Another week is finally coming to an end. Here are some exciting things to view and read for your weekend pleasures.
The Academy Award winning Iranian film A Separation is playing at the Cedar Lee.
. “This is the tale of a very famous Hollywood mogul and a not-so-famous movie director. In May of 1933 they embarked together on a hunting trip to Canada, but only one of them came back alive. It’s an unusual tale with an uncertain ending, and to the best of my knowledge it’s never been told before.”
- The Secret World of Arrietty is all the rage and is playing in theaters nationwide. Looks good!
- “Over the course of the 34 years they worked together, until the filmmaker died in 1999, Stanley Kubrick and his personal assistant, Tony Frewin, kept an ever-growing, lighthearted list of potential movie titles that they called, ‘Titles in search of a script.’”
- Open Access articles examining the issues surrounding the teaching of Alan Moore’s comics/graphic novels
- Great essay by a writer everyone should keep their eye out for: “It has never made much sense to speak of the cinema as capable of being alive or dead.”
- Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux on the future of film festivals.
- “It might be inaccurate to say the release of Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse marks the end the Hungarian director’s career. Rather, Tarr has reached the conclusion of one stage and the beginning of another. With the release of his tenth feature, Tarr has made it clear that he’s through with making movies; now, he wants to focus his energy on teaching others how to make them.”
-The New York Public Library has a great new online showcase of what’s called “wiggle stereoscopy”. It sounds like an operation your cat has at the vets, but it lets you view a 3D scene in a web browser without needing special glasses. I’d love to see a tutorial in how to make these with iClone’s 3D capabilities, with the minimum wiggle for the maximum 3D effect…
-Here is a really great video of Woody Allen talking about his typewriter
-Also this weekend the Cleveland Cinematheque is showing a film by the late Raoul Ruiz. It seems like he is new essential viewing.
The Color Wheel – Dir. Alex Ross Perry: The Film Comment list of unreleased films is an excellent indicator of films and filmmakers who will be making an impact in the coming year. The Color Wheel came in 12th place.