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LGBTQ+ Movies of 2016: Part 3

Below Her Mouth

An unexpected affair quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality for two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever.

Do You Take This Man

Daniel and Christopher have to rely on their close friends and families to help them through drama on the eve of their wedding.

Indignation 

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Women Who Kill

Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect Morgan’s new love interest is a murderer.

I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová)

Raised in Prague, Olga Hepnarová was a timid by nature and troubled child with no friends, that was frequently bullied by her classmates. Living in a strict family environment, feeling alone and unable to cope with life’s issues, she gradually alienated herself. Unable to fit in, she felt a raging hatred growing inside her towards the indifference of society that left her destroyed by people. Rejected by everyone and marginalized, she meticulously plotted against society, declaring her intention for revenge against her family and the world…

It’s Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde)

After 12 years of absence, Louis, a writer, goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. 

Center of my World (Die Mitte der Welt)

After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

The Pass

Nineteen-year-old Jason and Ade have been in the Academy of a famous London football club since they were eight years old. It’s the night before their first-ever game for the first team - a Champions League match - and they’re in a hotel room in Romania. They should be sleeping, but they’re over-excited. They skip, fight, mock each other, prepare their kit, watch a teammate’s sex tape. And then, out of nowhere, one of them kisses the other. The impact of this ‘pass’ reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4 | Part 5

French Movies

Hey guys! Movies helped me a lot to improve my French. I love French movies and French cinema and now I wanna share a few of my favorite movies and must-sees with you! I hope they’ll help you!

  • La peau douce (a bit older, about a man who has an affair with a young girl, black&white, a bit dramatic)
  • La vie d’Adèle (LESBIANS!)
  • Sur mes lèvres (a very nice thriller about a deaf girl and a criminal)
  • Dans la maison (a high school student writes stories about the mother of his buddy and it escalates)
  • 8 femmes (lesbians, bisexuals, drama, a dead man, nice clothes, takes place in the 50ies)
  • Swimming Pool (you see boobs sometimes, a British writer spends a few days in the South of France and writes about mysterious things that happen there)
  • Sagan (a biopic about Françoise Sagan, dramatic and a bit gay)
  • Le placard (a guy pretends to be gay so he doesn’t lose his job)
  • Poltergay (gay disco ghosts from the 70ies mess up a man’s life and relationship)
  • Une nouvelle amie (great movie about a trans woman)
  • Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (y’all know this one)
  • Belles familles (family drama about a house and feelings, a man falls for his very young step sister)
  • La femme d’à côté (a man discovers that his new neighbour is his ex girlfriend, a lot of amour fou, sad film, dramatic)
  • Le dernier Métro (a Jewish theater director hides in his theater and his wife falls for an actor, during WW2, nice clothes, 2 gay characters (not main characters but still…))
  • L’enfer (1994 version) (a jealous man turns his wife’s life into a real nightmare, very interesting film)
  • L’homme qu’on aimait trop (based on a true story, takes place in Nice, crime, mystery)
  • Lila dit ça (drama, 2 teenagers living in Marseille, sad love story, a bit nsfw, about a writer)
  • La belle saison (Lesbians in the 70ies, unshaved arm pits for the win, cute yet sad, takes place on a farm)
  • Rien à déclarer (a very funny film about French and Belgian ppl and stereotypes)
  • Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (y’all should know this one!!! a classic! watch it with French subtitles!!!!)
  • Persepolis (animation film, an Iranian girl tells us about her life in Iran, France and Austria, very moving, based on real events)
  • Les innocents aux mains sales (older movie, with Romy Schneider!! a woman kills her husband but he’s not as dead as she thinks he is)
  • A la folie… pas du tout! (You think this is a cute romatic lil film? you are SO wrong!!)
  • Les intouchables (y’all know that one I guess)
Go See “Girl’s Trip” and don’t let the box office clerks turn you away

This movie was definitely a must see. I will warn you that the box office clerks will attempt to turn you away. We arrived at 7:00 for the 7:45 showing and the girl at the window told us that the only seats that were available were the ones close to the screen. We still decided to go to support the cast. Once we were inside, there were only 5 people seated. Need I add, this was not a “reserved seating” theater. We found it strange but didn’t think anything else of it and held two more seats for my other friends.

At 7:21 there were still open seats and my friends were turned away because the movie was “sold out”. The entire bottom half of our theater had open seats. I’m not sure if there is a gap in communication or hidden propaganda but do not take the first thing these box office clerks are saying. Please do your best to support this movie! Feel free to share and spread this post.

