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.]

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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?

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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.

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RIP Michael Glawogger

Michael Glawogger © 2014 Ray Pride

  Michael Glawogger © 2014 Ray Pride

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

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

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

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

[REMOVED BY eONE]

There will be driving.

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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”