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”Both [Claire and Damian] were completely exhausted from using so much physical and psychic energy. Most takes are three minutes long, but we shot this scene like a play, and the takes were 25 minutes. You need amazing actors to shoot scenes like these. Take two was so tense and alive, I was sitting with the writer Henry Bromell, and we were holding onto each other.” —Lesli Linka Glatter
People will fight for their freedom if people try to take it from them. But if you cause enough trouble, people will willingly give up their freedom for a more secure world.
Last year, when One Direction released “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks),” a combination Blondie/Undertones cover they recorded for charity, the Guardian’s Adam Boult was prompted to start a list of songs that “must never be covered.” Never mind that 1D’s medley got a seal of approval from Blondie’s Debbie Harry herself; Mr. Boult said it was an “abomination” that somehow “tarnished” the original versions. So it’s not about the gender of the artist doing the cover—it’s about the gender (and age) of their fans. Think about it: Young, poppy acts, have largely young, female fan bases. I believe the reason rockist dudes feel so dang uncomfortable watching these artists cover songs by bands they love is that it points out that they might have something in common with fans of Miley, Lorde, 1D, etc. They might actually have something in common with teenage girls. And what could be worse than that?
Here’s what I want to tell these people: You could do a lot worse than sharing a teenage girl’s taste in music. The pantheon of acts who couldn’t have gotten famous without the support of teenage girls includes a lot of people and bands you probably respect a lot: Michael Jackson. Elvis Presley. The fricking BEATLES. When Nirvana were around, most of their fans weren’t 50-year-old rock critics; they were kids.
Happy Birthday, Rupert Friend (October 1, 1981)"I’m a terrible dancer… I think saying you’re bad at something is rather wonderful because then it doesn’t matter anymore."
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Happy 34th Birthday Zachary Levi (29th of September, 1980)