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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“I had this friend who was my roommate for a while. She seemed really normal in every way except that she wouldn’t buy shampoo. She would only use my shampoo. And after a year it’s like, “When are you going to buy your own shampoo?” It was her way of digging in her heels. It was a certain sense of entitlement, or a certain anger. It was so interesting to me why she wouldn’t buy her own fucking shampoo. It was like,“I’m gonna use yours.” It was coming from a place of “You have more money than me, I just know it”—whether I did or I didn’t. Or maybe she felt, “You have a better life than me,” or “You have a better room than me in the apartment.” It was hostile. And she was a really close friend! There was never any other shampoo and I knew she was washing her hair. And clearly I have a thing about shampoo, as we see in ‘Friends with Money.’ I had some nice shampoo. So I found that psychologically so interesting how a person can function normally in every way and yet have this aberrance—it’s like a skip in the record. It was a sense of entitlement, I think. I put that in Olivia’s character, too, with her stealing someone’s face cream.”
Nicole Holofcener

“When books become a thing, they can no longer be fine.

“Literary people get mad at Knausgård the same way they get mad at Jonathan Franzen, a writer who, if I’m being honest, might be fine. I’m rarely honest about Jonathan Franzen. He’s an extremely annoying manI have only read bits and pieces of his novels, and while I’ve stopped reading many novels even though they were pretty good or great, I have always stopped reading Jonathan Franzen’s novels because I thought they were aggressively boring and dumb and smug. But why do I think this? I didn’t read him when he was a new interesting writer who wrote a couple of weird books and then hit it big with ‘The Corrections,’ a moment in which I might have picked him up with curiosity and read with an open mind; I only noticed him once, after David Foster Wallace had died, he became the heir apparent for the Great American Novelist position, once he had had that thing with Oprah and started giving interviews in which he said all manner of dumb shit; I only noticed him well after I had been told he was An Important Writer.

“So I can’t and shouldn’t pretend that I am unmoved by the lazily-satisfied gentle arrogance he projects or when he is given license to project it by the has-the-whole-world-gone-crazy development of him being constantly crowned and re-crowned as Is He The Great American Writer. What I really object to is this, and if there’s anything to his writing beyond it, I can’t see it and can’t be bothered. Others read him and tell me he’s actually a good writer—people whose critical instincts I have learned to respect—so I feel sure that he’s probably a perfectly fine, that his books are fine, and that probably even his stupid goddamned bird essays are probably also fine.

“But it’s too late. He has become a thing; he can’t be fine.”
~ Aaron Bady