I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.
"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”
Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?
"I don’t think it’s like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness. But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.
“When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.”—Anthony Mackie (via rexilla)
“You don’t have to pull up a lot of reviews to find people who absolutely hate what I do, for these reasons, or at least what they identify as these reasons. Maybe they would hate my movies even more if I took away the things they hate, but at a certain point, what am I going to do? I don’t read minds, so I guess I’ll just do what I want to do. And what I want to do has a lot to do with what I enjoy in movies.”—Wes Anderson (via amyseimetz)
So, while the body modification debates what I consider a pretty cut-and-dry case of white privilege (whether or not white dudes should be walking around wearing swastikas) can we now open the dialogue* on cultural appropriation in the body modification industry/subculture?
“I hate when people ask, ‘What’s it like being an Indian comedian?’ Or similarly, when they ask female comedians what it’s like being a ‘female comedian.’ I’ve never read anyone ask Jerry Seinfeld what it’s like being a ‘Caucasian comedian,’ which is actually a great question. Mindy Kaling put it best when she said something to the effect of, ‘I can go head-to-head with any white, male comedy writer. Don’t try to segment me into a smaller category.’ I thought it was such a badass thing to say and articulated my frustration perfectly.”—Aziz Ansari (via vasavikanneganti)