“I’m still betting on you, girl on fire.”
don’t be fucking rude Katniss
This scene has such a greater significance than what it may first appear. This is when Katniss had truly believed and accepted that she was going to die. That she had lost the war against the capitol, that it was all coming to an end, just as it was destined to in the beginning. She didn’t even fight anymore, it all just seemed so hopeless. The point when they had finally taken the spark out of the girl on fire.
film meme» eight female characters [6/8]: Scarlett O’Hara
"Great balls of fire. Don’t bother me anymore, and don’t call me sugar."
Scarlett O’Hara is one of the strongest female characters ever created, brought forth in a time when women had few strong role models to look up to in fiction or otherwise.
Convention said a true lady was always polite, kept her mouth shut, did not show her own strength, and most certainly did not use her head. Her job was to patiently wait for a man to come rescue her, and look pretty while doing it.
Scarlett broke every rule, from the very first time we see her as a pampered southern belle, lost in the romance of the antebellum south, to the very last scene, where she realized that she has just lost the only man she ever truly loved. Yet she still fights on, promising herself that tomorrow is another day, she is a true heroine.
Her value as a character is immense. Throughout the story she grows and changes; some aspects of her personality are sharpened while others are worn down. When people speak of well-rounded characters, I always think of Scarlett O’ Hara.
Yes, she was manipulative, and yes she was quite often a spoiled little brat, but she had a strength and dignity about her that has inspired countless generations of women. It is her imperfections that brought her alive, that gave her so much room for growth. Each time she turns and gives the camera that look, I get chills. That one look tells you everything you ever needed to know about Scarlett. She is not going to let anything get in the way of the things she wants [x].
The odds are never is our favor.
From My Lunches with Orson Welles edited by Peter Biskind (via jaynedolluk)
"Right now I’m just a big fan of windows. I stand at my window at my hotel in Montreal. Like it will be hours. It’s the only time I can look at big groups of people, and they’re not looking at me."