Specials: Swinton’s "State of Cinema" speech. Director dumps Pullman project.

SWINTON COMES OUT SWINGING
The White Witch speaks!

Wow, what a letter. Take the time to read the whole thing. It’ll make your head spin.

And speaking of dangerous fantasy-land personalities…

PHILIP PULLMAN NEEDS DIRECTION
Once again, a director has departed the film production of His Dark Materials. Shopgirl director Anand Tucker has abandoned ship, and now, round and round we go, the controls are back in the hands of Chris Weitz, who left the project once before.

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  • Charlie

    Swinton’s discourse is pretty amazing stuff. Her view seems to be that there is no reality except the individual experiences we gain from engaging with cinema. What a narcissistic view of life that is!

  • Andrea

    “My friend, the great Italian culture critic…”

    What kind of mother talks to her kid like that?

  • levi

    poor Xaiver… That kid’s gonna have some issues.