Friday, April 22, 2011

For your consideration — the "Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'" edition

I've been traveling lately, while also tending to other writing, so for that and other excuses reasons I'm behind on the "mostly movies" blogging. But I have a (smallish) feature post nearly completed and I'll hit the Publish button on that before I head out the door here again soon. In the meantime, here are some "mostly movies" items that caught my attention lately.

Killing Orson Welles at Midnight — Christian Marclay's The Clock reviewed by Zadie Smith. This sounds fascinating. Can a movie that's 24 hours long make it to home video somehow? On Blu-ray maybe? I suspect the clip-rights issues alone would be a formidable hurdle, though I sure would love to have my own copy to watch in pieces at my own leisure.

10 Sci-Fi Films You Should See (But Probably Haven't) — One of those articles that accidentally finds its higher purpose in generating a more-interesting discussion in the comments section.

It's now a Jack in the Box drive-thru. But in 1914 Chaplin filmed the opening scene of his first movie there. This sort of thing could actually make me visit a Jack in the Box drive-thru.
"Your order, please?"
"Oh, nothing, I just wanted to imagine being on this spot with Charlie Chaplin in 1914."
"Would you like fries with that?"

Elisabeth SladenDoctor Who's "Sarah Jane Smith" since the 1970s — died this week. She looms large in my youthful memories, and apparently I'm far from the only one. I'm heartened that her passing has received such loving reactions as here, here, here, here, and here.