John Waters recalls the plot of Multiple Maniacs (1970) in I Am Divine (2013)
Films in 2014—#171 I Am Divine (Jeffrey Schwartz, 2013)
Sex, lies and videotape - Steven Soderbergh - 1989
Robert Redford and Paul Newman on the set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Directed by George Roy Hill
Films in 2014—#170 sex, lies, and videotape (Steven Soderbergh, 1989)
Anonymous asked: Hobson's Choice or Summertime?
Hobson’s Choice 4eva!
Tahar Rahim in The Cut (Faith Akin, 2014)
debuting at the Venice Film Festival
Anonymous asked: what do you think of whitewashing in hollywood? especially with ridley scotts exodus. white people playing Egyptians like it's still the 1950s.
it’s disgraceful. a shame bc i like ridley scott & the white lead actors in that movie, too. when you look at imdb, there are some actors of color in the cast (most notably ben kingsley), but they are playing supporting roles.
i think this about sums it up:
obvs there are so many factors at play here like the limited bankability of movie stars & studios not greenlighting movies without certain people in certain roles; so on the one hand, you can’t blame everything on scott or the actors, but on the other hand, you’ve got to hold the decision makers accountable & say, like, you know what, why not cast somebody like rami malek or tahar rahim instead of aaron paul (not the lead role, but a significant role that could go a long way in representation). why not shohreh aghdashloo instead of sigourney? or, how about, you know, like actual JEWS (hell, at least the ten commandments had edgar g. robinson).
i think you could probably have still funded this movie with bale as moses (in a compromise), but cast poc in those other three or four key roles, without much of an impact on box office. unfortunately, dollars are all that matter in hollywood & studios are inherently conservative. representation doesn’t even cross their minds, usually.
just remember when you think you’re so done that no one will ever be as done as paul rudd trying to answer questions about ANT-MAN at comic-con
hands in Au Hasard Balthazar
(dir. Robert Bresson, 1966)
French actor/director Jacques Tati looking at a sculpture.
Yale Joel, New York photography. October 1958.
Anonymous asked: Seem to recall you not liking The Shawshank Redemption. How would you feel if you saw it in a collection bookended by Shaun of the Dead and Sherlock Jr.? Like mine. Judge me.
i wouldn’t care at all, since it’s totally your choice to own whatever movies you want??
like, i’m not some psycho going around & burning all the copies of shawshank redemption in existence. that movie does not justify that kind of exertion of energy.