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Movie City Indie Archive for June, 2012

ON HER MASH-UP’S SECRET SERVICE: Michael Fassbender is Christopher Nolan’s James Bond


So that’s why Fassbender’s been wearing all those scarves.

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“I’m Oliver Stone… And I’m A Savage” (1’20″)

Another eccentric bit of transmedia promoting Oliver Stone’s Savages, as yet unscreened for most reviewers.

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Postering Mike Birbiglia’s SLEEPWALK WITH ME

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Sam Smyth’s 30th Anniversary BLADE RUNNER Poster

 

[More here and here.]

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“Andrew Sarris: Critic In Focus”: A Late Interview (11’16″)

“Directed and Edited by Casimir Nozkowski; Cinematography by Pete Fonda; Original Music by Alexander Strung; Sound Mix by Tod Chapman.”

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Josh Fox’s THE SKY IS PINK (18’34″)

From Fox’s follow-up to Gasland. Just the fracks, ma’am.

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David Lynch Loves To Paint (2’27″)

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Absurd and Beautiful and PRADA and Oldman and Dafoe…

Vision asserted.  Photos by Steven Meisel. From the comments: “If a man showed up to pick me up for a date in some of these, I might propose to him right then.”

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“Chad Harbach spent ten years writing his novel. It was his avocation, for which he was paid nothing, with no guarantee he’d ever be paid anything, while he supported himself doing freelance work, for which I don’t think he ever made $30,000 a year. I sold his book for an advance that equated to $65,000 a year—before taxes and commission—for each of the years of work he’d put in. The law schools in this country churn out first-year associates at white-shoe firms that pay them $250,000 a year, when they’re twenty-five years of age, to sit at a desk doing meaningless bullshit to grease the wheels of the corporatocracy, and people get upset about an excellent author getting $65,000 a year? Give me a fucking break.”
~ Book Agent Chris Parris-Lamb On The State Of The Publishing Industry

INTERVIEWER
Do you think this anxiety of yours has something to do with being a woman? Do you have to work harder than a male writer, just to create work that isn’t dismissed as being “for women”? Is there a difference between male and female writing?

FERRANTE
I’ll answer with my own story. As a girl—twelve, thirteen years old—I was absolutely certain that a good book had to have a man as its hero, and that depressed me. That phase ended after a couple of years. At fifteen I began to write stories about brave girls who were in serious trouble. But the idea remained—indeed, it grew stronger—that the greatest narrators were men and that one had to learn to narrate like them. I devoured books at that age, and there’s no getting around it, my models were masculine. So even when I wrote stories about girls, I wanted to give the heroine a wealth of experiences, a freedom, a determination that I tried to imitate from the great novels written by men. I didn’t want to write like Madame de La Fayette or Jane Austen or the Brontës—at the time I knew very little about contemporary literature—but like Defoe or Fielding or Flaubert or Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky or even Hugo. While the models offered by women novelists were few and seemed to me for the most part thin, those of male novelists were numerous and almost always dazzling. That phase lasted a long time, until I was in my early twenties, and it left profound effects.
~ Elena Ferrante, Paris Review Art Of Fiction No. 228

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