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Noah Forrest

Frenzy On Column By Noah ForrestForrest@moviecitynews.com

Woody Allen Will Never Be Finished

It has become inevitable that with every new release fromWoody Allen, there will be hundreds of stories written about him that will say either “Woody’s officially finished,” or “Woody’s back!”  The man has been written off and then welcomed back so many times at this point and I’m just happy that it hasn’t stopped him…

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12 Spring Movies To Watch

Trying to distance myself from the Oscar fervor, I decided to sit down and take a look at the schedule to see what worthwhile movies are coming out in the next four months.  This is a notoriously terrible time for quality films to be released, since the majority of the “prestige” films have been rushed…

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If I Had An Oscar Ballot…

We’re a little more than a week away from the announcement of what films were nominated by the Academy Awards and so I decided to write up my own ballot of the top eight categories.  The films that I nominate are not necessarily the ones I believe will get nominated, but the ones that I feel should…

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The Best of 2007

To me, top ten lists are forever changing. I keep detailed lists of every movie I see, keeping them in order by the year in which they were released and sometimes when I go back and look over my ordering, I inevitably make some changes. So, while what follows is currently my top ten lists,…

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“What Quibi trying to do is get to the next generation of film narrative. The first generation was movies, and they were principally two-hour stories that were designed to be watched in a single sitting in a movie theater [ED: After formats like the nickelodeon]. The next generation of film narrative was television, principally designed to be watched in one-hour chapters in front of a television set. I believe the third generation of film narrative will be a merging of those two ideas, which is to tell two-hour stories in chapters that are seven to ten minutes in length. We are actually doing long-form in bite-size.”
~ Jeffrey Katzenberg

“The important thing is: what makes the audience interested in it? Of course, I don’t take on any roles that don’t interest me, or where I can’t find anything for myself in it. But I don’t like talking about that. If you go into a restaurant and you have been served an exquisite meal, you don’t need to know how the chef felt, or when he chose the vegetables on the market. I always feel a little like I would pull the rug out from under myself if I were to I speak about the background of my work. My explanations would come into conflict with the reason a movie is made in the first place — for the experience of the audience — and that, I would not want.
~  Christoph Waltz