Movie City Indie Archive for November, 2014

Clipping Egoyan’s THE CAPTIVE (1’51”)

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.

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

“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.

“The Seamless Look of BIRDMAN” 3’43”

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

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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“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