the-edge-of-reason

10

happy birthday, colin andrew firth!
~ 10th of september, 1960 ~

underrated aspects of Mystery Science Theater 3000′s aesthetic

  • starfields designed with no regard for the laws of perspective
  • building sets on the other side of the viewscreen
  • the mads always being shot at a high angle
  • the way sometimes a theater shot is badly composited and you can see the edge of the cardboard standee they used for the theater seats (almost always the right edge for some reason)
  • the shitty tvs that always appeared whenever footage from the movie was necessary outside the theater
  • shooting everything in one take, damn the consequences 
    • panning shots that make this an especially stupid thing to do
  • the way crow’s eyes being glued together mean they occasionally drift across his face and make him look like a flounder
  • the constraints of the television medium leading to really abrupt cuts to commercial during theater segments
  • terrible taste in fonts leading to frequent uses of arial, courier, and what looks like some kind of proto-impact in on-screen text
    • relatedly, the info club address popping up on screen seemingly at random during theater segments
  • using complicated optical effects to make jim the plant and jan-in-the-pan look like actual disembodied heads despite the fact that the competence involved is surprising in the context of all their other nonsense
6

i’m still falling for you.

8

  “I don’t think you’re an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother’s pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever’s in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences… But the thing is, um, what I’m trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you,                                                                very much. Just as you are.”
  “You once said that you liked me just as I am and I just wanted to say likewise. I mean, you wear stupid things your mum buys you. Tonight’s another classic. You’re haughty, and you always say the wrong thing in every situation and I seriously believe that you should rethink the length of your sideburns. But, you’re a             nice man and I like you. If you wanted to pop by some time that might be nice. More than nice.”

Films I can´t get tired at.

Titanic, 1997.

Pride and Prejudice, 2005.

One Day, 2011. 

Crazy Stupid Love, 2011.

The Great Gatsby, 2013.

Grease, 1978.

Cold Mountain, 2003.

The Notebook, 2004.

Love Actually, 2003.

Moulin Rouge, 2001.

Anna Karenina, 2012. 

V for Vendetta, 2005.

The Lovely Bones, 2009.

Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, 2004.

Easy A, 2010.

Catch Me If You Can, 2001.

P.S. I Love You, 2007.