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At ca 06:40 in this vid you will see the greatest moment in cinema history. I'm serious.

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I was thinking that everyone could use a brief pause from the doom and gloom that's dominated my posts lately. So I'm going to share some of my favourite MST3K shorts.

Fair warning: These are extremely sexist. But Joel/Mike and the Bots make it all worth it.

Watch the rest under the cut )
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60 years after their first win and the first since Reunification!

Well played. Well played indeed. :)

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Brought to you by, in my opinion, one of the funniest scenes ever in the history of British comedy (and that's coming from someone who isn't really into Mr Bean, most of the time). Appropriately enough, considering it's Who Xmas Special Day, it also features a guest appearance by a Dalek:

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And it's funny because I totally was Karen Powell. In fact, I think I still am...

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Sad news. I wasn't that familiar with his solo stuff (other than the obvious) but I've become a definite Velvet Underground fan over the past year or so.

And this song is sadly appropriate:

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Went to get my blood drawn this morning. Fasting. After too little sleep. And already being anæmic, of course.
Mild talk of blood and needles, in case you're squeamish about that sort of thing )

ETA: On an unrelated note, I think this means it's time to rewatch this:

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My commentary on the new 'fuel' to the Diana Conspiracy:

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I'd kill for a Four/Romana vid set to this song. Like, I'd literally murder someone. Just kidding, I'd just murder them metaphorically.

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 So, I told [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook  that I would do a post about Ian Holm's early acting years (I'm going through bit of a Holm-flip ATM). I'm going to focus on the 60's and 70's, as those are the least (internationally) well-known decades of his career (And the 50's, but I couldn't find any of those). He was mainly a (highly regarded) stage actor up until the mid 70's. This will be the 60's post. I scoured youtube for as many clips I could find. Hope those of you interested in this sort of thing enjoy :) Holm and Judi Dench, younger than I think I've ever seen them, in a 1962 adaption of Anton Checkov's The Cherry Orchard. They were pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself. I'm surprised by how not-in-the-least-bad-looking Holm was as a young man. Fun fact: Holm and Dench have played a couple at least four times. Also, what's with the cross-eyed thing he does when looking at the Moon? Is it part of the character?



As Richard of Gloucester/Richard III in the BBC & RSC adaption of The Wars of the Roses (1965). The whole saga is on youtube, and seems bloody excellent. I love how Holm's Richard is pretty much the opposite of the cartoon villain version of Richard that's often used. He's relatively subtle, with a boyish, dimpled face. And yet there's clearly something Not Quite Right with him. Note how he's about as worked up about brutal murder as most of us would be about buying new socks, except for the malicious twinkle in his eye. And the way he looks at his bloody sword with faint amusement. IMO his Less is More method makes for a much creepier Richard than the ''louder'' interpretations. There's also nicely underplayed humour in his portrayal. Brilliant performance. Without further ado...

The Fearful King. The first of many, many times he's co-starred with David Warner (also incredible as Henry  VI):



The Kingmaker (note the dry ''aww'' when told that Sir Richard Grey is slain XD):

Edward of York:









The Prophetess (My personal favourite of these clips):




Richard of Gloster:





Richard the King (They're trying to teach him manners, heh):


 


Henry Tudor:





As Victor Frankenstein and his monster in the Frankenstein episode of Mystery and Imagination (1966). I certainly did not enjoy this one due to the poets shirt and the tight trousers. Not in the least. ;D Hmm, poets shirt, tight trousers, curly hair, and sweat... Does this remind you of anything, Whovians? Also, it seems excellently creepy and well done.





As Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968). He's been cast in that role many times. I think you'll see why (Seriously, I have no trouble believing that charming little devil attracting all those ladies). ;) He's not in this clip for very long, but in meanwhile you can enjoy Helen Mirren, Diana Rigg, and (again) David Warner. Mirren has also acted with Holm more than once. Not seen in the clip is a half-naked Judi Dench as Titania. A great version if you enjoy staring at good-looking actors.





As Flynn, a Northern Irish gunner in The Bofors Gun (1968). His, I believe first feature film role, for which he won a BAFTA for best actor in a supporting role. As usual, he manages to be the most/one of the most interesting characters. Flynn is highly intelligent, which I suspect is a reason for his apparent boredom and cynical detachment. And yet, in spite of their seemingly antagonistic relationship, he's the only one who insists get medical help for O'Rourke, putting life over career. A very intriguing character with, I think, hidden depths. The whole film is on youtube and is well worth a watch. Also features David Warner (again) and inspector morse John Thaw.






