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Aikainkauna

* Dodgy gifs * Appalling tags * Conrad Veidt's tunnel of love *

wessas:

*ignores age difference between me and my celebrity crushes*

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torrilla:

……

According to “Joss Whedon: The Biography,” in stores August 1, Hiddleston, who plays antihero Loki in the film, wrote Whedon a heartfelt email after reading Whedon’s draft for the first time.

We’ve published Hiddleston’s letter in full along with Whedon’s response with permission from Chicago Review Press below.

Joss,

I am so excited I can hardly speak.

The first time I read it I grabbed at it like Charlie Bucket snatching for a golden ticketsomewhere behind the chocolate in the wrapper of a Wonka Bar. I didn’t know where to start. Like a classic actor I jumped in looking for LOKI on every page, jumping back and forth, reading words in no particular order, utterances imprinting themselves like flash-cuts of newspaper headlines in my mind: “real menace”; “field of obeisance”; “discontented, nothing is enough”; “his smile is nothing but a glimpse of his skull“; “Puny god” …

… Thank you for writing me my Hans Gruber. But a Hans Gruber with super-magic powers. As played by James Mason … It’s high operatic villainy alongside detached throwaway tongue-in-cheek; plus the “real menace” and his closely guarded suitcase of pain. It’s grand and epic and majestic and poetic and lyrical and wicked and rich and badass and might possibly be the most gloriously fun part I’ve ever stared down the barrel of playing. It is just so juicy

I love how throughout you continue to put Loki on some kind of pedestal of regal magnificence and then consistently tear him down. He gets battered, punched, blasted, side-swiped, roared at, sent tumbling on his back, and every time he gets back up smiling, wickedly, never for a second losing his eloquence, style, wit, self-aggrandisement or grandeur, and you never send him up or deny him his real intelligence…. That he loves to make an entrance; that he has a taste for the grand gesture, the big speech, the spectacle. I might be biased, but I do feel as though you have written me the coolest part.

… But really I’m just sending you a transatlantic shout-out and first-bump, things that traditionally British actors probably don’t do. It’s epic.

Whedon wrote back with a simplistic response:

Tom, this is one of those emails you keep forever. Thanks so much. It’s more articulate (and possibly longer) than the script. I couldn’t be more pleased at your reaction, but I’ll also tell you I’m still working on it … Thank you again. I’m so glad you’re pleased. Absurd fun to ensue.

Best, (including uncharacteristic fist bump), joss.

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imagineyouricon:

Imagine your icon having sex with their genderbent version of themselves


The Fall (2006)

The Fall (2006)

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aikainkauna:

Conrad Veidt does things. Like a boss.

A fanvid.

Sorry. (Not sorry.)

YouTube version here (but they may have blocked/muted it in some countries); you can also download the mp4 on Sendspace here. (ETA: Vimeo version now up here.)

Bringing this back because two (2) people were asking about it, so here ‘tis.

Still not sorry, though.

catsandjammer:

aikainkauna:

catsandjammer:

aikainkauna:

Connie in Hollywood in the late 20s.

Can anyone tell me: In the first picture, Ernst Lubistch is standing at Connie’s right; the person at his left looks like John Barrymore — is it?

That’s Barrymore in the medieval costume and the pipe, yeah. They’d already started shooting The Beloved Rogue when Connie arrived, and he arrived to pick him up from the train station.

#PLEASE DON’T TELL ME YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE BELOVED ROGUE YET. because of the groping. all the glorious groping.

Sadly, NOOOOOOOO, I haven’t seen The Beloved Rogue yet, but it’s now on my list.

It’s in the public domain and available in tons of places, including here on Archive.org.

And I’m not joking about the groping. CONNIE IS ALL OVER HIM ALL THE TIME.

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design-is-fine:

Emblem for a Standard, Mughal Indian, 17th century. V&A

design-is-fine:

Emblem for a Standard, Mughal Indian, 17th century. V&A

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halorvic:

BBCA Intruders Nerd HQ panel (2014)

The Elevator Story

Every floor, someone got on, like a robot and Chewbacca and then some aliens and eventually — and everybody was drunk and it was very late and I was thinking “am I gonna get away with this?”

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queersirius:

Labyrinth Scenes 3/??

You have thirteen hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before your baby brother becomes one of us… forever. Such a pity.

catsandjammer:

aikainkauna:

Connie in Hollywood in the late 20s.

Can anyone tell me: In the first picture, Ernst Lubistch is standing at Connie’s right; the person at his left looks like John Barrymore — is it?

That’s Barrymore in the medieval costume and the pipe, yeah. They’d already started shooting The Beloved Rogue when Connie arrived, and he arrived to pick him up from the train station.

unruhen:

play this episode at my funeral

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