365 MOVIES FOR 2011 CHALLENGE | MOVIE#82: RABBIT-PROOF FENCE (2002)
CAST: EVERLYN SAMPI, TIANNA SANSBURY, KENNETH BRANAGH
DIR. PHILLIP NOYCE | RATING: 7.5/10
MOLLY CRAIG: This is a true story - story of my sister Daisy, my cousin Gracie and me when we were little. Our people, the Jigalong mob, we were desert people then, walking all over our land. My mum told me about how the white people came to our country. They made a storehouse here at Jigalong - brought clothes and other things - flour, tobacco, tea. Gave them to us on ration day. We came there, made a camp nearby. They were building a long fence.
(VIEWED FEB 26TH, 2011 - 82/365)
Sansa Stark meme || (1/9) Quotes
↳ “I am not your daughter, she thought. I am Sansa Stark, Lord Eddard’s daughter and Lady Catelyn’s, the blood of Winterfell.”
Did ‘I ever mentioned that I like to draw trees?
7bte Zwerg visual development, environment production design
The 7th Dwarf 3D feature Film
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) - Spain
DIR: Victor Erice
What you did to me is in my head, and I will find it.
My dad went for a walk and casually found a €100 bill lying on the ground.
favorite movies: Whale Rider, 2002
My name is Paikea Apirana, and I come from a long line of chiefs stretching all the way back to the whale rider. I’m not a prophet, but I know that our people will keep going forward, all together, with all of our strength.
Well, I don’t know. Some things in life, like the color of a house, don’t really matter. But lifting someone’s heart? Now, that matters.
(The Secret Life of Bees)
appalachian fairy tales have a strong mixture of european, native american (especially cherokee), and biblical influences [and] are rooted in english, scottish, and irish fairy tales, as well as regional heroic figures and events. jack tales, which tend to revolve around the exploits of a simple but dedicated figure named jack, are popular…[the appalachian dialect of beech mountain jack tales performances is especially distinct, using older verb forms such as “cloom” as the past tense of “climb” and “a-prefixing” to express intensive action.] other stories involve wild animals, such as hunting tales. in the industrial areas of western pennsylvania and northern west virginia, the composite joe magarac steelworker story has been handed down [along with] regional folk heroes such as the railroad worker john henry, frontiersmen davy crockett, mike fink, and johnny appleseed…murder stories, such as omie wise and john hardy, are popular subjects for appalachian ballads. ghost stories, or haint tales in regional english, are a common feature of southern oral and literary tradition. ghost stories native to the region include the story of the greenbrier ghost, which is rooted in a greenbrier county, west virginia murder.
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#also: ”there is a rich tradition of humor in appalachian fairy tales and some fear that farcical stories from inside the culture may #perpetuate negative hillbilly stereotypes as much as jokes or satires by outsiders. but mocking human nature and foolish behavior is an #ancient part of storytelling traditions around the world. one of appalachia’s most popular comical tales about fools and noodleheads [is] #old dry frye…some appalachian storytellers play up the humorous elements more than others or add some jokes #but they seldom subvert the structure of themes of older tales.” #”beech mountain jack tale has developed as a term to characterize the continuation and flowering of jack tale telling in two mountain #counties watauga and avery in northwestern north carolina…although the styles of tellers of the beech mountain tale have striking #differences all characterize the trickster jack as a good-natured laid-back hero which certainly reflects local cultural norms. #often tellers preface their stories with comments on the importance of the tales to their family tradition.” #”storytelling in peasant or servant groups tends toward the wonder tale…to provide imaginative release from the harsh conditions of #workaday life. they are often performed as an accompaniment to repetitive menial tasks such as food storage (picking canning drying #and threshing) cloth-weaving or net-mending as appalachian hebridean and hungarian storytellers have testified.” #”it is part of the american creed that even a poor [child] can grow up to become president…this rags-to-riches formula was immortalized #in american children’s fiction by the horatio alger stories of the 1860s and by the pluck and luck nickel novels of the 1920s. #it is little wonder then that cinderella should be a perennial favorite in the american fairy tale pantheon.”
The Spirit of the Beehive/El espíritu de la colmena (dir. Víctor Erice, 1973)
ever wondered how much dust you’d produce if you demolished several thick walls haphazardly built 100 years ago out of a lot of bad mortar and irregular brittle stones? a lot. trust me.
get to know me meme: [1/?] favorite movies → A Little Princess
Because it’s magic. Magic has to be believed. It’s the only way it’s real.
Wow, that’s so interesting and bizarre!
Right? I’m expecially curious about the door, the worker even said that wall looked like it was all built in one sitting (so not made thicker later on or something like that).
favorite movies: The Secret of Roan Inish, 1994
Once a selkie finds its skin again, neither chains of steel nor chains of love can keep her from the sea.