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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“I think [technology has[ its made my life faster, it’s made the ability to succeed easier. But has that made my life better? Is it better now than it was in the eighties or seventies? I don’t think we are happier. Maybe because I’m 55, I really am asking these questions… I really want to do meaningful things! This is also the time that I really want to focus on directing. I think that I will act less and less. I’ve been doing it for 52 years. It’s a long time to do one thing and I feel like there are a lot of stories that I got out of my system that I don’t need to tell anymore. I don’t need to ever do The Accused again! That is never going to happen again! You hit these milestones as an actor, and then you say, ‘Now what? Now what do I have to say?'”
~ Jodie Foster

“If there’s one rule Hollywood has metaphysically proven in its century of experimentation, it’s that there’s no amount of money you can’t squander in the quest for hits.

“Netflix has spent the past couple years attempting to brute-force jailbreak this law. Its counter-theory has seemed to be, sure, a billion dollars doesn’t guarantee quality but how about three billion dollars? How about five billion dollars? Seven?

“This week’s latest cinematic opus to run across no-man’s-land into the machine-gun emplacements has been the Jared Leto yakuza movie ‘The Outsider.’ Once again, debuting on Netflix, another thing called a movie that at one glance doesn’t look like any kind of movie anyone has ever seen before, outside of off-prime time screenings at the AFM.

“If you’re working at a normal studio, you have one or two of these total misfires in a year and people start calling for your head. How many is Netflix going on? Fifteen? Twenty? This quarter? Any normal company would be getting murdered over results like that.”
~ Richard Rushfield