missmollymary: After eating a tuna melt for dinner, sat down to Jeopardy! and the first category was “Toast.” The $100 answer for the category was “tuna melt.” After reading Jude the Obscure on the train from Munich to Berlin, sat down (in America) to read Kingsley Amis’s usage guide and saw he used that very Thomas Hardy novel as a reference. What can you call this phenomenon? It’s...
Universal Nixes Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' →
jstn: This is a cycle I often go through: Find out that a favorite book is going to become a movie. Get really excited because the director and cast sound great. Find out five minutes later that it was cancelled last week.
In the eighties, the star was the brand. In the nineties, visual effects became...– Simon Kinberg, via Claude Brodesser-Akner’s article on how the cost of CGI is causing studios to pay less for starring actors and take smaller risks on scripts, thus why most blockbusters are now either adaptations, sequels, prequels, or reboots
The point of being postmodern—or being avant guard or...– David Foster Wallace, on Charlie Rose, 3/27/97