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Sarah Kerr On The “Weird, True Story” Of Wonder Woman

Sarah Kerr On The “Weird, True Story” Of Wonder Woman

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Cinematographer Elle Schneider On Why There Ought To Be More Women Behind The Camera

Cinematographer Elle Schneider On Why There Ought To Be More Women Behind The Camera

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NYT Sunday Magazine Cover-Stories Chris Nolan At Almost 7,000 Words

“Regardless of the visionary question, however, it’s pretty much impossible to think of a film that grossed more than a billion dollars and is better than The Dark Knight—or, to think of it in the way that Nolan prefers, a better film that was seen, so many times over, by so many people.” NYT Sunday…

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US Officials Rebuffed In Attempt To Extradite Roman Polanski While Visiting Opening Of Jewish Museum In Warsaw

US Officials Rebuffed In Attempt To Extradite Roman Polanski While Visiting Opening Of Jewish Museum In Warsaw

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J. R. Jones Backlashes Whiplash

“If you’ve ever played in any kind of improvisational group, you know that the key to making it work is listening to your fellow players, not trying to vanquish them.” J. R. Jones Backlashes Whiplash

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What Do Michel Gondry And “Weird Al” Yankovic Have In Common?

What Do Michel Gondry And “Weird Al” Yankovic Have In Common?

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Brooks Barnes Checks Peter Chernin’s Progress As Well-Financed But Successful Independent Producer

“It ain’t a lot of fun to make failed movies, and to be successful you have to be in the attention-getting business. Actually, attention-getting is the dominant thing that has taken over the media business over all.” Brooks Barnes Checks Peter Chernin’s Progress As Well-Financed But Successful Independent Producer

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Cinematographer Reed Morano On The Fight Against TV’s “Smooth Motion” Setting

“By allowing it to exist as a default, we are throwing away our freedom of artistic expression as filmmakers because someone else is deciding that our work will be seen completely differently in the end.” Cinematographer Reed Morano On The Fight Against TV’s “Smooth Motion” Setting

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“Even the horses were afraid of Steve Carell.”

NYT Sunday Profiles Go For Neat Ledes “Even the horses were afraid of Steve Carell.” “Here’s how much of a bookworm Reese Witherspoon is.”

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Mark Harris On “The Curse of Crash: The Narratives That Doom Oscar Movies”

Mark Harris On “The Curse of Crash: The Narratives That Doom Oscar Movies”

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Stan Lee Media Barred From Asserting “Spider-Man” Rights Claim

Stan Lee Media Barred From Asserting “Spider-Man” Rights Claim

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No Love Lost Between Literary Agent Andrew “The Jackal” Wylie And Amazon

“With the restored health of the publishing industry and having some sense of where this sort of Isis-like distribution channel, Amazon, is going to be buried and in which plot of sand they will be stuck, publishers will be able to raise the author’s digital royalty to 40% or 50%. Writers will begin to make…

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“Six Ways Franchises Go Terminal”

“Six Ways Franchises Go Terminal”

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“Jacques Tati, Historian”

“Jacques Tati, Historian”

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Wilmington on Movies: Gone Girl

Even if you’ve never read the book or seen the movie (which may well be the case), you probably think you sort of know what’s going to happen next. But you probably don’t. Gone Girl, which Flynn has cunningly imagined and craftily, stunningly wrote, and which Fincher has visualized with all the eerie expertise which usually marks his high-style crime movies (including Fight Club, Se7en, The Game, Zodiac, Panic Room, and even The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), is, like many another thriller of its type, dependent on how far we’re willing to suspend disbelief. But, in the realms of bestseller-turned-moviedom, Gone Girl is a cut or two above and definitely better than most — full of not always guessable tricks and twists, told in a tense, taut, racy, mostly engrossing style and boasting a lot of tangy, sharply drawn characters, very well played by a very good cast.

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Filmmaker David Barker Goes For Godard’s Gaga

“The use of 3D with this explosion of images is what makes this film by an 83-year-old seem so much younger and freer than most films by directors in their twenties.” Filmmaker David Barker Goes For Godard’s Gaga

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Ridley Scott’s RSA Film and Wild Card Launch “Next Generation Marketing” For Global Audiences

RSA FILMS AND WILD CARD DEBUT JOINT MARKETING VENTURE: 3AM Supported by Ridley Scott’s RSA Films and Wild Card, New Creative Consultancy Offers Studios Next Generation Marketing LOS ANGELES, CA, Oct. 30, 2014 – Wild Card, an industry leader in theatrical advertising, and RSA Films, Ridley Scott’s award-winning commercial production company, have launched 3AM, a new venture geared towards the…

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Bilge Ebiri On Jennifer Lawrence And What It Means To Be The Biggest Female Star

Bilge Ebiri On Jennifer Lawrence And What It Means To Be The Biggest Female Star And – Debra Granik On Finding Lawrence And Life After Winter’s Bone

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NATO And MPAA Set “Zero Tolerance” For Google Glass And Other Wearable Recording Devices

Today, the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners announced an update to their joint policy to prevent film theft in theaters.  The update was made to fully integrate wearable tech into the rules following a joint meeting of NATO and MPAA theatrical anti-piracy teams at ShowEast, the annual industry…

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VICE Media To Launch $100 Million 24-Hour Channel In Canada

VICE Media To Launch $100 Million 24-Hour Channel In Canada

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“The city to me is the only possible vehicle we have to measure human achievement. We’re an urban species now. If you look at Karachi or Mexico City or Hong Kong or London or New York or Yonkers or Baltimore or any of these other places, the pastoral is now a part of human history. We’re either going to figure out how to live together in these increasingly crowded, increasingly multi-cultural population centers or we’re not. We’re either going to get great at this or we’re going to fail as a species.”
~ David Simon

“I wondered how different it would be to write a novel and it’s totally different. It’s very internal. The weird thing about it is that I found that novel-writing was much more like directing than it is like screenwriting. You’re casting it, you’re lighting it, you’re doing the costumes, you’re doing the locations, you’re doing it all yourself as a director would. In screenwriting, you don’t do that stuff. You don’t describe the face of the actor or the character when you’re writing a screenplay because Tom Cruise is going to do it and he doesn’t look like that, whereas in the novel to describe what he is is what he is. The actual act of writing, just like shooting on a set, is a slow slog. It’s going to work every day.”
~ David Cronenberg On Screenplay vs. Novel