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“The Last Wheeze Of Monty Python” Shows To Be Simulcast To Theaters Around The Globe

“The Last Wheeze Of Monty Python” Shows To Be Simulcast To Theaters Around The Globe

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“Russia Orders Bloggers To ‘Register’; Outlaws Anonymous Blogging, Continues Clampdown On Social Media”

“Russia Orders Bloggers To ‘Register’; Outlaws Anonymous Blogging, Continues Clampdown On Social Media”

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A Few Bells With Ralph Steadman

A Few Bells With Ralph Steadman

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The Playbill For “Hurt Locker: The Musical

The Playbill For “Hurt Locker: The Musical” begins on page 11

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130-Year-Old Ladies Home Journal Calls It Quits

130-Year-Old Ladies Home Journal Calls It Quits

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Considering Adam Rifkin’s “Peeps: The Motion Picture” From A Foodie Perspective

Considering Adam Rifkin’s “Peeps: The Motion Picture” From A Foodie Perspective

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What Should Apple Do In Response To Agitation By Activist Investor Icahn?

What Should Apple Do In Response To Agitation By Activist Investor Icahn?

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“Lady Chatterley” Obscenity Trial Star Witness Richard H. Hoggart Was 95

“Lady Chatterley” Obscenity Trial Star Witness Richard H. Hoggart Was 95

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FCC Chairman Blogs Defense Of His Guiding Of The End Of Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Blogs Defense Of His Guiding Of The End Of Net Neutrality

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Maximalizing Locke

Maximalizing Locke

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Chatting With The Inimitable Christopher Doyle

“Early evening in Hong Kong and Christopher Doyle is cracking open a beer in his studio. What’s he been doing today? “I can’t tell you!” Why? “I don’t remember! But it was good. It was good for her. It was good for me. The usual stuff.”

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Brit Film Pioneers Mitchell & Kenyon Take The Stage

Brit Film Pioneers Mitchell & Kenyon Take The Stage

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“India’s First 3D Motion-Capture Film Looks Like An Epic Trainwreck”

“India’s First 3D Motion-Capture Film Looks Like An Epic Trainwreck”

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Talking To B’wd’s Favourite Novelist

Talking To B’wd’s Favourite Novelist

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“The new rule gives broadband providers ‘the ability to enter into individual negotiations with content providers… in a commercially reasonable matter.’ That’s telecom-speak for payola payments, and a clear violation of Obama’s promise. It threatens to make the Internet unequal in a way that deeply threatens our long-term prosperity.”

“The new rule gives broadband providers ‘the ability to enter into individual negotiations with content providers… in a commercially reasonable matter.’ That’s telecom-speak for payola payments, and a clear violation of Obama’s promise. It threatens to make the Internet unequal in a way that deeply threatens our long-term prosperity.”

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Art Of The Title On The Stop-Motion Credits Of Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine

Art Of The Title On The Stop-Motion Credits Of Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine

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“Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Austrian director Michael Glawogger?”

“Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Austrian director Michael Glawogger?”

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James Gray, Old School

James Gray, Old School

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FCC Abandons Net Neutrality, Says It’s Okay To Sell Faster Service To Content Companies That Pay For It, Rather Than Embracing A Level Internet Playing Field

“The proposed rules are a complete turnaround on the principle that Internet users should have equal ability to see any content they choose, and that no content providers should be discriminated against in providing their offerings to consumers.” FCC Abandons Net Neutrality, Says It’s Okay To Sell Faster Service To Content Companies That Pay For…

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Some H’wd Advice For That Hack Shakespeare

Some H’wd Advice For That Hack Shakespeare

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Julian Schnabel: Years ago, I was down there with my cousin’s wife Corky. She was wild — she wore makeup on her legs, and she had a streak in her hair like Yvonne De Carlo in “The Munsters.” She liked to paint. I had overalls on with just a T-shirt and looked like whatever. We were trying to buy a bunch of supplies with my cousin Jesse’s credit card. They looked at the credit card, and then they looked at us and thought maybe we stole the card, so they called Jesse up. He was a doctor who became the head of trauma at St. Vincent’s. They said, “There’s somebody here with this credit card and we want to know if it belongs to you.”

He said, “Well, does the woman have dyed blonde hair and fake eyelashes and look like she stepped out of the backstage of some kind of silent movie, and is she with some guy who has wild hair and is kind of dressed like a bum?”

“Yeah, that’s them.”

“Yeah, that’s my cousin and my wife. It’s okay, they can charge it on my card.”
~ Julian Schnabel Remembers NYC’s Now-Shuttered Pearl Paint

MB Cool. I was really interested in the aerial photography from Enter the Void and how one could understand that conceptually as a POV, while in fact it’s more of an objective view of the city where the story takes place. So it’s an objective and subjective camera at the same time. I know that you’re interested in Kubrick. We’ve talked about that in the past because it’s something that you and I have in common—

GN You’re obsessed with Kubrick, too.

MB Does he still occupy your mind or was he more of an early influence?

GN He was more of an early influence. Kubrick has been my idol my whole life, my own “god.” I was six or seven years old when I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I never felt such cinematic ecstasy. Maybe that’s what brought me to direct movies, to try to compete with that “wizard of Oz” behind the film. So then, years later, I tried to do something in that direction, like many other directors tried to do their own, you know, homage or remake or parody or whatever of 2001. I don’t know if you ever had that movie in mind for your own projects. But in my case, I don’t think about 2001 anymore now. That film was my first “trip” ever. And then I tried my best to reproduce on screen what some drug trips are like. But it’s very hard. For sure, moving images are a better medium than words, but it’s still very far from the real experience. I read that Kubrick said about Lynch’s Eraserhead, that he wished he had made that movie because it was the film he had seen that came closest to the language of nightmares.

Matthew Barney and Gaspar Noé