Let me be up front and honest with you. I have not read Robyn Davidson’s Tracks. I plan to. I want to (if just so that I can petition for the small bookstore where I work to shelve it under Adventure instead of Travel Literature and add some ladies to that male-mountaineering-heavy shelf).

But before I do, I’d like to take a moment to discuss just the covers of Tracks: the pre- and post-movie covers. You can see them above. Both have the same title. Both have the same subtitle, which I love. “One woman’s SOLO trek across 1,700 miles of Australian outback” (emphasis mine). Boy, I love that word solo. I’m sure she meets people on her journey, I’m sure she accepts help, I’m sure she’s going to be hindered by someone. I’m sure camels play a large role (hey, I haven’t read the book, but I did read the back cover). I’m sure of all of that, and I’m still sure that Robyn Davidson chose that subtitle (or her publisher did) because it is a book about her trek across Australia, and her trek alone.

So why, why?!, WHY? does the movie cover completely ignore that wonderful, lonely, powerful SOLO and undercut the words with the picture of a Hipster Desert Picnic™?

You even get a quote from Cheryl Strayed (who I hope with all my heart is never going to let them do a movie cover of her book, Wild). Does Cheryl Strayed mention random bearded men in her blurb? Nope, she talks about what a brave and gripping story Robyn Davidson tells.

I’ll admit that I’m not usually a fan of movie covers, but this one cuts a lot deeper than usual. We’re talking about something systematic, which erases images of women standing on their own, telling their own stories, and going SOLO.

[I plan to flesh this out once I’ve read the book, but I welcome anyone who has to fact-check my assumptions.]

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assiest:

every sentence is a sexual innuendo if you think long and hard about it

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He can’t win. That’s because our masked bandit is a coward. Yeah. He never took an oath, he’s a fake. He’s a liar and a coward.

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athosds:

Get To Know Me Meme: [5/5] Favourite Characters » Annie Sawyer.

My name is Annie Clare Sawyer. And two years ago I died. But in so many ways that’s when my life began. In the company of horrors, I learned about friendship and loyalty, sacrifice and courage. Humanity isn’t a species. It’s a state of mind. It can’t be defeated. It moves mountains, it saves souls. We were blessed as much as we were cursed. In this little enclave of the lost, I witnessed the very best of being human. We were safe here. While outside, the monsters prowled.

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Dascha Polanco at the Tracy Reese Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

She looks like the Marvel character we all want but don’t have.

One day.

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Production DesignMoon (2009)

Well, my generation of geek was a big fan of films like ‘Outland’ and ‘Silent Running’ and the original ‘Alien.’ Those kinds of science fiction movies were more about the character and sort of human qualities than about the technology. I love those films and I miss those films in some ways, and we wanted to create something which felt comfortable within that canon of those science fiction films from the sort of late seventies to early eighties. - director Duncan Jones; P.D. by Tony Noble

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Léa Seydoux for Prada Candy Florale

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fuckjoffrey:

I kind of want all our videos to have a slightly cinematic feel to them and I kind of wanted get away as much as possible from doing the typical performance videos. As a bit of a film geek it’s just nice to be remotely involved in the process of making a video and awkwardly I had to be in a couple of them, but hopefully that will change!

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Diane, 11:30 am, February 24th.

                           Entering the town of Twin Peaks.

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