RB's Weekend Reading (and viewing)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Hope you are all having a terrific and creative weekend.

Back with some stories and a video which caught my eye this week.  Some news, some tips, some entertainment. Hope you enjoy.

As always, I welcome your thoughts on any of these subjects in the Comments section below!  Let the discussion begin!

RB

Trading Places turns 30!  Here's the story of the film Business Insider calls "The Greatest Wall Street Movie Ever Made"

http://www.businessinsider.com/an-oral-history-of-trading-places-2013-6

 

Season 6 of Mad Men is in the books.  Here's a great Q&A with showrunner Matthew Weiner by Alan Sepinwall

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/mad-men-creator-matthew-weiner-on-dons-confession-bob-bensons-origin-and-more-from-season-6

 

In remake news, Paramount set the Terminator relaunch for June 26, 2015

http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/paramount-sets-terminator-relaunch-for-june-26-2015/

 

Ava Gardner spoke from beyond the grave – and was none to kind to Mickey Rooney:

http://m.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2013/07/book-ava-gardner-marriages-seduction-split?mbid=social_twitter

 

The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim hit the interwebs:

http://www.pacificrimmovie.net/trailer/

From the Aerogramme Writers' Studio comes Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips

http://aerogrammestudio.com/2013/03/13/joss-whedons-top-10-writing-tips/

And here are 6 Filmmaking Tips by David Fincher:

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/6-filmmaking-tips-from-david-fincher.php

 

A Marvel Screenwriter Asks: 'Why Has Destruction Become the Default' in Movies?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/marvels-x-men-thor-screenwriter-574533

 

In the what's old is new again department, John Grisham's first book, A Time To Kill, to become a Broadway Play

http://www.thewrap.com/culture/article/time-kill-becomes-first-john-grisham-novel-adapted-broadway-99726

 

And in Stage 32 news, the deadline for The Writer's Store's Industry Insider Television Writing Contest ends tomorrow at midnight PST

https://www.stage32.com/offers/32

 

Also, Tommi Treadeau started a weekly Stage 32 actors Meetup in Malibu

https://www.stage32.com/lounge/stage_32_meetups/Malibu-Monday-Night-Scene-Study-and-Meetup

 

Finally, here is the entire transcript of David Chase's eulogy of James Gandolfini

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/james-gandolfini-eulogized-by-sopranos-creator-david-chase-and-friends-and-family/2

 

 

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