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Guardian: How Scarlett Johansson helped me challenge disfigurement stigma – I’m still turning over how I feel about Under the Skin. Some of these anti-narrative films I like, and some, like this one, strike me as indulgent and ponderous. But I can’t figure out where the line is. It might just relate to what I had for lunch that day.
AICN: Steven Soderbergh Takes A Cleaver To Michael Cimino With HEAVEN’S GATE: THE BUTCHER’S CUT! – And also on the subject of editing, be sure to read No Film School’s summary of Thelma Schoonmaker’s Tribeca Film Fest lecture on the editing of Raging Bull
Deadline: Time Warner Cable To Netflix: “Here Are The Facts” About Comcast Merger – I know my bias is against the cable companies. But in the interest of fairness, here is their argument. I trust reader judgement to see any bologna.
Deadline’s Mike Fleming: Bravo Joss Whedon! For Online Launch Of Tribeca Pic – This is basically a distribution model Louis C.K. already showed works several years ago. But still, between Dr. Horrible, Much Ado and now this, Whedon is definitely one of the most forward-looking filmmakers out there, and deserves some plaudits as a real trail-blazer.
Cinema Blend: The Wolf Of Wall Street Honest Trailer Is Effing Brilliant – And also on the Scorsese tip, Joshua Brunsting argues (persuasively) that Bringing Out The Dead deserves a full Criterion treatment.
Mashable: 8k televisions are real, and they’re spectacular – Once again, movie theaters are going to have to step up their game.
YOUR WEEKLY WISDOM:
Story is about more than plot.