Catch up with the last seven days in the world of film
The big storyWe're so sick of Prometheus that, even though it's really the big story of the week (for the third time in a row) that we're going to completely avoid the subject.
Not even mention it.
Instead we'll focus our attention on a trivial few seconds on a Los Angeles pavement that says more than anything else how things have changed in cinemaland.
All powerful gossip site TMZ, which prides itself on getting every scoop going, failed to notice it had in its possession some of the most fabled footage of the modern era: actual live flick of legendary auteur Terrence Malick, the most notorious avoider of flashbulbs and spotlights this side of Nosferatu.
TMZ's roving videographer was presumably pretty pleased with themself for bumping into Benicio del Toro, ignoring the scruffy, unkempt elderly gent walking alongside.
Now we know that gent was Malick, the clip is properly funny: Malick peels away, allergic to the intrusive lens, and a giggling del Toro follows him, keen to keep the director's discomforture going.
If we're being honest, we'd struggle to recognise the great man ourselves, but then we don't hang around outside restaurants waiting to ambust flick actors.
Well, not very often.
In the newsBill Murray rejected Ghostbusters 3 because of script
Quentin Tarantino and Johnny Depp saddle up to give new life to the western
Hugh Laurie in talks to play villain in Robocop remake
Could Bret Easton Ellis bring Fifty Shades of Grey to fruition?
Ray Winstone set to star opposite Russell Crowe in Noah's ark epic
Vincent Cassel and Viggo Mortensen to star in Eastern Promises sequel
Isaac Newton set to become the next Hollywood action hero
On the blogWeb of intrigue: could Spider-Man and the Avengers assemble on screen?
Only greater inclusivity will give South Africa full ownership of its flick industry
Can you solve the Prometheus puzzle?
Clip joint: 'Bad-ass one-liners'
Open thread: what are the most overrated films?
Madagascar 3's 'success' proves box office figures are a tricky animal
Cine-files: Cinema City, Norwich
Watch and listenThe Perks of Being a Wallflower trailer– a whole new game of Quidditch
Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg on Cosmopolis - video
The Guardian Film Show: Ill Manors, Woody Allen: A Documentary and Arirang
Woody Allen: A Documentary - video review
Ill Manors - video review
Arirang - video review
Further readingRobert Pattinson: 'I want to strangle whoever invented that R-Patz thing'
Billy Wilder, still less than meets the eye
Why wasn't Goodfellas' Henry Hill murdered by the mob?
Peter Bradshaw on his out-of-control DVD collection
Hansel 2012: on the road with Britain's mobile flick marathon
India's uncomfortable truths on film
In the paperThe tomorrow's G2 Film & Music Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn discusses his cult horror flick hero Andy Milligan, Alex von Tunzelmann takes a timely look at Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia, there's an interview with Rufus Sewell, star of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and Peter Bradshaw reviews all this week's key cinema releases.
In the Review on Saturday Bee Wilson writes on Hitchcock's early work in silent movies, and the Weekend magazine features a Q&A with Sally Phillips.
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