Great new yorker article on The Artist, typical non-praise but interesting take on the 9 year campaign of real silent films. Great, terse descriptions of how cinematography and acting were different and how the artist evokes a 40s film. I really need to watch Thief of Baghdad and rewatch some Guy Madden films.
Douglas Coupland, inventor of the term generation x, has a good review of “Gods without Men” at the new york times. I like it more for its essay-ness though. Time isn’t moving! I think he invented a new genre of fiction called “translit” – like Cloud Atlas – that I’m interested in.