The Morning Read: ‘Wild Things,’ Antique Sex Props and Our Dumb Government

By  · Published on October 1st, 2013

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.

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“Film Nerd 2.0 turns a corner during an emotional viewing of Where the Wild Things Are” – The latest edition of Drew McWeeny’s excellent column grows up a lot in a few hours. A powerful coming-of-age.

“Talking to Masters of Sex’s Prop Master About Glass Dildos and Old Condoms” – Things get freaky antiquey over at Vulture.

“Animation at the crossroads” – The Dissolve team debates the merits and problems with big animation in the age of the franchise. Didn’t this stuff used to go direct to video?

“Rossellini and Bergman’s Break From Tradition” – Dave Kehr at The New York Times uses a controversy as a launchpad to discuss two people who made beautiful movies together.

“Iran Signals Cultural Thaw with Oscar Choice” – Larry Rohter looks at The Past as part of the shift happening in the cleric-led country.

“How we made Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” – Terry Jones and Michael Palin spew forth a ton of cool memories.

“Sorry, You Can’t Avoid Spoilers Anymore” – You probably can, but Amanda Dobbins makes an interesting argument about the lengths we have to go to in order to do it.

“Government Shut Down Could Threaten Broadcasting, Film Permits” – It’s not a profound effect, but it’s worth learning how
our dumb government is going to impact the stuff we watch.

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