This was a quieter week, but we were kept entertained with little bits of Fassy here and there. It's fun to think that in less that five weeks, I may be able to see that brilliant smile in person in Toronto (fingers crossed). Next week I'll buy my train ticket for seven fun TIFFy days. It'll be several more weeks before I learn if I got accreditation at TIFF.
BTW, according to Digital Spy, Ridley Scott will dedicate The Counselor to his brother Tony who died while Ridley was filming the movie.
And someone copied the tweets of @AVAetc after she saw TYAS recently. She was very, very moved by what she saw. She has since deleted her tweets, but, you know how valuable some obsessive Fassinators can be:
As I drove away from the studio lot, I found myself replaying words from the great Toni Morrison when she told Charlie Rose + #12YearsASlave
"Don't you understand, that people who do this thing, that practice racism, are bereft. There's something distorted about the psyche." +
That quote is what McQueen captures w/ such depth and nuance. Not the facts of slavery. The muscle and the bones of it. The diseased mind +
The diseased mind that made it so. That made it function. That made it flourish. Through Solomon Northrup's journey, we see his humanity +
And the true inhumanity of the people who perpetrated the most tragic of crimes. That's what I saw. The psychosis of slavery and racism. +
As far as the craft goes, John Ridley's screenplay is superb and uncompromising in its mission. Stellar and solid at every turn.
Well, that's it. TGiFassy!