Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

halfwaythruthedark said: My family ALWAYS laugh/cries at that “Oh Daddy” in It’s A Wonderful Life. The best stories have the courage to be melodramatic, even if they’re called OTT.

Wow, that is a good point. People treat melodrama like it’s a flaw all the time, but when well-placed, it can be really effective.

dansmonarbre said: That scene in It’s A Wonderful Life cracks me up every time. That and The Empire Strikes Back lines, I say them with them every time and just die.

I say them along with the movie too! I even quote it when the proper situation gives me the opportunity too, like if my dad says we can’t go on vacation until a month later than we planned or something lol.

You know, the Empire bit is kind of funny too, because Luke looks like he’s trying to bite into that pole thing he’s gripping onto.

The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?

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Portrait of a very young Louise Brooks, when she was at the dance school


Portrait of a very young Louise Brooks, when she was at the dance school

Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)


me: stop being racist please

family:  listen… liberal hippie trash ….u dont know anything abotu the world….

Have you ever watched a movie you like/love and you take the scene you’re watching seriously, but something about it makes you laugh every time?

Okay, that was a clunky description, let me use an example. In It’s a Wonderful Life, there’s a part where Jimmy Stewart yells at his family and one of his kids cries, “Oh, daddy! *sob*” And it’s a dramatic, well-done moment, but the kid’s delivery of the line makes me laugh, even though her delivery is fine. I hate laughing at it, but I cannot help it.

Or there’s the big “NOOOOO” in The Empire Strikes Back. It’s well-done and even kind of raw, but I always laugh, probably because it’s been parodied so many times.

And then there’s the over-the-top Romeo + Juliet, specifically the double suicide scene, which is actually heartbreaking. But then Claire Danes, right after DiCaprio snuffs it, goes, “Buh-huh-HUH!” It’s supposed to be an ugly, raw sob, but it makes me laugh.

God, I feel like an idiot, but has this ever happened to anyone else?


A few more pictures (original post here) of Dulaang UP's concurrent productions of Measure for Measure and a new Filipino translation, Hakbang sa Hakbang, opening tomorrow! Break legs!

pineamongtheoaks said: Almost looks more like a production of Beauty and the Hagrid, than it does Beauty and the Beast

LOL, how apt!