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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071227/en_nm/original_dc_1;_ylt=AkjOBr9I.ApjoXZpny1Gi84E1vAI A neat take on this year’s best screenplays, which focusses on their genesis or inspirations. I’m a sucker for investigations of the creative process, and particularly liked this little kick in the pants: At this early stage, he says, all ideas “are equally valid. It is the one you commit to that becomes important. […]

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The Fountain – Movies – Review – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/22/movies/22foun.html Since 2006 was my Year of Overlooked Pop-Culture, I missed this scintillating A.O. Scott review. This is A.O. at his best: An appreciation for concepts that don’t quite work, constructive criticism of what went wrong and how things may have been better done, and the usual healthy dose of pretension-deflating humour. The Fountain was […]

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Young Directors of the 1990s – Movies – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/movies/04waxm.html An article about the current state of the film directors’ union (meant more in a general sense than the DGA specifically). Really, though, this should be two articles. One focussing on the “where are they now?”-dom of Spike Jonze, David O. Russell et al. and another on the inspiring trio of Mexican artists (and […]

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