Five things on Friday #263

Things of note for the week ending July 14th, 2018.

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TO THE THINGS.

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1. BEAUTIFUL UGLY HEARTS 

This essay, ‘The Beautiful, Ugly, and Possessive Hearts of Star Wars‘, is phenomenally good. Compulsory reading for both anyone that considers themselves a fan of Star Wars and anyone that even partly curious as to why there was [seemingly] so much hate for THE LAST JEDI.

Spoilers, obviously, for all movies within.

2. JORDAN VOGT-ROBERTS

Know that name? No? He directed the excellent KONG: SKULL ISLAND and is also slated to direct the movie adaptation of METAL GEAR SOLID. I saw KONG, loved it, and then I think within days of walking out of the cinema, I saw this image from Tom Hiddleston – and I was like, I need to know who this guy is. So like any normal person living in the 21st century, I followed him on Twitter.

HE IS BRILLIANT.

And then last week, out of nowhere, he drops this (and yet another fantastic GQ profile piece).

Read it.

3. SLAY IN YOUR LANE

Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene are the authors of SLAY IN YOUR LANE, a new book that talks about and gives insight to the challenges that black women face throughout every facet of their lives.

VOGUE interviewed Adegoke and Ubviebinene – and it’s great. Read that then order your own copy of the book.

Off you go.

EDIT: the Guardian interview is pretty good too.

4. THIS PHOTO

Three things.

1. I love this photo.

2. Next time you’re looking for a picture for a deck that says ‘People use mobile phones now’ – try this one.

3. The Verge’s take is simultaneously provocative and reductive.

5. SPIELBERG’S ODE TO A FRIEND

I won’t reveal what this link is about because if you haven’t seen READY PLAYER ONE then it completely spoils the surprise, not-from-the-book, and film’s best set piece by a while.

If you have seen RPO, then, by all means, click away (and hey, if you don’t care for spoilers, click also). It’s a great overview and, if you know you director history, not at all that surprising

THE ESSENTIALS: 

Two. OF NOTE. 

THE BONUS LINK SECTION OF BONUS BONUS LINKS

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