Make me choose

mastergamgee:

Send me two characters/houses/places/anything and I’ll tell you through a gifset which one I prefer!

Was uns erschrak hat sie geliebt.

You always tell the families that the death was peaceful and without pain even when it is not.

haroldlloyds:

Happy Birthday Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. 
April 20, 1893 - March 8, 1971

"Harold Lloyd was one of the most charismatic innovators of film comedy, an excellent actor, and a consummate filmmaker." - Jack Lemmon

Harold Lloyd was, and remains, one of the most iconic figures in film history. His films influenced genres, styles and techniques that are still very much alive today. His comedic genius and timing redefined the genre of film comedy, and gave life to many sub-genres including the romantic comedy, the college comedy and the football movie. Character minded, and technically adept, his films were filled with joy, heartbreak, action, social comment, stunts and most of all the roaring spirit of the 1920s. They are still as endearing and hilarious today as they were when they came out, over 80 years ago. Lloyd was truly a genius, operating at the same level as his contemporaries, Chaplin and Keaton, and offered an alternative to the ‘grotesque’ comedy character. Lloyd’s Glass character was the boy-next-door, the average american go-getter, a character so normal that anyone could identify with him. He was The Boy. 

Lloyd’s legacy has been criminally underrepresented in the annals of film history, and it’s about time he made a return to public consciousness. He was so much more than a pair of glasses. He was the living embodiment of the spirit of 1920s America, and truly a master of cinema. 

Make me choose

mastergamgee:

Send me two characters/houses/places/anything and I’ll tell you through a gifset which one I prefer!

Was uns erschrak hat sie geliebt.

nitrateglow:

nitratediva:

Alfred Clark’s "The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots" (1895) featured what was possibly the first ever edit within a film—and it was a cut in more ways than one. In order to simulate a decapitation, a hidden cut allowed the substitution of a dummy in the place of the (male) actor playing the queen. The effect was so horrific and realistic at the time that audience members reportedly believed that someone had really given her life for the part.

Goes to show people liked their gore even back in the day

I’m lost. And it’s my own fault. It’s about time I figured out that I can’t ask people to keep me found.

— Anne Sexton, A Self-Portrait in Letters. (via wordsnquotes)

tanaquil:

CATERINA SFORZA: Caterina, from an early age, distinguished herself by her bold and impetuous actions taken to safeguard her possessions from possible usurpers, and to defend her dominions from attack, when they were involved in political intrigues that were a distinguishing feature of 15th century Italy.

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the glass menagerie | objects

Senator Hotel, Atlantic City, 1948. Photographed by Nina Leen

pia douwes - mijn droom [fantine original dutch production]

Best of Megan Hilty’s Twitter  I’ve just joined twitter y’all! Look out!!!”