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

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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

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[Via Anna the Red’s Bento Factory.]

Fade in: EXT. NIGHT – THE RUSSIAN STEPPES – 1811



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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What about replacing Mr. Spacey with another actor? Mr. Plummer, perhaps.
“That would theoretically be fantastic,” Mr. Rothman said he responded. “But I have supervised 450 movies over the course of my career. And what you are saying is impossible. There is not enough time.”
~ Publicizing Sir Ridley’s Deadline Dash

“Would I like to see Wormwood in a theater on a big screen? You betcha. I’d be disingenuous to argue otherwise. But we’re all part of, like it or not, an industry, and what Netflix offers is an opportunity to do different kinds of films in different ways. Maybe part of what is being sacrificed is that they no longer go into theaters. If the choice is between not doing it at all and having it not go to theaters, it’s an easy choice to make.”
~ Errol Morris