A few movie links

"The Oscar" is one of the latest Magnum in Motion photo essays, featuring famous movie stills and pictures from the Academy Awards.

David Bordwell traces the history of the "walk and talk" shot. Hint: it wasn't invented by Tommy Schlamme on The West Wing.

Not new, but certainly not stale: a Hollywood Reporter roundtable with Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Guillermo del Toro, David Lynch, Emilio Estevez, and Nancy Meyers on directing.

I finally saw The Host on DVD, and I was disappointed. Perhaps it was the fault of heightened expectations from the early critical buzz. Then again, most of the movies that have set box office records in Korea have been underwhelming. It's the more eclectic fare from Korean cinema that's impressive. It may just be that their movie scene has reached such a state of maturity that it simply mimics the quality vs box office relationship of the Hollywood scene.

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