Monday Starters

A collection of links, fun and serious, on film and culture, to start the week.


Dark Odyssey: An Indie Classic Rediscovered

‘Dark Odyssey (1954) is an early manifestation of independent filmmaking in New York City that went virtually unknown for more than four decades.’ (Cineaste)


Charlie Kaufman at


World Film Locations: Reykjavík  Edited by Jez Conolly  and Caroline Whelan


Indiegogo: Gone Doggy Gone is a comedy feature film about a childless couple whose ‘dog baby’ gets kidnapped and held for ransom.


The Simpsons: the 10 best supporting characters  a gallery with character descriptions from The Guardian


BFI: Paula Milne in Conversation + The Politician’s Wife on Sept 24th, 6:10pm


The Art of Arrangement at National Media Museum in Bradford



iTunes: Left Field Cinema will return on October 3rd.
LFC provides alternative analysis of mainstream films, unearths hidden masterpieces in world cinema, and examines the works of the greatest and most influential film makers.
See also

TV and Writing

Writer’s Digest: Television Showrunners
What does a showrunner do and how do you become one? A roundtable with Marco Pennette (Caroline in the City), Neal Baer (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Marsh McCall (Just Shoot Me).


@theblcklst In their own words: The Black List is a celebration of great screenwriting and the screenwriters who deliver it.
Recommended for their extensive list of screenwriting tips.


Senses of Cinema is an online film journal dedicated to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema.
In the current issue: Chris Marker dossier, Stanley Kubrick, Claude Sautet, Jean-Louis Comolli (editor of Cahiers du cinéma 1965-1973), La Jetee (pictured below), Alexander Payne, and more.


 “Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.”
Truman Capote



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