Vilma, 19 years.
I like to sleep.
From now on, we won’t just face our worst fears, we will seek them out. We will find them, and cut out their hearts one by one, until The First shows itself for what it really is. And I’ll kill it myself. There is only one thing on this earth more powerful than evil, and that’s us. Any questions?
[“You think she dated him too?”]
(A Black Widow movie) is a no-brainer, folks. She’s been in two Marvel Studios movies, sure, and by all accounts she has a large role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. CCO Joe Quesada, when asked at NYCC about a female-led Marvel movie, asked the fan if she was excited for Winter Soldier, then said “You need to watch that movie. You need to watch that movie.”
But Joe, Marvel, that’s not enough. Scarlett Johansson is hot right now. She has a string of successes, is firmly entrenched in moviegoers’ minds as a member of the Avengers, and hey, Universal has already recognized her potential as a solo superhero: they’re filming Lucy, a female-led superhero movie starring Scarlett right now.
Hear that, Marvel Studios? That’s your opportunity to keep being the groundbreaking superhero leader passing you by. Start this one in production sooner rather than later.
Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes on the song "Lilies"
can we just talk about Joss Whedon’s script for the avengers?
there is so much more i can’t even begin
SEE HERE IS THE THING THO let’s talk about movie scripts.
This technique is totally not unique to Joss. I’ve read a handful of scripts (most of them popular action films) and they’re ALL LIKE THIS. And it just blows my mind because
THIS IS THE FINISHED PRODUCT. Like, if I were writing a novel, this would be the final draft. And it’s just fucking bro talk! It does it’s job perfectly, of course—he wraps up that entire scene of confusion with a simple “What the fuck?” instead of “Cap and Tony look at each other in confusion.”
It’s such an interesting difference in mediums, precisely because the script might be the final draft for the writer but it’s not the final draft of the product. I had a really difficult time adjusting to that mindset on the script I started writing last spring. (It’s crap. It’ll get better.)
When I first started reading scripts I wasn’t sure about this attitude—after all, I was reading scripts for blockbusters. Maybe this is just how already successful Hollywood bros write to each other? Like they already know each other, they’ve already been given the job, so they can just be more casual? But seeing this kind of clicked a switch for me—it’s just the technique.
WRITING IS SO FASCINATING DON’T YOU THINK
Bat for Lashes, A Wall (x)
orphan black meme: 10/10 scenes
orphan black meme: 8 visually beautiful scenes
IT’S FINALLY THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
I CAN FINALLY REBLOG THIS