Of the Day – 09.30.10

Read of the Day:

  • Scott Brown comes up with a well-written piece about The Social Network‘s back story. [Wired]

News of the Day:

  • Adding to the  week that has already been cruelly filled with loss, Bonnie and Clyde director Arthur Penn and legendary actor Tony Curtis have died. (More on the latter to come.) [Yahoo! News]

Review of the Day:

  • The notorious contrarian, Armond White, has unsurprisingly come out against The Social Network. His review doesn’t even seem to make sense, but he’s a master at drawing web traffic. [New York Press]

Oscar News of the Day:

  • The official schedule of Academy screenings for the 2010 film season has been released. [The Gold Derby]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • Check out a film that’s near impossible to get a hold of on DVD: William Wyler’s Wuthering Heights, which features the performance that Laurence Olivier claimed taught him how to act for film. It’s on TCM tonight at 8pm ET/7pm CT. [TCM]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “Jerry, boy, why do you have to paint everything so black? Suppose you got hit by a truck. Suppose the stock market crashes. Suppose Mary Pickford divorces Douglas Fairbanks. Suppose the Dodgers leave Brooklyn!” — Name the movie?
    Yesterday’s Answer: Let the Right One In (2008)

Picture of the Day:

  • New character banners have appeared online for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. [Coming Soon]

Video of the Day:

  • Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher talk The Social Network with Mark Harris in an interesting interview. [Vulture via In Contention]

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