Movie City Indie Archive for December, 2008

1970s German soccer fashion demonstration

Maybe Yes Man could have used some of this? (Ja, ja.)

The Carl Th. Dreyer elf dance

You know if you’ll be someone who’ll get it. Takes a sec to load. Created by Henrik Fuglsang. [Via David Bordwell.]

Indie is writing about Gran Torino

Would-be burglar taken aback

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PR we never finished reading, part 44


Super 8 for when it's 18 degrees outside

Video from Thievery Corporation.

NYC Subway, ca. 1905, shot by Billy Bitzer

RIP Robert Prosky

[PR] Jerry Lewis to Receive Hersholt Humanitarian Award at 81st Academy Awards®

clowndraft.jpgThe Academy has spoken: “Actor, director, writer and producer Jerry Lewis has been voted the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Sid Ganis announced today. The award, an Oscar® statuette, will be presented to Lewis during the 81st Academy Awards ceremony on February 22, 2009. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is given to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry. “Jerry is a legendary comedian who has not only brought laughter to millions around the world,” said Ganis, “but has also helped thousands upon thousands by raising funds and awareness for those suffering from muscular dystrophy.”

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Mickey Rourke and a problem with eggs.

[A younger man, from Angel Heart.]

Nixon/Watergate? Tiny me?

The swell thing about a Patrick Fitzgerald biopic is that this would likely be the biggest scene for whomever plays the indicted Governor of Illinois. “I don’t believe there’s any cloud that hangs over me. I think there’s nothing but sunshine hanging over me.”

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Ingmar Bergman on Dick Cavett

O Canada!

The most eye-opening animation of national pride I’ve seen in an age. So that’s Canada!

A very WALL*E bento


[Via Anna the Red’s Bento Factory.]


Seventy thousand Russian soldiers advance over the hillside…

Further evidence that Sofia Coppola is a girl

Oui, oui, plus fort, oui oui.

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“I think [technology has[ its made my life faster, it’s made the ability to succeed easier. But has that made my life better? Is it better now than it was in the eighties or seventies? I don’t think we are happier. Maybe because I’m 55, I really am asking these questions… I really want to do meaningful things! This is also the time that I really want to focus on directing. I think that I will act less and less. I’ve been doing it for 52 years. It’s a long time to do one thing and I feel like there are a lot of stories that I got out of my system that I don’t need to tell anymore. I don’t need to ever do The Accused again! That is never going to happen again! You hit these milestones as an actor, and then you say, ‘Now what? Now what do I have to say?'”
~ Jodie Foster

“If there’s one rule Hollywood has metaphysically proven in its century of experimentation, it’s that there’s no amount of money you can’t squander in the quest for hits.

“Netflix has spent the past couple years attempting to brute-force jailbreak this law. Its counter-theory has seemed to be, sure, a billion dollars doesn’t guarantee quality but how about three billion dollars? How about five billion dollars? Seven?

“This week’s latest cinematic opus to run across no-man’s-land into the machine-gun emplacements has been the Jared Leto yakuza movie ‘The Outsider.’ Once again, debuting on Netflix, another thing called a movie that at one glance doesn’t look like any kind of movie anyone has ever seen before, outside of off-prime time screenings at the AFM.

“If you’re working at a normal studio, you have one or two of these total misfires in a year and people start calling for your head. How many is Netflix going on? Fifteen? Twenty? This quarter? Any normal company would be getting murdered over results like that.”
~ Richard Rushfield