Movie City Indie Archive for November, 2014

Clipping Egoyan’s THE CAPTIVE (1’51”)

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Dr. Uwe Boll Goes-a-Crowdfunding

RAMPAGE 2

From: uwe boll
Subject: Re: Uwe Boll starts INDIEGOGO campaign for RAMPAGE 3 ….. 
Date: November 25, 2014 at 1:23:01 PM PST

Behind this campaign!

Hello, my name is Uwe Boll and I directed , wrote and produced over 30 movies with stars like Ben Kingsley, Jason Statham, Ray Liotta and Ron Perlman.

The RAMPAGE series is really close to my heart. RAMPAGE 1 and 2  together with my movies DARFUR, AUSCHWITZ, ASSAULT ON WALLSTREET, STOIC and POSTAL are the most important movies of my career.  RAMPAGE nails the cynical world we are living in and now I need your help to finance RAMPAGE 3. Although Rampage 2 has been a huge success it did not make enough to get the financing of RAMPAGE 3.

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Steve James on LIFE ITSELF at DOC NYC (12’43”)

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“It’s not groovy to be insane”: A UK Glimpse Of INHERENT VICE (0’37”)

From Paul Thomas Anderson’s Al Rose Productions YouTube channel.

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“The Seamless Look of BIRDMAN” 3’43”

Fascinating, even if the narrator calls it “totally unique.”

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Building a 70mm print of INTERSTELLAR (1’05” timelapse)

At The Bullock Texas State History Museum. “Chief IMAX Projectionist David Ripper assembled 49 reels of film measuring over 10 miles and weighing nearly 600 pounds. Watch this video to see a 6 hour process condensed to just over one minute.”

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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”