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Gary Dretzka

Digital Nation By Gary DretzkaDretzka@moviecitynews.com

We Live in Public

What follows is an extremely brief history of the Internet. Once upon a time in America, computers couldn’t talk to each other, instantly or otherwise. Then, they could. Once upon a time in America, e-mail didn’t exist. Then, it did. Once upon a time in America, commercial use of the Internet was forbidden. Then, it…

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Crude

Documentaries aren’t like other movies. Facts, like disobedient children, don’t always come when they’re called. Too often, stories that appear to be no-brainers crumble like a house of cards, leaving filmmakers with nothing to show for their work, except a stack full of outstanding AmEx bills. Joe Berlinger understands how certain virtues – patience and…

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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh