Friday, September 12, 2003

A Few Good Links

Disney will be releasing a 6 minute cartoon based on the works of Salvador Dali. This unusual collaboration began in 1946 and was shelved due to financial problems at the time. Dali wrote to Andre Breton in 1937, "I have come to Hollywood and am in touch with the three great American surrealists -- the Marx Brothers, Cecil B. DeMille and Walt Disney," The film is called Destino. Read the whole article here (via Wired).

SFGate has this piece about Dave Barry's revenge on telemarketers. Hard to feel sorry for them.

Nice piece at Salon on "the Action Figure President". Read it here.

CNN has this article on the British filmgoers poll of the best movie year ever. The winner was 1939 (Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz), with 1974 (Godfather II, Chinatown) as runner up. '39 has always been thought of as a great year in film making, but as decades go, and not just in American cinema, it is the '70s that win the Futurballa prize for best decade. I promise a more detailed discussion of '70s cinema on some other day.

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