I’ve been working all morning to the soothing strains of the Cloud Atlas soundtrack. If you read the Tom Tykwer interview I posted yesterday (and you DO read ALL the links, right, pets?), you would know that a) the director actually helped composed the music and that b) they (unusually) composed the music before shooting the film so they could play it on set for the actors. It’s gorgeous and an integral bit of the story and I hope you enjoy. (CB)
Oy, Adam Scott fans, would you have hit this in high school? (Buzzfeed)
I learned from lowercase_ryan this morning that Mitt Romney has adopted “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” as a campaign slogan. “Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg told him to, you know, STOPPIT. (Deadline)
For all you Disney theme park nerds, here’s a fun look behind the scenes of various rides courtesy of a former park employee. It’s now one of my life’s goal to pose with the Matterhorn yeti. (/Film)
Unreality has 7 movies that made them hate alcohol. I prefer to call these “The 7 Movies That Make Me Thank My Lucky Stars I Have A (Barely) Functional Relationship With Alcohol.” (Unreality)
JRR Tolkein mined much of his material for “The Hobbit” and “Lord Of The Rings” from his experience in the trenches of World War I. So, you know, it’s not so much of a surprise that the entire saga is basically a sausagefest. That being said, procreation must be tough on Middle Earth. (BioTV)
I *love* an Election Year Halloween more than any other. Check out a surefire popular choice this year. The stockings are a nice touch. (Cheezburger)
Also, here’s some pumpkin carving porn for you, my dears. Yeah they’re all pretty fetch but, no, that does not look anything like Gillian Anderson. (Laughing Squid)
Neatorama has a fun, trivia-fueled post on the origin of many popular spices. I learned just last week that the vanilla bean trade is so lucrative and competitive that individual pods are branded like cows. Roll THAT little nugget of info out at a party, see how much tail you score. (Neatorama)
As promised, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender and The Lizard Dude. Here they are on the set of Terrence Malick’s newest film. (/Film)
Ah but the Lizard King himself (not Jim, the other one), posed recently in a series of increasingly preposterous outfits. Dafoe, you are a treasure, never change. (T&L)
You know what’s a GREAT idea? Getting a tattoo based on a flash-in-the-pan Internet meme. (FB)
A lot of Whovians were wondering what would happen to Rory’s dad Brian at the end of this past season. Well here’s the scene they didn’t shoot that will JERK THE TEARS RIGHT OUT OF YOUR FACE. Oh, you’ll think you’re fine, but then Arthur Darvill’s voice-over starts and it’s all over, Bub.
Finally, worried about that rumored bacon shortage? Have no fear, Ron Swanson’s got you covered.