Movie City Indie Archive for October, 2013

Jamie Stuart’s NYFF51 (11’56”)

Lou Reed Honda Scooter Ad (0’29”)

“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…”

“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.

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”

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

16 Frames From Orson Welles’ TOO MUCH JOHNSON (3’01”)

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

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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“With any character, the way I think about it is, you have the role on the page, you have the vision of the director and you have your life experience… I thought it was one of the foundations of the role for John Wick. I love his grief. For the character and in life, it’s about the love of the person you’re grieving for, and any time you can keep company with that fire, it is warm. I absolutely relate to that, and I don’t think you ever work through it. Grief and loss, those are things that don’t ever go away. They stay with you.”
~ Keanu Reeves

“I was checking through stuff the other day for technical reasons. I came across The Duellists on Netflix and I was absolutely stunned to see that it was exquisitely graded. So, while I rarely look up my old stuff, I stopped to give it ten minutes. Bugger me, I was there for two hours. I was really fucking pleased with what it was and how the engine still worked within the equation and that engine was the insanity and stupidity of war. War between two men, in that case, who fight on thought they both eventually can’t remember the reason why. It was great, yeah. The great thing about these platforms now is that, one way or another, they’ll seek out and then put out the best possible form and the long form. Frequently, films get cut down because of that curse in which the studio felt or feels that they have to preview. And there’s nothing worse than a preview to diminish the original intent.Oh, yeah, how about every fucking time? And I’ve stewed about films later even more because when you tell the same joke 20 times the joke’s no longer funny. When you tell a bad joke once or twice? It’s fine. But come on, now. Here’s the key on the way I feel when I approach the movie: I try to keep myself as withdrawn from the project as possible once I’ve filmed it. And – this is all key on this – then getting a really excellent editor so I never have to sit in on editing. What happens if you sit in is you become stale and every passage or joke, metaphorically speaking, gets more and more tired. You start cutting it all back because of fatigue. So what you have to do is keep your distance and therefore, in a funny kind of way, you, as the director, should be the preview and that’s it.”
~ Sir Ridley Scott