Saturday, September 29, 2007


James Ellroy on Dashiell Hammett.

Wim Wenders on Sam Fuller.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Crazy world

If it's true, this may be the singularly most unusual "old Hollywood" story I've ever heard. But I'll just direct you to the source. For the last few weeks, a gossip blogger who uses the name "Ent Lawyer" (is that some kind of Tolkien thing?) has been drawing attention with his story that an award-winning actress was actually a man. Here's the original blind item as it appeared on his blog "Crazy Days, Crazy Nights" three weeks ago, and here's the wrap-up where he tells the whole story.

I suppose you know this means war...

The first of these has been around for over a year, and the sequel's been up since March, but I just ran across them. Some of the best Flash animation I've seen, and a sort of contemporary "Duck Amuck". The artist's name is Alan Becker (according to his web page, he's only 18) and you can find more of his work here.

Animator vs. Animation by *alanbecker on deviantART

and the sequel:

Animator vs. Animation II by *alanbecker on deviantART