Must-click links: Libya in chaos, The Simpsons nail the Oscars, Mel Gibson in Vanity Fair, Franco's Private Idaho and more …

Huh? James Franco has directed a 12-hour movie using outtakes from My Own Private Idaho.

Here is why you should be jealous of South Korea.

GQ: Mark Harris on "The Day the Movies Died" — the (potential) death of the great American art form.

In case you haven't noticed over the past year ,The Simpsons has become more relevant than ever. Last week's episode is a brilliant send up of awards season, with the show targeting Oscar favorite Pixar, and even Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist, Triplets of Belleville):

Planet Money: 4 Reasons why home prices are likely to keep falling.

The Playlist: Uncle Boonme Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul is looking to direct his next feature Mekong Hotel. And rumors are swirling that Tilda Swinton is attached to star! Sounds like perfection.

NPR: Could the recent labor battles be a turning point? Are the Best Picture nominees falling into a formula?

Criterion has released their special edition Blu-ray of Alexander Mackendrick's masterpiece Sweet Smell of Success, starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis. The Blu-ray is already being called "essential" for film fans:

Must-Click Links of the Day is a collection of (mostly random) movie and news links we hope will peak your interest and spark discussion. We encourage you to send us your suggestions for the next day’s post to [email protected] and leave comments.

Scientific American: Why are Americans so ill-informed on the topic of Climate Change?

Al Jazeera: Gaddafi loosing more Libyan cities.

Vanity Fair profiles the eternal rudeness of Mel Gibson.

Frontline debuts a one hour special on the revolution in Egypt, which you can watch it in its entirety here.

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