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TIFF 6ix: Essential Links for the Week of May 29, 2016

TIFF 6IX: Guillermo Del Toro's Tweetstorm Master Class Edition

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May 29, 2016

1) During a recent tweetstorm, Guillermo del Toro reminded us that we failed John Carpenter. This important 140-character Master Class comes just as a Carpenter-produced Halloween sequel was announced.

2) This week was the time of glorious genderbent make-believe. In an interview with Complex, Priyanka Chopra confessed that she wants to be the next James Bond. That’s right, the next Bond, not the next Bond girl. Gillian Anderson is also on board with playing the world’s most famous spy. #NotYourBondGirl

3) The following sentence should make you (or at least your 11-year-old self) giddy with excitement: Nintendo has concrete plans to venture into the animated film industry. The Japanese videogame company has created some of the most memorable videogame stories out there, including The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, and F-Zero.

4) Netflix is testing a virtual reality store in the style of the now defunct Blockbuster video stores (did irony ever hurt this much?). For this year’s Hack Day, Netflix’s designers collaborated to create a virtual video store for the HTC Vive. And while this VR app “may never become part of the Netflix product, internal infrastructure, or otherwise be used beyond Hack Day,” it’s fun to think that this is what the future looks like.

5) Our very own Kiva Reardon sat down to chat with Whit Stillman about his latest film, Love & Friendship, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan. He talks about his favourite Jane Austen books, his attempt at being a novelist (and why that never happened), and his research process for making a period piece.

6) While everyone is tearing each other apart over the new I movie, Tony Zhou wrote an educational Medium post about comedic timing in trailers. He compares the UK and US trailers of the reboot, and features an in-depth look that includes a frame count (I know, right?) of a few scenes.