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Things You Should Know About: The Rogue Class

2020.09.15 06:07 CrazyPlato Things You Should Know About: The Rogue Class

Hey all,
I'm trying to start a series of articles about different topics in D&D and similar RPGs. Specifically, I want to bring some context to terms that have become really common in these kinds of stories, but it feels like we might not know much about in reality (words like paladin, monk, lock-picking, pirate, barbarian, etc). And while I'm at it, I have a number of thoughts about a lot of these topics which I would bring to my players to shape how they view their characters and the setting they're playing in.
Quick shoutout, but a lot of my inspiration for this stuff comes from Gm Word of the Week. It's a podcast I've been listening to for a few years now, and it's full of insightful stuff like this from Fiddleback. And if you want to branch out from that, one of the collaborators on the early episodes of that podcast is The Angry GM, who writes a lot of articles on the subject of playing D&D. I'll probably get my research from other sources, but I already know that a lot of the stuff I bring up will come from these guys, so I figure I'll go ahead and source them (plus, if you aren't already checking their stuff out, they're pretty great even after several years of content).
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This time, we're going to talk about the rogue class, and what they're all about.
The Rogue in 5e
The 5e PHB has this to say about rogues (Please be aware, this quote comes from the Rogue page on DnD Beyond, a free recourse provided by Wizards of the Coast):
Signaling for her companions to wait, a halfling creeps forward through the dungeon hall. She presses an ear to the door, then pulls out a set of tools and picks the lock in the blink of an eye. Then she disappears into the shadows as her fighter friend moves forward to kick the door open.
A human lurks in the shadows of an alley while his accomplice prepares for her part in the ambush. When their target — a notorious slaver — passes the alleyway, the accomplice cries out, the slaver comes to investigate, and the assassin’s blade cuts his throat before he can make a sound.
Suppressing a giggle, a gnome waggles her fingers and magically lifts the key ring from the guard’s belt. In a moment, the keys are in her hand, the cell door is open, and she and her companions are free to make their escape.>>Rogues rely on skill, stealth, and their foes’ vulnerabilities to get the upper hand in any situation. They have a knack for finding the solution to just about any problem, demonstrating a resourcefulness and versatility that is the cornerstone of any successful adventuring party.
Skill and Precision
Rogues devote as much effort to mastering the use of a variety of skills as they do to perfecting their combat abilities, giving them a broad expertise that few other characters can match. Many rogues focus on stealth and deception, while others refine the skills that help them in a dungeon environment, such as climbing, finding and disarming traps, and opening locks.
When it comes to combat, rogues prioritize cunning over brute strength. A rogue would rather make one precise strike, placing it exactly where the attack will hurt the target most, than wear an opponent down with a barrage of attacks. Rogues have an almost supernatural knack for avoiding danger, and a few learn magical tricks to supplement their other abilities.
A Shady Living
Every town and city has its share of rogues. Most of them live up to the worst stereotypes of the class, making a living as burglars, assassins, cutpurses, and con artists. Often, these scoundrels are organized into thieves’ guilds or crime families. Plenty of rogues operate independently, but even they sometimes recruit apprentices to help them in their scams and heists. A few rogues make an honest living as locksmiths, investigators, or exterminators, which can be a dangerous job in a world where dire rats—and wererats—haunt the sewers.
As adventurers, rogues fall on both sides of the law. Some are hardened criminals who decide to seek their fortune in treasure hoards, while others take up a life of adventure to escape from the law. Some have learned and perfected their skills with the explicit purpose of infiltrating ancient ruins and hidden crypts in search of treasure.
Mechanically, rogues in this edition have the following traits and abilities:
Other Editions of D&D
The rogue was originally introduced to the game in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons as the thief class. Thieves gained new levels the swiftest of the core classes in that game, and they had access to skills such as Open Locks and Move Silently, which would become staples for the class. These skills started with a low chance of success that was rolled as a flat percentage (with no skill modifiers or bonuses), and took several levels to increase the odds of success to a more practical chance. The thief also had the abilities to hear noises, hide in the shadows, and climb walls. The thief had access to the Thieves' Cant language. They also got an early form of sneak attack, then called backstab, which dealt double damage but required the target be attacked from behind and that they be unaware of the attack.
While they were not a part of the original Basic Dungeons & Dragons set in 1974, the thief was later added to the basic set as well. The thief in this version gained new abilities at higher levels, such as the ability to read any language and the ability to cast spells from magic scrolls.
AD&D introduced the assassin sub-class to the thief. While the thief focused more on a variety of skills relevant to a dungeon-delving adventurer, the assassin focused largely on combat effectiveness. The assassin gained a "death strike" which instantly killed an unaware target on a successful hit. They also gained the ability to use poisons, and could learn certain arcane spells such as disguise self and true strike.
In 2nd edition, the thief was added to a category of classes known as the Rogues group, which also included the bard class. The rogue classes were described as those "living by their wits day to day-often at the expense of others". The assassin was removed from the game at this point, on the belief that a thief could be built with the skills necessary to imitate the assassin class. 2nd edition thieves could specialize in some skills, allowing them to master those skills quickly compared to other classes. They were given strengths in stealth, disarming traps, and "acquiring goods" in various ways.
At 3rd edition, the class officially became the rogue instead of the thief. The class retained its aptitude for skills, its ability to notice traps, and the sneak attack ability. Rogues gained the most skill points per level of any class in the edition, which was balanced somewhat by the use of the Intelligence skill to determine the number of skill points: rogues got the most as a base number, but a particularly intelligent character of any class could get close to that number. Rogues did retain a broad range of skills that they could spend their points into, and the flat percentage rates of the older editions were done away with in favor of using skill ranks and bonuses for any skill check. Sneak attacks now were dealt to any target who did not use their dexterity bonus to their AC during the attack (which could be cause by the enemy being prone, blinded, flanked, or flat-footed, and other effects). The rules also defined that the target creature had to be able to take critical hits in in order to deal sneak attack damage (meaning that certain monsters, such as golems, were immune to the ability).
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Rogues in Historical Context
The rogue is going to be a bit of a doozy when we talk about historical context, because the class appears to be a catch-all term for a variety of criminals, specialists, and anybody who lives by their wits or by approaching problems in a less-than-straightforward manner. A rogue could be a thief, picking pockets or otherwise stealing property from others. They could be a burglar, breaking into people's homes to steal from them. They could be a highwayman, ambushing people on roadways to rob them. They might be a charlatan or a huckster, committing fraud to convince people to give them their money. They might be a smuggler, transporting goods and people through areas where such goods, or such transport, is illegal.
Another profession that is covered by the rogue class is the assassin. While "contract killing" may be included in this crime, assassination specifically is defined as targeting prominent figures of a society, such as a government or political official, or a popular public figure. While assassinations have happened throughout history, one of the more significant figures in this definition would be the Persian Order of Assassins, or Hashashins, who operated in the Middle East in the years 1090 to 1275, and for whom the term is named. The order's name is believed to have come from a drug of choice which their members indulged in: hashish, made from the resin or oil of the cannabis plant. The order was known for a strict code to which they conducted their business: they forbade the killing of innocents in the process of fulfilling a contract, and they killed their targets in a very public manner, to demonstrate the power of the order. They were known for their skill at reaching people under high security by carefully learning the culture of the target and their community, and slowly entering that community in disguise. The order's methods and details were highly secret, with most of our historical knowledge of the group coming from second-hand sources and rumors. Much of the order's history has been used in modern times as inspiration for the first Assassin's Creed title of video games.
Piracy, as well as privateering, is an act of robbery carried out by the crew of a ship. It can include attacking other ships on the water, or a coastal raid in which the crew attacks a land-based settlement on the coast. While pirates have existed as far back as the 14th century BCE, pirates are most well known for the pirates of the Caribbean Sea, who operates during the 17th and early 18th centuries. This group of criminals largely started as privateers, professional pirates who were hired by heads of state to raid the ships of rival nations. Because North and South America had been discovered by Europe the century prior, and because the Spanish empire had demonstrated the large amounts of wealth which could be acquired in those continents, much of the activity of these privateers was directed at trade ships bringing goods to and from the Americas. After the wars under which the privateers were hired had ended, many found that their license to commit piracy had been revoked. Nonetheless, these men chose to continue their trade as proper pirates, raiding the same channels with less concern who whom they attacked.
There are also options for the rogue who are not centered on law-breaking. A rogue could be a spy, who acquires secret and hidden information and brings it to their employer for coin or out of national duty. They can be a detective, using their skills with people, stealth, and perception to solve mysteries professionally. They might be a treasure-hunter, using their knowledge of traps and their quick wits to plunder ancient ruins for gold and historical artifacts.
An Aside about Locks and Thieve's Tools
Rogues are generally expected to carry a set of thieve's tools with them for opening locks, disabling traps, and other purposes related to entering areas what someone wanted them not to. To understand what these kinds of tool sets would contain, we need to talk a bit about how locks work throughout history.
For most of human history, locks were actually not very common. Locks are a fairly complex mechanism to produce, and for a number of reasons they were either too expensive or too easy to bypass for people to trust them. As a result, the most common security measure was a simple barricade, a plank of wood across the door or some other obstruction. While this was a simple way to prevent someone from opening the door, any tool that could manipulate the board could bypass the obstruction.
Ward locks are one of the oldest lock designs, going back to ancient China and Rome. Because they were fairly simple to construct, they were the more popular lock used during the Dark and Middle Ages. The core of the lock is often a bolt, which would slide between the door and its frame, or in a padlock a piece of material would prevent the bolt of the lock from releasing. A set of obstructions are constructed in the inner workings of the lock, which would prevent a tool from simply turning the mechanism that moves the bolt. A specific key would be made, with a set of grooves meant to allow it to bypass the obstructions, so that it could turn in the lock and open it.
A common tool used by thieves to bypass these locks is the skeleton key. These keys have been filed down, so that they have enough of a protrusion to manipulate the lock mechanism, but the protrusions are small enough that they weren't stopped by the obstructions inside the lock. A thief may have several of these skeleton keys, meant for different locks.
Pin locks are an advancement on lock design. While they are still use din the modern age, and while the technology is fairly advanced compared to a ward lock, evidence has been found that pin locks have existed as far back as ancient Egypt and Iraq, made of wood at the time. The basic design is that the lock's mechanism is obstructed by a series of small pins, which each hang inside of a tube inside the lock. Normally, gravity pulled the pins down in between the bolt and the door frame, holding the two together. Similar to the ward lock, a key to this kind of lock has a series of elevated grooves etched into them. When the key is inserted, the grooves press the pins upward at varied levels, enough that all of the pins are cleared and the mechanism can move freely. This mechanism was uncommon in history largely because of the limits of metalworking: the moving parts in the lock are small, and needed to be able to move freely. And metalworking techniques from the ancient era were imprecise enough that most metal parts would have some kind o defect that could prevent the lock from working properly.
Lock picks usually were used with two separate tools in tandem. First, the actual pick is designed to fit into the groove of the lock, where the key would go. The thin end of the pick is used to individually press the pins up into their housing, and away from the lock mechanism. Second, a sturdy flat tool called a torsion wrench is used to hold the mechanism in place, preventing the pins from falling back into their grooves once the pick is pulled away. A thief would be skilled at manipulating these pins quickly, so that they can bypass a lock within minutes and avoid being caught at the door.
Because ward locks were easier to make, and because ward locks were still easy to bypass, many locksmiths built the locks in places which were concealed. For example, a lockbox may have a false lock on the front of the container, which was connected to nothing. At the bottom of the box, hidden under a false foot of the box or behind a sliding panel, the actual lock would be out of sight so that only the owner of the box would know how to open it.
Traps, on the other hand, are designed to capture, maim, or kill intruders. Early traps were used in the neolithic era by hunters to catch animals. Traps were rarely used with the intention of capturing other humans, and these traps were often larger versions of animal traps. Simple traps were often held in place by a length of cord or wire, so that when an unsuspecting target walked into the wire they would release the trap. Pressure plates were another common triggering mechanism. When the trap is released, it may release a weapon such as a crossbow, or it may release a larger structure such as a net or cage, or a deadfall such as a falling tree trunk or boulder.
A thief would carry a set of tools for bypassing many security measures. Often in a tool roll made of cloth of leather, the tool set would have a variety of lockpicks for pin locks, as well as several skeleton keys to bypass ward locks. The tool set may also contain a small mallet, to tap against the structure for hollow chambers containing a hidden lock. For bypassing traps, the kit may contain a set of tools to cut and obstruct a tripwire without releasing the trap, and to remove and disable a pressure plate. In a fantasy setting, we may also include tools designed to bypass magical traps, such as a chisel to obscure magical spellwork etched into a wall.
Thieves' Cant
The language known as the "thieves' cant" was developed as a way for thieves to communicate with one another in public, without alerting others to the fact that they were discussing crime. The language largely worked by simple substitution: certain words are replaced with other words which the speakers understand to have a new meaning. For example, "night" might be replaced by "darkmans", and "church" may be replaced with "autem". Using a string of these substitutions, a thief may explain a plan to enter a certain building at a certain time, without others aware unless they themselves had learned the substitutions. While all participants were still speaking a more common language, technically, the use of words would seem foreign to non-users, like a strange dialect.
The thieves' cant would also contain a list of symbols, which were left in public areas by other thieves to mark a significant feature, such as an entryway into a building, a fence for stolen goods, a safe place to hide from police, or a location commonly patrolled by authorities.
Many figures in history have published books that they professed contained a secret thieves' cant in their area, which buyers would purchase so that they could learn if a thief were discussing their plans around them. It is uncertain if these works were ever based in fact, as is whether the words listed were actual substitutions used by real thieves.
References for Rogues
Because rogues cover a wide range of professions, it can be difficult to narrow it down to a list of characters to reference for this particular class. However, we know that we're looking at characters who can be charismatic and witty, who can use tools to overcome situations, and who have a tendency towards illegal behaviors.
For a real-world personality that's a classic rogue, take a look at Frank Abagnale, whose story was played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film Catch Me If You Can. Running away from home at a young age, Abagnale survived mainly through a series of acts of fraud and forgery. He assumed the identities of a Pan American airline pilot, a teaching assistant at Brigham Young University, the chief resident assistant at a hospital in Georgia, and a Louisiana attorney. In the meantime, he supported himself financially by developing a number of methods of theft and bank fraud. After six years, Abagnale was caught in Montpelier, France. After eventually returning to America and serving a part of his sentence in prison, he was eventually released him conditionally to serve as a consultant with federal authorities, as an expert on con artists and fraud.
For a reference that's a bit direct, you can take a look at the Thief series of video games, particularly Thief 3: Deadly Shadows and the later remake, Thief. The protagonist, Garrett, is an expert thief who uses many classic techniques to enter homes, open locks, and steal valuables by the cover of night.
I recommend a look at the John Wick movies for a view of the assassin sub-class. In particular, the movies display a rich criminal underworld society, filled with secret locations, communications, and traditions that other assassins know and use to communicate with one another. For GMs with a rogue character, you may use these films as inspiration to build a thieves' guild in your setting, or to establish NPCs related to the rogue's backstory.
As mentioned in the historical context section, you can also look to the Assassin's Creed video games to learn more about assassins. Particularly, the first game, as well as the Ezio trilogy, are highly-rated games that explore the techniques of stealth, infiltration, and discreet killing that an assassin would need to know. The sixth title in the series, Black Flag, also sheds some light on the life of a pirate in the Caribbean Sea.
You can look at the story of Aladdin as an example of a rogue's backstory. The title character does not have much of a backstory, except that he is a street urchin who grew up homeless and without a family. We see him stealing to survive for much of the beginning of the story. As the story progresses, we see the character using his wits and charm to rise in influence and eventually marry the princess of the sultanate that he lives in.
Loki, from the Marvel superhero movies, is an excellent example of a rogue. He has some access to illusion magic, but much of his abilities come from his natural charisma and wily intellect. Loki understands how to manipulate people, how to blend in when he needs to, and how to hit his opponents where they are weakest.
A more classic example of the rogue is The Scarlet Pimpernel. This play, written in the 1900s, follows the story of the title character, an infamous scoundrel who rescues aristocrats sentenced to the guillotine during the French Revolution. The Pimpernel is an expert at infiltration, disguise, escape, and swordsmanship.
To lend some credence to the idea of a non-criminal rogue, lets also mention Indiana Jones. The famous treasure hunter has many skills in the rogue’s playbook: a knowledge of traps and ways around them, creative use of tools such as sandbags and his bull whip to overcome obstacles, a tendency to wear disguises to avoid enemies, and a winning personality that people find charming. But Indy is explicitly against raiding historical sites for wealth: he collects treasures for their historical value, and gives them to the scientific community for study (albeit with a finder’s fee).
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Questions for a Rogue Character
If you are building a rogue character, or if you're a GM with a player rolling a rogue, you may want to consider these questions:
EDIT: Based on comments from several redditors, I tried to cut away some of the excessive rambling in the Historical Context section of this article, and I tried to re-contextualize the rogue to shine more light on the non-criminal possibilities this class can provide.
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2020.08.28 10:46 Bryant_B_Bryant I think I figured out the final shot of THE DEPARTED (2006)

