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Animals, Apparently, and Children: 4G 19:47 nonomella-deactivated20171016 Coraline is a masterfully made film, an amazing piece of art that i would never ever ever show to a child oh my god are you kidding me cthullhu Nothing wrong with a good dose of sheer terror at a young age whatthecurtains "It was a story, I learned when people began to read it, that children experienced as an adventure, but which gave adults nightmares. It's the strangest book I've written" Neil Gaiman on Coraline greenbryn @nightlovechild lierdumoa This is a legit psychology phenomenon tho like theres a stop motion version of Alice and Wonderland that adults find viscerally horrifying, but children think is nbd It's like in that toy story period of development kids are It's like in that 'toy story' period of development kids are all kind of high key convinced that their stuffed animals lead secret lives when they're not looking and that they're sleeping on top of a child-eating monster every night so they see a movie like Coraline and are just like "Ah, yes. A validation of my normal everyday worldview Same thing happened to me last Tuesday night. I told mommy and she just smiled and nodded redgrieve Stephen King had this whole spiel i found really interesting about this phenomenon about how kids have like their own culture and their own literally a different way of viewing and interpreting the world with its own rules that's like secret and removed from adult culture and that you just kinda forget ever existed as you grow up it's apparently why he writes about kids so much 12drakon An open-ended puzzle often gives parents math anxiety while their kids just happily play with it, explore, and learn. I've seen it so many times in math circles. We warn folks about it gokuma Neil Gaiman also said that the difference in reactions Neil Gaiman also said that the difference in reactions stems from the fact in "Coraline" adults see a child in danger - while children see themselves facing danger and winning rosymamacita i never saw so much push back from adults towards YA literature as when middle aged women started reading The Hunger Games. They were horrified that kids would be given such harsh stories, and I kept trying to point out the NECESSITY of confronting these hard issues in a safe fictional environment. jewishdragon Also, in an interview, he said that Coraline was partially based on a story his not yet 6 year old daughter would tell him SAGAL: No. I mean, for example, your incredibly successful young adult novel "Coraline" is about a young girl in house in which there's a hole in the wall that leads to a very mysterious and very evil world. So when you were a kid, is that what you imagined? GAIMAN: When I was a kid, we actually lived in a house that had been divided in two at one point, which meant that one room in our house opened up onto a brick wall And I was convinced all I had to do was just open it the 4G 19:47 And I was convinced all I had to do was just open it the right way and it wouldn't be a brick wall. So l'd sidle over to the door and l'd pull it open SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER) SAGAL: Right GAIMAN: And it was always a brick wal SAGAL: Right GAIMAN: But it was one of those things that as I grew older, I carried it with me and I thought, I want to send somebody through that door. And when I came to write a story for my daughter Holly, at the time she was a 4 or 5-year-old girl. She'd come home from nursery. She'd seen me writing all day. So she'd come and climb on my ap and dictate stories to me. And it'd always be about small giris named Holl SAGAL: Right GAIMAN: Who would come home to normally find their mother had been kidnapped by a witch and replaced by evil people who wanted to kill her and she'd have to go off and escape. And I thought, great, what a fun kid wetwareproblem "Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey O4G19:47 Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon." - G. K. Chesterton 571,703 notas TF te wtf-fun-factss WTF fun fact #8976 A group of sperm whales adopted a bottlenose dolphin with a spinal deformation, after it was lost from its own dolphin group. Different ages, different fears.
Animals, Apparently, and Children: 4G
 19:47
 nonomella-deactivated20171016
 Coraline is a masterfully made film, an amazing piece
 of art that i would never ever ever show to a child oh my
 god are you kidding me
 cthullhu
 Nothing wrong with a good dose of sheer terror at a
 young age
 whatthecurtains
 "It was a story, I learned when people began to read it,
 that children experienced as an adventure, but which
 gave adults nightmares. It's the strangest book I've
 written"
 Neil Gaiman on Coraline
 greenbryn
 @nightlovechild
 lierdumoa
 This is a legit psychology phenomenon tho like theres
 a stop motion version of Alice and Wonderland that
 adults find viscerally horrifying, but children think is nbd
 It's like in that toy story period of development kids are

 It's like in that 'toy story' period of development kids are
 all kind of high key convinced that their stuffed animals
 lead secret lives when they're not looking and that
 they're sleeping on top of a child-eating monster every
 night so they see a movie like Coraline and are just like
 "Ah, yes. A validation of my normal everyday worldview
 Same thing happened to me last Tuesday night. I told
 mommy and she just smiled and nodded
 redgrieve
 Stephen King had this whole spiel i found really
 interesting about this phenomenon about how kids have
 like their own culture and their own literally a different
 way of viewing and interpreting the world with its own
 rules that's like secret and removed from adult culture
 and that you just kinda forget ever existed as you grow
 up it's apparently why he writes about kids so much
 12drakon
 An open-ended puzzle often gives parents math anxiety
 while their kids just happily play with it, explore, and
 learn. I've seen it so many times in math circles. We
 warn folks about it
 gokuma
 Neil Gaiman also said that the difference in reactions

