Motion Pictures at a Revolution

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As Anna (Morjana Alaoi) walks tepidly down the uncomfortably clean, chrome hallway, the overhead lights go on, one by one, revealing something akin to a claustrophobic passageway to Hell. There are pictures, blown up, on the wall. On them are bodies, gaunt, beaten, broken down, aesthetically comparable to Mengelian victims of experimentation. Up on the wall are “real life” martyrs, women and children who have submitted their bodies completely to pain. Their eyes are open, accepting not only every ounce of cruelty made upon them, but, seemingly on humankind in general.

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Torture Worn: Martyrs // The Movie Scene

aka the single most upsetting film I’ve ever seen.

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As Anna (Morjana Alaoi) walks tepidly down the uncomfortably clean, chrome hallway, the overhead lights go on, one by one, revealing something akin to a claustrophobic passageway to Hell. There are pictures, blown up, on the wall. On them are bodies, gaunt, beaten, broken down, aesthetically comparable to Mengelian victims of experimentation. Up on the wall are “real life” martyrs, women and…

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Martyrs

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theaudienceisthemessage:

This is an audio version of a text post I wrote here.

Yeah, I’m aware that my impression of Tony the Tiger is terrible.

theaudienceisthemessage:

Okay, so I’ve been meaning to write this piece for a few weeks now, so if I get into a hegemonic-oppression-nerd-rage, please forgive me. Also, it’s a long one, but I think you’ll really find it worth it. Or, it’ll just make you upset. Regardless, I recorded an audio version you can listen to…

Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.
Oscar Wilde (via theaudienceisthemessage)
We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. To make money is our only objective.

Michael Eisner, CEO of Disney (1984-2005), in an internal memo (1981)

Movies made under Michael Eisner:

The Black Cauldron (1985)
Oliver and Company (1988)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Newsies (1992)
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Aladdin (1992)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Cool Runnings (1994)
The Lion King (1994)
The Santa Clause (1994)
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (1994)
A Goofy Movie (1995)
Pocahontas (1995)
Toy Story (1995)
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
101 Dalmatians (1996)
That Darn Cat (1997)
Hercules (1997)
George of the Jungle (1997)
Air Bud (1997)
Flubber (1997)Mulan (1998)
The Parent Trap (1998)
A Bug’s Life (1998)
Mighty Joe Young (1998)
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Tarzan (1999)
Remember the Titans (2000)
The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Holes (2003)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

You can start questioning your childhood, now.

(via theaudienceisthemessage)

I walked down a corridor. By RJ LaRussa

tylekurner:

Oskar, the pre-pubescent protagonist of Let the Right One In, is about as pale as the snow that blankets the frigid landscape around him in Stockholm, Sweden. His hair is technically blonde, but looks so drained of its color it might as well be just as frosted as his skin. He’s emaciated, seemingly all skin and bone with no muscle to be found. His lips look like faint, thin grey lines on his face. He is, most importantly, androgynous looking. All of these elements that make of Oskar’s character, not to mention his slight personality, so timid and naïve, are enough to give the bullies at his school reason enough to violently harass him. Even at the tender age of 12, the roles in this society are set: if one does not demonstrate the perceived standard for masculinity (or, conversely, femininity, such as in Carrie), one is immediately ostracized. It’s nothing new. Oh, and Oskar just might be a young person in search of his queer identity.

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- Same Blood: Let the Right One In and Young Queerness // The Movie Scene

large let the right one in blu-ray11Oskar, the pre-pubescent protagonist of Let the Right One In, is about as pale as the snow that blankets the frigid landscape around him in Stockholm, Sweden. His hair is technically blonde, but looks so drained of its color it might as well be just as frosted as his skin. He’s emaciated, seemingly all skin and bone with no muscle to be found. His lips look like faint, thin grey lines on his…

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