I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
someone explain to me what the fuck i just watched
one of the greatest scenes ever put on film
If the youth of tumblr don’t know Beetlejuice, then WE HAVE FAILED THEM.
Unless you have seen THIS, you have never seen anything LIKE this.
This is my favorite fight sequence from the film Chocolate.
Summation: A young autistic woman, Zen, collects debts from people who owe her mother money, in order to pay for her ailing mother’s medical care. She is able to do this because she has an incredible kinetic memory: she learns to fight by mimicking Bruce Lee films and the fighters at the dojo next door.
There are almost no films in which the main protagonist is autistic, much less an autistic woman of color. This movie isn’t about what Zen means to other people; it’s about Zen’s motivations, needs, wants, and the journey to hone her skills. As an autistic person, seeing this kind of depiction of a capable, dynamic autistic character in film is extremely heartening, to say the least.
In this scene, the best fighter in the antagonist’s gang is a young man with Tourette’s Syndrome. The subtext of the scene is that Zen will have difficulty predicting his moves because his tics throw off her pattern-recognition-based kinetic memory.
This is one of my favorite movies, EVER.
I highly recommend it.
Well that was actually surprisingly awesome.
So one of my favorite things about WALL-E is how, even though it takes place in a future where humans have screwed up the Earth big-time, and we’re living in this impersonal complacency dystopia and everything, all the human characters (or at least the ones we meet at the time of the narrative) are good people.
And like, in that vein, I love Captain McCrea’s arc—his sense of wonder at discovering the vast, complicated beauty of our Earth; his shift, when his romantic notions are shattered, not to despair but to heroism; the way he takes on the true meaning of what has been a cushy figurehead position, and becomes a real decision-maker and leader.
But another thing that always really catches my attention is the little scenes when WALL-E meets John and Mary. WALL-E doesn’t look or act like the Axiom robots, so they both react to him with some confusion—but at the same time, they automatically return his politeness. Just by the simple act of exchanging names, they accept WALL-E’s invitation to engage with him, and they begin to count him as a friend. John and Mary don’t do anything big to impact the main conflict or anything. But it means a lot that when their routines are interrupted by a strange robot, their first impulse isn’t to be annoyed or suspicious, but to be friendly and nice without a second thought.
And these positive qualities aren’t limited to the humans that have been directly touched by WALL-E’s eccentricity. When the deck tilts in the climactic scene, everyone reaches out and tries to help each other. Everyone cheers for the captain when he stands up to AUTO; everyone feels for WALL-E and EVE in their moment of tragedy. And everyone seems excited and hopeful about the prospect of returning to Earth and starting something new.
I just really love the optimism in this movie. I love how the story posits that being kind and caring and curious and brave really is the natural state of humanity, and it’s just that sometimes we need a little push to remind us of that.
This analysis actually made me cry almost as much as the movie.
This movie you guys.
If you haven’t seen “Deep Blue Sea” (the one with the murder sharks, NOT the one with Tom Hiddleston) you are missing out on a really really fun high production value B monster movie.
Literally the only problem I have with this ridiculous movie is all the super-intelligent killer sharks die.
Horror Films With Incredible Poster/Cover Art:
From top left:
- Blue Monkey (1987)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
- Rabid Grannies (1988)
- Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)
- Street Trash (1987)
- Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
- The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
- The Video Dead (1987)
- Fright Night (1985)
- The Video Dead (detailed close-up - 1600 x 1000px)
As far as I’m concerned, there are few things in the world more beautiful than 1980’s poster art, particularly in the horror genre. Bright, bold colors and painstaking attention to detail, lovingly hand-painted by various masters of their craft. They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore.
I wish posters were still made like this.
Part of me still doesn’t believe that this is animation and that they had to have filmed this somewhere because holy crap
Yeah, I should probably watch this movie at some point
If you want to use your money to show Disney you’ll support them if they make more movies about folklore from other cultures, buy a copy of Arjun: The Warrior Prince instead of a ticket to see Frozen on November 27th. The film was written and directed in India, Inspired by the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata, and co-Produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
Supporting Disney’s effort to branch out and give studios in other countries funding to tell their own stories does more to show them the direction you want them to head than skipping another movie they’ve made. Boycotting one movie tells them what you don’t like, supporting another shows them what you do.
Plus, if they see movies like this selling well in America, it stands a better chance of convincing them to make more like it in America.
Or… I will stop posting strangely emotional video mashup things when I’m DEAD.
