12 Years A Slave

ATW December 17, 2013

2013 Black List [The Black List]

’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ Lead 2014 Critics Choice Award Nominations With 13 Each [Indiewire]

31 Excellent Records You Might Have Missed In 2013 [BuzzFeed]

Edelstein on Peter O’Toole, 1932–2013 [Vulture]

Hollywood’s Power Women: 10 Ways They Make it All Work [The Hollywood Reporter]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David E. Kelley, Jay Leno, Rupert Murdoch, Ray Dolby, Brandon Stoddard Named To TV Academy’s Hall Of Fame [Deadline Hollywood]

The 25 Most Charitable Celebrities of 2013 [The Daily Beast]

10 of the Greatest Essays on Writing Ever Written [Flavorwire]

Dreaming of a Green Christmas: 3 Ways to Make Your Holiday Environmentally Friendly [intent blog]

TIME’s Top 10 Christmas Specials [Time]

ATW November 15, 2013

Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life [brain pickings]

Thor’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on Playing the Villai [The Credits]

Robert Redford and the Making of ‘All Is Lost’ [The Hollywood Reporter]

5 More Actors With More Than One Shot At Oscar This Year, From Tom Hanks To Matthew McConaughey [Indiewire]

‘To Me, You Are Perfect’ And 13 Other Romantic Movie Lines [Huffington Post]

Horrendous Acts in a Beautiful Way: Behind the Scenes of 12 Years a Slave [Vulture]

15 “Golden Rules” of Filmmaking from John Waters, Wim Wenders & Jim Jarmusch [Open Culture]

Child trafficking

From darkness to light: Joining the fight against child trafficking

12 Years a Slave is opening nationwide today. But I’m not going to talk about the movie. I submit my posts a week before their scheduled print dates, so I won’t have an opportunity to see 12 Years until after […]

12 Years a Slave poster art

And the Oscar goes to…’12 Years a Slave’

12 Years a Slave pinned me to my theater seat. I couldn’t move. I could barely breathe. And even a month after I saw it, words seem insufficient to try and describe the totality of this cinematic achievement. How long […]

ATW October 19, 2013

17 Invaluable Life Lessons We Learned From “Mystic Pizza” [BuzzFeed]

Don’t Look Away: A Q&A with 12 Years a Slave Writer John Ridley [word&film]

Mind Shift: Russell Brand [Gaiam TV]

50 Best Movie Closing Lines [Total Film]

Who Created the Famous Shower Scene in Psycho? Alfred Hitchcock or the Legendary Designer Saul Bass? [Open Culture]

Bill Cosby Is Glad He Was Born, and So Are We [beliefnet]

Screenwriters: Are You Paranoid, Or Is The Industry Really Looking? [Lee Jessup]

2013 Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate Alice Munro on the Secret of a Great Story [brain pickings]

The 5 Traits of Wildly Successful People [Linked In]

12 Years a Slave

’12 Years a Slave’: More than a film

“All men are created equal,” except where some people decide — they are not. For those enslaved by ruthless capturers, the situation appears hopeless. 
The victims look up from the bottomless pit and pray for a glimmer of light. Maybe […]

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