voice joins John’s on the stately, rising melody, the whole tenor of the track changes. Their two parts do not move in simple, parallel motion (like a couple holding hands); instead their voices perform an intricate courtship dance, ranging from a sixth to a third apart, alternately closing and widening the distance between them. “If I Fell” is a love song that seeks to move beyond the shaky ground of infactuation - beyond the very idea of falling (like the chords in the introdution) in love. By the last verse, the music sounds like a hymn, the singing an exchange of vow". - Jonathan Gould, Can’t Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain and America, 2008.

While filming A Hard day’s night, John did this while singing this song:

I’ll leave you to your deductions.

Some fun Black Sails & Zach McGowan tidbits from MagicCon this weekend:

- Zach thinks that Toby Schmitz is the most like his character on the show in real life. He also mentioned Toby Stephens for the same quickly and Clara as the most dissimilar.

- During the scene where he was buried alive he was ACTUALLY buried alive under 4 feet of earth. He wondered for a moment if the crew actually forgot him down there. “So I guess being buried alive is one thing I have in common with Charles Vane”

- He LOVED filming 2x10.

- Zach used to be a chef. Used to be called ‘the chopper’ because he is great at chopping stuff. He loves ‘handling big pieces of meat and seeing what’s inside them’. His words. He also used to narrate nature documentaries, in particular about sharks. He knows shit about sharks.

- Apparently the cast & crew started making out with Ned Low’s cut off head whilst filming that ep.

- During autographs he told me he can’t draw for shit and we agreed that Vane would draw stick people comics of Vane stabbing Flint in the back.

@ Trolls fandom

Hi, I’m Trash. I’m well known for my stupidity, AUs, and habit of putting guys in dresses (so hmu if branch *eye emoji*) so there’s that. And we’re gonna have a good time, I hope akndas XD

I wanted to doodle Poppy since I fell in love with her so bad while watching the film *o* And hhh Thumbelina AU, why not? :) Enjoy!! ^o^

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Ten years ago, I first saw and fell in love with Eva Green when I was a weird, awkward teenager watching Casino Royale. I was never a big James Bond fan, but watching her earlier films – The Dreamers, Kingdom of Heaven, Cracks, The Perfect Sense, Franklyn, Womb – made me feel better for being different from everyone else my age. While my attention to her movies has waned a bit since, she still has a special place in my heart as one of the actresses I wholeheartedly admire and respect. 

Can’t believe I’ve been an Eva fan for 10 years now. She’s still amazing.

Merci. Je t'adore!

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PadMay Day 1. Favorite The Phantom Menace Moment

Also known as the moment I fell in love with Padmé. Throughout the film she’s (wonderfully) brave and outspoken, but this quiet moment of vulnerability haunts.

Nothing is real about Queen Amidala. Her face is covered in paint. Her body is hidden under layers of gown. Her hair is false, even her voice is altered. But the loneliness evident in the first shot is real. The sad tilt of her head is real. In this moment she is both queen and girl. Small, sad, regal, real

(And it’s not a coincidence that I’m equally enamored of the moment at the very end of Attack of the Clones that mimics this one but with Bail Organa.)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Just saw King Arthur and the theater was practically EMPTY???!!? Wtf!??!!?!!! This movie was so good you guys, and it’s being torn apart by critics because the lore doesn’t 100% match? *screams frustrations into void* Guy Ritchie took a legend that has been told over and over again for what feels like forever (and let’s be real, it’s been retold so much cause it’s a damn good legend) and put his own unique twist on it.

Personally, I was not going into this movie expecting a word for word reenactment of Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur or even T.H. White’s The Once and Future King. The trailer made it very clear that KA: LotS was going to have a different take on the story. And it was gooooood. Omg! This film was like if Lord of the Rings met Kingsman.

Here are some of my favorite things about King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
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• The war elephants were just as fantastic and terrifying as I wanted them to be and more!

• The AWE-INDUCING AF Lady of the Lake *heart-eyes*

• The absolutely mesmerizing Sirens (like holy fuck I couldn’t look away they were SO COOL)

• The BAD-ASS Boss-Lady Mage like HEEEELLLL YAAASSS

• Arthur growing up protecting/respecting women, not because he feels he’s a ~strong man~ who saves ~weak damsels~ and expects a reward for his actions but because he is genuinely sickened by men who disrespect women. Because he was raised by women and *gasp* sees them as *GASP!* people?? Revolutionary.

• NO. ROMANCE. I’M CRYING, TWO MOVIES IN A ROW WITH NO ROMANCE CAN I GET AN AMEN

• How the sword got stuck in the stone!!!! So cool, what a concept, I love it!

• The ANIMALS and the Mage working with nature and all the imagery and the SNAKES!!!

• I legit cried when the Round Table was revealed like holy shit yeessssss.

• Excalibur is a literal powerhouse and we finally get see what it can do!

• The acting was top notch! (Jude Law gave me chills as King Vortigern)

• The soundtrack fed my SOUL hell yes!!!! So good.

• The fight choreography, with an *appropriate* use of slow-mo, gave me life!

• The story telling!!! Like, yes Guy Ritchie’s way of telling the story of King Arthur is amazing but I’m talking about the particular way the *characters* told stories *in the movie* like w.h.o.a. So awesome!!

• The cinematography! I couldn’t go two seconds without coming across a shot that I NEED as my TV and Computer background.

• The special effects. Have I talked about the animals and the MAGE AND THE LADY OF THE LAKE AND THE SIRENS AND EXCALIBUR AND THE COLORS AAAAHHHHHHHH

• The story line. Honestly, screw the critics for giving this film a bad review just because it didn’t stick the legend. IT WASN’T SUPPOSED TO! They took the Legend of King Arthur and built off it to tell their own story and it was sooo gooodd!!

• The camera work!!! Omg the camera work!!! Hot damn.

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I will say that I was disappointed in how the film fell into the trope of hurting and killing women as a means to motivate the male lead. That wasn’t cool. It has literally everything else going for it, but they tripped up here. This motivation device is used too often in all forms of media, and honestly I’m sick of it.

But! That was the only flaw I could find after one viewing, and the rest of the movie was phenomenal.
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9.5/10
Please go see this movie!

Okay real quick! There’s something else about this movie that I LOVED SO MUCH but I’m not sure if it is considered a spoiler. It’s a bit more specific than the bullet points so to be safe, I’ve put it under the cut here. 

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