 Neil Gaiman also said that the difference in reactions
 stems from the fact in "Coraline" adults see a child in
 danger - while children see themselves facing danger
 and winning
 rosymamacita
 i never saw so much push back from adults towards YA
 literature as when middle aged women started reading
 The Hunger Games. They were horrified that kids would
 be given such harsh stories, and I kept trying to point
 out the NECESSITY of confronting these hard issues in
 a safe fictional environment.
 jewishdragon
 Also, in an interview, he said that Coraline was partially
 based on a story his not yet 6 year old daughter would
 tell him
 SAGAL: No. I mean, for example, your incredibly
 successful young adult novel "Coraline" is about a
 young girl in house in which there's a hole in the wall
 that leads to a very mysterious and very evil world. So
 when you were a kid, is that what you imagined?
 GAIMAN: When I was a kid, we actually lived in a house
 that had been divided in two at one point, which meant
 that one room in our house opened up onto a brick wall
 And I was convinced all I had to do was just open it the

 4G
 19:47
 And I was convinced all I had to do was just open it the
 right way and it wouldn't be a brick wall. So l'd sidle over
 to the door and l'd pull it open
 SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)
 SAGAL: Right
 GAIMAN: And it was always a brick wal
 SAGAL: Right
 GAIMAN: But it was one of those things that as I grew
 older, I carried it with me and I thought, I want to send
 somebody through that door. And when I came to write
 a story for my daughter Holly, at the time she was a 4
 or 5-year-old girl. She'd come home from nursery. She'd
 seen me writing all day. So she'd come and climb on my
 ap and dictate stories to me. And it'd always be about
 small giris named Holl
 SAGAL: Right
 GAIMAN: Who would come home to normally find their
 mother had been kidnapped by a witch and replaced by
 evil people who wanted to kill her and she'd have to go
 off and escape. And I thought, great, what a fun kid
 wetwareproblem
 "Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey

 O4G19:47
 Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey.
 What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of
 the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the
 dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination.
 What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill
 the dragon." - G. K. Chesterton
 571,703 notas
 TF
 te wtf-fun-factss
 WTF fun fact #8976
 A group of sperm whales adopted a bottlenose dolphin with a
 spinal deformation, after it was lost from its own dolphin group.
Different ages, different fears.

Different ages, different fears.

