“I’ve poked my head into theaters in L.A. for that moment just to hear people gasp,” director Marc Webb tells EW. “It’s fascinating. People just don’t believe it.” Webb understands. He felt much the same way when Gwen Stacy was killed off in the comic. “It stayed with me in a profound way. It broke me. I was anxious and curious to explore it on the screen. From the very beginning I planned on doing it,” he says. “For me, everything in the movie was built around that moment. There’s a cost to being a hero.”
But there was another theme that greatly interested Webb: “[The movie] is also about time and about valuing the time you have with the one you love,” he says. He points out that the very first shot of the film is a ticking clock, and that its first line is Richard Parker saying, “I wish I had more time.” Time is the underlying theme of Gwen’s valedictorian speech, and her last fateful moments take place where? At a clock tower. “Ultimately, it’s not the Goblin that kills Gwen,” says Webb. “They’re fighting in the cogs, in the machinery of the clock tower, and Spider-Man puts his foot in between the cogs and literally tries to stop time. That’s what causes her death—his inability, despite his enormous efforts, to stop time.”
so glad they did it
TIME IS A THING YOU CAN HANG ON A WALL OR WEAR IT ON YOUR WRIST!
THE PAST IS FAR BEHIND US! THE FUTURE DOENS’T EXIST!
Merlin characters + Hogwarts houses
"We’ve all got both l i g h t and d a r k inside us. What matters is the part we c h o o s e to act on. That’s who we really are.” ~ Sirius Black
Those things send us down a road… they make us who we are. And if anyone’s destined for greatness, it’s you, son. You owe the world your gifts. You just have to figure out how to use them and know that wherever they take you, we’ll always be here. So, come on home, Peter. You’re my hero… and I love you!
If ever you feel stupid, remember that one time my twin brother forgot my birthday.
everyone’s always going on about pureblood and muggleborn culture in hogwarts but what about the halfbloods
they’re the ones who know all the lyrics to the weird sisters songs and bastille songs they crush on the chosen one and tom hiddleston they go to both walt disney world and the quidditch world cup final for summer holiday and use magic to fix their laptops they’ve got the best of both worlds
Let’s play ‘spot the guys who’ve been snooping round tumblr’
the other day in one of my lectures this girl did the biggest fart and everyone started looking at her and she looked so embarrassed so the guy next to her took the blame for it and it was actually so cute in a weird sort of way
whoever created chinese food is my hero
probably the chinese