this was capped from the documentary

me: *opens front door*
mom, next to me, muttering: what is wrong with you two

anonymous asked:

you know what's funny - the entirety of the Slow Hands Lyric Video of Niall is 999999999x more of a genuine documentary showing the 'behind the album' experience than that 45 min ego-stroking monstrosity that Harry and Fullwell produced.

Oh my God, I’ve been fucking around with a mortise lock with a skeleton key, trying to make the 100 year old doors in my house work and I missed it. I just watched it. Holy shit.

The baseball cap wink thing, glasses, there’s one bit where it looks like his hair is still blonde (footage from “This Town” maybe?), drums and guitar, his back at the 215 mark, twirling a drumstick, fuck. I’m dying.


Some of Cathy Sarver’s photographs of George Harrison, and parts of the note George wrote to Cathy, Carol and Lucy after All Things Must Pass was completed, screen capped from the documentary Beatles Stories: A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip.

“An Apple Scruff was a Beatle fan that came to Apple every day Monday through Friday. Everybody knows the name of their business was Apple, and we hung out on the front steps of their building, waiting for them to arrive. And then once they’d arrived, we were waiting for them to leave.When George finished the song ‘Apple Scruffs’, he asked us to all come in. And of course, we were dumbfounded because we were never asked to come in. We’re all sitting in there and they turn on the song ‘Apple Scruffs’. ‘Apple Scruffs, how I love you.’ It was amazing. We were all in a little huddle around him. He handed us this letter.

[reading in full] ‘Dear Carol, Cathy and Lucy. Now as it’s finished - and off to the factory. I thought I’d tell you that I haven’t a clue whether it’s good or bad as I’ve heard it too much now! During the making of this epic album (most expensive album EMI ever had to pay for) I have felt positive and negative - pleased and displeased, and all the other opposites expected to be found in this material world. However, the one thing that didn’t waver, seems to me, to be ‘you three’ and Mal, always there as my sole supporters, and even during my worst moments I always felt the encouragement from you was sufficient to make me finish the thing. Thanks a lot, I am really overwhelmed by your apparent undying love, and I don’t understand it at all! Love from George (P.S. Don’t hold this evidence against me.) P.P.S. Phil Spector loves you too!

He was a sweet man.” - Cathy Sarver, Beatles Stories: A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip [x]

How each MBTI saves the world.

please don’t take these too seriously :) this is my imagination and MBTI obsession running wild

ESTJ: becomes the leader of the first political party to ever uphold every promise they ever made in their campaign. they implement effective change through their traditional government system and make everyone question why they ever doubted the government in the first place.  

ISTJ: redesigns every organization process to be so efficient that they eliminate the need for all paperwork ever. so efficient that they accidentally got rid of many peoples’ jobs in the process.

ESFJ: travels the world and creates new universal language that somehow magically combines every known language in existence, thus unifying all people everywhere. 

ISFJ: finds every orphan and foster child a true family to call their own. accidentally ends up adopting a lot of orphans in the process. leaves a plate of freshly baked cookies everywhere they go.  

ENTJ: conquers the world as supreme all-powerful dictator. implements utopian society by sheer force. all troublemaking no-good rebels are beheaded. true global peace is attained for the first time in history. 

INTJ: creates a strain of bacterial superbug weapon that no one can cure. threatens the world into submission to settle its petty squabbles so they can get back to their tv show. 

ENTP: leads the resistance group to overthrow ENTJ’s supremacy in the name of freedom, beer, and all things sacred. then drives off into disappear into sunset and urban legend.

INTP: solves an unresolved paradox in theoretical science, resulting in a major breakthrough that opens an entirely new field of study. unfortunately it’s so theoretical, not many people understand it. 

ESTP: tries to solve poverty but procrastinates and becomes homeless themselves. wings it and writes a book on their experiences, which later inspires a documentary movie and spin-off tv show, convincing many of the need to fight poverty. 

ISTP: invents some new time traveling gizmo so every world tragedy never happened. also goes back to turn the Pyramids upside down just for kicks and accidentally loses their phone in the 1700′s. 

ESFP: recklessly spends all of the world’s money to end world hunger since they have no concept of the value of money. causes an economic crisis as a result but hey at least children aren’t starving. 

ISFP: saves the polar bear cubs from the melting ice caps and saves the killer whales from Sea World all while undercover. no one ever realizes it was them; Sea World is convinced killer whales have evolved to fly back to the ocean. 

ENFJ:  begins a global movement revolutionizing education personalized to meet the needs of each individual student. the best part is they somehow also eliminated the need for exams of every kind. since they do so for free, college boards eventually lose all their students and go bankrupt. 

INFJ: dedicates their life to furthering philosophical research and eventually discovers the meaning of life, blowing all minds on the internet. also starts a side project dedicated to helping those struggling with being single. 

ENFP: starts and leads thirteen movements against poverty, war, human trafficking, disease, domestic abuse, violence, but fails to stick with any of them. luckily inspired enough people to follow through while they’re off starting project #14. 

