Benedict Cumberbatch - 2014 Toronto International Film Festival Portraits
Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom.
Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath
who smashes her way from the confines of her castle
and swallows men whole.
Small, but I like it - 2014 09 09 - Toronto - TIFF ’ The Imitation Game ’ Premiere Gala - by Winston Sih
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Architects CMA and SeARCH were focusing on the question if it would be possible to conceal a house in an Alpine slope while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter the building when planing the Villa Vals. They decided to build a central patio into the steep incline to create a large facade with considerable potential for window openings. The viewing angle from the building is slightly inclined, giving a dramatic view of the beautiful mountains on the opposite side of the narrow valley.
All images © Iwan Baan
Benedict Cumberbatch rethinking the idea of children,
What interview is this from? It’s adorable! I’d like to see the entire thing, in context.
Martin at stage door 09.09.14
He looked very nice and cool! I love this hair style!
The Annotated 221b
- The prop newspaper headline is “United We Stand" (Lookit how the camera zooms in on it!)
- Fernando and Humberto Campana “Blow Up” fruit bowl
- The safe (appears in ACD canon)
- A shadow box of labeled ammunition. (You can’t see it here but Sherlock has 2 .50 calibre browning machine gun cartridges over by John’s chair.)
- The seltzer bottle (a nod to the gasogene in ACD)
- Green decorative glass — hourglass shaped
- Samsung LE32B450 32-inch LCD HD TV
- Tizio lamp (1972) designed by Richard Sapper
- Bronze hound statue like this one (x) (decidedly not gigantic)
- Romeo y Julietta and Monte Cristo cigar boxes
- Ali Miller tea service
- A skull
- A taxidermy box with bat and insects
- Lotto scratch cards
- Leatherman Charge AL Multitool and SH’s correspondence
- Qin Dynasty archer
- Glass on glass mirror (with Zoffany Navarre wallpaper from the Nureyev collection)
- Sherlock’s books! All the books! Click here for a full list)
- SAMTID Floor/reading lamp, Ikea
- Leather chair inspired by Le Grand Confort by Le Corbusier (1928)
- Chrome desk fan (like this x)
- Black coral (Go fake! Here’s why.)
- Touch table lamp with chrome base
- Lots of stuff on the desk you can’t see in this view. A lot of it is here (x) and here (x)
- Mid-century Danish modern chairs and table
- Cordless phone
Here are my annotations for:
- The S2 Promo Shots
- The Desk in ASiP
- Sherlock’s decorative green glass
- Some of my fave desk props
- The Syrian octagonal table on the far side of John’s over-stuffed chair
- The mushroom chromolithographs and the bird prints in the curio cabinet