Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chesnutts, Devils, and Other Holiday Favorites

In honor of October, and Tuesday, and the curly-haired girl who is currently sweeping around me with something very un-broomlike(it resembles a small box on wheels), here are magnelephant things to click on.

A.O. Scott discusses Three Kings, a film which came out ten years ago (1999) during one of the greatest years in movies in ever (Matrix, Fight Club, Sixth Sense...). Three Kings is one of the reasons why it was such a good year. It was directed by David O. Russel who went on to existentialism, and starred George Clooney who went on to be George Clooney. Marky Mark, Spike Jonze, and Ice Cube, also appear, and also all went on to become, more or less, who they are, except for Ice Cube who, sadly, became water.

The A.V. Club interviews Vic Chesnutt. Saw him live once in Oxford. He played with Elf Power. It was pretty cool.

Hilary Mantel wins the Man Booker Prize for her novel Wolf Hall, a nigh 600 page novel about Thomas Cromwell and the era of Henry VIII. The judges cited the "bigness of the book," among other things, as something they were impressed by.

Jenn Grant, whose Orchestra for the Moon is in my laptop and ears, at the moment, released a new CD on September 29th, called, Echoes. New obsessions, however fleeting or lasting they may be, are always fun.

House of the Devil, a film beloved by Harry at Ain't It Cool, is available at Amazon's On Demand for, as far as I can tell, free. If you're okay with commercials.

And that, I think, is that.

Happy Tuesday, readers.


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