Wednesday, June 29, 2011

For your consideration — "Life of Graham" edition

/Film: The Coen Bros.' New Script is Based on the 60's NYC Folk Scene

Total Film: Jared Harris discusses Sherlock Holmes 2's villain Moriarty — "He doesn’t believe in heaven and hell."

The Hathor Legacy: Why film schools teach screenwriters not to pass the Bechdel test

Vanity Fair: Robert Smigel on His Unmade Script for a Green Lantern Comedy Starring Jack Black

Dangerous Minds: Director cameos in their own and others' films

Guardian: BBC to dramatise unholy row over Monty Python's Life of BrianHoly Flying Circus to focus on comedians' struggle with church, councils and critics in runup to release of controversial film.

Speaking of which ... BBC via Boing Boing: Monty Python members reunite for Graham Chapman film — The surviving members of Monty Python's Flying Circus have reunited to voice an animated adaptation of Graham Chapman's incredibly funny, very weird memoir A Liar's Autobiography. The film will include recordings of Chapman reading from the book as well. Regrettably, the movie will be in 3D, but with luck I'll be able to find a screen where it's showing without the need for dark, greasy, migraine-inducing prosthesis.

Jon Favreau found a nice variation on the EPK with these Cowboys & Aliens promotional interviews. He gives Harrison Ford (who notoriously hates the PR end of the film business) an amusing level of crap. (Hat tip: Mike Russell)

Augmented Reality Cinema is a conceptual iPhone app that would recognize your location, then play a scene from a movie that took place in that location.

Parallax View: 'Shrinking Man' reputation grows — As a fan of the film, I find this one personally gratifying.

Boing Boing: Lalo Schifrin and the Marquis de Sade  

According to The Telegraph, these are the five best Monty Python sketches.

113 seldom seen Star Wars photos

Via The New Yorker