Baseball, Carrie Fisher, and Complex: <p><a href="https://jackofallwhatsnew.tumblr.com/post/175181801577/an-average-sized-person-ineedfeminismbecuz" class="tumblr_blog">jackofallwhatsnew</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175180661577/ineedfeminismbecuz-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://ineedfeminismbecuz.tumblr.com/post/175175790460/an-average-sized-person-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">ineedfeminismbecuz</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175175012287/celticpyro-devil-may-cry-baby" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175174833629/devil-may-cry-baby-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://devil-may-cry-baby.tumblr.com/post/175168215330/an-average-sized-person-fullmetal-fabulous" class="tumblr_blog">devil-may-cry-baby</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175167710562/fullmetal-fabulous-sleepyyseraph" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fullmetal-fabulous.tumblr.com/post/174915311987/sleepyyseraph-adamneilcallaby-oarv-going" class="tumblr_blog">fullmetal-fabulous</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sleepyyseraph.tumblr.com/post/165253576641/adamneilcallaby-oarv-going-through-day-after" class="tumblr_blog">sleepyyseraph</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://adamneilcallaby.tumblr.com/post/162640635063" class="tumblr_blog">adamneilcallaby</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://oarv.tumblr.com/post/157964421887/going-through-day-after-day-of-excruciating-work" class="tumblr_blog">oarv</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>“Going through day after day of excruciating work was almost unbearable. Jack Nicholson’s character had to be crazy and angry all the time. And in my character I had to cry 12 hours a day, all day long, the last nine months straight, five or six days a week. I was there a year and a month, and there must be something to Primal Scream therapy, because after the day was over and I’d cried for my 12 hours … After all that work, hardly anyone even criticized my performance in it, even to mention it, it seemed like. The reviews were all about Kubrick, like I wasn’t there.” - Shelly Duvall, December 1980</p></blockquote> <p>To give a little more perspective on just how horrific this film was, I need to give people some information:</p> <p>Since retiring from acting in 2002, Shelley Duvall has lived a reclusive and isolated life. However, in November of 2016, <i><b>USA Today</b></i> reported that she appeared to be suffering from mental illness. And then later that month, to an incredible amount of hype, Shelley appeared on the <i><b>Dr. Phil</b></i> show where she basically looked unrecognisable, seemed delusional and talked about people trying to kill her. The episode basically confirmed there rumours.<br/></p> <p>You can find videos/clips of the interview on youtube, however I won’t link it because it’s upsetting and disrespectful.</p> <p>After the interview aired, Vivian Kubrick, daughter of <i><b>The Shining</b></i> director Stanley Kubrick, described the interview as “exploitative entertainment” and “appallingly cruel”. The show then received a lot of backlash (rightly so) and a number of other chat shows started discussing it (again, there’s some videos of these on youtube)</p> <p>Now, how does this all connect to <b>The Shining, </b>you ask? To quote Wikipedia:</p> <p>“Jack Nicholson states in the documentary <i><b>Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures</b></i>, that Kubrick was great to work with but that he was “<i>a different director</i>” with Duvall. Because of Kubrick’s methodical nature, principal photography took a <i>year</i> to complete. Kubrick and Duvall <i>argued frequently</i>, although Duvall later said she learned more from working with Kubrick on <i>The Shining</i> than she did on all her earlier films. In order to give <i>The Shining</i> the psychological horror it needed, director Stanley Kubrick <i>antagonised his actors.</i> The film’s script was changed so often that Nicholson stopped reading each draft. Kubrick <i><b>intentionally isolated Duvall and argued with her often.</b></i> Duvall was <i><b>forced to perform the iconic and exhausting baseball bat scene 127 times</b></i>. Afterwards, Duvall presented Kubrick with <i><b>clumps of hair that had fallen out due to the extreme stress of filming</b></i>.”</p> <p>One year of solid filming. She had to cry, panic and be scared for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, nine months straight. She was isolated and antagonised by the director. She had to perform the baseball bat scene 127 times in a row (that’s her crying and screaming, and Jack Nicholson being hit) And to top it all of, Jack and Kubrick get all the attention while she gets ignored?</p> <p>From my own personal experience of mental illness, being exposed to feelings of fear and distress for prolonged periods of time can cause the brain to learn and expect it. I’m not saying that filming <i>The Shining</i> caused Shelley Duvall to develop mental illness, I am <i><b>stating</b></i> that whether the movie brought out an existing condition, or prepared the bed for something to eventually develop, filming <i>The Shining</i> has a direct correlation with Shelley Duvall suffering from mental illness.</p> <p>Next time you watch the movie, bare that in mind. It’s much sadder.</p> <p><i>Side note: Three years prior to filming, her partner of two years, Paul Simon, walked off with her friend <b>Carrie Fisher</b>, after she introduced the two. So there’s that too.</i></p> </blockquote> <p>Far too many directors love/loved tormenting their lead actresses. Hitchcock, Lars von Trier, David O. Russell, Bertolucci, Abdellatif Kechiche, and many more. What’s especially insulting to Duvall is that not only was she subjected to this treatment, but her performance has been largely unappreciated and even often ridiculed. </p> </blockquote> <p>This is why any time people say what a ~masterpiece~ the shining is I have to roll my eyes. It’s especially frustrating when the convo is “lol yeah kubrik was the worst, but made a really good movie.” No, kubrik was awful, it’s awful and it’s shameful to celebrate that, period.</p> </blockquote> <p>(Not so) Fun fact: Stanley Kubrick was a far-right social darwinist who considered democracy “a noble failure”. It shows.</p> </blockquote> <p>Another fun fact: Stephen King HATES Kubrick’s The Shining because of how it portrayed Shelley’s character. He has said that Kubrick’s version made her into a sexist stereotype and not at all like the woman he wrote in his novel.</p> </blockquote> <p style="">God that’s awful.</p> <p>And you know, maybe people didn’t like her performance because she just looked like a wreck constantly, so Kubrick’s “method acting” actually made it worse. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>And you somehow have the fucking idiocy to be an anti-feminist?</p> </blockquote> <p>My dude, this has fuck all to do with feminism. Especially third wave feminism.