Chuck Dugan is Awol: A Novel with Maps

A late note about a not-so-recent book (one released in April 2005, actually). But, I feel guilty. And, I just found out. Eric Chase Anderson wrote and illustrated a book called Chuck Dugan is Awol. It looks phenomenal. There has been some discussion of it over at the Yankee Racers board (go to the thread), but not nearly enough. So, buy this book, and let’s talk about it (and sorry for being so out of the loop).


(buy it from Amazon through this link and support the site)

The Visual Art of Mark Mothersbaugh

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Recent article: “The Visual Art of Mark Mothersbaugh”

Update: a great website w/ galleries — the visual art of mark mothersbaugh

Clooney and Blanchett a couple of foxes?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, George Clooney and Cate Blanchett are in talks to provide their vocal talents to Wes Anderson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox as Mr. and Mrs. Fox, respectively. Wes is currently editing The Darjeeling Limited in New York, and he will go to London to film Mr. Fox when he is finished.

More at Coming Soon.

A few recent articles.

Owen Wilson on Exhibit After Filming in India, Dallas Morning News

Hollywood’s tryst with Udaipur, Business Standard

Pass the Peace, (Jason Schartzman), CHUD.com

Darjeeling Wraps Shooting in India

From India eNews.com

Hollywood stars Owen Wilson and Adrian Brody have completed the last leg of shooting schedule for the Darjeeling Limited in this city of palaces and lakes known as the Venice of the East.

The Academy Award-nominated American actor-writer along with co-stars Broody and Jason Schwartzman are had landed here Jan 17 and spent about eight hours every day shooting for the India-centric film. The stars and the film unit are expected to leave for home later Tuesday.

Also Bill Murray will be a guest on tonight’s episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. Bill will help Dave celebrate his 25th year on late night television. I will try and get a video up if he mentions anything related, and post it here for those who miss it.

Oh, I forgot to mention Natalie Portman (how could I?)

Natalie Portman has been casted for The Darjeeling Limited.

So, to review: Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Natalie Portman, Adrien Brody, and Natalie Portman so far. Looks good.

Bud Cort interview

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Wes is completely different from all of them. I never worked with Fellini but I almost did. Wes is his own planet but I see a little Fellini streak there. After the film was reviewed it was like when cubism came on the heels on impressionism and people went insane. Wes is a cubist with classical netting. – Bud Cort

A pretty interesting interview with one of our favorites, Bud Cort from The Life Aquatic and Harold and Maude (please note that this interview transpired two years ago but has only now been published).

Interview with Waris Singh Ahluwalia about Darjeeling Limited

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Waris Ahluwalia (from The Life Aquatic) has confirmed he will appear in The Darjeeling Limited in an interview with SikhChic.com.

Backyardigans do the Life Aquatic?

With not much in terms of news to post, this post from the message board is quite amusing. This Nick Jr. Backyardigans counting activity book looks suspiciously like Team Zissou:

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