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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“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

“As these stories continue to break, in the weeks since women have said they were harassed and abused by Harvey Weinstein, which was not the birth of a movement but an easy and highly visible shorthand for decades of organizing against sexual harassment that preceded this moment, I hope to gain back my time, my work. Lately, though, I have noticed a drift in the discourse from violated rights to violated feelings: the swelled number of reporters on the beat, the burden on each woman’s story to concern a man “important” enough to report on, the detailed accounting of hotel robes and incriminating texts along with a careful description of what was grabbed, who exposed what, and how many times. What I remember most, from “my story” is how small the sex talk felt, almost dull. I did not feel hurt. I had no pain to confess in public. As more stories come out, I like to think that we would also believe a woman who said, for example, that the sight of the penis of the man who promised her work did not wound her, and that the loss she felt was not some loss of herself but of her time, energy, power.”
~ “The Unsexy Truth About Harassment,” by Melissa Gira Grant