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Noah Forrest

Frenzy On Column By Noah ForrestForrest@moviecitynews.com

Me and Sex and the City: A Love-Hate Relationship

A Brief History I haven’t been to a screening yet of Sex and the City: The Movie and it’s not just because I haven’t been invited, but because I would never miss the opportunity to see this on the big screen with a throngs of frenzied women and the ingenious ways in which they snuck cosmos…

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John Cusack .. Stuff Happens

This is incredibly tough for me to write. You see, I’m an enormous John Cusack fan and not just because I grew up watching Better Off Dead, The Sure Thing, One Crazy Summer, and Say Anything… over and over again. Of course, I remembered him in all those films and thought of him fondly, but he was…

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Are We Ready For More Bush?

I’m an Oliver Stone apologist. I can find something to admire in all of his films and I love at least four of them (Salvador, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Natural Born Killers). I admire his unique point of view, even if it is a bit out-there at times, because he’s truly an artist…

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Home is Where My Eyes Are

The big recent news story that is sending shockwaves through the movie industry was iTunes announcing that they are partnering with many of the big studios in a deal that will allow iTunes to offer new releases for download on the same day that those films are released on DVD. A lot of people believe…

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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