I gave some script notes for one 48 hour film team as they worked up the script – my buddy Jon’s team Red2 Productions. I think the finished product works very well indeed. (And man, there were some unexpected and unwarranted challenges they had to face along the way!) Here’s the entry:
(I think the opening is super-strong, actually – sets up character and motivation so deftly. And the bit of business 0:42 to 0:48 – that little reversal – works a dream. I would’ve cut that; Jon was right to come up with it in the first place, and to keep it in.)
Listener article about why we’re so bloody useless about reducing carbon emissions. Featuring Lower Hutt’s finest, Martin Manning, and my friend from Brazil, Taciano Milfont, who both have smart things to say. Related: an excellent article looking into climate change denial and the psychological factors that reinforce it.
Speaking of psychological factors and denial – you *have* to read this Rolling Stone article about the crazy right-wing milf-du-jour Michele Bachmann. It is laugh-a-minute funny, which is awkward when the first thing the writer says is, if you laugh at her, she wins.
How illustrators over a century have depicted the Old Maid (from the card game).
A very Potter musical. What it sounds like.
Some dumb classic ads – many of these you’ll have seen before, but a bunch were new to me
Obligatory Star Wars linky: Star Wars meets Doctor Who
And finally, via Rodger –