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"Give me chastity and continence, but not yet" - St Augustine

So they always put a girl character in movies for someone to fall in love with?

my 7 year old son (astutely calling attention to the lack of female leads in action and adventure films).

While watching Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz flirt in POTC On Stranger Tides my son asked me “Why is there always romance in every movie?” He had asked the same question last week when we watched Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire have their memorable moment in the rain in Spiderman. He’s 7 and not a fan of kissing scenes. I try to explain that many people, especially adults, enjoy romance so it’s a popular thing in movies.

He responds with “So they always put a girl character in for someone to fall in love with?” And I am floored, because I realize the message Hollywood has sent my child is that you only need to include one female character - and it’s not so she can be the hero. If a 7 year old boy can recognize that women in action films are nothing but a plot device it is time for the film industry to admit they have a problem.

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Yep. Long past time. Unfortunately this problem goes back to at least the 1930s.

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COLOR PALETTE MASTERPOST by forbiddenforest

So today I felt like sharing some useful websites that provide pre-made color palettes (left side), as well as sites that allow you to create custom ones (right side). They can be used for graphic design, themes, art, interior design, or just something pretty to look at.

Adobe Kuler (Explore)

Chromaa

Color-Collective

Just Jaimee Daily Color Inspiration

Design Seeds

Adobe Kuler (Create)

Color Scheme Designer

Color Palette Generator (paste the URL of an image and it will automatically generate a pallet that matches the image)

Color Hunter (upload an image and it will automatically generate a pallet that matches the image)

Colllor

I hope you find this useful (and please like or reblog if you did)! Enjoy :)

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"Hotel Room, Place de la Republique" (1976) by Helmut Newton.  I’ve always loved that the composition of this photo led the eye to the telephone reflected in the mirror.  What this suggests in terms of narrative is that the girl is here by her own consent.  She could use the phone to call for help if she wanted to, but she doesn’t.

"Hotel Room, Place de la Republique" (1976) by Helmut Newton.  I’ve always loved that the composition of this photo led the eye to the telephone reflected in the mirror.  What this suggests in terms of narrative is that the girl is here by her own consent.  She could use the phone to call for help if she wanted to, but she doesn’t.

Top: Newgate: “The Exercise Yard” by Gustave Doré (1872); Bottom: “Prisoners Exercising” by Vincent Van Gogh (1890), one of a number of paintings Van Gogh did in February 1890 which directly copied the work of other artists.

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Magazine: i-D March 2009Photographer: Sølve SundsbøModel: Alek WekFashion Director: Edward Enninful

thedoppelganger:

Magazine: i-D March 2009
Photographer: Sølve Sundsbø
Model: Alek Wek
Fashion Director: Edward Enninful

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Actress Teri Wyble and a little painting with light

Actress Teri Wyble and a little painting with light

Top: David Hemmings in Blow Up (1966); Bottom: LP cover of Elvis Costello’s This Years Model (1978)