so,to get this straight,why do you think they filmed seperately? how is that evident by the scene? what did they have to gain from it? i dont get it
OKAY nonny, let’s see if I can explain this using my admittedly very limited knowledge of the film-making process.
Say you want to fill 9 min of air time, with dialogue broken down about equally between 3 characters. So around 3 min each. When Real TPTB are making Real Episodes, the three actors would be there together, interacting, reacting, together they make magic, etc. etc. Look at literally any other episode, you can see the effort and the care that they take to stage shots so that as many people are in the shot as possible. The one that always comes to mind is when everyone scolds Mycroft for shouting at Mrs. Hudson at once, but there’s oodles more in every episode. That’s what makes it feel like they’re all there together, that’s what makes it feel real, that’s what makes the show so great.
So in Real Setlock Land, that means 3 actors all working for however long it takes to make 9 minutes of show. One guy flubs one line, all three shoot another take together. One guy doesn’t have a line for a solid 2 minute chunk of those 9 minutes? Doesn’t matter, he’s still there in the shot, silently acting his lil butt off. Want a long, continuous shot over a particular chunk of that conversation? Everybody had better know their lines damn well, because that’s a lot of man-hours to reshoot and exponentially more opportunities and people to muck it up.
But say we’re not in Real Setlock Land. Say we’re in Fucky Setlock Land. Say for some reason you were pressed for time. Let’s just say, completely hypothetically, you had a full calendar of primary shooting responsibilities to prepare for, but you also had to produce a low-rent slasher film using just your nights, weekends, and lunchbreaks. How would you produce 11 and a half minutes of some semblance of a scene with only the bare requirement that your physical form be physically on a set speaking physical words to a camera?
The scene in 221b looks cheap and bad because it is cheap and bad, precisely because it’s A LOT easier to produce. Ben and Martin are the main limiting resources here, so the first corner to cut right out the gate: they don’t need to film together! Now, any day that Ben is off standing in the middle of the road or Martin is being sad at the Watson flat, the other one can be filming on the 221b set with Director Mark and the B Team. Efficiency #1, simple.
Once you make that decision though, you realize that the way you’re going to have to shoot the scene - cutting from face to face as people say their lines, as to not show the empty room - gives you a lot more incidental efficiencies. Like for instance, now Ben doesn’t actually have to sit there patiently waiting for Mark to recite The History of Eurus if the camera is going to be on Mark that whole time (spoiler: it was). Suddenly, Ben’s 3-minute share of talking becomes 3 minutes of show to make total, consisting of 100% Ben’s lines and 100% Ben’s face. The most efficient and painless way to waste an Oscar-nominated actor’s time filming a low-rent slasher movie possible.
It also means there’s no long scenes or monologues for anyone (Ben) to memorize. Cutting away between every single line means he can reshoot a single line at a time, even sit there and memorize a line at a time if he wanted. Of course the greatest actors of our day don’t bat an eye at a few extra lines to learn, but, just assuming here that they have been double-booked for over a month, hypothetically producing at the same time the greatest love story every put to film, it doesn’t hurt that the stakes here become astronomically low with this production method.
Another corner they cut? They never move. They never move. Easier to keep track of where your imaginary conversation partner is if they aren’t moving, easier to pick camera angles that will reliably conceal the fact that there’s no one else in the room if they aren’t moving.
Anyway, did I answer your question? tl;dr: fake fake fake fake just my analysis
now that the stream’s over, here’s a recap on what happened!