</p> </blockquote> <p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>It has literally everything to do with feminism. Patriarchal society let Kubrick get away with it because he was a Genius™ and turned Shelley Duvall into a punchline.</p> </blockquote> <p>Female actors aren’t the only people who have awful experiences. Male actors have been abused as well and been documented many of times.(<a href="http://madamenoire.com/492931/men-who-were-sexually-assaulted/">x</a>)(<a href="https://screenrant.com/times-actors-were-completely-abused-on-movie-sets/">x</a>) Actors in general has had a history of abuse with their directors, from horrible treatments to sexual abuse for both male and female. Kubrick has abused his male actors too, but of course didn’t know that in our patriarchal society no didn’t you. This has nothing to do with feminism but directors being dicks to their actors for their personal gain or for their art. Get over yourself.</p></blockquote> <p>Directors being cruel megalomaniacs with a God complex is nothing new and certainly not exclusive to female actresses.</p><p>Also</p><p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>Saying everything like this</p><p>doesn’t make your point any stronger <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mWk_Fago5SyKpyXk-KOUmbw">@an-average-sized-person</a> </p>
Baseball, Carrie Fisher, and Complex: <p><a href="https://jackofallwhatsnew.tumblr.com/post/175181801577/an-average-sized-person-ineedfeminismbecuz" class="tumblr_blog">jackofallwhatsnew</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175180661577/ineedfeminismbecuz-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://ineedfeminismbecuz.tumblr.com/post/175175790460/an-average-sized-person-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">ineedfeminismbecuz</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175175012287/celticpyro-devil-may-cry-baby" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175174833629/devil-may-cry-baby-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://devil-may-cry-baby.tumblr.com/post/175168215330/an-average-sized-person-fullmetal-fabulous" class="tumblr_blog">devil-may-cry-baby</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175167710562/fullmetal-fabulous-sleepyyseraph" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://fullmetal-fabulous.tumblr.com/post/174915311987/sleepyyseraph-adamneilcallaby-oarv-going" class="tumblr_blog">fullmetal-fabulous</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://sleepyyseraph.tumblr.com/post/165253576641/adamneilcallaby-oarv-going-through-day-after" class="tumblr_blog">sleepyyseraph</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://adamneilcallaby.tumblr.com/post/162640635063" class="tumblr_blog">adamneilcallaby</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://oarv.tumblr.com/post/157964421887/going-through-day-after-day-of-excruciating-work" class="tumblr_blog">oarv</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>“Going through day after day of excruciating work was almost unbearable. Jack Nicholson’s character had to be crazy and angry all the time. And in my character I had to cry 12 hours a day, all day long, the last nine months straight, five or six days a week. I was there a year and a month, and there must be something to Primal Scream therapy, because after the day was over and I’d cried for my 12 hours … After all that work, hardly anyone even criticized my performance in it, even to mention it, it seemed like. The reviews were all about Kubrick, like I wasn’t there.” - Shelly Duvall, December 1980</p></blockquote>
<p>To give a little more perspective on just how horrific this film was, I need to give people some information:</p>
<p>Since retiring from acting in 2002, Shelley Duvall has lived a reclusive and isolated life. However, in November of 2016, <i><b>USA Today</b></i> reported that she appeared to be suffering from mental illness. And then later that month, to an incredible amount of hype, Shelley appeared on the <i><b>Dr. Phil</b></i> show where she basically looked unrecognisable, seemed delusional and talked about people trying to kill her. The episode basically confirmed there rumours.<br/></p>
<p>You can find videos/clips of the interview on youtube, however I won’t link it because it’s upsetting and disrespectful.</p>
<p>After the interview aired, Vivian Kubrick, daughter of <i><b>The Shining</b></i> director Stanley Kubrick, described the interview as “exploitative entertainment” and “appallingly cruel”. The show then received a lot of backlash (rightly so) and a number of other chat shows started discussing it (again, there’s some videos of these on youtube)</p>
<p>Now, how does this all connect to <b>The Shining, </b>you ask? To quote Wikipedia:</p>
<p>“Jack Nicholson states in the documentary <i><b>Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures</b></i>, that Kubrick was great to work with but that he was “<i>a different director</i>” with Duvall. Because of Kubrick’s methodical nature, principal photography took a <i>year</i> to complete. Kubrick and Duvall <i>argued frequently</i>, although Duvall later said she learned more from working with Kubrick on <i>The Shining</i> than she did on all her earlier films. In order to give <i>The Shining</i> the psychological horror it needed, director Stanley Kubrick <i>antagonised his actors.</i> The film’s script was changed so often that Nicholson stopped reading each draft. Kubrick <i><b>intentionally isolated Duvall and argued with her often.</b></i> Duvall was <i><b>forced to perform the iconic and exhausting baseball bat scene 127 times</b></i>. Afterwards, Duvall presented Kubrick with <i><b>clumps of hair that had fallen out due to the extreme stress of filming</b></i>.”</p>
<p>One year of solid filming. She had to cry, panic and be scared for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, nine months straight. She was isolated and antagonised by the director. She had to perform the baseball bat scene 127 times in a row (that’s her crying and screaming, and Jack Nicholson being hit) And to top it all of, Jack and Kubrick get all the attention while she gets ignored?</p>
<p>From my own personal experience of mental illness, being exposed to feelings of fear and distress for prolonged periods of time can cause the brain to learn and expect it. I’m not saying that filming <i>The Shining</i> caused Shelley Duvall to develop mental illness, I am <i><b>stating</b></i> that whether the movie brought out an existing condition, or prepared the bed for something to eventually develop, filming <i>The Shining</i> has a direct correlation with Shelley Duvall suffering from mental illness.</p>
<p>Next time you watch the movie, bare that in mind. It’s much sadder.</p>
<p><i>Side note: Three years prior to filming, her partner of two years, Paul Simon, walked off with her friend <b>Carrie Fisher</b>, after she introduced the two. So there’s that too.</i></p>
</blockquote>

