Thursday May 23, 2013

Good reads – May 23, 2013

Posted by Karthik

“Amazon took a big step toward today by announcing it had made licensing agreements with three fanfic-popular properties — Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and Vampire Diaries — that will allow fics for those properties to be published for the Kindle, with revenue split between the author and the rightsholder. More deals are on the way.”

“The composer isn’t as important today, if you understand what music will work. In Aashiqui 2, we have two three different composers… we will do the same thing with many of our films now.” For the record, I hate this stand.

“In an extraordinary moment of serendipity, Mithun Chakraborty—1980s’ disco king, forgotten failure, Elvis-impersonator, pop comet, poor man’s Amitabh Bachchan, auto-rickshaw driver’s hero, thrice National award-winner, successful hotelier, super-spy Gunmaster G-9, object of urban ridicule, pelvic thrust expert, exceptional character actor and a star with mass appeal—is experiencing a sort of rebirth, thanks to filmmakers and writers from small town India who were raised on the ‘Mithunda brand of B-movies.’ ”

“Continuing the musical legacy of their parents, progeny of Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Kavita Krishnamurthy — L Subramaniam and Lesle Lewis are coming together on one platform for a musical project conceptualised by Lewis.

The project will be an electronic dance music (EDM) album, featuring collaborative tracks of Akshay and Karan Hariharan, Siddharth and Shivam Mahadevan, Shane and Alyssa Mendonsa, Divya Lewis and Bindu and Ambi Subramaniam along with Lewis.”



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