- Variety reports that the film adaptation of Revolutionary Road is all systems go. But it comes with a price. Sam Mendes’ nepotism aside, Kate Winslet makes sense as April, but Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Wheeler? Good Christ, Richard Yates must be spinning in his grave. Yates’ fiction was written with great subtlety and, while Leo is perfectly acceptable in melodramatic roles, even accounting for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, I simply can’t see him conveying the careful behavioral nuances of being stalled at thirty.
- Even if an author is Jane Austen has been deemed “too unattractive.” (via Books, Inq.)
- Kurt Vonnegut’s eight rules for writing fiction.
- Bruce Lee’s one inch punch explained.
- “An idle man is a dangerous man.” (via Happy Antipodean)
- For copyright and intellectual property fiends, the UK’s Court of Appeals has offered an interesting ruling in relation to video games. General ideas and structures behind games and programs can be absconded, so long as the source code and graphics are not.
- Another roundup later.
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