The cinetrix just returned from several blissful days spent out-of-doors, only weakly tethered to the Interwebs via hotel wifi on my phone. Some of my favorites from what the world got up to in my absence.
The Guardian tallies John Cusack's five best moments.
Highlights from the Paley Center for Media's Henson holdings.
Any interesting stories about filmmaker’s presenting her/his film for the first time at FF?
Many years ago, Francois Ozon graciously came to the theater to do some interviews for one of his early films and he noticed that we were selling popcorn in the lobby. He saw a young woman sprinkling salt in her bag and then taking it into the theater and he pointed at her and said, “She is not taking it inside??” I told him that of course, this is something Americans are very accustomed to. It’s part of the movie-going experience, etc. and he appeared mortified.
US Trailer for Laurence Anyways, directed by Xavier Dolan, 2012. [via]
- Stanwyck had become the highest paid woman in America. "Barbara" was the third most popular baby name in America — almost entirely because of Stanwyck.
- Kenny on Scorsese and on White.
- R.I.P. Boston Phoenix, where I briefly had a proofreading gig (Hot Dots!) in the 90s.
- Call For Entries: Tribeca Film Festival’s #6SecFilms Vine Competition.