Thursday, March 22, 2007

Where to Browse

..or, where I've been browsing...

Girish, as always - this week, a post on early Kiarostami. With video!

David Bordwell, meanwhile, is blogging from Hong Kong - daily reports. There are times I don't know how we lived without the internet.

Dennis Cozzalio, meanwhile, has posted the footage of David O. Russell and Lily Tomlin going at it while shooting I Heart Huckabees - actually, next to everybody has posted it, but he's got the best discussion of it going on there...

Calvert DeForest is dead - Larry "Bud" Melman, Letterman sidekick. The House Next Door has a nice tribute, and some great clips of Larry Bud in action...

Lance Mannion, meanwhile, takes a look at films in classrooms - interesting conversation follows.

And, finally - peril on the internets! America's most Dangerous Professor (one of them anyway) has returned - Michael Berube joins Crooked Timber. Lock up your sons and daughters, or at least, any crazy ex-Stalinist uncles turned, um, right wing neo-Stalinist D-Hos!

Finally, looking at Crooked Timber reminds me that John Inman has also died. Mr. Humphreys from Are You Being Served? A show I confess to almost loathing - though somehow it's complete shamelessness saves it. Names like Slocumb and Peacock and Humphreys certainly help - if you're going to go for cheap puns, no point in going halfway: and frankly, the unabashed, over the top campiness of the acting, with Inman leading the way, is the main thing that kept it watchable. So - he's worth saluting.

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