Martin Scorcese finally got the Oscar he’d deserved years prior with his hard-hitting 2006 crime-drama”The Departed.” I love this movie. Always have. It never gets old to watch the actors (in particular Baldwin, Nicholson, and Wahlberg), and it’s one of those rare films that retains a sense of urgency upon repeat viewings (largely due to DiCaprio’s and Damon’s performances). The suspense is always immersive, even though, by now I’m well familiar with the sequence of events.
Recently, some dummy launched a kickstarter to DIGITALLY REMOVE THE RAT FROM THE FINAL SHOT OF THE DEPARTED. His argument was something along the lines of “the metaphor is lame” and “in an otherwise great movie, we don’t need a pointless on-the-nose reminder that the movie is about rats”. The expected response ensued: people criticized the campaign, defended the movie, called it disrespectful to Scorcese, etc. Simply put, this campaign has misinterpreted the communication that’s occurring between the filmmakers and the audience. The final shot quite simply is NOT ineptly uttering “this movie was about rats!!!”. I mean, if that’s what you cannot help but hear in your head upon watching the final shot, I suppose I can understand wanting to butcher the movie. However, to anyone so inclined, I propose an alternate solution: Open your mind to a new interpretation of the film’s ending; one that’s not quite so shitty; and one that doesn’t assume that Martin Scorcese and William Monahan are slobbering buffoons. This method requires no kickstarter campaign, and it makes the film better than before!
Alrighty! Let’s get down to brass tacks: What does the end of The Departed Mean?
Spoilers Ahead
First, let’s first acknowledge that THERE IS NO CURRENT CONSENSUS on what the end of the film means. Opinions and analysis are scattered throughout the internet, but almost every discussion thread has many ideas and explanations that are just as valid as the next theory. I will now provide support for a radical new explanation for the much-discussed en sequence of “The Departed”.
In Monahan’s script the rat appears, but it unfolds a bit differently from the movie:
DIGNAM fires. Flash groceries fall all over the floor.DIGNAM’S FEET step over COLIN’s body, crushing one of a halfdozen croissants, and DIGNAM goes down the expensivestaircase, leaving the door to the apartment open. Thestrangest thing happens: a rat emerges and begins to eat thedead man’s croissants. The rat hears something and runs soit’s not in the shot when it FREEZES.
This tells us two things:
  1. The rat was conceptualized as a metaphor from the beginning.
  2. The dialogue and story (nearly identical to the script) are distinct from the symbolic elements in the script, in that they were heavily adapted by visionary director, Martin Scorcese.
So, let’s examine the difference between the script and the movie… On paper, the slightly-less-surreal appearance of the rat sees him scavenging food, before scurrying off. In this written version of the scene, there was no symbolism about the Golden-Domed State House building- that was added later. The scene would have played very differently if it had featured a close up shot of a rat voraciously consuming bread crumbs. Ultimately, Scorcese decided to layer additional meaning around the scripted metaphor, but what the screenplay and the film agree on, is that THE RAT GETS AWAY. Other than the appearance of the rat itself, it’s the ONLY exact similarity from the script. Conclusion? This is the most important detail of the metaphor.
Some say that the rat in the final shot symbolizes Colin, dashing from the State House backdrop. I think they are two unrelated metaphors, occurring simultaneously. Let’s say we actually do forever digitally erase the rat from the bannister- The final shot still works great! Colin Sullivan is a character who struggled with a redemptive choice the entire movie. He fantasized about leaving the life… We know he has aspirations in law, he’s considering going legit, and maybe even… do good. He knows he has the brain for it. He is seen longingly looking at the Golden Dome as a reminder of his true wishes, and the conflict inside him. Sadly, he turns out to be the biggest rat in the entire film. Even though he had the devotion of a supportive, beautiful woman, he failed to make a change… In the end, when he felt cornered, he turned on anyone who could possibly be a threat to him. It’s a story of damnation, and when he got what was coming to him, it becomes a fitting and complete metaphor to push from his corpse to the golden dome… it symbolizes the stark contrast between his fate and what could-have-been. The metaphor is perfect, complete. To try and figure out what the scurrying rat means, in relationship to the Golden Dome and Colin, well… that’s where most theories or conclusions on the internet lose steam, and lack support. So, hopefully I have made a strong case for why we can, and should separate the metaphors, because they don’t directly apply to one another.
So now back to what’s obviously the most exciting interpretation… THE RAT GOT AWAY!!! This has so many implications, and invites immediate analysis of the movie. “The Departed” is a film that is constantly asking “Who is the rat?”, is constantly revealing hidden rats, and is constantly hinting that there’s much more going on (even though very little of it is conclusive on the surface level). Along these lines, the most obvious implication is that Mark Wahlberg’s Dignam was working for the Feds, and scurried away at the end, undetected as the hidden agent. Especially considering that Queenan’s gratuitous death would be a good time to punch a guy you don’t like, get suspended, and disappear from deep cover. For years, that was my best theory of what the ending meant. But there was always something I didn’t like about that theory, it felt incomplete, and it also undercuts an entire part of the movie- Costello’s entrusting the evidence tapes to Madolyn.
The Departed deliberately tells us parts of the story without showing us everything, but I do believe that some things we are meant to definitively conclude. For example, Frank Costello is sterile (although that’s incidental here, and we really need to stay focused on the meaning of the ending). Another example of something I believe we are meant to conclude: Madolyn is carrying Costigan’s baby, even though it’s never expressly confirmed through dialogue, or anything outside of hints. In a similar way, I believe we are meant to conclude that Madolyn gave Costello’s tapes to Dignam, even though this is not actually seen in the film. I believe she would have found Dignam and honored Costigan’s wishes. So the simplest explanation of Dignam assassinating Sullivan is likely the most accurate.
The script describes Dignam wearing cheap hospital boots (contrary to the ‘professional hitman’ interpretation I originally held of the shoes), and showing up to avenge everyone because it’s “the right thing to do”. So again, this sullies the idea that Wahlberg is a rat. He really did punch Alec Baldwin, and he really did get suspended. He received the evidence from Madolyn, realized it wasn’t safe to pursue an arrest in the corrupt department, and closed the book as a badass vigilante. It was nice to finally conclude that the coolest interpretation of the Dignam character is likely what happened, as opposed to thinking he had gotten away as a fed rat.
So… If the ending shot means that the rat got away… and it’s not surviving character Dignam who scurries off in tandem with the metaphorical rodent… then… WHO… IS… THE … RAT?!?!?!
I watch this movie every year, and every time I watch the it, I try to find the rat. Every year the same thing happens- I get mesmerized by the immediacy of the film, and only analyze the mystery in fleeting moments of distraction, ultimately concluding nothing new.
I am proud to announce, that upon my last two viewings of the film, and subsequent reading of Monahan’s script, I have discovered the rat! The rat is a character that definitely got away and, like the white rat on the balcony, they were right under all of our noses. In a film that explores the various levels of mastery in the field of deception, there was one character that gained EVERYONE’S trust, even ours. Get ready….
Gwen was the fuckin’ rat.
Yes, Gwen. Costello’s hyper-sexual, chameleon-like irish concubine.
I’ve been discussing the hidden meaning behind The Departed for years, and occasionally dropping in on forum discussions, etc. So far, I haven’t seen anyone conduct a thorough analysis on the Gwen character. But I sure have, and that’s the principle quality that renders my analysis of the ending so unique. So without further ado, let’s break down Gwen, and you too will see why she is indeed- the rat.
What tipped me off to this entire idea was watching the film’s climactic police bust sequence. As soon as Sullivan feels that he cannot trust Frank, he orchestrates a violent confrontation, where he is afforded an opportunity to ask Frank if he was sold out. Frank denies it multiple times, but Sullivan persists asking the same question, indicating that he doesn’t believe Frank but hopes to coax the truth out of him. Sullivan takes a jab at Frank for his inability to procreate, Frank opens fire, and is quickly killed by Sullivan. After analyzing this sequence, I believe Frank was genuinely hurt that Sullivan has no real loyalty to him; and I also think that Frank may have been telling the truth (he hadn’t given up Sullivan to the feds).
But then Frank’s phone rings.Why does Sullivan answer it? Most likely, to find out more about what anyone might know about him/who Frank was talking to. Also, if someone happens to see him on Frank’s phone, he has a plausible reason to have answered the phone in the line of his duty. So he answers it.
And it’s Gwen. This really stuck out to me on my umpteenth viewing of the film… Gwen, up to this point has been a fleeting side-character, only present to add Scorcese flavor in a familiar and provocative archetype. Why does she interrupt the climactic moment of the movie? Admittedly, it’s such a natural moment, that we all watched it a hundred times and didn’t bat an eye… Gwen called right after everyone died, and right before the conclusion of the movie. “Fine”, we all said. But during that fateful viewing, it finally stuck out to me. It’s weird! Why does she call right then? I mean from a narrative standpoint, it doesn’t seem to serve a discernible function.
As it turns out, William Monahan would agree as that sequence is not in the script. In fact, the screenplay is almost word for word exactly like it is in the final film, but there are a few key sequences that curiously deviate from the script. Interestingly enough, almost all of these sequences involve Gwen.
Gwen is presented quite differently in the script, while everyone else’s recognizable performances jump off every page. Like the rat scurrying offscreen, the script occasionally agrees with the final cut about some of the Gwen scenes, but for the most part, the details of her character that are rearranged, or omitted to a suspicious degree. Scorcese didn’t want to change a thing about the script, EXCEPT the part of the script that was always designed to be tweaked. Only the director, communicating with the writer about hidden meaning, can effectively figure out how to lace the mystery into the film. The writer can suggest a mystery, but it’s expected that an adaptation that accounts for the actors, mise-en-scen, and final cut of the film would dictate how the mystery would be depicted. It explains why minor details related to the character and the metaphor have been altered, with little else changed. And this, I believe, strengthens my interpretation, which, somewhere around this point should no longer be considered a theory.
So let’s go back to the biggest deviation from the script. Gwen calls and speaks with Sullivan at the end of the police raid. Why? We only see her briefly, twice. Once, she says “Frank” in a sultry voice. In the second shot she asks “Who is this?”. Note that we don’t even see her emotional reaction to the news that Frank is dead! That’s because-
What’s important here is that Sullivan drops his guard, as we, the audience, do as well. “Oh, it’s just Gwen”.
Sullivan peers around, because he knows it would look bad if he was chit-chatting on Frank’s phone, but then breaks right into the appropriate tier of deception for talking with Costello’s girlfriend. He believes that she is ultimately harmless, but also he lies to her by feigning loyalty to Costello. To Sullivan, this was a mindless interaction that allowed him to enact his simple intention of informing Gwen of her lover’s death, before hanging up. Believing her to be who she says she is, he informs her of something that (his idea of) Gwen could never use against him.
BUT she’s probably a fed. And he may have just given himself up as the person who confronted Frank, a protected FBI informant.
Not convinced yet? Let’s rewind.
Gwen is scarce in this film. She’s only seen in 6-8 short sequences. But if we collect all the information about her… we will eventually conclude that she’s not only a spy… Gwen is the ultimate superspy, a definitive “master” archetype that surpasses the level of deception all of the other characters achieve.
Generally speaking, Gwen is exactly what a super spy should appear to be- free from all scrutiny, and almost entirely out of sight, but closer to the target than anyone else. Not only did Costello implicitly trust her to be what she says she is, so did all of the goons and cops. During a critical moment (where the Feds may have not been otherwise able to assess what really happened during the raid), she calls Frank seconds after the gunfire breaks out, and quickly shifts gears to assess who answered his phone. That, my friends is super spy behavior.
Gwen is present during many key sequences where Frank and French are discussing or carrying out vicious crimes, and discussing the mole hunt. From the little that we see of Gwen, we do know that SHE SEES EVERYTHING that goes on around Costello, moreso than even Mr. French. In her performance, we can detect subtle indications that she’s keying into certain things Frank says on the phone, and we can also see her subtly “not paying attention” to Frank, pretending to be diligently reading books before shifting into extreme attentiveness to Frank, etc.
Gwen is repeatedly minimized and trivialized by Costello, but she always returns with extreme submission and sexuality. This is exactly what Costello needs her to be, and exactly what she needs to embody to differentiate her from the many prostitutes and abused girlfriends over the years. This allows her a unique intimacy with Frank, and affords her a unique freedom. Gwen, unlike the other characters, can yell at Frank to “SHUT THE FUCK UP”, or can disappear to “choir practice” whenever she wants. She takes advantage of her freedom at key moments, and in turn balances it by primarily being incredibly subservient to Frank, and effectively manages his constant misogynistic sexual desires.Frank throws a remote control at her and completely dismisses her in an early scene. He casually treats her as an inferior, and yet she is more unconditionally giving to him than most any other fictional or real-life partner one could imagine. And she comes across as completely natural, and HAPPY to be in the position. A position that no simple trophy wife could truly be happy with. But this persona is exactly what she knows she needs to be to secure her cover. So she convinces Frank, and all of us, that she is unfazed by his abuse, she’s happy to be right where she is; she is thriving from dirty money with no backlash whatsoever, unlike the rest of the underbelly. During the opera scene Gwen leans over to interact with Frank, and he shooshes her. She leans back, seemingly authentically (but weirdly) happy to be ignored. Francis would rather interact with the black prostitute for that night. The next time we see Gwen, she’s happily reading a book about getting pregnant. Either she’s an overlooked anomaly, or a super spy, because most women don’t react that way to people like Frank Costello. If there was the slightest hint that she was suffering under it all, her character would be viewed in a different light, but the film seems to tell us that she is genuinely beaming, and thriving as everyone crumbles around her. I didn’t notice it the first ten times watching the film, but Gwen’s character makes no sense when examined in this light. How can casual abuse and lead to the most functional relationship we’ve ever seen in a film? Only the conviction and secret motivation of a genius super-rat could sustain such a relationship. And considering she is that super-rat, I am blown away by her ability to play a character that was so close to the monster, and what she must have had to do with a convincing smile on her face .
There are a series of visual clues in the film that emerge surrounding Gwen, once you start looking for them. Everything about the Gwen character seems very intentional, and odd. In every single shot that features Gwen by herself, there are multiple blank or nondescript picture frames behind her. Not sure what that means exactly, but the visual hints don’t stop there.
Back to the rat that scurries away at the end of the film… It’s not exactly what you would expect the rat to look like, is it? It’s illuminated in a way that seems different than the area around it, with bright white highlights engulfing it. I can’t tell if the light is just bright light bouncing off a dark rat, or if the rat is backlit, and actually is a white rat. Either way, it’s glowing in white. Gwen just so happens to wear a conspicuous amount of white throughout the film. In her first dialogue scene, she is wearing pearl white pants AND shoes, not to mention holding a white handbag. Seriously who wears white jeans? Not that many people. In the final scene, where she demands to know who’s answering Frank’s phone, she’s wearing a white satin robe over a white gown. In the scene’s where she’s not wearing white, she’s blending into the environment- literally. Sometimes she wears a robe that matches Franks, or the decor of the room. At the opera, she wears a red dress that blends in with the red lighting, and the fabric of the dress even blends in with the curtain behind her. Her first appearance in the movie, I didn’t even know was her until I closely examined the script: When Miles Kennefick’s mother slams the door after recognizing Frank in the car, Gwen is there, wearing sunglasses and a Red Sox hat, almost unrecognizable. The script suggests that she should be dressed like Jackie O. during that sequence, but maybe they thought the symbolism would be way too obvious and instead costumed her in a forgettable disguise, to mirror the idea that she was always more present in the story than we thought.
As previously mentioned she is also chameleon-like throughout the entire film. Whether she’s slouched drunk, bouncing around the living room, or standing still in a a somber moment, she always dresses, does her hair, and carries herself in very different ways. We never get to know her, we just believe her because she’s THAT good. Even though the film establishes mystery surrounding her activities, we still believed her. Even though her character is constantly shape shifting we didn’t look at her closely, because the film masterfully commands our attention away from it’s most compelling puzzle. Even when Gwen butts into the climactic moment that the script never called for, we all believed her.
Superspy.
And there’s still so much we don’t know about her. Really, she could be working for the feds, a foreign government, a rival organization, the Boston Police Department… there’s no end to the speculation. Is she good? Bad? All we can conclude for sure, is that she’s the BEST.
TLDR: The white rat scurrying across the balcony at the end of “The Departed” symbolizes a character that got away scott free, just after the violent conclusion to Colin Sullivan’s story of damnation. The Golden Dome is the final metaphor in Sullivan’s story, and doesn’t directly relate to metaphor of the rat getting away. Though barely seen in the film, Costello’s girlfriend GWEN indicates in a myriad of subtle ways that she is in fact the white rat that got away. Through consistent abuse and objectification she displays undying devotion and positivity, and as a result gets closer to Costello than anyone else. While he may not trust her to do a man’s work, he trusts her to be who she says she is. Sullivan trusts her implicitly as well, as he unknowingly indicates to her that he killed Frank.
Booyah.
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2020.08.19 13:19 finnagains Hollywood's Apocalypse NOW: Rich and famous are fleeing in droves as liberal politics and coronavirus turn City of Dreams into cesspit plagued by junkies and violent criminals - By Caroline Graham (Daily Mail) 15 Aug 2020

