This week was all about making connections. Connections between people. Connections with art. Connections between us and our commenters—and what meaningful connections they are! Other connections this week include:
Writing on James Poniewozik’s take on Revolution, the upcoming show from J.J. Abrams, anon76returns connects the show’s no-electricity premise to a real-life problem:
I’m entering day 3 of not having power (with temperatures near the 100s) since the stupid mini-hurricane in the mid-Atlantic, and right now this is the least-appealing premise for a show that I can think of.
In this section of msteel271′s think-worthy comment on Graeme McMillan’s theory of the Déjà Vu of Indie Movie Love, the connection is between indie romance and mainstream love triangles:
It occurred to me while reading that the recent popularity of girl-boy-boy love triangles, in Twilight and elsewhere, has become the female equivalent of the Manic Pixie Dreamgirl stereotype. Both are increasingly lazy wish-fulfillment tropes that won’t go away.
This excerpt from a comment by yourlocalcinema makes a human connection with Secret Cinema, as described in Megan Gibson’s article:
I went to the earlier captioned show, for people with hearing loss, on the same day as the reporter. 150+ deaf people and their partners/friends having a great time together, sharing the film experience. You don’t get that at a regular multiplex show.
The Hoobie, writing on James Poniewozik’s post about the TV shows that shaped America, connects two very important shows for such a list…and makes us want to schedule a Hoobie play-date:
Two seminal shows in my Gen-X life are Sesame Street and The Daily Show. You really only need to know those two shows to know everything about me. :)
And finally, rellroad just plain connects the dots about the revelation that Stan Lee lobbied unsuccessfully for a line to be added to his cameo in the movie, from the secrets of The Amazing Spider-Man by Lily Rothman:
How do you NOT give Stan Lee a line?