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Posts Tagged Woody Allen
So Zack Snyder was, and then wasn’t, making a Seven Samurai ripoff within the Star Wars universe for Disney. He’s got a very distinctive style, so everyone had the potential movie appear fully formed in their mind’s eye as soon as they heard the news.
And since Disney’s planning to do a bunch of Star Wars universe movies beyond the new trilogy, we’ve got a lot more auteur Jedi epics to imagine. So here’s what will come to mind if any critically acclaimed directors get a rumored chance to build on George Lucas’s legacy.
This mashup of “Niggas in Paris” and Midnight in Paris is not just everything because it’s fun, clever and slick, but because tastemaking (yes) blogger Jason Kottke said about it:
This is so perfectly in the kottke.org wheelhouse that I can’t even tell if it’s any good or not.
Most “fun things we found on the internet” bloggers experience this. I defy them not to. But I don’t know how many would recognize that they’re experiencing this, or admit it. Videogum‘s Gabe Delahaye could probably write two thousand David-Foster-Wallacean words on it. He’s done as much before.
Because blogging for money and/or attention is partly giving people what they want, and partly showing what you value, and a very important part is trying to make those two match up in a satisfying way, and oh god just watch a Woody Allen rap video.
Jason Oberholtzer, editor of I Love Charts, guest-posts:
Nerds love movies. Nerds love charts. Nerds love combining their loves (bacon unicorns, zombie narwhals). Thus, we get tons of charts about movies at I Love Charts. Here are ten of my favorites.
Take time to notice the attention to detail, specificity and minutiae. What other population would take the time to study and reproduce every pair of glasses worn by Woody Allen on film, to compare the great trilogies in cinematic history, or to wonder about the power dynamics of Morgan Freeman vis-à-vis himself? Who else would calculate the potential risks of light saber ownership or how Ikea would build a DeLorean?
And finally, who other than the nerds would be self-aware enough to plot their own progression towards full-blown movie geeks? Nerds, geeks, dweebs and other deminerds, I salute you.