August 28th is Quvenzhané Wallis day! It's a big holiday in the Bathtub, but we're not the only ones who love to celebrate her. Here's 11 images of our "King" as she turns 11 years young today. They'll make you want to laugh, cry, and beast it hard, just like our tiny hero herself. Hushbabies. They grow up so fast! (Click on each image to find your way to its source.)
The rising waters of the untamed Louisiana bayou, melting polar ice caps, and the emergence of apocalyptic Aurochs are images that have defined the film and inspired conversations about climate change and the environment. Environmental blog Care 2 recently wrote about Beasts of the Southern Wild, focusing on the environmental elements of the film:
The movie set in southern Louisiana and more than a few statements about climate change are placed in Hushpuppy’s mouth. “Everything has to fit together just right. If it doesn’t, it all falls apart,” she says. These words can be applied to a discussion about how our burning of fossil fuels can be linked to the the lessening sea ice in the Arctic and other world-wide effects of global warming.
Do you agree with Care 2's analysis of the film? What is Hushpuppy referring to in the above referenced quote?
Read the full article here.
Our girl Quvenzhané Wallis graces the cover of this year's Entertainment Weekly Special Oscar Guide 2013 issue and we just had to share the spread! Benh Zeitlin says of his star:
She's an incredibly wise and strong human being...When we're on set, I can talk to her like an adult and she'll talk to me like an adult. It's strange - she can sort of swap being a little kid and being the most sophisticated person you can imagine.
Benh was also featured in the same issue where he explains, "The movie is about survival and the power of this little girl".
Entertainment and culture blog Popsugar sat down with writer Lucy Alibar to find out more about the real life story that inspired Beasts.
PopSugar: Being from Florida, how did your own Southern upbringing impact the movie?
Lucy: The reason I even wrote the play to begin with, and where it all started was, my dad was really sick and I was up in New York. I think it was trying to explain his parenting or our relationship. It might even be a rural thing vs. an urban thing, I don't know, but Southern men yell. They break sh*t when they're angry — you know, sh*t gets broke! And I think a lot of people just didn't get that about my dad, and they were like, "Well, he shouldn't yell, he shouldn't have hit you." I think maybe it started from me defending my dad a lot to people who didn't even realize they were criticizing him, but were maybe criticizing his way of parenting. Then, growing up in the South, you have this real ear for other peoples' stories. People talk in stories and you just find out a lot about other peoples' business.
Read the full interview here.