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“I make a certain type of movie and I like my creative and financial freedom. We also want to live a life of rock stars.”
Nic Refn On His Doubts And Bravado Behind The Scenes

“There’s an incredibly narcissistic function of ‘I feel I deserve this kind of person at my side and as long as you’re willing to do the work to appear like that, yeah, let’s do it.’ And five years down the line it’s like, ‘Why are we so resentful of each other just ‘cos we can’t keep it up?’ When people are documenting everything in their life and uploading it, there’s a tendency to edit. There’s not a lot of people going: ‘Got up today, was lonely, masturbated.’”
Oh, David. You Know We Love You.

NY Times

“What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to hold themselves beyond the law. The notion that someone would market a closet that could never be opened—even if it involves a case involving a child kidnapper and a court order—to me does not make any sense.”
Apple Locks Out Government With iPhone 6; FBI Director Publicly Counterattacks

NY Times

“In some 20 feature films, Cronenberg’s specialty as a director has been a meticulous probing of the juncture where the resemblance between illness and sexuality becomes a metaphor for our relationship to our technologies—including the arts.”
Jonathan Lethem On David Cronenberg’s New, First Novel

“I don’t know that I was offered it, but I did read it. I wouldn’t have done it even if they did offer it to me. It was ridiculous!”
John Carpenter Offers Epic Banter On His Career, Studio Dealings And The Term “Slasher” As Well As Top Gun

Gone Girl is a gas, and I mean that in a truly fascinating ass-wind sense. Fincher delivers a blistering assessment of American upscale marriages and social values and self-f—itude like you’ve never quite seen. How do I get outta here? Look at how miserable we manage to make each other… togetherness! And the pigslop media brigade can eat both our a—s. I have about 15 minutes before heading over to the post-gala party at Tavern on the Green. Later.”
Jeff Wells Goes Team Gone Girl

NY Times

“Financial terms were not disclosed.”
Disney-Marvel Settles With Jack Kirby’s Family

The Digital Life!
Meltdown Rife With Bizarre Threats Gets Curmudgeonly Book Blogger Ed Champion Booted Off Twitter (with a bonus, most splendid comment thread)

thestar.com

“There is a moment in the movie where a secondary character arrives and the screening room splits right down the middle.”
David Fincher On His Dastardly Date Night With Gone Girl

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DEADLINE: How does a visualist feel about people watching your films on a phone or VOD?
REFN: It depends on what kind of movie you make. We had great success with Only God Forgives on multiple platforms in the U.S. Young people will decide how they see it, when they want to see it. Don’t try to fight it. Embrace it. That’s a wonderful opportunity. We’re at the most exciting time since the invention of the wheel, in terms of creativity because distribution and accessibility have changed everything. A camera is still a camera whether it’s digital or not; there’s still sound; an actor is an actor. Ninety-nine percent of what you do is going to be seen on a smart phone – I know this is the greatest thing ever made because it allows people to choose, watching what you do on this format or go into a theater and see it on a screen. That means more people than ever will see what I do, which is personally satisfying in terms of vanity. But you have to be able to adapt, to accept things in different order and length than we’re used to. We are in a very, very exciting time.
~ Nic Refn to Jen Yamato

DEADLINE: You mention Tarantino, who with Christopher Nolan and a few other giants, saved film stock from extinction. To him, showing a digital film in a theater is the equivalent of watching TV in public. Make an argument for why digital is a good film making canvas.
REFN: Costwise, it’s a very effective way for young people to start making movies. You can make your movie on an iPhone. It’s wonderful seeing how my own children use technology to enhance creativity. For me it’s a wonderful canvas. Sure, I love grain in film. I love celluloid. But I also like creativity. I like crayons, I like pencils, I like paint. It’s all relative. Technology is more inclusive. A hundred years ago when film was invented, it was an elitist club. Very few people got to make it, very few people controlled it and very few people owned it. A hundred years later, storytelling through images is everyone’s domain. It’s ultimate capitalism. There are no rules, and no barriers and no Hays Code. Where does this go in another hundred years? I don’t know but I would love to see it.
~ Nic Refn To Jen Yamato