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"Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes. And then in the tale we stop before we die, or we die vicariously and unharmed, and in the world beyond the tale we turn the page or close the book, and we resume our lives."
The classic 80s movie is based on Mel Brooks’ recollection of Errol Flynn’s appearance on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows in the early 1950s. As a young writer, Brooks was tasked with reigning in the fallen star so he’d be kept sober long enough to learn his lines and deliver the live rendition. Of course, it can be asked, how much did O’Toole really have to act to bring drunken debonair to life? Either way, the problematics both legends exhibited were often no laughing matter, and can’t help but weigh on our consciences as we enjoy.
The association of family in the horror film is as old as the genre itself. Even as far back as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, themes of family are present (Cesaré is a creation of Caligari, so in essence, Cesaré is his son). American horror films followed this trend in Frankenstein (such as the conflict between the monster and Fritz, similar to sibling rivalry for the affections of the father, in this case, Henry), eventually recognizing the family in a literal sense with the sequels (Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein). In his book, The Horror Film, Peter Hutchings discusses the concept of family horror and has this to say on the subject:
In Guardian's of the Galaxy Vol 2, Peter Quill has the opportunity to finally meet his biological father, a god aptly named Ego who has plans to take over the entire galaxy and destroy all other life forms until only he remains. To put it simply, he is a bad dude. And at the end of the movie, Yondu, the blue alien who kept Quill instead of taking him to his biological father, helps save the day, essentially becoming a guardian of the galaxy. There is then a number of touching moments where Quill talks about how in the end, he was a great dude and was, in reality, his father because he raised him.
We all love to hit the beach in the summer and on the way there, car rides need to pump you up and get you in the mood for summer. Without further ado, here are 16 songs you can replay over and over, have as the soundtrack to your BBQ, or add to that beach playlist. 100% chance of sunshine and that these songs will get stuck in your head.
With the explosive success of Marvel's Cinematic Universe (or MCU) approach to filmmaking, combined with their vast library of characters, it seems there is no end in sight to the long string of appearances by the players from the House of Ideas. But there are some characters that might be better off remaining in their comic books, as any live action appearances on film or TV simply won't work for them. Here are six Marvel Comics characters not suited for the MCU.
Not all songs sound like what you think they are about. Song lyrics, much like poetry, can mean far different things to each different person that listens to them or reads them. When it comes to the new single Believe from Ivan Beecroft, the song “is a bittersweet slightly desperate song about relationships in the context of the difficulties of our times.” OK, I get that. Here are the lyrics to the song:
In every anime convention you'll go to, you will see beginner cosplayers. You can tell they're beginners because they often are the most worried about how they look. Some look great, others look awful. Ever wonder why some look great, while others look terrible?