Theme
Jon Brion

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How to make a “Courtesan au Chocolat” pastry from Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Remember Sammy Jankis.
Faye Dunaway at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool with the Best Actress Oscar she’d won for Network the night before. Los Angeles, March 23rd, 1977.
Photograph by Terry O’Neill.

Faye Dunaway at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool with the Best Actress Oscar she’d won for Network the night before. Los Angeles, March 23rd, 1977.

Photograph by Terry O’Neill.

Exotica
Elmer Bernstein

Sunday jazz, Oscar-nominated edition.

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ALL the classics. Rest in peace, Harold Ramis.

LEGO-fied posters for this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees.

LEGO-fied posters for this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees.

If you’re a Wes Anderson fan and/or looking forward to seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel, I’d recommend checking out this site and this tumblr.

Coen Cast (.tumblr.com) by Richard Perez.

Strangelove Strange-links

I’m still on a bit of a Dr. Strangelove kick, but I don’t want to completely spam this blog with stuff about it so here are some links to other things of interest:

SAC Command Post, a U.S. Air Force documentary from the 60s made to reassure the public that what happens in Dr. Strangelove (and similar films and books) couldn’t happen in real life. Not the most exciting 20 minutes, but pretty interesting if you’ve just seen the movie.

Love That Bomb by “Dr. Strangelove and the Fallouts”. a promo tie-in song (which doesn’t appear in the film) that I’d never even heard of until just the other day. It’s very 60s and very bad.

• Die-hard fans might want to read the Dr. Strangelove screenplay too, which at first glance seems to differ quite a bit from the finished film.

• Still need convincing? The amazingly-edited trailer is something of a masterpiece in itself.

On-set portraits of Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove by Weegee, circa 1963.

Some more behind-the-scenes photographs from the making of Dr. Strangelove, courtesy of the British Film Institute. Even more here and here.

"Dr. Strangelove" by Carlos Ramos.

"Dr. Strangelove" by Carlos Ramos.

Dr. Strangelove’s handwritten opening credits by Pablo Ferro.

A few behind-the-scenes photographs of Dr. Strangelove’s infamous pie fight ending, which was left on the cutting room floor and hasn’t been seen since (as far as I can remember, anyway).