- Nick Pinkerton: Why send a critic to do a fan’s job? –
- The Most Famous Sitcom Residences In New York City – Did you know Lucy and Desi lived on the Upper East Side? I had no idea, but apparently, their apartment was located at 623 East 68th Street. There’s just one problem – that puts them right in the middle of the East River. While Lucy and Desi’s apartment might not have a real world counterpart
- Damien Chazelle on what is and isn’t ambiguous about Whiplash / The Dissolve – Certainly, one thing I should clarify—he did pretty much all of the visual drumming onscreen, but the audio of the drum solo at the end is mostly not Miles. He’s not actually the greatest drummer on planet Earth. [Laughs.] But he learned how to seem like he was the greatest drummer on Earth. It’s all about visual tricks. It’s about doing stuff that looks difficult, but isn’t that difficult. As a drummer myself, I knew what those things are. Piano’s the same thing. It’s really easy for pianists to do fast arpeggios, and people look at it and go “Wow,” but it’s still actually easy. As a drummer, it’s pretty easy to do fast stick work, and spin around, and do stuff that’s really fast, or do over/underarm stuff. There are just certain kinds of things you can do that look impressive.
When done right, criticism is the ultimate generosity. This is because the critic does not create his or her own expressive output, but focuses the output of others.
Good criticism tends to do this by answering the question “What the fuck is even going on?” This is the question that audiences don’t even know they want answered. They don’t know what to ask. They are awash in a barrage of noise that only the critic can tune into signal.
- Kalle Kinnunen kirjoittaa kritiikkien uudelleenjulkaisusta aiheutuvista ongelmista ja virheistä – "Kierrätysvirheet eivät olleet uusi ilmiö. Lehden pääkriitikon Antti Lindqvistin arvioita käytettiin lyhennettyinä vuosien ajan sen jälkeen, kun hän oli saanut potkut. Kun Mieletön juttu tuli televisiosta vuonna 2008, Lindqvistin nimissä kerrottiin, että kyseessä on Steven Spielbergin paras elokuva.
Elokuva tosin on Steven Soderberghin, ei Spielbergin ohjaama. Nimivirhe syntyi samassa tohinassa, jossa kymmenen vuotta vanhaa arviota lyhenneltiin. Eikä Lindqvistiltä kysytty, oliko hän edelleen samaa mieltä kuin ensi-ilta-arviossa, jonka jälkeen Soderbergh oli ehtinyt ohjata 11 pitkää elokuvaa.
Kysyin TV-maailmasta huhtikuussa lyhennyskäytännöistä. Ratkaisuksi ehdotettiin, että ilman erillistä korvausta saisin tehdä lyhennystyön itse – mutta vain harvoin, jos siihen on ylipäänsä aikaa."
- A rule on kissing scenes and AIDS (1985) – the Screen Actors Guild is requiring the 7,000 producers and agents with whom it has contracts to notify performers in advance of any scenes that require open-mouth kissing.
- Airplane Cutaways, Both IRL and Hollywood-Style –
- Kent Jones on Film Criticism’s Condition – Rather, the two complementary actions embodied in Wood’s approach—discarding surface detail in order to look to the inner core, and restoring the film and/or the filmmaker to a state of phantom wholeness—have become habitual over the years, and resulted in a dramatic gulf between how, why, and for whom films are actually made, and the way they are commonly written about by critics. I don’t believe that the gulf between artistic practice and criticism is as wide in any other art form.
- Francis Ford Coppola Reveals Every ‘Godfather’ Film Took Place In Same Narrative World – “Observant fans sometimes point out that a character named Michael Corleone appears in all three movies and that he’s played by Al Pacino each time, and I can assure you that’s no coincidence,” said Coppola, who noted that “all the puzzle pieces are there” for anyone who looks hard enough at the three motion pictures. “In fact, those aren’t three different people, but rather one character who appears three times. Michael in New York in the first film, Michael in Lake Tahoe in the second one, then Michael back in Manhattan in the third—they’re the very same man.”
- How many people work on a Hollywood film? –