Musings Of An Individual


returnfrom-86:

and Mel shows perfectly why woman’s clothes need pockets, so we can steal pastries

feathery-soul:

Rakotzbrücke in Kromlau, Saxony, Germany

feathery-soul:

Rakotzbrücke in Kromlau, Saxony, Germany

Anonymous said: After seeing SND last night, I am now convinced Gillian doesn't fully realize how brilliant of an actor she truly is. I mean, delivering those extended monologues, making it look like she is not putting in any extra effort is just unreal. It was like she was born to play this part. I would bet good money that every remake of this play in the future is going to be compared to her performance. It will be a crime if she doesn't receive every British award allocated to the stage.

allthewayfrombelfast:

I didn’t see the entire thing last night, but I did see a lot of the major Blanche scenes and I’ll say this … I expected it to be good, after reading all of the reviews, but I don’t think anything ever really blows me away. I can’t remember any performances that had a physical impact on me until I saw this. I was TREMBLING watching her answer the door to the people who will take her away. Hiding in the bathroom and saying “please, I don’t know you, get away from me…” 

I said this before and other people have said the same thing, but there isn’t a hint of anyone recognizable in Gillian’s portrayal of Blanche. This actress, who a lot of us have seen over many years do many different things, is pretty easily recognizable to most of us. We know her face, her voice, her mannerisms. But then she gets on stage and gives a performance like this and it’s suddenly Gillian who? Scully who? Stella who? Bedelia who? There isn’t a GLIMPSE of any of them in this.

When I first heard Gillian really start to talk about this role, she said something along the lines of “Blanche is in my bones” and I distinctly remember reading that and rolling my eyes a bit at her because it sounded a little dramatic and it’s something that so many actors always say - that there is a role they were born to play - and it’s very rarely true. It feels true to them, but it doesn’t come through in their performances. But Gillian was spot on, this is something she was always meant to do, and it’s almost as if Blanche is written for her. She was made for this. You don’t even feel like you’re watching a production when you watch her.

I’m rambling, but I’m still reeling from the parts that I saw. Gillian’s comedic timing and delivery is ON POINT but the really magical thing about that is that once you find yourself laughing at Blanche, there’s a look on her face or a tremble in her voice and suddenly you feel bad for laughing because you’re reminded that she’s not intentionally funny. She’s a deluded mess and she’s falling apart and you shouldn’t be laughing at her even though the words and delivery are funny. It makes you feel like a voyeur, like you’re watching and hearing things you aren’t meant to see or hear and you want to get out of this apartment because it’s suffocating and you’re laughing and you shouldn’t be but what else is there to do? It’s uncomfortable and painful.

Gillian somehow makes it so that you realize that Blanche is fucking exhausting - a lying fantasist who is teetering on the edge of madness - and you feel sorry for everyone who has to deal with her bullshit BUT THEN … you also feel sorry for Blanche, you want to take her and protect her from herself and save her from the inevitability of her destruction but you can’t. She can’t be saved, can’t be helped, and there’s nothing you can do but watch her be carted away. She makes you feel so conflicted, so SAD for her, and she does it in a way that’s not even the least bit melodramatic. It’s hard to play genuinely insane because it’s so easy to be over the top about it. But Gillian’s portrayal of a slow descent into darkness is so subtle. She’s fidgety, she struggles to walk or stand properly sometimes, her eyes don’t focus, her nervous laughter makes you realize she’s so far gone. 

Whoever called this performance a masterclass in acting is spot on. It’s exactly what it is. Performance of her career. There’s no topping this.

Okay, I’m sorry I just started ranting at you, but I think I’m going to talk about Streetcar until the day I die. 

This. This describes it perfectly.

I need to gush about A Streetcar Named Desire. Just saw it broadcast live into the cinema and I am in absolute awe. Seriously, Gillian Anderson deserves every scrap of praise she has received and so much more. Her southern accent and acting were absolutely flawless. At some point her acting was so real and heart-wrenching I felt very uncomfortable. And the set design… whoever came up with that deserves some sort of reward. I think they are doing encore screenings later in the month, I urge you all to go and see it. Wow.

Tagged: Gillian AndersonA Streetcar Named DesireStreetcar Named DesireLondonWest EndLondon West EndTheatreVanessa KirbyBen FosterYoung VicYoung Vic Theatre

boromirs:

The Battle of the Five Armies

Ahhhhh Galadriel gets to do something other than stand and look pretty and be wise.

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maria-alice-121:

WHAT DO WE WANT?

PROFESSIONALLY FILMED STAGE MUSICALS!!

WHERE DO WE WANT IT?

ON NETFLIX!!

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atomskdluffy:

stephii-cat:

rose-domino:

"May cause sweating, peeing, and adequate hydration"

ITS A WATERBOTTLE

WANT

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I love the last guy.

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gingerahoy:


booksdirect:


“Harry Potter is symmetrical.”


Not just symmetrical - this is ring composition, favoured by Homer and other good writers. The 4th book is at the centre of the ring.
JK Rowling knows her beans.

gingerahoy:

booksdirect:

“Harry Potter is symmetrical.”

Not just symmetrical - this is ring composition, favoured by Homer and other good writers. The 4th book is at the centre of the ring.

JK Rowling knows her beans.

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