The Roundup is a regular column which collates (and curates) news, feature articles, podcast episodes and other online curios associated with film.
- The trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s much anticipated Inherent Vice finally dropped, and reignited The Great Trailer Debate. See Sam Adams’ article “Why I’m Not Watching the Inherent Vice Trailer.” and also Biblioklept’s amusing riff on the trailer here.
- The Queensland Government announced yesterday that the fifth Pirates of the Carribean film will be shot in Queensland, in what will be the biggest international feature film ever shot in Australia.
- In a bold pro-film move, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is being released two days earlier in the US to cinemas that can project it on 35mm or 70mm, bringing all kinds of ruckus to the many now digital-only theatres.
- GIFs have become a easy way to revisit scenes from cinema, snappy dialogue, a wink et al. Anders Furze over at Screen Machine has written about the cinematograph, a more subtle form of GIF that aims to highlight minute elements of the filmic frame
- Everyone’s favourite octogenarian documentarian Frederick Wiseman held a filmmaking masterclass at the Zurich Film Festival. What’s that you say? You couldn’t attend either? Don’t worry, you can read Indiewire’s coverage here.
- Brisbane-based film site The 500 Club have launched a new monthly podcast (aptly titled The 500 Cast). The first edition features an interview with Amanda Slack-Smith, the Assistant Curator of the GoMA’s Australian Cinematheque on their current series of pre-Code Hollywood cinema.
- Two movie podcast collide as The Cinephiliacs hosts Karina Longworth of one of our favourites, You Must Remember This. In this episode they discuss Old Hollywood (naturally), Karina’s published books and look at Barbara Loden’s Wanda.
- All throughout September, The Projection Booth looked at filmic adaptations of Shakespeare, including Welles’ Othello, Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and their whopping 4-hour episode on Strange Brew, an SCTV spinoff directed by and starring Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas that apparently co-opts the plot of Hamlet.
- The second in the stellar series of MIFF-commissioned video essays to commemorate their screening of Jacques Rivette’s Out 1 is now online, made by the one and only Jonathan Rosenbaum and Kevin Lee around the theme of ‘Solitaire.’
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- More David Fincher mania:
- Tony Zhou, whose video essay series ‘Every Frame a Painting’ has provided some stellar content over the last year, released a perfectly timed video looking at David Fincher’s framing of conversations, arguing that whilst he dazzles with his stylised and showy shots, he also has an adept handle on even the most well-worn scene type.,
- Indiewire made a list ranking 55 of Fincher’s music videos from back in the day.
- Will Oldham aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy showed he has pretty excellent taste in movies with his Criterion Top 10.
Tweet of the Week
It occurs to me that “Gone Girl” could easily and accurately be titled “Chasing Amy.” Weird.
— Drew McWeeny (@DrewAtHitFix) September 27, 2014