What we’ve learned! -Josh actually styled his hair like Shiro’s for the stream. It was amazing. -If josh were a tree he’d be a japanese cherry blossom tree. Shiro would be a plumeria (whatever that one is) -Shiro’s hairstyle is definitely something he does himself. There’s no way it just happens. lol -voicing Shiro losing his cool was a highlight for Josh! -Josh wasn’t sure what to expect with Shiro’s character when he first took on the job, only that he was excited because he grew up watching Voltron as a child. -Besides Shiro, who would Josh pick to be? He said a cross between Lance and Pidge. -Josh’s favorite lines as Shiro have been “Form Voltron!” and “Go, be great.” among others that are very inspirational. -When asked about dealing with any difficulties recording, Josh said it wasn’t difficult but doing ADR can be tricky since he likes to do it on the fly. -Josh gives tips and advice for those who want to try getting into voice acting! -To get into Shiro’s voice, Josh likes to do forty push-ups before recording and he does some other elements of physicality, such as keeping excellent posture, to get into Shiro’s character. -One of Josh’s favorite memories about Voltron is the announcement at Wondercon, it always makes him smile. -He was then given some art that was posted online, and offered cupcakes.
Overall, it was a super short stream, but fun nonetheless, further details below the cut!
Y/N is in a interview alongside Chris Evans, during so it’s revealed that she’s never gone to Disneyland and Chris can’t fathom the idea. Being the gentleman that he is, he vows to take you to Disneyland because… everyone should go at least once in their life.
Y/n smile as her nerves tempt to get the best of her, James Corden is slowly making his way down the sofa, asking both fan and random questions that he found. Chris Evans was the first to go, answering the obvious questions. “What does he think about the new direction Cap is going? Does he see a real love interest with Agent 13 and Cap? How many dogs does he own? Is he more a dog man or cat man?”
Y/N watched Chris answer the questions with enthusiasm and nervousness, he smiled too much and struggled to convey what he truly meant sometimes. However as James cards of question dwindled down, she knew it was close to being her turn. Which normally wouldn’t be a problem but she was late for rehearsals and had no clue what she would be asked.
The English talk show host starts off simple, “where was she born, what was her favorite subject” and as the questions progress they become different in nature, some personal others ridiculous. It’s the second to last question that gets a reaction she didn’t expect.
“Now, Y/N, is it true that you’ve never been to Disneyland?” Some of the audience members gasp with shock as James finishes his question.
10 Reasons why Jesus Christ, Superstar (1973) is the greatest movie of all time:
1. The framework is a bunch of hippies driving into the desert on a bus to reenact the crucifixion story
2. Racially diverse cast
3. Jesus has a lazy eye
4. Supremely gay dance number @ Herod’s palace
5. Actually shot in Israel
6. Ted Neely’s vocals
7. Carl Anderson’s INCREDIBLE EMOTION like holy shit is he the real Judas???
8. The line “Hey JC, JC would you die for me?” and then it freeze frames on Jesus’s face
9. The very raw and genuine depiction of Jesus and Judas and Pilate and their motivations and inner struggles
10. It’s a fucking ROCK N’ ROLL OPERA about JESUS CHRIST, WHAT ELSE COULD YOU WANT
In light of the current storyline of S3 of The Flash, the most recent episode and the subsequent responses from a subset of fandom (mostly Snowbarry), I decided to give my imput on why it is important for Iris West to be saved. I am white, but I don’t want to speak over black women or other WOC in this fandom, so if I do or write anything that is out of line, I ask your forgiveness. Just point it out and I will strive to do better.
To begin with, Iris is not only important to Barry as his best friend and lover, his lightning rod. She is also a daughter, a sister, a friend and a journalist who is the Flash’s emissary to Central City. But her greatest importance, in these troubled times, is to black girls and women in fandom. Candice Patton’s Iris’ importance extends even beyond the DCTV universe, being the precurssor of similar major changes (racebending a character) in at least three movies across two different franchises. So there is no doubt of her character’s importance to the narrative and to the fandom.
The most important and impacted viewers are young black girls. They are the ones who will get to grow up with a black Iris West, a character they can truly relate to on all levels. She is a caring and loving and compassionate woman, with strenghts and flaws and weaknesses, just like everyone. Someone who loves and is loved not ony by her family and friends, but by the very hero of the story. Someone who is not just a love interest, but a heroine in her own right. Someone who is human. And she has her own story, now more than ever: she matters. To the hero, to her family, to her friends. And even though she is in no way completely helpless, everyone else will fight to save her. She’s a pretty great role model, since she gets to be everything black women aren’t given in film and TV.
