1 November 2010

Three Takes Only (Pt 3)

As I mentioned recently, there are times when the Dark Eye Socket updates can be sadly few and far between, but just recently, alongside the usual weekly Take Three columns for Nathaniel R's The Film Experience (see below), I've been at the 54th BFI London Film Festival (more on this later) watching as many films as possible for the duration of the festival, and writing up some words on a selection of them, again for TFE. Also, there have been other pieces I've been working on for both online and print: my upcoming piece on film sound ("Scoring Points for Film") in the launch issue of The Hub Magazine; and various other posts at TFE.

But for now, below are links to all of the Take Three pieces I've written over the last few months, for your general or specific perusal:

1-4 of the Take Three columns are linked to in a post here. This link takes you to a grouped link post for the 5-11. Below are straight-up links (click on the names) to the latest batch of supporting/character actors, 12-22:

An Education, Doom, The Libertine
Sterling Hayden
Dr. Strangelove,  The Killing, Johnny Guitar
James Franco
Spider-Man trilogy, Milk, Pineapple Express
Dianne Wiest
Edward Scissorhands, Synecdoche, New York, Hannah and Her Sisters
Grace Jones
Boomerang, Vamp, A View to a Kill
Steve Buscemi
Reservoir Dogs, The Island, x5 Coen Brothers films
Amanda Plummer
My Life without Me, The Fisher King, Pulp Fiction
Paul Schneider
Bright Star, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, All the Real Girls
Laurence Fishburne
Predators/Armored, The Matrix films, Tina: What's Love Got To Do with It
Deborah Kara Unger
Fear X/The Game, Crash, Silent Hill
Anna Faris
Brokeback Mountain, Lost in Translation, Waiting...

David Warner is next up, tonight, then very likely coming soon may well be: Christopher Lloyd, Alfre Woodard, Diane Ladd, Emily Mortimer, Grace Zabriskie, Margaret Dumont, Jane Lynch, Isaach De Bankolé, Alice Braga, Michael Lerner, Jeff Goldblum, Ruth Gordon, Harry Dean Stanton, Peter Sarsgaard, Julie Walters, Anthony Mackie, plus many more lined up in future. 

Updates on the LFF and The Hub Magazine, as well as more regular Dark Eye Socket posts, coming soon.


  1. At least you're not writing about films because you're watching other films. I've seen so little movies lately :(
    October was an awful month for movie watching in my life.
    With that said, love Take Three.

  2. I think I saw more movies than I thought this Oct. (especially as it's a busy work month for me), but getting the watching/writing about balance right has been as tricky as ever lately. Hope you get to see more movies in Nov. And thank you for the Take 3 love, Jose!