Movie City Indie Archive for September, 2013

Godard Featured in Trailer For “LA ROCHE SUR YON 2013″ Festival (1’04”)

[Via David Hudson.]

No Comments »

Spielberg interviewed on Japanese TV (1982) (1″57’32”)

[Via @thesheik1976.]

No Comments »

Shirin Neshat’s Viennale Trailer, With Natalie Portman (2’11”)

And shot by Darius Khondji.

No Comments »

RIP Michel Brault: LA LUTTE (24″01″) Wrestling Doc

No Comments »

Trailering BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (1’44”)

No Comments »

Pride’s Friday 5, 20 September 2013

1. Prisoners

PRISONERS

2. After Tiller
(NYC)

“As shot in a monochrome palette by the great Roger Deakins (Skyfall, so many Coen brothers films), the rain brings its own grey-blue gloom to the pallid faces fearful for the fate of the two children. It’s doomy and luscious, and a wondrous example of what a gifted director of photography can do with today’s digital capture instead of shooting on film. Menacing, heavy rain. A world of overcast, a world of pain. The images say more than words. A world with no escape. “There was a gas station in the background, with mercury vapor lights,” Deakins says in the press kit of the technical means. “The police cars have blue flashing lights, and you don’t want to overpower them, so you tend to work wide and open. We were basically shooting the action with the high-powered flashlights in the hands of the actors so we could get a decent beam and a good, hot image out of them.” This kind of immediacy, and low-light luminosity, suffuses Prisoners.” [More here.]

 2. After Tiller
(NYC)

Read the full article »

No Comments »

Red-Band Trailering CONCUSSION (2’03”)

No Comments »

AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS Making-Of By The Ross Brothers (13’29”)

Still sturdy stuff.

No Comments »

TIFF13’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE Press Conference (43’54”)

No Comments »

Miyazaki Retirement Press Conference (6’26”)

No Comments »

TIFF’s Opening Night Tribute To Roger Ebert (3’56”)

No Comments »

Movie City Indie

Quote Unquotesee all »

“I don’t really believe in guilty pleasures. I like to subscribe to Susan Sontag’s thought of no highs and lows. I think dismissing popular culture and popular films can be really dangerous because they may seem innocuous, but some are works of art and even when they’re not they can say so much about the culture that they’re reflecting. This also gets into the idea of canon. What is good and isn’t good? Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about that. Specifically, who writes these canons? Mainly, straight white guys — which basically rigs the system. So, if you have a knowledge of female filmmakers, queer filmmakers, African or Asian filmmakers, some people won’t give them the same culture capital. They’ll say, “Oh, that’s nice niche knowledge.” No, it’s not. You’re just seeing it through the prism of something white and male. Like Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Scandal.’ I love that show, but is it a guilty pleasure because it’s a soap on TV? No. I think it has incredible writing, incredible thought and characters, so we should take it seriously. That’s a long-winded answer to say, “Yes, I love Titanic.” I was 10 years old when it came out and my mom took me to see it three times. I was so obsessed with it. A big thanks to my mom who’ll never get those nine hours of her life back.”
~ Toronto Int’l Programmer and Critic Kiva Reardon

“A lot of us felt blindsided,” Van Vliet told me. In the seventies, Van Vliet was drafted out of film school by Industrial Light & Magic, where he worked on The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Now 62 and semi-retired, he said, “Once you get into your fifties, you’re pretty disposable.” Van Vliet was in the middle of reviewing DVD screeners before casting his Oscar votes, a process he estimated would take a hundred and twenty hours. “The Academy is essentially asking us to give them three weeks of labor, and then they’re going to take our results, put them into a ceremony, and sell it,” he said, referring to the seventy-five million dollars that the organization earns from the television broadcast. “Then they’re turning around and kicking us in the teeth.”
~ “Shakeup At The Oscars”