Another week of summer has come and gone. Luckily, that means there’s another week’s worth of good stuff on the internet, and we’ve found a few particularly interesting items for you to check out.
- First is an article from The Film Stage about the origins of Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven.
- Adding to the already lively discussion about Trainwreck, Judd Apatow’s latest, is this interesting piece from The Atlantic. There have been some debates online within and between various publications regarding the feminist and sexual politics of the film. This article does a nice job of bringing in a new aspect to the conversation, arguing that Amy Schumer’s character in the film is a jerk who is somehow still likable– a combination usually reserved for males on screen– and that that in itself is progressive (also because in rom-coms, the idea that the female character deserves love is usually dependent upon her niceness).
- Here, Grantland’s Chris Connelly spoke to Inarritu and DiCaprio about the filming of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu’s upcoming film The Revenant, which only fuels the anticipation.
- If you’re in need of some Terry Gross, check out her interview with Jake Gyllenhaal on NPR’s Fresh Air. In this 37-minute conversation, he talks about Southpaw, his roles, breaking into acting, and how the death of his friend Heath Ledger changed the path of his career.
- Speaking of Jake Gyllenhaal… here is a look at what Roger Deakins’s JARHEAD images looked like before they were finalized.
- Finally, someone made a trailer that blends Mad Max: Fury Road with The Force Awakens. And it’s actually pretty damn good.
That should keep you occupied. Enjoy!
Thanks to Dave Shreve, Whit Denton, Richard Newby, Sara Grasberg, and Jack Godwin for their finds this week.
Featured Image: Warner Bros. Pictures.