jaynaneeya: The brilliant actor/producers behind Edgar Allan…

Monday, November 21st, 2016

jaynaneeya:

The brilliant actor/producers behind Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party

I believe this is the only time in the show when just the four of them are in a shot together, but I could be wrong about that.

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flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy: For fuck’s sake, I get these kids in my workshops and they’re like, I…

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy:

For fuck’s sake, I get these kids in my workshops and they’re like, I don’t know how, I don’t have the equipment, I don’t…

And when they get that they don’t need the equipment, that no one’s ever gonna give them the foolproof solution to what they want to express, that’s when the best stuff comes out.

It seems silly that Vine was six seconds only. Until kids (c’mon you know it was almost all young people) started using that silly thing to make wild, wild and incredibly told stories. With no judgement over their heads and no snobbish expectations directed at them, they created an entirely new language of editing, which, by the way, big-name films are drawing inspiration from, thank you very much. Go watch The Big Short and tell me I’m wrong.

The language of movies changes with innovations, with, yes, GIMMICKS. Do you know why Citizen Kane is such a monumentally important work? It’s not because it’s such a profound and well-told story. It’s because of the camera angles. Somehow no one had really thought to put the camera down on the floor before Orson Welles did. 

Six seconds of footage only? That’s a mistake, a scrap, an unusable bit of nothing.

Camera on the floor? At a weird angle? Did someone drop it? Unusuable, spoiled footage. Or a weird gimmick.

What about ‘talkies’? Undignified and profane, ew.

What about youtube? Old youtube. What’s the point of putting videos online if the quality is so shitty you can barely watch them?

Gifs? Man, who thought looping a bit of video into an embeddable image made any sense when you can just watch the film itself. Oh, btw, Gifs used to be way smaller and have a limited palette. Why anyone bothered trying to do anything with that format is beyond me. Waste of time.

Computer graphics? Eeeeh, gimmick.

*throws hands up and stomps away, growling and spitting*

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missgingerlee: soloontherocks: cutecreative: cocochampange: f…

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

missgingerlee:

soloontherocks:

cutecreative:

cocochampange:

floozys:

micdotcom:

Watch: When Mitt Romney makes the same points as John Oliver, you know shit’s gone south.

this is ‘the villain helps the heroes take down a more evil villain’ trope come to life

*looks outside to see if pigs are flying*

if you told me a few years ago that I’d be reblogging a gifset of Mitt Romney, agreeing with every word he said, I would NOT have believed you.

4 years ago this is the last thing I ever thought I would put on my blog, me agreeing with Mittens over & over & now I don’t know what’s real life anymore.

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imaginarycircus: shipwreckedcomedy: Shipwrecked Comedy and…

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

imaginarycircus:

shipwreckedcomedy:

Shipwrecked Comedy and American Black Market proudly present: Chapter Four of Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party – “A Descent Into the Maelström”

Sensing a dearth of stupid ideas, Ernest Hemingway moves to split up and explore the house, but is his motive to catch a killer, to woo Annabel, or the third thing in this list of things?

Written and Created by Sean Persaud & Sinéad Persaud

Featuring: Sean Persaud, Sinéad Persaud, Mary Kate Wiles, Sarah Grace Hart, Ashley Clements, Tom DeTrinis, Lauren Lopez, Curt Mega, Joey Richter, Blake Silver, & Clayton Snyder

Directed by: William J. Stribling

This episode’s transmedia prompt is: Secret Passageway.  Let your imagination run wild! If you would like to participate, you have until Saturday September 18th at 11:59 pm PDT to get in your entries, and Sunday September 19th each member of Shipwrecked will pick an entry to be featured and reblogged here on Shipwrecked’s official tumblr. Entries of all types are encouraged–fan fic, fan art, crafts, playlists, whatever our prompt inspires you to create! Be sure and tag your entries poe party ftw to be considered.

