The Royal Tenenbaums - Wes Anderson
Luke Wilson as Richie Tenenbaum
This scene was one of the most suddenly upsetting scenes, the way he just starts to lose it. One of the things I noticed was that he wears his glasses throughout most of the film up until this point, and when he finally takes them off you see all the pain that that are in his eyes, like those glasses are the only thing keeping him from the world.
The line “I’m going to kill myself tomorrow” just relates to how when people are depressed they always say that with the promise of doing it but never actually going through with it until something pushes them over the edge.
To anyone that is part of a dysfunctional family this movie is a must see so that you know that you’re not alone, and that you will never be alone.
What adds to the realism of the situation is that Raleigh says earlier, “Well, I just wanna die!” to Margot, which a lot of people do when they’re upset, but they’re not actually suicidal. And when he finds the truth out about his relationship with Margot, he shows pretty normal signs of grieving (loss of appetite, zoning out on the couch) that are appropriate for the situation. He’s experiencing normal depression.
Richie actions seem really accurate for someone who is suicidal. Even earlier in the movie, RIchie gets home and immediately lets Mordecai go. Some people who are suicidal start giving their stuff away before they attempt suicide, so that seemed like it foreshadowed the suicide attempt very early on in the movie.
You know, judging by how many jokes and gag art the “Trigun” fandom puts out about Legato’s cannibalism, you could never tell that his cannibalism was actually never a focal character trait at any point in canon (at least not in the anime, and I think not in the manga either, though I can’t be certain). His binges on desserts and meat, yes. His cannibalism, though? Noooo, that was only ever hinted at.
For what it’s worth, I read an article once about how some of the stuff Nightow turned in to his editors had to be changed, and the cannibalism angle was one of them. In the anime, he does take a hotdog out of the same bag that is holding a man’s severed tongue/head, so that’s pretty gross. In the manga, there’s some violent scene, and the next cut is to Legato messily eating a hunk of meat. (I think it’s in TriMax 1 or 2.) That’s all for “hints,” and even those are extremely subtle if they’re supposed to be hints in the first place, but it does kind of make sense for his character to despise humans so much he sees them as livestock to feed the strong. Yick.
Jacuzzis of Mt. Roraima
Photo credit: Waldyr Neto
:O i want to swim in that so hard
Really? It looks like Jabba the Hut has melted under thew ater and is waiting to eat any swimmers…
Jurassic Park → Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler
∟ “We can discuss sexism in survival situations when I get back.”
I looooOOOoOOooOOoOoOooOve her
I was telling my class the other day about how much I love this character and how having seen this in theatres when I was seven was such a positive influence on my life. She’s got a profession and she’s tough and she’s smart and she won’t take none of your sexist bullshit.
John Hammond: It ought to be me really going.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Why?
John Hammond: Well, I’m a… And you’re, um, a…
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Look… We can discuss sexism in survival situations when I get back.
I used to prentend to be her all the time when I was a kid.
Ellie’s cool, but as a 10 year old reading the book for the first time, I didn’t like how she wasn’t referred to in the book as “Sattler.” All the adult male characters were referred to by their last names, but Ellie was consistently referred to as Ellie.
am i the only one that actually believed that booth was death?? i was hurt! in the beggining on this ep you know T.T . i’ll stop ranting to keep watching
I totally thought he was dead and had no idea whose dream sequence we were in until they went back to the lab and Booth and Bones were still arguing.
Hey…in season 4, with the addition of Sweets, he and Angela kind of put the smack down on Booth with his treatment of transgender people. And then Angela has a girlfriend, and she seems like a vulnerable, yet grounded individual who is reunited with her first love, but realizes that she can’t go back and actually stands up for herself and DOESN’T go back to Angela after all. That seems pretty cool to me.
I will keep watching…
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Would that actually be OOC for Brennan? She has always had a strong sex-life throughout the series AND an almost disturbing ability to compartmentalize her life. Plus, if she did happen to strip, how would that change what you know about her character?
(My money is officially on participant-observer in an ethnography, even though she’s not a cultural anthropologist, but neither would be that surprising…)
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It strikes me again and again and again that whenever a fringe culture is presented on this show, it’s always treated as somehow “wrong” or “less” than the normal culture at large. It would be one thing to present them as “other,” but I don’t know why an anthropologist like Bones, who obviously has a varied and interesting sex life, would always side with Booth, who despite the fact that he has a lot of sexual partners is very straight-laced and traditional.
I’m in season 3, and it’s fairly obvious that Bones would like nothing more than to be a “normal” person from a “normal” family with a “normal” life, and Booth is pretty much as “normal” (as in…traditional-ish: he’s just religious enough to feel guilty about all the Catholic rules he breaks) as Bones is ever going to find. I can see that her siding with Booth could be because she both wants normalcy AND she doesn’t want to alienate Booth or put their partnership in jeopardy…and she’s clearly not a cultural anthropologist…BUT COME ON! NORMAL PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANTHROPOLOGISTS!
I realize that anthropologists are just people, too, and are subject to the same susceptibility to draw conclusions from their own personal experiences instead of using objective facts to reach conclusions about groups of different people, but I still wish there was a distinction between Brennan’s thoughts as an anthropologist versus Brennan’s opinions as a human being.
Sigh… I find this almost as frustrating as when people think archaeologists dig up dinosaur bones.
Imagine an X-Files where:
Mulder is wrong sometimes…
Scully actually has some things in her life that bring her joy…
Mulder wasn’t doused with mind-altering chemicals in “The Usual Suspects”…
Scully actually gets to use science to solve crimes…
The Lone Gunmen include two hot girls (Angela and Cam)…
The UST between Mulder and Scully is actually INCREASED because they routinely get it on with people outside the main cast…
There are more MotW episodes than you can shake a stick at, but our characters continue to change and progress regardless of the fact that most of the conflict of the main story line of each episode concludes within said episode…
The characters are the central point of the series instead of the conspiracies…
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.
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