Movie News After Dark: Tintin, Saul Bass, Sex Lists, Star Wars and Captain Planet Insanity

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We begin tonight with some new concept art for The Adventures of Tintin, courtesy of the folks over at Hey U Guys. It’s yet another look at the smooth animation behind this film from Steven Spielberg, who may appear again later in tonight’s edition of Movie News After Dark.

With the announcement of this new book, Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design, I have now figured out exactly what I want for Christmas. Please take note, all of you who know me. One of my great obsessions is the art of Saul Bass. This book, as designed by Bass’ daughter Jennifer and historian Pat Kirkham, appears to be everything an obsessive such as myself will ever need.

Over at David Bordwell’s film site, Kristin Thompson asks, as summer winds down, is 3D doing the same? The question is part of a bigger thought in the critical community, one that I hope continues to become more and more true: are people becoming wise toward 3D as a means to raise ticket prices vs. 3D as art?

The folks over at Movieline are right. This French poster for What’s Your Number? gets right to the point:

Apparently George Lucas has made further adjustments to the Star Wars movies, including adding some girlie screams to otherwise badass characters like Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi.

If you read any one article by the producers of Lost today, you should read Damon Lindelof’s love letter to Raiders of the Lost Ark in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. According to Lindelof, it’s a “perfect movie.” He might not be far off.

As we grow closer to the festival at the end of September, the folks at Fantastic Fest have released the 2011 content icons. For the uninitiated, these are small icons that give hints at the films and themes of Fantastic Fest. Anyone care to try and figure them out?

Paul Dano will play a young Karl Rove in Richard Linklater’s upcoming film College Republicans. That will be interesting.

In accordance with our ordinance that requires our readers to read every great interview with Patton Oswalt, we would like you to read this great interview with Patton Oswalt over at AV Club.

We close tonight with Captain Planet, as seen through the eyes of Don Cheadle. Basically he goes crazy. And it’s awesome.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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