dr. einstein

Maltese Falcons


I've always known that the classic 1941 movie The Maltese Falcon was actually the third film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. Recently I got a DVD of the film out of the library, and as special features it included the previous two movies. I decided to watch them, and they inspired thoughts (spoilers! also assuming you are familiar with the story!):


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buffy & faith

BtVS: Revelations Thought

I wonder if Faith would have gotten an invite to the Scooby intervention meeting if Gwendolyn Post hadn't just showed up to be her watcher. Obviously Giles and the others didn't want Post to know what was going on - might they have invited Faith if she wasn't associated with Post? I could see it either way. This entry was originally posted at https://itsnotmymind.dreamwidth.org/143109.html. Please comment either here or there, whichever works best for you.

Dead Things vs. Seeing Red *Triggering Warning: Rape*

In Dead Things, a fantastic example of rape (mind control) is used to make a statement about rape in the real world: That not all rapists think of themselves as rapist, but sex without consent is always rape.

Seeing Red, unfortunately, ends up taking the opposite tack: A realistic scene of attempted rape is resolved by the fantastic device of a soul. This entry was originally posted at https://itsnotmymind.dreamwidth.org/142880.html. Please comment either here or there, whichever works best for you.

A:TLA: Mai in the Boiling Rock

I've long been aware that Mai's words to Azula were perhaps the worst thing she could have said: "You miscalculated. I love Zuko more than I fear you." We know that Azula doesn't feel lovable, believes her mother loved Zuko but not her.

But for the first time, it hit me: Mai knows this, too. She was there for there for The Beach. Mai's not a character whose head I spend a lot of time in, so I don't know quite why she chose to deliver this line the way she did. But she was not innocent of how it sounded to Azula.
tara & anya

When did Dawn and Joyce find out about Willow/Tara?

Question of the day: When did Joyce and Dawn find out that Willow and Tara were a couple?

In Buffy vs. Dracula, Joyce tells Willow and Tara, "Oh, when you girls are older you'll understand. It's hard to date. Sometimes you just ... feel like giving up on men altogether." Willow and Tara, per the transcript, "sneak little looks at each other and try not to grin."

So…Joyce doesn't know?

But in the very next episode, The Real Me, Dawn write this in her diary: "[Willow and Tara] do spells and stuff, which is so much cooler than slaying. I told Mom one time I wished they'd teach me some of the things they do together. A-and then she got really quiet and made me go upstairs. Huh. I guess her generation isn't cool with witchcraft." The implication is Joyce is well aware that Willow and Tara are a couple, and doesn't like the idea of her own daughter being a lesbian.

But is Dawn aware? She doesn't seem to have considered Willow and Tara's lesbianess as something that her mother her mother wouldn't want her to emulate. Did she not know, or did she just not realize her mother might have such a problem with it?

And if she didn't know - when did she find out? This entry was originally posted at https://itsnotmymind.dreamwidth.org/142057.html. Please comment either here or there, whichever works best for you.
spider-man & daredevil

Small Falcon and Winter Soldier Thought

I'm usually not in favor of male characters dating their friend's sister - it's the twenty-first century, let the men date each other. But I actually really like the idea of Bucky/Sarah. I think I would be super interested if they actually got together for a time and then broke up, and Sam had to deal with that. This entry was originally posted at https://itsnotmymind.dreamwidth.org/141749.html. Please comment either here or there, whichever works best for you.