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June 08, 2011

Dan Harmon walks us through Community’s second season (part 1 of 4)

I get a real visceral thrill reading a master of his craft dissecting his own work. To peak behind the curtain and glimpse the thoughts and doubts and luck that brews together to make one of the greatest comedies ever. (Seriously, it is.) It's humbling to see how much he dislikes what he has done, how imperfect he feels it is. Dan Harmon walks us through Community’s second season (part 1 of 4) | TV | Interview | The A.V. Club
AVC: That’s also the episode where Shirley and Chang hooked up. How much of that arc did you know going into that episode? DH: None. Halloween was where it all began. I don’t know how to access the character of Shirley. I don’t know who she is. All I know about her is how big her purse is and that she talks like Miss Piggy and Gary Coleman in alternation. I know these circumstantial facts about her: She’s got kids. Her husband left her. She’s a Baptist. She’s allergic to blibbedy-blah. Meanwhile, you’ve got Britta next to that, which is a fucking phenomenal study in the work you can do developing a character. I’ve dated women like Britta. I have politics like Britta. I’m awkward like Britta. I pronounce the word “bagel” like Britta. There’s just a million tools that are brought to bear in creating a character that to me is a unique move in a sitcom. I feel that way on one level or another about almost all the other characters, and my white guilt kept saying to me, “Is she sticking out because she’s a black woman?” And that all the more made me say, “I’ve gotta get in there. I don’t want to perpetuate this cycle.” So my impulse was to start doing to her what I was doing to Britta in the first season in response to people saying, “We don’t like that character. We’re not responding to that character.” My response was to start pulverizing that character, putting pressure on her, saying, “You’re not supposed to like her. It’s all part of the show. Have you ever not been liked?” And slowly but surely, this Britta character went from being perceived as a mistake to being perceived as an achievement and numerous people’s favorite character, including mine, frankly. I want to always make sure that all of these characters can all be worlds and universes in and of themselves. And I just felt obstacles there with Shirley, and I felt like I just wanted to make her human. So I had her make out with Chang in the bathroom.

June 07, 2011

Arrested Development + Game of Thrones = Arrested Westeros

I don't know even why you would do a thing like this. Arrested Westeros

June 01, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder demands more seasons of The Wire

Not a joke. Attorney General Eric Holder Wants Another Season of The Wire -- Vulture
Attorney General Eric Holder demanded yesterday that David Simon make another season of The Wire. Holder was on a panel with Wire cast members Jim True-Frost, Wendell Pierce, and Sonja Sohn as part of a campaign to draw attention to "drug endangered children," and they showed clips from the show to illustrate how kids connected to drug trafficking are abused and exploited. "Having looked at those clips again, I'm reminded how great that series was," Holder said. "I want to speak directly to [Ed] Burns and [David] Simon: Do another season of The Wire. That’s actually at a minimum," he joked. "If you don't do a season, do a movie. We've done HBO movies, this is a series that deserves a movie. I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power, Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon."

May 31, 2011

Stupid, stupid Ned Stark

A whole bunch of doctored images helping people deal with their frustration at Ned's "honor." Winter Is Coming, Bitches

May 26, 2011

Why are movies so dim these days?

The dying of the light - Roger Ebert's Journal
He says there is a reason for this: "Many theater managers have made a practice of leaving the 3D lenses on the projectors when playing a 2D film." The result is explained by an anonymous projectionist: "For 3D showings a special lens is installed in front of a Sony digital projector that rapidly alternates the two polarized images needed for the 3D effect to work. When you're running a 2D film, that polarization device has to be taken out of the image path. If they're not doing that, it's crazy, because you've got a big polarizer that absorbs 50 percent of the light.'' Fifty percent! It can be worse than that. I quote: "Chapin Cutler, a cofounder of the high-end specialty projection company Boston Light & Sound, estimates that a film projected through a Sony with the 3D lens in place and other adjustments not made can be as much as 85 percent darker than a properly projected film." Your best bet is apparently to (1) find a theater that doesn't use digital at all, (2) doesn't use Sony projectors, or (3) still projects light through celluloid the traditional way.

May 25, 2011

The alignmnet chart of the golden age of TV comedy

Mightygodking.com-- ALIGNMENT CHART! The Golden Age of TV Comedy