Movie City Indie Archive for July, 2013

Trailering THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI (2’04”)

Yet Another Super-Sleek Spoiler From GRAVITY (1’45”)

Postering LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

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Will any theater put these side-by-side? Since it’s a Lee Daniels film, I would expect the finished film to reflect the iconography of both posters.

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A Few F—in’ Words From Dennis Farina (5 vids)





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John Sloss At TIFF’s “Studio Mogul” Series (12’17”)

Making David Lynch’s “The Big Dream” (9’51”)

Guillermo Del Toro on GODZILLA (1’41”)

[Criterion.]

Teasing THE CANYONS (1’15”)

“Downtown” for Calvin Klein, By David Fincher, With Rooney Mara (1’03”)

The glimmering of inconsequence… Angles on cafe to compare with Girl With The Dragon Tattoo; Rooney Mara walking same cadence as cyclist in zebra crossing; sugar crystals in coffee instead of Godardian cream; cuttingly crisp and creased white blouse under fitted form of lightest black leather blouson of highest odor; taffeta dress knee-length as girl-kick of high-arched feet; whoosh that takes a page and a cloth book ribbon aloft as she watches with sleepy interest; sad eyes, cruel bangs; puppy!; smile of adult confidence and mature satisfaction; long fingers, fingertips gently flex at lower corner of frame to the slight sound of distant siren. A near-waking dream to a song on earbuds, turning in space, the slightest turn of body, profile, eyelids, eyelashes, feet, fingers… That’s… gorgeous.

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“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

“To say I knew exactly what I was doing at the outset — what’s that called? I think that would be a lie. Wormwood is something that was figured out as we went along. There was a kind of plan. My sales pitch to Netflix was, ‘I’m going to create the cinematic version of the everything bagel, except no raisins. I don’t like them in bagels. I think raisins are wrong, at least as far as bagels are concerned. But I told them I wanted to do something that combines straight drama, reenactments, archival research, various diverse graphics elements, and on and on and on. It wasn’t going to be documentary business as usual. It was going to be something different. I have suffered for years this idea that interviews aren’t directing and that there’s something really different about real people and actors. Whereas I’ve always believed that it’s really about performance — eliciting a performance, creating a performance on film. That’s true of interviews, it’s true of scripted material, it’s true of reenactments, it’s true of everything. It’s all direction.”
~ Errol Morris