We can’t bring ourselves to feel any excitement over "Revenge of the Sith" – despite our weakness for indulgent escapism of any kind, and the amusement we get from photos of lined-up "Star Wars" incapable of making eye contact with a visiting Bai Ling, we just…can’t…care. That said, we thoroughly enjoyed Empire‘s transcript of Kevin Smith, Simon Pegg, and Edgar Wright talking about their long-term love of the series and just generally being unabashedly nerdy (Pegg admits to having wept after seeing each of the "Star Wars" trailers).
On a similar note, the Guardian‘s Neil Armstrong looks at the ever-growing industry of movie memorabilia, from props from the above operatic sci-fi arc and Judy Garland’s Dorothy dress to remnants of lesser films like "Black Hawk Down" and "Terminator 3."
For the latest installment of the Telegraph‘s "Filmmakers on film" series, E. J. Yong, director of "Untold Scandal," the recent Korean period piece adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos‘ much-filmed book "Les Liasons Dangereuses," chooses to talk about how he fell in love with costume dramas through Stanley Kubrick’s "Barry Lyndon."
And also in the Telegraph, an interview with the "biggest box-office star in the world," Samuel L. Jackson, who says he took a role in "In My Country" because, adorably, he’s just a huge fan of Juliette Binoche. "I’ve loved her for years
in other films, so it was great to get rid of that fantasy of what it
would be like to work with her."
+ Definitive "Star Wars" Fan
+ Loving the alien (Guardian)
+ Filmmakers on film: E J Yong (Telegraph)
+ From crack addict to the biggest box-office star in the world (Telegraph)