And then come the anti shippers with their rabid hate posts about how she’s just a “plot device” or “love interest”, how she’s “selfish” or “useless”, how she “takes up too much screentime” or “doesn’t contribute anything to the story”, how she “doesn’t deserve Barry or a place on the team”, etc. To add insult to injury, the antis also disregard her character in fanworks, or simply replace her with their white fave. They distort her portrayal in their “meta” posts, while at the same time highlihting their white fave. They want her lover and her friends to just let her die, because their fave needs help to keep from becoming evil.
And if all of the above weren’t enough, they advocate for the death of the female lead by engaging the producers, writers, directors and even actors on social media and demand to be satisfied. They demand that the beautiful love story between Barry and Iris be changed so that their crackship can happen.
To me, those who hate Iris (SBs in particular) are sending a clear message to black girls and women watching the show: that they are undeserving of having their stories told, that they are unworthy of love, that they have no value unless they fulfill a certain role, that they should die. All this while at the same time conveying another message: the white girl is special, always useful and more deserving of all those things (regardless of whether, from a narrative standpoint, she truly is), she’s just more interesting than the black girl. And this apparently happens in all fandoms, so in essence, to these fans, the black woman is found wanting, should be torn down and put in her place, then replaced with someone who is utterly bland and uninteresting, but who in their eyes is a special snowflake. They don’t even realise the kind of damage that does, nor do most care. And it is terrifying how reflective of the real world that is.
To conclude my rant, I would also like to use this post to send a more positive message of my own to any black girl or woman reading this, who see themselves in Iris West: you deserve love and happiness and success, you are worthy of having your stories told, you are beautiful and talented, you are useful to society, you have value and deserve the world. You deserve to live! Don’t let the hate tear you down. I see you and support you, even if for now it is just in fandom.
You matter! Iris West matters! Black lives matter!
The Wreck of the Titan - A book written 14 years before Titanic sank
In 1898 Morgan Robertson wrote a book about Titanic. The similarities between Robertson’s work and the Titanic disaster are so astounding that one has to imagine if White Star Line built Titanic to Robertson’s specs as a dare. The Titan was described as “the largest craft afloat and the greatest of the works of men,” “equal to that of a first class hotel,” and, of course, “unsinkable”.
Both ships were British-owned steel vessels, both around 800 feet long and sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, in April, “around midnight.”
So sorry for the long wait gang. I became a bit obsessed with a Mexican boyband and I spent waaaaay too long looking for good shit in Spanish – and that shit was tough as fuck, my god.
Anyways, this is inspired by “Somebody Else” by The 1975. This is shit, I’m sorry. I’m tired. This week sucked.
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“Hey Haz, Tom is in the kitchen.” You sighed and moved out of the doorway to head over to your desk by the window. He hugged you and then went over to look for Tom.
You loved Haz but you were stressed about this new script. You had to read it over a few more times before you decided whether or not you wanted to take this on. Although the project was starting off small, you were worried about the fact that you would be filming on location for a year and a half.
Considering you and Tom had been going really strong for the last few months, you didn’t want to ruin your relationship by moving into the midwest while he continued to travel.
You heard Tom’s sock-clad feet walk into the room. “You doing alright here missy?”
“Yeah,” you sighed, “It’s going alright…”
“Doesn’t sound like you’ve come to a decision yet.” He played with your hair a bit and continued to pet it.
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
- The acting in the prequels isn’t bad, but the horrific script, directing, plotting, and racial caricatures make them nigh-unwatcheable.
- Jyn Erso is a necessary, important female character with a good arc. While I understand and support a lot of critiques of her from the racial axis, I also think that much of the constant stuff about her being an “unlikable bastard” is couched in misogyny.
- Leia’s plot lines were not actually handled particularly well in the OT.
- Some of Han Solo’s most “iconic” romantic scenes come off as really uncomfortable and predatory.
