For Reels Sunday Roundup -- Sept 15th, 2013




News, links, etc:

-It came and went kind of quietly, which is rare these days when we celebrate everything's 8 month anniversary with a think piece, but this week was the 10th anniversary of Lost in Translation. I watched it again Friday night and it stands just as strong 10 years later as it did the first time I saw it in the theater. (The Daily Beast)

-There is a huge, sharp divide splitting people between people who were born before and after 1983, and it's name is Space Jam. (The Dissolve)

-How being an uncooperative witness destroyed the life of Dorothy Comingore, who played Susan Alexander in Citizen Kane. (The LA Review of Books)

-Disney's wide release of Studio Ghibli's The Wind Rises will be Feb 28th. Not quite as far off as I thought, but still almost six months. (The Film Stage)

-Pop Pilgrims visits Martha's Vineyard for the Jaws Tour. (AV Club)

-Late Night with Conan O'Brien premiered 20 years ago this week too.

-The June 1927 issue of Science and Invention takes a look at the science behind Fritz Lang's Metropolis. (Smithsonian)

-Does Canada release it's 911 tapes? Because I can't wait to hear the dispatcher laugh at First Showing founder Alex Billington for calling 911 about someone using their cell phone at a TIFF screening. (Buzzfeed)

-Spike Jonze's Her sounds like it's coming together nicely, except that Jada Yuan might have fucked with Spike's head a little. (Vulture)

-Oh, look, the internet went crazy over something that might not even happen (I'm just guilty as everyone else). Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer hasn't yet been, and may never be, cut for American audiences. (The Dissolve)

-Jean Renoir's letter to Francois Truffaut after he saw his friend in Close Encounters. (Spectacular Attractions)

-Netflix: making piracy work for them instead of against them in their quest for global domination. (Variety)

-Ready for another round of angst about Roman Polanski being or not being deported? (THR)

-Greg Rucka's Queen & Country is being adapted for the screen with Ellen Page. (Variety)


-Katsuhiro Otomo really does have ESP, and Akira is really going to happen after the 2020 Olympics. Right? (Kotaku)

-Speaking of, the new 25th anniverasy bluray of Akira will feature the 1988 Cam Clark dub, which is the greatest dub ever even though the new dub actually makes the movie make some sense. (

-Disney Princesses look a lot better in their Princes' clothes... (i09)

-...than their princes look in their clothes. Poor Aladdin. (imgur)

-The darkness in the ether is keeping Bill & Ted 3 from being made, according to Keanu Reeves. (AV Club)

-Anton Corbjin talks about what it was like to work with Nirvana on the video for Heart Shaped Box. I had no idea the whole video was hand tinted, I thought they just messed with the colors a little in post production. (The Daily Beast)

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