Gold's Gym has become synonymous with the Hollywood Dream.
Set just a few hundred yards from the ocean in sun-kissed Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Gold's was the backdrop for Pumping Iron, the 1977 documentary which followed a young, unknown Austrian bodybuilder called Arnold Schwarzenegger as he prepared for the Mr Universe contest.
The film turned him into an overnight sensation. He would go on to become a global superstar, marry a member of the Kennedy clan, and become Governor of California.
Yet today Gold's sits amid post-apocalyptic scenes which have consumed much of LA, turning the City of Dreams into an urban nightmare from which people are fleeing in droves.
A makeshift tent city made up of flapping tarpaulins and cardboard boxes surrounds the gym on all sides.
Junkies and the homeless, many of whom are clearly mentally ill, walk the palm-lined streets like zombies – all just three blocks from multi-million-dollar homes overlooking the Pacific.
Stolen bicycles are piled high on pavements littered with broken syringes.
TV bulletins are filled with horror stories from across the city; of women being attacked during their morning jog or residents returning home to find strangers defecating in their front gardens.
Today, Los Angeles is a city on the brink. 'For Sale' signs are seemingly dotted on every suburban street as the middle classes, particularly those with families, flee for the safer suburbs, with many choosing to leave LA altogether.
British-born Danny O'Brien runs Watford Moving & Storage. 'There is a mass exodus from Hollywood,' he says.
'And a lot of it is to do with politics.' His business is booming. 'August has already set records and we are only halfway through the month,' he tells me.
'People are getting out in droves. Last week I moved a prominent person in the music industry from a $6.5 million [£5 million] mansion above Sunset Boulevard to Nashville.'
O'Brien, 58, who moved to LA from London 34 years ago, is also planning to move to Tennessee.
'Liberal politics has destroyed this city,' he says. 'The homeless encampments are legal and there's nothing the police can do. White, affluent middle-class folk are getting out. People don't feel safe any more.'
With movie studios still shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic and businesses only just starting to remove the wooden boards put up after city-wide rioting following the death of George Floyd while being arrested by three white officers in Minneapolis, LA is now in the grip of white flight.
Lou Ferrigno became friends with Schwarzenegger when both worked out at Gold's. While he might not be quite a household name like Arnie, Ferrigno starred in the TV series The Incredible Hulk and became one of the wealthiest bodybuilders in the world, with a fortune of $12 million.
President Donald Trump appointed him to his council on fitness, sports and nutrition in 2018.
But Ferrigno, for all his impeccable connections, has become fed up with what he describes as the 'dramatic decline' in LA. He and wife Carla recently sold their £3 million home in Santa Monica and moved into a 7,146 sq ft mansion two hours north of LA.
Carla says: 'One morning around 7am I opened the curtains in our beautiful Santa Monica home and looking up at me from our driveway were three gang members with tattoos on their faces sitting on our retaining wall. They were cat-calling me and being vulgar. I motioned I was going to call the police and they just laughed, flicking their tongues at me and showing me their guns.'
Her husband added: 'We put the house up for sale after 40 wonderful years and moved north. We feel lucky to have made it out. Now we are in a wonderful place and very happy.'
Renee Taylor, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and actress who appeared in the hit TV sitcom The Nanny, recently sold her Beverly Hills home after half a century and moved to the East Coast.
'I feel so sad for my friends left in Beverly Hills who had to suffer through looting and rioting,' she says. 'I got out just in time.'
The virus only made matters worse. There are homeless encampments in some of the most instantly recognisable tourist traps.
Stretches of Hollywood Boulevard – embedded with glittering stars representing those who achieved their dream of fame and fortune – resemble a Third World shanty town rather than the heart of America's second-largest city.
Outside the Chinese Theatre where Marilyn Monroe and other screen icons are immortalised by their handprints in concrete, the Michael Jackson and Superman lookalikes who usually pose with tourists have been replaced by vagrants begging for change.
Meanwhile, the visitors snap photos of a large Black Lives Matter logo painted down the middle of the street.
Car parks beside the beach in Santa Monica – a popular tourist destination for Britons – are filled with bashed-up motorhomes, each housing several people.
The authorities have even put portable toilets on the streets to try to stop the homeless relieving themselves on private property.
The Westwood area of LA, home to some of the most upmarket blocks of flats in the city, has been renamed 'West Hood' by locals appalled by rising crime.
Veteran publicist Ed Lozzi says: 'The city was changing before coronavirus brought us to our knees. The homeless problem has been escalating for years, exacerbated by weak politicians making bad decisions.
'Hollywood has always been the wokest of the woke, so politicians have done nothing to stop people sleeping on the streets. It's not illegal and the weather's nice, so they keep coming.
'There is insufficient housing, inadequate mental health care. Add in Covid and it's a perfect storm.
'When I first arrived in LA 40 years ago, the town smelled of orange blossoms. Now the streets stink of urine. There is a beautiful park in Westwood but you can't go there because there are people slumped on the ground and you step on a carpet of needles.
'White flight is real. The elites and middle classes are leaving. People are taking losses on the sales of their homes to get out.'
The divide between rich and poor has never been more glaring. Just yards away from Gold's sits the sprawling LA headquarters of internet giant Google.
The car park is housed in a building designed by architect Frank Gehry to look like a giant pair of binoculars. Private security guards wander round as a handful of employees returning after lockdown drive into the complex in their Teslas, Porsches and Range Rovers.
Charity worker Robert (he declined to give his last name) mans two portable toilets opposite the Google HQ. Recently released from jail, this menial job is the only work he can get. He says two people have overdosed in the toilets in the past two weeks.
'I have a Narcan pen which brings them back to life after they overdose on opioids. I've had to use the pen twice since the beginning of August.
'The situation is terrible. I don't blame those who can afford to get out of the city for doing so.'
Some 66,000 people now sleep rough every night in LA – up 12.5 per cent on last year.
'There's no hope any more,' he continues. 'The rich are getting richer and there's nothing for those on Skid Row. Trump has done nothing to help the poor. All he cares about are his rich friends making more money. If I had money I'd get out too.'
The pandemic has made many in Hollywood realise they don't need to live in LA – or anywhere near it – to keep working.
Talent manager Craig Dorfman has moved to upstate New York. 'A lot of people in the industry are re-evaluating their lives and saying,
'You know, I never really loved LA. Where would I like to live? Because I can do what I want to do from anywhere,' ' says Dorfman.
Fashion stylist Leah Forester and her film producer husband Bill Johnson have rented out their home and moved to the Mexican beach town of Careyes with their two children.
'We wanted to be in the most healthy, supportive and serene environment we could be in so that we could have some sense of control over our immediate surroundings and our destiny,' says Forester.
Comedian Joe Rogan, who makes $30 million a year from his self-titled podcast, has quit LA for Texas and says: 'When you look at the traffic, when you look at the economic despair, when you look at the homelessness problem that's accelerated radically… I think there are too many people here.
'I think it's not tenable. I don't think that it's manageable.'
Ironically, the celebrity enclave of Malibu – home to such leading members of the 'wokerati' as Leonardo DiCaprio – has cracked down hard on the homeless, bringing in local laws to prevent people parking their motorhomes along the beach overnight.
'They've kicked the homeless problem into other areas of the city like Westwood and Venice,' says publicist Ed Lozzi. 'It's a classic case of 'not in my back yard'.'
Meanwhile, some of Tinseltown's biggest stars are developing back-up plans, should the situation worsen. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson recently took Greek citizenship and have told friends they intend to spend more time in Europe.
Producer Dana Brunetti, business partner of disgraced actor Kevin Spacey and producer of the Fifty Shades Of Grey films, has acquired Italian citizenship 'because Italy is part of the EU – it gives me a lot of options if the s*** hits the fan'.
Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban have homes in LA, Nashville and her native Australia.
A source says: 'They have been spending a lot of time in Nashville. There they can give their kids a more normal upbringing. They have been talking about getting rid of the LA place.'
When the news broke last week that Prince Harry and Meghan have chosen to make their home two hours north of LA in the upmarket hamlet of Montecito, the news shocked no one.
One Oscar-nominated writer told me: 'They saw enough of LA those times they left Tyler Perry's house to make them not want to raise Archie in a place like this. LA has always attracted beautiful and talented people from around the world who come here looking for fame or money or both.
'Now the streets look like Haiti after the earthquake. It's dirty, dangerous and work has dried up. Even when studios start to open up, people will choose to work from other places.'
The most recent high-profile name to quit Hollywood is Tesla billionaire Elon Musk, a darling of the showbusiness crowd. Actor Robert Downey Jr has said it was Musk who inspired his portrayal of Tony Stark, the eccentric billionaire inventor in the Iron Man movies.
Musk has recently sold his compound of four homes in Bel Air for a combined total of $62 million (£47 million) and is said to be considering a move to Texas, where he is building Tesla's $1 billion new factory.
'When the real-life Iron Man moves out of Hollywood , you know it's all over,' says a source at one of the major studios.
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2020.07.15 18:02 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters J-L of Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters J-L of Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/).
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hqko0y/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_gi_in_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
J-L
Jackson, Michael (Samuel Gen): Yes, this is a reference to MJ the singer. However, the numbers listed are not MJ’s. They belong to Samuel Gen, a lawyer for a financial advisor (Jerry Seinfeld’s brother-in-law) who worked for MJ for a while. This one was a reach for Epstein.
Jacobson, Julian: Likely a reference to a Managing Director at several London-based investment firms.
Jagger, Mick: World-famous lead singer of the Rolling Stones. Has been seen in photographs with Ghislaine Maxwell. Actress Rae Dawn Chong claims she slept with Jagger when she was 15 years old.
Jagger, Hatti: Former fashion director for Vogue, Harper’s, and Tatler. Also works as a celebrity stylist and at fashion shows.
jake: Not enough info.
Jameel, Mohammed: Saudi Arabian businessman. CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel, a collective of family-owned businesses that specialize in transportation, investing, and real estate. Royal pervert Prince Andrew infamously partied on Jameel’s yacht during the 2011 London riots (source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-andrew-frolicks-on-yacht-with-mystery-147496).
James, Susie: Founder and owner of 123 Send Ltd, a company that provides payment terminals.
Janklow, Linda: Literary agent and wife of Mort Janklow, the primary owner of Janklow & Nesbit Associates, the largest literary agency in the world. Attended a party hosted by Sony Pictures with Epstein, although they are not pictured together (source: https://www.patrickmcmullan.com/search/?event=5b3ef4fb9f92906676446c21). In 2007, Ghislaine Maxwell threw an exclusive party (80 carefully selected guests) at her NYC townhouse to celebrate the opening of a new shop by designer Allegra Hicks (granddaughter-in-law of Earl Mountbatten, who you can read more about in my G-I Epstein thread under India Hicks’s name). One of the eighty guests was Julie Landlow, daughter of Linda and Mort.
Jarecki, Nancy & Andrew: Andrew is a filmmaker, co-founder of Moviefone, and was a producer on Catfish, the documentary that launched the popular MTV show. Andrew’s family was reportedly friends with Jeffrey Epstein. There is an EXCELLENT thread on the connections between the Jarecki family (especially Andrew and Nick’s father, Henry) and Epstein here (source: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1200044576947556352.html). Quick summary: Henry was born in Nazi Germany; flew on the Lolita Express; is an expert in psychotropic drugs; owns two islands in the British Virgin Islands; founded the first youth center in the British Virgin Islands; lived 2 miles from Epstein in NYC; owns and donates to many sketchy foundations, schools, and organizations; has donated at least $1 million to leftist organizations). Andrew’s wife Nancy created bettybeauty, a company that specializes in hair dye for your nether regions (not kidding).
Jarecki, Nick: The movie director brother of Andrew and son of Henry Jarecki (see link under Andrew & Nancy Jarecki for more info). Reportedly dated Courtney Love (also in Epstein’s ‘Black Book’) in 2015. Photographed with Ghislaine Maxwell at a Gucci party (source: https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ghislaine-maxwell-and-nick-jarecki-attend-gucci-hosts-a-news-photo/591605562).
Jason (canada): Not enough info. Could be artist Jason Wasserman based out of Canada. The second number listed traces back to Station 16 Gallery in Montreal.
Javier: Javier Banon is former Co-head of Merchant Banking at Lehman Brothers and current Founding Partner of Trilantic Europe.
Jeffries, Tim: Ownedirector of Hamiltons Gallery in London. Best known for dating models Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer, Kylie Minogue and Sophie Dahl (also in Epstein’s ‘Black Book’). Jefferies has attended fundraisers for ARK Academy and the NSPCC. He truly cares about children.
Johnson, Richard & Nadine: Nadine is a millionaire public relations guru. Nadine is a good friend of Ghislaine Maxwell’s. Some clients of Nadine Johnson include spirit cooking extraordinaire Marina Abramovic and hotelier Andre Balazs, good friend of Ghislaine. Richard is one of the most well-known gossip columnists and was the editor of Page Six for twenty-five years. There is a great thread detailing the Johnsons’ ties to the Clintons, Balazs, and others here (source: https://threader.app/thread/1162148078981394432). Basically, Richard Johnson is friendly with the Clintons and, as Page Six Editor, purposely did not report or downplayed stories on the Clintons and Nadine’s clients. He also took bribes. Considering Nadine is a good friend of Ghislaine, it would not be a stretch to assume that Richard could have buried stories on Maxwell and Epstein. I could spend 10 pages on the shady connections these two have.
Johnson, Lucy: Not enough info.
Jones, Ann & Mick: Mick is the guitarist of Foreigner, an immensely popular rock band in the ‘70s and ‘80s. His wife, Ann, is a jewelry designer, and friend of Ghislaine. Ann Jones was photographed at a party with Ghislaine and Donald Trump in 1997 (source: https://www.the-sun.com/news/85818/epstein-madam-ghislaine-maxwell-milked-billionaire-dad-and-threw-lavish-parties-with-beautiful-women/)
Josephson, Barry & Jackie: Barry is a producer and the former President of Production for Columbia Pictures. Jackie is his ex-wife and also a producer.
Karella, Kalliope: Wife of Prince Pierre d’Arenberg. Kalliope is a good friend of Ghislaine Maxwell.
Kastner, Ron: No info found.
Katz, Anton & Robin Plant: Anton is CEO and co-founder of Talos Trading, which specializes in cryptocurrency. Anton and Robin are friends of and have been photographed with Ghislaine (source: https://www.patrickmcmullan.com/search/?person=5b3ef50c9f929066764df255).
Katzeneilenbogen, Mark: Long-time investment banker who used to be based out of South Africa.
Keeling, Sarah: There is a Sarah Keeling in London who is a former British government official with 20 years of experience in national security and intelligence experience, however, the phone number listed has a 410 area code, which leads back to eastern Maryland. Inconclusive.
Kegan, Rory: A nightclub designer and creator. Co-founder of the exclusive, celebrity-filled London nightclub, Chinawhite. Prince Andrew (source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9818190/prince-andrew-pictures-cast-doubt-epstein-sex-slave/) and Prince Albert of Monaco are regulars. Chelsea Clinton has been there, as well (source: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/bright-night-for-china-white-6299739.html). Other patrons include: Prince Andrew, Kate Middleton, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, and more.
Keidan, Amanda: Owner of Keidan Jewelry.
Keidan, Jon: An entertainment executive-turned-venture capitalist. As an entertainment exec, Keidan worked with John Legend, Dave Matthews Band, and Nappy Roots. Keidan serves on the Council of Foreign Relations, a powerful group that some believe determines foreign policy. Former and current members include former presidents, current and former politicians, business magnates, and celebrities (https://www.cfr.org/membership/roster).
Keller, Georgie: Interior designer.
Kellette Frayse, Caroline: Fashion editor at Vogue and Tatler (both magazines constantly come up in Epstein’s contacts). Former girlfriend of Imran Khan, whose name has come up frequently. Passed away in 2014. Her husband, Jean-Marc Fraysse, is a French investment banker.
Kelmenson, Leo-Arthur & Gayl: Leo was an advertising and marketing guru who has been credited with saving Chrysler. Friend and advisor to Lee Iacocca, former President of Chrysler. He worked as Special Project Officer for the U.S. Department of State under President John F. Kennedy and AG Robert F. Kennedy. He had tons of connections. His former maid accused him of sexual harassment in 2010 (source: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/maid-harassment-suit-claims-ad-exec-leo-arthur-kelmenson-madman-pervy-mad-men-wannabe-article-1.156915). Kelmenson died less than two months after the story came out.
Kennedy Cuomo, Andrew & Kerry: Andrew is the current governor of New York. It’s no secret that Cuomo is willing to look the other way on sexual deviancy as long as he receives a payoff. Cuomo halted a probe into the handling of Harvey Weinstein’s case in New York after receiving $25,000 from Weinstein’s law firm (source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjbqg4/andrew-cuomo-received-dollar25000-donation-from-harvey-weinsteins-law-firm). Andrew’s brother, CNN Host Chris Cuomo famously told viewers “not to get caught up in the intrigue of who Epstein’s friends are” (source: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/07/11/cnn_cuomo_lets_not_get_caught_up_in_the_intrigue_of_who_was_friends_with_jeffrey_epstein.html). Perhaps, he was covering for his brother. Kerry Kennedy is Cuomo’s ex-wife of fifteen years, the daughter of RFK, and a close friend of Ghislaine Maxwell. Supposedly, Kennedy provided Ghislaine with informal illegal advice (source: https://www.splicetoday.com/politics-and-media/the-nth-word-and-m-theory).
Kennedy Jr. Ted: Son of Ted Kennedy and nephew of JFK and RFK. Ted Jr. dabbled in politics and currently works as a lawyer. His father, Ted, was a notorious sexual abuser (allegedly).
Kennedy, Bobby & Mary: Bobby is the son of RFK and nephew of JFK. Bobby is a known drug abuser and philanderer. Bobby kept a sex journal detailing his conquests while he was married (source: https://nypost.com/2013/09/08/rfk-jr-s-sex-diary-of-adultery/). His ex-wife, Mary, committed “suicide” two years after their divorce. Before committing suicide, Mary told a friend that she “feared for her life” and Bobby told her that she “would be better off dead” (source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3231043/How-serial-cheater-Bobby-Kennedy-Jr-strutted-family-home-exposing-private-parts-demanded-m-nage-trois-wife-Mary-went-public-Cheryl-Hines-telling-Mary-things-easier-killed-herself.html).
Kennedy, Ethel: Widow of RFK Sr. and mother of eleven, including Bobby Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, and Joseph Kennedy II.
Kennedy, Jo: Joseph Kennedy II is the son of RFK Sr. and Ethel. Served in the House of Representatives from 1987-1999. In 1973, Joseph was convicted of negligent driving after paralyzing a young woman. He was fined $100.
Kennedy, Senator Edward: Brother of JFK and RFK, Ted Kennedy served as U.S. Senator of Massachusetts for 47 years. Besides politics, Ted is best known for the Chappaquiddick incident in which a young female speechwriter for RFK drowned to death when he lost control of his vehicle while driving across a bridge. He was charged with leaving the scene of an incident and given a two month suspended sentence. Ted was also notorious for his extramarital affairs. Senator Kennedy once hosted a party at his house attended by Bill Clinton and Lynn Forester de Rothschild. Rothschild wrote a letter to Clinton afterwards in which she mentions that they spoke about Epstein (source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7283825/Jeffrey-Epstein-injured-jail-cell-following-possible-suicide-assault.html). It is unclear what was said or what Rothschild’s connection could possibly be.
Kersner, Sol: South African accountant and hotel and casino magnate who died of cancer in 2020. Kerzner was a close friend of Donald Trump. They even worked together to create The Palm, a man-made island off the coast of Dubai (source: https://www.ft.com/content/46393280-d9f9-11da-b7de-0000779e2340). Kerzner was also close friends with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/sarah-ferguson-the-duchess-of-york-sol-kerzner-chairman-and-news-photo/83768272), Naomi Campbell (https://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/naomi-campbell-and-sol-kerzner-pose-backstage-during-the-news-photo/82869744), and Bill Clinton (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8144647/As-Sol-Kerzner-dies-aged-84-RICHARD-KAY-looks-riotously-louche-life.html). Kerzner was very good friends with Nelson Mandela and built his casino resorts with Gerard Inzerillo, who you can read about in my G-I ‘Black Book’ thread.
Khayat, Antoine, Jana, & George: Jana is an heiress and businesswoman. Jana is the niece of Galen Weston, a close friend of Prince Charles. George is her brother and CEO of Associated British Foods. Jana’s husband, Antoine, is a former banker and currently runs their vineyard.
Kidd, Jemma: Kidd is a British makeup artist, fashion model, and aristocrat. Married to Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington, making her a Countess. Kidd is an interesting figure with elite connections. From 2005-2012, Ghislaine Maxwell served as Director of Jemma Kidd Make-Up Limited, a U.K. makeup company, which was founded by Kidd. Not only did Ghislaine serve as Director, but she was also a shareholder, along with the Rothschild family (source: https://nationalpost.com/news/world/in-hiding-for-years-epstein-accomplice-ghislaine-maxwell-spotted-in-l-a-burger-shop). If you click around the PDFs on this website (https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/05340072/filing-history), you can see everything. The 16 JUN 2006 PDF on page 3 shows you a list of Officers and shareholders of the company. Jemma Kidd has also attended charity events for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) (https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-beckham-nspcc-party-jemma-kidd-106882170.html). Her sister, Jodie, is also a huge supportefundraiser of the NSPCC, as well as the Help a London Child and Monsoon Accessorize Trust charities, both of which help out disadvantaged children (source: https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/jodie-kidd).
King, Abby: No info found.
Kirwin Taylor, Charlie & Helen: Charles is an investment banker. He was former CEO of Credit Suisse in Switzerland, an investment firm which shows up a few times through Epstein’s contacts. His wife, Helen, is a journalist.
Kirwin Taylor, Peter: British financier. Was a member of the Pilgrims Society (https://isgp-studies.com/pilgrims-society-membership-list), a group that has included the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, and other elites amongst its ranks.
Kissinger, Dr. Henry A: Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Nixon. Kissinger has long been accused of committing war crimes (ex: carpet bombing Cambodia, installing fascist governments in Chile and Argentina, genocide, extending our stay in Vietnam, etc) yet somehow managed to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1973. Kissinger once said, “Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.” Kissinger served with Epstein on the Trilateral Commission. Kissinger has also been a member of the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute, and Bohemian Grove. Long thought to be an advocate for a globalist New World Order, Kissinger is a scumbag of the highest order. His connections with Gates, the Clintons, Bush Sr. and Jr., the Rockefellers, and the Rothschilds are well-documented. If anyone here has ever done any research regarding the NWO, you have undoubtedly seen Kissinger’s name several times.
Klee, Rupert & Charlotte de: Rupert is a Director with Oakridge Group, a property development and investment company. His wife, Charlotte, is the producer of the religious plays at Wintershall.
Klesch, Johnathan: Former Director of Klesch Trading, which specializes in industrial commodities. It has offices in Russia, Malta, Surrey, and in London, down the block from Buckingham Palace.
Koch, David: Co-founder of Koch Industries, a diversified manufacturing conglomerate. Koch Industries has stolen oil from Indian reservations, committed hundreds of polluting, labor, and workplace safety violations. When he ran on the Libertarian ticket as the vice presidential nominee in 1980, Koch aimed to abolish Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare benefits, and minimum wage. Koch and Epstein were friends. Epstein even attended a party at Koch’s Southampton home (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7270735/Jeffrey-Epstein-Trumps-closest-advisers-Wilbur-Ross-Rudy-Giuliani-Steve-Mnunchin.html). Koch has also been photographed with Ghislaine Maxwell (https://www.reddit.com/KochWatch/comments/dcjth3/david_koch_ghislaine_maxwell_getty_images/). Thankfully, Koch died last year.
Kohl, Astrid: A businesswoman involved in pharmaceuticals. Married to Prince Alexander of Liechtenstein. Daughter-in-law of Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein. Niece of former German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl.
Kotic, Boby: CEO of Activision Blizzard, a video game holding company. Used to run several electronic companies. From 2003-2008, he was a director at Yahoo! In 2012, he became a non-executive director of Coca-Cola.
Kotze, Alex Von: British businessman involved in the tech industry.
Kravetz, Anna: Not much info found. Has a degree in finance from Wharton School and used to live on Park Avenue in NYC.
Krooth, Caryn: A successful real estate agent based out of Los Angeles
Kudrow, Alistar: No info found.
Lal, Dalamal: Director of Akron Corp. & Akron (Nig.) Ltd., a food and beverage import company based out of Nigeria.
Lalaunis, Demetra: Daughter of Ilias Lalaounis, a pioneer in Greek jewelry and a world renowned goldsmith.
Lambert, Christopher: Well-known actor.
Lambert, David: Former partner, managing director, and VP at Goldman Sachs.
Lambert, Edward: Lampert is a billionaire hedge fund manager and former CEO of Sears. Lampert graduated from Yale University in 1984 where he was a member of Skull and Bones. Rumored pedophile David Geffen gave Lampert $200 million to invest in 1992, when Lampert was just 29 years old. Lampert made Geffen $1 billion.
Lambos Duff & John: Karen “Duff” Duffy is an actress, model, and TV personality. She has had memorable roles as the love interest in “Blank Check” and as JP Shay in “Dumb and Dumber.” Duffy has battled with sarcoidosis, a deadly central nervous system disease, since the mid-’90s. She credits Harvey Weinstein with saving her life (https://nypost.com/2000/10/03/coping-with-class-this-model-patient-suffers-in-style/). John is a former banker with Morgan Stanley and current President of GCA-US, an investment banking company.
Lang, Caroline: An art expert and Chairman at Sotheby’s Switzerland.
Lange, Dieter: Former Partner at WilliamHare, an international law firm with offices in London, Berlin, the U.S., Beijing, and Brussels. Passed away in 2010.
Larsen Janet: The only one I can find is a Business Psychologist based out of London.
Laurie, Jonathan: Founder and CEO of Cheyne Capital Management, an alternate investment fund firm.
Lavlada, Laura D.B. de: Laura Diez Barroso is a Mexican businesswoman. She sold her stock in Televisa for $726 million in 1993. Since then, she has been the head of several other companies.
Lawford Christopher & Jean: Christopher was an actor and relative of the Kennedys. His uncles were JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy. Many of his relatives appear in Epstein’s ‘Black Book’. His first wife, Jeannie, was an ad-sales associate for New York Magazine.
Lawton Paul: Two British businessmen with the same name come up. Both have extensive resumes. Could be either one.
Lazar, Christopher & Marie: Christophe seems to be a realtor in Paris, but I am not completely sure.
Le Bon, Simon & Jasmine: Simon is the lead singer of Duran Duran. His wife, Yasmin, is/was a fashion model. Yasmin is represented by Models1 in London. Models1 also represents Epstein and Ghislaine’s friend, Naomi Campbell. Le Bon has been accused of sexual assault in the past (https://www.freep.com/story/news/2018/07/12/simon-le-bons-accuser-sex-assault-claim-speaks-out-awful/777106002/).
Le Fur, Jean-Yves: French businessman and magazine creator. He was once Princess Stephanie of Monaco’s ex-fiance. More notably, Le Fur was the one who discovered supermodel Karen Mulder (his girlfriend at the time) on the floor after she attempted suciide. Mulder blew the lid off the rampant rape and sexual abuse that she and her modeling colleagues had suffered at the hands of businessmen, royalty, celebrities, and government officials. She was even the protege of Epstein collaborator (allegedly), Jean Luc Brunel (https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article238351108.html).
Le Marg Willie: No info found.
Lea, Piers: CEO of Learning Technologies Group, a workplace digital learning company.
Leeds, Jeffrey: Co-founder and Managing Partner of Leeds Equity. One of Leeds Equity’s partner companies is Endeavor Schools, which runs private preschools, primary schools, and secondary schools in Florida and 11 other states (https://www.leedsequity.com/news/articles/leeds-equity-partners-completes-investment-in-endeavor-schools). They are also partners with Fusion Educational Group (now Fusion Academy), which runs a chain of private secondary schools (https://www.leedsequity.com/news/articles/leeds-equity-partners-completes-investment-in-fusion-education-group). Former teacher Kris White, now the head of Fusion Academy in Palo Alto, allegedly told a student that he was in love with her and wrote her a note saying he was “obsessed” with her. (https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/07/12/teachers-named-in-presentation-high-sex-investigation-kept-working-as-bay-area-educators-for-years/). This story was just published on July 12, 2020. Hypothetically, if one wanted to procure underage children, it would certainly help if the head of the school was on board and possibly a pedophile himself. According to this former teacher at Fusion Academy, “many students struggle with learning differences, behavioral issues, and/or addictions” (https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Fusion-Academy-RVW21260629.htm). In other words, the downtrodden and vulnerable. Fusion Academy refers to itself as a non-traditional school that focuses on individual students. Seems like a great opportunity. Leeds was also good friends with Epstein (https://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/n_7912/) and has close ties to Colin Powell and Rudy Giuliani (https://nypost.com/2016/09/14/colin-powell-wont-vote-for-her-because-of-bill-clinton/).
Lefcourt, Jerry: Famous lawyer who defended Epstein in 2007. That same year, Epstein donated $250,000 to the Washington-based Foundation for Criminal Justice, where Lefcourt was a board member.
Lester, Dominick: Founder and owner of MortgageFlex Systems, a mortgage lending company.
Levine, Phillip: Ex-Miami Beach mayor and close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. He claims that he doesn’t know how Epstein got his contact information… all 13 phone numbers, including those of his driver and housekeepers (https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/ex-miami-beach-mayor-philip-levine-listed-13-times-in-jeffrey-epsteins-black-book-11242116)!
Liman, Doug: Popular Hollywood director and producer. He directed Swingers, The Bourne Identity, and a couple of Tom Cruise movies.
Lindeman-Barnet, Sloan & Roger: Sloan has been a New York Times bestseller and an on-air and print reporter for NBC, ABC, and Reuters. Sloan and Roger also sit on the board of the Spence School in New York City, a private K-12 all-girls school (https://www.spenceschool.org/2017---news-detail?pk=999120). Her husband, Roger, is the founder of beauty.com and Chairman and CEO of Shaklee, a highly successful nutrition company. Donald Trump, Melania Trump, and Ghislaine Maxwell all attended the publication party for Sloan’s book in 2008 (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ghislaine-maxwell-anton-katz-and-robin-katz-attend-sloan-news-photo/619921016 ; https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/donald-trump-melania-trump-sloan-barnett-and-roger-barnett-news-photo/619921180).Other guests included Steve Mnuchin, Epstein and Maxwell chum Carol Mack, and a bunch of others also featured in Epstein’s ‘Black Book’ (Colin Cowie, Anton and Robin Katz, and Vittorio Assaf).
Lindemann, Adam & Elizabeth: Adam is a billionaire investor and art gallery owner. Brother of Sloan (mentioned just above). Elizabeth is his ex-wife. She is often photographed with many other people mentioned in Epstein’s ‘Black Book.’
Lindemann, George(Sr.) & Freida: Now-deceased billionaire father of Sloan and Adam. George was the CEO and Chairman of Southern Union, a pipeline company and served as Vice President of the Metropolitan Opera Association of NYC. His wife, Frayda, is the President and CEO of the Metropolitan Opera.
Lindsay, Alex & Jaclyn: Alex is a war documentary maker who rents out his loft at the address Epstein has listed (https://www.independent.co.uk/property/house-and-home/property/spheres-of-influence-72014.html).
Lindsey, Ludovic: Racecar driver.
Lindsley, Blake: Actress who was in two movies directed by Doug Liman (also in Epstein’s book) - “Swingers” and “Getting In.”
Linley, David: Princess Margaret’s son, Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew, and first cousin of Prince Charles and Prince Andrew. Linley is a furniture maker and the 2nd Earl of Snowdon. He used to be the Chairman of Christie’s auction house in the UK.
Liogos, Babis: No info found, but one of the numbers traces back to Thylan Associates, a real estate and investment firm.
Lister, Paul: Likely the director of legal services and company secretary for Associated British Foods, or it could be a conservationist. Not sure which.
Livanos, Arriette: I believe this Arietta Livanos, wife of Greek shipping magnate, Stavros Livanos. Arietta passed away in 1986.
Lo Cascio, Robert: Founder and CEO of LivePerson, a tech company that develops conversational commerce. LoCascio was photographed with Ghislaine at an after party in 2012 (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ghislaine-maxwell-and-robert-locascio-attend-osklen-spring-news-photo/1169681572).
Loeb, Alex: Alexandra is the daughter of John Loeb, former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark under Reagan and former Delegate to the United Nations. John Loeb was also a special advisor to Nelson Rockefeller. Alexandra is also a descendant of the Lehman family (Lehman Brothers). Alexandra graduated from Spence Day School for Girls (mentioned earlier under Sloan and Roger Lindemann-Barnett).
Lonsdale, Richard: British investment banker.
Lorenzoti, Eva Vivre: Founder of luxury online retailer, Vivre.com and is a TV spokesperson/personality. Good friend of Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell and a couple of Rockefellers were guests at her house for a dinner party in 2010 (https://hauteliving.com/2010/11/doris-world-eva-lorenzottis-dinner-party/105102/).
Lorimer, John & Lottie: John works as a private investor and as a realtor. His wife, Lottie, is an interior designer.
Louthan Guy J: Prolific British film producer and former boyfriend of actress Liz Hurley (also in Epstein’s book).
Love, Courtney: Famous drug addict, musician, and actress who likely killed her husband, Kurt Cobain. Courtney famously claimed that Prince Andrew showed up to her house late one night in 2000 looking for sex. She has since retracted this claim. The entries under Love’s name all say ‘Dana’ next to them. This is Courtney’s ex-boyfriend, Dana Giacchetto. Giacchetto was considered to be the “stockbroker to the stars” and was friends with JFK Jr, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and many others. He ripped his clients off of millions. Even more telling, Giacchetto was involved in a sex abuse case against X-Men director Bryan Singer (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/news/leonardo-dicaprios-convicted-ex-money-manager-denies-bryan-050000120.html). He died in 2016 after he partied too hard and overdosed (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dana-giacchetto-dead-stockbroker-stars-902383).
Lowell, Ivana: Guinness heiress who wrote about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse while she worked at Miramax in her book back in 2010 (https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/guinness-heiress-spoke-out-about-predator-harvey-weinstein-7-years-ago). She also dated Harvey’s younger brother, Bob.
Loyd Mark: No info found.
Lucas, Colin: The godfather of Boris Johnson, England’s current Prime Minister. Lucas is a British historian and university administrator. Served as Vice Chancellor of Oxford University from 1997-2004.
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2020.06.22 19:17 ThrowRA_9794 My relationship makes me feel like I'm having sex with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Title explanation down below:
I'm having doubts about my relationship. Why? Because I believe that I am more emotionally invested and willing to put more effort into making the relationship a happy more than my partner does. I go out of my way to make sure that our day to day is well catered for and going well and yet that goes unacknowledged. I'm very expressive in my love for him, not just verbally but also in other small acts of kindness. His happiness and comfort is a priority to me and I don't feel like that is being reciprocated. It's as if I am in this relationship by myself and he just exists as a background, enjoying all the benefits without having to do any work. But the thing that makes it worse is that he will gladly point out things I do wrong or express negative emotion on the rare time I fuck up. One time he accused me of not being reliable and keeping my promises. He also accused me of not investing as much money into the relationship like he has. When I corrected this and started investing more, suddenly there was another complaint. He claimed I wasn't giving him space. I gave him space and suddenly I wasn't giving him enough attention. To top it off, everything he gets angry with me for, he has no problem doing himself. He hates sharing with me (or anyone for that matter) but will get annoyed with me for not giving in to him. I could give more examples but I think you get the message. I am in a one sided relationship. And for those who are going to ask me if I've spoken to him about this before, trust me I have. And he somehow found a way to turn it around on me and make it seem like I was the one who has a problem. I could sit here and name all of his good qualities but that won't matter. Just because he can be good doesn't mean his bad is any better. I know people will tell me to end things. I'm telling myself the same thing. I guess I just have to muster up the courage to finally do it. I just needed a place to vent until I make my final decision. In the meantime, let's cowgirl it up!
Title explanation: A long time ago I heard a rumour that Leonardo DiCaprio is a selfish lover in the bedroom and that he is the type to lie down and make the woman do all the work. Supposedly, he even listens to music on his headphones and vapes while the woman is riding him. And after she is done, she gets no favour returned. I have no idea if this is true or not but I figured it would be the perfect analogy to describe the current state of my relationship.
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2020.06.16 10:32 Leprikoon My (19/M) neighbour (~40/F) wanted to spend the night at my place. She says we don't have to put a label on our relationship, she just wants a partner. Should I give this a try? (UPDATE)

