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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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch