Y’know, I think Rent is already so iconic. There’s so much expected of Rent as a piece. Kinda like Hairspray, you expect certain things when you go to see Rent: certain costumes, certain set designs. I feel like a show like that is really hard to innovate per se since there are already so many expectations surrounding it.
BUT, I would definitely try to make the audience view the characters as objectively as possible. Because, although I really love the characters, they’re kinda awful people (most of them). I would make it my mission to embrace the ugly parts of these characters, because that’s what makes them interesting.
ALSO, I think I’d pull a Come From Away type thing, and have everyone onstage the whole time. Everyone playing multiple roles, assuming different characters throughout the show. I think I’d play up the sense of community. Their defiance is what unifies them, so I’d make sure that defiance is at the center of the show itself.
tag I didn’t put on someone else’s post because it’s mean to say bad things on a photoset celebrating something
#Weng-chiang is such a hot mess of a serial #I wish Litefoot and Jago had started in a different one #here have some great drama with incredibly good guest characters and period sets/costumes #fatally marred by ghastly racist stereotypes #gratuitous rape imagery #and a hilariously fake giant rat
Yall realize the black panther movie is going to be the most aesthetically pleasing and visually colorful superhero movie ever made. Did you see the costumes? The set pieces? The background? The natural scenery? That futurist uncolonized african inspired wonderland? Plus the most beautiful cast to ever be filmed in front of a camera, now and forever.
Five reasons to watch Netflix's new Anne of Green Gables adaption, Anne With An "E"...
So I didn’t think I would need to make a post like this but negative reviews that don’t do the show justice (particularly that horrible vanity fair article) have apparently left me no choice…. Overall, Netflix’s Anne With An “E” or simply Anne The Series as it was called when it originally aired on the CBC in Canada, is wonderful.
here are five reasons why you should watch Anne With An “E” on Netflix:
1. Anne herself, Amybeth McNulty.
Amybeth completely captures Anne’s spirit. I swear it’s like someone shook the book and Amybeth fell out of it. She plays Anne with all the dreaminess, quirkiness, and charm that we know and love, as well as adding more depth to her than we’ve seen in previous adaptions. This brings me to my next point…
2. Anne is portrayed as an abuse and trauma survivor, as she should be!
Sure, we all love thelighthearted humor of Anne’s many misadventures in the original stories, and that’s still there in Anne With An “E”, but Anne was also the victim of a lot of mental and physical neglect and abuse in her past life before being adopted by the Cuthberts. In the show, she suffers from symptoms of PTSD and the effects of her past trauma are evident. The result of adding more details of Anne’s past do make the show darker at times, but the dark times only make the light times shine brighter, and we know there are more light times to come in Anne’s story!
3. Besides Amybeth, the rest of the cast is superb as well!
All around, the casting is spot on and the acting is spectacular! I don’t even know what else to say here, but everyone is just so wonderful!!!
And don’t think I’d forget… you can count on me to give a special shout-out to everyone’s favorite slate smack recipient, Gilbert Blythe.
Lucas Jade Zumann is PERFECT as Gilbert. He brings a slyness and playfulness to Gilbert that was there in the books but glossed over in other adaptions. And by the way, his chemistry with Amybeth McNulty is everything you could ever ask for and more…
(side note: I would also like to throw out a special mention to Aunt Josephine Barry, no spoilers but she’s more lovable than she’s ever been)
4. The show tackles timeless and contemporary themes of identity, feminism, bullying, and prejudice.
Anne’s life, realistically, doesn't become all sunshine and rainbows as soon as she comes to Avonlea. She struggles to fit in and faces bullying at school. The show also addresses issues of sexism and classism and does a great job at it while accurately (for the most part) staying within the time period it is portraying.
5. Everything about the show is high quality.
From the aforementioned acting to the cinematography, music, costume design, sets, editing, and the GORGEOUS opening title sequence, everything is the highest quality and you can tell how much thought, time, effort, and passion went into the making of this show.
Please give it a chance and check it out on Netflix, given the opportunity the show could grow and get even better if it is renewed for future seasons!
Nothing will turn you into more of a ‘Star Wars’ fan than being on a ‘Star Wars’ set. When you see how lovingly that world is rendered by the set designers, costume designers, props department, art department, they genuinely build an actual world. That is not an exaggeration. They build a world.
some of the pranks green day has pulled on other bands
kaiser chiefs: green day brings an entire jazz band onto the stage during their set.
prima donna: crashes their set with toilet paper, confetti, booze, and costumes. also filled their dressing with smoke and confetti.
franz ferdiand: gets a bunch of random guys to play bagpipes onstage to while wearing kilts. also toilet paper flies everywhere.
jet: green day goes onstage dressed up as animals with a bunch of male strippers. the male strippers start taking their clothes off onstage.
the bravery: popcorn, mascots, male strippers, and toilet paper everywhere. the bravery actually got revenge on green day by “recreating” woodstock 94 and having mud flying around during their set.
rise against: tre cool brings a foosball table onstage and starts playing it with the band members during their show.
billy talent: tre cool gets the sound people to create a loud bang during the song “rusted from the rain”. the entire band gets really scared but then laugh after realizing it was tre pranking them.
paramore: same thing as billy talent. tre cool creates an unexpected explosion.
30 seconds to mars: this was at a music festival so they weren’t even technically playing with green day but tre (obviously) decided to prank them anyways. he goes onstage dressed up as jared leto and starts banging cymbals while dancing around the stage.
afi: green day comes onstage in the middle of their set dressed in animal mascot costumes.
my chemical romance: had a huge garbage bag full of popcorn above the stage that opened during mcr’s set, covering everything with popcorn. every time gerard way tried to say something into his microphone, a loud explosion would interrupt him. green day then proceeds to come onstage, fighting each other with light sabers.
jimmy eat world: green day would randomly set off concussion light blasts in the middle of songs.
the interrupters: green day crashed their set while in costume and tried blindfolding all the band members and putting tape over their mouths while the interrupters were trying to sing.
there are more but these are some of my favourite ones. this band is honestly out of control.
the get down:
entire main cast is poc, lgbtq+ rep, strong girl squad, kickass music, complex and diverse characters with their own arcs and development, amazing 70s costumes and set design, women with their own storylines