So this is my update on my previous post. My neighbour and I had a conversation a day ago in the morning to discuss how we were going to progress with our situation. I just wanted to be upfront and state our expectations clearly so there would be no disappointments.
I know in my previous post a lot of people were concerned with my situation and deemed it inappropriate. They said what would I do if I find a girl I want to seriously date, or suggested I found a girl my age. It's true and I agree with you, however, I don't have a girl my age I want to date seriously. It makes no sense for me to wait and hope that it will happen. It's like waiting for the perfect partner to lose your virginity - not going to happen, would just die as a virgin...
So anyway, I had a conversation with my neighbour. I first asked her what kind of relationship was she looking for with me. She said for now she wants a companion. She wants to have someone to talk to, someone to hold, someone to make love to. She said she didn't want to pressure me into anything so no need to put a label on it yet. But she said if everything went well for a while, she would perhaps like to make it official and be gf and bf.
I asked her if she saw any obstacles for this to work. So she mentioned the fact that it would be a bit awkward to live next to each other if it didn't work out. Also, her daughter is a big part of her life, so she would need to be ok with our relationship when it reached that stage.
She asked me what I thought of it. I told her I thought also the age difference would be a big factor. She said she knew I was younger but didn't think it was a big issue because a lot of couples make it work, we see it every day some celebrities dating with big age difference - she said just look at DiCaprio... I asked her how old she was. She said she was 41 (so she is just 1 year younger than my mother!!) I asked her how old she thought I was. She said she thought I was maybe 27-28. When I told her I was 19, she was definitely surprised. She was like "no way, you don't look like a 19 year old at all!" She didn't believe me until I showed her my passport.
She looked a bit uncomfortable knowing that there was 22 year age difference between us. So I told her that's why I couldn't consider this if it's a long-term committed relationship what she wants in the end. I said if it's a companionship what she wants, then I can think about it. So I told her she first needs to figure out if she was ok with the age difference and if she was ok to do this knowing that it wouldn't develop to a long-term relationship. If she is ok, then we can discuss the rules and figure out how this would all work.
I guess she thought about it for the whole day. Yesterday in the evening I got a text from her saying that she would be willing to give this a shot and discuss the rules. So I suppose this means she is ok with the FWB arrangement. What kind of rules do you think we should set up in order for this not to get too messy? I am thinking something like this:
I have never been in a situation like this so not sure what to discuss or what rules to put in place. Do you have any more suggestions?
One thing I am still a bit worried is that I may not like having sex with her. Because now we would be basically agreeing to be in this arrangement before we even had sex. Normally with other girls I would have sex first and then we would have a conversation what we want out of it. But now it is the other way around. Like I mentioned in the previous post, I am somewhat attracted to her. I mean I am not going crazy about her but I like a couple of attractive features about her. So unsure about this aspect.
I have been thinking about this the whole day myself. She has been really respectful to me and said I can take as long as I need to think about this. I think she is a kind and nice woman, so perhaps this could work.
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2020.06.08 10:26 retr0boii Shutter island-A case of denial

