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”)

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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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“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