Crying because December is busy (fricken holidays, man) and I’m never going to finish the 365 films challenge on time and I haven’t been able to gif anything lately. I will def try this weekend though.
@1 week ago
#This has been a text post #i am sorry i am terrible at maintaining this sideblog #but it's my baby
do-you-realize-what-youve-done asked: I love this blog it's amazing. Could you possibly do some gifs from the movie disconnect? I love the gifs you make they are beautiful. Thank you for making them for people.
Thank you for the kind words, though I can’t take full credit since the purpose of accepting requests is somewhat (er, mostly) selfish. Through requests I get to discover all sorts of films I’d otherwise not have known about. (My need to have seen a film before gif-ing it is why I haven’t done any of The Man from Snowy River; I’ve not gotten more than a quarter way through.)
I am a huge film fanatic, although my education is woefully restricted to those mainly from America/Europe/East Asia. (That said, I heartily welcome requests for films from all countries, though if it’s something particularly obscure I may not be able to find it.) I’d like to think that this blog is enjoyed by other film fanatics who want to revel in their favorites or discover new ones.
Anyway, of course I will add Disconnect to the list for you!
@2 weeks ago with 1 note
#ask #do-you-realize-what-youve-done #ahh i'm so rambly tonight soz
Anonymous asked: Ehh it's hardly a racist Film In my opinion. I mean it takes place in South Africa and has Xixo who must carry this coke bottle to the "edge of the Earth" but he's a lovable character with a much different perspective than people from a first world country. It's mildly realistic really, although some facts are a bit skewed for a sort of quirky effect.
Well, as I’ve never seen it I can know only what I’ve read of other people’s opinions (though I should state I’ve seen arguments for both sides). The arguments for it being a racist film stem largely from the portrayal of the bushmen as having had no contact with civilization (admittedly, I have very little knowledge of the San people so I can’t say as to how likely this scenario would be) and so their reactions to “civilized” things/people is played up for comedic effect, from the oversimplification of the people to stereotype, from the context of the film being made during apartheid yet widely ignoring or omitting much of the issue, as well as the use of the documentary style to lend weight and credence to the many misrepresentations as fact. I also took away from some of the criticisms that it could be interpreted as pro-apartheid, in its pushing of the bushmen being much happier in their ignorance and away from civilization. (Basically that they should stay in their own land kind of message.)
@2 weeks ago
#ask #Anonymous #i also remember something about the director lying about the main actor #again i've never seen it before #and so i can't say as to whether or not i believe it IS racist #but the phrasing #'different perspective than people from a first world country' #makes me wonder if the film has an 'other'-ing effect on the san #i probably will watch it at some point just to see #also bc i'm woefully underexposed to #non-east asian/non-european/non-american films