The Thick of It Timeline: A Completely Separate Introductory Post  Because the Actual Timeline is Long Enough Already and Also Because of Unintentionally Meta Julius

At last count, The Thick of It timeline I’ve been working on for the past few weeks is already well over three thousand words and still growing, which is why I’m putting its essay-style intro with the background and methodology into a separate post (i.e. this one).  By posting the intro separately, I can link to in the finalized timeline without having to include it directly.  It can be there without having to be there.  (Why do I feel like I’m suddenly channeling Pilfrey?  Or is it Glenn?)

So this still isn’t the timeline, but at least it is related with what I hope is some useful information.    

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Watch the first trailer for Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s Sundance dramedy Ten Thousand Saints, scheduled to open in theaters on August 14th starring Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer, Julianne Nicholson and Emile Hirsch.

The movie is an adaptation of Eleanor Henderson’s novel, a coming-of-age story set in 1988, a time of great cultural upheaval—against the excesses of the decade, the AIDS epidemic and the gentrification of the city culminating in the infamous Tompkins Square Park riots.

It follows three teenagers —Jude (Butterfield), new to the city from Vermont, “straight-edge" musician Johnny (Hirsch), and troubled, rich uptown girl Eliza (Steinfeld)— who break away from their messed-up parents (Hawke and Mortimer) to form their own surrogate family. 


The video he showed is in character. It blew our minds away. Then we realized that day, this is real. - Adam Beach

The Oscar winner’s silvery teeth, red lips and lack of eyebrows make for a darker evil uniquely different from Jared’s Joker predecessors Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill and the late Heath Ledger. Even the small details of Leto’s character are frightening, from the blood stained nails to the crimson eyeshadow of his scary smolder. - Daily Mail

Leto’s transformation for the role has been watched with almost absurdly comical closeness. - The Hollywood Reporter