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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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch