Afternoon Links: SNL’s Wes Anderson Parody Was Quite the Gambit
Don’t even tell me you didn’t catch SNL‘s immaculately detailed Wes Anderson tribute/homage, The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders. (It happened on Ed Norton’s episode a couple Saturdays ago, and it’s embedded again here for the uninitiated.) Despite an insane amount of work going into the short film, the final product barely made it to air. Director of photography Alex Buono shared a long, technical blog post explaining the entire production, and it’s pretty remarkable. Choice quote: “The spot was literally still loading into the switcher as it was being broadcast out. Holy crap.” [h/t A.V. Club]
Arcade Fire is no. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 140,000 copies of Reflektor.
Steve Carell will direct a TBS pilot he and his wife wrote together. It’s a cop comedy. Andy Samberg–Steve Carell beef on the horizon …
This actual non-trailer Catching Fire clip reminds me of Winter’s Bone and how great Jennifer Lawrence is and that this really has a chance at being a great, serious, non-Twilight-y film. (Was The Hunger Games already like that? It’s been too long.)
This year’s potential Oscar movies aren’t as long as they were the last few years.
You stuck around for the credits of Aziz Ansari’s Netflix special, right?
Guillermo del Toro has an amazing sketchbook on the way.
It looked a little shaky there for a minute, but the Yeezus tour will recover and proceed as planned.
Everyone is remixing Lorde, so Raekwon did it, too.
AMC’s Better Call Saul might be a prequel AND a sequel.
American Horror Story got picked up for a fourth batshit-crazy installment.
And if you want to get a little weepy on this Wednesday, here’s Laurie Anderson’s good-bye to Lou Reed.