image of Princess Diana on a yacht in Portofino, Italy, in August 1997.
Madonna / Jean-Michel Basquiat
this saved me
Romanticisation of Mental Illness, Kelsey Weaver
“Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”
— Quentin Tarantino explaining why he didn’t use the song in “Django Unchained.”
That song is very personal. I wasn’t necessarily in that state of mind when I wrote that song. It’s a very reflective song. I mean, it’s about guilt, isn’t it? ‘Don’t you mind? Don’t you mind?’ Of course they mind. Everything that I said, I did all those things, which are not good things. A lot of people connect to that song. It’s a song about guilt—it’s a sad song, but it’s also one of my favorites. [x]
Gail Albert Halaban