Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For your consideration — "She'd be 85 today" edition

NYT: 3-D Starts to Fizzle, and Hollywood Frets
Business Insider: 3D Movies Are A Bust — Honestly, who outside "the biz" didn't see this coming?

io9: First look at Guillermo Del Toro’s creepy-as-hell Pinocchio puppet

NYT: Growing Funnier Each Serious Minute — A piece on Richard Ayoade, whose Submarine I waxed favorably about here.

Slate: In Praise of Unknown Actors — Jessica Chastain's graceful turn in The Tree of Life and other amazing performances by newcomers and nobodies

Roger Ebert's Journal: Harold Lloyd: A rare early short and an interview

McSweeney's: I Regret to Inform You That My Wedding to Captain Von Trapp Has Been Canceled

In that alternate universe I like to visit, Marilyn Monroe is celebrating a happy 85th birthday today, after a long and diverse career:

Sunset Gun: MM: More Than the Silver Witch of Us All — Kim Morgan on Marilyn Monroe on the occasion of Norma Jeane's 85th birthday.

If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger...: Marilyn in Action series Rare Photos: Marilyn in Training and more....

6/1/56 - MM on 30th birthday - Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Music: John Lee Hooker
Near at hand: Kai at my feet