The above leads to this:
Which reminds me of this:
But we all know Spanky isn’t willing to answer specific questions.
I find the Pop Culture Detective‘s essays on sexism in today’s entertainment world extremely thought provoking.
Mikey makes excellent points here. Very depressing.
Sometimes the world’s greatest wisdom is found on a T-shirt:
Here’s Mayor Vaughn in “Jaws”:
A vile cretin who created a Fourth of July buffet of humans for sharks, because the interests of business was more important than children’s lives.
And he’s still in office in Jaws 2.
This is why you vote in November. The GOP is full of sharks. You need to elect someone whose going to get rid of them.
Attendees began explaining to the president that the VA had not made enough progress on the issue (Agent Orange) at all, to which Trump responded by abruptly derailing the meeting and asking the attendees if Agent Orange was “that stuff from that movie.”
He did not initially name the film he was referencing, but it quickly became clear as Trump kept rambling that he was referring to the classic 1979 Francis Ford Coppola epic Apocalypse Now, and specifically the famous helicopter attack scene set to the “Ride of the Valkyries.” Sources present at the time tell The Daily Beast that multiple people—including Vietnam War veterans—chimed in to inform the president that the Apocalypse Now set piece he was talking about showcased the U.S. military using napalm, not Agent Orange. Trump refused to accept that he was mistaken and proceeded to say things like, “no, I think it’s that stuff from that movie.”
What a douche.
Sadly, I’ve seen a lot of these movies and didn’t stop to think that they were all abusive behavior.
Time to rewatch the Lisbeth Salander movies:
I find “Movies with Mikey” one of the better film analysis channel on YouTube. From his FilmJoy channel, he just riffs on movies, bad and good, and gets into the heart of what cinema is as an art form. Like this episode from three years ago on the Martin Scorsese film “Hugo.”
And yes, Thomas Edison was a flailing bag of dicks. Just consider how much art never came into existence because the guy from Jersey was a flat out thief who destroyed an artistic genius.
And if you haven’t seen Georges Méliès’s “A Trip to the Moon,” spend some time with this:
This is what Méliès created 116 years ago. This is like traveling in a time machine and witnessing the world the way your ancestors did. “A Trip to the Moon” blew people’s minds when it came out. It influenced cinema from the beginning.
And Tom Edison made it so we didn’t get to see more great art Méliès could have created.