- Downtown Los Angeles in film: ugly past, glorious future –
- Jay Leno’s Last ’Tonight Show’ and Lasting Legacy: Saving a Tear For the Third Act – He loved his monologue. He was absolutely a pushover with his guests. He had zero right angles. His safety guaranteed A-list stars, many who were wary of Letterman. Even when confronted with a situation where his disdain for contentious interviewing could have hurt him the most — e.g., having Hugh Grant on post-hooker incident — Leno hit it out of the park. It was his signature moment.
- Deep Inside Baz Luhrmann’s Creative Chaos (NYT Magazine) – Last fall, I proposed to Luhrmann that he give me a sense of what his life is like in the in-between time — the months of rebooting and reassessing, navel-gazing and nail-biting, that follow the birth of one film and precede the conception of another.
- The ’90s is a difficult era to accomplish on film in costumes –
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- Michael Keaton – "I mean, I had no concept of stopping play. It just didn't occur to anyone."
- What do you look for in great cinematography? – Let’s watch two clips each from the five nominees for this year’s Oscar for Best Cinematography. The soundtrack will be removed from the clips. Instead, we’ll have some commentary (posted below). But you might want to watch the clips with no sound at all. See what great cinematography means to you.
- The Post-Hope Politics of ‘House of Cards’ – But perhaps the most telling detail he shared with me is that he writes the 150-character plot summaries that accompany each episode of “House of Cards” on Netflix. Not just the episodes — the summaries of the episodes. Before the first season of the show, which was released on Feb. 1 last year, Netflix sent him the summaries they wrote in house, which Willimon then rewrote. Now he writes all of them as a matter of course, a job that would normally be done by someone on the Netflix metadata team. “It just seemed easier,” he says.
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- Casey Affleck Should Be More Famous (NYT Mag) –
- Guillermo Del Toro talks about his biggest firsts – You can do a short film that looks amazing in three minutes. Because all you’re doing is climax, climax, climax, or a very short set-up, climax, climax. But when you do a feature, if you make every scene great, and every scene is equally important, and everything has an in and an out, you realize that the movie actually becomes slow and boring.
- Sony will undergo a “significant shift” away from movies and toward the “higher margin” television business –
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- Can Peter Berg Redeem Himself After ‘Battleship’? – The crew member began to explain. Berg silenced him with his hand. Berg put his hand to his forehead, thinking. Someone was talking. The assistant director said firmly, “Silence, please!” After a long moment Berg looked up and said, “I’d like to blow up that wall.” Someone said, “It could be expensive.” Berg asked how much, then shrugged. “O.K., just tear it up a little. Blowing it up makes me nervous.”
- Kill The Leading Man: Two Histories of 21st Century Television | Los Angeles Review of BooksLos Angeles Review of Books – these critics are also looking at television as a broad and diverse medium. They are writing about the conventions and politics of reality TV, they are critiquing the aesthetics and assumptions of channels like Food Network and HGTV, they are advocating for under-seen programs and agitating for greater racial, sexual, and gender parity at the networks responsible for this century’s television revolution. The critical community — Sepinwall included — is not content to occupy itself merely with the canonization of Great Works or the policing of aesthetic sensibilities
- Combining CG and hand-drawn animation in Paperman (YouTube) – "That kind of stylized photorealism can't be the only way that computer animation can look"