I’m getting scared as fuck to be alive right now.
Don’t let it disappear. Not now, not ever.
Seriously, did anyone have more fun making the Harry Potter movies than Kenneth Branagh?
I’m sorry but this is one of those pictures I *have* to reblog whenever it appears on my dash.
WAIT WAIT WAIT IS THIS THE GUY WHO DIRECTED AND ACTED IN HAMLET? THE PERSON IN THE HAMLET FILM THAT I’VE BEEN WATCHING IN CLASS?
Yes this is the guy!
And he also directed Thor
gilderoy lockhart directed thor?
he also played miguel in Road to El Dorado
he literally did every shakespeare play and made the movie, playing the lead
or did he just wipe the directors minds and put his name in the credits?
I take exception to the majority of the casting decision in the HP movies, but there literally could not have been a more perfect choice for Lockhart.
OR DID HE JUST WIPE THE DIRECTORS MINDS AND PUT HIS NAME IN THE CREDITS
yes es yes
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Disney vs. 7 early fairytales
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
I am so happy about this post, you have no idea.
That sounds really cool. How did they find competing versions of the oral stories other than the Grimms’ tales?
Also, I kind of like the idea of Belle and the Beast just cuddling in bed, not doing anything more than kissing.
Watching this (and fearing broken ankles with each loop) I can’t helping thinking about that old quote Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.
But no, if you watch closely you’ll see she doesn’t even step on the last chair. That means she had to trust that fucker to lift her gently to the ground while he was spinning down onto that chair. That takes major guts. I’d be pissing myself and fearing a broken neck if I were in her place. Kudos to her.
I can’t stop watching this.