Of the Day – 07.26.11

Read of the Day:

  • Scientific research has identified Franco Zeffirelli’s The Champ (1971) as the saddest movie ever made. [Smithsonian]

News of the Day:

  • Producer Mike Medavoy (The Thin Red Line) and writer José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) have signed on to make a film depicting the story of the trapped Chilean miners. [The Playlist]

Review of the Day:

  • Jeff Wells announces with some surprise that serious critics have been kind to Cowboys and Aliens. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • Martin Scorcese’s American Masters documentary on Elia Kazan can be viewed free online. [PBS]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “I’m sick. I have sickness all around me and you fucking ask me about my life? “What’s wrong?” Have you seen death in your bed? In your house? Where’s your fucking decency? And then I’m asked fucking questions. What’s… wrong? You suck my dick. That’s what’s wrong. And you, you fucking call me “lady”? Shame on you. Shame on you. Shame on both of you.” — Name the movie?
    Last Week’s Answer: The Social Network (2010)

Picture of the Day:

  • The first poster for Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion names all the infected cities. [Rope of Silicon]

Video of the Day:

  • The trailer for Main Street starring Colin Farrell, Patricia Clarkson, and Ellen Burstyn looks like more than an average small-town drama. [iTunes Trailers]

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