Listen to BBC Radio’s 1981 adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings! (Thanks, Ian!)
Esquire looks into the cinematic and television history of tying clues and insights together with yarn, pushpins, tape, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, drawings and post-it notes. There’s some discussion of production design, too!
“I don’t know what I should have done. I never had to save the world before.” ~ Rita Farr Somewhere in west central Ohio, Black drag diva Maura Lee Karupt (Alan Mingo, Jr.) confronts a man, maybe the Man. He is there to enforce normalcy. He considers anyone […]
There was a time when no woman traveled without a diaphanous, preferably white, nightgown and robe in her luggage. In darkling hours, she might rise from her bed entranced to fling open French doors to dangerous passion and doom. She might flee a mansion after discovering her beloved’s […]
The Guardian talks to director Bong Joon-ho. “Bong is as fascinated and baffled as anyone by how Parasite has taken off. ‘A lot of people say it’s a universal story because it’s about the gap between rich and poor, but I don’t think that’s all the answer,’ he […]
There are many challenges to the suspension of one’s disbelief in the disreputable arts: wonky digital art; rubber suits; foolish decisions; uncertain physics; unlikely biology. But it has seemed improbable that Timothy Dalton’s hotness should ever be an obstacle to the suspension of disbelief. Still, it has happened. […]