An AU where for your entire life you’ve only seen black and white, until you receive the first touch from your soulmate and color blooms before your very eyes. The colors don’t stay when you’re alone, but when they’re there by your side and you’re touching? Everything is beautiful.
But what if you touch them and you look around and see all the colors, and beauty.You get caught in the moment and ask ”Do you see it too?” And they reply “What are you talking about?”
That’s okay, I didn’t need my heart.
Like a dragon flexing his wings in front of his prey… (x)
We’re all doomed…
He so knows what he’s doing…
Another thing that really sets him apart from his contemporaries. He can work a photo shoot like a super model. Not many other actors can do it to that level of sophistication and seductiveness.
i no longer believe that BC is not aware of the maximum damage he can now wield.
Flaunt is as if he ran a focus group of rapacious women prior, and grilled them. saying “ok? right so muscular arms? oookaaay. And you like lateral muscles under bespoke summer suits? *scribbling furiously* Little blond hairs? You like those? Ok… A glimpse of ankle? *nodding accommodatingly* oh and some of you… hang on, let me turn butcher paper over, some of you might have said you’d like me to look over my shoulder after muscle flex at you as if i were to take you on the stairs? did i get that right? Yes?" *changing pen colour to highlight*
in a photo shoot he does what he’s told. i’ve worked a couple for local photographers and the person having there photo taken has to stand, sit, look where the photographers want. it’s there and the magazines vision. the person is just filling it.
I should have been more daring [with The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes] but, unfortunately, the son of Conan Doyle was there.
I wanted to make Holmes a homosexual. That’s why he is on dope.
Look, we have been freed now from the Breen Office, or the Johnston Office, or that stupid thing.
In many respects, it’s terrifying because now any idiot and any pornographer can do anything.
But for the ones who are a little bit discriminating, who do it delicately, a grand new thing has opened.
But that was after [I made] Private Life.
The saddest thing about the film is that it was a waste of a year and a half of my life.
When you get to be my age, you say, 'Shit, if I just had the time back that I wasted on pictures that were failures.'
But I’m not ashamed of it. There are many pictures I wish I could scratch out, but this one I’m not ashamed of.
Billy Wilder, on his original intent for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.
- Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have stated TPLoSH was used as their main inspiration and “template” for Sherlock, and Gatiss considers Wilder to be one of “the best screenwriters in the world”. [x]
- On Holmes’ drug use in TPLoSH, Wilder has said: "I should have been more daring. I have this theory. I wanted Holmes homosexual and not admitting it to anyone, including maybe even himself. The burden of keeping it a secret was the reason he took dope." [x]
- "The Breen Office" is in reference to Joseph Breen, one of the primary film censors who applied the Hays Code of “moral censorship guidelines” to Hollywood productions from the 1930s onwards: [x]
- "The Johnston Office" is in reference to Eric Johnston, the president of the MPAA who took part in creating the Hollywood Blacklist, which denied employment based on alleged membership in or sympathy with the American Communist Party, involvement in progressive political causes, or refusal to assist in government investigations from the 1940s onwards. [x]
(Quote from ‘Brief Encounters: Lesbians and Gays in British Cinema 1930-1971’ [x])
I’ve spent a lot of time getting to where I’ve gotten by observing human behavior, so I’m really sensitive to it anyway. And you can’t help but feel that you’re on show, which on good days is fine — you breeze through it, and do whatever you do as a performer and a human being to just feel relaxed and comfortable in your own skin. But we all have days when we’d rather not show our face for whatever reason — because we’re hungover, withdrawn, whatever it may be, physical or emotional. And then it’s really hard. It’s really, really hard, because you just don’t want to engage with it. (x)
But does it matter that two middle-aged men with very large platforms were sitting at a table pathologising teenage girls’ sexuality – and making a whole load of potentially harmful assumptions about a topic they know literally nothing about? Absolutely.
Finally, a mainstream media article that presents the human side of fandom, and talks about why it’s important to have alternative forms of media.
I fangirl this woman so hard right now.