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.

Postering Mike Birbiglia’s SLEEPWALK WITH ME

Sam Smyth’s 30th Anniversary BLADE RUNNER Poster

 

[More here and here.]

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Co-Director Mark Andrews Talks BRAVE At Google (56’51”)

“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.”

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”)

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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The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
~ Steven Soderbergh

 

“I have made few films in a way. I never made action films. I never made science fiction films. I never made, really, very complicated settings, because I had modest ambitions. I knew they would never trust me to have the budget to do something different, so my mind is more focused on things I know. So they were always mental adventures I wanted to approach and share. Working for cinema with no – not only no money, but also no ambition for money. I was happy and proud [to receive the honorary Oscar] because of that, that [the Academy] could understand what kind of work I have done over 60 years. I stayed faithful to the ideal of sharing emotion, impressions, and mostly because I have so much empathy for other people that I approach people who are not really spoken about. I have 65 years of work in my bag, and when I put the bag down, what comes out? It’s really the desire of finding links and relationships with different kinds of people. I never made a film about the bourgeoisie, about rich people. about nobility. My choices have been to show people that are, in a way, more common and see that each of them has something special and interesting, rare and beautiful. It’s my natural way of looking at people. I didn’t fight my instincts. And maybe that has been appreciated in the famous circle of Hollywood.“

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