— Paul Thomas Anderson
— Paul Thomas Anderson
Reese Witherspoon in the forthcoming film, Wild
“People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.” – James Hilton
Getting Lost has continued to be a popular post on this site for a few years. That tells me that I am not alone in my interest in the idea that getting lost is sometimes the path to getting found.
I have posted a…
Ah, The Loved One - a 1965 oddball (in a good way) comedy with Jonathan Winters, Rod Steiger, Sir John Gielgud, Robert Morse and Rod Steiger about the Hollywood funeral business.
based on the equally worthwhile novel by Evelyn Waugh
What Dreams May Come
The Penultimate Truth About Philip K. Dick (named after his 1964 novel of humanity tricked into living in underground warrens) seeks out the writer’s friends, colleagues, collaborators, stepdaughter, therapist, and wives (three of them, anyway), assembling a portrait of the man who could create so many textual worlds at once so off-kilter and so tapped into our real worries and obsessions. Each of these interviewees regards differently Dick’s dedication to the pursuits of both literary achievement and psychonautical adventure, his complicated conception of the true nature of reality, his at times unpredictable behavior, and his penchant for encounters with the divine. Director Emeliano Larre and writer Patricio Vega’s 2007 documentary reveals one of the most fascinating personalities in late 20th-century letters, though, as any professor of literature will tell you, we ultimately have to return to the work itself. continue
Watch the animated Animal Farm' adaptation of Orwell’s novel Funded by the CIA (1954) http://t.co/SlPlmIZi89
They secretly funded an animated adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm as anti-Soviet propaganda. Orwell’s satirical, allegorical tale in which livestock overtake their farm from its human owners and turn, without hesitation, into illogical tyrants was read as a novel and a film version of Animal Farm would, so the CIA presumably hoped, get the message across more immediately and accessibly — especially after they’d demanded certain simplifications of the story.
Taking pains not to reveal its identity, the CIA simply became in 1954 a set of somewhat demanding “financial backers” for the animated Animal Farm; to take on Orwell’s “memorable fable” (as the opening titles put it), the CIA went with the animation studio of John Halas and Joy Batchelor, resulting in the first British-made animated feature ever theatrically released.
Ah, I miss film.
Ah, to spend a day playing again
with my plastic 1950s Fort Apache stockade.
Like the movie, I am Captain Kirby.
but no Henry Fonda takes my command,
and no Indians or soldiers get killed.