all you need to know about me
*sips hot water*
District 9 (2009)
"evening on couch"
Acrylic and oil on canvas
Hieronymus Bosch, Adoration of the Magi (Oil on panel), dated between 1468 and 1560,
L and I at the post office.
just reminding everyone that the director of blue is the warmest colour, abdellatif kechiche, is fucking awful
- lea seydoux: “We spent weeks shooting scenes. Even crossing the street was difficult. In the first scene where we cross paths and it’s love at first sight, it’s only about thirty seconds long, but we spent the whole day shooting it—over 100 takes. By the end of it, I remember I was dizzy and couldn’t even sit. And by the end of it, [Kechiche] burst into a rage because after 100 takes I walked by Adele and laughed a little bit, because we had been walking by each other doing this stare-down scene all day. It was so, so funny. And [Kechiche] became so crazy that he picked up the little monitor he was viewing it through and threw it into the street, screaming, “I can’t work under these conditions!” [x]
- asked if they would ever work with kechiche again, both actresses, adamantly said no, and elaborated:
Adèle: Yeah, because you can see that we were really suffering. With the fight scene, it was horrible. She was hitting me so many times, and [Kechiche] was screaming, “Hit her! Hit her again!”
Léa: In America, we’d all be in jail. [x]
- just read this and tell me this guy is not obviously manipulative and scary as hell:
Léa: The thing is, in France, it’s not like in the States. The director has all the power. When you’re an actor on a film in France and you sign the contract, you have to give yourself, and in a way you’re trapped.
Adèle: He warned us that we had to trust him—blind trust—and give a lot of ourselves. He was making a movie about passion, so he wanted to have sex scenes, but without choreography—more like special sex scenes. He told us he didn’t want to hide the character’s sexuality because it’s an important part of every relationship. So he asked me if I was ready to make it, and I said, “Yeah, of course!” because I’m young and pretty new to cinema. But once we were on the shoot, I realized that he really wanted us to give him everything. Most people don’t even dare to ask the things that he did, and they’re more respectful—you get reassured during sex scenes, and they’re choreographed, which desexualizes the act. [x]
- and of course kechiche’s response is gross as hell: ”How indecent to talk about pain when doing one of the best jobs in the world!” the 52-year-old French-Tunisian filmmaker told reporters in his native tongue. “The orderlies suffer, the unemployed suffer, construction workers could talk about suffering. How, when you are adored, when you go up on a red carpet, when we receive awards, how we can speak of suffering?” [x]
- he even fucking threatened to take seydoux to court: “Miss Seydoux, who after having repeatedly thanked me publicly and privately and having wept in my arms at Cannes for allowing her to take on this noble role … has, against all odds and all personal coherence, radically changed her attitude toward me…I will come back. It is for her to explain in court.” [x]
not to mention the fact that many critics of the film have criticized the lesbian sex scenes as pandering to the male gaze (although this is up for debate and i haven’t seen the film myself)
if you’re gonna watch it then torrent it because i don’t want this misogynistic abusive piece of shit to make any more money off this film tbh
Had fun with some simple tea leaf illustrations for Emily. These are my favorites out of a larger set.
No Doubt - Don’t Speak
" Don’t speak
I know just what you’re saying
So please stop explaining
Don’t tell me cause it hurts
I know what you’re thinking
I don’t need your reasons
Don’t tell me cause it hurts”