Alcatraz

March 15, 2012 1:16 am
Mr. Beaks Takes Issue With The Coverage Of JOHN CARTER

keithcalder:

The autopsy began before the corpse was even on the slab.

Mr. Beaks takes the film-journalism world to task for how they covered JOHN CARTER leading up to its release.

I’ll add an insight of Jean Cocteau’s from 1948, those quaint times when tentpole movies only cost a couple million dollars:

The main danger confronting [film], not only in France but in all the countries of the world, is the amount that it costs and the fear of taking risks imposed on us by the money that producers invest. This deprives [film] of those contrasts, experiments, flights of daring and marvelous failures that allow art to overcome inertia and to break with habit.

I’m holding off on writing my thoughts about JOHN CARTER, as it’s the first film of 2012 that made me want to immediately watch it a second time.

But I will say this… None of us see a financial loss or gain if JOHN CARTER does well or poorly at the box-office. The financial success of the film has no impact on the quality of the film, as the film was made and finished long before any revenue was generated. Let the people who are actually invested in the success or failure of a film worry about its financial prospects. Why can’t we just celebrate the contrasts, experiments, flights of daring and, yes, even the marvelous failures?

Surely we have much more to gain from encouraging a conversation about film that ignores financial success and failure. No one comes out of a film saying “I really love the part where the studio made a lot of money releasing it” or “I really liked the film until I realized the studio lost money on it.”

August 6, 2011 5:57 pm
jhonenv:

Holy fuck I’m a great artist.
I just…I mean…HOLY SHIT.  
Me.

jhonenv:

Holy fuck I’m a great artist.

I just…I mean…HOLY SHIT.  

Me.

July 30, 2011 8:39 pm
brianscanlan:

To Whom it May Concern

brianscanlan:

To Whom it May Concern

(Source: teachingliteracy)

April 6, 2011 2:51 am

jhonenv:

A video of the ZIM voice actors reading one of the un-produced episodes at INVADERCON that Rikki linked to on his Twittuh recently.  

The fascinating thing, for me anyhow, is watching these guys play to a room full of people who are just going crazy for this stuff that they know by heart while I honestly can barely remember writing this script!  I watched this video thinking “This stuff is GREAT!  Possibly the greatest stuff ever written!  Tell me” I said, turning to the person next to me, “what masterful writer dream-engineered this wonderful word-magic?”

Really, though, I can recall thinking up some of the main ideas in the script they’re reading, especially the bigger elements like Skoodge just appearing in ZIM’s house and beginning to be a regular character in the series, along with jokes I wanted to get in there, but watching this was pretty much like watching an episode of something entirely alien to me, which only made it funnier.

What’s even funnier is watching Richard Horvitz read ZIM’s dialogue without anyone there to modulate the highs and lows, resulting in a ZIM that’s turned up to 11 and only 11.  Rest assured the front row at that reading was speckled with blood from Richard’s throat.

May 25, 2010 12:50 am

Wow.

Tumblr? The next big social network?????