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

Movie City Indie

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“Film festivals, for those who don’t know, are not exactly the glitzy red carpet affairs you see on TV. Those do happen, but they’re a tiny part of the festival. The main part of any film festival are the thousands of people with festival passes hanging on lanyards beneath their anoraks, carrying brochures for movies you have never and will never hear of, desperately scrabbling to sell whatever movie it is to buyers from all over the world. Every hotel bar, every cafe, every restaurant is filled to the brim with these people, talking loudly about non-existent deals. The Brits are the worst because most of the British film industry, with a few honourable exceptions, are scam artists and chancers who move around from company to company failing to get anything good made and trying to cast Danny Dyer in anything that moves. I’m seeing guys here who I first met twenty years ago and who are still wearing the same clothes, doing the same job (albeit for a different company) and spinning the same line of bullshit about how THIS movie has Al Pacino or Meryl Streep or George Clooney attached and, whilst that last one didn’t work out, THIS ONE is going to be HUGE. As the day goes on, they start drinking and it all gets ugly and, well, that’s why I’m the guy walking through the Tiergarten with a camera taking pictures of frozen lakes and pretending this isn’t happening.

“Berlin is cool, though and I’ve been lucky to be doing meetings with some people who want to actually get things done. We’ll see what comes of it.”
~ Julian Simpson 

“The difference between poetry and prose, and why if you’re not acculturated to poetry, you might resist it: that page is frightening. Why is it not filled? The two categories of people who don’t feel that way are children and prisoners. So many prison poets; they see that gap and experience it differently. I’m for the gap!”
~ Poet Eileen Myles