Movie City News Archive for August, 2010

Loren Stein On The Secret Of Paris Review Interviews

Loren Stein On The Secret Of Paris Review Interviews

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Going To Town: Ben Affleck Rides Again

Going To Town: Ben Affleck Rides Again

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Michael Douglas Talks Cancer To Letterman

Michael Douglas Talks Cancer To Letterman

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Deciphering Your Film Market Bags

Deciphering Your Film Market Bags

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Here’s 2010 Venice Film Festival’s 23 Competition Entries

Here’s 2010 Venice Film Festival’s 23 Competition Entries

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In The Kitchen With Roger

In The Kitchen With Roger

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A Modest Backgrounder On Oscar Honoree Kevin Brownlow

A Modest Backgrounder On Oscar Honoree Kevin Brownlow

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Jewish Week On Syberberg’s Reissued Epic, Hitler: A Film From Germany

Jewish Week On Syberberg’s Reissued Epic, Hitler: A Film From Germany

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“It pays to be in Rupert Murdoch’s family.”

“It pays to be in Rupert Murdoch’s family.”

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Cookbook Author Roger Ebert Will Answer Your Questions At Diner’s Journal

Cookbook Author Roger Ebert Will Answer Your Questions At Diner’s Journal

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Nino Rota’s Collaborations

Nino Rota’s Collaborations (video)

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Sean Baker, NY Neorealist Who Also Works With Puppets

Sean Baker, NY Neorealist Who Also Works With Puppets

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After BlackBerry Gives In To Indian Surveillance, Are Skype And Google Next?

After BlackBerry Gives In To Indian Surveillance, Are Skype And Google Next?

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Cozzalio Gets Glimpse Of His First Picture Show

Cozzalio Gets Glimpse Of His First Picture Show

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The Afterlife Of NYC’s Pioneering Cinema 16 Cultural Landmark

The Afterlife Of NYC’s Pioneering Cinema 16 Cultural Landmark

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TIFF Press-Industry Screening Venue Declared Bedbug-Free

Toronto Press-Industry Screening Venue Declared Bedbug-Free

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Reverend Sun Myung Moon Buys That For A Dollar

Second Coming: Reverend Sun Myung Moon Buys That For A Dollar; Reclaims Washington Times At Age Of 90

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Wilmington on DVD: Red Riding Trilogy, Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, Errol Flynn Adventures … and more

CO-PICKS OF THE WEEK: NEW The Red Riding Trilogy (Four Stars) U.K.; Julian Jarrold/James Marsh/Anand Tucker, 2009 (IFC Films) Easily one of the most ambitious and best films of 2009 is writer Tony Grisoni‘s three part adaptation of David Peace’s Red Riding novels. This is noir times three, with the three films spanning a decade…

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H’wd Makes Tracks To Union Station

H’wd Makes Tracks To Union Station

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“Catfish’s Cone Of Silence”

“Catfish‘s Cone Of Silence”

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Movie City News

“When we add it all up, what is it costing the industry just to take care of its top-20 producers? What is that total price tag going to look like once all their shows are in production? With 7,000 shows sloshing around in the streaming jungle, all trying to get attention, what is the guarantee that the Next Giant Thing, or the Next 10 Giant Things, will come out of this group? TV breakthroughs, as often as not, don’t come from seasoned workshops, but from newish upstarts, breaking out with something no one thought of before. Who the hell were Benioff and Weiss before ‘GoT’? Would anyone have given them a $250 million overall deal?”

MZS on Indie Theaters

Harvey Has An Excuse

“I guess it’s talking about the fear of intimacy, you know? When I was young, and you’re a musician, it took me a long time to get to a certain place where I felt comfortable with family and loving somebody and being loved,” Bruce Springsteen says. “Really, that’s what’s the film is about. The film takes you on that journey. Like I say, there are two parts to the American character: one is very isolated and one is in search of community. So how do you make your peace with both of those things? That’s really what the picture is about.”

Jamie Leigh

Midwest FurFest Bars Rightwing Agitator Milo Yiannopoulos and His Newly-Doffed Snow Leopard Fursona

Saturday Night Live Rescinds Proffer To Shane Gillis As History of Racist And Homophobic Slurs Expand; Search On For A Replacement Reprobate?

TIFF Audience Award Goes Jojo Rabbit, With Marriage Story And Parasite Close Behind

“A New Era of the Strips, With Gary Larson Drawing, Is Returning”

James Murdoch Talks To Jane Mayer After Disney Buy

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima