I’m gonna ask a question
Please answer if you can
If any you people can tell me
What is the soul of a man?
Barkhad Abdi earned $65,000 for his performance in the $55 million film, but that was more than two years ago. And even with an Oscar nomination, there’s no guarantee of his future earning potential as an actor.
this is sad
Yes, that is Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton. No joke!
It’s a still from Snowpiercer, a post-apocalyptic film where a failed attempt to save the earth from global warming has resulted in a new Ice Age. The only survivors are aboard a train, Snowpiercer, that travels indefinitely. A distinct class system forms among the passengers, resulting in a revolt by the lower class at the back of the train upon the outnumbered elite at the front. The film also stars John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer and Jaimie Bell.
Despite the film being mostly English-speaking and having a recognizable and solid cast of American and British actors, as well as Korean actors, the film has yet to be released in the US, the UK and other English-speaking countries.
The Weinstein Company continues to insist on cutting 25 minutes from this astonishing film by Korea’s acclaimed director, Bong Joon-ho. Most who were involved in the making of this film, especially the director, feel that cutting 25 minutes from Snowpiercer (in addition to adding voiceovers) will negate necessary character development and backstory, rendering it no more than a cool action movie rather than a daring, unique drama fundamentally about the pitfalls of classism.
Why the cuts and voiceovers? Why not just stick with the director’s vision? Because reportedly Harvey Weinstein doesn’t feel Americans capable and/or willing to give a film like this a chance in its true form. Reportedly he feels most of us, particularly those in the Midwest, just won’t get it. Therefore, The Weinstein Company won’t make as much money on it as they would if it were more palatable to the ignorant American masses.
It has also been reported by some news outlets, that because The Weinstein Company holds distribution rights in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as well as the US, they may also not get the film in its intended form by default.
Bong Joon-ho, resisting Harvey Weinstein’s demands, feels Americans will understand it. The film has already been released with great financial and critical success in Korea and France and has upcoming releases in Japan, Sweden and Germany. It has won several awards at various international film festivals particularly in direction, design and cinematography.
Until Harvey Weinstein and Bong Joon-ho can come to an agreement the film will remain out of the reach of English-speaking countries…all because a rich CEO doesn’t think he’ll maximize on profits if he lets Americans think for themselves. Meanwhile The Weinstein Company has reportedly actively blocked any attempts by anyone to show this film in the United States.
I refuse to be insulted as such just as I refuse to have anyone, let alone someone apparently consumed with greed, dictate to me what I can and cannot watch in my own language.
Stand up for your rights as a film-goer! Let’s fight for the director’s cut and release of Snowpiercer. Not only will this brilliant film finally be freed, but it may set a precedent for future foreign films as well.
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Are you trying to save my soul?
i’m in the special collections room at the library right now translating roman funerary inscriptions and honestly starting to weep a little at thinking about all these sweet lives we know nothing of
sweet mothers; sweet husbands, sweetest children who died very young
what were their lives like? what made them really happy? what sadness did they know? what was their favorite thing to eat?
This clothes hanger from Remodelista is beautiful. In my next life, when I’m the kind of person that picks out my clothes the night before I’d like to have this so I can proudly display them. It’s roughly $45.
Serendipity (names, places, mapbuilding, etc.)
Quick Story Idea
Full Story Idea
really just all of Seventh Sanctum
Fantasy Story Situaton
Chaotic Shiny is just really good in general
You forgot the TV Tropes story generator! It’s my favorite toy.
Suppose, before they said silver or moonlight or wet grass, each poet had to agree to be responsible for the innocence of all the suffering on earth,
because they learned in arithmetic, during the long school days, that if there was anything left over,
you had to carry it.