Film News Worth Your Time 10/23/2012
We at film-cycle like to shine a light on film news that we believe is worthy of your time. Every week we showcase a new collection of articles and websites that provide only the most articulate and mature film journalism (with some levity thrown in as well). You will encounter film news that will leave you stimulated, provoked, challenged, enlightened and ultimately hopeful about film and the interesting pathways it’s taking.
Linda Holmes of NPR has written a very in-depth article that examines the birth and evolution of the regan era working woman in contemporary 80’s cinema as examined through two films: Baby Boom and Fatal Attraction. Good Stuff. http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2012/10/14/162895778/two-very-different-working-women-at-the-movies-25-years-ago-this-week
Different shades of Hitchcock. The genius’ at the Movie Morlocks blog over at TCM attemt to trace the stylistic influence of Rear Window throughout a myriad of different films both classic and contemporary. Do they succeed? Find out for yourself. http://moviemorlocks.com/2012/10/20/rear-windows-for-everyone/#more-56283
Give the Movie Geeks credit. Unlike most of their contemporaries in the movie podcast realm, they actually try to delve deep into cinema by covering a variety of different subjects ranging from Kubrick to De Palma (although I think they’ve beat the whole 80’s thing to death). Their latest challenge has been the seemingly impossible task of decifering the cinematic process of David Lynch. I give em credit for even trying to do this at all. Give a listen. http://www.moviegeeksunited.net/lynchseries.htm
I feel sorry for what has become of Stan Lee. What once was probably a very astute pop personality has been relegated to a sort of theme park attraction monstrosity I see him in interview after interview, asked the same asinine questions over and over, poked and prodded into saying the most grating of catchphrases (excelsior!!!). I appreciate all he has done just as much as the next guy, but isn’t there more to his process and genius than red tights and web shooters. I’ve always thought so, and apparently so does Turner Classic Movies. Check out an interview Stan does with Scott Mcgee of Turner Classic where he talks about the influence classic cinema had on his creative process. http://www.tcm.com/this-month/podcast.html
Posted on October 23, 2012, in Film and tagged Baby Boom, David Lynch, Fatal Attraction, Movie Geeks United, Movie Morlocks, NPR Movies, Rear Window, Stan Lee. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.