This was going to be a serious grown-up blog, but instead it's just a bunch of reblogged tv gifs. SORRY.
Turkish illustrator Murat Palta appropriates Ottoman style and applies it to classic western film, the result (according to the artist) is a combination of traditional and contemporary.
Can you guess them all?
1. Kill Bill
5. The Shining
7. A Clockwork Orange
Movie Trailer of the Day: Olivia Munn and Paul Schneider can’t get pregnant because he’s “shooting blanks.” So Schneider and his pals hatch a plan to steal back from a sperm bank his own deposit from years before. There’s no way this could possibly go wrong.
Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, of Super Troopers and Beerfest fame, The Babymakers is in theaters August 3.
Fraggle Rock Movie of the Day: It’s official: A Fraggle Rock movie is happening.
Rango co-writer Jim Byrkit and former Cartoon Network exec Alex Manugian will pen the script, and The Jim Henson Co. and the Montecito Picture Co. are producing.
No word yet on when production will begin.
Feminist Frequency on race and casting for The Hunger Games
I’m going to diverge on a tangent that may reveal my own caucasian ignorance.
This particular issue has come up multiple times when I’ve been discussing The Hunger Games film with friends and family, and every time I nod thoughtfully without comment.
Because truthfully… I don’t think I know what an olive skin tone is supposed to look like. I never noticed that book Katniss’ description didn’t match the actress I’d seen on movie posters.
It looks like olive skin covers a wide range - I see women in these results who identify as latina, black, and caucasian. (Is there a more anthropologically correct word for either latina or black? My caucasian ignorance is showing again!)
((Oh - and I find it interesting that not a single man shows up in these results until page 3.))
I don’t have much of a concluding point to this… Just that I now feel better informed. And that I better understand the bogusness of that casting call.