Movie City Indie Archive for June, 2012

Melancholy 82, Bob Fosse

Enough to make you (me) cry. How about Fosse himself in My Sister Eileen? [Here.]

“Staggering dance from the end of Act 1 of ‘Big Deal,’ a flop on Broadway that won Fosse the Tony Award for Choreography anyway.” Read the full article »

NWR: Nicolas Winding Refn At Work (1’05”)

French doc by Laurent Duroche, made during the shooting of Refn’s current movie, Only God Forgives, with much that is swell. No subtitles, but largely in English.

[Via Nick Dawson.]

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“The Critic”: Let Sarris And Simon Illuminate (28’26”)

Mr. Sarris appears about 15 minutes in, after the smirking obloquy of Mr. Simon.

Alfred Hitchcock Directs FRENZY (10’31”)

Pretty pictures, lousy sound. [Via Dangerous Minds.]


FIXED: Trailer-ish 2: PTA’s The Master

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THE MASTER Teaser #2 (1’31”)

Teasing JE SENS LE BEAT QUI MONTE EN MOI (Beauty and the Beat) (0’53”)

For a short film by Yann Le Quellec, with Rosalba Torres Guerrero and Serge Bozon, which opened in Paris last week.

Could it be anything like Bozon’s own Mods?? Or La France?

RIP Susan Tyrrell “Witch’s Egg” (2’24”) (NSFW)

From Forbidden Zone.

Jonathan Lethem: State of Cinema Address (52’34”)

The writer offers the San Francisco International Film Festival’s annual keynote address. [Via The Rumpus.]

Glen Campbell’s Final Music Vid, “A Better Place”


60 Seconds Of The NSFW Butts Of MAGIC MIKE

Book-trailering the e-books of Thomas Pynchon (1’08”)

Something makes me think old Tom may well smile at this animation.

One GoodThing Henry Hill Brought Into The World (2’28”)

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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