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I thought the first episode did a great job of introducing so many characters with fun nudges and winks at literary tradition and pop culture surrounding great writers and their works. This is not a period drama. This is meta and it plays with popular conceptions and misconceptions of great writers in a really delightful way, playing fast and loose with time periods, conventions, and meta.

The second episode foundered a little bit and I wondered if the slightly longer than normal (for youtube) episodes were going to work. The third episode picked up steam. This (the 4th) episode is great and MKW finally got something she could sink her teeth into. Her set down of Hemingway and Poe. Beautiful.

There has been some fantastic original content in the literary inspired web series genre: Carmilla. Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Kissing in the Rain. I Ship It.  This is easily as good as any of those, if not better.

A Tell Tale Vlog was wonderful because Sean and Sinead are great on camera. It was fresh and engaging. They both have great presence and fantastic comedic timing. ATTV was a very low budget production–the lighting works, but is not what I’d call good. But they made it seem part and parcel instead of it being a detraction. The more things I see Sean do, the more impressed I am by his deadpan wit, unexpected comebacks, and line deliveries. The weird little mumbles. Sinead I could watch all day just dropping vodka shots into wine and doing the world’s most disgusting boiler-makers.

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thirdchildart: I’ve been gone! This is where! From now until…

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

thirdchildart:

I’ve been gone! This is where! From now until March I’m trying to complete one story sequence a week. Some are mine, others (like this) are stories I love and want a shot at re-imagining.

Thoughts!

1. The frosty setting is more symbolic than historically accurate–Hamilton and Burr dueled in July.

2. My goal was to finish the boards in a week. It took five days! My speed is improving.

3. When there is a Hamilton movie, it shouldn’t look anything like this. Just wanted to stretch my imagination a little.The best presentation for this monologue is one actor under a spotlight in a dark theater. @linmanuel @leslieodomjr hope you don’t mind the creative liberties. Your performances on the soundtrack are outstanding!

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humansofnewyork: “My wife and I were eating at a rib joint in…

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

humansofnewyork:

“My wife and I were eating at a rib joint in Key Largo, and we actually took out a piece of paper and made a pros and cons list. The ‘con’ list was pretty normal: time, money, things like that. I remember at the top of the ‘pro’ list was: ‘Full Human Experience.’ After our daughter was born, that became an inside joke with us. Every time she was screaming at bath time, my wife and I would look at each other and say: ‘Full Human Experience.’ The first three months were the hardest. Honestly, we wondered if we’d made a mistake. It was like a bomb dropped and eviscerated everything in our lives. But then our daughter started growing up, and learning to do things on her own, and we kept taking small steps back and getting more of our own time back. There’s an unexpected sadness to getting your life back. It’s like your getting laid off slowly from an equally grueling but joyful job. She’s ten now. And I’ll notice that she’ll be reading alone for an hour without getting bored and jumping on me. We used to make tents on the bed, now it’s more homework and YouTube. Sometimes she’ll go in her room for a long time and close the door. Her life is becoming hers and I’m fascinated by where it’s going to go. But it’s bittersweet that she needs me less and less.”

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Notes from 7th

Friday, June 19th, 2015

bonehandledknife:

The only white painted full life’s are war pups, otherwise apparently even imperator level war boys (full black and shiny greased heads) wear the white paint. The only ones wearing white on the Gigahorse is Immortan Joe and Nux, the rest were paintless and without tumors.

Good call whoever that was that pointed out when Furiosa says “redemption” they’re using shadows to paint her forehead black.

The only cars really able to catch up to the war rig going at full is the nux car and the interceptor, otherwise there were things like harpoons slowing the rig down. The rough riders were able to catch up as well.

Increasingly suspecting that Nux was highly ranked/regarded at least within war boy circles until the tumors started wrecking him. There are not that many cars with as many lances as his car has, not even in Furiosa’s convoy. I wonder if he’d had other lancers but they’d abandoned him, because there’s usually more than one per car.

Lances are rare (thus valuable) but guns are even more so. That’s why Ace had to get Furiosa out of the drivers seat to shoot up one of the spikey cars, nobody else had one. The most they had were lances and blow torches.

