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Network screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky, famously uncompromising about his work, consults his wife for script notes. Its star, Faye Dunaway, buys a $970 wig, and won’t shoot without a nudity contract. Is she a “pain in the ass” or a #bossbitch? Meanwhile, newswomen like Barbara Walters are already feeling the film’s repercussions in the real world in 1976. Hear these anecdotes and more in Eleanor’s chat with Dave Itzkoff, author of the revealing new book Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies.

“The photographer, Terry O’Neill, had met her on a magazine shoot the week before and they had become friends. He tells her his idea. ‘I wanted to capture the look of dazed confusion,” he recalls today, “to capture that state of utter shock that Oscar winners enter, where they go to bed thrilled, then overnight, it dawns on them that they’ve changed, that they’ve just become a star. And not just a star, a millionaire.’”

The photographer, Terry O’Neill, had met her on a magazine shoot the week before and they had become friends. He tells her his idea. ‘I wanted to capture the look of dazed confusion,” he recalls today, “to capture that state of utter shock that Oscar winners enter, where they go to bed thrilled, then overnight, it dawns on them that they’ve changed, that they’ve just become a star. And not just a star, a millionaire.’”

brainframe:

ANNOUNCING BROOKLYN BRAIN FRAME 2
Chicago’s legendary performative comix reading series BRAIN FRAME descends upon Brooklyn for second time, more potent, more puzzling, more preternatural than ever before. Please join us to witness eight artists from Brooklyn and beyond interpret their work in front of a live audience, incorporating elements impossible to reproduce on the printed page. BROOKLYN BRAIN FRAME 2 will see young rappers, interactive gifs, a giant foot, queer quizzing, sad dance jams, opportunity for retribution, and much, much more.Featuring performances by:Elvis BakaitisOlivia FoxZebadiah KeneallySakura Maku [with Duane Bruton, Danny Campbell, Lily Galib, Lyra Hill, David Hollingsworth, Wilfredo Ortega, and Don Paris Schlotman]Harrison StewartMatthew ThurberTom ToyeLisa Wilde [with Infinite Cubia and Matthew Shields]Please bring CA$H to purchase comics, zines, prints, posters, and whatever else readers care to hawk. All proceeds go to artists.at Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn8pm :: $8BROOKLYN BRAIN FRAME 2 is organized in association with the Brooklyn Zine Fest, April 26th and 27th from 11am to 6pm at Brooklyn Historical Society.
Poster by Tom Toye and Lale Westvind.

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brainframe:

ANNOUNCING BROOKLYN BRAIN FRAME 2

Chicago’s legendary performative comix reading series BRAIN FRAME descends upon Brooklyn for second time, more potent, more puzzling, more preternatural than ever before. Please join us to witness eight artists from Brooklyn and beyond interpret their work in front of a live audience, incorporating elements impossible to reproduce on the printed page. BROOKLYN BRAIN FRAME 2 will see young rappers, interactive gifs, a giant foot, queer quizzing, sad dance jams, opportunity for retribution, and much, much more.

Featuring performances by:
Elvis Bakaitis
Olivia Fox
Zebadiah Keneally
Sakura Maku [with Duane Bruton, Danny Campbell, Lily Galib, Lyra Hill, David Hollingsworth, Wilfredo Ortega, and Don Paris Schlotman]
Harrison Stewart
Matthew Thurber
Tom Toye
Lisa Wilde [with Infinite Cubia and Matthew Shields]

Please bring CA$H to purchase comics, zines, prints, posters, and whatever else readers care to hawk. All proceeds go to artists.

at Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn
8pm :: $8

BROOKLYN BRAIN FRAME 2 is organized in association with the Brooklyn Zine Fest, April 26th and 27th from 11am to 6pm at Brooklyn Historical Society.

Poster by Tom Toye and Lale Westvind.

CAN’T WAIT

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Many female movie characters have jobs. But what makes a “working woman” movie? Along with our guest, writer/producer/dramaturge Meg Sweeney Lawless, we focus on two unforgettable, hard-nosed working ladies in two classic films: His Girl Friday (1940) and Network (1976). Both films are dark comedies that offer behind the scenes looks at the world of news media, but we leave feeling very differently about its female leads — why? What makes Rosalind Russell’s fast-talking dame so different from Faye Dunaway cool and calculating Diana? You’ll be surprised to discover that they have more in common than a first glance would suggest.

Kim Novak on Vertigo

Stephen Rebello: Was it your idea not to wear a bra when you played Judy? 

