petition for someone who actually likes star trek to direct the next movie
in which Totoro boops Mana Ashida on the head.
Japanese child actress Mana was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
OMG HE’S TOTORO
NEVER NOT REBLOG GUILLERMO DEL TOTORO
There is nothing I don’t love about this.
He kinda looks like totoro
he totally nailed this role, just sayin’
Bless this man ! Here’s why you should never skip Nine !
As Millie [Sutcliffe] would remember, the first Beatle to hear the news [about Stuart’s death] was George, who’d stayed in Liverpool [ill with the German measles] after the others travelled ahead. ‘Brian said he’d call for me to travel to Manchester airport with them in his car. And that was when George burst into tears, on my doorstep. He cried like a child. Brian had apparently cabled the Beatles confirming his arrival and asking them to meet the flight. He said I was in the party - but didn’t tell them why. Presumably, he thought they’d already heard the news.’
John, Paul and Pete were at Hamburg airport to greet them. Manfred Weissleder had loaned them a driver and his big American car, a Chevrolet Impala with built-in record player and cocktail bar. On the way, they felt on top of the world; on the way back, that world had caved in. At the terminal, waiting for George and Brian, they saw Astrid and Klaus, who’d come to collect Millie. ‘Where’s Stu?’ they asked - and it was here and now that Astrid told them he was dead. ‘Paul tried to be comforting; he put his arm around me and said how sorry he was. Pete wept - he just sat there and cried his eyes out. John went into hysterics. We couldn’t make out, in the state we [Klaus and I] were both in, whether he was laughing or crying because he did everything at once. I remember him sitting on a bench, huddled over, and he was shaking, rocking backwards and forwards.’
John went out of control, just like when Uncle George, his surrogate father, had died when John was 14, and when his mother was killed when he was 17. Everybody died on John. ‘John didn’t laugh when he heard Stuart died, as people have made out,’ Paul insists, indicating a reaction far more psychologically complex.
For Paul himself, Stuart’s death was tough in a different way. He was shocked and saddened, but he also had to reconcile his position within the unfolding scene. He’d openly teased, taunted, irritated and derided him for two years or more, his jealousy of Stu’s friendship with John sustained; the last real time he’d seen Stuart was when he’d so needled him, Stuart was finally goaded into a fight, on stage, in front of an audience. It was declared a draw, but everyone talked of how surprisingly strong Stuart was; Paul had started the scrap and not won. When Stuart was in Liverpool in February, he’d mostly avoided Paul.* There are quotes about that trip from John, George, Pete and Mike McCartney, but not Paul; Mike exchanged letters with Stuart and was now being quoted in the Echo talking about him, Paul wasn’t.
The upshot was that, aside from the other Beatles, Paul was disliked by the people who loved Stuart - notably Astrid, Klaus, and Stuart’s family - and Stuart’s death slammed a lid on it. As Paul would concede, ‘It was really sad for me because I hadn’t liked him and it’s kind of too late when someone dies - you can’t go back [and say] ‘Hey Stu, I was only kidding…’ His mum and sister never felt too good about me.’
…[At Stuart’s funeral on 19 April 1962 in Huyton] John, Paul, George and Pete were in Hamburg and sent neither flowers nor words of sympathy. Cynthia attended, as did Stuart’s closest art school friend Rod Murray. Louise Harrison was present for George. Astrid and Klaus were there, so too Allan and Beryl and Allan’s father, Dick Williams, but not many others, and a few family members.
* [In The Beatles Anthology, George recalled: “Not long before he died, he showed up in Liverpool (in the Pierre Cardin jacket with no collar; he had one before we did) and he went round and hung out with us - almost as if he’d had a premonition that he wasn’t going to see us again. He came to visit me at my house quite apart from when I saw him with the others and it was a very good feeling I got from him…. We didn’t go to the funeral. That was it: as the man said, ‘He not busy being born is busy dying.’ But we all felt really sad and I remember feeling worst for Astrid. She was still coming to the shows and sitting there. I think it made her feel a bit better, at least, to hang out with us.” - p 69)]"