Movie City Indie Archive for October, 2013

TIFF13 John Turturro Masterclass (1’08″41′)

“The Sound Of GRAVITY” From Soundworks (9’28”)

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Gravity from Michael Coleman.

Alfonso Cuarón and re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay talk process.

A Tony Scott Tribute (4’46”)

[Via Cinephilia & Beyond.]


Banksy’s REBEL ROCKET ATTACK (1’29”)

Trailering Claire Denis’ BASTARDS (1’42”)

In the Criterion Closet With Alfonso Cuarón and Pawel Pawlikowski (2’27”)

Pawlowski: “Two Lane Blacktop.”
Cuarón: “No?”
Pawlowski: “It’s a great 70s indie film with James Taylor.”

Denis Villeneuve’s NEXT FLOOR (2008) (11’50”)

Next Floor from PHI Centre on Vimeo.

“During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with cavalier servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events undermines the endless symphony of abundance.”

Trailering Guillermo del Toro’s “Cabinet Of Curiosities” (1’44”)

Publishing October 29.

Widescreen Focus Features


Saddest sound at screening today of Dallas Buyers Club: the gentle music and sounds from a nearby imaginary city park under the widescreen Focus Features logo. Fifteen seconds that made my eyes sting, just a little, before the movie began.

Trailering THESE BIRDS WALK (2’29”)

A terrifically beautiful observational documentary by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq: at moments almost heart-stoppingly good, this is filmmaking intimacy. Opens November 1 in NYC.

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“I think [technology has[ its made my life faster, it’s made the ability to succeed easier. But has that made my life better? Is it better now than it was in the eighties or seventies? I don’t think we are happier. Maybe because I’m 55, I really am asking these questions… I really want to do meaningful things! This is also the time that I really want to focus on directing. I think that I will act less and less. I’ve been doing it for 52 years. It’s a long time to do one thing and I feel like there are a lot of stories that I got out of my system that I don’t need to tell anymore. I don’t need to ever do The Accused again! That is never going to happen again! You hit these milestones as an actor, and then you say, ‘Now what? Now what do I have to say?'”
~ Jodie Foster

“If there’s one rule Hollywood has metaphysically proven in its century of experimentation, it’s that there’s no amount of money you can’t squander in the quest for hits.

“Netflix has spent the past couple years attempting to brute-force jailbreak this law. Its counter-theory has seemed to be, sure, a billion dollars doesn’t guarantee quality but how about three billion dollars? How about five billion dollars? Seven?

“This week’s latest cinematic opus to run across no-man’s-land into the machine-gun emplacements has been the Jared Leto yakuza movie ‘The Outsider.’ Once again, debuting on Netflix, another thing called a movie that at one glance doesn’t look like any kind of movie anyone has ever seen before, outside of off-prime time screenings at the AFM.

“If you’re working at a normal studio, you have one or two of these total misfires in a year and people start calling for your head. How many is Netflix going on? Fifteen? Twenty? This quarter? Any normal company would be getting murdered over results like that.”
~ Richard Rushfield