Now think about how many guns Furiosa had access to.

Fairly sure at this point that the direct gaze is a near direct consequence of center framing but it has amazing implications for gaze, voyeurism, and humanization. Will be posting more on this during the weekend, unless I get sidetracked by horror movie v fugitive movie visual tropes.

Not only were the wives not generally framed for objectification but there were many times when they were posed so that their bodies were shapeless lumps or was hidden by props like car doors and seat backs.

Max is such a tank, Nux may be way taller but his arms are so puny in comparison. But then Rictus is on a whole other level of ridiculous size, he was able to toss Max around like a doll. I really wanna see Furiosa fight Rictus though, because apparently she’s the only one Rictus can’t get past to get at the wives. The beat down must be epic.

Random headcanon that the bone on the knife is from Furiosa’s mother.

This movie is such a feast I swear. I managed to get video of several moments I wanted to talk about tho, welp, now my phone has no more space.

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redshoesnblueskies: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy: ooksaidthelibrarian: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy: oo…

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

redshoesnblueskies:

flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy:

ooksaidthelibrarian:

flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy:

ooksaidthelibrarian:

flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy:

Apparently cinema employees don’t know how long a movie will be playing until the last minute when they tell them to take down the posters.

How, then, am I supposed to plan out the rest of my life???

Inorite? I want to see it again next week, but maybe by then it’s too late. But Friday afternoon is not really convenient for me. On the other hand, it might be my last chance. Aaaaaahhhhhh.

There’s always piracy. Which I feel no qualms about here because I already went twice and will buy the dvd as soon as it comes out. But I want to see it again on the big screen!!!

I can’t go tomorrow, too much work to do, and I’ll be in the forest from friday til tuesday. I love the forest, I really do, but those walks through swamps and glades won’t be as serene as I had hoped if I have engines roaring in my head.

The closest cinema will be an hour’s drive away and they’re not even playing the damn movie!

Oh, I will probably stream it quite a lot, until the DVD is out. And leaf through the art book obsessively. But…but, but big screen! And I don’t even want to think about the sound.
Mr Ook and me will be getting a home cinema or whatever you call them in English at one point, that’s a consolation. Not exactly the same, but better than watching it on my laptop.

I need the art book, I just…can’t spend that right now. 

This is insane, I’ve gone completely bonkers for this film, it’s like I’m in love or on crack. It’s just a movie! With all the limits of a movie! It’s not frickin’ religion or love or a life calling, it’s a stupid movie.

And I’ve been playing it over and over in my head for eleven straight days now. My blog? it was kinda random before, now you see what it has become. 

I don’t want to talk or think about anything else.

I’m kinda scared actually??

I’ve pre-purchased the Amazon Instant Video version and I’m checking it every day going IS IT UP YEEEETTTT?  I’ll see it this week in the theater again (5th time…not that I’m counting), but it’s going to leave soooooon.  I already missed the chance to see it a second time in 3D, which I really wanted to do, cause I’ll never have 3D again – aaaaugh!  It was so effin’ spectacular in 3D *sob*.

I haven’t torrented anything in nearly a decade and don’t plan to start :P But if I did, the justification of ‘paid for 11 theater tickets, paid for Amazon streaming AND bought BluRay’ would be inspiring a kind of righteous entitlement manic cheer LOL!

THIS FUCKIN’ MOVIE

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[and here we have a demo of what this movie is doing to our psyches]

#THIS FUCKING MOVIE

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luckymag: Lupita Nyong’o in Elie Saab »

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

luckymag:

Lupita Nyong’o in Elie Saab »

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therewasagirlwhowantedtofly: tumblr should not be allowed to sponsor posts that have scary gory…

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

therewasagirlwhowantedtofly:

tumblr should not be allowed to sponsor posts that have scary gory shit on them. I don’t even get scared that easily, but I know for some people that stuff could send them into a panic attack. 

All the other sponsored stuff is stupid and annoying, but that’s just not right. 

