nowyoukno:

This is a photo of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. The photo was posted on February 11 after an awards ceremony in which Wilson received a commendation for “extraordinary effort in the line of duty.” Source

nowyoukno:

This is a photo of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. The photo was posted on February 11 after an awards ceremony in which Wilson received a commendation for “extraordinary effort in the line of duty.” Source

lennykravitzscarf:

a cop just threatened to shoot the livestream operator in the face please continue to boost the stream links all over so that these journalists life and death efforts reach as many people as possible

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That was not supposed to be one big block of ramble. Apparently Tumblr is not acknowledging my paragraphs no matter how many times I edit it. Fantastic. Now I’m twice as self-conscious about opening my mouth as I was before.

killerville:

my fav part of gotg was when peter quill told that alien girl “i honestly forgot you were even here.”

it’s like james gunn was talking directly to me, a girl in the audience who was trying to enjoy the media he clearly created for only the boys in the audience.

I’ve been trying to let this post slide, but I can’t stop thinking about it. I’m a girl. I am a huge MCU fan. I’ve seen GotG 3 times and I’ll probably see it again. Let me tell all of you a few things about this scene. 1- That was taken nearly word-for-word from the comics. It’s not just a gag aimed at making the fanboys laugh. It was an ode to its source material and an accurate depiction of Peter Quill’s life at that time. 2- In regards to Star-Lord: I honestly believe he didn’t know Bereet was there. It was a (possibly drunken) one night stand. He probably thought she had left the Milano and was still on whatever planet they had met on. This was not someone he spent a lot of time with. He didn’t even know her name! I don’t think for one second that he wouldn’t have yelled out a warning if he thought she was still there. He may be an ass, but he is not 100% a dick. 3- While I can’t really speak for James Gunn as a person, from the little I know of his works, trying to push aside the girls in favour of the guys is not how he rolls. He may rely on his experience and point of view as a man, but he has not written women as inferior in the 4 other films of his that I have personally seen. 4- NICOLE PERLMAN. First woman to ever been given writer’s credit in a Marvel film. She has been trying for years to be heard and taken seriously in the sci-fi industry. Because of GotG, it has been announced that she’s currently working on the treatment for the Black Widow movie and, if we’re lucky, it will still be in her hands when it comes into existence. Do you really think she would forget about the fangirls while she has been fighting for us all this time? Finally, I ask all of you this: What if this was Petra “Star-Lady” Quill? What if she didn’t know her bar hookup was still on board? What if it was her saying “Sorry - I honestly forgot you were here”? Would we still be having this conversation, or would you be cheering her on?

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chasewoods:

The Events in Ferguson will one day make a great movie for white people to feel guilty about and give an academy award to

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realfart:

pacolionheart:

jagkskellington:

Please stop fucking stereotyping white people in this whole Ferguson situation. Not all white people want to take guns and go outside to shoot black people. Not all white people hate black people. Not all white people think what…

psychoticrambling:

Land of those who fight to be free
and the home of the brave

psychoticrambling:

Land of those who fight to be free

and the home of the brave

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tamorapierce:

aliasofwestgate:

justira:

Reblogging not just because special effects are cool but because body doubles, stunt doubles, acting doubles, talent doubles — all the people whose faces we’re not supposed to see but whose bodies make movies and tv shows possible — these people need and deserve more recognition. We see their bodies onscreen, delight in the shape and motion of those bodies, but even as we pick apart everything else that goes on both on and behind the screen, I just don’t see the people who are those bodies getting the love and recognition they deserve.

We’re coming to love and recognize actors who work in full-body makeup/costumes, such as Andy Serkis, or actors whose entire performances, or large chunks thereof, are motion captured or digitized (lately sometimes also Andy Serkis!). But people like Leander Deeny play an enormous part in making characters such as Steve Rogers come to life, too. Body language is a huge part of a performance and of characterization. For characters/series with a lot of action, a stunt person can have a huge influence on how we read and interpret a character, such as the influence Heidi Moneymaker has had on the style and choreography of Black Widow’s signature fighting style. Talent doubles breathe believability and discipline-specific nuance into demanding storylines.

