mad men s1
state of decay
"I think we’re just gonna have to be secretly in love with each other and leave it at that, Richie."
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Hannibal + symmetry
Symmetry refers to visual harmony of balance and proportion, and it represents order and stability. Historically, it was associated with the workings of the divine: Aristotle ascribed mathematical symmetry to the heavenly bodies as manifestations of the natural order and perfection of the universe.
Symmetry is visually appealing, yet also suggests a sterile rigidity and monotony. In cinematography, the coherence to absolute lines detracts from the humanity of the characters it portrays, positioning them as automatons in a dance rather than freely acting individuals. The viewer is positioned in a god’s eye view of the world, making us complicit in the dehumanisation of the subjects.
I think it’s important to identify yourself [a feminist]. It’s important for women to band together, feel proud and strong, and work really hard to be heard.