Thursday, June 7, 2007

TGIF Links

I've been away for a couple weeks, spending time looking for and finding a part-time job and making some big decisions about grad school in the fall. There's still a long to-do list that I should pay attention to, but I won't bore folks here with the quotidian stuff. Instead:

-via Mashable, there are rumors that Amazon will buy Netflix. Amazon announced recently it was going to enter the music downloading business, so perhaps they want to try their hand at film distribution and downloading (Netflix allows folks to stream films online, but does not have a comprehensive download service). Not sure how this would affect Netflix' Red Envelope division, which last year acquired the distribution rights to 90 films.

-Girish has a fun post on favorite '90s films based on lists found elsewhere in cyber-filmspace. Lots of foreign films I'd forgotten about, and his post reminds me that I must re-visit the films of Claire Denis (90's faves Beau Travail, U.S. Go Home), including her love affair with Paris Vendredi Soir.

Also: James Urbaniak, aka Simon Grim (of Henry Fool and Fay Grim fame) has a entertaining diary over at livejournal. His June 5th post: which member of the Bush administration most closely resembles Smithers?

And via Pop Candy, visit for a podcast of the Top 15 Rock Screams. Good times...