I think that’s true of all cinema, that’s why cinema is the great humanistic art form. Whatever the film is, it doesn’t matter what the film is about, or even whether it’s a narrative or figurative film at all, it’s an invitation to step into somebody else’s shoes. Even if it’s the filmmaker’s shoes filming a landscape, you go into somebody else’s shoes and you look out of their lens, you look out of their eyes and their imagination. That’s what going to the pictures is all about.
Happy 56th birthday Tilda Swinton (November 5, 1960)
While appearing on comedian Bobby Lee’s podcast Tiger Belly, actress and comedian Margaret Cho said Tilda Swinton asked her why it was so controversial that Swinton was cast as Tibetan comic-book character “the Ancient One” in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Cho said the two had a long fight about whether Swinton should’ve been cast in the part, with Cho feeling the part shouldn’t have gone to her.
“It was weird because I felt like a house Asian, like I’m her servant,” Cho said of the conversation. Read more.