Afternoon Links: Here's the Most Essential 45 Seconds of The Great Gatsby 3D, Old Sport
Many of The Great Gatsby’s reviews called it out on its overuse of a certain phrase. Indiewire compared the “old sport” bombs to “when Jeremy Renner couldn’t stop saying ‘chems’ in The Bourne Legacy,” and that’s not a compliment. Exactly how many times were these two words spoken in the film? Fifty-nine, which means that if you spaced them out evenly you’d hear “old sport” every two and a half minutes. The good folks over at Tribeca Film have condensed it down to a very watchable 45-second supercut. May you always look so cool.
- David Schwimmer, enemy of the East Village, gets confronted with truth in the form of graffiti.
- This year’s Telluride Film Festival has been dedicated to Roger Ebert.
- A glimpse into Slimed!, Nickelodeon’s oral history, including an item about how Pete & Pete influenced hipsters.
- Fred Savage and Matt Dearborn get a script deal with CBS for Raised by Wolves, a comedy that, as a fellow Grantlander pointed out, is “like Raising Hope minus the serial killer.”
- Don’t trust the B in lane 23.
- This broke my brain. Thank goodness it was preserved by Jezebel after Us magazine removed it.
- #Thicke got handsy with a blonde lady at a VMAs after party.
- And next time you get handsy with someone (or yourself), destroy the evidence.
- “While Britain has nurtured black talent, many feel the country has yet to fully embrace black storytelling on screen in the same way that was in evidence for decades across the pond.” — Black directors and actors are leaving the U.K. for Hollywood
- Welcome to the world, baby Fergie (a.k.a. Axl Jack Duhamel).
- A famous Ethiopian keyboardist is currently driving a taxi in D.C.
- “Do not leave the path of honor!”