Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
“When we were kids, the only thing that got us through most days was music. It’s why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place. This isn’t a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us.”
A white blank page and a swelling rage.
Hello old friend, and here we are. You and me, on the last page. By the time you read these words, Rory and I will be long gone. So know that we lived well, and we’re very happy. And above all else, know that we will love you, always. Sometimes I do worry about you, though. I think, once we’re gone, you won’t be coming back here for a while, and you might be alone, which you should never be. Don’t be alone, Doctor. And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived, and save a whale in outer space. Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.
Seth: Really? I mean is this really a time to say to brave men and women, “thanks because we’re good, but we’re not good.” U.S. Military Policy could use a makeover. Hm, who’s really good at makeovers? Really?
Amy: Really? And what do you think, gay soldiers are getting something out of the deal? “Hey I’m totally gaming the system! All I gotta do is go to Afghanistan for 18 months where a bunch of people are gonna try to kill me, but on the plus side I might just catch a glimpse of some dude’s wiener in the shower.” Really?
“I think films are kind of catching up in a way to where television has been for a long time. Television is still, in my opinion, the best place for female characters,” she said. “I’m so down with TV right now. Everything I watch is on TV and I love everything on TV and I think most TV shows are better than movies — there, I said it.” Poehler’s favorites? Mad Men, Hoarders, and Breaking Bad. Ariel Levy described Leslie Knope, the earnest small-town politician Poehler plays on Parks and Recreation, as her “favorite feminist on TV.” Poehler, too, identifies with Leslie’s can-do spirit. “I don’t think believing one person can make a difference, or change is going to come, means that you’re silly or that you’re uninformed,” she said. There is, however, at least one crucial difference between Poehler and her onscreen counterpart: “She loves to go camping, and I do not.” — Amy Poehler at the 2011 New Yorker Festival