<p>Far too many directors love/loved tormenting their lead actresses. Hitchcock, Lars von Trier, David O. Russell, Bertolucci, Abdellatif Kechiche, and many more. What’s especially insulting to Duvall is that not only was she subjected to this treatment, but her performance has been largely unappreciated and even often ridiculed. </p>
</blockquote>

<p>This is why any time people say what a ~masterpiece~ the shining is I have to roll my eyes. It’s especially frustrating when the convo is “lol yeah kubrik was the worst, but made a really good movie.” No, kubrik was awful, it’s awful and it’s shameful to celebrate that, period.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>(Not so) Fun fact: Stanley Kubrick was a far-right social darwinist who considered democracy “a noble failure”. It shows.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Another fun fact: Stephen King HATES Kubrick’s The Shining because of how it portrayed Shelley’s character. He has said that Kubrick’s version made her into a sexist stereotype and not at all like the woman he wrote in his novel.</p>
</blockquote>
<p style="">God that’s awful.</p>
<p>And you know, maybe people didn’t like her performance because she just looked like a wreck constantly, so Kubrick’s “method acting” actually made it worse. <br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>And you somehow have the fucking idiocy to be an anti-feminist?</p>
</blockquote>

<p>My dude, this has fuck all to do with feminism. Especially third wave feminism.</p>
</blockquote>

<p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>It has literally everything to do with feminism. Patriarchal society let Kubrick get away with it because he was a Genius™ and turned Shelley Duvall into a punchline.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Female actors aren’t the only people who have awful experiences. Male actors have been abused as well and been documented many of times.(<a href="http://madamenoire.com/492931/men-who-were-sexually-assaulted/">x</a>)(<a href="https://screenrant.com/times-actors-were-completely-abused-on-movie-sets/">x</a>) Actors in general has had a history of abuse with their directors, from horrible treatments to sexual abuse for both male and female. Kubrick has abused his male actors too, but of course didn’t know that in our patriarchal society no didn’t you. This has nothing to do with feminism but directors being dicks to their actors for their personal gain or for their art. Get over yourself.</p></blockquote>

<p>Directors being cruel megalomaniacs with a God complex is nothing new and certainly not exclusive to female actresses.</p><p>Also</p><p class="npf_quote" data-npf='{"subtype":"quote"}'>Saying everything like this</p><p>doesn’t make your point any stronger <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mWk_Fago5SyKpyXk-KOUmbw">@an-average-sized-person</a> </p>

<p><a href="https://jackofallwhatsnew.tumblr.com/post/175181801577/an-average-sized-person-ineedfeminismbecuz" class="tumblr_blog">jackofall...

