Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you all enjoyed Jurassic World, as I’m assuming I’m the only one who hasn’t seen it at this point. As usual, we have plenty of interesting finds to fill your idle time this week:
- If you’re getting tired of the same old music and podcasts, try listentoamovie.com. It might make the workday go by faster.
- In honor of the 10th anniversary of Batman Begins, Thomas Davidson has developed a retrospective of The Dark Knight Trilogy. Check it out here (discovered via Collider).
- Are you looking to expand your knowledge of film? If you’ve got the time this summer, you could follow TCM’s Summer of Darkness, a noir movie marathon taking place every Friday in June and July, that includes a free online film class. NPR provides a good overview here.
- Over at Uproxx, Ben Goldstein provides a comprehensive look at what makes Stephen King’s epic The Stand such difficult material to adapt to the screen. In addition to discussing the general complications presented by the book’s daunting length and inner-monologue driven narrative, Goldstein illustrates the problematic aspect of the source material, including a look at King’s tendency to use black characters in offensive ways, a criticism that the author has previously been shielded from having to answer.
- Finally, for anyone who has ever said “I’m too busy to watch many movies,” here’s a list of all the movies Richard Nixon watched while in office. Clearly, you can find the time.
That’s it for this week, but tune in next week for more.
Thanks to Grace Porter, David Shreve, and Richard Newby for this week’s entries.