Thankfully my landlady’s british cats understand my polish perfectly.
And apparently everybody has heard rumors for years that he is very fond of underage twinks. Shades of Jimmy Savile?
I do remember reading about the APT Pupil lawsuit a long time ago but completely dismissed it as ridiculous. Yikes.
Also - this thread in IMDB complete with pics:
Using his power and reputation to sexually and physically abuse young people is sick as fuck and if found guilty I hope his career is over.
Trying to save cash and don’t really have any close friends to hang out with so The Arrow Valley park & lake became a go-to place when I’m bored. I just walk, look at the ducks and go back. Cool to see the same characters every day, there’s tons of Canada geese and wild ducks, also coots and moorhen, one greylag goose and a damn giant rat thing that munches on the breadcrumbs after all the duck feeders go, or sometimes when they are still there.
"Noah" Darren Aronofsky (US, 2014)
In Darren Aronofsky’s new star-gilt silver screen epic, Noah, Adam and Eve are luminescent and fleshless, right up until the moment they eat the forbidden fruit. Such a notion isn’t found in the Bible, of course. This, among the multitude of Aronofsky’s other imaginative details like giant Lava Monsters, has caused many a reviewer’s head to be scratched. Conservative-minded evangelicals write off the film because of the “liberties” taken with the text of Genesis, while a more liberal-minded group stands in favor of cutting the director some slack. After all, we shouldn’t expect a professed atheist to have the same ideas of “respecting” sacred texts the way a Bible-believer would. Both groups have missed the mark entirely. Aronofsky hasn’t “taken liberties” with anything. The Bible is not his text. In his defense, I suppose, the film wasn’t advertised as such. Nowhere is it said that this movie is an adaptation of Genesis. It was never advertised as “The Bible’s Noah,” or “The Biblical Story of Noah.” In our day and age we are so living in the leftover atmosphere of Christendom that when somebody says they want to do “Noah,” everybody assumes they mean a rendition of the Bible story. That isn’t what Aronofsky had in mind at all. I’m sure he was only too happy to let his studio go right on assuming that, since if they knew what he was really up to they never would have allowed him to make the movie.
Love it that they treated the Noah story properly a fascinating myth and didn’t base it on the Bible only but also on other ancient texts.
The cinematography was gorgeous and the fallen rock angels reminded me of LOTR’s ents in a good way. I knew I was in for a ride when I saw them. I don’t think there ever was a movie based on a story from the Bible quite like it before.
Dammit Aronofsky, you are a master.