And that’s why they’re friends.
*video game boss the size of a skyscraper*
"HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FIGHT THIS THING"
*ten minutes later*
"that…was surprisingly easy."
*video game boss that is just normal dude with sword*
"ahhh this’ll probably be easy"
*ten hours later*
"fuck. shit. god. I can’t do this anymore. you’ve bested me. I will no longer play a game again. I have been disgraced."
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
Brooks: FLUENT ANIMATION, IN MY SEASON ONE SIMPSONS?
As disappointed as I am to see such lovely and fluid animation left on the cutting room floor, an animation student I can sort of understand why it was cut.
Reason 1) Animation that good costs A LOT of time and money and to do that kind of quality on a regular Animated TV Sitcom would break their budget out the roof.
Reason 2) Assuming they only used this quality animation in a few scenes in order to save money, having one intricate and wonderfully acted piece of animation peppered in with lower budget scenes would look a little jarring and take the viewer out of the experience.
The Simpsons actually did this in a lot of their earlier episodes as evidenced by this clip: http://charliewoodham.tumblr.com/post/71453619386/barkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbark-that-weird-10
As you can see, it IS a little weird. Heck, the caption at the bottom is the OP expressing their “weirded-out” feelings over the sudden change in quality.
One thing animation needs to do well in order to be convincing is CONSISTENT, or else you feel like you’re watching a totally different show every scene. And while the bottom animation is by no means top-notch, it probably is pretty consistent to the style of the rest of the show.
So they sadly had to go with the gif at the bottom. And while it is by no means “shit” it sadly had to be re-done with what we see below. I can only hope the animator of the top gif got paid REALLY well for that scene because it is gorgeous.
Favourite animators: Tetsuya Nishio (西尾鉄也) and his work on FLCL
Peach’s panties were deemed to risque for a young audience in the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. Instead, children playing the game will be welcomed to T H E V O I D
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