Video: The Art Of Immersion - How The Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood

A little while ago I got to participate in a great discussion at Google, centered around Frank Rose's must-read book The Art Of Immersion. Joining Frank and I were Chris Di Cesare, Director of Creative Programming at Google Creative Lab, i Paul Woolmington, Founding Partner of Naked Communications, and Susan Bonds of 42 Entertainment. If you want to know where it is all headed, I suggest you read Frank's book and listen to our talk, posted below.
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D.J. Caruso in Negotiations to Helm A Walk Among The Tombstones

Director D.J. Caruso (I Am Number Four) is in talks to direct an adaptation of the Lawrence Frank book A Walk Among the Tombstones for Cross Creek Pictures. Centering on the character Matthew Scudder, A Walk Among the Tombstones sees the alcoholic ex-cop investigating the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord's wife. If Caruso's negotiations go through, it isn't clear whether Tombstones or the John August-penned adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher will be his next project. Deadline reports that Scott Frank (Minority Report) will pen the adaptation which has been rolling around Hollywood for some time now and is expected to take on an "R-rated tone." A nearly two-decades younger Harrison Ford was once interested in making a turn as the protagonist Matthew Scudder when the pic was set up at Universal. There is no word on who might be interested in starring in the project's most recent development attempt,
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What's the Matter With Kansas?

Reviewer: James van Maanen

Rating (out of 5): ****

The question "What’s the matter with Kansas?" should immediately bring to mind Thomas Frank’s best-seller on the subject. That’s good, since the documentary film of the same name is based on Frank's book. I have read only selections from this book, which uses the state of Kansas to make clear how the Republican Party, in tandem with the evangelical Christian movement, has boondoggled Americans into believing that it today represents the common man. I'll let Frank's own words speak for themselves here:
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