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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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier