‘King’s Speech’ art direction hits the wall

Posted by · 8:29 am · February 23rd, 2011

By now you’ll have heard that the most celebrated set in “The King’s Speech,” that of Lionel Logue’s shabbily spartan office, was also used in a video by British gay porn producers UK Naked Men — which I’ve since discovered is called “Snookered,” and is readily available online. (Click at your own risk — decidedly […]

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Basking

Posted by · 2:15 am · February 1st, 2010

Just surfing around You Tube, spent 3:36 with this. Some dude, not completely fluid, but the power of the track still shines through. One of the most amazing musical compositions ever.

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11/13 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:05 am · November 13th, 2009

• Jeffrey Wells grills New York waitresses on their knowledge of the mere existence of “The Hurt Locker.” [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Oscar hopefuls “Anivl! The Story of Anvil” and “Food, Inc.” among IDA Award nominees. [Hollywood Reporter] • Tim Gray gets quotes making a case against The 10. [Variety]

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A.O. Scott revisits ‘Gattaca’

Posted by · 11:53 am · August 26th, 2009

I must say I’m really enjoying the New York Times’s Critics’ Picks video series — the clips are short, sweet and to the point, the discussion in them lucid, and the selections impeccable. Occasionally rather imaginative, too, as with A.O. Scott’s latest pick of Andrew Niccol’s 1997 masterpiece “Gattaca.” The film was sadly neglected on […]

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THE LISTS: Top 20 movie endings of all time

Posted by · 3:56 am · July 14th, 2008

Alright, this was painstaking indeed. After The Times of London saw fit to rock out a list of the 20 best movie endings of all time last week, I thought I’d try my own hand at such a collective. There are some omissions that might surprise some folks (“Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Graduate,” “Carrie”). At […]

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