Friday, November 04, 2005

Hollywood, etc.

I'm not sold on King Kong either, but the new trailer is pretty interesting--particularly in HD.

(If only Peter Jackson hadn't continued his turn of going-Hollywood by casting hot actors in the lead roles. Should Kong somehow beat out Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture, I fully expect Jackson to get liposuction.)

Also of interest is this great Edward Jay Epstein piece on the German film financing loophole. EJE is the most important chronicler of the movie industry today, don't miss it.


Anonymous said...

'Kong' for Best Picture over 'Brokeback'? That would be gob-smackingly vile.

Bill Walsh said...

I dunno. I think you overestimate Jackson's sense of cool. I mean, he and Fran Walsh showed up at the Oscars looking like a homeless Oliver Platt and Judy Tenuda...