‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Trailer (by jagfilm). Looks incredible.
Following on the scientists as rock logos post, there’s this, which is also basically perfect. (via CineFile Video).
Werner Herzog Reads Curious George (by RyanIverson). Don’t forget that this exists.
In the article The Difference Between Character-Driven and Joke-Driven Comedies, Adam Sternbergh clarifies that he means something more like comedies that are restricted by reality, and those that sacrifice the rules of reality for the sake of a joke. He then says this about Annie Hall: “In fact, I can only think of one film that mixes these two contradictory comedic approaches entirely seamlessly — and that film won a Best Picture Oscar. Here’s [the above embedded driving] scene that could comfortably (and logically) fit in a Apatow-style realist movie… and [the Marshall McLuhan scene] that definitely would not.”
So yes, this man has a lot of smart things to say about comedic film.