Wednesday, May 11, 2011

For your consideration — "That's no ordinary rabbit" edition

Village Voice: Summer Movie Guide 2011

The Guardian: Cannes Festival Diary

Mubi: Cannes digging Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris — Could it be, at last?

Speaking of which:
LA Times: Woody Allen Discusses His New Film Midnight in Paris, Hemingway, Magic Tricks and How the Yankees Are 'Specks of Light in an Eternal Void'
"In the end, like in Stardust Memories, we all get flushed. The beautiful ones, the accomplished ones, the Einsteins, the Shakespeares, the homeless guys in the street with the wine bottles, all end up in the same grave. So, I have a very dim view of things, but I think about them, and I do feel that I've come to the conclusion that the artist can not justify life or come up with a cogent reason as to why life is meaningful, but the artist can provide you with a cold glass of water on a hot day."
io9: Classic early science fiction movie "A Trip to the Moon" restored, with soundtrack by Air — One of the world's oldest science fiction movies, Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon, is premiering at Cannes with a restored print, in color, with a soundtrack by French electro duo Air.

NYT: Aside From the Vampires, Lincoln Film Seeks Accuracy 

Seattle Times: Johnny Depp to star in remake of The Thin Man — I agree with Moira on all points.

Via DVD Savant (Glenn Erickson): A 1951 Bris Soap commercial by Ingmar Bergman, with a bit of context at Bergmanorama.

My current addiction: Trailers from HellVintage genre trailers with commentary from Joe Dante and pals.

Boing Boing: Every WB Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon ever made, from 1930-1969 (video) — Fleeting images, one frame each, of every Warner Brothers cartoon made between 1930 and 1969, set to the tune of "the cartoon's most famous closing theme performed by various artists including The Three Stooges."

io9: Iain M. Banks dominates the science fiction "books that should become movies" poll. The full poll results are at

thedroidyourelookingfor: The Six Stages of Movie Geek Evolution

howtobearetronaut: (Sci-f)ikea — Heh.

floating around tumblr:

Hollywood bloopers c. 1936 — Warner Brothers produced an annual reel of bloopers from the mid-1930s onwards. Actors flumbling their lines in this reel include Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Bette Davis, and Leslie Howard.