In the new British TV movie "My Boy Jack," Daniel Radcliffe plays Rudyard Kipling’s son, Lieutenant Jack Kipling, and dies violently in battle, reports Adam Sherwin at the London Times: "Harry Potterâ€™s many young fans could find the sight of Daniel Radcliffe being shot to pieces disturbing. But according to the teenage actor, his new role as Rudyard Kiplingâ€™s ill-fated son offers an important Remembrance message. ITV is prepared for complaints."
Swanberg has explained that he was moved to make Kissing [on the Mouth] as a rejoinder to what he felt was the buttoned-up quality of Bujalskiâ€™s Funny Ha Ha. And indeed, his greatest talent is for getting attractive, seemingly intelligent women to drop their clothes and evince sexual interest in an array of slobby guys who suffer from severely arrested emotional development. Swanberg is the DIY Judd Apatow. (Please do not let me see that line quoted on a DVD cover.)
Also in the new FC issue, Daniel Stuyck dwells on Texan "proto-indie" filmmaker Eagle Pennell: "Self-defeating behavior has a way of being seen in hindsight as virtue uncompromised. Say what you will, any state of perfection is categorically foreign to the seven films made by Eagle Pennell."
MTV: Was the third film in the "Chinatown" trilogy ever scripted?
Nicholson: No. I would imagine Robert has some kind of
outline. I can tell you it was meant to be set in 1968 when no-fault
divorce went into effect in California. The title was to be "Gittes vs.
Gittes." It was to be about Gittes’ divorce. The secrecy of Meg Tilly‘s
character was somehow to involve the most private person in California,
Howard Hughes. That is where the air element would have come into the
Elizabeth Snead at the LA Times discusses The Haircut with "No Country For Old Men" stylist Paul LeBlanc: "It’s a kind of a bi-historical hairstyle. It could be the 17th century, it could be the ’70s. We don’t know where Chigurh comes from or where he’s going. Who is he? Is he even a real human being?"
Jonathan Rosenbaum at the Chicago Reader on "Blade Runner: The Final Cut": "Ironically, Iâ€™ve always retained some affection for the voice-over and ending of the 1982 version. But Scott has finally managed to tell the story more clearly, making all the small fixes heâ€™s spent years fighting for, and the effort has been entirely worth it. Better late than never."
+ Far cry from Hogwarts as Daniel Radcliffe plays Rudyard Kiplingâ€™s doomed son in Great War film (London Times)
+ ALL TALK? (Film Comment)
+ THE DEFIANT DEFEATIS (Film Comment)
+ Jack Nicholson Talks! In Rare Interview, Actor Reveals Details Of Never-Shot ‘Chinatown’ Sequel (MTV)
+ Deadly coif medicine (LA Times)
+ The Actual Definitive Ultimate Directorâ€™s Cut (Chicago Reader)
+ Observations on film art and Film Art (DavidBordwell.com)