- The cinetrix will be stopping tonight in Rockaway, not on Amity Island, but the Peanuts/Jaws mashup has me giggling nonetheless.
- Capra-corn! "The US Postal Service has announced the second of the four filmmakers it's honoring in its 2012 stamp series "Great Film Directors" (you'll need to go to the bottom of the linked page for info on that particular series). He's Frank Capra, who's seen in profile on the stamp. On the [right] is one of the two most famous scenes from "It Happened One Night." It's the one where Claudette Colbert (showing more than a bit of leg) shows Clark Gable how to get a driver's attention when hitching a ride. "I'll stop a car -- and I won't use my thumb," Colbert tells him."
- No, not creepy at all. "Stanley Kubrick allowed his then-17-year-old daughter, Vivian, to make a documentary about the production of THE SHINING." [via]
- And why not? "Welcome to the Internet Movie Cars Database. You will find here one of the most complete list on the web about cars, bikes, trucks and other vehicles seen in movies, image captures and information about them."
- Andrew Bujalski would like you to give him money. "I’m trying to make a very odd movie indeed, about computer chess programmers circa 1980, and perhaps deep down it’s my attempt to vicariously peek into the fantasy braniac life I ought to have pursued as a kid. It happens to be a fascinating era for the field. As computers were exploding into the public sphere, and regular folks were just getting used to seeing them in the workplace, or home, a group of geniuses at the vanguard of the technology were trying to teach it what seemed like an almost unimaginable skill—could these machines, these glorified calculators, ever conquer the human world champion in chess? Obviously a human being would have to be a genius to be the world chess champ, so if they could get a computer to do it, the computer would have to acquire a kind of genius, right?"
- Vincent Gallo has announced, "I do not want my new works to be generated in a market or audience of any kind." Danny Leigh calls a git a git, beautifully: "Now for hardened Gallophiles, used as they are to eccentric pronouncements and strange online conduct, all this may elicit a weary roll of the eye of the kind routinely made by Morrissey fans. We are, after all, talking about a man forever caught between open-mouthed awe at the scale of his own talent, and disgust at the world's ongoing failure to make him King of it. But still, I think it's worth noting this particular de facto retirement, and not only because it's being presented as a drastic punishment in which we should all use this time to think seriously about what we've done."
- Speaking of car crashes, think kind thoughts while the cinetrix, the 'Fesser, and @Emmainthe864 assay the Eisenhower highways and byways today and tomorrow.