Leonid Brahilovsky - The Blue Moscow, 1920th
Asked by ANON: Favorite 80s Fantasy Films
The 80s was truly the best decade for cheesy 80s fantasy films. If you haven’t seen all of these, you’re missing out. In order of pictures:
- Legend (1985)
- The Last Unicorn (1982)
- Ladyhawke (1985)
- Labyrinth (1986)
- The Secret of Nimh (1982)
- The Neverending Story (1984)
- Red Sonja (1985)
- Masters of the Universe (1987)
- Return to Oz (1985)
- Highlander (1986)
- Conan the Barbarian (1982)
- Krull (1983)
- Excalibur (1981)
- Clash of the Titans (1981)
- Dark Crystal (1982)
- The Princess Bride (1987)
- Willow (1988)
- The Beastmaster (1982)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs concept art by Gustaf Tenggren.
raybolger: this post brings you 75 of the major films and the greats of the silent era of film, a medium often forgotten and unfortunately more than 70% of it estimated to be lost. So, grab your gal and go on a nice wholesome date to the picture show, and maybe we can keep silent films in memory.
// The Rink(1916) // All Aboard(1917) // Hear’em Rave(1918) // Why Pick On Me(1918) // Young Mr. Jazz(1918) // Convict 13(1920) // Haunted Spooks(1920) // High and Dizzy(1920) // One Week(1920) // The Scarecrow(1920) // The Boat(1921) // The Goat(1921) // Hard Luck(1921) // The Haunted House(1921) // Never Weaken(1921) // Cops(1922) // Day Dreams(1922) // The Electric House(1922) // The Frozen North(1922) // Dogs of War(1923) // The Love Nest(1923) //
// A Dog’s Life(1918) // The Kid(1921) // Dr. Jack(1922) // Grandma’s Boy(1922) // Our Hospitality(1923) // Safety Last!(1923) // Three Ages(1923) // The Navigator(1924) // Sherlock Jr.(1924) // Girl Shy(1924) // The Freshman(1925) // Go West(1925) // Seven Chances(1925) // The General(1926) // For Heaven’s Sake(1926) // Tramp, Tramp, Tramp(1926) // The Kid Brother(1927) // The Cameraman(1928) // The Circus(1928) // Lonesome(1928) // Speedy(1928) // Steamboat Bill Jr.(1928) //
// A Trip to the Moon(1902) // Cabiria(1914) // Intolerance(1916) // Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl(1919) // True Heart Susie(1919) // The Love Flower(1920) // Way Down East(1920) // The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse(1921) // Orphans of the Storm(1921) // The Phantom Carriage(1921) // The Sheik(1921) // The Ten Commandments(1923) // A Woman of Paris(1923) // Isn’t Life Wonderful?(1924) // The Thief of Bagdad(1924) // Ben-Hur(1925) // The Big Parade(1925) // The Lost World(1925) // The Phantom of the Opera(1925) // Flesh and the Devil(1926) // 7th Heaven(1927) // Napoleon(1927) // Sunrise(1927) // Wings(1927) // Docks of New York(1928) // The Passion of Joan of Arc(1928) // The Wind(1928) // A Woman of Affairs(1928) // Diary of a Lost Girl(1929) // Pandora’s Box(1929) // I Was Born, But …(1932) // A Story of Floating Weeds(1934) //
What You Don’t Know About Beauty and the Beast:
Some backstory: due to this little discussion, I was considering writing a continuation/expansion of Beauty and the Beast. I read up on it and found out everything I thought I knew about it was wrong.
-It was created by one, singular, female author in 1740: Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
-It is not a retelling of a pervasive folklore like Perrault’s Cinderella, for example. It was influenced by folklore but is an original story and is very “post” the fairy tales you might be familiar with. The story is also influenced by women who gathered together and told each other revisions of fairy tales in Parisian salons.
-It’s over 100 pages long
-Though written simply and in a straightforward manner, the characters have personalities and are much more complex in their emotions than a normal folkloric tale. They behave in a diverse and fairly realistic manner to their situations. The Beast’s mother in particular is a complex woman, protective of her son and a capable military leader but not progressive in her attitude towards marrying below your station.
