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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“Would I like to see Wormwood in a theater on a big screen? You betcha. I’d be disingenuous to argue otherwise. But we’re all part of, like it or not, an industry, and what Netflix offers is an opportunity to do different kinds of films in different ways. Maybe part of what is being sacrificed is that they no longer go into theaters. If the choice is between not doing it at all and having it not go to theaters, it’s an easy choice to make.”
~ Errol Morris

“As these stories continue to break, in the weeks since women have said they were harassed and abused by Harvey Weinstein, which was not the birth of a movement but an easy and highly visible shorthand for decades of organizing against sexual harassment that preceded this moment, I hope to gain back my time, my work. Lately, though, I have noticed a drift in the discourse from violated rights to violated feelings: the swelled number of reporters on the beat, the burden on each woman’s story to concern a man “important” enough to report on, the detailed accounting of hotel robes and incriminating texts along with a careful description of what was grabbed, who exposed what, and how many times. What I remember most, from “my story” is how small the sex talk felt, almost dull. I did not feel hurt. I had no pain to confess in public. As more stories come out, I like to think that we would also believe a woman who said, for example, that the sight of the penis of the man who promised her work did not wound her, and that the loss she felt was not some loss of herself but of her time, energy, power.”
~ “The Unsexy Truth About Harassment,” by Melissa Gira Grant