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109pm: Golden Jelly-Bells Heterotextus peziziformis Steiglitz,…

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

109pm:

Golden Jelly-Bells

Heterotextus peziziformis

Steiglitz, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria
Early Winter, June 2014
Taken on 60mm Macro, Canon 600D

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“There’s not one Internet for deep-pocketed corporations and a separate Internet for everyone else —…”

Friday, May 16th, 2014

“There’s not one Internet for deep-pocketed corporations and a separate Internet for everyone else — there’s the Internet, and it belongs to all of us. That’s the way it’s always been. And that’s the way it should continue to be.
 
But the FCC could change all of that by giving big Internet providers — corporations like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, AT&T, and Verizon — the power to pick and choose which traffic reaches consumers quickly—and which doesn’t.
 
Net neutrality has made the Internet a platform for innovation and economic growth. For example, YouTube started as a relatively small outfit above a pizzeria in a strip mall. YouTube wanted to compete with Google, which had an online video product called Google Video (later Google Videos). Net neutrality guaranteed that YouTube’s and Google’s videos would travel to consumers at the same speeds. Google wasn’t able to pay for a fast lane or any other unfair advantage. Even though Google was a bigger, wealthier, more established company, it had to compete with YouTube on a level playing field. And YouTube ultimately won because it offered a better product.
 
That’s what net neutrality is all about. There’s not one Internet for deep-pocketed corporations and a separate Internet for everyone else — there’s the Internet, and it belongs to all of us. That’s the way it’s always been. And that’s the way it should continue to be.
There aren’t many places left where every American can participate on an equal footing with deep-pocketed corporate interests. Our campaign finance laws are in shambles, giving uber-wealthy, often-anonymous groups free rein to amplify their voices over those of the general population. Our tax code is littered with special benefits for special interests. The rules of our civil justice system have been rewritten to insulate corporations from wrongdoing against workers and consumers. But the Internet remains an arena where the quality of one’s products, the value of one’s services, and the persuasiveness of one’s ideas matter more than the depth of one’s pockets. The FCC needs to keep it that way.”

Senator Al Franken: Chairman Wheeler’s proposal would put start-ups and small businesses at a huge disadvantage. And the new costs created by this scheme will be passed along to consumers, who already are being squeezed by their cable and Internet bills. Big corporations will win; everyone else will lose. Americans never have tolerated this sort of thing, and we shouldn’t start now, especially as the biggest Internet providers are trying to get even bigger through mega-mergers. (via wilwheaton)

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Michael: I work for my family’s newspaper, I play a lot of video games, and I smoke a lot of —

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Michael: I work for my family’s newspaper, I play a lot of video games, and I smoke a lot of —
Wendy: Hams! Yes you do. You smoke those hams, and they’re delicious.

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yulinkuang: mock-hells-hero: lily and james | 500 days of…

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

yulinkuang:

mock-hells-hero:

lily and james | 500 days of summer-esque (kinda-)au

I just really wanna know about how they made it rain I want to see pictures of the rigs

I have a whole video for that once the series is concluded. I scoured the internet looking up different rain rigs, we landed on two of which were quite simple and one which was a little more involved with PVC pipe and sprinkler head nozzles. We used different rigs in different shots. Our DP

onthewallnow

figured out where the rain could fall in relation to the lights and camera – lights are just important as the rigs themselves to get the rain to read on camera. We ran camera tests of the rain before production to compare how the rigs worked individually. My lovely mechanical engineering roommate who designs theme parks and roller coasters as her real life job helped me a lot through the building of the main rig.

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copperbadge: Jeremy Brett was dying, and knew he was dying, in…

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

copperbadge:

Jeremy Brett was dying, and knew he was dying, in the last handful of episodes he filmed. According to his coworkers, near the end, he sank deeper and deeper into the character; being Sherlock Holmes seemed to be the only thing that gave him comfort. 

I read the books before I ever saw a film version, and you’d be hard-pressed to find an actor as Holmes I don’t like, but Jeremy Brett was my first, and he will always be my Holmes. 

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