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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“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