John Cassavetes was totally fearless, almost unnaturally so. I never saw him depressed, I saw him angry, which they say is the other side of depression, but he was very sure and not particularly influenced by anything anybody said. Our pictures made people feel very uncomfortable much of the time. The characters were very emotionally exposed and people weren’t used to it. Everything was not spelled out. The old tradition was that you prepared the audience but with our films you had to just sit there and hold on to your seats. Some people like that and some don’t.— Gena Rowlands
DiCaprio and Mulligan, meanwhile, don’t seem like star-crossed lovers so much as a delusional man in love with a bauble of a woman. Maybe that’s intentional?
I was just looking up websites about exam fear (last years Spanish exam comfortably fit in the top most 5 scary moments in my life; this years exam is on Tuesday), and one of the ‘symptoms’ I found was
‘Each question looks more and more like a foreign language.’
And it just made me laugh as they obviously weren’t considering that people do exams in foreign languages.
Anyway, anyone got any advice for when you totally freeze up in exams? I could really do with it!
If you’re a big ol’ TV nerd like myself then the BBC has a great series on at the moment called The United States of Television: America in Primetime, it’s super interesting and covers different tropes and things from shows all the way from I Love Lucy to Breaking Bad!
The link to iplayer is here [x] but for all you non-UK-ers it may be elsewhere online :) well worth a watch!