I recently watched a movie Shutter Island which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, this is a psychological thriller movie set in the 1950s which deals with a US marshall Edward“Teddy” Daniels and his partner Chuck Aule take a ferry to Shutter Island. To visit the Asheclife hospital which was home to the mentally insane and dangerous criminals who couldn’t be treated in the city.
I want to highlight a characteristic of the role played by Leonardo DiCaprio(Teddy) who towards the later part of the movie starts getting nightmares and starts hallucinating about his dead wife. He believes that she died in a fire at his apartment that was planted a man named Andrew Leaddis.
Teddy was here to find Leaddis, he, however, finds clues about the missing patient Rachel Solando and upon investigating finds out that she doesn’t exist. Almost towards the end, we see him infiltrating the lighthouse where he feels his partner Chuck is held captive for performing a lobotomy.
Upon rushing upstairs he realizes that the head psychiatrist doctor Cawley is waiting there for him And upon asking for Chuck, he meets him only to know that he was his primary therapist doctor Sheehan, who explains it to Teddy that he’s been in denial and is not ready to accept the fact that he killed his wife because she killed his children by drowning them. They further explain that he was the 67th prisoner who in Ward C was the most dangerous patient they had in-house.
I would like to point out that Teddy was in denial of the fact that he killed his wife and had children in the first place. Sometimes denial occurs when an event takes place which is too drastic to recover from. What is interesting is that denials don’t just occur from events of the past but also of those in the future. For example, as an 11th grader, I have a fantasy to play a lot of videogames. I would do so for as long as I could but as a sensible person I know it would have an adverse effect on me since
all I would be doing is playing videogames. Moreover, I wouldn’t indulge in any other activity or Study. This fantasy or thought puts me in denial of knowing that it is bad for me because I would pursue it if I had the chance to.
-RAYYAN PATEL
--------------------------would like to get your opinion---------------------
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2020.05.29 21:23 tonnie_taller Script Changes Led Paramount to Bail on Killers of the Flower Moon

