J.P.'s Spot

J.P.'s Spot There will be no rhyme or reason for these posts. The only thing these posts will have in common is that these are things that interest me.

"When minor characters who are also ethnic minorities start talking among themselves in their native tongues, they sometimes take advantage of their invisibility to say things. Sometimes they break the Fourth Wall and start ranting about the movie director. Sometimes, they spout random obscenities or natter about their lousy lunch. It’s all in not-English, so whatever they say doesn’t matter! And the actual translations of their lines can be a secret source of hilarity in films where actors are instructed to use a Gratuitous Foreign Language (GFL) in order to make a scene sound more authentic. When some Native Americans cast in Westerns were told to speak their own language to add some authenticity, these actors took the opportunity to crudely editorialize about their director, which allegedly resulted in Native American audiences (in)explicably cracking up laughing during scenes that were meant to be dramatic."

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Minorities can be marginalized in film, but not silenced. (via salon)

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Macross Plus

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Macross Plus

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thickboyswag:

What being Black is like 

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snubpollard:

(Spider-Man, Ryōichi Ikegami, written with Kazumasa Hirai, c.1971)

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Mr. Joker's Gotham City Circus   -   Claire Hummel

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"I either eat too much I starve myself
Sleep for 14 hours or have insomniac nights
Fall in love too hard or hate passionately
I don’t know what grey is
I never did"

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Not mine (via versteur)

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Grenn was grinning through his beard, Pyp was making japes, and none of them would die today.

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