Alice in Wonderland, Spike Jonze, DOOM, Kafka

Monday, March 30, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are I’m very curious about Tim Burton’s plans for his live-action 3D version of Alice in Wonderland, especially how much animation/CGI he’ll use. The cast includes Johnny Depp and Crispin Glover, plus Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter as the queens. Read more: “Tim Burton Talks Alice In Wonderland.” The film isn’t scheduled to be released until April 2010, so I must continue to wait in anticipation.

Empire presents a list of the best kill scenes in cinema history: “The 50 Greatest Movie Finishing Moves.” I can’t say I agree with most of the selections and placements, but it’s interesting to click through. I do approve of #3 from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. That’s a great scene.

Spike Jonze recently shot a 10-15 minute “short film” featuring Kanye West. Something to whet our appetites before the sure-to-be-amazingly-awesome Where the Wild Things Are is released? Read more: “Kanye West and Spike Jonze Team Up for ‘See You in My Nightmares’ Film.”

DOOM has a new album out called Born Like This. I have some stuff MF DOOM did with Danger Mouse called DANGERDOOM (with/for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim). DOOM has worked with Gorillaz too. But this new album has a Radiohead connection. Thom Yorke produced a bonus track called “Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix),” which is available as track 18 from iTunes (if you purchase the whole album).

Somehow I missed that Trespassers William released a new EP called The Natural Order of Things earlier this month. Nice. I’m all caught up now.

There are some interesting Paul Outerbridge, Jr. works of photography currently on view at The Getty Center Los Angeles. See The Shower (1937) and Woman with Claws (1937).

It’s all about the money: “Who Will Monetize Social Media?

Thank goodness for The Onion: “Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating Airport.”

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