Fans of George R. R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire series are getting restless for more … but at least they’re venting their frustration creatively: Here’s an entire music video urging Martin to “Write Like the Wind.” They’ve got a point, George: We can’t get enough.
Critics of “Prometheus” (and they are legion, though I personally really enjoyed it) will enjoy this shout-out to the glory days of Ridley Scott’s “Alien,” in which the filmmaker’s genius is visible in just one single frame of the film.
An unfinished work of the late martial arts superstar Bruce Lee will finally get its day! An unfinished screenplay of Lee’s is being produced with a $25M budget, starring yet-to-be-announced leads from both Hollywood and China. Apparently “The Silent Flute” is a post-apocalyptic action movie set 800 years in the future? If they want to save some cash, they could just set it in the present, which would probably seem plenty dystopic to someone who died in 1973.
Since I have list fever lately (so far it’s unclear whether posting multiple lists is a symptom or a cure) here are two to grow on. First is a tally of children’s books written in response to other already-existing books, some inspired by humor, some inspired by political outrage (the follow-up to Uncle Tom’s Cabin has got to be seen to be believed). The second is a collection of the most egregiously misquoted passages from literature. Think that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote “Elementary, my dear Watson”? Think again!