If you know me, you’ve probably heard me talk about how I hate the movie convention where people learn a poignant lesson at the end and then the surrounding crowd begins a tediously slow clap that swells into tumultuous applause—so convincing that the enemy eventually breaks down and participates in the slow clap as well.
You’ve seen it. You’ve cringed at it. You’ve maybe mocked it.
But which of THESE two examples is the worst?
One of my personally hated (favorites)—from the Oh So 80s movie Can’t Buy Me Love.
This terrible example from the movie Cool Runnings.
This week marks the premiere of Gotham, the new Fox television show focusing on Jim Gordon’s first year as a cop in Batman’s hometown, and the origins of young Bruce Wayne and the people who will one day become the greatest enemies of his war on crime. That the show exists at all is a testament to how strong Jim Gordon and the rest of the Gotham city Police Department are as heroes in their own rights. So if Gotham has you in the mood to read about Gordon, Harvey Bullock and the rest of the GCPD — or if you just want to dive into some solid Batman comics where the spotlight isn’t entirely on the Dark Knight — then I’ve got some suggestions for great comics about Gotham’s top cops!
If you are a fan of the Fox “Gotham” series (which maybe you’re NOT since its only one episode in), you might get interested through these comics stories centered around Gotham policeman Jim Gordon.
And you can head over to Comixology to buy them if they seem interesting to you.
you had one non-american/white, non-stick thin character and you get a white,blonde stick thin actress to play her
1. I have never written a central female character who was described as thin other than Lindsey Lee Wells. Also, Margo and Q are two of the only white-identified people I’ve written, so I don’t really know how to respond to that part of your statement.
2. I do not cast the movie adaptations of my books. I am a novelist, not a casting director. I did not choose who would play Margo anymore than I choose where the movie will be filmed or what the budget or soundtrack will be.
3. That said, I think Cara will do a wonderful job as Margo. As I’ve learned in the past few hours, a lot of people who don’t know Cara have extremely strong opinions about her as a person, which is weird, because they don’t know her. They have a lot of opinions about her body, too, especially its supposed inadequacies. Cara is living, on a much larger stage, the Margo Roth Spiegelman experience: She receives massive amounts of attention but she’s more a mirror than a window. The way people respond to her seems to be a reflection of one’s own experience and worldview more than it has anything to do with the actual person Cara is. I think this is part of why Cara’s audition was so powerful: Her understanding of Margo is deep and profound and about a lot more than the shape of her body.
Dean has made a strategic mistake with this year’s TV Preview submission on #WWYG. And because his posts are always more popular than mine, I’m just gonna let his get hoisted on his own pitard. David’s posts FTW!