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Thursday
Oct282010

a short story by wes anderson



A few days ago, I stumbled across this short story written by Wes Anderson while he was an undergrad. If you're a Wes Anderson fan, I think you'll get a kick out of reading it! Even back then you could tell that he had an eye for directing motion pictures-- in the story, he mentions how he would film a certain shot if it were a film. He also mentions Jack Kennedy and Debussy's La Mer-- two of my favorite things :) Thank you, Analecta, for scanning this in!

Thursday
Oct212010

on this day in history...



1964:
My Fair Lady, the musical film starring Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle,
premiered in New York City. The movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards,
including Best Picture (which it won, of course).

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Sunday
Oct172010

ms. simpson's silver screen debut



I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read that Madonna is in the process of directing a film based loosely on the early relationship of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Called W.E., the film is tentatively set to debut stateside on June 3, 2011. Are you as shocked as I am?! IMBD states that W.E. is “A two-tiered romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.” Madonna tells Interview, "I use the Sotheby’s auction in 1998 of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s estate as a device to flash backward from.” The story-line somewhat reminds me of Julie and Julia as the scenes will (most likely) alternate between the past and present... I hope it’s as good! The above is a photo of Abbie Cornish, who plays Wallis Simpson, in costume on set. Do you think she’ll do the Duchess justice?

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Monday
Oct042010

on this day in history...



1951:
"An American in Paris", the musical film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron,
was released in theaters. The film's budget was $2,723,903, quite a hefty sum for the time!

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Monday
Sep202010

on this day in history...



1946:
The first International Cannes Film Festival, originally planned to launch on September 20, 1939
but was postponed with the onset of WWII, began in the South of France.

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