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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“We’re all going to die so it makes it very easy. I haven’t always thought that way but I’ve realized it’s the truth. I think age gets you there, questioning your mortality… When you realize that, it’s so liberating, it’s so free, you can fly! There’s no need to hold on to anything. Like, think of the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you; it’s probably happened to 500 million people as well. Who gives a shit!”
~ Steve McQueen

“Let’s lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. But, unlike a team of costumed super-villains, they can’t be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun. The only way to destroy them is to expose them—to reveal them for the insidious evils they really are. The bigot is an unreasoning hater—one who hates blindly, fanatically, indiscriminately. If his hang-up is black men, he hates ALL black men. If a redhead once offended him, he hates ALL redheads. If some foreigner beat him to a job, he’s down on ALL foreigners. He hates people he’s never seen—people he’s never known—with equal intensity—with equal venom. Now, we’re not trying to say it’s unreasonable for one human being to bug another. But, although anyone has the right to dislike another individual, it’s totally irrational, patently insane to condemn an entire race—to despise an entire nation—to vilify an entire religion. Sooner or later, we must learn to judge each other on our own merits. Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill out hearts with tolerance. For then, and only then, will we be truly worthy of the concept that man was created in the image of God–a God who calls us ALL—His children.”
~ Stan Lee, 1965