My Tumblr list of must-see movies

A list of 15 movies you must see before you die:

1. Notting Hill (1999) - Julia Roberts & Hugh Grant

2. Sleepless in Seattle (1993) - Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks

3. Sabrina (1995) - Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, & Greg Kinnear

4. The Way Way Back (2013) - Steve Carell, Toni Colette, & Liam James

5. You’ve Got Mail (1998) - Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks

6. A Walk to Remember (2002) - Mandy Moore & Shane West

7. Kings of Summer (2013) - Nick Robinson, Moises Arias, & Gabriel Basso

8. Dead Poets Society (1989) - Robin Williams & Robert Sean Leonard

9. Breakfast Club (1985) - Molly Ringwald & Judd Nelson

10. Forrest Gump (1994) - Tom Hanks & Robin Wright

11. When Harry met Sally (1989) - Meg Ryan & Billy Crystal

12. The Blind Side (2009) - Sandra Bullock & Quinton Aaron

13. Pretty in Pink (1986) - Molly Ringwald & Jon Cryer

14. Steel Magnolias (1989) - Julia Roberts & Sally Field

15. Serendipity (2001) - John Cusack & Kate Beckinsale

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Galaxy Quest (1999)

I had originally not wanted to see Galaxy Quest because I heard that it was making fun of Star Trek. Then Jonathan Frakes rang me up and said ‘You must not miss this movie! See it on a Saturday night in a full theater.’ And I did, and of course I found it was brilliant. Brilliant. No one laughed louder or longer in the cinema than I did. - Patrick Stewart

LGBTQ+ Movies of 2016: Part 2

As You Are

Set in the early 1990’s, “As You Are” is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.

Esteros 

Matias and Jeronimo know each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening. Matias’s father breaks up their relationship by accepting a job very far away. Family’s contempt against homosexuality brings Matias to deny his friend and himself. More than ten years later, Matias returns to his old town for carnival with his girlfriend. He unexpectedly runs into Jeronimo. Feelings will slowly reappear and will reach a climax, but at what price?

A Young Man’s Future

Two college students fall in love one year before graduation and have bright futures ahead until one of them develops schizophrenia.

Rara

Since their parents split up, Sara and her younger sister live with their mother, whose new partner is a woman. Everyday life for the four of them is very similar to that of other families. But not everyone sees it that way.

Cat Skin

A shy and troubled photography student’s life is illuminated when her voyeuristic nature behind the camera lens leads her to a beautiful and confident girl.

Almost Adults

A film about growing apart when growing up. Two best friends relationship strains when one deals with her newfound sexuality and the other with breaking up with her long term boyfriend.

Fair Haven

A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.

Ava’s Impossible Things

When her mother makes a shocking request, sheltered Ava struggles with reality, escaping into a dream world where she summons up old friends and long forgotten desires.

Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Re-watching a movie and seeing the villain before they’re revealed as the villain like

Recent Italian Movies (2000-2017)

I was asked to make this post a while back, I’m sorry it took so long. A couple of things before we start:

  • By clicking on each movie’s title, you’ll be redirected to the trailer (with English subtitles when I could find them).
  • I checked, and all movies featured on this list have their own Wikipedia page if you’re looking for further information.
  • Hit me up if you want some help in finding places where you can watch these online.
  • I had to leave out many nice films, and I’ve surely forgotten some: feel free to add more!

I cento passi (2000) – the true story of Sicilian political activist Peppino Impastato, killed by the mafia in 1978 for his overt opposition to the latter. Drama, biopic.

Io non ho paura (2003) – ten-year-old Michele, living in southern Italy in the 1970′s, discovers a hole in the ground where a boy is kept prisoner. Based on a famous novel by Niccolò Ammaniti. Drama, thriller.

Le conseguenze dell’amore (2004) – a middle-aged loner’s life will change completely when he falls in love with a barmaid.                                                    

Notte prima degli esami (2006) – Technically speaking not the best movie on this list, but still a must-see if you want to understand what the dreaded high school finals (a.k.a. la maturità) mean for Italian students. Comedy.                     

La ragazza del lago (2007) – the peace of a little town in northern Italy is disrupted when the body of a young woman is found dead on the lakeshore. Thriller, drama.

Il divo (2008) – the story of Giulio Andreotti, 7-times prime minister of Italy and a controversial figure. Drama, biopic. Great to get a glimpse of the complex world of Italian politics.

Gomorra (2008) – five stories dealing with the Camorra (a criminal organization mostly based in the Naples area) and its relations with the population. Thriller, noir. Probably not the best one to watch if you want to practise Italian, as most lines are delivered in Neapolitan (and are thus incomprehensible to many Italian speakers as well).

Baarìa (2009) – an autobiographic epic in three generations of the Sicilian village where film director Tornatore was born. There are two existing versions, one in Italian and the other in Sicilian. Drama, comedy. I love family sagas, and sobbed uncontrollably I can’t remember exactly at which point in the movie.

La prima cosa bella (2010) – after years of estrangement, Bruno finally goes back to his hometown to visit his dying mother, Anna. Alternating present-day narration and flashbacks, the movie follows the life of a mother and her two children and their strong, albeit problematic, bond. Comedic drama, you might be crying bittersweet tears by the end.

Benvenuti al sud (2010) – stereotypes from both northern and southern Italy meet in the delightful remake of the French movie Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis when Alberto, the manager of a postal service in northern Italy, is banished to Castellabate, obviously located in the South. Comedy.

Basilicata coast to coast (2010) – a music group and a journalist cross the region of Basilicata by foot to attend a music festival. Comedy, adventure.

Habemus papam (2011) – a cardinal is elected pope against his wishes, and needs the help of a therapist to overcome his terror. Half comedy, half drama.

Il capitale umano (2013) – on Christmas Eve, a waiter cycling home from working at a prestigious private school’s gala is hit by a car, whose driver flees, leaving the man close to death. Connected to the accident are two very different families. Drama, thriller.

La grande bellezza (2013) – aging socialite Jep Gambardella tries to find some meaning beyond the lavish display of empty riches plaguing his Roman nights spent between parties. Drama, comedy, won an Oscar when it came out. Chances are you’ll either love it or sleep through it (personally, I liked it quite a lot).                                        

Smetto quando voglio (2014) – driven to despair by their precarious conditions, a group of underpaid (if paid at all) university researchers team up to produce a smart drug still not illegal in Italy to make a fast buck. The unlikely gang is surprisingly successful… Comedy, among the funniest I’ve seen recently.

Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (2015) – an unlikely (anti)hero rises in the slums of Rome when thief Enzo Ceccotti acquires superpowers by falling into the river Tiber. Sci-fi, action, drama. Superhero movies meet Italian cinema, and it works better than anyone was expecting. Language might be an issue, since everyone is purposefully Very Much from Rome.

Non essere cattivo (2015) – a story of crime, drugs and attempted redemption in the outskirts of Rome. Action, drama. Luca Marinelli is one hell of an actor. Again, the language is more Roman than Italian.

La pazza gioia (2016) – professed countess (and notorious motor-mouth) Beatrice and frail, quiet Donatella (who was “born sad”) flee the psychiatric institution that hosts them. The odd pair will embark on a journey together, looking for fun, love, and – you guessed it – some happiness. Comedy-drama, manages to be hilarious and deeply moving at the same time.

Fuocoammare (2016) – a documentary capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis. 

Perfetti sconosciuti (2016) – seven friends know each other like the back of their hand… or do they? What would happen if, as a playful game around the dinner table, they decided to share with the others every text, call and e-mail they get on their phone? Could they turn out to be total strangers? Witty and thought-provoking comedy with a number of twists.

Fai bei sogni (2016) – a boy struggles to come to terms with his mother’s death. Scenes from the protagonist’s childhood are intertwined with Others depicting his adult life. Drama. Ultimately, Valerio Mastandrea always manages to play someone with mommy issues somehow (he was also Bruno in La prima cosa bella). Drama.

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Love is a song that never ends
Life may be swift and fleeting
Hope may die yet love’s beautiful music
Comes each day like the dawn

Love is a song that never ends
One simple theme repeating
Like the voice of a heavenly choir
Love’s sweet music flows on

Bambi, 1942. Produced by Walt Disney. Final scene

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards, including Best Song (Love Is a Song)

based on the book, “Bambi, A Life in the Woods,” by Felix Salten

French Movies Part 2

Hey guys! Movies helped me a lot to improve my French. I love French movies and French cinema and now I wanna share a few of my favorite movies and must-sees with you! I hope they’ll help you!

