Studio Ghibli has announced the English language voice cast for The Wind Rises.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will front Hayao Miyazaki’s film as the voice of aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi.
John Krasinski will play Jiro’s friend and colleague Honjo, with Emily Blunt as his love interest Nahoko Satomi.
Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Grey, Elijah Wood, Mandy Patinkin, Darren Criss, William H Macy, Mae Whitman and Ronan Farrow will also feature in the film.
The Wind Rises was the last film Miyazaki made prior to his retirement from the studio.
It centres around Jiro, the man who designed one of the chief fighter planes used by the Japanese in World War II.
The Wind Rises will open in US cinemas from February 21, 2014. A UK release date is yet to be announced.
JGL? Krasinski!? Tucci, Wood, Macy and Herzog!?!? Must watch! And say farewell to a legend.
"But despite his repeated denials of using tanning beds, Boehner has ties to the industry. Not only has he accepted campaign contributions from a group called the Indoor Tanning Association, Boehner actually lives in a D.C. apartment owned by a lobbyist for the American Suntanning Association."
Terry asked the Coen brothers about casting and filming the cat in their film Inside Llewyn Davis:
Ethan: We used the advice of the cat trainer, the animal trainer [to get] a kind of orange, marmalade tabby cat just because they’re common, so easy to double, triple, quadruple, there were many cats playing the one cat. It comes across pretty well in the movie, but the whole exercise of shooting a cat is pretty nightmarish because they don’t care about anything. They don’t want to do what you want them to do. As the animal trainer said to us, “A Dog wants to please you. A cat only wants to please itself.” It was just long, painstaking, frustrating days shooting the cat.
Joel: What you have to do is basically find the cat that’s predisposed to doing whatever particular piece of action it is that you have to film. So you find the cat that isn’t afraid to run down a fire escape or the cat that’s very docile and will let the actor just hold them for extended periods of time without being fidgety. Then you want the fidgety cat, the squirrely cat for when you want the cat to run away. And you keep just swapping them out depending on what the task at hand is.
Ethan: In True Grit we had a vulture, a trained vulture… that was a pain and that was even, by vulture standards probably a stupid vulture and that was frustrating. But I would take a vulture over a cat. The cat was just horrible.
Refer to Truffaut gato.
On the last episode of THE FOOD SEEN in 2013, actor Kyle MacLachlan brings his bold character and sensible approach to the show, and we’re just talking about his wines. Pursued By Bear, deep ripe cabernets made with Dunham Cellars in Walla Walla, WA, shows similar “smooth and velvety” notes as Special Agent Dale Cooper fromTwin Peaks, “hints of sage of mint” alike The Mayor of Portlandia, and enough “acidity for freshness” as his roles in Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives … We’ll wrap with “a damn fine cup of coffee” and talk about Kyle’s latest endeavor, roasting beans for his signature “Brown Bear melangé” with Walla Walla Roastery. But will it be “black as midnight on a moonless night”? This program has been sponsored by Brooklyn Slate.
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"The process when they turn the camera on until they turn it off, that little piece of time is really the gold that you live for." [14:35]
"I just wanted it to be the best it could be from Washington." [22:55]
—Kyle MacLachlan on The Food Seen
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Experts Decisive Against Multivitamins: ‘Stop Wasting Money’
"We believe that the case is closed— supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no clear benefit and might even be harmful. These vitamins should not be used for chronic disease prevention. Enough is enough."
So reads an authoritative editorial today in one of the widest-read U.S. medical journals, Annals of Internal Medicine. The authors are five physicians from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Warwick Medical School in the U.K., including one of the journal’s senior editors. Each has at least five letters worth of postgraduate degrees after their name.
"Beta-carotene, vitamin E, and possibly high doses of vitamin A supplements are harmful,” they specify. “Other antioxidants, folic acid and B vitamins, and multivitamin and mineral supplements are ineffective for preventing mortality or morbidity due to major chronic diseases.”
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The big story of the day. I’ve always been pro balanced diet over vitamins, but I still think there is a place for multi not really well-discussed in the article. Its not a bad temporary replacement in short term (2-4 day) situations like vacations where you eat like shit or don’t have access to good fruit and vegetables. But overall, balanced diet all the way when you can is definitely the way to go.