kitfah

kitfah said: For real? I’ve been dying to see it. What was so great about it?

eveRYTHING??? i just

oh god like i just can’t stop thinking about it

chris hemsworth is a revelation as james hunt, seriously, he’s somehow incredibly layered and deep and vulnerable while being this shallow, cocky, dickish playboy and also incredibly likable all at the same time?? and bruhl as lauda is equally brilliant - this wonderful dangerous quiet brooding intensity that sets hemsworth’s playful immaturity off to absolute perfection. the actors have completely nailed the chemistry and the relation these two men have - they despise each other, rile each other in every way there is… and yet they have this deep, unabiding respect for each other that grows and deepens over the course of the film. they are arch-rivals and yet, kind of like a superhero/supervillain thing (although neither ever commits to one role, i personally found myself rooting for both of them by the end), without the other they would probably have never achieved what they did.

and aside from those two (i find it hard to look past them, in all honesty, which in my opinion is a good sign: two lead actors who utterly dominate the entire film, totally incandescent. any time they were on-screen i was so disinterested in everybody else, which should be the case with all films but often isn’t unfortunately) there’s so much going for it that i found. the female characters sadly take a backseat, but they’re still superb - lauda’s wife, quiet and incredibly resilient and so patient with such a difficult husband. suzie burns, who very sensibly cuts her losses with hunt, who never deserved her in the first place. and then gemma (natalie dormer’s character) is great, of course, it’s natalie dormer. the male background characters are also worthy of a mention - the rich, feckless crew surrounding hunt for starters, and also the long-suffering crew at ferrari.

the cinematography is gorgeous, seriously, the best i’ve seen in a while. the soundtrack is also brilliant - the roar of the cars provides the backdrop in a lot of places, which fits perfectly, with like a steady climbing crescendo of instruments beneath it which you sort of don’t notice and yet it weaves in perfectly, and the scenes would be poorer without it. 

just. god. it’ll take something impressive to beat rush out of the spot of my favourite film of the year. i thought it was breath-taking, i can’t stop thinking about it.

kitfah replied to your post: also i’ve just finished reading paris burning aka…

fanfic for what ship??

it’s enjolras/grantaire but tbh it’s the entire universe/world-building that i’m utterly enraptured with

it basically builds on the idea that each city in the world has a human-appearing personification of it?? who’s immortal and invulnerable apart from to fire and they reflect their cities and love their people and wow yeah it’s just amazing

and the fic has grantaire as the personification of paris, hiding from everybody because all the years of blood and despair have turned him into a hardened cynic, and enjolras figures out who he is

but the whole thing like the characters of each of the cities (london and moscow especially) i’m just completely and utterly in love with i want to marry this fic i want a proper book about this world like wow

kitfah replied to your post: kitfah replied to your post: kitfah replied to…

I feel like you’re gonna raffle this fancy membership packs Hunger games scholarship style. Like who writes the best essay on ‘why I should be the one to receive the supporting membership,’ will take it. What’s the con’s url btw?

Actually, John was saying that they’ll probably do a thing where people nominate their friends that they think deserve it, so it’s a lot less Hunger Games and a lot more Oprah.

and the faberrycon url is, predictably, faberrycon.tumblr.com

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In the wise words of Mick Jagger “You cant always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might get what you need.” Are you guys shipping things to other countries, or is the supporting membership like, online access to stuff?

We absolutely ship to other countries! You get a packet in the mail with a DVD filled with footage, and you also get a goodie bag of, like, a lanyard and name tag and all sorts of other stuff you’d have gotten had you attended.

And there will also be raffles to give away free supporting memberships! So you can enter those, if nothing else!

kitfah replied to your post: That actually sounds very intriguing! Are you thinking of making Margaery a stone cold hustler or something less evil? lol

Margaery will be in the grey area where she belongs ;) I’ve never seen her as straight up evil, but she’ll definitely be playing people left and right!