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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

blinking morning thoughts...

Up too early to take Maddy to school (I think I'm now on normal Neil time and 6:50 am is now a painful sort of place to be) and I found myself profoundly grateful to Fred the Cat. When I had the new garage built (because a groundhog had dug out the foundations of the very old one, and the concrete floor had caved in) I'd hesitated on putting in heating, but then it looked like Fred would probably wind up outside this year, so I had underfloor heating and a cat door put in. And today, with temperatures only a hair below freezing, I realised that this had been a wise idea. In a month or two, when temperatures drop down into weird Midwestern winter range, I think I will be even more grateful to Fred. And, I suppose, to the groundhog.

Anyway, this is just a quick post to link to an IGN interview with Henry Selick, in which he talks about the film he's making of Coraline (The official site is http://www.laika.com/entertainment/ and click on projects and then Coraline). I got a nice note from him while I was on tour, promising to get me Coraline film stuff soon, which I am very much looking forward to seeing, and will either talk about what he sends on this blog or not talk about it, depending on what Henry asks.

One of the things I like best about Henry is his honesty. He's not very good at doing the Hollywood things of telling people what he thinks they want to hear, and says what he thinks instead. This is probably one reason why he's now making movies in Portland rather than in Hollywood. So he's probably much too honest here ("I certainly hope they don't put it out in the middle of the summer blockbuster season. We'll get creamed.") but more power to him... http://movies.ign.com/articles/741/741162p1.html is the interview.
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