James Poniewozik article in this week’s Time about the rise in phallocentic TV shows that perpetuate gender roles. Seriously, guys? *insert rant about gender roles and pretentious references to Showalter, Killbourne, and “Tought Guise”*
There is absolutely no way for me to know which movie was my first. But the first live-action movie I saw in theaters was The Parent Trap, and I remember seeing Finding Nemo in theaters the day I got braces. So. Here. Have the weirdest gif in the history of gifs I have made.
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”—Khalil Gibran (The Prophet)
Incredible teachers and lawyers are basically incredible actors, incredible performers. A song is basically a monologue. It is a monologue except when you sing there are different frequencies to it. You’re telling a story, you have an objective, you have an emotion you’re trying to convey. It’s basically the same thing. You really do have to think of everything as (being about) telling a story and giving someone a reason to give a crap about what you are doing and why it’s important. Whether you’re an actor or singer, it’s about connection. Your goal is to connect as closely as you can. You’re using the same stuff (motivation).
I found this and haven’t seen it posted— it’s a transcript of an interview Darren did for a recent SAG panel. It’s really interesting and covers a lot about Glee’s casting process, shooting schedule, the evolution of the Blaine role, etc etc. Very long but some new information I found very interesting. The source is linked at the end!
After the episode [Never Been Kissed] was screened the mod made an announcement that Darren’s manager called and said he’d be fifteen minutes late because he was late leaving the rehearsals for the Glee tour.
Darren came onstage and sang a ditty apologizing for being late.
Darren: That’s an old Beatles tune, “Sorry That I’m Late”. It’s on the B-side of “Revolver”.
(he notices a group of girls in the front and points to them)
Darren: Starkid! (they were wearing Starkid tee-shirts, his theatre company)
Mod: Let’s start at the beginning. Tell us a little about how this journey started.
When you get there, it’ll show the website’s logo on the video screen. Just click it and it will continue to the game. Beneath the game are the controls for how to play on your keyboard, those can be changed by right-clicking on the game :)
I felt the need to share this with any other 90s Disney children that ever played this game or wanted to. I’ll admit, it is a little hard to play it using keyboard controls, but I used to be a beast at it when I was younger and had my SEGA Genesis, lol. (same with The Lion King)