She tells us a story from the past with such a conscience of our present. —Jean-Paul Scarpitta, Marie Antoinette opera consultant on Sofia Coppola’s vision for the film
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) dir. Wes Anderson
Unlike most films, in which random and often repeated text is used, every time a newspaper article appears it is a detailed and complete depiction of the events in the headline.
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - Teaser Trailer - July 28th, 2014
I guess this group appeals to me? I didn’t know Facebook groups were still a thing.
i’ll always love you ‘cause we grew up together and you helped make me who i am. i just wanted you to know there will be a piece of you in me always, and i’m grateful for that. whatever someone you become, and wherever you are in the world, i’m sending you love. you’re my friend to the end.
— her (2013)
It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –
I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.
So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.