Movie City Indie Archive for May, 2011

Carlo Lavagna and Roberto de Paolis’ CHANT D’AMOUR: A DIARY FROM CANNES


The laddies behind the recent Bernardo Bertolucci profile at NOWNESS venture to Cannes to talk to Michel Gondry, watch Spike Jonze climb a 175-foot mast, interrupt Michelle Rodriguez as she deejays and gather up snips to assemble back in their editing bay. The short is here.

Trailering SHARK NIGHT 3D: MF’ing Sharks On A Focal Plane!

Intentional kitsch? Tough gig, but somebody else is doing it: “A sexy summer weekend turns into a blood-soaked nightmare for a group of college students trapped on an island surrounded by voracious underwater predators in Shark Night 3D, a terrifying thrill ride from director David Ellis (The Final Destination, Snakes On a Plane), featuring a red-hot young cast including Sara Paxton (Superhero Movie, Last House on the Left), Dustin Milligan (“90210,” Slither), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”), Joel David Moore (Avatar), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider Man) and Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny). Arriving by boat at her family’s Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara (Sara Paxton) and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik (Sinqua Walls) stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, the party mood quickly evaporates. Assuming the injury was caused by a freak wake-boarding accident, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake, and fast. But as they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks! As they face one grisly death after another, Sara and the others struggle desperately to fend off the sharks, get help and stay alive long enough to reach the safety of dry land.”

Ba-bum. Ba-bum. Ba-bum-ba-bum-ba-bum

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Adam Curtis And Jarvis Cocker Talk ALL WATCHED OVER BY MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE

That’s conversation about Curtis’ mind-twirling new BBC 2 doc, All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace. (Part I mingles Ayn Rand, Silicon Valley in the 1990s, the Clinton White House and a generous dash of paranoia.) The link to the music and chat is here.

Mike Mills Videos His Road Tour (5’53”)

And toward the end, there’s my notes! I can only make out the swear words in my handwriting.

Where’s Terry?

Terrence Malick

Larger. [Click through for photographer’s Flickr account.]

Behind Kyle Lambert’s “TOY SHINING” Project

Postering THE DESCENDANTS

[Via IMDB.]

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Baz Announces 2013 “Strictly Ballroom” Musical In Sydney (3’09”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qK7TI7NklE&feature=player_embedded

Harlan Ellison Reminds Us, “Pay The Writer”

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John Lasseter Displays His Hawaiian Shirt Wardrobe (6’31”)

An Excerpt From Panahi’s THIS IS NOT A FILM (6’31”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD2TPxrg6qs&feature=player_embedded

Trailering Michael Tolkin’s THE RAPTURE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmX7d9B20WQ&feature=player_embedded

Hitler Responds To Lars Von Trier’s Cannes Banishment

10 APOCALYPSE NOW Storyboards

Anticipating a Blu-Ray release, the Guardian has 10 Apocalypse Now storyboards. here.

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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