Hey I'm Kylie. I don't Tumbl too much, I'm mostly here for the clever and pretty things other people post. When I do post the topics are so random I really don't expect anyone to follow me.
Also, I hate all the tumblr themes :[
Quentin Tarantino, “The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing”
this is a weird documentary. they use the default pronoun “he” to refer to editors, yet time and again there’s creepy shit in there about the way male directors, with their massive egos, have used these “invisible” non-celebrated women collaborators for their own self-aggrandizement
also tarantino sounds like a fucking sexist prick here
esp. given the fact that women in Hollywood are simply not allowed the opportunities as a director that a white man like him received
they’re second-place little helpmeets who are disallowed from the big time
and they’ve got to ~nurture~ you without getting the kind of credit you get as a white male director
It’s double gross because the drop of editing quality in Django was SO DAMN OBVIOUS. Sally Menke was who defined that delicious postmodern visual handwriting for him (and it’s shameful I only learned that late in art school, after years of considering myself “a film buff”), and her passing is a great loss to the craft.
I didn’t know Sally Menke’s name or how much of the work attributed to The Great Tarantino is hers before tonight
it’s sickening how women’s artistic genius is erased
and Tarantino got exactly what he wanted: someone to “nurture” him and make him look good as an artist
and never be spoken of
never take any of the limelight from him
because fucking nobody cares about women and their achievements
and white male directors have been and continue to be the little feted monstergod babies of Hollywood
Film editing is one of those positions that women take because they can’t get hired as directors. Kind of like how women in the comics industry end up as colorists because noone wants them as the headline artist.
How many great directors have partnered consistently with female editors? A lot of them. Scorsese is a great example. Thelma Schoonmaker has edited every single one of his films since 1980, starting with Raging Bull. She is instrumental to his success. But is she a household name like Scorsese is? Of course not.
Imagine a world where she directed her own films, and what those films could have been like. I’m not saying all film editors wish they were directors or anything. But it’s no coincidence that the position most open to female moviemakers is the most unsung, and that’s part of why there are so few female directors today.
dana-rama tagged me. Those I’ve tagged below.
Rules: You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to, so hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, itunes, media player, etc. and write down the first 20 songs, then pass this onto 10 people.
One Rule: No skipping
This is only the climax of the song, the part everyone knows. I’m not classy enough to listen to the whole thing.
3. Northshore - Tegan and Sara
10. Hell - Tegan and Sara
11. Nothing to Remember - Neko Chase
12. What the Water Gave Me - Florence + The Machine
13. The Man I Knew - Dessa
14. Drove me Wild - Tegan and Sara
15. Call Me Newt - Ramin Djawadi
16. Escape - Susumu Hirasawa
Err, no easy link for this one. It’s on the Paprika soundtrack
17. Girlfriend - Icona Pop
18. Cancelling the Apocalypse - Ramin Djawadi
19. Kiss the Ring - My Chemical Romance
20. Pacific Rim - Rmin Djawadi
Oh god most of that music is from before most of my followers were born…
I accept your tag dana-rama, even if it took me a few days to find it…
if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future
because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive
our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.
Fiction is often a mirror to the society from which it comes.
Right now, it’s dystopian stuff everywhere.
Wonder why that is. Huh. Hm. Hmmm.