Of the Day – 02.15.11

Read of the Day:

  • A bit of hyperbole in a major British publication on how The King’s Speech has revived the British Film Industry. [The Guardian]

News of the Day:

  • Comedic actor Kevin Mars, who has appeared in such films as The Producers and Young Frankenstein, died Saturday at the age of 75. [Living in Cinema]

Review of the Day:

  • Neil Young thinks that Iranian film Nader and Salim, A Separation is the favorite to take home the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. [Neil Young’s Film Lounge]

Oscar News of the Day:

  • Wally Pfister won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for his work in Inception, throwing a slight kink into that Oscar category. [Awards Daily]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • Moulin Rouge is now available on Netflix Watch Instantly. See it because you can can can! [First Showing]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “I realized that in becoming a gentleman, I had only succeeded in becoming a snob.” — Name the movie?
    Yesterday’s Answer: Four Lions (2010) — Ethan Savel is correct.

Picture of the Day:

  • The teaser poster for Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin That I Inhabit has premiered online. [The Playlist]

Video of the Day:

  • A short film about Banksy that will be included on the Special Features of an upcoming DVD release of Exit Through the Gift Shop can now be viewed online. [/Film]

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  • Andrew R.

    Love the poster.

    The quote is Great Expectations.

  • Jose

    I didn’t know Pedro was working on another film, and based on the plot it sounds interesting.

    And G, don’t you dare badmouth Moulin Rouge! again!

  • Funny, I was just about to do that. But I guess I’ve made my opinion clear enough, so no need. Let’s both agree that “Come What May” is a great song, though.

  • Jose


  • Sorry, but I have no idea what that symbol means. It’s probably pretty obvious, but I’m drawing a blank.

  • Jose

    Don’t even remember what I thought when I posted it, so lets just agree.

  • I love the random conversations that take place in these comments…

  • Jose


  • I like you weblog (désolé, je suis francais, je parle mal anglais)

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