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”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZonfGts68Y4

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

Cannes-bound.

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SPIKE LEE: THE DOLLY SHOT (2’54”)

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Wes Anderson for Clark’s Wallabees

[Via @KeithCalder.]

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Trailering COSMOPOLIS

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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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DENNIS COOPER

The next thing that really changed my world and thoroughly influenced my writing were the films of Robert Bresson. When I discovered them in the late seventies, I felt I had found the final ingredient I needed to write the fiction I wanted to write.

INTERVIEWER

What was the final ingredient?

DENNIS COOPER

Recognizing that the films were entirely about emotion and, to me, ­ profoundly moving while, at the same time, stylistically inexpressive and monotonic. On the surface, they were nothing but style, and the style was extremely rigorous to boot, but they seemed almost transparent and purely content driven. Bresson’s use of untrained nonactors influenced my concentration on characters who are amateurs or noncharacters or characters who are ill equipped to handle the job of manning a story line or holding the reader’s attention in a conventional way. Altogether, I think Bresson’s films had the greatest influence on my work of any art I’ve ever encountered. In fact, the first fiction of mine that was ever published was a chapbook called “Antoine Monnier,” which was a god-awful, incompetent attempt to rewrite Bresson’s film Le diable ­probablement as a pornographic novella. So I came to writing novels through a channel that included experimental fiction, poetry, and nonliterary influences pretty much exclusively. I never read normal novels with any real interest or close attention.
~ Dennis Cooper Discovers Bresson

The whole world within reach.
~ Filmmaker Peter Hutton

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