Because it’s Monday and you’re trying not to work yet.
- Tod Goldberg goes into some detail about writing a Burn Notice tie-in novel and talks to Max Allen Collins about scripting the adaptation of the movie based on his Road To Perdition:
“After I submitted it and had the New York editor say it was the best tie-in novel he’d ever read, the licensing person at DreamWorks required me to cut everything in the novel that wasn’t in the script. That I was the creator of the property held no sway. I was made to butcher the book down to 40,000 words.”
- Todd Alcott discusses The Clone Wars and how his kids relate to the Star Wars versus “my” generation’s perception of the movies:
And both my kids love Asoka, the girl Jedi who acts as Anakin’s protege and foil. And you know what? I love her too — she’s a great character, the teenage girl who seems to be the only person in the galaxy who doesn’t seem that impressed with Anakin Skywalker. She gets a lot of screen time, she’s a girl of action, she’s smart and funny and she doesn’t take shit from anyone, much less Anakin. (Okay, she’s stuck holding the baby for a stretch, but credit where credit is due — she’s a huge improvement over the whining, helpless Padme of Sith.)
- David Charles visits Audium in San Francisco and talks to composer/creator Stan Shaff:
“As of today, I canâ€™t point to any given space like this. I think weâ€™re pretty unique in what we do and I am a little surprised that no one caught up yet. I guess having done this so many times Iâ€™m aware that people are moved by it and thatâ€™s the driving element that keeps me consistent. But even without that I think I wouldâ€™ve continued to explore, because thereâ€™s a natural evolution in the art form and I think space is just so inherent in life today. I mean, itâ€™s a major element in humanity, weâ€™re spacial species and its inevitable weâ€™re going to move in that direction. “