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Script Changes Led Paramount to Bail on Killers of the Flower Moon

Following the recent news that Apple has partnered with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to finance their upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that it was script changes that ultimately led Paramount Pictures to pull back their investment in the film.
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While Apple covers the large budget, Paramount will still distribute the film in theaters worldwide before the movie lands on Apple TV+. The studio will avoid financial risk but faces “very limited upside.”
Paramount reportedly pulled back their funding for the film when Scorsese and DiCaprio revised the script and altered the star’s role. DiCaprio was originally supposed to be playing the good guy working for the developing FBI, but in the revised version, he would portray Robert De Niro’s nephew, torn between love and evil machinations of his uncle.
The outlet reports that a source shared Paramount felt the changes in the script made the film a “moody and less commercial character study,” calling it a “smaller scale; same budget” project.
Paramount was likely hoping they could convince the director and actor to revert back to their original script when they suggested to DiCaprio’s manager Rick Yorn to shop the project, but not only is Apple now covering the entire budget, they will also be the “creative studio” on the film.
Paramount will apparently pay marketing costs, though Apple will get its money back either from its share of the box office or “by making up any shortfall;” Apple will also cover costs associated with developing the project. In turn, Paramount will receive a distribution fee based on the film’s box office performance.
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Killers of the Flower Moon, written by Eric Roth (A Star is Born), is produced by Imperative Entertainment, who acquired the rights for the novel for $5 million, as well as Scorcese, Appian Way Productions and Sikelia Productions. It will be starring Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio with fellow Scorsese alum Robert De Niro.
Killers of the Flower Moon will mark DiCaprio and Scorcese’s seventh collaboration together after working on multiple Oscar-nominated and winning films beginning with 2002’s Gangs of New York followed by 2004’s The Aviator, which was the actor’s first Oscar-nominated performance with the director, 2006’s The Departed, 2010’s Shutter Island, 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street and the 2015 short film The Audition.
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2020.05.29 18:23 tonnie_taller Leonardo DiCaprio Eyeing Possible Role in Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up

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Leonardo DiCaprio Eyeing Possible Role in Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up

During the recent announcement that Apple has partnered with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to finance their Killers of the Flower Moon adaptation, Variety revealed that a production start date on the movie has not yet been set, leaving DiCaprio potentially interested in a number of other projects to do before Killers of the Flower Moon gets started. One of the films the Oscar winner is reportedly eyeing is Adam McKay’s Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up.
RELATED: Paramount Pictures Developing Sonic the Hedgehog Sequel!
Don’t Look Up will be written and directed by Adam McKay, who is also set as a producer Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick. The film will center on two low-level astronomers who have to embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that is going to destroy Earth.
McKay has had a successful run in the satire genre over the past few years, earning one Oscar nomination and one win for 2016’s The Big Short and three Oscar noms for 2018’s Vice, including Best Picture.
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If DiCaprio joins the sci-fi satirical comedy film, he will star alongside Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) and Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, The Aviator, Carol).
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2020.05.28 04:17 LUCIFERYT2019 Instagram entrepreneur pages should stop using Jordan Belfort or the wolf of wall street guy as inspiration

Every time I go to any of these pages I see pictures of Leonardo DiCaprio playing Jordan Belfort next to some cheesy quote like"alone you can do a little,but together we can do much more!" The guy literally scammed so many innocent people, Made hundreds of employees scam other people and even after he was punished for the crimes he committed he just shifted all the blame to his partners to get a shorter sentence.
Yea I understand that he's this really persuasive individual who was really charismatic and all that shit but so was hitler . please stop idealizing con men like these. He is the reason ppl like dan lok and grant cardone exist.
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2020.05.23 00:30 Lototskyi90 Neo-bank Aspiration raises $135M in Series C funding round

Neo-bank Aspiration raises $135M in Series C funding round

Neo-bank Aspiration
Aspiration, the fintech startup that’s brought a socially and environmentally conscious twist to the burgeoning realm of digital banking, has sealed a $135 million Series C funding round, Fortune has learned.
The Series C takes Aspiration’s total funding raised to date to more than $200 million, the company said, though it declined to provide a post-round valuation. Existing venture capital investor Alpha Edison led the round and was joined by the likes of UBS O’Connor, DNS Capital, Radicle Impact, Sutter Rock, and Social Impact Finance.
Aspiration intends to use the funds to further grow its services and product offerings, which are currently used by more than 1.5 million customers. The branchless Los Angeles–based bank has positioned itself as a “socially conscious, sustainable” alternative to major financial institutions; customer deposits and investment vehicles like its Redwood Fund are free of fossil-fuel investments, while products and features include “Plant Your Change,” which rounds up debit card purchases to the nearest dollar and uses the change to plant trees.
With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting traditional commerce around the world and keeping many indoors, present-day circumstances appear to lend themselves to tech-enabled, online-only “neo-banks” like Aspiration and rivals Chime and Varo.
Andrei Cherny, Aspiration’s cofounder and CEO, tells Fortune that March and April were the bank’s “two biggest months ever” in terms of debit card transactions, adding that the firm has seen “enormous demand” from its customers for additional “sustainability-focused financial products.”
“I think this crisis is accelerating trends that were already occurring, and one of those is the shift toward digital banking,” Cherny says. “We think that this funding round will allow us to build out America’s preeminent socially conscious financial home for millions of people.”
Aspiration's latest funding round comes in the wake of reports late last year that it was having trouble securing investors for its Series C amid a shaky, post-WeWork private funding environment for startups. While the Series C is by far Aspiration’s largest funding round to date, it falls short of the $200 million that the company was reportedly targeting last spring.
Still, Aspiration managed to seal a larger Series C than its bigger rival Chime, which raised $70 million in May 2018. Chime has since gone on to raise more than $1 billion in total funding at a current valuation of $6 billion, per PitchBook data.
According to Alpha Edison managing partner Nate Redmond, Aspiration’s commitment to social and environmental values differentiates it from major financial institutions that offer a “commodity” banking product. It also addresses some of the “fissures” that have emerged since the global financial crisis between the banking system and an increasingly skeptical general public.
“We see them addressing what’s fundamentally broken in financial services, which is the trust-based relationship between a bank and its customers,” Redmond says. “We had a chance to watch this company operate and to map their progress, and that provided the foundation for us to say, ‘Okay, this company can grow for a long time from a differentiated position.’”
Aspiration and other sustainability-minded financial firms are emerging at a time when ESG investing has gained unprecedented prominence—forcing some of America’s largest financial institutions to recalibrate their own approach to doing business with certain industries.
Among those who have been drawn to Aspiration’s mission include Hollywood actors and environmentalists Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom, both of whom are among the startup’s financial backers. DiCaprio joined the company’s board of advisers last year.
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2020.05.20 11:59 clemaneuverers The Manufacturing Of Greta Thunberg, "Extinction Rebellion" (XR) and the "Global Strike for Climate"; A Brief Timeline of a Massive PR Campaign.

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2020.05.03 12:40 soafra Boogie Nights (1997) Review

Source: https://derzweifel.com/boogie-nights-dramatization-porn-paul-thomas-anderson-review/
Eddie Addams/Dirk Diggler: When I close my eyes, I see this thing, a sign, I see this name in bright blue neon lights with a purple outline. And this name is so bright and so sharp that the sign – it just blows up because the name is so powerful… It says, “Dirk Diggler.”
Paul Thomas Anderson has been one of the most acclaimed directors of the 21st century. There Will Be Blood (2007) marked its arrival on the mainstream market and was his highest-grossing film to date. The performance of Daniel Day-Lewis as a ruthless oil prospector garnered the British native his second victory as Best Actor at the 80th Academy Awards.
It was in the 90s, though, that PTA established himself as a masterful story-teller. His first feature film was Hard Eight (1996) a crime drama that went through an odyssey of cuts and delays. The movie was originally titled Sidney, but the company that financed it ( Rysher Entertainment) changed its original title and threatened the director to take its movie away from him several times.
This were the times were independent film-making was blossoming thanks to the incredible success of a movie like Pulp Fiction (1994). Every movie with a small budget and with the capabilities of making a lot of money was greenlit. That’s how a cable company like Rysher Entertainment, that came from a tradition of Baywatch-like television, decided to finance the movie after having read the screenplay. After various cuts, the movie got last financing and Anderson finished it. With the money he made from the tumultuous adventure with Hard Eight, he embarked on the journey for his second movie.
In 1988 Anderson directed a mockumentary on the life of Dirk Diggler, a porn-star loosely based on the real-life actor from Golden Age Porn era John Holmes. This mockumentary was later expanded years later and became Boogie Nights. The story begins in the 70s when in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Porn is a flourishing business and movies are screened in theaters, almost equaling regular cinema.
The idea for the script came to Anderson from his real-life experience. Being a Valley native, he remembered very clearly those years when porn was in constant expansion. In an interview with Marc Maron on his podcast, Anderson recalls that when he was a teenager near his grandmother’s house there was a huge villa with amazing cars parked outside. The house was obviously used for shooting porn movies and had a huge bay window. Anderson reveals how he used to look for that bay window in every porn movie without any luck.
Eddie Addams, soon to be renamed Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg), is a high school dropout who works as a dishwasher in a Valley nightclub when gets recruited by director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) to star in a porn movie. Horner’s partner is renowned porn actress Amber Weaves interpreted by an incredible Julianne Moore, nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 69th Academy Awards.
Dirk quickly becomes the best actor in the game, winning every possible award, but its success will have to face highs and lows, as the porn industry goes through dramatic changes that will shake the entire game.Even though the movie contains comedic aspects, necessary when you have to tell a story about porn, the tone of the entire story maintains a dramatic intensity. Dirk is recruited and has success thanks to his incredible “qualities” that in many occasions are used as comedic device, for example when his being asked to take off his pants by the producer of Horner’s movies ( Robert Ridgely) so he can check his natural gifts.
Leonardo Di Caprio was the first choice for Anderson to interpret Dirk Diggler but the actor went on to make Titanic (1997) and so Wahlberg was cast. The role helped establishing him as an actor, and was the perfect match for the character written by Anderson due to his naivety and boldness as a performer in his first roles. Burt Reynolds was an American icon from the 60s and 70s but had to face a career decline in the 80s and early 90s. Anderson recalled that working with Reynolds was very hard because the actor did not trust a young director like him. Sharing a trailer with then-unknown actors was very frustrating for an actor that, 20 years before, was the go-to man in Hollywood. In the end, the movie helped Reynolds in reviving his career.
The movie is a majestic effort of representing the porn industry subculture of the 70s and 80s. Anderson creates a plausible and human portrait of people that were rejected by the post-war puritan American society. The actors, directors, cameraman had no contact with the outside, “normal”, world. Anderson create a microcosm that is insulated by society but that represents its same contradictions and dynamics.
Ironically, one of the underlying themes of the picture is family. Before Dirk starts its new path into the movie industry, he is rejected by his real mom and dad and finds a surrogate family in the figures of Jack and Amber. This aspect is constantly highlighted by Amber’s behavior towards Dirk. Julianne Moore confers incredible humanity to a character that is, at the same time, a famous porn-star and a loving mother that has lost his real child to a legal battle finding a surrogate son in Dirk.
The greatness of Boogie Nights is the ability to create a collective work that depicts primary and secondary storylines with the same power. John C. Reilly, frequent collaborator of Anderson,is Dirk’s wing-man, a porn actor that secretly longs to become a magician. The most touching character is Buck Swope, interpreted by Don Cheadle, the Iron Patriot of the Marvel Universe. Buck is a porn actor that on the side works as salesman for a hi-fi store. Buck’s dream is to open his own store but his hope is broken when the bank decides not to finance his business because of his job in the porn industry.His storyline gives us a glimpse of how hard must have been at the time for people in the porn business, or misfits in general, to integrate in a society that despised them. In one of the scenes that didn’t find space in the final cut of the picture, Buck and his girlfriend (Melora Walters), both porn-actors, try to have sex “like normal people” instead of enacting the usual performance as characters in a porn movie.
This scene would have been a great addition to an already strong material because it contributes to the powerful narrative of the outsider, a struggle towards a sort of redemption that may never be achieved.
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2020.05.02 20:35 soafra IJW: Boogie Nights (1997)

