Look! Wes Anderson Winners, Over the Rhine, James Bond, “Anna Karenina,” “Lincoln,” Twitter, Wim Wenders, Aimee Mann, Scott Derrickson, Sara Zarr, and “The Kid With a Bike”


These links caught my attention today, for one reason or another.

Check back later. I may add more look-worthy links as the day goes on.

  • Over at The Kindlings Muse, you can now listen to Dr. Christine Chaney, Jennie Spohr, and myself as we discuss the films of Wes Anderson with a live audience at Hale’s Brewery and Pub.Many thanks to the many people who wrote in talking about their favorite Wes Anderson movies. I was going to send Raleigh St. Claire cards to two of them, but there were so many good ones, I picked four. I meant to read from several of these during the Kindlings Muse podcast event, but we ran out of time. Anyway, I picked four responses that stuck with me, and that I’ll be thinking about when I watch these Anderson movies again. The four people getting Raleigh St. Claire cards are: Josh Wilson, Carl-Eric, Zach Malm, and Ken Priebe
  • My favorite band in the whole world would like to collaborate with you on their next two records.
  • Michael Leary at Filmwell talks about the James Bond title sequences, and which Bond is “the right Bond”?
  • Richard Brody at The New Yorker considers the Anna Karenina that forgot Tolstoy, and compares Joe Wright’s adaptation to another Anna Karenina… namely, The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Davies. [corrected]
  • Steven Greydanus, my favorite film critic, has reviewed Lincoln!
  • I’ve changed my Twitter handle: http://twitter.com/overstweet. What took me so long to discover this option?
  • I stumbled onto this quote from Wim Wenders from several years ago, and just had to post it again:
    “You have a choice of being ‘in the business’ or of making movies. If you’d rather do business, don’t hesitate. You’ll get richer, but you won’t have as much fun!” 
  • Here’s the trailer for a movie I cannot wait to see: Pleased to Meet Me. It stars Aimee Mann, John Doe, Loudon Wainwright III, Joe Henry, and my dear friend Karin Bergquist.
  • What would it be like to sit down and talk with Scott Derrickson, director of Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, for an hour? My sister-by-choice Sara Zarr found out. Listen to her podcast, This Creative Life, to learn from Derrickson’s adventures in filmmaking.
  • The Criterion Collection is releasing a movie that I included in the top five of my Favorite Films of 2011 list.
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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Josh Wilson

    Thanks, Jeffrey, for selecting me. Should we send you an email or something?

    I really enjoyed listening to the podcast.