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Birthday, Church, and England: Monty Python too white for today's BBC
 uihew Moore MedireondentT
 guys who move to London n a nat
 Theyre
 even
 Church of England once The sketch show, which
 television to denounce a diverse enough, the BBCS
 nHele o ce sa oho sa
 resticulate. Of course, not
 same
 estimate, Peter
 share, thejokes feel quite familiar andit
 feels like you're not breaking any new
 ground or telling or a new story then
 like Monty Python that feature
 goes off at the hauled themselves on to starred Michaet Pain ls not
 bidge white blokes would not funny stimate. hetn looks very tawa, yu
 ponations head of comedy has to start aonder ronrlates have
 omedy stars from John Cleese and
 auit suceessful television carers James Marttéor e
 head of comedy said
 brand of comedy that
 modern eyes. What, you
 outraged prelates have
 by the BBCtoday, the
 Headded Its about how originalthe
 yoice you have, rather than what school
 of which are now more
 than 50 years old, have
 many years of laughter
 Enic ldie to Stephen Fry and Hugh Lau-
 unveiled by the BBC
 Henry birthday special hosted by Sir
 Trevor McDonald and a
 lowe'en episode of Inside No 9, the
 hit their sell-by date.
 Nowadays, Monty
 honing their craft at Cambridge
 Comment
 live Hal-
 Footlights, but thenational broadcaster
 Monty Python. If the
 surreal brand of humoursilliness, I wonder how
 5o
 now looking for more diversity
 senes
 Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith from
 The Leugue of Gentlemen, BBC Three
 has also handed three pilots to ri
 gave a break to Tim
 omedy doesn't age was groundbreaking and many
 well. Ask any
 innovative back in the
 Sixties, it doesn't look that
 age of 30 like me can sit
 through nonsense about
 Bill Oddie, who went on to form The
 and Olivia Colman
 nd crave sketchh shows and sitcoms
 dies. Other former members in actor. Gags that must have way today, As times have knights who say "ni or a
 Hounslow Girtby Ambreen Raz-
 ia, the Welsh coming-of-age
 story In My Skin by Kayleigh
 Peter Cook, Emma Thompson
 had the groundlings
 splitting their sides back has lost the shock factor much more than a
 changed. Monty Python
 dead parrot and raise
 ers had heard enough about the in the Bards day leave
 on which a lot of its
 and
 success depended. It
 reflect that bishops of the
 James Marriott is
 metropolitan, educated experience modern audiences stoney
 faced, however hard the
 show Tash and EBie by Natasi
 Demetriou and Ellie Whit
 Last year the media res
 lator Ofcom told the BBC
 seems almost quaint to
 The Times
 vith a sense of place", claimed Shane actors g
 llen, controller of BBC comedy
 e who reflect modern
 world and have got something to say
 that's different and we haven't seen
 The show's stars, David Mitchell and
 Robert Webb, were both members of
 the Footlights comedy group at Cam
 His, comments came as the BBC range of
 its
 led a seri
 mes fronted by female and ethnic
 es of new comedy pro-
 ge
 been told When you look at the ones
 recent comedies) that have done well
 caster's shows as too tr
 tional and risk-averse
 Asked if the drive risked discrimina-It's about telling stories that havent
 ting against teenagers who happenedto
 win a place at Oxbridge, Mr Allen in-
 fr Allen cited recent BBC Three
 etch show Fiamalam, which has an all-
 ack cast
 orporation was giving a platform to sisted there was no class war ban on they've got a really specific sense of
 ewtalent. Hesaid it had been 50 years "posh people" appearing on television place," he said, picking out award-win-
 t as an example of how the
 April that a row overal
 35
 Python, which he de However, he indicated that shows ning mockumentary This Country, set
 s The Young Offenders
 in a deprived Cotswolds village, and
 ducer-led gang show like Channel 4's acclaimed Peep Show,
 pres
 resign.
 ing to assemble a team about the lives of two middle-class BBC
 "If a sitcom comes in about three
 ow it's not going to be six Oxbridge graduates who share a flat after uni about two miscreant Irish teenagers
 versity, were not a priority for the BBC
 going to be a diverse
<p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175181203677/nunyabizni-this-is-the-most-wrong-thing-i-have" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/175181186232/this-is-the-most-wrong-thing-i-have-ever-laid-eyes" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p><blockquote><p>This is the most wrong thing I have ever laid eyes on</p></blockquote>
<p>*pours myself a full pint of bourbon*</p></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175181203677/nunyabizni-this-is-the-most-wrong-thing-i-have" class="tumbl...