- John Boyega is the most attractive actor in Star Wars.
- Anyone who thinks Finn isn’t force-sensitive didn’t watch the same movie I did.
- Casting Lupita Nyong’o to be a CGI’d alien for 10 minutes is the greatest waste in Star Wars history.
- It’s a disgrace Finnrey isn’t either the #1 or #2 TFA ship. (Again, were we watching the same movie?)
The 10 Favorite Improvised Movie Scenes of All Time
1. Goodfellas - “I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E84VqqCPI7w It was based off a scene that Joe Pesci witness in a restaurant one time and Marty told him to use it but nobody else knew about it . You can hear someone whisper
“jesus pesci” during the scene lmao
9. the Godfather - The cat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i96VS_z8y7g brando saw the cat walking around set nd pick him up and used him in the scene , I love it because it shows the two different type of men between Michael and vito .
Why the 1997 Disney Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is the greatest movie ever made
Brandy is Cinderella
Remember Brandy? No? She was a big deal in the 90s because SHE’S WONDERFUL
She’s so sweet and wide-eyed and beautiful and strong and curious and exactly what Cinderella should be
She’s the QUEEN of back-handed insults
She also takes NO SHIT from bros
This movie is so fucking COLORFUL (and I don’t even mean the casting -we’ll get to that) - like, they just use every fucking color that is visible to the human eye and splatter them over the sets and costumes and it’s GREAT
WHITNEY HOUSTON IS THE MOTHERFUCKING FAIRY GODMOTHER
THE START AND END OF THIS MOVIE IS JUST WHITNEY HOUSTON FLOATING THROUGH THE AIR SINGING AT THE CAMERA
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s music is re-orchestrated to have this weird 90s pop/R&B twinge (so many synths) and it’s so bizarre but also really wonderful?
Just in general, the orchestrations are amazing - they clearly spent half their budget on the orchestra
They clearly didn’t spend much money on the set - I’m pretty sure they filmed the whole movie on a disused part of Disneyland but it’s perfect.
OKAY LET’S TALK ABOUT COLOR BLIND CASTING
THIS IS LITERALLY THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF COLOR BLIND CASTING - NOT ONLY DID THEY MAKE A DIVERSE CAST BUT THE CASTING LITERALLY MAKES NO FUCKING SENSE AND IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE THERE IS NO RACISM IN FAIRYTALE LAND
The King & Queen are Whoopi Goldberg and Victor Garber and they have an ASIAN SON
Like, THESE TWO PEOPLE PRODUCED THIS GODLIKE KEN DOLL OF A PERSON (it makes zero genetic sense and is my favorite thing about this movie)
Seriously, who is this guy and where do I get one?
This actor was basically never in anything else which is a fucking CRIME because he is BEAUTIFUL and a WONDERFUL SINGER
Speaking of wonderful singers, Bernadette Peters is the step-mother. That’s right, Broadway superstar, Sondheim’s muse herself, Bernadette Peters.
And for no other reason than being Bernadette Peters, she sings “Falling in Love with Love” which isn’t even from this fucking musical (though it is R&H’s) and dramatically swoons onto couches
She also has one white daughter and one black daughter and they are both terrible and perfect
What even is the wallpaper in this movie? Seriously, pay attention to the wallpaper.
And the costumes in the movie. Especially during the ball when the dresses all go swoosh!
Inexplicably, George Costanza is the prince’s servant and has a completely random and bizarre accent.
“I wish there was something between us: a continent” is the greatest rejection line ever
This movie is genuinely funny at times. All the actors are too good to get bogged down by cheesy dialogue
Ugh, that scene in the garden. I s2g, this was the most romantic thing to me when I was 8
Seriously, this prince is the dreamiest prince you’ve ever seen
Oh man, the special effects are so bad.
Whitney Houston singing and floating away into the aether is maybe my favorite film ending of all time
IN CONCLUSION: WATCH THIS FUCKING MOVIE. IT IS A FUCKING DELIGHT.