by ScutigeraColeoptrata
12 Dec 2013, 16:03
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Villain Song Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 4.5K

<t>Yes, looking back at the last few pages I think I was being a bit too 'cavalier' about these issues, arguing syntax while these are issues that people less privileged than myself have to deal with on a daily basis. I absolutely agree that a lack of positive ethnic role models in the media, and es...
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
12 Dec 2013, 06:02
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Villain Song Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 4.5K

<t>Okay, THAT I completely agree with; positive representation in the media is a huge part about cultural recovery. Plus I've been reading up on Sami culture since earlier, and yeah, after all the culture has suffered a more meaningful exposure would have been a lot better. The point I was trying to...
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
12 Dec 2013, 05:28
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Villain Song Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 4.5K

<t>Okay, on THAT note I'm going to call this discussion right here. You seem to want to start a fight Rev, and that's where my participation in this loaded subject is going to end.<br/> <br/> I'm just going to say again that acknowledging a culture in a limited fashion isn't the same thing as legiti...
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
12 Dec 2013, 04:39
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Villain Song Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 4.5K

<t>Eh, I have to disagree with you there Scythe. Many films are about (or allegedly about) nonconformity, even when a character is actually super popular and otherwise gifted. What's different in Frozen is that there is a very clear 'in the closet' metaphor that presents an individual who is encourg...
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
12 Dec 2013, 03:15
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Villain Song Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 4.5K

<t>I'm all in favour of supporting independent film; it's become a lot easier to break into the market now thanks to crowdfunding and modern media . It's also true that some of my favourite films have been independently made.<br/> <br/> Still, giants like Disney aren't going anywhere soon; Forbes ra...
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
12 Dec 2013, 03:04
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Villain Song Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 4.5K

<t>It's certainly no secret that big corporations like Disney have to think about their presentation, and as a result are loathe to be radical (again, Frozen ended up being more radical than most practically by accident). It's also true that more independent artists and film makers do not have to an...
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
11 Dec 2013, 06:32
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Villain Song Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 4.5K

In what way?
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
11 Dec 2013, 03:58
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Villain Song Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 4.5K

<r>Yeah, me too.<br/> <br/> In other news, I just read this article about Frozen that confirmed that, yes, the film was indeed originally going to have The Snow Queen, Elsa, be the villain and "Let it Go " was originally supposed to be her villain song. Apparently the original film pitch was going t...
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
05 Dec 2013, 19:27
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Random Topic
Replies: 15.3K
Views: 405.1K

Good point.

Personally, I think he'd make a lovely ankylosaur.
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
05 Dec 2013, 19:18
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Random Topic
Replies: 15.3K
Views: 405.1K

It's actually downright eerie how well those dinosaur choices fit the respective Doctors.

By the way, I was able to see the 50th Anniversary in a theater full of enthusiastic Whovians. It was a bit of a hassle to get there, but entirely worth it.
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
05 Dec 2013, 18:34
Forum: Monsters & Horror
Topic: Villain Song Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 4.5K

<r>I'm resurrecting this thread to talk a bit about Frozen (and maybe a few other things).<br/> <br/> Frozen is a surprisingly refreshing take on the classic Disney princess formula seen in many films, especially in the third act (which I won't spoil for those of you who haven't seen the film); the ...
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
04 Dec 2013, 01:41
Forum: Miscellaneous Film and Television
Topic: Twisted
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Yeah, Starkid's productions are remarkably well written and astute.
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
30 Nov 2013, 18:43
Forum: Miscellaneous Film and Television
Topic: Twisted
Replies: 7
Views: 534

<r>Greetings Fellow Bog Leeches,<br/> <br/> Team StarKid, the makers of the Starship and Harry Potter musicals, recently released a new production called "Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier", a parody of Disney's Aladdin that also borrows heavily from the musical Wicked. In this variant of ...
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
29 Nov 2013, 17:43
Forum: Miscellaneous Film and Television
Topic: oh shit flint the time detective
Replies: 8
Views: 1.5K

<t>I remember this show. I only saw a few episodes of it back when it was on, but I always very much liked the style; anime from the 90s didn't look as 'slick' as the computer-enhanced series released today, and I personally find the more 'organic' look of all the subtle imperfections charming.<br/>...
by ScutigeraColeoptrata
24 Nov 2013, 06:16
Forum: Miscellaneous Film and Television
Topic: Brief Reviews of Films You've Seen Recently
Replies: 465
Views: 21.8K

<r>I saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire the other day. My sister is a big fan of the series, and it was she who got me involved with the franchise. I was initially resistant; my understanding was that the series was about teenagers killing one another, and I had imagined that it was all about shock...