Sunday, June 1, 2014

zombified links

---Edgar Wright--How to Do Visual Comedy

---Sci-Fi: Since 1902

---"The Interiors of Wes Anderson"

---"Dark Sunglasses" by Chrissie Hynde

---How Kurosawa Made Star Wars

---"I think everyday existence is somewhat zombified in terms of how we go about our beloved routines and the way we numb ourselves." --Colson Whitehead

---the title sequence of Alien (1979)

---"How James Agee Changed Film Criticism" by Jason Bailey

---“Like Monet forever painting lilies or Bonnard always re-creating his wife in her bath, Hawks made only one artwork. It is the principle of that movie that men are more expressive rolling a cigarette than saving the world. ... The dazzling battles of word, innuendo, glance and gesture—between Grant and Hepburn, Grand and Jean Arthur, Grant and Rosalind Russell, John Barrymore and Carole Lombard …—are Utopian procrastinations to avert the paraphernalia of released love that can only expend itself. In other words, Hawks is at his best in moments when nothing happens beyond people arguing about what might happen or has happened.” --David Thomson

---The Clash: Live in Tokyo 1982

---Banksy's New York Residency

---"While once focused on written and oral communications, the N.S.A. now considers facial images, fingerprints and other identifiers just as important to its mission of tracking suspected terrorists and other intelligence targets, the documents show."

---trailers for Clouds of Sils Maria, Mood Indigo, Lucy, Kill the MessengerMagic in the Moonlight, and The Equalizer 

---"where the written word could only go so far in articulating this engagement, video allows Seitz to juxtapose image, narration and music, introducing the manipulation that film makers have utilized for decades." --Adam Hofbauer

---"Why I'm Not Watching the New Adam Sandler Movie" by Eric D. Snider

---Richard Brody considers Two-Lane Blacktop

---"The phrase ‘pre-Code’ is bandied about so much in writing about film censorship that one would be forgiven for thinking it’s a genre term. Historically, it refers to a specific period between the announcement of the Hays Code and the formation of the PCA to actually enforce it. Culturally, the interregnum represented a fertile few years in which the studios tested the outer limits of propriety with movies of increasing frankness and fearlessness." --James Bell

---behind the scenes of Black Swan

---Work Sex Glory: A Tribute to Michael Glawogger

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