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Anna Christie (1930)

Garbo’s entrance was shot in the morning. The soundtrack was ready by lunch time and was played back over the studio loudspeakers.  Everyone held their breath.  When Garbo’s lovely, limpid voice came on air, everyone burst into applause. Garbo was definitely in the ‘talkies’. 

Garbo later said:  “I was so nervous the night before. I couldn’t sleep”.

The brain has no sex. A woman’s intellect and inventiveness, as well as her ingenuity, are equal to a man’s… A man often depends on physical strength to get what he wants, while a woman has to be more subtle; so she uses her brain. And she is constantly getting more practice. That’s why I say that it’s becoming a woman’s world, year by year, almost day by day.

— Mary Pickford, 1935.

I want you..

I want to cuddle with you, feel your hands on my body, feel your hand in my hand, your body up against mine and the warmth that radiates off of you. I wanna feel your lips against mine softly and fiercely, feel your lips brush against my neck, and in my hair. I wanna lay in bed with you and talk about everything, I wanna lay next to you and just look at you in silence..

Movie adaptations I would love to make but I’m too broke:

  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
  • The Children of Hurin by J.R.R Tolkien
  • A LOTR remake shot in Iceland with no white people at all
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Greta Garbo getting a few smooches from her main lady in waiting in Queen Christina(1933). [x]

The 1933 film with Garbo was based on Christina, Queen of Sweden; a historical figure and bisexual(or lesbian). In this clip, her Lady in Waiting complains how Christina never has time for her anymore with all her royal duties in the way. Garbo’s character responds that she’ll finish all her pending work and “will go away for two or three days in the country”. Which rather pleases her lady.

I think we all know what plans they have for those two or three days.

This has been the 2nd winter in a row that hasn’t been jaw pain hell for me, which is wonderful, and thanks entirely to a really simple exercise I was given by dentist!

I figure this will come in really handy for other people who suffer with TMJ or any other conditions that cause jaw pain.

  1. Put your tongue on the soft part of your palette at the back of your mouth.
  2. Keeping your tongue in place, open your mouth as wide as you can without it hurting or clicking. Make sure you open it straight!
  3. Keep your mouth open for 5-10 seconds before closing it.
  4. Repeat for a few minutes every day.

It’s important to keep this up as it strengthens your jaw muscles over time. It WON’T stop your jaw from clicking, but it does keep it from hurting so much and makes it a lot less sensitive to the cold (although do still make sure to wrap your face up warm just in case!)