SPOILER: joyce: “what are you doing?” will: “peeing.” SDJKSD THIS SCENE HAD ME ON THE FLOOR. LOOK AT HER FACE IN THE FIRST PHOTO SHE WAS SO WORRIED I’M NOT GONNA MAKE IT AND LOOK AT HER LIL SMILE. YEE YEE!
•"The Great Gatsby is American Shakespeare," DiCaprio admitted. "It’s truly an American story, so you have to get it right.
"I remember reading it at 15, in junior high school," he recalled, this past May. "However, the novel was far different from the Gatsby I read as an adult. I remember this hopeless romantic who was in love with this woman. He created this wealth just to hold her hand. To read the book as an adult was even more fascinating. The novel is nuanced. At the center for me now is this man who is incredibly hollow and searching for some sort of meaning in his life. He has attached himself to this relic that is Daisy. Yes, she is a relic. She is a mirage.”
Happy 25th anniversary to Reservoir Dogs, writer-director Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed and influential film debut about a group of black-suited career criminals held up in a warehouse after their planned bank heist goes awry, leaving two dead and one bleeding out. They start to contemplate on what went wrong and who set them up. When Tarantino burst into the scene with this film, he broke the mold for 90s independen cinema with the introduction of his many sensibilities such as pop culture references (the meaning behind Madonna's music), a energetic soundtrack consisting of 70s pop songs, graphic violence, non-linear story format and most of all his lengthy, colorful dialogue that drives the plot, sets up the personalities/dynamics of the characters (the diner scene in the beginning for ex.), and builds up tension in all it's hard-hitting and profanity-laced glory. Tarantino borrows (ok, steals) many elements of previous crime-related works from City on Fire (the main plot) to Taking of Pelham One, Two Three (color-coded alias) to create a refreshing spin on heist films that doesn't show the actual heist but relies on what make these tense, frantic and unforgiving men tic as they all try to handle the situation before they wind up killing each other like a bloodier take on a David Mamet play. For a relative newcomer with no formal film school background, Tarantino handles his stellar cast with ease, knows his way around the camera and possess the keen gift of shocking and surprising his audience with what's to come and touch on their own relatability when it came to these low lives delivering Tarantino's dialogue like everyday people. Ignored upon release, Reservoir Dogs is now seen as a cult classic that redefined crime films and paved the way for Tarantino's future as Hollywood's important filmmaker.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Is the Hand That Rules the World is a poem by William Ross Wallace that praises motherhood as the preeminent force for change in the world. The poem was first published in 1865 under the title "What Rules the World"●In the Stephen King novel Doctor Sleep, (his sequel to The Shining), he writes the line "the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world". Rebecca De Mornay played Wendy in the 1997 miniseries version of The Shining●The Gilbert & Sullivan operas Pirates of Penzance, and H.M.S. Pinafore are significant to the film. Both refer to a nanny switching babies. In Pirates of Penzance, the hard-of-hearing nanny accidentally apprentices an orphaned baby as a pirate instead of a pilot. In H.M.S. Pinafore, the noble-born Captain and a lowly sailor were switched by a nanny at birth, and when this is revealed, they both switch positions on the ship● The musical theme that is featured in the opening credits of the film (that Payton hums when strolling the baby through the park) is "Poor Wandering One" from The Pirates of Penzance●Arthur Sullivan is also cited when Michael and Emma are singing Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" in the bathroom at the beginning of the movie● The clock radio in the basement plays more music from the Pirates of Penzance. A poster of Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" can be seen on the wall●Director, Curtis Hanson also directed The River Wild starring Meryl Streep, L.A. Confidential starring Kim Basinger, and Kevin Spacey, and 8 Mile starring Eminem
#octobervinylchallenge D22 Surprise Find: Lost Highway soundtrack, the much more rare yellow with black smoke variant at Reckless last November. Mainly this was a surprise because when I preordered it from the UK, a couple weeks later they contacted me to say their supply was cut so I could take black vinyl (which was releasing later) or take a refund. Reluctantly accepted black because this soundtrack is incredible and this is the only vinyl press of a few tracks on it. Fast forward a few months.. started seeing people post their copies but hadn’t received mine. Randomly checked Reckless online on release day and they had one single copy!! I called to hold it immediately. Also emailed to cancel the back ordered UK copy. They issued a full refund but goofed up & still sent it. Being very apologetic Brits, they told me to just keep it. At that point, everyone was falling all over themselves trying to buy it. I could have sold it for quite a bit but instead gave it to Jeff’s roommate who is a huge Patricia Arquette fan. He absolutely loved it. Anyway, glad I found this and stoked it was randomly in an actual shop. #vinyl#records#losthighway#davidlynch#trentreznor#angelobadalamenti#davidbowie#nin#nineinchnails#thesmashingpumpkins#marilynmanson#90smovies#loureed#rammstein#soundtrack#octoberrecordaday#surprisefind