Why do they always do the thing?? On TV? With unconscious people?
HOLD THEIR HEADS STEADY SO THEIR AIRWAYS STAY OPEN AND THEY DONT INJURE THEIR NECKS???? AND SHIRO WHY ARE YOU MOVING HIM IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHETHER OR NOT HIS SPINE IS INTACT, YOU COULD PARALYZE SOMEONE LIKE THAT GEEZ DO U GUYS CARE ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS AT ALL
This doublet is a great example of how high definition television has greatly impacted the details of what we see. Makeup artists, set designers and costume designers all have to be even more focused on the small details than before, because everything will be seen in detail.
This costume was first worn by Benedick Blythe as Phoebus in the 1997 made for television production of The Hunchback. It’s a well made and good looking costume - but the fine details are not nearly as apparent as they are in the costume’s second appearance in the 2016 season of Galavant, where it was worn on Timothy Omundson as King Richard.
ok ok ok ok ok ok can I just have a quick lil moment of your time?
So Hunchback is far and away my favorite movie from Disney’s
Renaissance, and it always makes me so happy that yes, people seem to
appreciate it, people seem to love it, but I’mma go into exactly WHY it’s my
favorite, and WHY I think it’s so crucial, and WHY I think it should be
required viewing for young boys specifically.
We all know that a huge bulk of the media we’ve grown up
with consistently has that one frustrating message: Being the hero means you’ll get the
girl. Many boys let this mentality bleed
into reality. We have “nice guys,” who
feel that their niceness entitles them to romance, when obviously that
discredits a female’s personal choice. We
all get this, we all know this, and a lot of us get that it’s a toxic message.
So check out our hero.
He’s an incredibly good person who isn’t conventionally attractive.
Check out our lady.
Super good person, conventionally attractive.
The movie so deliberately builds up Quasi’s hopes. There’s a whole fucking song about it.
But Esmeralda, who is her own person with her own
motivations and preferences, chooses another man, who is also good and also
A lot of people criticize this aspect of the movie, the fact
that Quasi doesn’t get the girl BECAUSE of his appearance. But my argument? This is the best damn message a movie could
Because when things get dicey, when Esmeralda’s life in in
danger, when Quasi would be putting his own life on the line, he knows that
romance is no longer within the realm of possibility. He knows he won’t be “getting the girl.” He knows this, and he allows himself a moment
of bitterness, he risks falling prey to the “nice guy” trope, and he almost
“She already has her knight in shining armor, and it’s not me.”
BUT THEN HE DOES THE RIGHT THING.
He has NO ulterior motive for saving her life. NO ulterior motive for opposing the man who
raised him. And he doesn’t know that he’ll
get any reward, he knows he could straight up get killed for his actions, and
yet he still acts.
And there’s no bitterness.
There’s still so, so much love between him and Esmeralda, pure awesome
platonic love, and love between him and Phoebus, and just fucking love all
around, it’s amazing.
I’ve heard so many people express distaste at Quasi not
ending up with Esmerelda. Like he was
cheated out of some kind of reward. But
have they watched the ending?
Does that look like a man cheated of his reward? Does he look like he “lost” to Phoebus? No dude, that’s a man who has everything he
ever wanted, and that’s also a man who didn’t “get the girl.”
If that’s not an essential message for young boys to hear, I
don’t know what is.
“You speak of justice, yet you are cruel to those most in need of your help.” “Silence!” “Justice!”
(Click image for better resolution, damn you Tumblr!)
It’s difficult to put into words how important this scene is to me. The bystander effect is an extremely real phenomenon that occurs far too often, and in other times when you see your fellow man speaking out against an injustice, you shrink away and hope the trouble he attracts doesn’t follow you.
Ever since I was a child I caused trouble for speaking out for what I believed in, and I have been silenced, and I have lost more battles than I won. I thankfully never got backlash from my parents for that. I think it’s also partly my dad got into his own type of trouble for doing what he believed in, and he was a firm believer in speaking out for what was right and just.
The Queen of the Black Puddle was trapped under the floorboards, Le Quack was heading for the electric chair, Big Toe was being held in a top-secret quarantine chamber, the Cajun Fox was stuck in a stew pot, and Courage had been taken captive by the eggplants, who were preparing to storm the house.