Everett True has written an obituary over at Collapse Board, which is more eloquent than anything I had to say. I’m sad – I liked her voice.
The cinematography is beautiful. It’s the first thing I notice. If the first film was glorious Disney sparkle and the sixth was eerie and blue, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2 goes straight for post-apocalyptic grey. It’s as bleached and hopeless as Terminator 4, but has the poetry and grace of the first Pirates of the Caribbean. It could be Gore Verbinski at the helm, and that is high praise, but fair: Potter 7 pt 2 is a very good film.
1. New “Pottermore” Harry Potter project revealed
Even though it turned out to be a damp squib, it was fun to be drawn into the hype for just a moment.
2. 10 Sexiest Nerds
Most hits on that page come via searches for Wil Wheaton. I wonder if he’ll be in the next series of The Guild?
3. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker
A five-minute, throwaway post on an intriguing video inexplicably became hugely popular.
“This is the first time I’ve ever seen a man crash through a window swinging on the “rope” of another man’s intestine. That was unnecessary.” But then, Robert Rodriguez isn’t renowned for his subtlety.