Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer," "Spinal Tap" mug and Paul's "Two for the Road" NFR Campaign

Book jacket for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - now to be a movie.
In our interview of Caleb Deschanel for These Amazing Shadows he said that all great story telling is a form of myth. Caleb doesn't just talk-the-talk but he walks-the-walk as the famed cinematographer begins shooting in April - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in 3-D. A mash-up of mythic proportions. Here is the story in a nutshell: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. The script was penned by Seth Grahame-Smith who authored the book of the same name. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (known internationally for his Russian vampire movies, but here in the States for Wanted) it will hit theaters in June 2012. Caleb has been very busy over the past year shooting flicks for William Friedkin (Killer Joe with Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Emile Hirsch) and Jim Sheridan (Dream House with Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts).

Available now! This is Spinal Tap mug from Shot Dead in the Head. This is Spinal Tap was selected to the National Film Registry in 2002.

Please support These Amazing Shadows co-director Paul Mariano's campaign to get the 1967 gem Two for the Road on the National Film Registry. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, the story centers on a couple in the south of France as they non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage.

Anyone can nominate/vote (really the same thing) a film to the National Film Registry. Simply send an email to Donna Ross at the Library of Congress
Tell her what film you think should be selected and why. Don't forget the basic rules: films must be at least 10 years old and be "aesthetically, historically or culturally" significant. Which, as Steve Leggett of the Library of Congress says, means almost anything.
(I'm campaigning for The Times of Harvey Milk and Key Largo)

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