source : https://derzweifel.com/boogie-nights-dramatization-porn-paul-thomas-anderson-review/
Eddie Addams/Dirk Diggler: When I close my eyes, I see this thing, a sign, I see this name in bright blue neon lights with a purple outline. And this name is so bright and so sharp that the sign – it just blows up because the name is so powerful… It says, “Dirk Diggler.”
Paul Thomas Anderson has been one of the most acclaimed directors of the 21st century. There Will Be Blood (2007) marked its arrival on the mainstream market and was his highest-grossing film to date. The performance of Daniel Day-Lewis as a ruthless oil prospector garnered the British native his second victory as Best Actor at the 80th Academy Awards.
It was in the 90s, though, that PTA established himself as a masterful story-teller. His first feature film was Hard Eight (1996) a crime drama that went through an odyssey of cuts and delays. The movie was originally titled Sidney, but the company that financed it ( Rysher Entertainment) changed its original title and threatened the director to take its movie away from him several times.
This were the times were independent film-making was blossoming thanks to the incredible success of a movie like Pulp Fiction (1994). Every movie with a small budget and with the capabilities of making a lot of money was greenlit. That’s how a cable company like Rysher Entertainment, that came from a tradition of Baywatch-like television, decided to finance the movie after having read the screenplay. After various cuts, the movie got last financing and Anderson finished it. With the money he made from the tumultuous adventure with Hard Eight, he embarked on the journey for his second movie.
In 1988 Anderson directed a mockumentary on the life of Dirk Diggler, a porn-star loosely based on the real-life actor from Golden Age Porn era John Holmes. This mockumentary was later expanded years later and became Boogie Nights. The story begins in the 70s when in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Porn is a flourishing business and movies are screened in theaters, almost equaling regular cinema.
The idea for the script came to Anderson from his real-life experience. Being a Valley native, he remembered very clearly those years when porn was in constant expansion. In an interview with Marc Maron on his podcast, Anderson recalls that when he was a teenager near his grandmother’s house there was a huge villa with amazing cars parked outside. The house was obviously used for shooting porn movies and had a huge bay window. Anderson reveals how he used to look for that bay window in every porn movie without any luck.
Eddie Addams, soon to be renamed Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg), is a high school dropout who works as a dishwasher in a Valley nightclub when gets recruited by director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) to star in a porn movie. Horner’s partner is renowned porn actress Amber Weaves interpreted by an incredible Julianne Moore, nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 69th Academy Awards.
Dirk quickly becomes the best actor in the game, winning every possible award, but its success will have to face highs and lows, as the porn industry goes through dramatic changes that will shake the entire game.Even though the movie contains comedic aspects, necessary when you have to tell a story about porn, the tone of the entire story maintains a dramatic intensity. Dirk is recruited and has success thanks to his incredible “qualities” that in many occasions are used as comedic device, for example when his being asked to take off his pants by the producer of Horner’s movies ( Robert Ridgely) so he can check his natural gifts.
Leonardo Di Caprio was the first choice for Anderson to interpret Dirk Diggler but the actor went on to make Titanic (1997) and so Wahlberg was cast. The role helped establishing him as an actor, and was the perfect match for the character written by Anderson due to his naivety and boldness as a performer in his first roles. Burt Reynolds was an American icon from the 60s and 70s but had to face a career decline in the 80s and early 90s. Anderson recalled that working with Reynolds was very hard because the actor did not trust a young director like him. Sharing a trailer with then-unknown actors was very frustrating for an actor that, 20 years before, was the go-to man in Hollywood. In the end, the movie helped Reynolds in reviving his career.
The movie is a majestic effort of representing the porn industry subculture of the 70s and 80s. Anderson creates a plausible and human portrait of people that were rejected by the post-war puritan American society. The actors, directors, cameraman had no contact with the outside, “normal”, world. Anderson create a microcosm that is insulated by society but that represents its same contradictions and dynamics.
Ironically, one of the underlying themes of the picture is family. Before Dirk starts its new path into the movie industry, he is rejected by his real mom and dad and finds a surrogate family in the figures of Jack and Amber. This aspect is constantly highlighted by Amber’s behavior towards Dirk. Julianne Moore confers incredible humanity to a character that is, at the same time, a famous porn-star and a loving mother that has lost his real child to a legal battle finding a surrogate son in Dirk.
The greatness of Boogie Nights is the ability to create a collective work that depicts primary and secondary storylines with the same power. John C. Reilly, frequent collaborator of Anderson,is Dirk’s wing-man, a porn actor that secretly longs to become a magician. The most touching character is Buck Swope, interpreted by Don Cheadle, the Iron Patriot of the Marvel Universe. Buck is a porn actor that on the side works as salesman for a hi-fi store. Buck’s dream is to open his own store but his hope is broken when the bank decides not to finance his business because of his job in the porn industry.His storyline gives us a glimpse of how hard must have been at the time for people in the porn business, or misfits in general, to integrate in a society that despised them. In one of the scenes that didn’t find space in the final cut of the picture, Buck and his girlfriend (Melora Walters), both porn-actors, try to have sex “like normal people” instead of enacting the usual performance as characters in a porn movie.
This scene would have been a great addition to an already strong material because it contributes to the powerful narrative of the outsider, a struggle towards a sort of redemption that may never be achieved.
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2020.04.28 01:23 nikvelimirovic [EVENT][RETRO] Mosfilm and Lenfilm Release Schedule

The Russian film industry, after putting out multi-million dollar blockbusters like T-34 and Stalingrad, has announced its major film productions for the next five years, including several surprise releases for this year:

Mosfilm

2022 – a surprise remake of the hit Soviet film Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession (Иван Васильевич меняет профессию) will be released in October of 2022, starring Grigoriy Dobrygin as the eponymous Ivan Vasilievich/Ivan the Terrible. Dobrygin, born in Rybachiy, played Issa Karpov in 2014’s A Most Wanted Man
2023 – a romance film titled Once Upon a Time in Kazan starring Yuliya Snigir and Danila Kozlovsky.
2023 - Remembering Misha: a quasi-biographical film written by, directed by, and starring legendary Russian filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov. Mikhalkov is also the son of Sergey Mikhalkov, who wrote the lyrics to the Soviet anthem.
2024 - Singh: a Russian-Pakistani co-production about the Bhagat Singh starring famed Pakistani actor Fawad Khan as the title character. Igor Jijikine, born in Moscow, will play a fictional Governor of Punjab named Percy Asquith Hanbury-Tracy who is revealed to have been poisoned by Singh at his execution. As Hanbury-Tracy begins to choke, Singh will smile, just before he is executed. Pakistan has indicated that they wish this film to be their entry to the Academy Awards for 2024.

Lenfilm

Lenfilm has partnered with Bubble Comics to make a Russian superhero cinematic universe.
2022 – Major Grom: a film based on the comic about a St. Petersburg detective with remarkable strength, mental aptitude, and a Sherlock Holmes-esque deductive ability. The first film will be a Major Grom origin story, where the police academy gets attacked by a superhero that is half bear half man.
2023 - Major Grom 2: this film will follow the story of the Plague Doctor, which sees Major Grom hunting a random bunch of murders in St. Petersburg, all of them perpetrated by a young millionaire known as Citizen. The film ends on a cliff hanger with Citizen capturing Major Grom.
2024 - Major Grom 3: this film picks up where the last one left off, with Major Grom escaping from the Plague Doctors trap through hallucinations caused by drugs that the Plague Doctor injected into him. Once he defeats the Plague Doctor and arrests him, Grom realizes that the Plague Doctor is just one underling in a massive criminal conspiracy that threatens the very fate of Russia. This film will end the first Major Grom trilogy.
2025 - Comrade Lenin: an extremely ambitious and controversial film, Lenfilm is making a Vladimir Lenin biopic that starts in 1917 and follows Lenin through the Russian Civil War. It will be in English and Leonardo Di Caprio is slated to play Lenin. Several Russian oligarchs have funded this film, and it has the potential to be Russia’s big hit in western markets.
(not all film release named)
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2020.04.22 05:21 The_Russian_Sniper Men(or women) who primarily date individuals significantly younger then them are disgusting and predatory at nature.

I'm not specifically talking about statutory rape or pedophilia. What I'm referring to is the 30+ year olds who date those between 18- 20. Now I'm sure there are healthy relationships with those age differences however from my experience and what I've seen, those relationships are ususally toxic for several reasons.
Number 1, the age difference results in a difference between experiences. Even at 20, an individual has way less life experience then someone who has 7-10 more years on them. The younger less experienced individual is much more susceptible to abuse and manipulation as they simply have not seen enough of the world to understand what their partner is doing.
Number 2, it's not the occasional big age difference in a relationship that bothers me. It's the type of individuals that consistently form relationships with individuals younger then them. From a logical stand point, there is no good reason to do that. Why not instead date someone who is in the same phase of life as you that u could share experience with better? Instead however, they use a predatory approach and Target individuals with less experience. You may argue that people would date someone younger as they are more attractive like in the case of Leonardo Di Caprio who's girlfriends have always been the same age as he got older but that is a totally different situation. Those women were all around 25 and Leonardo is merely a successful actor enjoying the benifts of his stardom. Furthermore, he has no history of abuse or rape allegations.
This issue is also prevalent in highschool with teenagers dating 20+ year old dudes. These college aged men have plenty of access to females their age who are in similar situations. Yet these men choose to date naive highschool girls who think they are gaining something by dating someone way older then them. I know a lot of girls my age who have done this when they were younger and for the most part they would agree that they were negatively impacted by their partner. Furthermore these guys are rarely ever successful or ambitious people. They are often drug abusers with a criminal record.
TLDR: dating someone significantly older or younger then you isn't inherently bad but older individuals who consistently go after people way younger then them are more likely then not predatory at heart.
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2020.04.22 00:44 goldeneggmovies Shutter Island (2010): Review

Shutter Island (2010): Review
Leonardo DiCaprio plays an up-and-coming U.S. marshal named Teddy Daniels, who is heading to a psychiatric hospital located on a secluded island accompanied by his partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) to investigate the mysterious disappearance of one the institution’s patients. Troubled by his past, and the recent death of his wife (Michelle Williams) in a fire, Daniels faces a lot of trouble with the investigation, and more importantly, his sanity, as we later witness Teddy starting to lose his mind believing everyone is out to get him.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays this role with all his heart, as he delivers an amazing performance in this thriller. The intensity in which he portrayed his character in this piece is nothing less than perfection. The storyline keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats as we also experience Teddy’s paranoia and traumatizing past through the flashbacks and dreams he experiences.
All in all, this film directed by Martin Scorsese is a must-see and is a great experience that leaves viewers dumbfounded with its very detailed storyline that does not fail to impress. Every person with a passionate interest in film should give this work of art the time and attention it deserves.
Shutter Island Film Poster
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2020.04.13 02:37 yungnuggbgbgbg The World of DC: Phase One

Phase one:
The Batman: Beyond Darkness - Bruce Wayne (Chris Evans) has been Batman for the past fifteen years and has been coping with the recent death of his adoptive son and partner, Jason Todd (Lucas Jade Zumann). Dealing with the return of an old enemy, The Riddler (Edward Norton) who threatens to make Gotham City a place controlled only by him. Restarting Gotham to a year zero. With the help of his first partner Nightwing (Ross Lynch) the two bring the city back to its former glory.
Superman: Grounded - For the past couple of years, Clark Kent (Charlie Cox) has been the Superman. Recently he has felt invincible to many of the people he has fought. Until the day Metallo (Matt Damon) arrives with the thing only known as Superman. Clark asks Lois Lane (Scarlett Johansson) to investigate what’s going on with Metallo. Created by billionaire genius, Lex Luthor (Giancarlo Esposito) who hates Superman. When Clark discovers this he goes to LexCorp to confront Lex and Metallo. He gets into a fight with Metallo until he eventually wins. Leaving Superman and Clark Kent more curious about what goes on with Lex Luthor.
Wonder Woman: God of War - Princess Diana (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has been isolated for all of her life from Man’s World on her island that she called her home. Until the day that pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Hemsworth) crashes on her island. She left the island from her mother Hippolyta and her younger sister Donna (Odeya Rush) with him to go protect America from something know as Poison. When she finally meets the real threat. The god known as Ares (Manu Bennet). Taking him down and reflecting on her powers and past and thinking about how the future can change for her.
The Flash - Barry Allen (Jonathan Groff) has been the hero of Central City for the past two years, with his loving girlfriend, Iris West (Jenna Coleman) bringing her nephew Wally West (Wyatt Oleff) from Blue Valley to visit the two for the summer with Iris telling Barry that Wally is a huge fan of The Flash. Meanwhile, a group of villains going by The Rogues plan to attack The Flash. Meanwhile with Barry trying to get to know Wally, he brings him to his lab at CCPD and there Wally is struck by lightning from Weather Wizard. Flash decides to stop them with the help of Wally, now with the same powers as Barry and becoming Kid Flash. Together the two save Central City.
Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight - John Stewart (Yahya Abdul Mateen) has recently left the army and has been a man in his own. Until the day that a Green Lantern ring was given to him. He goes to Oa and meets the Green Lantern Corps and meets their legendary member, Hal Jordan (Leonardo DiCaprio) who has begun to break down with the power he is forced to protect. But he mentors John until the day that he becomes Parallax. Leading to a fight between student and teacher.
Justice League: Gods Amongst Men - Maxwell Lord (Tom Ellis) builds a group of supervillains to take down the people that has come to see as threats in the world. Such as Metallo (Matt Damon), Riddler (Edward Norton), Weather Wizard (Diego Luna), Giganta (Jaimie Alexander), Doctor Polaris (Patrick Wilson). But on the other end, Batman discovers his plans and brings everyone together to unite to defeat this “Legion”.
Green Arrow - Oliver Queen (Robert Pattinson) was a thought to be dead billionaire socialist returns to a city that he can’t recognize. He becomes something else. Someone else. He becomes the Green Arrow to protect the people of his City. Meanwhile someone known only as the Dark Archer (Penn Bagley) fights against Oliver. But what isn’t revealed is that The Dark Archer is Oliver’s long time friend, Tommy Merlyn. The two old friends fight until one finally comes on top. Oliver wins with the help of the people from the slums of the city. Even taking in a young boy by the name of Roy Harper (Richard Ellis). Together, the two become Green Arrow and Arsenal.
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2020.04.01 02:40 neemishrak “Script of life”- first attempt to write!! Feedback appreciated!! Thanks in advance

