"The places you will go."
Viggo Mortensen’s response to the question, ‘What do you love about movies?’ Get your copy of the LWLies book at whatiloveaboutmovies.com
EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK FROM THE BABADOOK
Little White Lies’ Facebook page has some exclusive artwork from Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook, which is arguably one of the best horror films of the last 10 years. Check it out.
REVIEW: “INHERENT VICE” (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
In America, money is everything. In film noir, money is everything else.
Towards the end of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, there’s a scene in which Joaquin Phoenix’s Larry “Doc” Sportello – the goofily mutton-chopped private detective at the heart of this sweet and strung-out noir odyssey – is offered a generous mountain of cash in exchange for the return of it really doesn’t matter what. When Doc tells his client that he might prefer a different form of payment, the man curtly replies: “Well, money would be a lot easier.” It always is.
But there’s nothing easy about this.
LITTLE WHITE LIES’ FIRST BOOK NOW AVAILABLE!
For the best part of a decade, we’ve signed off each issue of Little White Lies magazine with a quote from an actor or director associated with our chosen cover film — their off-the-cuff response to a single, searching question, ‘What do you love about movies?’
Over the years we’ve amassed a diverse array of answers from some of cinema’s brightest lights — from Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola to Ryan Gosling and Mia Wasikowska. Now, we’ve compiled a selection of the most illuminating, most profound quotes into the very first LWLies book: 'What I Love About Movies'.
Featuring 50 declarations of movie passion, along with 50 newly commissioned portraits from some of the world’s finest illustrators, 50 original bios by David Jenkins, Adam Woodward, Sophie Monks Kaufman and Vadim Rizov and cover art by Timba Smits, ‘What I Love About Movies’ is on sale in bookshops nationwide from today courtesy of Faber & Faber.
'What I Love About Movies' is available in hardback at Waterstones, Foyles, WHSmith, Urban Outfitters and all good book retailers, and the Kindle edition is available viaAmazon. Our American cousins can pick up the US edition of the book, which features a cover portrait of Jude Law by Mario Zucca, from Barnes & Noble from 6 November.
For more information on the artists, editors, and to find out where to buy the book visit whatiloveaboutmovies.com
If you’ve already got your hands on a copy, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Tweet your photos and feedback to @LWLies using the hashtag #wilam and get in touch if you’re interested in featuring the book or speaking to one of the editors.
Don Hertzfeld’s Couch Gag for The Simpsons
One of the greatest indie animators of our time was inexplicably asked to make the couch gag for the massive Simpsons / Family Guy crossover episode, and the results are predictably amazing.
FILM REVIEW: “GONE GIRL” (David Fincher, 2014)
David Fincher’s trash procedural for the Twitter age taunts, tickles and, ultimately, terrifies.
Have you ever wondered what Fight Club would’ve been like had Brad Pitt and Edward Norton been a darling married couple? It would be nice to chime in with the old, “well wonder no more!” punchline, but that would only be half true with Gone Girl,David Fincher’s box-cutter autopsy of a marriage which is forcibly dismantled and then forcibly reforged in the cobalt blue flames of ignominy, arrogance and deception. So, so much deception.
"I think that movies are different things to different people. To me, they’re a really important part of cultural identity. They’re a great touchstone to who we were and what were on about at any given time. You look back to the cinema of the ’70s and ’80s and you see all different types of actors and palettes. It wasn’t so much about physical perfection. You had very odd leading men. It’s interesting how movies and culture reflect who we are. You’ll find that the movie business is paid for by those mega movies. The movie business is paid for by Big Macs. By movies as product. Movie studios use that term “product” all the time. Product? You mean you have a lot of stories? No, we have a lot of product. You have stories."
– DAVID FINCHER
THE CRITERION COLLECTION: DECEMBER 2014
See details of their December releases (which also include a new blu-ray of THE NIGHT PORTER and a Kinoshita dvd set) over at Criterion’s site.