September242014

haroldlloyds:

The Roaring Twenties (1939)

“He used to be a big shot.”

(via theacademy)

September222014

shadowblinder:

Stop condemning female characters for having the exact same traits that your favorite male characters have.

(via halffacedwhiteboy)

9PM
wearwhatyouwatch:

Inspired by Gretchen Mol as Gillian Darmody on Boardwalk Empire - Shopping info!

wearwhatyouwatch:

Inspired by Gretchen Mol as Gillian Darmody on Boardwalk Empire - Shopping info!

(Source: wearwhatyouwatch.com)

September162014
“Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk.” Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)

(Source: quotesofquotes, via deanobanion)

7PM

notgrungybitchin:

Here’s the deal. You can and should criticize Boardwalk Empire for it’s use of sexist tropes and tendency to prioritize the story lines of male characters over female characters. But if you ever suggest that Boardwalk's women are not amazing, wonderful and complex characters, I will end you. Call them shitty characters, and I will set you on fire before you can say Bon Fortuna. 

(via deanobanion)

7PM

comingupforblair:

"They’re only fictional characters"

image

the entire boardwalk fandom

(via ruinedchildhood)

7PM
subrnariner:

this pic means so much to me and it needs to be seen

time to bring this gem back around

subrnariner:

this pic means so much to me and it needs to be seen

time to bring this gem back around

(via pagingmikedangelo)

7PM

boardwalk empire + tumblr

(Source: deanobanion)

7PM

fannybawws:

GOD. Put on your protective gear, I’m about to barf adjectives.

I think Gretchen Mol was the best actor on this show (Jeffrey Wright comes close).

Her performance had everything: desperation, bravery, vulnerability, anger, manipulation, love, sadness, frustration, hunger, wit. She’s the mother, the sister, the jilted lover, the abandoned daughter, the failed actress, the predator, the ingenue, the gangster, the pimp, and the victim all at once. Both shrewd and obvious, depending on the day. Complex and empty. And she wore it in her face and her body language all the time.

Gillian, perhaps more than any character, understood both the cruelty and benefits of power and she used that. She observed the behavior of the men who damaged her, carried that forward to survive. Gretchen Mol really understood that about her and made sure to put it in every scene. She showed us that Gillian was calculating the costs/benefits of each of her relationships save the one she had with Jimmy, the only person she loved. He was her salvation, her humanity, her one true relationship… and her victim. Gillian was vulnerable and young, except sometimes she was only pretending to be those things.

Even if you hate the character, which is understandable, you have to acknowledge the talent of Gretchen Mol. I mean, some of these tropes are overdone for women, but she infused so much feeling that you didn’t care. Gillian Darmody was used and poisoned by powerful men and tried to make the world pay her back for it. Tried to possess everything she loved and claim the spotlight. But she failed. What a beautiful, horrible, tragic character. 

I wish she’d gotten some awards.

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7PM
gangster, SMASH

gangster, SMASH

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