Yes, we know you probably plan on spending your Friday night (and quite possible the rest of the entire weekend) listening to Adele’s new album while crying into your bottle of pinot. Or, rather, maybe you’ll be picturing the upcoming Memento remake while crying into your pint of IPA. But for the sake of expanding your pop culture horizons (and as a way to stop the waterworks), why not do some light reading with these film-industry-centric articles from the previous week? Trust us, you’ll be very thankful you did (and ’tis the season to be thankful).
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of November 16, 2015)
Laura Heberton On Making Truly Independent Films (via Stephen Saito for The Moveable Fest)
The indie producer talks about “working her way down” from executive producer to producer.
Wikipedia shows you the money, with the list of the most expensive films ever made
(via Mike Vago for The A.V. Club)
Because sometimes it’s nice to see how the other half spends.
How Quentin Tarantino Protege Zoe Bell Traded Stunts For Acting (via Alicia M. Cohn for Where to Watch)
The famed stuntwoman on her journey to leading lady in a new indie film.
Obscene and Unheard: The Unmade Films of John Waters (via Joe Blevins for Splitsider)
If you thought the movies he got produced were weird, check out the films from his reject pile.
I worked in a video store for 25 years. Here’s what I learned as my industry died. (via Dennis Perkins for Vox)
Inside the peak and decline of an indie video store.
The Women of Hollywood Speak Out (via Maureen Dowd for The New York Times Magazine)
Already the most talked-about article of the week, featuring a huge number of badass women in film.
Movies from our November Movie Picks out this week:
- Carol (The Weinstein Company)
- The Night Before (Sony/Columbia Pictures)
- Secret in Their Eyes (STX Entertainment)
*Since we’ll be off next Friday for Thanksgiving, here’s a head’s up on our picks coming out over the holiday weekend:
- Creed (Warner Bros.)
- The Danish Girl (Focus Features)
A video worth watching
Spike Lee’s epic Governors Award acceptance speech (via The Academy)
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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