How do you explain what Pulp Fiction is about to someone who’s never seen it
i use the word fuck so excessively i sometimes forget it’s a swear word
let’s tell a tale of dead kings: englishconsorts depicted on television (1377 - 1603) [part one of two]
Just to preface this whole thing, I know nothing about theatre as an art, I only know what I enjoy and that’s all I can really say about what I saw.
RENT is one of my favourite musicals (as my friend Giuliana will tell you, as I forced her to watch it with me and made her cry forever) and so when the chance came up to see it while I was in Prague I of course jumped at the chance. The student prices were very good, 630 kc for really good seats near the front. It was only after I paid that I began to panic that the show would be in czech and I wouldn’t be able to understand what was going on. Of course that is nonsense as I would definitely have been able to follow the show (I’ve seen it often enough) and I’m sure it would have sounded lovely in Czech, but being English, we aren’t happy without a good worry. Anyway, I got to my seat and waited for the show to begin. The set was an interesting take, the supposed “christmas tree” was actually hanging bikes put together with fairy lights, seats were made out of coca cola crates and at the back of the set were three tables tipped up so they looked like doors, covered in graffiti. These were obviously moved around throughout the show for the actors to stand on and dance on. The actor playing Mark I liked very much, he definitely found the spirit of Mark’s character however at times I did find it a little difficult to understand him as his accent was very strong. Though obviously thats more my fault than his. I have to admit I did not really enjoy the girl who was portraying Mimi. She was too much too soon. I have found that other portrayals of Mimi had something of a vulnerability to them and she did not have this. The two men playing Angel and Collins were both amazing, I cried when Angel died and the guy playing collins captured so much emotion in the reprise of I’ll Cover You that I cried even more. They, not surprisingly, got the biggest cheer at the end of the show. Everyone else was merely average, except one girl who really stood out for me, she was one of the people in the company and she played on of the homeless people at some point and also Mimi’s mother and also sang the solo in Seasons of Love. Her voice was incredible and after she did the bit telling Mark off for being a “motherfucking artist”, she got a massive cheer. The band was excellent and of course the songs were all great. I have always found that One Song Glory is a much better song that Your Eyes which is terrible and the guy playing Roger (who was very pretty by the way) did a marvellous job with both songs. His other moments, particularly his romance with Mimi were less that convincing. Although that might be more her than him that I disliked. In the end the full cast performed Seasons of Love in Czech and while I had been quietly unimpressed with the almost all the singing voices (fine but nothing special) through the show, in their home language it sounded much better. Which I guess it to be expected and I commend them for performing in English. Overall it was a very good production. Distinctly white as I haven’t seen in other versions but then again. I don’t know what I was expecting in the Czech republic. It seems that colour is a very rare thing here, particularly in the media and the arts. Which is sad but I don’t know the full state of affairs so I will leave that one to the Czech people to discuss. I really enjoyed it though and would definitely see that group of actors again.
20 Apr 14 with 2 notes
AnastasiaFavorite Characters - Vladimir & Sophie
god Sophia had a double chin and bingo wings and a booty like a shelf and she was still hot as fuck. and Anastasia was hot. and the empress was hot. All the ladies were pretty but totally different sizes and ages and things were wonderful.
Sophie wasn’t just on screen to be fat and funny. She was depicted as actually DESIRABLE. I was a little stick of a child when this movie came out and that definitely effected my views of beauty. As a much thicker adult it still means a lot to me now.
^ SO MUCH THIS
It made me SO happy to see a lady who wasn’t super skinny still being portrayed as being sexy and desirable…
We need more movies like this…with characters like this, who aren’t just treated like walking punchlines because of their bodies…