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My FB memories threw up a reminder about Peter Stults's What If: Movies ReImagined for Another Time and Place , and it turns out he's now up to volume 8 in his series of movie posters reimagined with new casts and the stying of the times, with the aforesaid Buster Keaton as the first one up. Other highlights: 'Eraserhead, a film by Charles Chaplin'; A Clockwork Orange starring the Beatles, Kill Bill starring the Spice Girls, the Aliens series as blaxploitation flics starring Pam Grier, Audrey Hepburn in Black Swan; James Dean and Janet Leigh in True Romance and so on. He even created an all-new Connery Bond for an episode of 'Timeless'. Definitely worth a look, though you may have to be an early film buff like [personal profile] sovay to pick up all the nuances.

I've linked direct to volume 8 as that has links to all of the other volumes.

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I think we need a disability version.

Does the film:
1) Include a disabled character
2) Who isn't used for inspiration porn
3) There is no three
davidgillon: Text: You can take a heroic last stand against the forces of darkness. Or you can not die. It's entirely up to you" (Heroic Last Stand)
Fairly sure I forgot to mention this when I came across it a couple of weeks ago. It's discussed here, though I first came across it in a piece by Foz Meadows.

It's a parallel to the Bechdel Test, but covers some areas it misses:

Does the story include
a) at least one female character;
b) who gets her own narrative arc;
c) that is not about supporting a man’s story.

Mako Mori is a character in Pacific Rim, which fails the Bechdel test as she's the only significant female speaking role,  but she does have a full narrative arc of her own (and gets to beat up the male lead).
She's played by Rinko Kikuchi, the actress everyone was pointing to as the obvious choice to play Major Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell when Hollywood claimed no Asian actress could carry off the part a few weeks ago.

I don't think it completely supplants the Bechdel Test, but it's definitely got a point WRT character agency.


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