Culture

Missing Links

The Jeng Kane Linkages Program scours the Internet 18/7 (I have to sleep occasionally) digging up interesting, informational and/or pointless items for your perusal. Here are some of the links that might have whizzed by your busy self during the week.

NEW SCREENWRITING BOOK

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are best known for the roles of Dangle and Junior in the television sitcom RENO 911. However they are also a successful screenwriting team who have written both NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM movies as well as HERBIE FULLY LOADED. They have also released a new book–part-comedy/part informational–about the realities of the Hollywood screenwriting business. Check out the transcript of their AV Club interview.  http://avc.lu/nPuR26

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COPYRIGHT SAGA

Having to decide whether to pay for using the “Happy Birthday” song in a film or television show or to replace it with another song is a pain-in-the-ass to producers and filmmakers everywhere. This SLATE article attempts to document the history and some of the ins and outs of how this simple–and now very old–tune is still subject to copyright. http://slate.me/p4rRI0

WAUGH WANTS LIE DETECTORS

Steve Waugh wants to stamp out corruption in cricket, to this end he wants to make lie detector or polygraph testing a regular part of the sport. He was part of an interesting video showing him undergoing a polygraph test. It takes a seven minutes, however it gives you a good idea the types of questions a cricketer might have to deal with. http://bit.ly/mUl6cq

HARRY POTTER TRAILER – FINAL NARRATION

Voiceover guy Frank has a particular take on doing the last Harry Potter trailer. A funny short from the Barely Politcal folk. http://bit.ly/pPLyP7

1980s MELLO YELLO COMMERCIAL

Australian television commercial for the softdrink Mello Yello. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. http://bit.ly/nHaXIG

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