Today in culture: we still indulge in the cult of Marilyn Monroe 50 years after her death, Michael Haneke inspires many a treatise, and yours truly writes about that notorious bully, Gore Vidal.
-Richard E. Grant’s life is now complete: he has been cast as a Dr. Who villain.
-David Mitchell makes the distinction between ‘challenges’ and problems. Because sometimes, “it’s not a crossword–it’s a leopard”.
-Morrissey hates the Olympics. Go figure.
-On Graham Greene’s bizarre Catholic period: is The Heart of the Matter just one giant WWII metaphor?
-Faces: 105 iconic close-ups.
-Happy-making clip of the day: the beginning sequence of Soylent Green.
-Enough of this noise about the Total Recall remake: let’s go straight to the source with Phillip K. Dick’s story, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.
-Gore Vidal was an intellectual bully–which is why I love him.