  • Jean de Florette + Manon des Sources (takes place in the 1930s, tragic story about 2 families, that plot twist tho) 
  • Naissance des pieuvres (teen love, a girl falls for another girl) 
  • Jeune & Jolie (nsfw, might be triggering for some people!!, a girl has sex for the first time, it’s very unpleasant and then she starts to sleep with men for money)
  • Le prénom (choosing the wrong name for your baby might end up like in this movie)
  • Tomboy (the title says everything! very good film!)
  • 17 filles (17 high school girls decide to get pregnant at the same time)
  • Nathalie… (a woman wants a prostitute to sleep with her husband because she wants to find out if he’s really able to cheat on her)
  • La famille Bélier (lots of singing, about a girl and her family - everyone is deaf except for that girl, her dream is to sing but her family isn’t that supportive at first, also involves teen love and a latex allergy)
  • Respire (2 best friends who don’t stay best friends for the entire film and things escalate)
  • La cérémonie (lesbian vibes, a woman who doesn’t tell anyone that she cannot read and write gets into trouble, a bit bloody at the end)
  • L’homme de Rio (old movie, adventure and love in Rio de Janeiro, very cute main actress)
  • Les demoiselles de Rochefort (movie about 2 sisters, lots of singing and dancing)
  • Paulette (a racist granny starts to deal with drugs and turns into a nice person, awesome comedy)
  • L’amour est un crime parfait (a teacher who lives in the mountains with his sister sleeps with one of his students, she dies and he has to get rid of her dead body, he falls in love with the dead girl’s step mom)
If you haven’t already, you gotta go see the new Power Rangers movie. You must. Don’t let anyone be like “that’s for kids” because it’s so dope for all ages. Power Rangers has: a diverse cast of layered characters, correct LGBT representation, correct autism representation (which is as rare as a good Shondaland plot twist) good humor, a good soundtrack, action scenes that will make you be like: OH, SHIT but in the good way, and every member of the squad is loveable in their own ways, even the straight white boy lead. Go and see it. Take your friends and family. Go. Seriously, go!

Originally posted by cratermania

Spoiler-free review of Wonder Woman

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU MUST SEE THIS MOVIE RIGHT AWAY IT IS GLORIOUS AND WONDERFUL AND I AM GOING TO BE AN INSUFFERABLE NERD ABOUT THIS MOVIE AND GAL GADOT WHO IS A GODDESS INCARNATE.

In other words, the movie did not suck, and my life is now complete. Thank you for your patience.

Originally posted by vikaq

a rant...

@carmillaseries I know you won’t read this but as a long time (from the beginning) fan of this web series, I’m appalled once again that you’ve made no effort whatsoever to make sure Elise Bauman gets the recognition she deserves for her amazing work playing the one-and-only Laura Hollis. She deserves better…so much better. But year after year I see no effort on your part to promote her or support her or make sure she is recognized for her work. As we’ve all acknowledged (including Natasha I might add…over and over again) that she’s the backbone of this show, I see no reason why you wouldn’t invest the time into making sure she’s recognized and rewarded for her work. I’m beyond disappointed…I have no words at this point. Seeing as the movie comes out soon, you must do better. We need to show Elise how much we appreciate her and it starts with you…please listen to us and understand how important this is to us. Cuz we won’t stop until Elise is officially recognized for her role on Carmilla. She deserves so much better!!!

Top Ten Underrated Horror Movies (Part 9/10)

We have made it to my top two.

Time for my top picks.


2. Ginger Snaps

Originally posted by gif-able

When I was younger, I started to have a strange obsession with horror and death. Although, it wasn’t just when I was younger, I still have that obsession. 

Anyway, this movie was a big one for me.

Seeing these sisters, both equally as strange as I was/am and having that same…I guess creative focus towards it, it was refreshing, because I finally didn’t feel all that weird.

However, I do wish that I had this massive makeover like Ginger, walking through the halls and knowing you are seen in a new light, other than weird.

Originally posted by gavriiel

well, minus the tail and werewolf part.

Originally posted by horroredits

Ginger Snaps stars Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins, as Ginger and Brigitte Fitzgerald. Two sisters who are obsessed with death and are obvious outcasts in their high school and even in the family.

They are extremely close and are each other’s best friends, always there for one another.

However, that all begins to change when Ginger is attacked by a creature, on the night of her first period, but chooses to not receive any help, because the wounds heal quickly.

Then Ginger slowly begins to change into a werewolf, but the joke is that it is compared to “becoming a woman” especially when their mother is thrilled by the symptoms that I suppose are easily compared to womanhood.

This is a strange move, no doubt, but it is such a rare find, because it is such an excellent movie, hidden among independent movies.

I didn’t even find this movie until after I started high school. Although I did hear about before then, when I asked my mom what it was about and she just told me that I couldn’t watch it.

