She put more hours in than anyone. She would get angry or emotional in some of the scenes. But then she would make everyone smile. She made it a special experience because she was so overwhelmed by it, but then made it her own. We speak all the time now.
I feel really committed to her. Polak has worked on this film — her English-language debut — for more than seven years.
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She recalls how a fleeting moment at Lowlands, a music festival held every summer to the east of Amsterdam, was a pivotal moment of inspiration. Polak found herself staring at a young woman in the crowd who had burn marks across her face. When their eyes met, Polak instinctively looked away. She started to notice other people in the crowd doing the exact same thing.
Polak began to meet with burns survivors. She visited the Katie Piper Foundation, a charity dedicated to burns rehabilitation, and set up by the model Katie Piper, herself an acid attack survivor. As Polak continued her research, acid attacks started to appear in the news. Polak notes how the majority of such attacks are directed towards young women.
Dirty God explores this knotted psychology brilliantly. We never see the attack.
Indeed, the ex-boyfriend attacker is seen for only a fleeting moment, manacled in the dock as he is sentenced to a long stay in prison. But his presence is felt throughout the film. Trying to still her mind on the dance floor of a night club, Jade imagines her ex approaching through the crowd. He also appears in her dreams in the form of a black-feathered bird. In one scene, they are on a beach, and his body is on top of hers. He is holding her down, but not violently. They could as easily be about to have sex.
These are nightmares, but they are also fantasies. Herein is the heart of the film. And that hold is as intimate as it is violent. She wants him put away, but she still longs to be seen by him. This is new ground for film.
Over many decades, scars have been used as a visual trope for evil and villainy. The British Film Institute, to give it its due, recently pledged not to fund films where facial scarring is used to represent immorality , with Dirty God cited as an inspiration. Knight still dreads Halloween, an annual fixture for body-horror films to play in cinemas while youths cavort around with burn-effect makeup.
Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 08, Ami rated it it was ok Shelves: fantasy , needs-editor-proofreader.
I read this book in a little over an hour yet I almost deleted it from my Kindle.
The language is very stilted and it often felt as if the author had a list of words that he was required to use in any way possible. I normally only write reviews that express what I think about the book but I am making an exception here. During what was meant to be a huge fight between the protagonist and a group of men that had kidnapped her, one man put his hand on her thigh. She responded by pushing his hand I read this book in a little over an hour yet I almost deleted it from my Kindle. She responded by pushing his hand that was out of bounds away and giving him an glare.
This is a ridiculous response from an eighteen year old that had been 'groomed' to be a survivor for over 5 years. This one made me laugh out loud but I don't think it was meant to be funny at all. You decide. She was in yet another fight and was having a pep talk to herself. And then the author wrote 'she threw a finger in his eye'. I only want to know where she got the finger and if if had more for the next fight. It still cracks me up. This could have been a really good story if there had been a really good editor. View 1 comment. Oct 31, Saidah Gilbert rated it did not like it Shelves: bad-didn-t-finish-dislike , books-i-own , kindle , short-story-novella , apocalyptic , fantasy.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I couldn't finish this book. I didn't like the protagonist. I just couldn't believe in her survival skills.
I also didn't like how people reacted to the apocalyptic event. There was no announcement of invasion but people were running and in some cases, right into danger! It was just so stupid so I put this book aside.
Decent book I thought the story was pretty decent I just think it doesn't quite flow properly and needs a little more work to be a good fantasy story. The story line and characters were great but the book ended without and ending like you needed to start the next book. I know a lot of people don't like serials because they feel they are gimmicks to get more money for the author. I don't see them that way. Usually, they cost about the same as a book in the long run or maybe just a little more. But if it is a long serial, it would usually be longer than a book or two.
I treat serials like TV shows. Yes, you may have to wait but I learned how to do that in preschool. Now, for this particular serial. A young girl is at school when suddenly strange creatures includi I know a lot of people don't like serials because they feel they are gimmicks to get more money for the author.
A young girl is at school when suddenly strange creatures including giants, demon zombies, small dinosaur-like creatures, and flying monsters start attacking. She tries to make it home, but her vehicle is destroyed. She teams up with a female police officer and they continue trying to get to her parents. All sorts of dangerous things happen along the way.
This is just part one, so don't expect answers. Expect to meet the main characters and get a feel for what is going on. Answers are for later volumes. There was some rough parts to this part. Action scenes had a tendency to be strange at times. The fight would be going well, the good guys would be planning what to do next, and bam, they are caught by a monster that had been across the room in the previous sentence. Or the people that were supposedly skilled fighters would suddenly turn stupid in the middle of a fight. When secession fever swept across the South in , Jones County was largely immune to it.
Powell, received When Powell got to the secession convention in Jackson, however, he lost his nerve and voted to secede along with almost everyone else. Powell stayed away from Jones County for a while after that, and he was burned in effigy in Ellisville. Although he was against secession, Knight voluntarily enlisted in the Confederate Army once the war began. We can only speculate about his reasons.