The critical favorite has lost a lot of social ground to the likes of Westoros, Heisenberg and the zombies. Does it matter? Read more>
“We made a decision the very first season—spoiler alert!—when Don was on the train and the guy calls him Dick Whitman; there was a conversation in the room that Don would take this guy and walk him towards the smoking car to have a drink or conversation and push him off the train. It would have been a very interesting show but I said, ‘Don Draper doesn’t kill people.’”
“I love the idea that people tell their stories on social media. I love that there are what Norman Mailer called, ‘advertisements for myself.’”
Comedy Central staple Stephen Colbert is making a big move to the network desk long presided over by David Letterman. Here’s how he got there.
“I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.” - Stephen Colbert
“According to a new survey just 16.1% of all respondents used social media while watching prime time television.”
It’s difficult enough to keep track of who’s who on Game of Thrones, let alone who’s bedded whom. This handy infographic charts out all the dirty details.
TV and comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa already signed on Lena Dunham to write an Archie comic. Now he shares his plans for the classic teen characters to take over TV and film in new, unexpected ways (think zombies!). Read more>
In Tokyo Reverse, it is Zulli who appears to be going forward, the sole exception to a citywide time inversion. In reality, though, the nine-hour French movie was made by filming Zulli as he slowly walked backward through Tokyo, then played backward to achieve its dreamy, otherworldly effect. In fact, the 28-year-old ended up taking dance class just to make sure that his movements looked natural when the film was rewound.
Director Alex Graves talks about balancing epic scale with intimate dialogue, the pressure of season four and his toughest scene.
THE TOUGHEST SCENE
After all the battles and action over the last two seasons, Graves says the bath scene from season three was one of the most difficult he’s ever directed in his life.
"What movie or TV show do you have with a guy and a girl who are knights, he’s basically been a psychopath, she’s a (tough) mass murderer with a heart and they’ve just been through a grotesque journey during which they’ve kind of fallen for each other. And he’s weak enough to say, ‘Hey, when I was a kid I was trying to do a good job for this guy but my dad said to lie to him, stab him in the back and kill him because it’ll be good for the family. So I did it and I’ve never been able to get over it.’ Maybe there’s a French film from last year with Julia Binoche that had a scene like that, but there’s not a scene like that floating around on Homeland.” Read more>
Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton stitches symbolism into the show’s dark characters. “It’s so easy to draw a pretty dress in a fun way,” Clapton tells Fast Company. “But this is so much more about finding the right look and telling so much more about that character, and that’s what I really, really enjoy: the storytelling.” More>