"We’re trying to save the species. If it costs a few million individuals, isn’t that okay?"
Britain: a summary
During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.
The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.
*closes fridge door and hears stuff fall in it*
well… sounds like a problem for the next person
“We knew the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love, and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them”
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
I saw ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ with the boyf tonight. Somewhat of a dream come true. My favourite play from highschool and I have massive respect for Gillian Anderson.
She was phenomenal, the production values of the play were outstanding and it’s just as magical onstage as it is on paper. I’ve never really met a celebrity in such close proximity (apart from when Helen Mirren shook my hand age six) and having Gillian Anderson act one metre away reciting my favourite monologues was pretty special.
An amazing night and hats off to everyone at the Young Vic.