The Morning Read: Development Hell For a Hot Script, A Movie Falling In The Forest and Alamo…

By  · Published on December 16th, 2013

The Morning Read: Development Hell For a Hot Script, A Movie Falling In The Forest and Alamo Drafthouse Essentials

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“A hot script, sent to the Hollywood back burner” – Steven Zeitchik at the LA Times deftly chronicles the fascinating rise and fall and re-rise of a script called The Low Dweller. You know it by a different name (and that name isn’t Smaug).

“Abel Ferrara On Re-Releasing Ms. 45: ‘Does a Movie Even Exist If Someone Else Doesn’t See It?’” – An incisive interview from Todd Gilchrist at Forbes about the bizarre practice of putting movies into movie theaters. (Read our review of the movie here.)

“100 Essential Favorite Movies chosen by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema” – Why release a list of favorites? Because “asking an Alamo programmer to name his or her favorite movie is like asking a mother to name her favorite child, knowing that the rest of her kids will be killed.” If you’re looking for an inspired list of old and new flicks to dig into, this should quench your movie-a-day habit for a third of the year. Clueless next to Clockwork Orange? Why not.

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