INFP: singlehandedly discovers the cure for all mental illnesses like anxiety, depression, eating disorders. goes personally from troubled individual to individual to hold their hands, look in their eyes, and tell them they’re worth it. 

OSRR: 996

so today i watched a documentary about ancient greece five times because i was subbing for a social studies teacher. it was nice, and quite a few of the kids were well-behaved, but the honors classes just weren’t cooperative.

i also picked up my cap and gown and stuff from school!! i got one of those nifty portfolio thingies that’s all professional and stuff (it’s leather and fancy) and i got some headshots taken, so i’m officially official i guess. i have fifteen more days left until i graduate.

and my mom gave me permission to go and do anything that’s around graduation because i’ll only get this one chance. so i’m excited.

Seal the Deal

Prompt: Request from anon: “can you please please write a Steve/reader fic where the two of them are playfully arguing and it ends up with Steve jokingly saying “shut up” and the reader says “make me!” And Steve kisses her for the first time??”

Pairing: Steve/Reader with Bucky being a cute wingman

“You two make me sick.”

“Oh, c’mon, Buck. Don’t be jealous.” You teased back. “Steve and I are just friends.”

Bucky rolled his eyes at you. “Just friends my ass. You two flirt all the time.”

“And what’s wrong with flirting?”

“Nothing, it’s just annoying that you two won’t just seal the deal already.”

You turned towards your friend with a confused look. “Seal the deal?”

Bucky nodded. “You know, get together. Go on a date. Kiss. Hook up. Whatever it is you guys are into.”

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imagine Luke and your three year old son trundling hand in hand around the zoo while you followed behind with a camera in hand ready to snap the perfect picture of the two of them. your son would have the cutest monkey backpack with a beautiful blue raincoat and some tiny red wellie boots and Luke would be wearing his usual outfit of black jeans with a standard black t-shirt and a snapback atop his head and the three of you would wander around the zoo all day; Luke pointing out all the animals to your son, lifting him up to see all the “monkeys in the trees” and insistently spewing out animals facts he’d learnt in the documentaries he watched until you pulled up at the giraffe enclosure where they were feeding them and the keeper offered your son a piece of carrot to give to the giraffe. Luke lifted him onto his shoulders and your son reached out to give the giraffe the slice of carrot, only instead of taking the vegetable the tall animal gripped onto the edge of Luke’s hat and took straight of the top of his head, munching on the cap and Luke didn’t have a chance to stop it. your son giggled from above him and Luke sulked at the sight of his favourite hat in the mouth of a giraffe, which is when you took the opportunity to snap this memory that the three of you wouldn’t forget and would laugh about in the future- when Luke got over the loss of his favourite hat.

“There was a time when the only time and place where you could really appreciate these magnificent beings was in some kind of water park. An argument was created and sustained that this justified their presence and that entertainment was justified somehow. However, we now have so many beautiful documentaries, photographs and insights into these wonderful whales that there is no possible justification for keeping them from their natural environment. These whales have given so much pleasure for all of their lives to so many people that surely they deserve to go free and be where they belong.”

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Dylan playing Soul Calibur with probably Zack and other friends (?) and laughing like a high octave goofball to someone going “Get the fuck out! Get the fuck out!” in Donald Duck speak.

You’ll hear Brooks’ voice, and then Dyl’s, near the end of the clip while you see the visual of Zack with his baseball cap on. That is just the audio bit from the Frankenstein Roast; the documentary over lapses the audio of the Roast over the game playing sequence. It’s slightly confusing.. 


In 2014, it’s easy to think of Captain America as a bit of a tough sell. He’s a figure of an earlier time, and bringing him into the modern age has always meant a dance between sly retcons and outright hokeyness. He’s also a pain in the ass, sticking up for abstract ideas of justice and liberty when a lot of other heroes are content to just blow up the bad guy and move on. And then there’s that name: When the first Cap movie debuted in South Korea, it bore the unassuming title The First Avenger. After 60 years of military bases, having “America” in your hero’s name had become a marketing liability.

So far, Marvel’s solution has been to bring the conflict front and center, drawing on deep questions about American power that have become newly relevant in the wake of the Snowden leaks. The Winter Soldier was bleak, betraying a real pessimism about US intelligence operations, and if the third movie follows the Civil War plotline as Marvel has suggested, we’ll see things get even bleaker. (Major spoilers ahead, so be warned.)

The bulk of the series is about the fight between Iron Man and Captain America over the Superhero Registration Act, which becomes a stand-in for broader issues of civil liberties and government control. At the peak of the series, Cap is killed by agents of Red Skull after surrendering to the government, a symbol of the ultimate failure of the registration project. When the Civil War comics came out in 2006, it was a statement on the Iraq war, how the rush to fight had left behind certain fundamental American values. Eight years later, the ideas seem even bigger.

In many ways, it was the natural place to take the character. Cap’s not just about fighting the country’s battles, remember: he gave Hitler a sock in the jaw a full year before the US entered the war. At his best, he represents bigger ideas about freedom, democracy, and liberty, fighting fascism in all its forms. Put in Cap’s simpler language: “I don’t like bullies, wherever they’re from.” He’s uncompromising, even when the rest of the world is ready to take moral or political shortcuts. And in 2014, fighting fascism is more complicated than it looks.

Marvel has already started to play out that dynamic in the films. Once he’s unfrozen, Cap quite literally does not recognize the country he’s fighting for, and spends most of The Avengers reminding SHIELD agents of the simple patriotism they’d long since abandoned. The Winter Soldier goes further, putting forward an America in which the government had been taken over by fascists who were using deep surveillance and big-data algorithms to identify and assassinate dissidents. Instead of the NSA, we got a bunker in New Jersey, with rows of reel-to-reel computers that could have been pulled directly from Fort Meade circa 1975. To execute the kills, we got flying aircraft carriers, which crash more cinematically than a Predator drone. The NSA critique wasn’t perfect, but it was hard to leave the theater without feeling a more paranoid than when you went in. The fight against fascism is now a fight within the US government, or even against it.

As luck would have it, the real-life version of that conflict is already hitting theaters in Laura Poitras’s CitizenFour documentary, following the excitement and real paranoia that accompanied Snowden’s flight to Hong Kong and eventually Russia. Watch it back to back with The Winter Soldier and you’ll see many of the same beats: a shadowy adversary, an encrypted USB drive full of secrets, a last-minute appeal for help from the public at large. Snowden even has a few Cap-esque speeches, dropping lines like, “I am more willing to risk imprisonment… than I am willing to risk the curtailment of my intellectual freedom and that of those around me.” Of course, sometimes that fight means going underground, staying out of the reach of the US military — but it’s nothing you haven’t seen in the movies. The story is in the air, even if no one knows exactly what to say about it.

It’s hard to say whether the filmmakers will continue that parallel in Captain America 3, but they’d be fools not to. Comics work best when they capture something like this, whether it’s Jack Kirby’s New-Deal optimism or Frank Miller’s urban fatalism. So far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t taken much of a stand on tone. It’s been too busy defining itself, getting all the pieces in place. But the new Civil War rumors suggest that may be about to change. Cap’s getting darker and starting to grapple with real ideas about America’s role in the 21st century. If Marvel plays it right, it could be the most interesting thing that’s happened in movie theaters in years.

Errol Flynn at the wheel of his schooner, ‘The Zaca’, in a publicity still issued for the film, 'Cruise of the Zaca’, 1952. The documentary was both directed by and starring Flynn. 

The trip started in August 1946. On board were Flynn, his father, his wife Nora, and John Decker, Howard Hill, Professor Carl Hubbs, Charles Gross and Jerry Corneya. After a month of sailing, many of the group left, including Flynn’s wife and father, but Flynn pushed on through the Panama Canal to the Caribbean to Cap Haitien. Before going through the Canal, Flynn stayed in Acapulco where the Zaca had been hired to appear in The Lady from Shanghai (1948).
Due to Flynn’s 1948 divorce from Nora, release of the film was held up until December 1952. Although shot on 16mm the film was blown up to 35mm.The critic from the Los Angeles Times said “it is rather a family affair with Flynn narrating effectively enough. (x) Watch here.

Screen cap from the excellent, wonderful and highly recommended documentary Good Ol’ Freda.

“People say George was the quiet Beatle, and I suppose he was in one way, but he was never quiet with me. He was more quietly spoken, I think, than the others. He was very thoughtful.

[…] Out of all The Beatles, I’d say George was the best one for signing things. He would come in and he’d go, ‘Do you want me to sign anything?’ or 'What have you got in your cupboard?’” - Freda Kelly, Good Ol’ Freda


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Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film – 1982, Captain America and the Red Skull.

“If you’re any kind of Captain America enthusiast, you’ll have heard of Star-Spangled Man: The Life and Times of America’s Most Unlikely Hero, which is THE definitive biography of Steve Rogers.

Star Spangled Man doesn’t have the patriotic fervour you see in most History Channel documentaries, and it only briefly touches on the famous mission where Cap freed 150 Allied soldiers from a HYDRA base. Instead, it spends more time on Steve Rogers’ childhood and upbringing, with an entire chapter dedicated to his political background as the child of Irish immigrants in 1920s/30s Brooklyn. Star Spangled Man also delves deep into the importance of his relationship with Bucky Barnes, which indirectly wound up being a huge influence on the trash cinema nightmare that is Captain America and the Red Skull.

Originally, Captain America and the Red Skull was meant to be a direct adaptation of Star Spangled Man. Authors Miriam Feldt and A.E. Lassiter were signed on as consultants when the movie was first pitched in 1979, at the insistence of screenwriter Harvey Bushnell. I wish to god there was some way to read the screenplay they turned out, because I bet it was amazing.

Of course, the resulting movie was very much NOT amazing, but it did have the unintended effect of turning Captain America into a gay icon in the 1980s and ‘90s. Ironically, this was thanks to the incredibly conservative studio exec who bought Harvey Bushnell’s screenplay in the first place…”

Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film