We’ve heard some description of how Man of Steel came to be, thanks to the efforts of David Goyer, Zack Snyder, and Christopher Nolan. Now the screenwriter himself gives an account of the genesis of the new Superman.
In a screenwriting lecture organized by BAFTA, David Goyer gives a wide-ranging account of his entire career. Regardless of your thoughts about Goyer, it’s an interesting half-hour talk. He talks about Man of Steel a few times, including explaining the approach to the “Superman doesn’t kill” maxim. Towards the end, Goyer talks specifically about how the original Man of Steel idea came to be. It’s a minor enough event — rooted in common problems that face every writer — that it’s worth checking out. Read More »
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Jerry Seinfeld jumped on Reddit Monday to do a very extensive Ask Me Anything in which he covered a huge gamut of topics. He talked about a major problem he had with Man of Steel, working on a new project with Larry David, his favorite Seinfeld episodes, quotes, retrospective feelings on the finale, Bee Movie and more. Below, read the ten best moments from the Seinfeld AMA. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
What a year 2013 has been for movie news. Fox, DC, and Marvel all dropped huge announcements about their respective comic book franchises, Lucasfilm passed the Star Wars mantle to J.J. Abrams, and Jurassic Park 4 finally picked up steam after years of false starts — all as the YA adaptations, Biblical epics, and live-action fairy tales continued to pile up.
But if you’re curious about the biggest things to come out of 2013, our list of the 15 most popular posts ought to help. As it happens, they also shed some light on you, our readers. Click the jump to see what the top posts of the year were, and what they may or may not tell us about all of you.
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Posted on Saturday, December 28th, 2013 by David Chen
I think one sign of a film score’s success is how well it stands apart from its film. While the relationship should always be symbiotic, I’m always on the lookout for film scores I can add to my listening rotation. This year, there were a bunch of tracks that moved me deeply and/or received a ton of play either on my computer or through my headphones. The art of film music remains alive, well, and encouragingly diverse.
After the jump, check out my top 5 film scores of 2013, as well as a few great Honorable Mentions that barely missed the cut. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments below.
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