and when i first saw it i was like “aww Nat jumping into steve’s lap that’s so cute she’s like AHH STEVE SAVE ME” and then i was thinking ‘well she probably realized he’s way stronger than she is and could help shield her if they crashed’
but then i kept watching it and i noticed how she immediately pulls him forward
and first i thought it was the momentum of her jump but you can clearly see in the gif how she gets settled (quickly) THEN pulls him close to her
and then i realized
that is a bullet hole.
Nat somehow knew EXACTLY where Steve was gonna get shot at, jumped up into his seat, and saved him
Natasha Fucking Romanoff
she didn’t just jump in the front to save steve, tws shot at her first
she also pushed sam away from the bullet bc she knew he’s next
all of this in the span of 3 seconds how fast do u think her brain works i mean DAMN
For those who have been wondering about the relationship between Gilliam and Grey in Snowpiercer, here is director Bong Joon-Ho’s interview from last year with a Korean movie website.
(Major Snowpiercer spoilers)
[Translated by me]
Q: In order for the tail section people to keep have children, sex is necessary; yet there isn’t much description of sex throughout the film. Moreover, it’s questionable if the population would be sustained when there are way more men than women in the tail section.
Bong Joon-Ho : Most young women in the tail section were drafted to the front section and you can see them in the club scene. Actually, there is a brothel section in the train according to the original graphic novel, but we couldn’t make it due to limited production budget. They kept just enough number of women in the tail section to provide children.
There is another extreme (*The interviewing website is called EXTREME MOVIE:p) backstory that I’m revealing for the first time: there are homosexual relationships among the men. Gilliam, played by John Hurt, and Grey, played by Luke Pasqualino, seem like a couple with a large age gap. Gilliam is someone whom Grey admires deeply, of course, but one could imagine they sleep together, too (laughs). And Gilliam sends Grey (who is his lover) to Curtis.
(Grey has Gilliam’s name tattooed on the heart side of his chest.)
So there you go. Gilliam/Grey is official;)
They kind of remind me of the ancient Greek homosexual relationship: Gillaim as the old mentor (Lover) and Grey as the young adolescent (Beloved). I would like to know if it was the same for Gilliam/Curtis or Curtis/Edgar but I haven’t found any interview mentioning it.
Here are some other interesting stuffs that I’m too lazy to fully tranlate:
The Inuit woman of the Frozen Seven is Yona’s mother. She escaped first and promised to meet Namgoong Minsu and Yona a year later, but her plan was too haste and she froze to death.
The cutting of the fish is kind of a ritual. Being kept in the train for 18 years, the soldiers need an exciting event or a performance that they can remember and talk among themselves later.
(Director Bong originally thought about using a rabbit, but he thought it was too extreme and changed to fish. Harvey Weinstein wanted to cut this scene out but Bong pleaded, lying that his father is a fisherman. LOL)
Gilliam probably began cooperating with Wilford after the escape of the Frozen Seven. Wilford sent him a secret envoy.
Wilford changes his mind to audition Curtis as his heir after seeing the torch relay, thinking Curtis is better than what he expected. However, Namgoong Minsu’s escape plan was beyond his prediction.
Wilford is bisexual. He slept with Claude [his secretary], the Egg-Head, Mason, and the pregnant teacher. Yet, his the One is the Engine.
Director Bong wanted to express hope in the ending, implying that it is a good enough condition for people to live outside.
"There was a boycott of national TV news in very early 1982. Tanks had gone on the streets, the television news of course was telling pure lies, about how marvellous life was now, isn’t it great that Solidarity is gone. Which to put it mildly it was not the narrative being heard in the sitting rooms of the people watching the television bulletin.
So they said, Let’s have a boycott of TV news. But then people said, Well what’s the point having a boycott if no one knows we’re doing it? So in one particular part of Poland they started putting television sets out into the window — disconnect the television set and put it in the window as your statement to say we’re not watching in this household at least.
That was one group, but a second group said: Well, that’s kind of good, but I like doing it with other people as well… So the second group went down into the square and walked around the streets and the square between 7.30 and 8 every evening - without any slogans, which of course immediately got you arrested, tanks on the street around. But everybody kind of knew why you were there. But the police couldn’t arrest you because they couldn’t tell the difference between a shopper or someone who’s just out for a walk and someone who is protesting. So that was a nice little protest.
And then the best group of all, my absolute favourite, combined the two and they said, I kind of like going in the square but I kind of like showing it’s about TV. So what they did was they took the television, unplugged it, carried it out of the apartment, carried it down the stairs, carried it into the streets - either put it on their shoulders or put it in a babies’ pram, and then walked around the streets with the TV.
Again the police kind of really didn’t know how to react, they did kind of arrest people but it was hard to find the article in the constitution which says, You must not carry a TV around the square between 7.30 and 8 at night. And so the result was the only thing the authorities could do - which was fundamentally a defeat for the authorities - was to bring the curfew when you’d be arrested or shot if you stepped out of your door, instead of it being 11 o’clock in the evening they brought it forward to 7o’clock in the evening.
Whereupon the protesters, I should say, did it during the 5 o’clock news bulletin instead.”
- Steve Cranshaw relates one story from his book Small Acts of Resistance in a Humanity in Action keynote in Warsaw called Poland’s Narrative of Protest.