Actors are creative people themselves, and incredibly important in building the characters we see onscreen. But if we agree that they’re more than dancing monkeys who just do whatever the directors/writers say, then we have to agree that doubles are more than that, too. Doubles make creative decisions too, and often form strong, mutually supportive relationship with actors.

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Image 1: “I would like to thank Kathryn Alexandre, the most generous actor I’ve ever worked opposite.”

Image 2: “Kathryn who’s playing my double who’s incredible.”

[ Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany on her acting double, Kathryn Alexandre, two images from a set on themarysue, via lifeofkj ]

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I’ve got a relationship that goes back many, many years with Dave. And I would hate for people to just see that image of me and Dave and go, “oh, there’s Dan Radcliffe with a person in a wheelchair.” Because I would never even for a moment want them to assume that Dave was anything except for an incredibly important person in my life.

[ Daniel Radcliffe talking about David Holmes, his stunt double for 2001-2009, who was paralysed while working on the Harry Potter films. David Holmes relates his story here. Gifset via smeagoled ]

With modern tv- and film-making techniques, many characters are composite creations. The characters we see onscreen or onstage have always been team efforts, with writers, directors, makeup artists, costume designers, special effects artists, production designers, and many other people all contributing to how a character is ultimately realized in front of us. Many different techniques go into something like the creation of Skinny Steve — he’s no more all Leander Deeny than he is all Chris Evans.

But as fandom dissects the anatomy of scenes in ever-increasing detail to get at microexpressions and the minutiae of body language, let’s recognize the anatomy in the scenes, too. I don’t mean to take away from the work Chris Evans or any other actors do (he is an amazing Steve Rogers and I love him tons), but fandom needs to do better in recognizing the bodies, the other people, who make up the characters we love and some of our very favourite shots of them. Chris Evans has an amazing body, but so does Leander Deeny — that body is beautiful; that body mimicked Chris Evans’s motions with amazing, skilled precision; that body moved Steve Rogers with emotion and grace and character.

Fandom should do better than productions and creators who fail to be transparent about the doubles in their productions. On the screen, suspension of disbelief is key and the goal is to make all the effort that went into the production vanish and leave only the product itself behind. But when the film is over and the episode ends, let’s remember everyone who helped make that happen.

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[ Sam Hargrave (stunt double for Chris Evans) and James Young (stunt double for Sebastian Stan, and fight choreographer), seen from behind, exchange a fistbump while in costume on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Image via lifeofkj ]

I applaud these guys as much as the suit actors in my japanese tokusatsu shows. They do just as much work. 

Hat’s off to them, and my thanks for all they do.

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kim-jong-chill:

what a difference 50 years can make

or not

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aspacebetween:

normcore-dad:

Shout out to Al Jazeera straight up showing a video of their reporters getting tear gassed during a live interview of the Ferguson police chief denying that they are tear gassing journalists.

Yeah, Chief. Those lights on the tripods look really menacing.

alltsar:

to everyone saying “what has happened to our world”

alltsar:

to everyone saying “what has happened to our world”

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fallontonight:

Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue; August 13, 2014
[ Part 1 / Part 2 ]

fallontonight:

Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue; August 13, 2014

Part 1 / Part 2 ]

lalondes:

i know there’s a lot going on right now but let’s please not forget that the steubenville rapist went free this week and is back on his high school’s varsity football team

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theorlandojones:

I’ve been incredibly blessed in my life with the ability to earn a good living telling stories. I’m not naive to my privilege or the opportunities it affords me.
But there are still too many places in America where I’m a nigger (even though they couch it in a different vernacular) born in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. And I’ve been reminded of this on the too frequent occasions in my adult life where I’ve been pulled over by cops for no legitimate reason (other than the ones they came up with after the fact).
So I wonder…
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown what photo would they use?

theorlandojones:

I’ve been incredibly blessed in my life with the ability to earn a good living telling stories. I’m not naive to my privilege or the opportunities it affords me.

But there are still too many places in America where I’m a nigger (even though they couch it in a different vernacular) born in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. And I’ve been reminded of this on the too frequent occasions in my adult life where I’ve been pulled over by cops for no legitimate reason (other than the ones they came up with after the fact).

So I wonder…

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown what photo would they use?