I think I quote this scene more than any other in the movie.
Favourite Movies: The Green Mile↳ “They usually call death row ‘The Last Mile’, but we called ours ‘The Green Mile’, because the floor was the color of faded limes. We had the electric chair then. Old Sparky, we called it. I’ve lived a lot of years, Ellie, but 1935 takes the prize. That was the year I had the worst urinary infection of my life. That was also the year of John Coffey and the two dead girls.”
Favorite Movies: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner).
About time for a summer Star Wars marathon, methinks…
New Trailer: ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’ - Dec 20
Directed by Adam McKay, starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carrel, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate.
omfg when Journey started playing I lost it….yayyy!
shitsnacks, I love the Big Lebowski piece.
Cetaceans do not belong in captivity for the sake of entertainment. Sea World is a disgrace, and I’m glad someone is finally speaking up about this issue in a way which can reach more than just a handful of caring people.
i hope people against seaworld are vegan… wouldnt make any sense to not be
That trailer gave me chills! Can’t wait to watch it.
It’s so sad that parks like Sea World are collectively accepted as a way for children to experience wild animals (how I was raised to view them, anyway), at such great expense to the animals’ well-being. The “forced to live your life in a bathtub” comment struck me in particular. We should raise our kids to appreciate WILDlife in the WILD, not in a completely false environment that is, in fact, extremely harmful to them. Not to mention, it’s so much more fascinating and magical to encounter wildlife by chance in its own environment.
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.
Her name was known in my house, I hope it’s known in many, many more in the future.
This is a GOOD ASS documentary and you should watch it if you haven’t yet! I learned a lot from it AND it’s on Netflix.
Film Meme - (1/1) Year - 1994
The top grosser worldwide was The Lion King, which to date stands as the highest-grossing traditionally-animated film of all time. Domestically in North America, it was slightly overtaken by Forrest Gump, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and a second consecutive Academy Award for Best Actor for Tom Hanks. There were also several popular action films, including Speed and True Lies. In the comedy realm, there was The Mask and Four Weddings and a Funeral, the latter of which shocked Forrest Gump to win the BAFTA award for Best Film. 1994 also featured the watershed Quentin Tarantino film and Palme d’Or winner, Pulp Fiction. Although a box office disappointment when originally released, 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption, based on a Stephen King short story, would later find great popularity in home video and TV airing. It would eventually be regarded as one of the films considered the greatest ever. (x)
Holy shitballs, 1994 was a damn good year!
favorite movies: titanic (1997)
“I’ve never spoken of him until now. Not to anyone. A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson and that he saved me. In every way that a person can be saved. I don’t even have a picture of him. He exists now… only in my memory.”
dammit, I meant to re-watch this yesterday but I was to lazy to download it (only have it on VHS and no VCR wahhh)
they call him clawed monet