As Grubeshov in The Fixer (1968). Whole movie is on youtube. Seems interesting.





As President Pointcaré in Oh! What a Lovely War (1969). Except I couldn't find any clips with him in it, so here's the whole damn movie.





Stuff that I could not find on youtube:
Granillo in Rope and The Wooden Dish (Both episodes of ITV Play of the Week, 1957), Girls at Sea (1958, uncredited. Hmm... 0.o), An earlier turn as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959), the Edward IV episode of The Wars of the Roses, Sefton Kemp in The Power Games (1966), MacFarlane in The Body Snatcher (1966, another Mystery and Imagination episode).
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Randomly caught this one on VH1. I almost forgot how brilliant it is (apart from the fat-shaming at the end). It's definitely up there in my all time favourite music videos list!



Oh, and could the Ape Person jumping up and down like that be a 2001 shout-out? Or is it just, you know, ape-behaviour (or our common perception of it)?
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I (sort of) randomly came across this. It is simultaneously one of the most hilarious and horrible things I've seen in my life!

RIP MCA

May. 9th, 2012 01:09 am
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Now, I've never followed the Beastie Boys very closely, to say the least, but I'm still sad to hear that Adam Yauch aka MCA has passed away from cancer at only 47. Talented man, for sure. Fight for Your Right, Sabotage, and Intergalactic are songs I could listen to over and over and over again. Not to mention, he was one few male artists expressed sincere regret for the misogyny in some of his earlier work, and tried to make amends. John Lennon is another good example.


Also, I forgot how awesome the music vid for Intergalactic is in all old school sci-fi loving glory:

Do want!

Apr. 29th, 2012 09:52 pm
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Featuring Very Likely Psychopath!GuyPearce:



AND an android, who will naturally turn out to be my favourite character:

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For the occassion, my favourite John Lennon song:




I'm not working class, but I nontheless really indentify with the lyrics. As I do with so many of his songs, really. I think it works if you're part of a ''marginalised'' group one way or another.

Also, that video is really well-made. I get chills from the blood-stain spreading on The Catcher in the Rye at the end.
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Day 23 – A Who-Related YouTube Video





Day 24 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 25 – Favourite Who Actor
Day 26 – Favourite Who Actress
Day 27 – An Episode You Wish Hadn’t Been Made
Day 28 – An Episode Idea You Created Yourself
Day 29 – Who You Think Should Be the Next Doctor
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Election video by the vile Sweden Democrats:



I much prefer this version, myself:
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Day 13 – Your Favourite Villain





Day 14 – The Villain Who Scared You the Most
Day 15 – Favorite Who-Related Tumblr
Day 16 – Your Favourite Who-Related FanFic
Day 17 – A Piece of Who-Related FanArt
Day 18 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 20 – The Character Who Is Most Like You
Day 21 – Your Doctor Who OTP
Day 22 – A Who-Related Fan-Site
Day 23 – A Who-Related YouTube Video
Day 24 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 25 – Favourite Who Actor
Day 26 – Favourite Who Actress
Day 27 – An Episode You Wish Hadn’t Been Made
Day 28 – An Episode Idea You Created Yourself
Day 29 – Who You Think Should Be the Next Doctor
Day 30 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

DW Meme VII

Aug. 2nd, 2010 10:31 pm
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Day 07 – Your Favourite Piece of Music



Delia Derbyshire FTMFW!



Day 08 – A Who-Related Photo That Makes You Happy
Day 09 – A Who-Related Photo That Makes You Angry/Sad
Day 10 – A Who-Related Photo That You Took
Day 11 – Your Favourite Season (Classic or New)
Day 12 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 13 – Your Favourite Villain
Day 14 – The Villain Who Scared You the Most
Day 15 – Favorite Who-Related Tumblr
Day 16 – Your Favourite Who-Related FanFic
Day 17 – A Piece of Who-Related FanArt
Day 18 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 20 – The Character Who Is Most Like You
Day 21 – Your Doctor Who OTP
Day 22 – A Who-Related Fan-Site
Day 23 – A Who-Related YouTube Video
Day 24 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 25 – Favourite Who Actor
Day 26 – Favourite Who Actress
Day 27 – An Episode You Wish Hadn’t Been Made
Day 28 – An Episode Idea You Created Yourself
Day 29 – Who You Think Should Be the Next Doctor
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