Baseball, Carrie Fisher, and Clothes: <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175174833629/devil-may-cry-baby-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://devil-may-cry-baby.tumblr.com/post/175168215330/an-average-sized-person-fullmetal-fabulous" class="tumblr_blog">devil-may-cry-baby</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175167710562/fullmetal-fabulous-sleepyyseraph" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fullmetal-fabulous.tumblr.com/post/174915311987/sleepyyseraph-adamneilcallaby-oarv-going" class="tumblr_blog">fullmetal-fabulous</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sleepyyseraph.tumblr.com/post/165253576641/adamneilcallaby-oarv-going-through-day-after" class="tumblr_blog">sleepyyseraph</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://adamneilcallaby.tumblr.com/post/162640635063" class="tumblr_blog">adamneilcallaby</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://oarv.tumblr.com/post/157964421887/going-through-day-after-day-of-excruciating-work" class="tumblr_blog">oarv</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>“Going through day after day of excruciating work was almost unbearable. Jack Nicholson’s character had to be crazy and angry all the time. And in my character I had to cry 12 hours a day, all day long, the last nine months straight, five or six days a week. I was there a year and a month, and there must be something to Primal Scream therapy, because after the day was over and I’d cried for my 12 hours … After all that work, hardly anyone even criticized my performance in it, even to mention it, it seemed like. The reviews were all about Kubrick, like I wasn’t there.” - Shelly Duvall, December 1980</p></blockquote> <p>To give a little more perspective on just how horrific this film was, I need to give people some information:</p> <p>Since retiring from acting in 2002, Shelley Duvall has lived a reclusive and isolated life. However, in November of 2016, <i><b>USA Today</b></i> reported that she appeared to be suffering from mental illness. And then later that month, to an incredible amount of hype, Shelley appeared on the <i><b>Dr. Phil</b></i> show where she basically looked unrecognisable, seemed delusional and talked about people trying to kill her. The episode basically confirmed there rumours.<br/></p> <p>You can find videos/clips of the interview on youtube, however I won’t link it because it’s upsetting and disrespectful.</p> <p>After the interview aired, Vivian Kubrick, daughter of <i><b>The Shining</b></i> director Stanley Kubrick, described the interview as “exploitative entertainment” and “appallingly cruel”. The show then received a lot of backlash (rightly so) and a number of other chat shows started discussing it (again, there’s some videos of these on youtube)</p> <p>Now, how does this all connect to <b>The Shining, </b>you ask? To quote Wikipedia:</p> <p>“Jack Nicholson states in the documentary <i><b>Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures</b></i>, that Kubrick was great to work with but that he was “<i>a different director</i>” with Duvall. Because of Kubrick’s methodical nature, principal photography took a <i>year</i> to complete. Kubrick and Duvall <i>argued frequently</i>, although Duvall later said she learned more from working with Kubrick on <i>The Shining</i> than she did on all her earlier films. In order to give <i>The Shining</i> the psychological horror it needed, director Stanley Kubrick <i>antagonised his actors.</i> The film’s script was changed so often that Nicholson stopped reading each draft. Kubrick <i><b>intentionally isolated Duvall and argued with her often.</b></i> Duvall was <i><b>forced to perform the iconic and exhausting baseball bat scene 127 times</b></i>. Afterwards, Duvall presented Kubrick with <i><b>clumps of hair that had fallen out due to the extreme stress of filming</b></i>.”</p> <p>One year of solid filming. She had to cry, panic and be scared for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, nine months straight. She was isolated and antagonised by the director. She had to perform the baseball bat scene 127 times in a row (that’s her crying and screaming, and Jack Nicholson being hit) And to top it all of, Jack and Kubrick get all the attention while she gets ignored?</p> <p>From my own personal experience of mental illness, being exposed to feelings of fear and distress for prolonged periods of time can cause the brain to learn and expect it. I’m not saying that filming <i>The Shining</i> caused Shelley Duvall to develop mental illness, I am <i><b>stating</b></i> that whether the movie brought out an existing condition, or prepared the bed for something to eventually develop, filming <i>The Shining</i> has a direct correlation with Shelley Duvall suffering from mental illness.</p> <p>Next time you watch the movie, bare that in mind. It’s much sadder.</p> <p><i>Side note: Three years prior to filming, her partner of two years, Paul Simon, walked off with her friend <b>Carrie Fisher</b>, after she introduced the two. So there’s that too.</i></p> </blockquote> <p>Far too many directors love/loved tormenting their lead actresses. Hitchcock, Lars von Trier, David O. Russell, Bertolucci, Abdellatif Kechiche, and many more. What’s especially insulting to Duvall is that not only was she subjected to this treatment, but her performance has been largely unappreciated and even often ridiculed. </p> </blockquote> <p>This is why any time people say what a ~masterpiece~ the shining is I have to roll my eyes. It’s especially frustrating when the convo is “lol yeah kubrik was the worst, but made a really good movie.” No, kubrik was awful, it’s awful and it’s shameful to celebrate that, period.</p> </blockquote> <p>(Not so) Fun fact: Stanley Kubrick was a far-right social darwinist who considered democracy “a noble failure”. It shows.</p> </blockquote> <p>Another fun fact: Stephen King HATES Kubrick’s The Shining because of how it portrayed Shelley’s character. He has said that Kubrick’s version made her into a sexist stereotype and not at all like the woman he wrote in his novel.</p> </blockquote> <p style="">God that’s awful.</p><p>And you know, maybe people didn’t like her performance because she just looked like a wreck constantly, so Kubrick’s “method acting” actually made it worse. <br/></p></blockquote> <p>Oh yeah during a bird attack scene Hitchcock tied a bunch of fucking live birds onto Tippi Hedren’s clothes while handlers threw more birds at her and he didn’t let her take a break until one of them nearly poked her damn eye out and she outright refused to continue filming the scene and her doctor basically forced Hitchcock to let her take a bed rest. He was pretty fucked up too.</p>
Baseball, Carrie Fisher, and Clothes: <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175174833629/devil-may-cry-baby-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://devil-may-cry-baby.tumblr.com/post/175168215330/an-average-sized-person-fullmetal-fabulous" class="tumblr_blog">devil-may-cry-baby</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://an-average-sized-person.tumblr.com/post/175167710562/fullmetal-fabulous-sleepyyseraph" class="tumblr_blog">an-average-sized-person</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://fullmetal-fabulous.tumblr.com/post/174915311987/sleepyyseraph-adamneilcallaby-oarv-going" class="tumblr_blog">fullmetal-fabulous</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://sleepyyseraph.tumblr.com/post/165253576641/adamneilcallaby-oarv-going-through-day-after" class="tumblr_blog">sleepyyseraph</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://adamneilcallaby.tumblr.com/post/162640635063" class="tumblr_blog">adamneilcallaby</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://oarv.tumblr.com/post/157964421887/going-through-day-after-day-of-excruciating-work" class="tumblr_blog">oarv</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>“Going through day after day of excruciating work was almost unbearable. Jack Nicholson’s character had to be crazy and angry all the time. And in my character I had to cry 12 hours a day, all day long, the last nine months straight, five or six days a week. I was there a year and a month, and there must be something to Primal Scream therapy, because after the day was over and I’d cried for my 12 hours … After all that work, hardly anyone even criticized my performance in it, even to mention it, it seemed like. The reviews were all about Kubrick, like I wasn’t there.” - Shelly Duvall, December 1980</p></blockquote>
<p>To give a little more perspective on just how horrific this film was, I need to give people some information:</p>
<p>Since retiring from acting in 2002, Shelley Duvall has lived a reclusive and isolated life. However, in November of 2016, <i><b>USA Today</b></i> reported that she appeared to be suffering from mental illness. And then later that month, to an incredible amount of hype, Shelley appeared on the <i><b>Dr. Phil</b></i> show where she basically looked unrecognisable, seemed delusional and talked about people trying to kill her. The episode basically confirmed there rumours.<br/></p>
<p>You can find videos/clips of the interview on youtube, however I won’t link it because it’s upsetting and disrespectful.</p>
<p>After the interview aired, Vivian Kubrick, daughter of <i><b>The Shining</b></i> director Stanley Kubrick, described the interview as “exploitative entertainment” and “appallingly cruel”. The show then received a lot of backlash (rightly so) and a number of other chat shows started discussing it (again, there’s some videos of these on youtube)</p>
<p>Now, how does this all connect to <b>The Shining, </b>you ask? To quote Wikipedia:</p>
<p>“Jack Nicholson states in the documentary <i><b>Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures</b></i>, that Kubrick was great to work with but that he was “<i>a different director</i>” with Duvall. Because of Kubrick’s methodical nature, principal photography took a <i>year</i> to complete. Kubrick and Duvall <i>argued frequently</i>, although Duvall later said she learned more from working with Kubrick on <i>The Shining</i> than she did on all her earlier films. In order to give <i>The Shining</i> the psychological horror it needed, director Stanley Kubrick <i>antagonised his actors.</i> The film’s script was changed so often that Nicholson stopped reading each draft. Kubrick <i><b>intentionally isolated Duvall and argued with her often.</b></i> Duvall was <i><b>forced to perform the iconic and exhausting baseball bat scene 127 times</b></i>. Afterwards, Duvall presented Kubrick with <i><b>clumps of hair that had fallen out due to the extreme stress of filming</b></i>.”</p>
<p>One year of solid filming. She had to cry, panic and be scared for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, nine months straight. She was isolated and antagonised by the director. She had to perform the baseball bat scene 127 times in a row (that’s her crying and screaming, and Jack Nicholson being hit) And to top it all of, Jack and Kubrick get all the attention while she gets ignored?</p>
<p>From my own personal experience of mental illness, being exposed to feelings of fear and distress for prolonged periods of time can cause the brain to learn and expect it. I’m not saying that filming <i>The Shining</i> caused Shelley Duvall to develop mental illness, I am <i><b>stating</b></i> that whether the movie brought out an existing condition, or prepared the bed for something to eventually develop, filming <i>The Shining</i> has a direct correlation with Shelley Duvall suffering from mental illness.</p>
<p>Next time you watch the movie, bare that in mind. It’s much sadder.</p>
<p><i>Side note: Three years prior to filming, her partner of two years, Paul Simon, walked off with her friend <b>Carrie Fisher</b>, after she introduced the two. So there’s that too.</i></p>
</blockquote>

