The funny thing is I didn’t grow up with comic books. I grew up with Communism. I was born in Romania and lived there till I was 8 and then I lived in Vienna for a while. Although I was very young, I do remember that we weren’t allowed to leave the country. So after the revolution, people wanted to escape and find a new way of life. It’s that element of being trapped into something—of a lack of freedom. I always thought for me with Bucky, because of how he grew up in the military and his dad dying in an accident on a military base. His last image of Bucky is, “You’re my descendant.” I think there is this enormous amount of weight on him to be something when he’s never had a chance to go, “What do I really want?” I wanted to bring that—I hope that was being translated.
the end of the semester is coming up, and you need distractions and possibly helpful things as well! if you’re like me that means cute games and articles abt medieval clothing. well look no further, i made a masterpost just for u. <3
Dress Up Games (i s2g i did not have parents i was actually raised by this site) (it has been on the internet since the dawn of time)
general entertainment & amusement
list of films done in Technicolor (so bright, so vivid, so musical numbers!)
video archives of dances created by George Balanchine, greatest modern choreographer of all time basically
make a mixtape! (draws from soundcloud AND youtube)
the future according to movies (infographic) (amusing)
art & visual inspiration
The Web Gallery of Art (click on “music” at the top to listen to period pieces as you browse!)
vintage/avant-garde/what have you collection of images, photographs (I find so much on here that I haven’t seen before, good visual inspiration)
more classic lit (organized by adult, teen, & children)
list of good children’s books compiled by a bunch of spiritual philosophers (lol it’s a good list tho)
a very helpful writing tumblr (general tips, genre-specific, q&a)
education & history
The Met’s timeline of art history (SO COOL WOW)
interactive European history map (VERY helpful in visualizing distribution of cultures across time) (also provides relevant reading suggestions)
learn a language for free! (so far only romance langs & german)
helpful/general life stuff
find new music! (tw swearing i guess)
i’m continuing to update this, let me know if there’s anything i should include!
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
Two other points that were made in Reel Injun:
1) many, many folk kept denying that Littlefeather was native, and consistently reported that she was a white actress dressed in native garb; and
2) John Wayne was so livid about her speech that she afraid of him. (Reel Injun also has a lot to say about how John Wayne’s films legitimized violence against Native Americans).
Falcon Digest Books from the ’50s.