Rest in peace, Robin Williams (1951-2014)
“Before ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ I had played a different version of kind of the same person in every movie,” he said. “It’s been a bit of a survival mechanism my whole life to kind of play the dummy, and get laughs, and goof around.” But seeing himself in that role broadened his sense of possibilities. “It was another element to myself,” he said, “that I just hadn’t seen.” [x]
Sometimes if I scroll past a Tim Curry gif too fast I can’t tell if it’s from Rocky Horror or It.
1919 - Charlie Chaplin shows the Bishop of Birmingham how he gets into his tramp persona.
Throughout the film, Jon tellingly refers to Barbara as a “beautiful thing” instead of “person.” This says so much about not only the characters in the film but also men and women in general. Jon sees Barbara as an object to be obtained, but it doesn’t occur to Barbara that she’s being objectified: in fact she seems flattered. The women in these scenes all see this as romantic and sweet.This is what happens in society: women are objectified constantly, in film and television and advertising and it trickles into real life. Not only are we fed these images and ideas, but we’re taught that this is acceptable and that this is something we should want. This movie isn’t just about porn and addiction: it’s about how whatever we see on the screen can affect society.
"I’m a soldier. I volunteered. I’m not walking away." Rita Vrataski, Angel of Verdun & Full Metal Bitch