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Monday
May062013

The Linkover

Vulture whose butts have we seen on Game of Thrones. Funny interactive even if you don't watch the show
LA Times AMPAS just keeps on changing its rule. That board of governors is the fussiest and most bored ever, right? Always tinkering! Members are now no longer required to see foreign film and shorts at Academy screenings in order to vote on them. I personally liked the more restrictive voting in those categories. If I had my way nobody would be able to vote on anything unless they'd seen all the nominees in the category.
Slate wonders where Jay Gatsby's mythical mansion really is/was (The Great Gatsby
Pajiba wonders what Marvel Studios could do to make Daredevil work onscreen 
CHUD it's not every day that a movie spoiler comes by way of costume design (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
MNPP Which is hotter George Clooney retro edition
Ender's Game website has gone live in anticipation of the trailer. Messages from the crew asking us to "stay informed" It seems to be mostly informative backstory journals at this point. Until Viola Davis is schooling me, I ain't learning this!

it's Bradley's world
Awards Daily Bradley Cooper might not be done with Oscar yet. He's now set to star for Steven Spielberg in American Sniper, a true story about a Navy SEAL who fell victim to another soldier's PTSD
In Contention Bradley will also star in Chef for August Osage County director John Wells

pretty pictures
imgur '50 greatest matte paintings from the movies.' a fine tribute to a lost art now that CGI fills in where set-construction leaves off
/film new images from Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind is Rising which we were just talking about in our
Animated Oscar Predictions (in case you missed them)
Hyung86 cute illustrations of Disney characters as college students. My favorites here are actually Hercules and Pocahontas

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As efficient and effective as CG technology is, I have been saying for years that it's led to a decline in creativity, ingenuity, and artisanship. When I look at films that predate our current computer age, I marvel at what the visual effects artists were able to accomplish with the means they had. Even "Terminator 2" employed more practical effects than CGI, which I didn't realize until watching the film's DVD extras.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

I got all the GoT questions right, but am SO disappointed that Robb Stark didn't have a different answer.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

@Troy

Don't blame technology on the abundance of passionless people flooding the industry. Churning out soulless and artificial exercise after another. Creativity and intelligence cannot be bought or stolen to replicate the formula for Kubrick or Cameron.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Wow. Those matte paintings. Breathtaking.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Bradley looks like he just stepped out of a 70s cop flick.

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

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