The following story and excerpt come from Jeff Goldsmith:
After winning BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture, Argo continues to enjoy its festive awards season glow.
For all the things going right for Argo, it’s interesting to learn more about the history behind the real script’s difficult past (the movie/script inside the movie). The digital iPad magazine Backstory just published issue 04, their awards season issue, and in it they did a profile about a script called Lord of Light by screenwriter Barry Ira Geller — the writer of the script that went on to become known as Argo.
Not only did Backstory track down and interview Geller, who in real life had his script supposedly stolen by the C.I.A., Backstory was also given permission to run original Jack Kirby storyboards and even the first 20 pages of the script that fooled the Iranian government! Now, Backstory gave /Film the exclusive permission to reprint the first four pages of their article, which you can see after the jump as screenshots.
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The Dark Knight Rises starts filming in Pittsburgh this weekend and a press conference was held announcing the shoot. Want to watch it? What happened when the estate of Jack Kirby sued Marvel over rights to some superheroes? Is that a teaser poster for The Avengers you see? Do you need a few options for an witty new, superhero themed t-shirt? And what does Wayne’s World have to do with Man of Steel? Find out the answers to these questions and more in today’s Superhero Bits! Read More »
Hot on the heels of the lawsuit filed by Jerry Seigel’s estate to reclaim ownership of Superman, the Jack Kirby estate is suing many companies — Marvel, Disney, Sony, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and others — to reclaim copyright ownership of characters created and co-created by Kirby. That’s a big roster: the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and many others. Lawsuits like these aren’t uncommon, but there’s one ingredient that could make this one more likely to have long-term effects: it is being litigated by the lawyer who successfully won some Superman rights for the Seigel estate. Read More »