There's something else in the commentary that's worth mentioning. There's a priest-assassin who stalks Elizabeth for a scene or so in the second half of the film--flowing slo-mo black robes, very badass. When he first shows up--disembarking from a boat--he drags some traitor kid out to a tidepool and proceeds to beat him to death with a rock. Kapur spends this whole segment somewhat in awe of the actor playing the priest, who apparently showed up with this wonderful, brutal physicality--I can't remember if Kapur said that the actor actually improvised something or came up with the idea for something, but the actor apparently contributed a lot to the character, who really has very little screentime, and Kapur particularly appreciated the contradiction of having this big scary guy as a priest.
That actor? Daniel Craig. Dude.
chris_walsh: Stephen King weighs in on Virginia Tech.
rewil, with a followup: "The Columbia Journalism Review was less than impressed by Fox News' treatment of Vonnegut." The article also functions as a partial transcript, if you didn't get to watch the clip itself.
Pope revises 'limbo' for babies.
Australians puzzled by 'ghost ship': "Australian rescuers were on Friday trying to solve the Mary Celeste-style mystery of a yacht found floating off the coast with its engine running, food on its table ready to eat, but no crew."
Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder.
"Robofalcons" to take on pesky pigeons.
Fruity cocktails count as health food, study finds. I was already in love with this article for suggesting that strawberry daiquiris could be good for you, and then they finished me off with this: "The study did not address whether adding a little cocktail umbrella enhanced the effects."
Sun's Atmosphere Sings.
Invisible family reunion.
Twenty-eight more POTC3 publicity shots.
'Spider-Man: The Musical,' music by U2.
Anika Noni Rose to voice The Frog Princess.
That Alec Baldwin Voicemail In Full. "Three letters: ABA. A, Always, B, Be, A, Answering. Always be answering. Always be answering." Okay, simmer down there, Glengarry.
Tobey Maguire Reportedly Offered $20M For 'Spider-Man 4.'
William Fichtner Has Joined 'The Dark Knight.' EEEEEEEEEE.
First 3:10 to Yuma Stills ("Russell Crowe and Christian Bale costar in 3:10 to Yuma, a remake of the 1957 film, and engage in a battle of wills as a small-time rancher tries to hold a captured outlaw as he waits for the titular train").
Luc Besson Planning SF Trilogy. Didn't he "retire," or am I just hallucinating that?
Radcakes coming to Broadway.
Has The Hulk Gone Gray?
Back to work it is!