Professional Dilettante

Pop culture writer. Snuggler of kittens. Purveyor of peace, love, and musicals. Seattle, WA.

bloodyredcarpet:

On this day in 1898, a screen legend was born…paying our respects to one of the great auteurs, the madcap genius of Edmund Preston Biden, known to movie lovers the world over as Mr. Preston Sturges! (August 29, 1898 - August 6, 1959)

brightwalldarkroom:

Andrew Root on An American Tail (1986):
"As they board a transatlantic ship, Fievel asks questions endlessly; is that water the ocean? Does that smoke mean the ship is on fire? Are those seagulls? What’s a herring, and how are they different from just a regular ol’ fish? Fievel’s unbounded curiosity leads him out onto the deck during a storm, and he is swept overboard by the cruelty of the winds and waves. At the immigrant processing centre in New York, Papa’s tears appear unbidden, his jovial nature drained, his sadness complete. Afloat in a bottle, Fievel is exhausted, bewildered and lost. And the sadness - the dark liquid sadness - is very, very real."

brightwalldarkroom:

Andrew Root on An American Tail (1986):

"As they board a transatlantic ship, Fievel asks questions endlessly; is that water the ocean? Does that smoke mean the ship is on fire? Are those seagulls? What’s a herring, and how are they different from just a regular ol’ fish? Fievel’s unbounded curiosity leads him out onto the deck during a storm, and he is swept overboard by the cruelty of the winds and waves. At the immigrant processing centre in New York, Papa’s tears appear unbidden, his jovial nature drained, his sadness complete. Afloat in a bottle, Fievel is exhausted, bewildered and lost. And the sadness - the dark liquid sadness - is very, very real."