May ASL Bless your life as much as it has blessed mine!
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!
Today is over. You did your best. You had success or you didn’t, but nothing you do now will change it. Go to sleep and be ready for tomorrow. Tomorrow you are gonna be great!
It doesn’t matter if you saw a Deaf person do that. It’s their language. They can do what they want. You’re an interpreter. Treat the language like a guest.
Two interpreters are walking down a hall, a third walks past and says, “hello.”
The first looks and the second and asks, “how would you interpret the meaning of that?”
Thank you Henny Youngman!
Two hours one way for a ten minute appointment.
Find a quiet place. Sit and feel yourself breathe in and out. Now, enjoy the fact that it is quiet and you are breathing.
Enjoy the quiet.
Enjoy the breath.