April 15, 2018
A Quiet Place is here!
97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Number one movie in the country and Millie is getting fantastic reviews.
There is a reason she is! The movie is great and she is AWESOME!
Most important, HOLY COW IT’S A SCARY MOVIE. It is like nothing you have EVER seen. You spend the whole movie on the edge of your seat… listening, oh and holding your breath.
If you have anxiety MED UP before you go!
I am teaching a class this semester called “Visual Linguistic Analysis.” The purpose of the class is to analyze how prosody impacts meaning in ASL (anyone who is fluent can tell you what was said, the skill of an interpreter is being able to discuss why you know). One of the points of analysis we discuss is genres of discourse. One of the genres is “Deaf Gain” or “because I’m Deaf I win.” This movie speaks to Deaf Gain at a level so subtle and in such an imbedded manner that I have not decided for myself if it was on purpose. In the end, who cares! Millie carries the Deaf Gain off with a skill that is frankly stunning.
The funniest thing to me is the main criticism I am seeing is the thing I loved about it; it tells you nothing that the characters would not know. The movie wastes no time explaining why, where or how. I just allows you to watch what the characters do.
I would say “run do walk” but don’t run, just stay on the sand so they don’t hear you, and get to A Quiet Place.
WAIT! WAIT!!! READY?
Took my kids to see A Quiet Place in a very quiet theatre!
I can’t wait to see where Millie goes next!
Non-signing friend: The Sign Language Man did this on TV last night:
*makes a gesture that nobody in the history of this green earth has made before or since*
What does it MEAN??
Just reply, “oh I don’t think you’d be allowed to say THAT on television. What were you watching??!!!” Then never explain.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever poked yourself in the eye while interpreting (but raise it carefully, don’t want those fingers getting away from you.)
Some of the most unintentionally dirty things to ever come out of my mouth were a result of literal translation.
You ever wake up hoping for an appointment that requires a lot of yelling at people and swearing?
I know. You didn’t get the Uncle Dale’s Rules shirt you really wanted on Christmas morning.
You dropped hints and left the computer open to Lucky Duck but to no avail.
Well no need to despair! The Swag Goddesses never stop. The Swag workshop elves love what they do and are ready to do it for you!
Start the New Year proudly proclaiming your profession!
Let everyone know how much you love what you do with all its oddities!
Remember that you are both brave and skilled!
You have an interesting job! Wear it on your sleeve!
Remember you can customize a shirt with your favorite Rule!
Start the new year off Swagtastically!