Derreck. 25. A Very Strange, Enchanted Boy. Romantic. Story Lover. Irregular. Dreamer. Trapped in a Glass Case of Emotion.
Reblogged from athickgirlscloset
I’ll actually buy this issue. Lupita tops People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people. And rightfully so. I mean just look at her, he smile, her personality, her presence, her skin…just everything.
“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment…I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.” - Lupita Nyong’o on being named “People Magazine’s Most Beautiful”
If you need me, i’ll be over here crying quietly in a corner.
Created for The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Double Indemnity (1944)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
The Color Purple (1985)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jackie Brown (1997)
L.A Confidential (1997)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
I’ve seen this movie probably once and that was right around the time it came out when I was a proud member of the Disney cult. (Sidenote: I still am. They got me good.) I always felt that this movie was one that remains mostly forgotten or ignored within the Disney canon. I mean, i’ve only seen it once and probably wouldn’t have watched it again if it wasn’t for HMWYBS. I honestly didn’t remember much about it so it was interesting to watch it many years later as an “adult”.
Let’s get to the shots!
Grandmother Willow creeped me out as a kid. She only creeps me out slightly less now.
Is it just me or is this movie filled to the brim with glamour shots of Pocahontas? If this was live action and an Oscar contender, she would’ve snagged herself an endorsement with Chanel or at least Pantene. Look at her long, luxurious hair.
While a wonderful shot, it took me (for better or worse) straight to:
2004’s film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. Both of men wanting their leading ladies to trust them.
Colors of the Wind, Music of the Night.
Tumblr has completely ruined this particular shot for me because it takes me right to a post that mentioned how John Smith is totally feeling it here. Look at that pose and gracefulness.
The ENTIRE Colors of the Wind sequence is such a visual delight that i didn’t even bother to comb through for a particular shot. I just sat back and enjoyed it. I only chose this because it’s the one that I most readily remembered. A bit on the nose but who cares? I certainly don’t.
Savages! but who does that term really apply to?
I debated between this shot and the other one with the factions of smoke clashing together in the sky but this happened to stand out more for me. The reds, the whole composition. It really surprised me how visually stunning this movie was.
This was almost my best shot. I have an extremely hard time not being partial to gorgeously romantic shots and this one was no exception. They connect while “Listen With Your Heart” plays and the winds and nature encircle them.
Confession: I totally started to tear up here. It’s a beautiful shot but I love all of the emotion that it embodies. The colors of the wind surround her once again as it did when we were first introduced to her onscreen, but this time, it’s different. She’s not the same woman.
Pocahontas stands strong but you can see the lingering pain in her face as she has to watch John sail out of her life. Not only that, but she uses the winds to fill his sails to hasten his departure. The sooner he’s away from her, the sooner he can be home and taken care of.
A surprisingly poignant ending.