Jarvis Cocker is writing songs for Wes Anderon’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” according to an interview with Time Out Chicago:
Yet you wrote songs for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, appearing in the film as the frontman of the Weird Sisters. Do kids recognize you?
I had a very specific look going on in that film–giant fur jacket, snakeskin trousers–that I wouldn’t normally wear down the street. That would get me attention, but probably the wrong kind of attention. I’ve been doing some stuff for a children’s film Wes Anderson is doing, an animated feature.
The stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox?
I’ve written three, four songs, and some of that might become bits of the score.
MTV‘s movies blog has the trailer for “What We Do Is Secret,” the Darby Crash and the Germs film that’s been on the festival circuit forever. Shane West plays Crash and, er, Bijou Phillips plays Lorna Doom.
Peter Coyote has an “we’re all actors together” open letter/suggestion to the leads out there at Deadline Hollywood Daily that seems idealistic if also highly unlikely:
There is a simple way leading actors might bring a second, more flexible and targeted weapon into the fray on behalf of your colleagues which incidentally, would provide the ancillary benefit of insuring that you consistently play opposite actors of the highest caliber. If you were to include language in your contracts specifying that, in your films, the “quotes” of your peers must be recognized as a negotiating floor for their compensation, if you publicized that fact, and, if you kicked back a modest amount, say on salaries over six million dollars a film to make that money available, each and every actor negotiating to play opposite you would be empowered to demand the fair compensation that he or she has won for their work.
In the new issue of Sight & Sound, Jane Giles wonders “Who killed the double bill? And when did our days or nights become so short that the very idea of going to the cinema to watch four to six hours of brilliantly compatible or creatively contrasting content became impossible?” A “selection of experts” proposes their fantasy film pairings.
[Photo: Francis Ford Coppola’s “Dementia 13,” 1963]
+ Dementia 13 (Coppola’s first mainstream movie) on Archive.org (Boingboing)
+ From the U.K. to the Magic Kingdom (Time Out Chicago)
+ EXCLUSIVE: ‘What We Do Is Secret’ Trailer Premiere (MTV Movies Blog)
+ Peter Coyote’s Open Letter To Lead Actors (Deadline Hollywood Daily)
+ Dream Tickets (Sight & Sound)