-Women are overwhelmingly the masters of the plot and outnumber the men in number and priority.
Female players include:
A nice Fairy
A jerk Fairy (called Mother of the Seasons)
The Queen of the Fairies
A Fairy-who-is-a-Queen (these are different)
A Queen/the Beast’s mother
Belle’s shallow (though fairly realistically so) sisters who are treated as a collective
-It contains considerable world-building. Fairy language, Fairy law, Fairy influence over monarchies, Fairy hierarchy, Fairy magic are all things she depicts. (eat your heart out, Tolkien fans).
-The curse is broken halfway through the book. The rest is devoted to comments on class, monarchy, marrying for love vs. status, appropriate conditions for love, and marrying below your station among other things.
-The Beast is cursed to punish his mother.
-The book’s plot turns out to be entirely due to the machinations of The Mother of the Seasons and the long-game trap/revenge story orchestrated by the Nice Fairy to defeat The Mother of the Seasons Fairy.
-The book takes place in a specific time period rather than in a nebulous “before-time”, somewhere, as I figure, between 1669 to the early 1700s. It might even be contemporaneous to when it was published. It references the age piracy, revolutions, the merchant class, the presence of slavery, Belle watching comedies, operas, and plays the Fair of St. Germain, and a Janissary battle.
-The Beast’s Queen mother led troops into battle for several years, put down a revolt and defeated an encroaching enemy monarch.
And this is only a partial list.
If you’d like to read the original version by Madame de Villeneuve, it’s collected in a book by J. R. Blanche.
It’s available for free:
Archive.org (they don’t mention her name in the author list but it’s there)
- The pet bird that you have overlooking your balcony shit talks me whenever I go out on my own balcony.
- Please do something about your cat it keeps breaking into my apartment via the windows and I don’t know how. Plus it knows how to open fridges.
- Look I know that life is difficult and we all have ways to cope but do you really have to do so with loud Dupstep music at 3 in the morning? (Bonus points if the dubstep listener is the cute/tiny one)
- Every time you cook you set off the smoke alarm so you know what I’m just going to teach you how to cook.
- I found you passed out in front of my door so I just dragged you into my home and put you on the couch please don’t scream.
- I don’t know if you know this but I can hear you singing anime theme songs in the shower every morning and I like almost all the shows you watch.
- Wow my pet snake looks so cute this morning and I’d be even happier if I actually had a pet snake.
- My apartment key apparently also works on your apartment door? (Also I accidentally let your cat out.)
- We both have 3DSs’s and Street pass each other every day and have conversation using the personal message feature (and sometimes we play games together)
- You sleepwalk a lot and sometimes you knock on my door so I have to lead you back to your apartment.
- You took the last of my favorite snack from the vending machine next to our apartment. Battle me in Pokemon for it?
- Someone keeps printing out cute cat pictures/messages on my wireless printer and I’m determined to find out whom.
anyone have any friendly reminders that i can ignore
Unlimited: SaGa Overture | UNLIMITED: SaGa
Composed by Masashi Hamauzu
WonderSwan port of Romancing SaGa
Romancing SaGa 3 (ロマンシング サ・ガ3 Romanshingu Sa Ga Surī?) is the sixth title in the SaGa role-playing video game series developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) and released exclusively for the Super Famicom system in Japan. It was also the third and final SaGa title to be released for the Super Famicom.
Squaresoft phonecard ad for Romancing Saga and Final Fantasy in the 7/1992 issue of Newtype.
Japanese phonecards now are so damn expensive.
…but wait… i forgot my fav group of friends from that last set
Birthed from womb of Dragon’s maw, and borne unto the stars, by light and darkness cast aloft, are dreamtide oaths resworn, moon is swathed in ever-light, ne’er again to know eclipse, Earth with hallow’d bounty reconciled. Yet fleeting is the reverie, when moon from shadow has egressed, guided forth anew by light made manifest. Two bound by ties of blood, by Time and Fate when wrest apart, unto lunar light and Gaian breast.