Less about the Joss Whedon clusterfuck than one of its underlying questions: what’s the deal with aspirational morality?
What we’ve been reading – June 30th through July 2nd:
- A Trend with Teeth
Why the heck are there so many damned Vampire films/TV/books in the popular culture these days? T
- ‘Conquest of the Useless’ by Werner Herzog
"Conquest of the Useless: Reflections From the Making of 'Fitzcarraldo' " comprises Herzog's diaries from the three arduous years he worked on that movie, which earned him a best director award at Cannes in 1982 yet nearly derailed his career. It reveals him to be witty, compassionate, microscopically observant and — your call — either maniacally determined or admirably persevering.
- Why "Ghostbusters 3′′ Bucks the Bad Movie to Game Trend
Cast the original voice actors, get the original writers. Duh!