Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Link roundup

1. Gabe Delahaye on the Tintin trailer:

Not since the Arthur remake has Hollywood so firmly placed its finger on the pulse of WHAT AMERICA WANTS: CGI adaptations of Belgian comic books from the early 1900s. It’s almost spooky how deeply this taps into our collective subconscious. For example, after all of these years of not even realizing how badly I wanted an adaptation of Belgian comic books from the early 1900s, little did I realize that I wanted that adaptation to be so heavily computerized that it sucked any possible charm from the original source material.
2. This article by Roseanne about Charlie Sheen is one great anecdote after another:
It didn’t take long for me to get a taste of the staggering sexism and class bigotry that would make the first season of Roseanne god-awful. It was at the premiere party when I learned that my stories and ideas—and the ideas of my sister and my first husband, Bill—had been stolen. The pilot was screened, and I saw the opening credits for the first time, which included this: CREATED BY MATT WILLIAMS. I was devastated and felt so betrayed that I stood up and left the party. Not one person noticed.

I confronted Marcy under the bleachers on the sound stage when we were shooting the next episode. I asked her how I could continue working for a woman who had let a man take credit for my work—who wouldn’t even share credit with me—after talking to me about sisterhood and all that bullshit. She started crying and said, “I guess I’m going to have to tell Brandon [Stoddard, then president of ABC Entertainment] that I can’t deliver this show.” I said, “Cry all you want to, but you figure out a way to put my name on the show I created, or kiss my ass good-bye.”

3. NSFW Duke Nukem browser game (I haven't tried it). Via.