→ 20 May 13 at 10 am
Ezra’s tweet tackles the ways in which we identify ourselves with regard to the things we appreciate and enjoy as observers. By setting up three parallels that acknowledge the passage of time and the emergence of maturity, Ezra exposes the tendency of humans to watch ourselves as we grow and to label the beginnings and ends of our development. Scholars of popular culture can easily recognize what Ezra means with terms such as “fanboy,” “fangirl,” and “fanfic,” but understanding of such concepts is not necessary in order to understand his implications. Ezra’s fanboys and fangirls begin as small, arbitrary, inconclusive beings. As they transform into Fan Men and Fan Women, not only are their titles given more visual prestige and consideration, but their lives of “fic” become lives of “nonfic,” symbolizing a change from adolescent wonder to the reality of adulthood.
Lisa and Louise Burns were twelve years old when they played the Grady Twins in The Shining. It was the only film appearance for the sisters.
In a June, 2002 issue of JANE magazine, the twins, then 35, recalled running around in the Hedge Maze set, getting lost and forcing crew members to remove panels to let them out. They discussed still owning a pair of the dresses they wore in the film, and Louise recalled, “I got to keep a jar of fake blood. I stored it in the fridge until it congealed.”
omfg i’m crying at the latest episode of Got because daenerys is listening to this guy and she’s so tired of his bullshit and she looks directly at the camera like she’s in an Office episode