“This is the real word.”
“A real world. How arrogant are you to think yours is the only one? There are infinite more. … Some have magic, some don’t. And some need magic. Like this one. And that’s where you come in.”
Superwholock - The Doctor takes his friends to investigate undercover at a suspicious hospital.
winterfrosted requested Rick Macy
theenigmaofriversong asked: Tentoo or Flesh Ganger Doctor?
There’s no hope.
I am a partially deceased syndrome sufferer.
…and what I did in my untreated state was not my fault.
1. The first-person POV shots
Every once in a while, they use shots of the characters besides Kieran (mainly his mother and father) looking directly into the camera. This isn’t used too often, we normally see actors looking at another actor or past the camera. Even interviews will sit the interviewer next to the camera so as not to have the unsettling effect of the actor staring at you.
This show is not only not afraid to use it, but uses it BRILLIANTLY. We are often but subtly slipped into Kieran’s point of view using these shots, feeling directly the impact of his father’s let-me-distract-you remarks and his mother’s awkwardness and pitying looks. Just the way the camera’s used forces you to feel what Kieran’s feeling, and to empathize more with him, has such an impact on the empathy and general mood of the show. It also gives you a significantly better grasp on other characters, like his parents, allowing you to really focus on their facial ticks and tells.
2. The make-up (AKA mousse)
So you know how at the end of Beauty and the Beast, seeing the human version of Beast is kind of unsettling? Cuz you’ve grown so used to how beast looks, how he fits into the world, and his personality, and suddenly seeing it on a person is kind of weird?
This is sort of like how they did Kieran’s make-up. The show likes to pale things, there’s so much white and unsettlingly pale prison-esque colors in the beginning, even Kieran’s parents are super pale and wearing muted colors. But Kieran’s white. Not pale, but straight-up white. We get used to this, we get used the the parents’ color and the pale background, and we feel comfortable with it.
So when we see him with the make-up, it’s unsettling. It’s like someone got a horrible fake tan, is wearing darker make-up than they should, and is standing next to their paler sister. He looks fake. Next to his parents, he sticks out like a sore thumb, especially because they left his pale hair and lips. It looks unnatural, and it just draws the audience’s attention to Kieran’s fish-out-of-water status. If he had darker parents, and he had dark hair and lips, and the background was colorful, it wouldn’t have had nearly the same dramatic effect. We can almost feel his discomfort with the make-up, and how no matter what he does, he’s still just different.
I just… mad props to the director, camera operators, and make-up department. This show is so darn good so far, and I can’t wait to watch more.
1x06 // 3x16
every night I dream you’re still here
a ghost by my side, so perfectly clear
but when I awake you disappear
back to the shadows…
with all I hold dear
In The Flesh, 1x01
In A New Hope, Luke’s all-white clothes make a stark contrast with Vader’s all-black ensemble hearkening back to the serial westerns of the 1940s and 1950s, in which the goods wore white and the bads, black. Luke’s outfits continue to emphasize his characterization in this way throughout the trilogy. In The Empire Strikes Back, when he journeys to meet Yoda or to rescue his friends on Bespin, his fatigues are a light gray, showing that he has traveled from the innocent idealism of his youth and has placed himself in peril of straying to the Dark Side. By the time we get to Return of the Jedi, he has adopted an all-black wardrobe, not meaning he has gone over to the Dark Side, but instead, recalling a priest or monk’s garb, and linking him visually to his father, with whose fate he is so deeply connected with.