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>
Cord cutters will be able to watch shows like The Colbert Report and South Park on the go.
From the mixed-up patent files of Mr. Heisenberg
The filing cabinets of the United States Patent Office do not immediately come to mind as a finding ground for interesting art, but the collective genius—both crackpot and legitimate—of America’s inventing class has, in fact, resulted in some killer line drawings.
For years now, the Oliver Gal Artist Company has been selling a great series of prints of just such patent file discoveries: reproductions of the original USPTO line-drawings of the accordion, airplane, baseball base, and more. To pay tribute to Breaking Bad, though, the Oliver Gal team had an interesting idea: what if they expanded the series to some of the show’s most identifiable props?
What did you think of the movie? Did it work?
“One of the crimes of sequels is thinking that making it bigger means better. Here, Cosmos is bigger, because we know more about what’s happened in last 14 billion years and here’s a venue in which to place real phenomena. It’s bigger, because the universe is bigger and we can tell that story.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson
A startup called Artkick lets you stream paintings and photos to your TV screen, using your phone as an art remote.
BitTorrent on the mysterious NSA-related billboards that got NY and Silicon Valley talking
“I don’t know how influential Twitter really is. I don’t think any of us are sitting around going, ‘Boy, if we can get people to tweet more, the ratings are going to go up.’ ”
Preston Beckman, Fox’s longtime scheduling chief who is now a strategic adviser to the network. He’s one of many senior TV executives who remain dubious—if not disdainful—of Twitter.
Now, activity on Twitter will influence Nielsen’s TV ratings. Here, an inside look at Twitter’s TV-powered, profitable future.
Guillermo Del Toro’s couch gag for “The Simpsons” is awesome.