Harvey Weinstein acquired this documentary for theatrical distribution but does not have the television rights, which were sold to PBS’ American Masters. The release date of September 6, 2013 was chosen for the film to be a candidate for the 86th Academy Awards.
The film will premiere on American Masters as the program’s 200th episode in January 2014.
The Way, Way Back
Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park’s managers.
Saw it. Enjoyed it.
It reminded me of MEATBALLS if that had been written by much better writers with a better director. Sam Rockwell is the BIll Murray character.
Written by Jim Rash (love him on COMMUNITY too) and Nat Faxon. They picked up an Oscar last year for writing the screenplay for THE DESCENDANTS.
It’s the birthday of filmmaker Sir Alfred Hitchcock, born in London in 1899. The Master of Suspense directed many films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds.
I always remember reading that a young and shy boy, his very Catholic parents wanted to teach him a lesson about consequences. His father sent him to the police station where he had made arrangements to have locked him in a cell. “This is what we do to naughty boys,” said the policeman. It was only for 5 minutes but it traumatized Alfred for life. He never drove a car for fear of being stopped. The policeman in his films are often ominous. (Check out the trooper who stops Janet Leigh in Psycho.) Hitch said, “I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them.”
He died in 1980.
interesting tumblr site called crazywalls that chronicles those walls that people create when “a scrapbook is not crazy enough.”
These are from a movie I really like - A Beautiful Mind . It is also a very good book
"Sure, I’m decent."
(Rita Hayworth in the trailer for Gilda - 1946)
catching some moonlight
catching some sunlight
Sad to hear today of the passing of Roger Ebert after his battle with cancer.
“Thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.”
-Roger Ebert, from his April 2, 2013 Chicago Sun-Times article.