Movie City Indie Archive for May, 2012

Trailering Michel Gondry’s THE WE AND THE I (1’55”)

Saves on sets.

Peter Berg Blows Up His BATTLESHIP In Israeli TV Interview MNSFW (1’34”)

“What the fuck is going to happen in Israel? What’s the nickname for Benjamin, what do you guys call him? You got Bibi, and who’s his Secretary of Defense, the Defense Minister? You have two men that are now dictating the policy towards Iran. It’s a real mess, because you’ve gotta decide whether it’s better to allow Iran to be armed, and whether a nuclear Iran is less of a threat than an attacked Iran. If you attack Iran now, they’re gonna fight you back, right? There’s gonna be blood. Israelis will die, right? No question. Would you rather take that now, or let them get a nuclear bomb. It’s the most serious issue facing our planet today.  More so than the movie Battleship, which I’m very excited to have directed, I love Rihanna, she’s a great actress, did a wonderful job in the film, my Dad was a Navy historian… Have you been in the Israeli army? What? How’d you get out of that, are you a draft dodger? You gotta join the army, motherfucker! How’d you get out of that?” [Via reader JR74.]

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Don DeLillo talks COSMOPOLIS (spoilers)

 

From the press kit: “It all happened very quickly, actually. [The script] was incredibly close to the book. Of course, Cronenberg cut out a few scenes that couldn’t work out, but it is totally faithful to the spirit of the novel. Of course, I had no intention to make comments when I read it, it had become a Cronenberg film. It is my novel, but it is his film, there is no question about it. Then, last March, I saw the film in New York once it was completed. I was really impressed. It is as uncompromising as it can possibly be. I liked it from the very beginning, from the opening credits: what an amazing idea to start with Jackson Pollock, and to finish with Rothko, for that matter. And the final scene, with [—] and [—], is just mind-blowing! Throughout the years, there have been many proposals to adapt several of my books, but they have never come through. I thought that adapting ‘Cosmopolis’ would be particularly tricky, since most action is confined within a car, which doesn’t translate well to the screen. But not only did Cronenberg respect that, he also shot in the limo some scenes that originally happened elsewhere, like the sequence with Juliette Binoche, for instance.”

On his novels, often fixated on movies, being hard to adapt: “I thought that ‘Libra’ or ‘White Noise’ could easily be turned into films, but apparently it is very complicated. I don’t know why. Anyway, don’t expect me to take care of it myself and write a screenplay… Read the full article »

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Claymation Cats Retell THE RAID: REDEMPTION (3’05”)

Trailering Resnais

If such a thing were possible, this looks potentially even nuttier than Wild Grass. And the “David Boring”-style title treatment!

Postering OSLO, 31 AUGUST

Bronson Allen’s FAREWELL CUMBERLAND CINEMA (4’50”)

 

[Via Norm Wilner.]

Closing Marquee, Cumberland 4, Toronto

[Via.]

Adam Yauch Performing “Three MCs and One DJ”

One of multiple angles from the Criterion DVD collection. Directed by Nathaniel Hörnblowér. [Via Criterion.]

In 1986, The Beastie Boys Terrified Oprah And Dogmatic Tipper Gore (2’49”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJAGJ8ckmZY

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The Magnolia Moment At Laemmle’s NoHo 7: The Week Of May 11

Pre-VOD Preview City for the week of May 11.  [Via Stephen Saito.]

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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