references and parallels

Even wanted to change the story

This season started off with Romeo and Juliet references and parallels all over it. Isak watching Even walk outside school, the pool scene, cuddling in bed, ‘someone has to die for it to be an epic love story’. And we’ve all been freaking out because we thought that meant Even would die. 

But these past couple episodes Even has been referencing Pretty Woman. Nobody dies in Pretty Woman. They get their happy ending at the end of the movie and maybe Even realised that epic love stories don’t need tragedies, sometimes you can be in a long-lasting happy relationship. He even talked about it in the last clip, when he climbed up the balcony Isak would think it was a Romeo and Juliet reference but it’s not it’s Pretty Woman where they ‘save each other’ instead of dying. I remember reading on here a while ago about some people wanting to see the parallel  of the infamous ‘balcony scene’ and maybe the reason we haven’t yet is because it’s not the one we think it will be. Because Even has changed his perspective now, he WANTS the outcome to be different. 

Maybe I’m reading too much into it but I just truly want to believe Skam will do this right, that they will make Even’s feelings genuine and not a ‘side-effect’ of being manic. 

things I’m expecting to happen on Friday:

• Even feeling better
• Isak and Even dancing together
• Isak blushing because Even is looking at him like if he was the sun
• Even smiling so big that his eyes makes that crinkly thing
• Isak and Even happy and content
• reference to parallel universes
• 21:21
• Esklid dancing Papi Chulo yet again
• a little hint of the main character of the fourth season
• we did it


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Okay so I just saw another parallel/reference in Hamilton

In “My Shot” where Alexander says “then King George turns around, runs a spending spree” he does this little dance where he’s basically making it rain.

Then, in “The Reynolds Pamphlet” King George is there to add in on the fun of making his life miserable.

And what does he do?

The same little number Alex did in “My Shot”.

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Nick Joaquin once said that Filipinos have this tendency to build things and group together and eventually collapse. … Here’s one guy who’s trying to bring things together but the natural tendency of the Filipino nation is to be in pieces. - Jerrold Tarog, director (Heneral Luna, 2015)


❝ Ahahahaha! You are strong, Warrior of Light! Yet know that if I should perish, so too will the mortal within whose flesh I reside. Now make your choice and live with it!

During our prae run the other day, @der-vogelfanger mentioned that Lahabrea says p much the same thing Thancred had said to Emmanellain during the 3.2 MSQ! And since i love me some good parallels i wanted to do something with it : >



Leave it to George Lucas to write a love story which is doomed even before it starts. The Anakin-Padmé relationship has been often compared to that of Romeo and Juliet, but the inspiration for the star-crossed lovers from a galaxy far, far away was much more mature and complex. Lucas gave the first hint of the doomed love affair in the official poster — perhaps it was his way of warning the audience that their hearts were about to be shattered into million pieces — when he asked Drew Struzan, the author of all SW posters, to draw it in such a way that the main characters would mimic the pose from the 1965 film Dr. Zhivago. And truly, both paitings feature lovers at the backdrop of war. It’s this very masterpiece which influenced the forbidden romance in the Prequels the most. The references and parallels don’t end with the poster though, but run much deeper.

In Boris Pasternak’s book, and David Lean’s film adaptation (a director much admired by Lucas), Varykino is the idyllic country estate to which Yuri Zhivago retreats with his family in summer, and with his mistress and soul mate, Lara, in winter. In Attack of the Clones, it’s the name of the Lake Retreat owned by Padmé Amidala’s family for centuries. It is also the very place where she and Anakin, her Jedi protector, seek refuge from assassins and succumb to their feelings and fall in love just like Lara and Yuri. Both estates are family-owned property, secluded and isolated in a middle of nowhere, making it an ideal place for secret love affair. It’s obvious that it was indeed the Varykino in Lean’s Zhivago on which Lucas based his design for the Naberrie Retreat with its cupolas mirroring those onion-shaped domes of Russian architecture.The whole interlude at Naboo feels like foreshadowing that the love of Anakin and Padmé is a love that can exist only in a secrecy and stolen moments.

Much has been said and written about the “terrible writing, awful dialogues,…” of the Prequels - an opinion I never shared. However, it’s mainly because the movies are so often and harshly compared to the OT and they are never judged on their own. The Episodes I-III tell a story of an era gone by, a twilight of a golden age, which was destroyed by war, and the dialogues reflect that fact. This is a love story of Leia and Luke’s parents, a knight and a former queen, who were separated by rank and their romance is written in a different way than that of their daughter  — it is heavily influenced by classical love stories. The similarities in the dialogues between AOTC and Dr. Zhivago are particularly striking:

“I love you wildly, insanely, infinitely.” - DZ

I truly deeply love you.” - AOTC

“And now that I’m with you again… I’m in agony. The closer I get to you, the worse it gets. The thought of not being with you - I can’t breath. I’m haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me. My heart is beating… hoping that kiss will not become a scar. You are in my very soul, tormenting me… what can I do? “ - AOTC

“But the division in him was a sorrow and a torment, and he became accustomed to it only as one gets used to an unhealed and frequently reopened wound.” - DZ

Both stories tell of love torn apart by war and history, but even if it was for a short moment it still existed.