Movie City Indie Archive for April, 2014

Screen Acting: Bob Hoskins in the final scene of THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (2’12”)

And he was, of course, a dancer. From Shane Meadows’ 24/7:


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The Unseen Seen: VFX Reel For ONLY GOD FORGIVES (NSFW) (4’49”)

Only God Forgives VFX Showreel from Nordisk Film ShortCut – CPH on Vimeo.

“Task: Remove all blinks… Make blood… more bloody!”

[Via @tinch.]

Trailering Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Season 1 (0’30”)

Gah!

Trailering BOYHOOD (12 years in 1’45”)

That’s a rush: the sensation of the whole movie coming back. What does it look like to people who haven’t seen Boyhood yet?

Trailering SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON (2’27”)

Mike Myers’ personal testimonial to his subject in the trailer of Mike Myers’ film at 1’43”, directly before the Dalai Lama.

Good Dr. Bordwell On Dreyer’s MASTER OF THE HOUSE (2’53”)

RIP Michael Glawogger

Michael Glawogger © 2014 Ray Pride

  Michael Glawogger © 2014 Ray Pride

Trailering Gillian Robespierre’s OBVIOUS CHILD (2’30”)

Trailering Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS (2’05”)

A little bit of Christopher Walken and an awful lot of Marshall Brickman…

Trailering Cannes-Bound THE ROVER (2’21”)

MNSFW Trailering Cronenberg’s MAPS TO THE STARS (2’15”)

[REMOVED BY eONE]

There will be driving.

Mel Brooks On BLAZING SADDLES Not Getting Buried (4’01”)

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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