Another week, another GrabBag full of screen-related flotsam. Let’s get right to it, shall we?
- Famous People in Fiction is a 2-part series of pictures comparing historical figures to their more well-known movie incarnations. Something about that title doesn’t seem exactly right to me, but no matter. It’s fun to see all various actors that played the same roles lined up side-by-side. Part 1. Part 2.
- It’s a long way off but apparently DC and Marvel are battling over my 35th birthday (May 6, 2016) for major tent-pole film releases. Marvel has held that date for a while for an as-yet-unnamed film (probably Captain America 3). Meanwhile DC just pushed the new Superman/Batman back to that very same date. There’s still plenty of time for one of the studios to back down, but if neither does it may be an interesting experiment to challenge the old standard “one movie per demographic per weekend” model. That, and I’m likely to have an awesome birthday weekend!
- Speaking of tent-pole blockbusters, Variety gets a look at some of the actors being considered for the new Star Wars movie.
- This may be the nerdiest of nerdy Easter egg finds: Apparently Gandalf’s sword “Glamdring” is hidden in the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. How many frames did that redditor pour over before he discovered this?
- The theater projection instructions for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel are a fun read. (Click the image to see a full-screen version. Sorry about the blurry quality.)
- And finally, T Bone Burnett’s music for True Detective was truly inspired. Listen to the song from the end of the finale …
That’s all for this week. Tune in next Friday for a new GrabBag!