Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Daily Links 10/24

In time for Halloween - The American Scream, a documentary about three families that take Halloween very seriously:

Short interview (that really goes nowhere - thanks Esquire!) with Casey Wilson, Penny from Happy Endings. I included it mostly to hype the show, which, while uneven last night, is most likely the best show you're not watching on television right now.

Two articles about Tarantino and his filmmaking. This first, goes into a pro/con for his new movie Django Unchained, and the rut Tarantino might have found himself in. (Full disclosure, I am firmly entrenched in the "against" camp for Django. I believe Tarantino was hurt by the relative disinterest (at the time) many people showed for Jackie Brown - a movie that showed him evolving as a filmmaker. When he didn't get the reception he wanted, he retreated back into the safety of his genre films.) The second article is a look back at Reservoir Dogs, and an exploration of the themes and brilliant filmmaking Tarantino showed with that debut.

Great, crazy story about truck stop culture and murder.

Cool pictures from the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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