Tuesday, July 28, 2009

News Which Sadly Caused Me To Gasp From Excitement: Ray Tintori Directing a Spike Jonze Production

Spike Jonze directed Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, presented The Fall and produced Synecdoche, New York, on top of just having finished Where the Wild Things Are. One of my favorite film makers, responsible for so many good things in and coming into this world.

Ray Tintori directed two short films: Death to the Tinman and Jettison Your Loved Ones. He also directed a few fantastic music videos for MGMT, The Killers and Chairlift, and co-wrote the adorably post-apocalyptic short Glory at Sea. I wrote a short article a while back on how enthused I was about him, and in what dire need the world was for a full-out feature from the boy.

According to /Film, who almost never lies to me, Spike Jonze bought up the rights to a book by Shane Jones called Light Boxes, and Ray Tintori is set to direct it.

When I heard this news I looked like so:
And as the news sank in I looked like so:
I rule in favor of this news. All opposed? Is this how court works? Regardless, Ray Tintori is directing a Spike Jonze production of a book "about a mysterious town that endures a long, deadly winter. Told in short bursts, the story concerns the war the townspeople bring against February, an oddly real and powerful character" says Amazon.com. Even better was the Wikipedia synopsis: "a fantasia about a war waged by a group of balloonists against the seemingly endless month of February." This is going to rock out with the power of fifty cocks out.

- Eric T. Voigt, Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Pantless


  1. man, i know this will sound ridiculous, but any suggestions of where to write or call to get an internship on this set?