~ Francis Coppola
Movie City Indie Archive for March, 2012
Man, is that long. [Via @PanosCosmatos.]
Among 70,000 production stills from the Bison Archives, the Academy acquired eight color images of the shooting of the opening of Touch of Evil.
ADDED 3/30: A map of the locations in Venice Beach.
And: “Stories was everything and everything was stories“: Harry Crews in Searching For The Wrong-Eyed Jesus.
And: the trailer for Survival Is Triumph Enough.
“Tequila!” ‘n shit.
So that’s what Xavier Dolan‘s been up to… Not necessarily to be expected from the director of How I Killed My Mother and Les amours imaginaires, but… “C’est especial.”
“I didn’t see you coming this morning. Is this a revolt?”
“No sir, it’s a revolution.”
Cannes-bound, per David Hudson at Daily MUBI.
In 12 chapters, a runaway Kickstarter success. The site, here. “A 71-minute dance music video of epic proportions, set to the tune of Girl Talk’s All Day. The idea behind Girl Walk // All Day emerged from our desire to expand the boundaries around the idea of the traditional music video, which usually spans the length of a single track. This album-length piece will feature a talented group of dancers across a range of public and private spaces around New York City, turning the city’s sidewalks and obstacles into part of an evolving improvisational dance routine.”
A trailer for a documentary in the making. Guerra looks so… calm. Centered. Down-to-earth. Nice.
I once had a random conversation with Guerra at a film festival about his poetry, which I had discovered only a couple weeks earlier. He seemed pleased to be able to talk about that writing more than about the many directors he’d written screenplays with, including Angelopoulos, smoking a cigarette and glaring at the other end of a couch. (The poetry is written in his native dialect and much of it is scabrous.)
Below, “Cooking Up Ideas” with Tarkovsky, from Voyage In Time.
Photo of Tarkovsky, Antonioni, Guerra: Letter To Jane.
“We would like to address some confusion caused by the DVD version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Upon opening the case, librarians and patrons will find what looks to be a burned DVD-R with the movie’s title scrawled across it with a marker…” (Preview copies of Monte Hellman’s Road To Nowhere used the same effect last year, aping the opening shot of the movie.) [Via BoingBoing.]
The polymath is multilingual!
Ever the romantic.