January 25th, 2012

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Compelling Stories and Peformances in Genre Movies

Alan Rickman got robbed of an Oscar nomination. If the Academy is NEVER going to take acting in fantasy or sci fi movies seriously no matter how well performed, at least make a separate acting category for the genre. There were many good performances in the last installment of Harry Potter, as in other installments. I am sick and tired of them being discounted just because the Academy voters don't comprehend the art behind the special effects (which is all they ever seem to award them for, art, sound, fx).
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"Don't Be That Guy" Ad Campaign Effective

Don't Be That Guy Ad Campaign

Excerpt:

The message on the poster is blunt. A young woman in red tights and a skimpy black dress is flaked out on the edge of a couch, her head turned away. A few wine bottles are on the floor.

“Just because she isn’t saying no doesn’t mean she is saying yes,” the poster says. “Sex without consent = sexual assault. Don’t Be That Guy.”

The poster is one of three that went up at bars and around the city last summer as part of a campaign to chip away at the increasing rate of sexual assaults in recent years in Vancouver.

Six months later, Deputy Chief Doug LePard says the Don’t Be That Guy campaign has contributed to a turnaround in statistics on sexual offences in Vancouver.

The rate dropped in 2011 by about 10 per cent, the first time in several years it had gone down.

Read more at the link, above.

The poster: http://vancouver.ca/police/assets/pdf/posters/dont-be-that-guy2.pdf