This made me giggle a lot. I’m sad they didn’t include the Fourth Doctor in State of Decay thwapping a thing and then exclaiming in wonder “Definitely Earth technology!” when it worked again.
I know jackshit about Percy Jackson, but these hippocampus designs are really beautiful, I love how they did the pectoral fins/forelegs.
I KNEW I SAW THESE ON THE POSTER FDDDFSFDRRAAAR
The foreleg-fins are actually a very nice interpretation of the way hippocampi legs appear in classical art, which has always bothered me slightly physics-wise and has been beautifully mended by this design (though I do kinda wish they’d kept the mantis shrimp armour a little bit).
I remember people applauding in the cinema
LIGHT YEARS (aka Gandahar or Metal Men)
“In a thousand years, Gandahar was destroyed and all of its people killed.
A thousand years ago, Gandahar will be saved, and what can’t be avoided will be.”
Just finished watching the 2006 Doraemon movie: Nobita’s Dinosaur*. Shit man, I forgot how good that show is. I don’t think I’ve had as much fun watching a movie in a long time. Accurate location-specific dinosaur species and time appropriate flora, an adorable Futabasaurus, an anime-style fight** between a tyrannosaur and a sauropod that I forget the name of but identified by Doraemon as “certainly not a Diplodocus”, arial chase scenes with Quetzalcoatlus, hilarious bad guys, fucking awesome time-tunnel dogfights, and general good feels all around. I have a link here but it’s unfortunately just in japanese, though I’m sure there are sub and dub versions around.
If you’ve seen Doraemon around but have no idea what he or the show is all about: Imagine Doctor Who but with 8 year olds, and instead of the Doctor we have the TARDIS as a blue cat-shaped robot from the future with an extradimensional pocket full of cool stuff. He comes out of Nobita’s desk drawer, where a time rift just happens to be located. Here he is fixing his time machine like an adorb.
*not actually a dinosaur
**yeah I’m not kidding
okay, hold up. i have been so upset about this. do you see this young man? he deserves a goddamn nomination if not being handed the fucking oscar, okay. here’s why:
1. this fucker had never acted before. he only was at the auditions because his brother was auditioning and he BRIBED him to come for A MOTHERFUCKING SUBWAY SANDWICH.
2. i don’t know if you know this, but there was NO tiger in any damn scene when he is on that damn boat. HE IS LOOKING AT AIR AND I BELIEVED THERE WAS A FUCKING TIGER IN THE MOVIE UNTIL AFTER I WATCHED AN INTERVIEW WHERE HE SAYS THERE’S NO DAMN TIGER. HE WAS SUCH A GOOD ACTOR I THOUGHT THERE WAS AN ACTUAL TIGER.
3. HE DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO SWIM. look, this kid lied about being able to stay afloat, but HE LEARNED AT LIKE 18 TO SWIM FOR THIS MOVIE. HIS PART IN THE MOVIE IS SURROUNDED BY WATER. MAN, I’VE BEEN SWIMMING SINCE I WAS TWO AND I WOULD STILL BE DYING IF I WAS DOING HALF THE SHIT HE PUT UP WITH IN THAT WATER. HE COULDN’T SWIM. LIKE WATER WAS CONSTANTLY DROWNING HIM. I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF HE NEVER GOES NEAR THE WATER AGAIN AFTER THE AMOUNT OF TIME HE WAS ALMOST DROWNED.
4. if this is not enough to convince you, also look how cute he is and keep in mind that he NEVER GOT THAT FUCKING SUBWAY SANDWICH.
thank you for your time and if you haven’t seen the movie, go see it because it is amazing and i am very passionate about it as you can see.
somebody get that motherfucker a sandwhich
I just watched Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief for the first time last week, and then just yesterday I found out they’re releasing a second one. I am amused by the coincidence, but I’m not sure how I feel about it seeing as I got so mad at the mythology mangling of the first one.
I think my breaking point was when they made Hades- both the place and the god- into a fiery satanic blaze. What, did he like, have a merger with christianity or something??? The Greco-Roman depiction of hell as a cold, lethargic, sorrowful place of infinite boredom has always been one of my favorite things about the mythology, and I think it says a lot about the mentality of their culture. The afterlife was shit, you were supposed to make as much out of life as you possibly could while you were still living, not wait around for some paradise at the end.
…I’ll probably watch the new Percy Jackson anyway at some point because I’m pretty sure it has hippocampi. Also because Posidon. hurf