- Above: Via blogger John Sisson at Dreams of Space, the daily science publication io9 has unearthed a hilarious comic strip adaptation of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey from, of all things, a 1968 Howard Johnson's children's menu.
"Coppola's films, like those of Brian de Palma or some of Spielberg's, are the mannerist side of American cinema. How can one define this mannerism? Nothing happens to human beings, everything happens to images - to Images. Images become characters with pathos, pawns in the game. We tremble for them, we want them to be kindly treated, they are no longer just produced by the camera, but manufactured outside it, and its 'pre-visualization,' thanks to video, is the object of what little love is left in the cold hearts of the filmmakers."
- Above: "To a Young Girl Going to a Photoplay" via The Loudest Voice from Photoplay Magazine circa 1919.
- Below: Two of our favorite trailers that dropped this week–Jia Zhangke's A Touch of Sin and Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity.
- Over at his blog, David Bordwell continues documenting the state of cinema in Pandora's digital box: End times.
- At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Notebook contributor Michael Nordine analyzes Terrence Malick's ambiguous 20 year hiatus between Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line.
- Above: Michelangelo Antonioni in China, 1972. via zero focus.
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