Favourite Movies: The Breakfast Club.↳ “Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.”
I sometimes wonder if Americans get this part of the film, because basically all the Swans in England belong to the Queen and it’s against the law to kill one, and because they’re Police Officers, they obviously can’t break the law so they save the Swan
I am an american and I had no idea thank
Omg you need to WATCH THIS TED TALK RIGHT NOW
It’s (almost entierly non-problematic) feminist: yes
It talks about social ques given to children through kid’s movies and the whole Magical Quest trope: yes
It talks about raising boys to respect women in a way that’s not just chilvarly: yes
It’s written by a man: yes
Watch, listen and learn, because this guy knows what he’s talking about. It’s important to teach the right lessons to both girls and boys.
This is fantastic, funny, and extremely true. Both girls and boys need to learn together that they’re equal, not just “girls can be powerful” and “boys can be powerful”. take a sec to watch this, dashboard!
A great watch. Share with your friends.
It really pisses me off how so many parents who took their kids to see Paranorman made such an uproar about one of the characters being openly gay, but completely ignore how the film also featured aggressive preteen bullying and an innocent child being mercilessly executed by religious fanatics. Way to prioritize, parents.
Movie Posters vs DVD Covers for Kids’ Movies
I recently saw a gallery showing the difference between the artistic and dramatic tone to movie posters as opposed to their bright and colorful DVD covers, also shoving in minor characters into the mix.
i think i might have an explanation for this. the poster is trying to appeal to adults, specifically parents. a parent has to drive to the theater, purchase the tickets, and watch the movie with their kid at the theater. they have to be invested enough and know it’s not going to be a dumb little kid feature based on the poster.
on the other hand, the dvd is appealing more to the kids; shopping with their parents they see a colorful dvd with lots of fun characters and even if they didn’t see it in the theater they beg their parents to buy it. the parent doesn’t have to watch it with them at home, and it’s only another handful of cash so they buy it for their kid when they ask.
it’s not a bad thing, just marketing. the truth is that if they put the beautiful and artistic posters on the dvds, they probably wouldn’t make as much money.
So this is the state of Rise of the Guardians. Our budget to make the film was 145 million. Opening weekend revenue counts the most because it mostly goes back to the studio. We only made 34 million to date.
Sure this sounds like a lot, but in movie terms it’s bare bones. In comparison, Twilight made more than 40 million in one night.
I’m writing about this because people have asked us why we don’t make sequels to movies they like. Megamind, for example, made back its money, but only turned a 10 million dollar profit. 10 million is not enough for a sequel, as you can see it take 145 million to make.
Rise of the Guardians was absolutely stunning, but I think we’ll be lucky to even make our budget back, let alone turn a profit. We need to make twice as much as our budget in order to even think about making a sequel to tell the stories of all the other characters.
Also, if anyone is wondering why we have Madagascar movies up to wazoo, the third movie made 200 million in the U.S. alone.
So I guess what I’m saying is, if you like something like a movie or a game, support it, or you’ll probably never hear about it again.
here’s a nice insight as to how the animated movie industry works, or just the movie industry in general.
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