Interesting use of the 1.33/4:3 aspect ratio: Meeks Cutoff (Trailer), directed by Kelly Reichardt. An informative short article on aspect ratios and why a director would chose one over another can be found here whilst the most definitive blog post ever on the subject can be found here.
Just heard Chuck Palahniuk is writing the second part of Fight Club, yay :-) Apparently the sequel will manifest itself in the form of a 10-issue maxi-series illustrated by Cameron Stewart and starting in 2015 (to be published by Dark Horse). Here’s the blurb:
Fight Club 2 takes place alternately in the future and the past. It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9-year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him.
At the same time, Palahniuk says readers will have an idea of Tyler’s true origins. “Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into his mind.”
Palahniuk brings back most of the characters in the first book as well as the organization Project Mayhem, which still has its hooks in the narrator as he has to save his boy when the youngster’s life is in peril.
What more are we than a bunch of vibrating particles? Wandering around, bumping into other bunches… And yet somehow, every second of every day, magically, there’s a bunch somewhere that manages to fall in love with another, and for a while they unite and linger together in beautiful harmony. Now just imagine for a moment that every bunch on the planet came together in that same harmony. Wouldn’t that be paradise on earth? So what is it that is stopping us from loving each other? What will it take for us to come together and unite as one? How difficult can it be for each of us to reach out? To forgive all our grievances and take the hand of our neighbour in our own. For our neighbour to do the same with the next along the line. To be repeated over and over again until our hippy daisy chain of united humanity encircles the globe… Every man, woman and child; every hero, criminal, and working joe. Or do we first have to wait for a common enemy - some ultimate strain of bird flu or malevolent alien race! - to be slapped at last to our senses?
Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (“Milk,” “J. Edgar”) takes viewers inside his creative process
This link takes you to an analysis for dozens of great films, breaking them down to the essential 5 major plot points: Inciting Incident, Lock In, Midpoint, Main Culmination, and Third Act Twist (time code of plot points included).
Narrated by Malcolm McDowell, this short documentary examines the films Stanley Kubrick developed but didn’t live long enough to make. Features interviews given by Kubrick’s longtime producer Jan Harlan, Jack Nicholson, Sydney Pollack etc. Through interviews and abundant archival materials, the documentary examines these “lost” films in depth to discover what drew Kubrick to these projects, the work he did to prepare them for production, and why they were ultimately abandoned. Some of the unfinished project discussed here are “Napoleon”, “The Aryan Papers” and also “A.I” (finally made by Spielberg).