Sunday, November 28, 2010

Links both helpful and fun

The holiday weekend is over and in order to distract you from the fact that you have to go to work tomorrow I present a round up of links I've lifted from IMDB and elsewhere.

A film version of Blood, a really good graphic novel by writer JM DeMatteis and artist Kent Williams is in production. DeMatteis talks about it on his blog. There are also links to the film's website.

Tim Lucas at Video Watchdog says some nice things about the late Ingrid Pitt on his blog.

A look at great long takes is found here.

A charming piece on Grandma's super hero therapy is here.

The decline of movie stunts thanks to computer effects is explained here.

Another bit on David Fincher's Alien 3, a film I find under rated.

Kyle Baker is a wonderful comic book writer and artist. He is one of the funniest people on the face of the earth. His sense of humor is given a wicked edge because he is also one of the most intelligent people you're ever likely to meet. He's turned his family life into a series of comics and cartoons which really should be seen to be believed. His blog where he talks about the series is found here.

They found some 35mm footage from King Kong from 1933. Read about it here.

Martin Scorsese talks about shooting in 3D and other things here.

Cartoon Brew links to the Nostalgia Critic's review of The Thief and the Cobbler here. Its a very not safe for work 20 minute long rant about how the legendary animated film was ruined by Miramax and the completion bond company (The film was started in 1964 and never really finished. It was seized by the completion bond company who sold it to Miramax who redubbed it and sent it out to very mixed reviews). At the end of the piece they mention the Recobbled Cut which was put together by someone else using all available footage. An interview with that cut''s creator can be found here.(I'm not a fan of the film per se. It looks great but I find it draggy)

A website that compares editions around the world can be found here.

A while back Bully reviewed one of the new St Trinians films. Cartoon Brew has a piece on animating Ronald Searle's naughty little girls. It can be found here.

New Beginnings: The Fifth Annual Romanian Film Festival in New York is next weekend at the Tribeca Cinemas. They will be showing several films that played at this years New York Film Festival. On the face of it the schedule looks really good and I'm going to see if I can find my way to the cinema next weekend. Information can be found here.

Some stunningly beautiful animation by William Joyce for his The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr
Morris Lessmore
is found here at Cartoon Brew. This is amazing stuff and I hope more is coming.

Everything you need to know about farnarkeling.(Thank you Reg)This is totally silly and is a collection of clips from "The Gilles Report"

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