Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sally Menke, 1953-2010

by Tony Nigro

Perhaps it’s the deadly L.A. heat these days, or maybe it’s that I’ve been spending them alone watching dailies, but seeing these videos in the wake of editor Sally Menke‘s untimely death is heartrending.  Every editor should be so appreciated.

Via Mubi Notebook, which also has a nice roundup of links.

Freak of the Week: Herzog Saves Phoenix

by Tony Nigro

If you haven’t already heard, Werner Herzog saved Joaquin Phoenix from a car accident.  Below is a reenactment.

Via Laughing Squid, where you can also see the interview that spawned the animation.  Did I mention David Lynch was involved?

The Social Network: As Unoriginal As Its Poster?

by Lewis Manalo

David Fincher’s new film The Social Network, about the founding of Facebook, comes out next month, and it looks….really lame. Aside from the bizzare trailer that opens with an odd rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” and a voyeuristic montage of random personal photos, somebody in marketing isn’t helping the movie look very original by rocking out with a one sheet that’s clearly a copy of the Criterion cover image of The Man Who Fell to Earth.

Who the heck wants to see a serious movie about Facebook anyway?