Movie City Indie Archive for October, 2013

Jamie Stuart’s NYFF51 (11’56”)

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Lou Reed Honda Scooter Ad (0’29”)

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“Street Hassle,” Lou Reed (11’00”)

“Love has gone away
and there’s no one here now
And there’s nothing left to say
but oh how I miss him, baby
Ah baby, come on and slip away
come on baby, why don’t you slip away…”

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“Satellite Of Love,” Lou Reed (4’32”)

“O Delmore how I miss you. You inspired me to write. You were the greatest man I ever met. You could capture the deepest emotions in the simplest language. Your titles were more than enough to raise the muse of fire on my neck. You were a genius. Doomed.

I loved your wit and massive knowledge.

You were and have always been the one.

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him think.

I wanted to write. One line as good as yours. My mountain. My inspiration.

You wrote the greatest short story ever written.
In Dreams.”

O Delmore how I miss you,” Lou Reed.

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A First Image From Mike Leigh’s JMW Turner Biopic

First Image - Mike Leigh's Untitled 13

He sees the sea.

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Bella Freud’s PUNK: GIRL BOILS EGG (3’03”)

SHOWstudio: Punk: Girls Boil Eggs – Bella Freud from SHOWstudio on Vimeo.

“Concept & Direction: Bella Freud; Cinematography: Seamus McGarvey BSC, ASC; Performance: Gala Gordon and Alice Costelloe; Styling: Bella Freud; Hair: Jose Quijano; Make-up: Ciara O’ Shea; Edit: Charlie Moreton; Fashion: Bella Freud; Soundtrack: Bodies by the Sex Pistols; Production: Black Dog Films”

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Trailering Jehane Noujaim’s THE SQUARE (2’33”)

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Previewing Cormac McCarthy’s Screenplay Of “The Counselor” (spoiler-ish)

The paperback of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Counselor” will be released a few days before the film arrives in theaters. Amazon’s “Look Inside The Book” is uncommonly generous with swatches of the early pages of the screenplay.

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Trailering AMERICAN HUSTLE

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RIP Patrice Chéreau: “Dans la solitude…”

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The Value Of Bresson (So Sez Amazon)

The Value Of Bresson

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“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”