The Morning Read: ‘The Day The Clown Cried’ and The ‘Tomorrowland’ Mystery

By  · Published on August 12th, 2013

The morning’s most fascinating articles from around the movie website-o-sphere.

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“Is this the closets we’ll ever come to seeing Jerry Lewis in The Day the Clown Cried?” – Drew McWeeny lays down some colorful context while drooling over this very rare behind the scenes look at a movie that we will probably never, ever get to see. We can still dream, though.

Alex Haley Would Have Been 92 Today. To Celebrate, Watch Him Host Dialogue w/ Black Filmmakers” – Speaking of uprooted video, Indiewire has a brief singing of Happy Birthday for Malcom X autobiography co-writer Alex Haley who spoke with black filmmakers for a short-lived series on BET. Get ready for vintage Spike Lee.

“Revisiting Breaking Bad Season 4: From Periodically Horrible to Full-On Bastard” – Matt Zoller Seitz risks meth mouth to dive into the world of Walter White with the final season on his shoulders.

“Four Simple Rules For Marketing Your Film (And Why Social Media May Not Be For You)” – Veteran film publicist Reid Rosefelt (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) explains a few harsh truths and convenient concepts for anyone trying to sell their movie.

“Quint tries to unravel the mystery of Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland after the big D23 panel” – Like a dogged conspiracy theorist, Aint It Cool’s Quint uses what we know (and what we just learned) to figure out what’s behind Disney’s new Utopia.

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