Festivals Archive for July, 2010

CELEBRATED ACTORS AND FILMMAKERS TAKE CENTRE STAGE AS TIFF ANNOUNCES STELLAR LINEUP OF GALAS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival® rolls out the red carpet with a selection of 15 Galas and 35 Special Presentations for this year‟s Festival, including 25 World Premieres.

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Has The Kids Are All Right Snapped The Big-Buy “Sundance Curse”?

Has The Kids Are All Right Snapped The Big-Buy “Sundance Curse”?

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Hoser Hoedown: Toronto Int’l To Open With Olivia Newton-John Hockey Musical

Hoser Hoedown: Toronto Int’l To Open With Olivia Newton-John Hockey Musical

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Regional View: How Georgia’s Film Fests Are Holding Up

Regional View: How Georgia’s Film Fests Are Holding Up

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Eug On The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Shake-Up

Eug On The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Shake-Up

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Rose Kuo New Exec Director Of Film Society Of Lincoln Center, Succeeding Mara Manus, Out After 2 Years

Rose Kuo New Exec Director Of Film Society Of Lincoln Center, Succeeding Mara Manus, Out After 2 Years

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Indie Filmmaker Still Recovering From LAFF’s “Seize The Power” Symposium

Indie Filmmaker Still Recovering From LAFF’s “Seize The Power” Symposium

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Fincher’s Facebook Foursquared Away As NY Film Fest Opener

Fincher’s Facebook Foursquared Away As NY Film Fest Opener

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Noah Cowan On Fave Pieces From Inaugural Bell Lightbox Exhibits, From Maddin, Hitch And DeNiro’s Hack License From Taxi Driver

Noah Cowan On Fave Pieces From Inaugural Bell Lightbox Exhibits, From Maddin, Hitch And DeNiro’s Hack License From Taxi Driver

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Toronto FF’s Inaugural Bell Lightbox Gallery Exhibitions Include Work By Maddin, Egoyan

Toronto FF’s Inaugural Bell Lightbox Gallery Exhibitions Include Work By Maddin, Egoyan

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Six rules for filmmaking from Mike Nichols
1. The careful application of terror is an important form of communication.
2. Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.
3. There’s absolutely no substitute for genuine lack of preparation.
4. If you think there’s good in everybody, you haven’t met everybody.
5. Friends may come and go but enemies will certainly become studio heads.
6. No one ever lost anything by asking for more money.
~ Via Larry Karaszewski and Howard A. Rodman On Facebook

“I expected ‘Salesman’ to take the step backward every day that Chekhov and Beckett did — but no, it was there to help all the time. The circumstances are like a brick shithouse, they are so solid. You can’t really be satisfied, but I am pretty close to it because the cast took it and ran. They get better every day. I’ve never seen anything like that before, and I don’t know if I’ll ever see it again. Is my ambition sated? I don’t know. To get something right, it can’t be sated because you can’t ever get enough of it right—and even if it is right, it won’t stay right. That’s the thing about a play. But with ‘Salesman,’ it’s different. I don’t know how, but they just keep getting better each night. I really don’t think I’ll direct another play. This is as good a time as I’ve ever had, and I don’t want to fuck it up.”
~ Mike Nichols To Stephen Galloway At The Time Of “Death Of A Salesman”