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“Neon Demon ends at a point where everything has been fulfilled; it can’t go on. You want it to go on, because now it has revealed what it essentially is. But I ended the movie on a note that is off-key, so it penetrates your mind. But if I completed it, it’d have vanished from your mind. Now it stays within you. It’s a trick. You’re looking for the last note to finish it.”

“Neon Demon ends at a point where everything has been fulfilled; it can’t go on. You want it to go on, because now it has revealed what it essentially is. But I ended the movie on a note that is off-key, so it penetrates your mind. But if I completed it, it’d have vanished from…

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Jonnie Rosenbaum Makes Global DVD Discoveries

Jonnie Rosenbaum Makes Global DVD Discoveries

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Robbie Collin Into The Female “Persona Swap” Genre

Robbie Collin Into The Female “Persona Swap” Genre

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Mark Peranson Suggests Cannes Kill Its Darlings, Not Limited To Arnold, Refn, Dolan, Mungiu, Park, Mendoza, The Dardennes, Sorrentino , “The Great Maiwenn,” Kawase, Ceylan, Audiard, Noé, Haneke And Von Trier

Mark Peranson Suggests Cannes Kill Its Darlings, Not Limited To Arnold, Refn, Dolan, Mungiu, Park, Mendoza, The Dardennes, Sorrentino , “The Great Maiwenn,” Kawase, Ceylan, Audiard, Noé, Haneke And Von Trier

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Toronto Int’l Adds Virtual Reality Component

Toronto Int’l Adds Virtual Reality Component

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Dardennes Slice Their Cannes Unknown Girl After Criticism

Dardennes Slice Their Cannes Unknown Girl After Criticism

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Nate Parker To Receive Sundance Institute Vanguard Award

Sundance Institute today announced it will present its Vanguard Award to filmmaker and actorNate Parker at NIGHT BEFORE NEXT, a summer celebration benefiting the Institute and its artists on the eve of Sundance NEXT FEST at the iconic Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, August 11. Parker’s directorial debut, The Birth of…

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An Estimate Of The Devastation “Brexit” Will Wreak On British Television, Newspapers

An Estimate Of The Devastation “Brexit” Will Wreak On British Television, Newspapers

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Joshua Oppenheimer And Werner Herzog Talk Look Of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer And Werner Herzog Talk Look Of Silence 32’39” vid

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Australian Photographers On What Bill Cunningham’s Work Meant To Them

Australian Photographers On What Bill Cunningham’s Work Meant To Them

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A Slight Burst Of Pessimism About Filmmakers Having Careers

“No-budget filmmaking is not a career. And at some point, 20-somethings become 30-somethings.” A Slight Burst Of Pessimism About Filmmakers Having Careers

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London Independent Newspaper Neared Breakeven Even As It Went Digital And Five Directors Doubled Their Pay

London Independent Newspaper Neared Breakeven Even As It Went Digital And Five Directors Doubled Their Pay

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A24, Oscilloscope Partner With BitTorrent Now Distribution Platform

A24, Oscilloscope Partner With BitTorrent Now Distrib Platform

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Filmmaker Peter Hutton Remembered By J. Hoberman

Filmmaker Peter Hutton Remembered By J. Hoberman

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Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise Seen As “Brexit” Parable

Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise As Seen As “Brexit” Parable

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Bud Spencer Was 86

Bud Spencer Was 86

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“The Reuters report suggests that many news consumers are resistant to watching video because it is faster to read an article, and because of the ads that often precede videos.”

“The Reuters report suggests that many news consumers are resistant to watching video because it is faster to read an article, and because of the ads that often precede videos.”

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NYPost Lets Go Of First String Theater Critic Directly After Deadline Ditches Jeremy Gerard

NYPost Lets Go Of First String Theater Critic Directly After Deadline Ditches Jeremy Gerard And – What Does It Mean For The Boston Globe To “Refocus” Its Arts Coverage?

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Here’s The Blood Simple Pitch Trailer That Got The Coens Their Cash In 1985

Here’s The Blood Simple Pitch Trailer That Got The Coens Their Cash In 1985

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Viacom CEO Dauman Asks Judge For Immediate Mental Exam For Sumner Redstone

Viacom CEO Dauman Asks Judge For Immediate Mental Exam For Sumner Redstone

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DENNIS COOPER

The next thing that really changed my world and thoroughly influenced my writing were the films of Robert Bresson. When I discovered them in the late seventies, I felt I had found the final ingredient I needed to write the fiction I wanted to write.

INTERVIEWER

What was the final ingredient?

DENNIS COOPER

Recognizing that the films were entirely about emotion and, to me, ­ profoundly moving while, at the same time, stylistically inexpressive and monotonic. On the surface, they were nothing but style, and the style was extremely rigorous to boot, but they seemed almost transparent and purely content driven. Bresson’s use of untrained nonactors influenced my concentration on characters who are amateurs or noncharacters or characters who are ill equipped to handle the job of manning a story line or holding the reader’s attention in a conventional way. Altogether, I think Bresson’s films had the greatest influence on my work of any art I’ve ever encountered. In fact, the first fiction of mine that was ever published was a chapbook called “Antoine Monnier,” which was a god-awful, incompetent attempt to rewrite Bresson’s film Le diable ­probablement as a pornographic novella. So I came to writing novels through a channel that included experimental fiction, poetry, and nonliterary influences pretty much exclusively. I never read normal novels with any real interest or close attention.
~ Dennis Cooper Discovers Bresson

The whole world within reach.
~ Filmmaker Peter Hutton

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