|Tonight on TDS, Bob Schieffer; and on TCR, Jared Diamond, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?.|
And stuff I missed last night:
|The Daily Show|
Boy, did this aggravate the blogging wingnuts
Mediaite 1/13/13: Bob Schieffer Grills John McCain: Why Is The GOP ‘Against Every Single Person’ Obama Nominates?
(more on that last)
|Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
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Best Actress, Drama, 2013 Golden Globes
Probably the most divisive dress of the Golden Globes
AV club review: Zero Dark Thirty’s lone-wolf protagonist makes it more conventional than it seems
Choice quote from AVClub: "Granted, American movies are littered with larger-than-life protagonists like Maya. And they’re so rarely female that it’s tempting to give it a pass in this instance. Context matters, though. Nothing in Zero Dark Thirty is even remotely as full of shit as the climactic sequence of Argo, which invents an airport-runway chase scene that never happened in real life. Argo, however, in spite of its “based on a true story” preface, more or less admits, through its Robert McKee-approved three-act structure and exaggerated performances and traditional suspense cues, that it’s entertaining nonsense. Zero Dark Thirty, on the other hand, wants us to believe. It yearns for credibility. And so it does its best to disguise the various ways in which it resembles a fairy tale. "
|Lena Dunham, Girls|