<p>Far too many directors love/loved tormenting their lead actresses. Hitchcock, Lars von Trier, David O. Russell, Bertolucci, Abdellatif Kechiche, and many more. What’s especially insulting to Duvall is that not only was she subjected to this treatment, but her performance has been largely unappreciated and even often ridiculed. </p>
</blockquote>

<p>This is why any time people say what a ~masterpiece~ the shining is I have to roll my eyes. It’s especially frustrating when the convo is “lol yeah kubrik was the worst, but made a really good movie.” No, kubrik was awful, it’s awful and it’s shameful to celebrate that, period.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>(Not so) Fun fact: Stanley Kubrick was a far-right social darwinist who considered democracy “a noble failure”. It shows.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Another fun fact: Stephen King HATES Kubrick’s The Shining because of how it portrayed Shelley’s character. He has said that Kubrick’s version made her into a sexist stereotype and not at all like the woman he wrote in his novel.</p>
</blockquote>
<p style="">God that’s awful.</p><p>And you know, maybe people didn’t like her performance because she just looked like a wreck constantly, so Kubrick’s “method acting” actually made it worse. <br/></p></blockquote>

<p>Oh yeah during a bird attack scene Hitchcock tied a bunch of fucking live birds onto Tippi Hedren’s clothes while handlers threw more birds at her and he didn’t let her take a break until one of them nearly poked her damn eye out and she outright refused to continue filming the scene and her doctor basically forced Hitchcock to let her take a bed rest. He was pretty fucked up too.</p>

<p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175174833629/devil-may-cry-baby-an-average-sized-person" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</...