Ever wondered if we someday have the technology to harness the brain to extract all the images stored inside it, from the day we are born, till the day we die. The production houses of the times creates a storyline, edits, and then releases them as a movie or a seven episode series on Netflix. Each episode covers 10 years of your lifetime. With your due permission of course. The practice would be so common, that people will accept the terms and condition just like we do, signing up for a social network platform. You will have a choice of altering names, placing filters that could morph your body, faces, places to suit your liking. You may have a choice of the story you want to say, editors working with you to slice and dice the storyline to create the script you want. Avoiding the rough times, moments of guilt, repression, that nasty break up you had at 16. Moments of happiness you had with someone special, achievements that you celebrated with your friends, and that one time you drove cross country with your dad aka motorcycle diaries style. Some of us may want it to be a musical. Scores from your favorite soundtracks playing in the background giving you the picture-perfect scenes.
Now comes the tricky part. Ask yourself, how would you like that script to be. Let’s say you get to pick the plot. Every story falls under the seven basic plotlines-Romance, Comedy, tragedy (for our stoic friends), quest, overcoming the monster, Rags to riches, or Voyage and return. Once you have made a pick, it’s time to choose the characters. You want that one friend who does not judge you while you share with them the deepest confessions of a wrongdoing. Probably, a life partner with whom you share a journey of growth, accomplishments through good times and bad. The mentor who guides you through the times of indecisiveness or the parent, who cradles you with a lullaby, those nights you fear the unknown. Or you wish to live the life of a loner, enjoying the peace and calm of an uneventful external, yet deeply complicated internal universe (my choice).
Let’s pause here for a moment. And take a step back. And ask yourself. When this movie of yours is released, how would the audience react. Rather, what elements would make an audience feel the goosebumps, or shed a tear, or root for you-the protagonist. Ask the next question-Are you actually the protagonist? or is this movie’s plot clearly written by someone else and you are just a sidekick, a supporting character, or the Truman (without his “Quest” of finding the truth). If I select “Comedy” as my genre I would love the script to be a “50 first dates” or a “Happy Gilmore” rather than “Grown-ups 2” (his worst imdb rated). I may pick any Wes Anderson movie to be the script of my life. Irrespective of what happens with the protagonist in the end. A poorly written script, no matter what plot you select will leave you with an empty feeling inside. A script written to please the audience will be construed as pacifist. A script, where the protagonist’s arc is at the mercy of the other characters, will be seen as tragic, irrespective of what you choose it to be. So now, since we know what the perfect script of your life is Not, lets define what it should be.
To define the perfect script of your life, we first need to acknowledge or establish the writer. And before you utter “duh”, take a moment to do some soul searching. Take the movie “Kung Fu Panda” as an example. An animated tale of a giant fat panda, whose quest to be a Kung-Fu fighter leads him to a journey, of self-discovery, inner peace and self-actualization. Kung-Fu Panda is story of your own subconscious. Shifu (the red Panda, played by Dustin Hoffman to perfection) is your mind, Po (The Giant Panda) is your reality, Oogway (the turtle) is your destiny and Tai-Lung (the snow leopard) personifies your inner demons. Every waking moment of your life, a battle takes place between the Po (Your reality) and Tai-Lung (your inner demons), and if Shifu (Your mind) does not believe in Po, Tai-lung writes the scenes of your life. The other scenario is that your story is written by a studio that just cares about the validation of an audience (Facebook likes, tinder swipes, upvotes, downvotes or whatever perversion of the reward system is fed to you by Silicon Valley), aka Truman Show Style. The team of Rivals (David Eagleman’s “Incognito” is good reference) comprising the citizens of your neurological sanctum, that ideally, should be making a rational decision via a fair electoral process, is now hijacked by a team of foreigners with motives that may or may not be aligned with yours (Cambridge Analytica may have something to say on this!!). And you the protagonist, have no control over the script, characters, or the theme of your own story.
Having established the writer, now we move on to characters. The plot thickens. We rarely have a choice in terms of the characters. They show up unsaid, unannounced, unbeknownst to us, at times we least expect them. Just like Marion Coultard’s character Mal in “Inception". She shows up in Dominic Cobb's (Di caprio) dreams unsaid, unannounced, unbeknownst of his knowledge personifying the deep emotional conflict he has yet to resolve. And just like Dominic Cobb, we have the choice of how we allow the characters in our life to impact us. Our honesty in scripting them should reflect their honesty in performing it. Many a time, we assume a role for a character, trying to fit it to a scene of our life. And we all know the fate of such movies. An example that will drive home this point is the 2013 movie “The counselor”. A cast comprising almost every A-list actors in Hollywood, somehow was sabotaged by a spineless script. So, the secret to a great scene is to have the right character, rather not the best one sometimes, who can justify the role in full honesty and in turn, take the character arc of your life forward. And if you can be the right character in their life, without forcing yourself in their story, you just uncovered the secret of true unconditional love.
And finally, we come to the most important element of the perfect script. It’s the journey of the protagonist. The protagonist starts his journey from point A and eventually reaches Point B. The question that you should ask yourself, do u actually need to choose what the final destination is?? and if the answer is “yes” then why?. The only piece of information you need to know is that since the yesterday, you are better equipped, enabled and are progressing towards it. Ask yourself, what would the movie “Matrix” be like if Neo has taken the blue pill, or what made Forest Gump run back and forth from one ocean to the other. Did they have their POINT B identified or were they making a choice of progressing to a point B. Which brings us to the most important part of this piece, the Fallacy of Choice.
Ask a reductionist and he will say human condition is a series of choices one makes, the consequences of which, are felt and dealt on us, albeit as time passes. We underestimate, this simple yet powerful principle of the universe. Just as shown in the examples above, do we really make choices? Or when we do have a choice, do we make the right one? Now, Am neither a scientist, nor a philosopher (“regret" and “thankful", the two levers I press when the words are presented to me in this neurological experiment called “life” ), to know the answer to this question. But let me tell you this, just like a world class pianist, does not choose the keys to press during the performance, the best choices are the ones that you never make. They are presented to you as the only option. The moment you write two scenes for your life, none of them will fit in. Rather work on making the one scene so good that there are no other scenes that fit. They say the moment you think of a Plan B, Plan A is most likely to fail. Your choice of scenes, characters and dialogues should reflect the fact that they were not choices, rather they were just meant to be. When you live your life following this one principle, POINT B of your life is irrelevant, as you are not working to reach a Point B. You are writing the best script with the characters of your life and hopefully, the POINT B of the story is reveled to you.
And so, we arrive at the secret to the perfect script of life. That will need no editing or will have forced cringeworthy performances that you would regret. You won’t need to change names, characters, faces or dialogues. It will be the reflection of your truest self. And we all know, an honest performance is always the one that’s appreciated, applauded and remembered.
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2020.04.01 02:38 neemishrak “The Script of Life”-first attempt to write. Feedback will be appreciated!! Thanks in advance

Ever wondered if we someday have the technology to harness the brain to extract all the images stored inside it, from the day we are born, till the day we die. The production houses of the times creates a storyline, edits, and then releases them as a movie or a seven episode series on Netflix. Each episode covers 10 years of your lifetime. With your due permission of course. The practice would be so common, that people will accept the terms and condition just like we do, signing up for a social network platform. You will have a choice of altering names, placing filters that could morph your body, faces, places to suit your liking. You may have a choice of the story you want to say, editors working with you to slice and dice the storyline to create the script you want. Avoiding the rough times, moments of guilt, repression, that nasty break up you had at 16. Moments of happiness you had with someone special, achievements that you celebrated with your friends, and that one time you drove cross country with your dad aka motorcycle diaries style. Some of us may want it to be a musical. Scores from your favorite soundtracks playing in the background giving you the picture-perfect scenes.
Now comes the tricky part. Ask yourself, how would you like that script to be. Let’s say you get to pick the plot. Every story falls under the seven basic plotlines-Romance, Comedy, tragedy (for our stoic friends), quest, overcoming the monster, Rags to riches, or Voyage and return. Once you have made a pick, it’s time to choose the characters. You want that one friend who does not judge you while you share with them the deepest confessions of a wrongdoing. Probably, a life partner with whom you share a journey of growth, accomplishments through good times and bad. The mentor who guides you through the times of indecisiveness or the parent, who cradles you with a lullaby, those nights you fear the unknown. Or you wish to live the life of a loner, enjoying the peace and calm of an uneventful external, yet deeply complicated internal universe (my choice).
Let’s pause here for a moment. And take a step back. And ask yourself. When this movie of yours is released, how would the audience react. Rather, what elements would make an audience feel the goosebumps, or shed a tear, or root for you-the protagonist. Ask the next question-Are you actually the protagonist? or is this movie’s plot clearly written by someone else and you are just a sidekick, a supporting character, or the Truman (without his “Quest” of finding the truth). If I select “Comedy” as my genre I would love the script to be a “50 first dates” or a “Happy Gilmore” rather than “Grown-ups 2” (his worst imdb rated). I may pick any Wes Anderson movie to be the script of my life. Irrespective of what happens with the protagonist in the end. A poorly written script, no matter what plot you select will leave you with an empty feeling inside. A script written to please the audience will be construed as pacifist. A script, where the protagonist’s arc is at the mercy of the other characters, will be seen as tragic, irrespective of what you choose it to be. So now, since we know what the perfect script of your life is Not, lets define what it should be.
To define the perfect script of your life, we first need to acknowledge or establish the writer. And before you utter “duh”, take a moment to do some soul searching. Take the movie “Kung Fu Panda” as an example. An animated tale of a giant fat panda, whose quest to be a Kung-Fu fighter leads him to a journey, of self-discovery, inner peace and self-actualization. Kung-Fu Panda is story of your own subconscious. Shifu (the red Panda, played by Dustin Hoffman to perfection) is your mind, Po (The Giant Panda) is your reality, Oogway (the turtle) is your destiny and Tai-Lung (the snow leopard) personifies your inner demons. Every waking moment of your life, a battle takes place between the Po (Your reality) and Tai-Lung (your inner demons), and if Shifu (Your mind) does not believe in Po, Tai-lung writes the scenes of your life. The other scenario is that your story is written by a studio that just cares about the validation of an audience (Facebook likes, tinder swipes, upvotes, downvotes or whatever perversion of the reward system is fed to you by Silicon Valley), aka Truman Show Style. The team of Rivals (David Eagleman’s “Incognito” is good reference) comprising the citizens of your neurological sanctum, that ideally, should be making a rational decision via a fair electoral process, is now hijacked by a team of foreigners with motives that may or may not be aligned with yours (Cambridge Analytica may have something to say on this!!). And you the protagonist, have no control over the script, characters, or the theme of your own story.
Having established the writer, now we move on to characters. The plot thickens. We rarely have a choice in terms of the characters. They show up unsaid, unannounced, unbeknownst to us, at times we least expect them. Just like Marion Coultard’s character Mal in “Inception". She shows up in Dominic Cobb's (Di caprio) dreams unsaid, unannounced, unbeknownst of his knowledge personifying the deep emotional conflict he has yet to resolve. And just like Dominic Cobb, we have the choice of how we allow the characters in our life to impact us. Our honesty in scripting them should reflect their honesty in performing it. Many a time, we assume a role for a character, trying to fit it to a scene of our life. And we all know the fate of such movies. An example that will drive home this point is the 2013 movie “The counselor”. A cast comprising almost every A-list actors in Hollywood, somehow was sabotaged by a spineless script. So, the secret to a great scene is to have the right character, rather not the best one sometimes, who can justify the role in full honesty and in turn, take the character arc of your life forward. And if you can be the right character in their life, without forcing yourself in their story, you just uncovered the secret of true unconditional love.
And finally, we come to the most important element of the perfect script. It’s the journey of the protagonist. The protagonist starts his journey from point A and eventually reaches Point B. The question that you should ask yourself, do u actually need to choose what the final destination is?? and if the answer is “yes” then why?. The only piece of information you need to know is that since the yesterday, you are better equipped, enabled and are progressing towards it. Ask yourself, what would the movie “Matrix” be like if Neo has taken the blue pill, or what made Forest Gump run back and forth from one ocean to the other. Did they have their POINT B identified or were they making a choice of progressing to a point B. Which brings us to the most important part of this piece, the Fallacy of Choice.
Ask a reductionist and he will say human condition is a series of choices one makes, the consequences of which, are felt and dealt on us, albeit as time passes. We underestimate, this simple yet powerful principle of the universe. Just as shown in the examples above, do we really make choices? Or when we do have a choice, do we make the right one? Now, Am neither a scientist, nor a philosopher (“regret" and “thankful", the two levers I press when the words are presented to me in this neurological experiment called “life” ), to know the answer to this question. But let me tell you this, just like a world class pianist, does not choose the keys to press during the performance, the best choices are the ones that you never make. They are presented to you as the only option. The moment you write two scenes for your life, none of them will fit in. Rather work on making the one scene so good that there are no other scenes that fit. They say the moment you think of a Plan B, Plan A is most likely to fail. Your choice of scenes, characters and dialogues should reflect the fact that they were not choices, rather they were just meant to be. When you live your life following this one principle, POINT B of your life is irrelevant, as you are not working to reach a Point B. You are writing the best script with the characters of your life and hopefully, the POINT B of the story is reveled to you.
And so, we arrive at the secret to the perfect script of life. That will need no editing or will have forced cringeworthy performances that you would regret. You won’t need to change names, characters, faces or dialogues. It will be the reflection of your truest self. And we all know, an honest performance is always the one that’s appreciated, applauded and remembered.
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2020.03.19 20:22 AmazingChickenX A-List and Private Acting Coaches? (Scene Partners)

Do A-List actors ever have scene partners in their private coaching? I always hear them say that they get privately coached, but I thought that a private coach would only work on monologues, etc.
Do they ever work with scene partners or do they run lines with the coach? Referring to actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, etc, when they work with coaches like Chubbuck, Nancy Banks, Larry Moss, etc.
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