Movie City Indie Archive for December, 2012

Tim Burton Does Up The Killers And Winona (4’57”)

Joachim Trier on Beauty: PARIS REVIEW No. 203, Winter 2012

[Via Paris Review.]

Judd Apatow Asks Mike Nichols For Advice (14’23”)

[Via Hitfix.]

Teasing Almodovar’s I’M SO EXCITED (0’47”)

With Raúl Arévalo, Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas.

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GdT Director Commentary For PACIFIC RIM Trailer

2012 FYC Screenplay Season Continues With TWC: DJANGO UNCHAINED

PDF download links: DJANGO UNCHAINED. Earlier links to other scripts here, including THE MASTER and titles from other studios.

A Steve James HOOP DREAMS Chat From TIFF Lightbox (36’03”)

Trailering GdT’s PACIFIC RIM (UK) (2’24”)

Rinko Kikuchi? Idris Elba‘s accent? It’s a start.

Christopher Nolan, Self-Made Filmmaker (1’04”)

[Via Criterion, on behalf of the release of The Following.]

Quentin Tarantino With Howard Stern (1’14″44′)

The Dwarves Find Their Voice In THE HOBBIT (1’35”)

Bigelow And Boal On “Charlie Rose” (3’54”)

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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