*cough* Yes, BUT… “The film industry” has a lot of… tentacles, if you will. And piracy is contributing to… a sushi chef with a big knife cutting off more and more of some of those tentacles while leaving only a couple intact.
While piracy may not make a dent in the take of the huge summer blockbuster, it can mean that the indie film doesn’t make any money because people download it instead of paying for it. When the unusual or artistic film doesn’t make any money, the NEXT unusual or artistic film will not get made at all because everything comes down to the box office numbers. And the beautiful variety of the industry, its willingness to take chances and try new things, is suffering heavily for that. (This is why television is thriving at the moment, instead.)
Think of the octopus. Think how beautiful it is when it has a variety of tentacles and not just one or two.
Sebastian Stan filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier
i am soviet’d.
This costume. I need it.
Unrelated side note: The paparazzi PISS ME OFF. Production didn’t want pictures taken of the (no doubt closed) set. There is a person HOLDING A SIGN asking for pictures to not be taken. There were pictures taken anyway - which most of us would consider a violation of privacy if it were us - and posted all over the internet.
We apparently, as a society, think this is okay. All the time. I hate it.
No, this is a variation on a circle parry and a counter circle parry. Both are commonly taught in French and Italian style foil fencing.
A circle parry is when you avoid your opponents blade by moving your blade around theirs in a circle. A counter circle parry is circling around your opponents circle so that they can’t get their blade past to stab you.
When two fencers know each other well, this often happens. It becomes a game of chicken, it only ends when someone is willing to risk leaving an opening so that they can launch a different attack.
The foil version of this happens at least once a practice on my college fencing team. The only difference is that the blades are horizontal rather than diagonal.
Summer Glau practicing fight choreography for the movie, Serenity (2005). Her kicks are amazing for not having any martial arts experience. She only did ballet. It makes me wish that more ballerinas got into martial arts. Their flexibility is perfectly suited for it.