Thursday, February 26, 2015

James Gunn Rocks... and other cool stuff. (and a list lol)

So today I found an awesome response by James Gunn in relation to the Oscars and their snubbing of the big box comic movies. I believe in everything that he said. Any medium (big or small) will have people putting just as much heart and emotion in it... as well as those using those mediums for personal gain. I have never felt the Oscars were a fair assessment of the talent used in film making or those associated with films. Why should the only films recognized be the most obtrusive, film festival, or dramatic genres?? How come there is such a divide in the industry...??

Found HERE
Well here's James Gunn's Response:

I didn't really find the Jack Black superhero jokes offensive, did you guys? It was, like, a joke. I'm not sure if you guys noticed, but the writing on the Oscars didn't seem to be all that well thought out.
As far as Dan Gilroy saying that attendees of the Independent Spirit Awards have survived against a "tsunami of superhero films" - well it seems a bit weird coming from a guy whose wife has acted in two Thor films - really, that seems like you've drowned horribly in that tsunami. But I know I just kind of make up stuff as I go along on these awards shows, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Whatever the case, the truth is, popular fare in any medium has always been snubbed by the self-appointed elite. I've already won more awards than I ever expected for Guardians. What bothers me slightly is that many people assume because you make big films that you put less love, care, and thought into them then people do who make independent films or who make what are considered more serious Hollywood films.
I've made B-movies, independent films, children's movies, horror films, and gigantic spectacles. I find there are plenty of people everywhere making movies for a buck or to feed their own vanity. And then there are people who do what they do because they love story-telling, they love cinema, and they want to add back to the world some of the same magic they've taken from the works of others. In all honesty, I do no find a strikingly different percentage of those with integrity and those without working within any of these fields of film.
If you think people who make superhero movies are dumb, come out and say we're dumb. But if you, as an independent filmmaker or a "serious" filmmaker, think you put more love into your characters than the Russo Brothers do Captain America, or Joss Whedon does the Hulk, or I do a talking raccoon, you are simply mistaken.

Found on his Facebook account.

*Slow Clap*

As any comic fan arguing over beloved characters can attest too, comics come from a love and passion just a fierce (if not scary at times) as any "Serious" filmaker's love of their art. Most recent Comic Directors have a love of the medium, character and genre.

But I digress... Here's something cool!

Found HERE
I haven't read a lot of Manga or watched a lot of Anime in comparison with others I know. But I do like most of the Studio Ghibli stuff and the fact that I could get this cute, and slightly understated sweater is just awesome. If I could get understated Comic-y Clothing and Fan stuff, that was work appropriate. I would probably wear it all the time. That's it! Someone needs to make stuff for the Office Geek... Professionally Geeky Clothing!

Oky so off to my list!

Day 26: Iggles you should meet!
There's only one answer appropriate... ALL of them! I have had such an amazing time recently getting to know a group of Iggles from different houses through Twitter and online. I have been making new connections and new friends. It's such an amazing feeling getting to know people who have similar interests to you.

If you don't know what an IGGLE is then you need to go HERE!!!!

Well that's all for tonight.
Keep on Geekin' On!