phantom celluloid

This is a tumblr masquerading as a companion to my blog.
litchfieldprisonblues:

THIS IS LESS THAN TWO MILES FROM MY HOUSE BUT I HAVE TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW AND I’M GOING TO CRY SO MUCH

I could walk here from work!!!!!

litchfieldprisonblues:

THIS IS LESS THAN TWO MILES FROM MY HOUSE BUT I HAVE TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW AND I’M GOING TO CRY SO MUCH

I could walk here from work!!!!!

B-movie television: the Feminist Frontier
"These shows can be sloppy. They throw out loose ends that don’t get tied up. But they leave you with something to chew on. Like the best B-movies of yore, these television shows reveal honest ideas about our time, wrapped up in a sweet package that leaves us always wanting more. Unlike the movies, though, these shows provide more jobs for women than cinema does. And the team-based structure helps to ensure that the prestige is distributed more evenly. When it comes down to it, women need to write and create our own stories. We need to represent ourselves in all of our diversity. In commercial cinema, we’re fighting a losing battle. While the landscape on television isn’t a whole lot better, it offers a ray of light that may eventually lead us to greater representation in popular media."
Click here to read the whole article 

B-movie television: the Feminist Frontier

"These shows can be sloppy. They throw out loose ends that don’t get tied up. But they leave you with something to chew on. Like the best B-movies of yore, these television shows reveal honest ideas about our time, wrapped up in a sweet package that leaves us always wanting more. Unlike the movies, though, these shows provide more jobs for women than cinema does. And the team-based structure helps to ensure that the prestige is distributed more evenly. When it comes down to it, women need to write and create our own stories. We need to represent ourselves in all of our diversity. In commercial cinema, we’re fighting a losing battle. While the landscape on television isn’t a whole lot better, it offers a ray of light that may eventually lead us to greater representation in popular media."

Click here to read the whole article 

The only thing you need to make a film is to not be afraid of anybody or anything. John Cassavetes said that. John was inspiring, but he was also direct. He knew that there was no time to be indecisive, or to worry about whether the decisions you’ve already made were right or wrong, good or bad. I think that for John, there was no such thing as a “mistake”—you can only move forward, you can never move backward, and you can profit from absolutely everything.

Martin Scorcese from the book, “Tell Me Something: Advice from Documentary Filmmakers”  (via bbook)

This is inspirational and everything, but possibly only true if you’re a white man?

(Source: thedocpost, via bbook)

I started writing in college. I had a great playwriting teacher who said ‘you should write’. It almost hadn’t occurred to me that that was something I could do. I was a theater fanatic when I was in high school and –– Wendy Wasserstein? Caryl Churchill? I could count on one hand the women I knew who wrote plays. Every great American playwright was a man. And so I just sort of were like, ‘they’re men, they’re probably smarter than me, I can’t do it’. And then someone was like ‘Why did you ever think that? You can totally do it.’ But I think if you don’t have examples, it’s very hard to imagine yourself doing it.

[ Greta Gerwig on the importance of women as screenwriters | x ]

(Source: queencorazon, via afternoonsnoozebutton)

I was in the ladies room and that Jennifer Lawrence approached me and said, “Jessica, I love you. Let’s chat later.” Then off she goes! Flits away like some kind of little bird. I mean, honestly. Chat? With a child? What on earth could we possibly have to chat about?

—Jessica Lange (Vanity Fair)

(Source: twinpeaking, via gillyanderson)

irathecat:

Ira and his pet Taco taking a bookcase nap.

I’m dying

irathecat:

Ira and his pet Taco taking a bookcase nap.

I’m dying