titles of Run Lola Run
---"Challenge everything, I heard her say between the lines, and sometimes An opinion is an action, a flag planted, a flare shot to the sky. Movies and love and life are one. Know everything, and then know more. And above all else — know what you find in Charade is just as valuable, if not more so, than in The Seventh Seal"
---Dan North's class notes on Godard's Le Mepris
---It Felt Like a Kiss
---behind the scenes of City Lights
---25 movie critics
---Rabiger's tips for directing actors
---"Citizens of the world. We have seen the erosion of due process."
---"Digital Cinematography vs. Film: Tides Are Turning"
---Spielberg's grace notes
---Ronan Doyle's "Deconstructing Woody"
---"From Rushmore to Moonrise Kingdom (shamefully neglected by this year’s Academy voters), Wes Anderson’s films readily, even eagerly, concede the 'miniature' quality of the worlds he builds, in their set design and camera-work, in their use of stop-motion, maps, and models. And yet these miniatures span continents and decades. They comprise crime, adultery, brutality, suicide, the death of a parent, the drowning of a child, moments of profound joy and transcendence.
Vladimir Nabokov, his life cleaved by exile, created a miniature version of the homeland he would never see again and tucked it, with a jeweler’s precision, into the housing of John Shade’s miniature epic of family sorrow. Anderson—who has suggested that the breakup of his parents’ marriage was a defining experience of his life—adopts a Nabokovian procedure with the families or quasi families at the heart of all his films, from Rushmore forward, creating a series of scale-model households that, like the Zemblas and Estotilands and other lost 'kingdoms by the sea' in Nabokov, intensify our experience of brokenness and loss by compressing them. That is the paradoxical power of the scale model; a child holding a globe has a more direct, more intuitive grasp of the earth’s scope and variety, of its local vastness and its cosmic tininess, than a man who spends a year in circumnavigation." --Michael Chabon
---The Pirate Bay Documentary
---trailers for Lawrence Anyways, Fast and Furious 6, Somebody Up There Likes Me, From Up on Poppy Hill, Inequality for All, Byzantium, and I'm So Excited
---The Lady Vanishes
---Lizzy Caplan's Fashion Film
AFI & AARP - which films are showing up on every top ten list? - Another couple of days, another couple of lists. After the jump the AFI and the AARP lists and a couple notes about which films are coasting through prec...
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