My [scattered] thoughts on Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer. This was originally just a defence of the film’s ending—which I’ve seen widely criticised—because I think it’s brilliant and necessary and worth defending. But… then there’s everything else.
[major spoilers, of course]
SO GOOD READ IT!!
Oh, my God! This is amazing!
This is a really excellent piece of film analysis.
I loved Snowpiercer. I think its weaknesses are largely those of most graphic novels I’ve read, even the ones I love.
From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode—a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady. (x)
so basically they name drop everyone in the film except for gugu mbatha-raw, who plays the title character
Oh, helllll no! The cover is just a picture of her. The book is about the real person she plays in the movie! But she can’t even be mentioned in the blurb.
This is MADDENING