telling minor stories to avoid a major one

Linkdown: 8/12/10 by Barbecue Bros

Toy Story 3 has officially become the highest grossing Pixar movie ever, grossing over $895 million worldwide 

– Interviews with Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright and co-stars Jason Schwartzman and Anna Kendrick

Arcade Fire‘s latest album The Suburbs lands at number 1 on the Billboard charts, with 156,000 copies sold last week

Interview with Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) about the “Lost” Epilogue

– The final season of “Friday Night Lights” will premiere on October 27 on DirecTV (via Vulture)

Bon Iver might be collaborating with Kanye West…wait what?

– Broken West‘s frontman had a brief cameo on this past weekend’s episode of “Mad Men”

– New Radiohead song, “Giving Up the Ghost

Interview with the awesome Alison Brie (“Community,” “Mad Men”)

– Flavorwire: The Evolution of Teen TV Show Hangouts


Movie Trailer: Inception x Up! by Barbecue Bros
July 30, 2010, 3:37 pm
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Ok, I’ll try to take it easy on the Inception-related posts from now on. However, this mashup trailer works too well not to post.

(via Gizmodo)

Read This: “Animating a Blockbuster: How Pixar Built Toy Story 3” by Barbecue Bros
June 29, 2010, 11:16 am
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Good read on Pixar’s creative process for their latest masterpiece.

Screenwriter William Goldman once famously declared that the most important fact of life in Hollywood is that “nobody knows anything.” It was his way of describing a reality that continues to haunt the movie business: Studio executives have no idea which pictures will make money.

Unless, of course, those pictures are made by Pixar Animation Studios. Since 1995, when the first Toy Story was released, Pixar has made nine films, and every one has been a smashing success.
Pixar’s secret? Its unusual creative process. Most of the time, a studio assembles a cast of freelance professionals to work on a single project and cuts them loose when the picture is done. At Pixar, a staff of writers, directors, animators, and technicians move from project to project. As a result, the studio has built a team of moviemakers who know and trust one another in ways unimaginable on most sets.


Linkdown: 6/24/10 Here you go Susong edition by Barbecue Bros

TV in a Bottle: 19 great TV episodes largely confined to one location

– John Lithgow and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) join James Franco in Rise of the Apes, the Planet of the Apes prequel

– Neil Patrick Harris is confirmed for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

– Neil Blomkamp probably won’t direct The Hobbit

Passion Pit covers The Smashing Pumpkins‘ “Tonight, Tonight”

Converse teams up Best Coast, Rostam from Vampire Weekend and Kid Cudi for a new song and video, due next month

Big Boi has a new mixtape out, SouthernPlayalisticMaybachMusic (via Vulture)

– Cinematical: Why Does Pixar Make Growing Up Feel So Bad?