Of course that made me want to watch it even more.

Originally posted by horrorfixxx

There is just something so fun about this movie, because it is obviously not a traditional horror movie or even a traditional werewolf movie. 

Emily Perkins has her moments and is a great actress, especially with her dry humor and witty lines

Originally posted by jellymonstergirl

but Katharine Isabelle really steals the show. Her one liners and whole presence is just so spectacular to watch.

Originally posted by queenc-x

I swear it is just the presence that she has, because whenever she is on the screen, it is as though I am hypnotized and cannot keep my eyes off of her.

Originally posted by deathflowwer

Originally posted by decayingdahmer

As far as horror goes, Katharine Isabelle is just one of my favorites and it really is a shame that the movie is not as popular as it should be. I mean, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 89% and it does have almost a cult following, but it still doesn’t get the recognition it deserves.

This movie also has some of the best quotes and I don’t want to list them all, but if you watch this movie, you will quickly find out that their humor is dark and so is their thought process.

The movie also got two sequels and I enjoy the second movie, but the third one was a bit much for me. At least the first one will always be enjoyable, because this movie is a must see for me every single Halloween. 

Originally posted by me-myself-and-the-emu

Also, you can tell really easily that it is an independent movie, so the whole glamour of it isn’t that great, but it is still an excellent story and I do not believe it would have done as well without Emily Perkins or Katharine Isabelle. 

Originally posted by mellifluousghost

Anon said:  Hi~~ Can you do Monsta X’s reaction to you being really stressed from school. Thanks!

Of course beautiful anon! I love Monsta X so much and I, myself, am also stressed from school so!! Hope you enjoy it!! Message me who your bias is, mine is Changkyunnie<3

Shownu: 

Shownu would want to take care of you and would also be really strict about you not missing any meals and having a regular sleeping schedule. I imagine him being really silent while you study, maybe listening to music and thinking about choreos. He would bring you food without even addressing you if he sees you’ve been hours and hours studying without moving. The day before an exam he would send a text wishing you luck at like 2 in the morning after practice. 

Wonho:

Wonho looks like a f*ckboy but he is a dad in these kinds of situations. He would be kind of nagging after being by your side for hours without any attention. He would probably drag you out if you have been studying a lot in a cute date so you could unwind. Expect lots of ice cream and other sweet things since he once read in a blog that it was good for focusing (but it could be totally false) Overall needs attention and doesn’t want to see you stressed so he would want to help you relax. Maybe even a little bit of indoors relaxing if you know what I mean. 

Minhyuk:

Hyper kid is always hyper EXCEPT when he knows you need quiet. Maybe one day you come home from a day full of exams at school and you are like “JUST GIVE UP I HATE SCHOOL OH MY GOD I’M GONNA FAIL” and he would RUN from wherever he was at the house and be like “Y/N are you okay? Do you need food? Tampons? What about a bath? I can prepare a bath!” And just be very nervous. I don’t think he would know 100% how to handle the situation but he would TRY man, he would try. Expect cuddles at night and snacks suddenly appearing in your study sessions.

Hyungwon:

As sleepy as he is, he wouldn’t understand WHY you would stay awake for hours just to study? Like why? So he would drag you to bed so you could sleep, his favorite activity. Also he would pop up sometimes while you are doing stuff related to school like: “Don’t you want to… see a movie or something? I don’t know, you must be bored. I am bored, jagi, seriouslyyyyy.” Tall boy hyungwon would show up after your exams with flowers even if you didn’t do good. Supportive boyfriend #1

Kihyun:

Mama bear here to protect his cubs lmao. Honestly he would be like Shownu but much more vocal. “You need to sleep.” “How long since you have eaten anything that’s NOT ramen? Honestly you are gonna turn into Wonho and THEN I’m gonna have to break up with you. Don’t you see the issue?” and more sassy remarks that hide how concerned he actually is. Would make tea and then give you the teabags so you could put them under your eyes before sleeping because “honestly those undereye bags are TOO MUCH.” Sweet forehead kisses before exams and “you are going to do great, so don’t worry much.”

Jooheon:

Listen he would make raps so you could remember things better and you would be in the exam like whispering to yourself jooHEON the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell YO. Would call for take out like five times a day because since you aren’t eating at the right times why don’t we eat ALL DAY? Logic. “Listen Jagi, you are gonna ACE this exam and if you don’t then I’m gonna BREAK your teacher’s LEG, okay?” Also he would do aegyo for you when you were really tired to make you smile. Overall just cuteness and food?

