#CrazyRichAsians is headed for a monster opening, and it’s essential to look at why. A full 38% of viewers so far have been Asian—we’re COMING OUT for this film as we never have in cinematic history.
But another 24% of viewers are black or Hispanic: *viewers are 62% nonwhite*.
The book #CrazyRichAsians was based on was a NYT bestseller. When the target for the book is described by folks in publishing, they say “white female, summer read, book club, 35-54.” That audience isn’t who’s filling theaters—yet.
They’re the ones who might take this to $100M.
If you haven’t seen it yet, a small spoiler. After the first 15 minutes of #CrazyRichAsians, you will not see another nonwhite person on screen. Not even in background shots. And the only white people with speaking roles get played like dominoes. In the first five minutes.
"Camila, você disse que as galáxias morrem?"
Antes de mais nada, não fique triste, as #galáxias não morrem exatamente "assim como nós". O que realmente acontece é que as galáxias deixam de formar estrelas. Digamos que elas se aposentam.
Ok, agora que você tá mais tranquilo, vamos começar.
Quando as galáxias estão formando estrelas, elas são azuis. Em contrapartida, quando elas se aposentam, elas se tornam vermelhas. O porquê das cores vai ter que ficar pra outro dia ok? O que eu estudo está entre os dois!
I know the world is on fire and we're protesting today to keep families together, but I feel like the ongoing saga that is THE LAST JEDI "debate" is a microcosm of what's going on in America. (1/?)
There is a loud vocal minority of #StarWars fans that can't move the hell on from TLJ. They are mostly white, male, and older. They demand Lucasfilm "Make Star Wars Great Again" and by that, they mean white, male, and older. (2/?)
These dudes were not prepared by society for a world that does not revolve around them. They are angry and confused and it makes them belligerent. They're out here demanding reshoots and new versions of TLJ that cater to them because....reason? (3/?)
I was rewatching #StarWars Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back last night and was thinking about how they tie in nice and neatly with #TheLastJedi and how Rian Johnson masterfully uses parallel imagery and precise dialogue cues to close out Luke Skywalker's arc. Here goes:
Luke may have been optimistic in saving Anakin from the dark side of the Force, but his lack self-control and fear of the dark side, and what it did to his father, was the weakness the Emperor was trying to exploit. Johnson carefully weaves that into the hut scene with Ben.
The Emperor knows that it only takes a brief moment for the journey to the dark side to be complete. Luke fought off the anger as best he could, honourably at that, but it's his fear of the dark side, the fear of becoming like his father, that gets the better of him.
to do this by making the unconscionable decision to make a trilogy w/o a treatment set in stone. Sure the story can organically change as you progress, much like a TV series, you add or remove elements but you fit them into the overall story & it only stays if it helps THE story.
If you look at TLJ & TFA side by side it’s hard to imagine that they fit in the same universe, let alone the same storyline. While TFA wasn’t perfect, it gave TLJ open plot lines that fans were eager to follow. Instead,
Gillar ni den här tweeten, så får ni en tweet om hur det är att vara #blind i #Sverige. Upp till 150 st eller 2 dygn, vilket som kommer först.
Det är naturligtvis enbart baserat på mina egna erfarenheter.
1) I Sverige finns inga lagat som reglerar blinda personers tillgång till utbildning i Punktskrift. Många blinda personer är därför också analfabeter, kan inte rösta, får ingen samhällsinformation, etc.
2) För er nördar - punktskrift är en slags 6-bits binär kod.
I have FINALLY ranked all of #StarWars based on screen time for women. This is now canon. Don't @ me.
43% Last Jedi
37% Force Awakens
35% Rogue One
23% Return of the Jedi
22% Empire Strikes Back
20% Phantom Menace
18% Attack of the Clones
17% Revenge of the Sith
15% A New Hope
Obviously the list won't include #SoloAStarWarsStory until it's available to buy. I actually think it might score reasonably well, although it doesn't pass the Bechdel test (the other Disney films do BUT BARELY)
And OF COURSE I'm really sorry to score your fav A New Hope last, I really am, and I thought the prequels were awful too BUT @rianjohnson wins here for giving women almost equal screen time and TLJ passing the Bechdel test more than once. Them's the rules so...
Boba Fett has always been one of my favorite #StarWars characters, so I put together a thread on the character's genesis and why fans have gravitated to him over the years.
The 1979 Kenner #BobaFett action figure, more than any film appearance, is responsible for the bounty hunter's popularity; American media scholar Henry Jenkins suggests children's play helped the character "take on a life of its own."
The character's origins begin in March 1978, when Joe Johnston designs a SuperTrooper / SuperCommando in white armor that would become the iconic bounty hunter.
#38 #TheFloridaProject 3,5/5 30 menit berlalu gue hanya melihat penggambaran kenakalan anak-anak, namun kebelakang makin intens menyentuh sisi lain kehidupan single parent, Ekonomi dan krama keluarga Amerika. Tapi best supporting role untuk Willem Dafoe kok agak berlebihan yah?
#39 #JusticeLeague 3/5 jadi ini cuman buat ngelawan Steppenwolf, Batman dkk bakar dupa dan melakukan ritual klenik untuk membangkitkan Superman dari kuburan? ..... hhhmmmm. Beklah.
#40 #TheSquare 3/5 Perwakilan Swedia untuk Oscar 2018 ini agak membosankan, 2 masalah utama disajikan, pekerjaan di museum seni dan hp yang hilang berbuntut masalah panjang, yg menarik tampilan Terry Notary sbg Apes di gala dinner dan anak kecil yg dituduh mencuri hp. Sisanya meh
1. В большинсте случаев во время диалогов персонажи просто стоят или медленно идут. Связано это, скорее всего с тем, что актеры играли на "зеленке", и сами не знали, что им делать. А Лукас, видимо, забил хер. Вспомните 4-й эпизод, где даже в пещере Оби Люк что-то смотрел, крутил
1.5 ну и еще забавная вещь: в большинстве случаев персонажи в диалогах (или молча) стоят у окна. Видимо это единтвенное, чем мог заполнить пространство Лукас.
Before I shut down for the holidays, a few thoughts on #StarWars#TheLastJedi.. Where to begin? Well, to start, it’s the first blockbuster I can remember that demands you scan all edges of the frame. A wide screen has rarely been used this dynamically.
Not to get all David Bordwell on you guys but most blockbusters still do center their action in the middle of the frame regardless of the widescreen format, so what Rian Johnson does is incredible - worthy of Kurosawa, Tati, Preminger, film's masters of widescreen aesthetics.
Then you have the story, a brilliant deconstruction of mythic tropes many #StarWars fans have taken for granted. Johnson’s film says, quite explicitly, that maybe the Jedi weren’t that great, that we can build people and groups up into legends - and maybe legends are overrated.
Certes il y a cette manière de voir les choses : "on réduit une princesse valeureuse en esclavage et hop on la met dans un costume sexy pour appâter le spectateur mâle". Je pense que c'est une vision biaisée et qui loupe l'essentiel.
Ce costume est imposé de force par un tortionnaire (Jabba). Plus tard, Leia se saisira des chaines de son collier pour étrangler ce dernier. Elle se sauve toute seule, comme la vraie guerrière qu'elle est et se débarrassera bien vite de cette tenue.