Wonder Woman by Cliff Chiang.
The best there is.
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431,394 notes07:31 PM . 14 September 2014
for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
But, remember, women never did anything in history.
I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always
56 notes08:58 PM . 08 September 2014
Photo by Joseph Pascual
Here’s the full version of the interview that I did with one of my filmmaking idols, Lav Diaz, for Philippine Star Supreme. In this long conversation, we talk about Lav’s beginnings, his filmmaking style, his memories of Martial Law, and how his cinema fits in the digital age.
What is your first memory of cinema?
We lived in this very remote area of Maguindanao. I grew up in the middle of the forest, but about two hours drive from our place, through a rough road, was Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat. There were four theaters there, and my father was a movie addict. He would bring us on the weekends. We would get there by Saturday morning and go home Sunday night. We watched the whole gamut, all the genres — action, horror, Hong Kong movies, Hollywood movies, Filipino cinema. What I liked watching was action — Bruce Lee stuff, Fernando Poe, Jr. was a favorite then, James Bond, of course, and also the slapstick comedies of Dolphy and Chikito. All the fares in the theaters were double bills, so we were watching eight movies a week. It was virtually a film school.
At what point did you get the idea of making films yourself?
It started in college when I watched, and I remember what a strong impact it had on me, “Godfather 1.” I was like, “Wow. What is this? This is stunning.” I saw it at the Delta Theater. Then our teacher assigned us to watch “Maynilia Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag” and write a reaction paper. With my classmates, we watched that film at the Coronet Theater in Cubao and then we talked about it the whole night, about how beautiful the film was and how good Lino Brocka is. This is where it started, where I got the idea, that, “Ah, instead of me doing music” — because music is what I really wanted to do, I was in bands — “maybe I can do cinema.” These two films were landmarks for me as a young man.
But then, I looked at cinema and went, “This seems to difficult.” I would peek at shoots in Manila and see there were so many trucks, so many lights, and I said, “How am I going to do this? How will I become a director?” But I started thinking about it; that maybe, just maybe, I can. That’s why I started paying attention to cinema, and there were cinema books at the Rizal Library at Ateneo, I would read them — the reviews, the biographies of directors. So that started it.
4,032 notes11:17 PM . 31 August 2014
The little things and moments that didn’t make it to the Harry Potter movies:
- the Giant Squid
- the Hogwarts kitchens
- Harry’s watch
- treacle tart
- "OI! There’s a war going on here!"
- Firenze as Divination teacher
- meeting Neville and his parents at St. Mungo’s
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I like how everyone seems like they’re dead tired and Thor’s just there going
'om nom nom this is a shawarma nom nom nom'
Notice how Clint and Natasha seemed to have appropriated half of each others’ chairs.
and I think Tony is just realizing that he literally died and was scared back to life by the man to his left
and steve, being the senior citizen, is simply nodding off
Also, the dude behind the counter just nonchalantly making shawarma for the goddamn Avengers like they come in every day.
#meanwhile loki is outside tied to the bike rack with mjolnir on his chest
I’ve reblogged this about five times already and I dont plan on stopping
10:15 AM . 04 August 2014
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With only very minimal knowledge of Firefly, I’ve realized how it’s very much like meeting a beautiful girl who’s also funny and witty and all kinds of wonderful, but I’m scared I’ll fall madly in love with her knowing she’s only got one month left to live.
29,657 notes02:16 AM . 23 July 2014