imaspongeboblover:

Colpa delle Stelle, John Green

This is the feeling. The Fault in our stars. Gosh, I thought I was prepared. I read the book, for fuck’s sake, I KNEW ! Then I went to the cinema. Then I watched the movie. Then everyone in the theater was crying. And crying. And crying … c_c

imaspongeboblover:

Colpa delle Stelle, John Green

This is the feeling. The Fault in our stars. Gosh, I thought I was prepared. I read the book, for fuck’s sake, I KNEW ! Then I went to the cinema. Then I watched the movie. Then everyone in the theater was crying. And crying. And crying … c_c

fishingboatproceeds:

SO SO SO SO SO SO EXCITED that the brilliant Jacqueline Woodson's book Brown Girl Dreaming is a New York Times bestseller.
It’s a fascinating and beautiful memoir-in-verse about the way that history shapes the lives of individuals, and how one girl grew up. Woodson is one of our best and smartest writers for children, but as an adult who has read this book twice in the last couple months, I can tell you that this book is truly for everyone.
YAY YAY YAY YAY.

fishingboatproceeds:

SO SO SO SO SO SO EXCITED that the brilliant Jacqueline Woodson's book Brown Girl Dreaming is a New York Times bestseller.

It’s a fascinating and beautiful memoir-in-verse about the way that history shapes the lives of individuals, and how one girl grew up. Woodson is one of our best and smartest writers for children, but as an adult who has read this book twice in the last couple months, I can tell you that this book is truly for everyone.

YAY YAY YAY YAY.

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justira:

Reblogging not just because special effects are cool but because body doubles, stunt doubles, acting doubles, talent doubles — all the people whose faces we’re not supposed to see but whose bodies make movies and tv shows possible — these people need and deserve more recognition. We see their bodies onscreen, delight in the shape and motion of those bodies, but even as we pick apart everything else that goes on both on and behind the screen, I just don’t see the people who are those bodies getting the love and recognition they deserve.

We’re coming to love and recognize actors who work in full-body makeup/costumes, such as Andy Serkis, or actors whose entire performances, or large chunks thereof, are motion captured or digitized (lately sometimes also Andy Serkis!). But people like Leander Deeny play an enormous part in making characters such as Steve Rogers come to life, too. Body language is a huge part of a performance and of characterization. For characters/series with a lot of action, a stunt person can have a huge influence on how we read and interpret a character, such as the influence Heidi Moneymaker has had on the style and choreography of Black Widow’s signature fighting style. Talent doubles breathe believability and discipline-specific nuance into demanding storylines.

Actors are creative people themselves, and incredibly important in building the characters we see onscreen. But if we agree that they’re more than dancing monkeys who just do whatever the directors/writers say, then we have to agree that doubles are more than that, too. Doubles make creative decisions too, and often form strong, mutually supportive relationship with actors.

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Image 1: “I would like to thank Kathryn Alexandre, the most generous actor I’ve ever worked opposite.”

Image 2: “Kathryn who’s playing my double who’s incredible.”

[ Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany on her acting double, Kathryn Alexandre, two images from a set on themarysue, via lifeofkj ]

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I’ve got a relationship that goes back many, many years with Dave. And I would hate for people to just see that image of me and Dave and go, “oh, there’s Dan Radcliffe with a person in a wheelchair.” Because I would never even for a moment want them to assume that Dave was anything except for an incredibly important person in my life.

[ Daniel Radcliffe talking about David Holmes, his stunt double for 2001-2009, who was paralysed while working on the Harry Potter films. David Holmes relates his story here. Gifset via smeagoled ]

With modern tv- and film-making techniques, many characters are composite creations. The characters we see onscreen or onstage have always been team efforts, with writers, directors, makeup artists, costume designers, special effects artists, production designers, and many other people all contributing to how a character is ultimately realized in front of us. Many different techniques go into something like the creation of Skinny Steve — he’s no more all Leander Deeny than he is all Chris Evans.

But as fandom dissects the anatomy of scenes in ever-increasing detail to get at microexpressions and the minutiae of body language, let’s recognize the anatomy in the scenes, too. I don’t mean to take away from the work Chris Evans or any other actors do (he is an amazing Steve Rogers and I love him tons), but fandom needs to do better in recognizing the bodies, the other people, who make up the characters we love and some of our very favourite shots of them. Chris Evans has an amazing body, but so does Leander Deeny — that body is beautiful; that body mimicked Chris Evans’s motions with amazing, skilled precision; that body moved Steve Rogers with emotion and grace and character.

