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The Last Movie I Loved: Stories We Tell

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If you’re reading this now, you’ve probably slept through enough nights to know what it is to wake up to the absence of someone you loved. The ache of without seems to spread forth from within to taint the day, and all the days, ahead.

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Reelings #7: Blue Jasmine

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Why is Woody Allen choosing to make a movie about this particular character? Is it to support a modern fable of our economic fall from grace? Or is there something more insidious at play?

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Charlie Kaufman to Write Film Adaptation of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five

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Guillermo del Toro (director of Pan’s Labyrinth and the upcoming movie Pacific Rim) has recently announced that he has selected Charlie Kaufman as the writer of the screenplay for del Toro’s film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five.

Kaufman, famous for writing the screenplays behind such mind-bending and unsettlingly funny works as Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, was described by del Toro as “perfect” and “very expensive.” Great choice, sir.

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Let’s Make A Movie

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The Rumpus is producing our first movie, Happy Baby. We start shooting May 14, in New York. We need lots of extras. If you’d like to be an extra send an email to april.xiong AT gmail.com.

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The Other Argo

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In 2007 Rumpus pal Joshuah Bearman wrote a Wired article that became the movie Argo. Originally there was a different opening to this article, called The Bond Opening.

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