Changkyun/I.M:

This weirdo, aish… Honestly he would distract you so much you would end up yelling at him, but I don’t think he would take it harshly. He knows you are stressed, with a lot of work and exams coming up, so he would try everything to make you more relaxed about things but he would make it so you could still work since he understands the power of hard work. For example, he would want you to study hard, but with breaks, food, and even a cute date in between instead of just going all in. He would help you organize your notes and would even call his hyungs asking for food, advice, or date ideas. He would prepare a bath for you. Basically, he would do a lot of stuff just so you wouldn’t be on the edge all day.

pinkfluffylion  asked:

Do you have any advice for a high schooler preparing to get into the animation/storyboard industry?

Great question! I’ll start with some basic technical advice: Draw every day. Draw from life. Do figure drawing. If you can’t do figure drawing in person there are figure drawing websites you can choose from. For storyboarding you should watch a lot of movies. Not just Pixar and Disney films, although those are worth studying. Be sure to watch classic films and foreign films and weird cult films and everything in between. A good place to start is AFI’s Top 100 Movies list. There’s also 1001 Movies you Must See Before You Die. The list is online but if you can it’s worth buying a copy of the book. It’s great to have a written explanation as to why certain films are on the list and their importance in film history.

A favorite exercise of mine is doing film thumbnails. Whenever the camera cuts, pause the movie and draw the composition. I recommend doing this very small so you don’t spend too much time on the details. Focus on the composition. This helps you really think about what the director was thinking and why they chose to stage the camera the way they did.

Most importantly: storyboard! You don’t have to be a professional or an art student to storyboard, just do it! The more you storyboard the better you’ll get! You can choose to write your own story, or to storyboard from a script or a fairytale or whatever, JUST DO IT.

Now I’m going to get more into things I wish I had known when I was younger. Your path into animation may not be a straight line from art school to industry job. It probably won’t be. That’s ok. I know people who work in animation who never even went to art school. I know people who got their first job in animation well into their 30s. I know people who work in animation who don’t have a huge online following. There’s no “correct” way to get into the animation industry, other than talent and hard work.

Some people might try to convince you not to go into animation. During my first year out of school, I moved to Los Angeles without a job offer so I could pursue storyboarding as a career. There were people in my life guilt tripping me for leaving my hometown, trying to convince me to find a job closer to home. I had a lot of people tell me I didn’t understand how competitive storyboarding is, asking if I was sure storyboarding was the right choice. Here’s the thing: No one gets to choose your career goals for you. It didn’t matter how many people tried to convince me otherwise, I still became a storyboard artist.  

Hope this helps!

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today when i was killing time in barnes & noble i found an updated edition of a book i own, 101 horror movies you must see before you die. i have my copy almost memorized and i immediately noticed that there were only TWO recent additions: let the right one in (a FILMÉ), and IT FOLLOWS. GRASS ON THE KNEE™ IS THE ONLY MOVIE WORTHY OF ADDING IN THOSE PAST 6 YEARS AND IN THIS COPY IT’S NOW THE LAST MOVIE IN THE BOOK HDKSJDOSJ ME

anonymous asked:

What are some must-see movies for you? What do you reccomend everyone watch?

MOVIE QUESTIONS!!! YES THANK YOU :’) Let me list some!

  • Frankenstein
  • Rear Window
  • On The Waterfront
  • Night And Fog
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Breathless 
  • Psycho 
  • Lolita
  • Repulsion
  • Rosemary’s Baby 
  • A Clockwork Orange 
  • O Lucky Man!
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Taxi Driver
  • Annie Hall
  • Manhattan
  • The Shining
  • The King Of Comedy
  • Scarface 
  • Blue Velvet
  • Full Metal Jacket 
  • Misery
  • The Silence Of The Lambs 
  • Reservoir Dogs 
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Forrest Gump 
  • Ed Wood 
  • Before Sunrise
  • Sling Blade
  • Meet The Parents 
  • A Beautiful Mind 
  • Mysterious Skin 
  • Cache
  • There Will Be Blood
  • No Country For Old Men
  • The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
  • Eastern Promises
  • The Dark Knight
  • In Bruges
  • Coraline
  • Shutter Island
  • The Social Network
  • A Separation
  • It’s Such A Beautiful Day
  • Django Unchained
  • Amour
  • Prisoners
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Her
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • What We Do In The Shadows
  • Nightcrawler
  • World Of Tomorrow 
  • Arrival
  • Manchester By The Sea 
  • My Life As A Zucchini
  • Silence 

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