Kim Novak: That’s right, when I played Judy, I never wore a bra.  It killed me having to wear a bra as Madeleine but you had to because they had built the suit so that you had to stand very erect or you suddenly were not ‘in position.’  They made that suit very stiff.   You constantly had to hold your shoulders back and stand erect.  But, oh that was so perfect.  That suit helped me find the tools for playing the role.  It was wonderful for Judy because then I got to be without a bra and felt so good again.  I just felt natural.  I had on my own beige shoes and that felt good.  Hitchcock said, ‘Does that feel better?’  I said, ‘Oh, yes, thank you so much.’  But then, I had to play ‘Madeleine’ again when Judy had to be made over again by Scottie into what she didn’t want to be.  I could use that, again, totally for me, not just being made over into Madeleine but into Madeleine who wore that ghastly gray suit.  The clothes alone were so perfect, they were everything I could want as an actress.

Stephen Rebello: The short haircut you usually wore in your films was copied by women all around the world.  Why did Hitchcock make you wear wigs in Vertigo

Kim Novak: That’s right, my hair was short at that time in my career and Hitchcock wanted that perfect pulled-back hair.  I already hated that gray suit and then having to go through putting on that wig with a false front — again made me feel so trapped inside this person who was desperately wanting to break out of it but she was so caught up in the web of deception that she couldn’t.  The fear of not being loved if she didn’t have on these clothes or wore her hair in a certain way — oh, god, she had nothing left but to kill herself in the bell tower.”

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Tina Belcher delivered a life-saving hair flip on the most recent Bob’s Burgers episode. Which has not been GIF’d yet (Come ON, Internet), but here’s another one to hold you over. Tina is Eleanor’s hero.

(Find it here @ 16:30: http://watchbobsburgersonline.com/movie/58-412_The_Frond_Flies.html)

"They’re trippin’ on your flippin’! Keep going, girl!"

meetthelady:

It happened! Recently the Motion Picture and Television Fund received an official inquiry from a legit publisher interested in buying the rights to Elsa Lanchester Herself, the incredible out-of-print memoir of the Oscar-nominated character actress Elsa Lanchester (“The Bride of Frankenstein”).
We are still waiting for a response.
If ever there was a time to reach out to the MPTF and urge them to reprint, THIS. IS. THAT. TIME.
I’ve made a coloring page that you can print out, decorate, and mail to them. Feel free to jot down a note to the MPTF asking them to accept the offer. Send multiples! Get your friends to help! Let us bury them in Frankensteinian refrigerator art. If you send me a copy of your handiwork, I’ll repost it here.
That mailing address is:
Motion Picture & Television FundThe Wasserman Campus23388 Mulholland DriveWoodland Hills, CA 91364
You may also email them at:
info@mptf.com
Or even call them at:
855-760-6783
Feel free to ask for Sharon Siefert’s office. She’s the VP of Legal Affairs, she’s the one who received the publisher request. Let her assistant know why you’re calling and ask whether they intend to reprint. (No need for rudeness, we want them to see it our way.)
Thank you for following along over the last year. We are so agonizingly close to getting Elsa’s story back on bookshelves. Let’s give it one more push!

Our friend Tom Blunt (and B&M guest) is on a mission to share the story of a fascinating woman. Help Elsa’s voice become heard from the beyond!
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meetthelady:

It happened! Recently the Motion Picture and Television Fund received an official inquiry from a legit publisher interested in buying the rights to Elsa Lanchester Herself, the incredible out-of-print memoir of the Oscar-nominated character actress Elsa Lanchester (“The Bride of Frankenstein”).

We are still waiting for a response.

If ever there was a time to reach out to the MPTF and urge them to reprint, THIS. IS. THAT. TIME.

I’ve made a coloring page that you can print out, decorate, and mail to them. Feel free to jot down a note to the MPTF asking them to accept the offer. Send multiples! Get your friends to help! Let us bury them in Frankensteinian refrigerator art. If you send me a copy of your handiwork, I’ll repost it here.

That mailing address is:

Motion Picture & Television Fund
The Wasserman Campus
23388 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

You may also email them at:

info@mptf.com

Or even call them at:

855-760-6783

Feel free to ask for Sharon Siefert’s office. She’s the VP of Legal Affairs, she’s the one who received the publisher request. Let her assistant know why you’re calling and ask whether they intend to reprint. (No need for rudeness, we want them to see it our way.)

Thank you for following along over the last year. We are so agonizingly close to getting Elsa’s story back on bookshelves. Let’s give it one more push!

Our friend Tom Blunt (and B&M guest) is on a mission to share the story of a fascinating woman. Help Elsa’s voice become heard from the beyond!

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

yanavaseva:

Inspired by The Female Armor Bingo, I present to you my short guide to armor bust areas, to better help you decide what to wear :P

Any resemblance to particular armors, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Well… mostly.

So glad my bingo game caught on and inspired you! Amazing job!

This is so awesome, reminds me of Tica’s breakdown of the most typical MMORPG costumes on repair-her-armor. Always great to have more guides through stupid design tropes for future reference!

If you’re going to continue this into a series, please link all the following parts once they’re done (guessing the butt area would be next to go ;P)!

LOVE THIS (h/t @mkatzif)