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Noah Forrest

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10 Reasons You Must See In the Loop

Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop is one of the smartest, funniest and most vulgar films sinceThe Big Lebowski and is almost as quotable.  It is the story of how one British bureaucrat’s slip of the tongue can be the catalyst for a campaign for war in the Middle East.  There are scenes in secret Congressional meetings…

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Frenzy Like It’s 1999

It’s basically an accepted fact at this point that 1999 was one of the absolute best years in (recent) movie history.  It was a coming-out party for a number of visionary filmmakers as well as a reminder of the talent of some veteran guys.  It was truly a year of auteurs, with new filmmakers like Paul…

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Changes That Would Actually Make The Oscars Better

With the news that the Academy is now cutting the honorary Oscars from the telecast – on top of the news that it is expanding its Best Picture field from five nominees to ten – it seems like the Academy Awards is going through a major period of adjustment.  I think both of these moves…

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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