Movie City Indie Archive for August, 2011

Trailering PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY

Summing Pauline

In the ayem post.

Teasing Michael Winterbottom’s TRISHNA

Starring Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed, with original songs by Amit Trivedi and an original score by Shigeru Umebayashi. Based on the novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Produced by Melissa Parmenter.

Anderson Cooper Gets The Giggles Talking Scat About Gerard Depardieu

Trailering Tsui Hark’s FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (龙门飞甲)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiKy2NbYlLU&feature=player_embedded

Reports the Reporter, “Imax said it will super-size the $35 million epic Flying Swords of Dragon Gate from China’s Bona Film Group, ahead of a Christmas release. Flying Swords comes from director Tsui Hark, with Jet Li in the lead.” [More press releasery at the link.]

Teasing Daniel Radcliffe in THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Chris Marker’s London Riots short, OVERNIGHT (2’42”)

This Is London, with musical accompaniment. [Via Kosinski, YouTube]

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RIP Shammi Kapoor, 79: A Musical Clip From “Deewana Hua Badal”

A choice quote from Variety: “Shammi Kapoor is said to be India’s answer to Elvis Presley, but I say that Elvis Presley is America’s answer to Shammi Kapoor.” (Aamir Khan.) Asjad Nazir in The Guardian: “The dashing, debonair Indian actor… changed the face of Bollywood cinema with his first hit film, Tumsa Nahin Dekha (Never Seen Anyone Like You, 1957). The rock’n’roll-inspired movie turned the young actor into an overnight sensation, and he continued to incorporate elements of western culture and fashion in his subsequent films. By dancing in the big musical numbers, the hip-swinging Kapoor bucked the Bollywood trend of a stationary hero. His boisterous sensuality and confidence made him irresistible to male and female fans and he became arguably the first male pin-up of the Indian subcontinent, a sort of “Indian Elvis.” [More.]

Athens’ Protest Dog, Loukanikos (Sausage), Awaits The Crowds (1’26”)

In Syntagma Square.

Cottage Cheese: It’s What’s For Brunch

Coen Insane

Collect Yer DRAGON TATTOO Palm Cards

At the official site for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, a slideshow of palm cards of each of the characters and the actors who play them: a sleek way to introduce the Swedish stuff for potential viewers who haven’t read the novels?

MOO & OINK: “Scream for Ribs!”

Moo & Oink grocers and wholesalers, A Chicago local television ad stalwart, faces financial crisis, may get butchered.

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Trailering LiTTLEROCK

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“There are different signs that this is not stopping. I don’t think that anger and frustration and those feelings can go away. I hope they don’t. The attention and support for the victims needs to be continued, more than people worried about these abusers and what’s next for them, how are they going to move on — shut up. You know what? If any of these people come back, I would say, “I can’t wait to see who is actually going to support them.” That is going to be the glaring horror. Who is going to be, like, “This is a pressing issue, and we need to get them back?” If a janitor was so great at cleaning the building but also tended to masturbate in front of people, would the people at that building be like, “Yes, he masturbated, but I’ve never seen anyone clean so thoroughly, and I was just wondering when he’s going to get his job back, he’s so good at it.” No, it would be, “That’s not acceptable.” It’s fame and power that people are blinded by.”
~ Tig Notaro in the New York Times

“It’s never been easy. I’ve always been one of the scavenger dogs of film financing, picking up money here and there. I’ve been doing that all my life. This was one was relatively easy because certain costs have gone down so much. I made this film in 20 days whereas 30 years ago, it would have been made in 42.”
~ Paul Schrader