Fandom should do better than productions and creators who fail to be transparent about the doubles in their productions. On the screen, suspension of disbelief is key and the goal is to make all the effort that went into the production vanish and leave only the product itself behind. But when the film is over and the episode ends, let’s remember everyone who helped make that happen.

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[ Sam Hargrave (stunt double for Chris Evans) and James Young (stunt double for Sebastian Stan, and fight choreographer), seen from behind, exchange a fistbump while in costume on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Image via lifeofkj ]

I applaud these guys as much as the suit actors in my japanese tokusatsu shows. They do just as much work. 

Cuuuuteee *^*

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Love the fandom

felixuta:

Wish of Love | via Tumblr pe We Heart It.

Love the fandom

fuckyeahleaseydoux:

~Léa Seydoux for Elle Korea, April 2013
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fuckyeahleaseydoux:

~Léa Seydoux for Elle Korea, April 2013

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"Some people would like you to believe that a book consists of relationships between words, but that’s not true: It is in fact about relationships between people."
Joël Dicker (The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair)
I see food ! #dog #michael # friend #family

I see food ! #dog #michael # friend #family

Il mio motto ! ;) #tattoo #trials #prove #pen #DoOrDie #30STM

Il mio motto ! ;) #tattoo #trials #prove #pen #DoOrDie #30STM

methoticalmemento:

Best host ever!!

Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe praise each other’s kissing skills x

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Saving Taiwan’s Rainbow Village

To view more photos and videos from Taiwan’s Rainbow Village, explore the 彩虹眷村 Rainbow Village location page.

In the hills outside Taichung in western Taiwan, a tiny village shines with bursts of color.

Every day, an elderly veteran—known locally as Grandpa Rainbow—adorns the walls of a former veterans’ retirement home with colorful paintings. His work has led to the town’s nickname: Rainbow Village. The village is under threat of demolition for development, but locals continue to petition for the relics to remain while avid Instagrammers travel to see Grandpa Rainbow’s intricate handiwork.

nprbooks:

Image: A typical Russian kitchen inside an apartment built during the early 1960s. (Courtesy of The Kitchen Sisters)
In 1953, the death of Joseph Stalin brought on a new era of Soviet life – one in which Russian families were able to move out of cramped, communal flats into their own private apartments, with their own private kitchens.
These Soviet kitchens became hotbeds of dissent and culture — especially when it came to forbidden literature. They were a place where people could read and exchange samizdat, or self-published books and documents.
“Samizdat was the most important part of our literature life,” says Alexander Genis, a Russian writer and radio journalist. “And literature was the most important part of our life, period. Literature for us was like movies for Americans or music for young people.”
Genis and his family read The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn together in their kitchen:

"It’s a huge book, three volumes, and all our family sat at the kitchen. And we were afraid of our neighbor, but she was sleeping. And my father, my mother, my brother, me and my grandma — who was very old and had very little education — all sit at the table and read page, give page, the whole night. Maybe it was the best night of my life."

That’s just some of what we learned from the Kitchen Sisters’ history of Soviet kitchens — you can find out more here.

nprbooks:

Image: A typical Russian kitchen inside an apartment built during the early 1960s. (Courtesy of The Kitchen Sisters)

In 1953, the death of Joseph Stalin brought on a new era of Soviet life – one in which Russian families were able to move out of cramped, communal flats into their own private apartments, with their own private kitchens.

These Soviet kitchens became hotbeds of dissent and culture — especially when it came to forbidden literature. They were a place where people could read and exchange samizdat, or self-published books and documents.

Samizdat was the most important part of our literature life,” says Alexander Genis, a Russian writer and radio journalist. “And literature was the most important part of our life, period. Literature for us was like movies for Americans or music for young people.”

Genis and his family read The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn together in their kitchen:

"It’s a huge book, three volumes, and all our family sat at the kitchen. And we were afraid of our neighbor, but she was sleeping. And my father, my mother, my brother, me and my grandma — who was very old and had very little education — all sit at the table and read page, give page, the whole night. Maybe it was the best night of my life."

That’s just some of what we learned from the Kitchen Sisters’ history of Soviet kitchens — you can find out more here.