The Slate: Twilight, Jean-Luc Godard and Mountain Goats

Gus van Sant, Sofia Coppola, Bill Condon … are any of them crazy enough to say “yes” to directing an installment of Twilight: Breaking Dawn? Probably not. Y’know, van Sant just might do it. (EW)

The line-up of this year’s 32nd Cinema du Reel Film Festival in Paris will include Godard/Mieville’s The Old Place and Reportage Amateur, as well as Richard Dindo’s promising Gaugin in Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. Fest kicks off on March 18. (Cineuropa)

Speaking of Godard: “His devotion to the concept of the archive—including archival footage—is based in a sense of the object’s relic-like, totemic power that transcends evocation and memory to achieve a quasi-metaphysical incarnation of the past that restores its force through mythopoetic power, through the fact of its iconic contact with the past.” Right. (The Front Row)

Rian Johnson’s Life of the World to Come, starring the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle, is released on DVD on Record Store Day, sounds a lot like that Jonsi doc, Go Quiet. (Pitchfork)

J. Hoberman discovers a Victorian Wonderland at the Met that looks forward to Joseph Cornell. (Overlooked and Hoberated)

Martin Scorsese’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret gets its two juves: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas‘ Asa Butterfield and Kick-Ass‘s Chloe Moretz. (DHD)

Jeremy Renner may play a Philip Seymour Hoffman disciple in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Scientology” flick. That is, if the director an get a studio to fund it. (DHD)

“I don’t know if you remember me from Melinda and Melinda. I was the director.” Woody Allen sends Josh Brolin an email. (NYT)

The Time Out Hong Kong site gets a makeover and Edmund Lee sits down with with budding economist Simon Yam. (TOHK)

The connections between The Princess and the Frog and Robert Byrd’s favorite Disney film. (Salon)

In anticipation of this year’s London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Sophie Mayer gets a little gushy about Dorothy Arzner. (S&S)

Noah Baumbach talks to AMMI’s David Schwartz about his L.A. movie Greenberg. (MIS)

Coming soon: Uwe Boll’s Darfur. Starring Billy Zane. (DHD)

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