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20.12.09

Disjecta: This week's links



Dan O'Bannon 1946-2009
Image: The theatrical poster for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979)

Literature:

Samuel Beckett: HTML Giant on 'A Return to Beckett'
Will Self: The New Yorker reviews Liver
Will Self: Upcoming January 2010 lecture on W. G. Sebald
George Steiner: Maya Jaggi interview with Steiner, first published in 2001
Patricia Highsmith: Jeanette Winterson on Highsmith in The New York Times

Music:

Jazz: A new website, One Down, One Up.
Jazz: Blue Note at 70: Behind the Label.
Jazz: US House of Representatives honours Miles Davis' Kind of Blue
Jazz: My Top Five at 3:AM Magazine
Jazz: Critic Gary Giddins on 101 Ways to Get Into Jazz

Film:

Grace Kelly: Hitchcock star included among Philip French's Screen Legends
Michael Haneke: BFI Live: Michael Haneke in conversation
Dan O'Bannon 1946-2009: The Guardian on the late Alien screenwriter
Dan O'Bannon 1946-2009: Feuilleton pays tribute

Television:

The Simpsons: A perceptive critique of the successful animated series on its twentieth anniversary
Orson Welles: Revolutionary ideas for television to be realized?
William Shakespeare: David Tennant's performance in Hamlet to air in the UK on Boxing Day

Etc.

The Guardian: We Made This on the new Guardian iPhone application
Will Self: On Christmas dinner