Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams - Rudolph Valentino
Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus… Buster Keaton brought tearful joy to The Donna Reed Show holiday special, “A Very Merry Christmas” (December 24, 1958), as a kindly hospital janitor who dresses up as St. Nick for the bedridden children.
Carole Lombard at home in Hollywood, 1938. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaed
Meryl Streep during the production of ‘Taming of the Shrew’ at the outdoor Delacorte Theater in Central Park, NY 1978
Top 100 favourite non-animated films (in no particular order) (05/100)
↳ A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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film meme» eight female characters [6/8]: Scarlett O’Hara
"Great balls of fire. Don’t bother me anymore, and don’t call me sugar."
Scarlett O’Hara is one of the strongest female characters ever created, brought forth in a time when women had few strong role models to look up to in fiction or otherwise.
Convention said a true lady was always polite, kept her mouth shut, did not show her own strength, and most certainly did not use her head. Her job was to patiently wait for a man to come rescue her, and look pretty while doing it.
Scarlett broke every rule, from the very first time we see her as a pampered southern belle, lost in the romance of the antebellum south, to the very last scene, where she realized that she has just lost the only man she ever truly loved. Yet she still fights on, promising herself that tomorrow is another day, she is a true heroine.
Her value as a character is immense. Throughout the story she grows and changes; some aspects of her personality are sharpened while others are worn down. When people speak of well-rounded characters, I always think of Scarlett O’ Hara.
Yes, she was manipulative, and yes she was quite often a spoiled little brat, but she had a strength and dignity about her that has inspired countless generations of women. It is her imperfections that brought her alive, that gave her so much room for growth. Each time she turns and gives the camera that look, I get chills. That one look tells you everything you ever needed to know about Scarlett. She is not going to let anything get in the way of the things she wants [x].
"I was just a normal-looking kid until I was thirteen. Suddenly I shot up … and at the same time I got thinner. My folks were a little concerned if only because they had to keep buying me new suits to fit me. I had three new suits before I was fourteen. And I still grew a few more inches after that, but they never bought me a fourth suit. I had to make do with the third suit with sleeves that didn’t cover my wrists and pants that stopped just short of my ankles.
Both my dad and grandfather were tall, so my height was no great surprise. But no one in our family was so thin. Mom got very worried about that and she made me eat huge portions of oatmeal every morning. It didn’t make me put on any weight … but it did make me hate oatmeal so much I haven’t eaten it since.
Being thin has been a problem for me in life from time to time. I guess all adolescent boys become self-conscious but I really had something to be self-conscious about. I decided no one was ever going to look at my legs, so I just avoided putting on a bathing suit. People got to thinking I had a phobia about water. My only phobia was about showing my skinny legs. Oh boy, that was a problem I had most of my life.”
Favorite movies | Inglourious Basterds (2009)
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.