The events in Arizona last week carry many odd hints and echoes of the events in the spring of 1968 that culminated in King’s death at the hands of James Earl Ray. Then, as now, the country was fighting an intractable and apparently interminable war against a hard-to-find enemy on the other side of the planet—a conflict that had drained the nation’s coffers and left the populace fatigued and paranoid. Then, as now, the airwaves seethed with reactionary speech. Then, as now, gun sales were going up, up, up.
Read the full story.
All morons hate it when you call them a moron.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
From the Huffington Post: ”Remembering J.D. Salinger”
“This change is expected to add $5 to each film’s production cost and $500 million to their box office revenue,” writes NY Magazine.
In the aftermath of the gargantuan success of Avatar, movie-makers are rushing to follow suit and I’m betting you’ll be seeing plenty of movies being released in 3-D. Clash of the Titans (below), starring Sam Worthington of Avatar fame, will most likely be the next big movie to be given the 3-D treatment.
This 3-D business seems to be the future of movies, but I remain a little hesitant about the whole deal. These movies aren’t being made initially with the intent of being released in 3-D, but their production companies want moviegoers to shell out the extra $5 a ticket — in addition to the already outrageous $11 — for the 3-D experience to boost ticket sales.
Personally, I think the only reason Avatar was able to dethrone Titanic was because of the extra cash they got from 3-D screenings.
In most cases, movies are given the 3-D treatment after completion of the film. I don’t think it’s fair for moviegoers to pay the extra $5 and only get Harry Potter’s want sticking out at you. But if movies are made with the intent of being in 3-D, like James Cameron’s Avatar which was shot in 3-D from the start, instead of being converted to 3-D afterwards, it truly adds to the movie-going experience with filmmakers making a conscience effort while shooting and setting up their shots/scenes and paying attention to the little details that will make their movie worth me forking over the additional $5.
So, here’s looking at you, Clash of the Titans; a lot is riding on you to see if you can pull off being in 3-D after the fact.
Final season of Lost is less than a week away! Pretty cool adaptation of Da Vinci’s Last Supper as the cast photo for the last season.
Also, here’s a story about Lost’s final season from Newsweek