Joan of Arcs

Last week’s Hollywood Reporter profile of Mad Men star, Christina Hendricks, entitled “The Arc of Joan” — got me thinking about all of those other powerful Joan film adaptations that caused a firestorm.

Elizabeth Taylor Lohan?

Will Lindsay Lohan (top left and middle) be able to pull off Elizabeth Taylor in the new Lifetime movie, Liz & Dick? Lohan hasn’t earned her chops yet to become the caliber of actor as the Academy Award-winning drama queen, Ms. Taylor — but she definitely looks the part! (Deadline)

That’s Amour-é!

I know this is old news, but meet this year’s Cannes Film Festival winner of the Palme d’Or. (IMP)


Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is not your father’s Gatsby — or even your grandfather’s or grandmother’s, for that matter — as it looks quite a bit more theatrical than previous film adaptations.


Will there be blood or frogs raining down from the sky — or perhaps male prosthetics involved? Lord only knows, but you can bet that Paul Thomas Anderson, the director of such contemporary classics as There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, and Boogie Nights, will be up to something original with his latest film, The Master.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia?

You’ve gotta appreciate new movie posters that try to mix up perspectives (even if it doesn’t always help at the box office), as seen below in Virginia, the directing debut of screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar).

Into The Mystics

Could two movies with similar titles possibly be any more different? I guess there’s a wide gulf between pizza and river — and possibly an even wider gulf between USA and Polish movie posters as seen below from Jan Mlodozeniec. (ImpAwards)

Death of A Poster…

If you’re looking for the next Olly Moss or Jason Munn, you might find them working on their craft at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City — as the New York Times showcased these recent student submissions for the Broadway revival of Death Of A Salesman, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, and directed by Mike Nichols.