One of my favourite episodes of The Misadventures of An Awkward Black Girl

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leeannestoddart:

I’ve never had my picture taken in front of the #bull. Since I don’t live here anymore I gave myself permission to act like a tourist. #birminghamuk #bullring #touristinmyhometown

I don’t think I’ve done this either - need to add to a new to do list i think!

leeannestoddart:

I’ve never had my picture taken in front of the #bull. Since I don’t live here anymore I gave myself permission to act like a tourist. #birminghamuk #bullring #touristinmyhometown

I don’t think I’ve done this either - need to add to a new to do list i think!

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When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.

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The great actress/writer/director Julie Delpy visited the AFI Campus to speak with Fellows as part of the Harold Lloyd Master Seminar series. Here she shares a story about working with legendary director Krzysztof Kieślowski. In 1993, she was cast by Kieślowski to play the female lead in ‘Three Colors: White,’ the second film of Kieślowski’s ‘The Three Colors Trilogy.’ Delpy also appeared briefly in the other two films in the same role. See also: Julie Delpy on Kieślowski.

If you were to turn the camera on yourself, what would you say?
Kieślowski: I turn the camera on myself in all my films. Not all the time, perhaps, but often. But I do it in a way so nobody can see it. And although I want you… [corrects himself] … us to be successful in our work, I won’t reveal it. —‘Krzysztof Kieslowski: I’m So-So…’ (1995)

“Film-making doesn’t mean audiences, festivals, reviews, interviews. It means getting up every day at six o’clock in the morning. It means the cold, the rain, the mud and having to carry heavy lights. It’s a nerve-racking business and, at a certain point, everything else has to come second, including your family, emotions, and private life. Of course, engine drivers, business men or bankers would say the same thing about their jobs. No doubt they’d be right, but I do my job and l’m writing about mine. Perhaps I shouldn’t be doing this job any more. I’m coming to the end of something essential to a film-maker — namely patience. I’ve got no patience for actors, lighting cameramen, the weather, for waiting around, for the fact that nothing turns out how l’d like it to. At the same time, I mustn’t let this show. It takes a lot out of me, hiding my lack of patience from the crew. I think that the more sensitive ones know l’m not happy with this aspect of my personality.

Film-making is the same all over the world: I’m given a corner on a small studio stage; there’s a stray sofa there, a table, a chair. In this make-believe interior, my stern instructions sound grotesque: Silence! Camera! Action! Once again l’m tortured by the thought that l’m doing an insignificant job. A few years ago, the French newspaper Libération asked various directors why they made films. I answered at the time: ‘Because I don’t know how to do anything else.’ It was the shortest reply and maybe that’s why it got noticed. Or maybe because all of us film-makers with the faces we pull, with the money we spend on films and the amounts we earn, with our pretentions to high society, so often have the feeling of how absurd our work is. I can understand Fellini and most of the others who build streets, houses and even artificial seas in the studio: in this way not so many people get to see the shameful and insignificant job of directing.

As so often happens when filming, something occurs which causes this feeling of idiocy to disappear. This time it’s four young French actresses. In a chance place, in inappropriate clothes, pretending that they’ve got props and partners they act so beautifully that everything becomes real. They speak some fragments of dialogue, they smile or worry, and at that moment I can understand what it’s all for.” —Krzysztof Kieślowski: I’m So-So…

I didn’t even know about that booklet. It’s a fascinating read! For more, see our archive under the tag, “Krzysztof Kieślowski.”

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danielnorris:

Moon by Daniel Norris - @DanKNorris on Twitter.

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Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are always male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.

And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.

distractedbyshinyobjects

re: feministing - for women, heart attacks look different

Things I did not know, but should.

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This is a post that might save a life. 

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My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males. 

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Couldn’t have been better weather for my first day onsite at the Freedom tent in Cannon Hill Park ahead of the next Birmingham Opera Company production  KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry.
http://www.birminghamopera.org.uk

Couldn’t have been better weather for my first day onsite at the Freedom tent in Cannon Hill Park ahead of the next Birmingham Opera Company production  KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry.

http://www.birminghamopera.org.uk

My favourite quotes from the Oscars - and Twitter during the oscars

Oops  this has been in my drafts. Still love them so here goes.

Melissa Silverstein ‏@melsil  Mar 3

"Films with women at the center are not niche they are successful, make money and people want to see them" Cate Blanchett

Rotten Tomatoes ‏@RottenTomatoes  Mar 3

Yay, Her wins for Original Screenplay at the #oscars! All over the world, people are kissing their computers inappropriately.

Melissa Silverstein ‏@melsil  Mar 3

"I hope you never let fear or shame keep you from celebrating the unique people you are" Kristen Anderson Lopez

basically this entire speech:

"It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is due to so much misery in someone else’s." — @Lupita_Nyongo #Oscars

Albert Brooks ‏@AlbertBrooks  Mar 3

This is the first time I’ve ever seen Tyler Perry dressed as a man

@JoshMalina: I thought Pharell would win Best Shorts. #Oscars

Best supporting actor #Oscar winner Jared Leto pays tribute to his mother in his acceptance speech. “Thank you for teaching me to dream.”

Phil Edwards ‏@Live_for_Films  Mar 3

"I think if you win tonight we should bring you the Oscar." Ellen proves she’s up to the minute on Jennifer Lawrence falling news #Oscars

Resolutions Update

A moment happened today which delighted me so much I needed to share it with strangers.

Operation pinabble wardrobe is such a success that people at work assume that I must be getting some! I am if course far too classy to confirm or deny it.

Really want to catch this show.

Yoruba Girl Dancing delivers a fabulous tribute to 10 Things I Hate About You.  If you don’t follow her blog already, you should, she’s witty, inciteful and predated tumblr’s penchant for beautiful men with her Friday Pretty posts.

Also her Rom Com props are outstanding.

explore-blog:

Happy birthday, media pioneer Clare Boothe Luce! Celebrate with her magnificent letter to her 18-year-old daughter. 

explore-blog:

Happy birthday, media pioneer Clare Boothe Luce! Celebrate with her magnificent letter to her 18-year-old daughter

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I still want to write my own Oscars summary, but simply have to share Chaz Ebert’s account. 

edwardspoonhands:

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bakathom:

I wanted to make a Doctor Who themed present for my friend's 21st. The gf pointed out Karen Kavett’s Doctor Who Guess Who and I really liked the idea.

But of course I needed to make it super difficult for myself so I decided to mix things up a bit by:

  • Redraw all the characters so that everyone is uniform and front on
  • Include the Doctors from all of the series
  • Make the game more accessible as a Guess Who game for non-Whovians (i.e. make sure there’s more than two of each of the following: male, female, hat, tie, glasses, and other typical Guess Who questions)
  • Try to make the cards look as close to the original cards as possible
  • Do all of this by said friend’s birthday

Spoiler: I didn’t finish this by my friend’s birthday. Or by Christmas. It was more of an early Valentines/late birthday/Christmas gift in the end, but it was all worth it. 

I might post some better photos of the finished product later, but for now these camera phone shots will suffice. Happy late Birthday/Christmas/early Valentines, Ness!

This is amazing! You’re a great illustrator :)

HOLY BALLS

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