Matthew Raymond Dillon turns 50 today, which means he must have started acting before he emerged from the womb, because it seems like he has been around forever. He's the Matt Dillon of his generation!
I love David Mitchell and I love the essay he had in the Times magazine this past weekend about the experience of having his novel, Cloud Atlas, made into a movie. He writes about the way seeing a movie of a book changes the way we see the imagery of the book. And it made me very, very glad for my decision to have read Cloud Atlas this past month, before I see the movie that The Matrix-makers Andy and Lana Wachowski (and Tom Tykwer!) created out of it.
"Perhaps where text slides toward ambiguity," Mitchell writes, "film inclines to specificity. A novel contains as many versions of [...]