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Surely you can’t be serious: An oral history of Airplane! · Oral History · The A.V. Club
About as formative as movies get for me, weirdly; and this is a lovely set of anecdotes and tales from ZAZ and cast members on making Airplane!. It's still great.
avclub  interviews  movies  film  oralhistory  airplane  zuckerabrahamszucker 
april 2015 by infovore
James Cromwell | Film | Random Roles | The A.V. Club
"[Was shooting The Artist very different to making a 'regular' movie?] No, it’s a regular picture. The only difference is, there is no boom mic. And the story is not being told by what comes out of your mouth. If you want to tell the story, the story being the narrative, not the plot—the plot’s fairly simple—but if you want to tell the narrative, then you have to be concise with your reaction, and let the reaction get into your body and your face in a way you don’t necessarily do when you have dialogue, because the dialogue takes care of that." James Cromwell interview by the AV Club. I enjoyed this line especially.
jamescromwell  avclub  interview  film  acting 
february 2012 by infovore
Starship Troopers | Film | The New Cult Canon | The A.V. Club
"Even if you don’t find Starship Troopers as prescient as I do, the years have been kind to it, if only because it’s now removed from the context of whatever expectations people might have had for it at the time. It seems absurd now to write it off as some silly piece of escapism, as its detractors complained, and the amount of detail Verhoeven and Neumeier... I suspect its future is bright: The line between the world of Starship Troopers and Sarah Palin’s Twitter feed gets thinner every day."
film  cult  satire  criticism  avclub  starshiptroopers 
june 2010 by infovore
Game Designer Jonathan Blow: What We All Missed About Braid | The A.V. Club
I need to think on this more; there's a lot of meat in it, and some interesting commentary, but suggesting that "the entire bachelor’s degree in English is all about bullshitting things" I find somewhat insulting. I'm frustrated because it feels like Blow is pushing for people to find the "correct" interpretation, rather than any valid criticism they can back up. Still, there's also some excellent stuff in here, but it's the first thing he's said that's rubbed me the wrong way a little (and I'm not just talking about the 'bullshit' comment).
braid  criticism  avclub  jonathanblow 
august 2008 by infovore

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