Movie City Indie Archive for April, 2012

George Lucas Expands At The Milken Institute (43’03”)

Michael Milken and George Lucas do the celebrity panel thing together. Body language is not everything, but it’s a damn bonus.

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This makes me cry. RIP Amos Vogel

Tender, true.

[Via Nellie Killian.]

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“All Your Light (Times Like These)” by Portugal The Man (NSFW) (5’24”)


Shot by Michael Ragen, also cinematographer on Jack White’s “Sixteen Saltines” and Spiritualized’s “Hey Jane.” That’s one way to tell a story.

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Postering IFC Midnight’s ROOM 237

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YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET: Postering Resnais at 89


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Wes Anderson for Clark’s Wallabees

[Via @KeithCalder.]

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Postering Neil Jordan’s BYZANTIUM

[Via WestEnd Films’ Facebook.]

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Welles On CITIZEN KANE and Gregg Toland DELETED

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Trailering “Dogme 40: Donald Duck”

Crazy Icelanders.

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David Lynch’s Amusingly Skeptical Interview With VICE (13’46”)

Click twice for largest image of the Sage Of Missoula.

[Below the fold, the “Crazy Clown Time” video.]

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“I run a movie for myself the first time, and if I can forget I had anything to do with the picture, and I’m halfway through the movie and I’m just the audience, then that is my litmus test for a film working. It doesn’t mean it’s going to work for anybody outside of myself, but when I lose the aesthetic distance between the screen and where I’m sitting, the first time I run a picture that I’ve directed for myself, if I’m aware to the very end that I’m the director, and all I can do is find things to fault, then I know I have my work cut out for me. And I have to roll up my sleeves and fix everything. But when I can watch a movie and I can forget that I made the movie, that’s the first sign that I’m going to be pretty happy with it, that I’m going to be able to live with it.”
~ Steven Spielberg On When He Thinks A Movie Is Working

“I was brought up on newspapers. I love newspapers. I love old-fashioned newspapers, but today I read them on the Internet because of time. And in New York, I read the morning papers, then I read the London papers on my iPad. But entertainment is very important. With broadband coming, everything is changing. People now spend four or five hours on their iPhones, their smartphones, which is changing the world totally. I found it with my young children. They are on their iPhones while they are watching television, doing two things at once. The fact that now we have 2.5 billion people with smartphones, with access to knowledge all over the world, with access to each other, government is going to change, the world is going to change. And it’s going to change very fast. We’ve only had smartphones for eight years, and now we have 2.5 billion of them. In another eight years, we will have 5 billion. The whole world will be on them… If newspapers have opinions, if they are really well-written, if they’re very reliable, people will pay for them. Then they are viable. We found [that] with the Wall Street Journal. You have newspapers on the Internet which are so good people will pay for them. There are people who steal things, rewrite them and put them out, like Google, but they are not reliable at all.”
~ Rupert Murdoch