In this series, Team FC scours the best of the internet every week to bring you a list of great reads, watches and more, from the world of film and entertainment.
The Timeless Fantasy of Stanley Tucci Eating Italian Food
In this review of Stanley Tucci’s food show, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, critic Helen Rosner muses about the relationship of food and sensuality, and the very specific and underrated sex appeal of Tucci. You can read it here.
An Instagram Page that Relates Hindi Film Songs to Academic Struggles
This Instagram page, compiled and curated by Sneha Annavarapu, will connect with any Bollywood fan who also happens to be struggling with academia. Songs and their lyrics are related to specific moments in students’ lives, such as the title song of Pyaar Impossible being used to describe an advisor encouraging a student to finish their thesis. You can visit the page here.
How Paul Thomas Anderson Directs a Movie
This video essay examines the specific directing style(s) of celebrated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson in his first four films: Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). The focus is on his approach to story, production design, colour, cinematography, editing, sound and music.
Intimacy, Touch, and the Perennial Beauty of Hands: The “Darcy Hand Flex”
This terrific essay picks up on the Darcy hand flex scene in Pride & Prejudice (2005), which has been salivated over by many Austen fans online, and examines its place in the film and its importance in the Elizabeth-Darcy relationship. Interestingly, the essay also looks at the way hands can say so much about our personalities, and how they’ve functioned in art. You can read it here.
Anand Gandhi on OK Computer: ‘The VFX was entirely done in India’
In this interview to Scroll.in, creator and producer Anand Gandhi speaks about working on OK Computer, how the visual effects were arrived at, where the title came from, how the series was shot, and why Jackie Shroff fit his role perfectly. You can read it here.