I was trying to figure out where all the oversaturated gif sets of the Les Mis trailer are but then I remembered that Tom Hooper is involved and that all the people who make those gifs are Fincher worshippers and that the 2010 Oscars were basically their Vietnam.
first off, depression is vastly different for everyone. secondly the depiction of depression in bridesmaids is very literal and in melancholia it is presented much more metaphorically.. and either way, regarding what you said about the two women’s
behavior; it’s not that different because both behaviors stem from the same core issues so effectively both films depict depression pretty much the same - as detrimental to not only your own health but to the way you relate to the rest of the world.
I mean I agree but when I was making that post I was thinking along the terms of how Annie’s depression is probably a lot more relatable than Justine’s for the very reason that Melancholia interprets it and turns it into metaphor so I don’t see how we can just go ahead and call Melancholia the greatest representation of depression ever put to film just because it was more artistic.
I’m just gonna go ahead and say that Bridesmaids was a better representation of depression than Melancholia.
When you’re depressed you don’t eat food and then say things like “it tastes like ashes” and have sex with random people you just met and pee on golf courses and stare at the moon and predict the end of the world. You actually sit at home and watch movies and wallow in the fact that you have no friends and turn people away and think about how much better everyone else’s life is going than yours because you have failed at everything.
It’s just as much about how each of the completely human and desperate characters are only really happy together as a family, not to mention I feel like that completely ignores how the stories told, the fact that they’re porn stars, a lot more.
I don’t really understand how the fact that they’re porn stars makes it more than just a standard movie about show business, it’s just a different and more edgy version of show business, which to me only made the drug activity and “seedy underbelly” much less remarkable. Also I don’t really see how the storytelling was anything revolutionary or different. Sure he did a good job of showing how sex becomes something totally unholy and unremarkable, but is that something that we didn’t already know? Also if it weren’t for the happy ending when everything is magically fixed when they all come together again, the film really doesn’t support the idea that these people are totally unhappy when they aren’t together since their unhappiness in that area of the film is more a function of bad things happening to them rather than a function of their isolation.
I’m actually really happy with the Les Mis trailer. I feel like a lot of people are just saying it’s gonna suck because of Tom Hooper because of The King’s Speech but honestly his direction was probably the best part of that movie. Seriously blame David Seidler for that movie. I’m really excited to see what Hooper does with quality material.
ok the horse just jumped off the boat and I need to find that gif of a horse jumping off a boat with the caption “I CAN’T” because I’m pretty sure it was the same thing and I died laughing and tumblr is ruining this movie for me omg
has anyone else ever done this thing where you haven’t seen a movie but you see gifs of it so many times on here that you start reading them how you think the actors would read it and then you finally watch the movie and it sounds nothing like how you pictured it because that happened to me like 50 times when I was watching Closer.