Orson Welles behind the scenes of Citizen Kane (1941)
THE WORLD IS ABUNDANT
BYE THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN
I know you don’t like to talk, but you gotta do it for her.
Yadriel & Maria appreciation post ✿◕‿◕✿
HE SAID MORE THAN HE DID ALL SEASON. I THOUGHT HE DIDN’T CARE. I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST BEING NICE AND LETTING HIS BABY MAMA SEE THE BABY THAT HE PROBABLY DIDN’T REALLY WANT AND BARELY LOOKED AFTER BUT I WAS FUCKING WRONG. I WAS WRONG ABOUT HIM. HE’S JUST QUIET. THE DUDE IS STOIC AS FUCK AND HE FUCKING LOVES MARIA AND HE LOVES THAT BABY AND IT’S FUCKING BEAUTIFUL THE WAY HE GUSHES AND TALKS TO HER LIKE MARIA ASKED HIM TO DO BECAUSE HE WANTS HER TO GROW UP SMART AND LOVED.
But also look at how cute the baby is dressed in each visit. Who did that? Daddy did. But that’s exactly the kind of visual cue that gets lost when he’s getting judged for his bald head, tattoos and stoic (thuggish?) demeanor.
this was actually really important to me because there are tons of reasons for a person being fairly non-verbal. i really liked the portrayal of this relationship because she knows he doesn’t like to talk and it’s not really portrayed as problem for her, it’s not a problem for their relationship, she accepts him for who he is. but she knows that babies need communication for development and he cares about his baby so much that he makes such an effort to do it even though it doesn’t come naturally to him. and it’s so natural in that last scene, it’s so clear he does it all the time and i just really liked this part.
‘Though the North Korean government didn’t formally cut itself off from the outside world until the ’70s (when relations deteriorated between an industrializing China, spurred by the death of Mao Zedong in ‘76), the official policy of isolation actually began in the ’50s, when the first president implemented the country’s infamous Juche (“self reliance”) policy, which meant to isolate and control a populace under the guise of “inspiring in them an ardent love for their native place and their motherland.” And so it continues into 2014. The country has remained so isolated from the Western world for so many decades, that when a tourism company with rare and limited access into the country recently asked a North Korean architect to imagine the future of design, the architect’s renderings looked like something straight out of the Jet Age of the ’50s and ’60s—like set pieces from The Jetsons,a future-based cartoon that aired in 1962.’