Favorite Endings Based on Screenplays —> Shame
I know some people don’t really like this ambiguous ending, but I think it’s great. This script has fantastic screen direction from Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan executed perfectly from Michael Fassbender. I love how nothing is spoken, but we can see all the emotions described just from Fassbender’s facial expressions. The final ending is changed quite a bit, but the same idea is still there. There has been some debate as to whether he succumbs to his urges or not, but to me that’s not what’s important in this scene. I think the message that this scene gives is that because he is an addict he has to go through a struggle with himself and his urges and his emotions every time he finds himself in a similar situation. This ending shows that for his character, it’s never really over (not at least until he gets some major help) and we can tell by that last look he gives that he is disgusted and ashamed by that, but at the same time, he still can’t look away.
Current albums on repeat in my life:
Future Islands - In Evening Air
The Winter Sounds - Church of the Haunted South
Sigur Ros - Kveikur
Frog Eyes - Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph
Sea Wolf - Old World Romance
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
The Master (2012)
If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you’d be the first person in the history of the world.
'My daughter's getting married, come join us!'
Dear Eli, I’m in the middle of the Ocean. I haven’t left my room in four days. I’ve never been more lonely in my life, and I think I’m in love with Margot.
Your Friend, Richie. End of letter.
Here’s an update on every book, play, and short story I’ve read this past month.
How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
The Children of Men by P.D. James
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself
The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh
Hello and Goodbye by Athol Fugard
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
I’m definitely looking forward to having more time to read during the break.
Portal is probably the last major video game release that didn’t star a white, 18-35 year old white dude with short hair, stubble and a scowl. That game came out six years ago.
I don’t understand how people can get mad and confused when you point out that there’s not enough creativity or diversity in video games. Granted, there was definitely room for growth in the 80’s and 90’s, but we’ve fallen way behind since then. We used to have space pilot furries and master thieves. Dragons, bandicoots, hedgehogs and plumbers. Women who were archaeologists and bounty hunters.
So why are we still marketing games exclusively to fraternity douchebags? There’s no excuse for having such narrow goals in 2013.
THIS IS NOT OKAY.
Thank you! And people don’t get it when I explain this.
SHARING BECAUSE OF ALL REASON!
So are we just gonna ignore that the last 2 Final Fantasy games have had a female main character, not counting the one coming early next year? And Mirror’s Edge? And what about Prototype 2? And let’s not forget the crap ton of games where the player can design their own character so it can be any race and/or gender.