Movie City News Archive for September, 2010

Schnabel Talks Polaroids

Schnabel Talks Polaroids

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“Freedom”‘s Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Pulp…

“Freedom”‘s Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Pulp… Franzen Sez UK Edition Of His Door-Stopper Printed From Wrong Computer File

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Lim On A 24-DVD Steamer Trunk Filled With Bogey-issimo

Lim On A 24-DVD Steamer Trunk Filled With Bogey-issimo

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Howell Stalks Judy Bridgewater, With A Little Help From Never Let Me Go Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro

Howell Stalks Judy Bridgewater, With A Little Help From Never Let Me Go Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro

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When Can “Fake” “Documentaries” Tell The “Truth”?

When Can “Fake” “Documentaries” Tell The “Truth”?

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Macnab Has A Pretty Swell Tony Curtis Mash Note

Macnab Has A Pretty Swell Tony Curtis Mash Note

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Harmin’ Armond Embosses His Credentials

Harmin’ Armond Embosses His Credentials And Furthers His Maledictions Of The Internet And Its Commentariat Fiats

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“Will the Liberal Establishment’ Kill the Documentary Resurgence?” Asks AJ Schnack

“Will the Liberal ‘Establishment’ Kill the Documentary Resurgence?” Asks AJ Schnack

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Danny Elfman Boxes Tim Burton

Danny Elfman Boxes Tim Burton

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Jakarta Gay Film Festival Attacked By Masked Islamic Protesters

Jakarta Gay Film Festival Attacked By Masked Islamic Protesters

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Ebert On When Walter Matthau Met Bernie Schwartz

Ebert On When Walter Matthau Met Bernie Schwartz

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Clash Of The Fightin’s: How Much Love Is Lost Between Barry Diller And John Malone?

Clash Of The Fightin’s: How Much Love Is Lost Between Barry Diller And John Malone?

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Fox To Narnia Fans: Part 2? We Were Only Joking

Fox To Narnia Fans: Part 2? We Were Only Joking

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Waxman Drops Net Neutrality Bill, Asks FCC For Broadband Reclassification

Waxman Drops Net Neutrality Bill, Asks FCC For Broadband Reclassification

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Matt Reeves Takes A Bite

Matt Reeves Takes A Bite

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Lionsgate’s Jon Feltheimer On The Prowl

Lionsgate’s Jon Feltheimer On The Prowl

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Brody Celebrates The Great Mikey & Nicky, Again On DVD

Brody Celebrates The Great Mikey & Nicky, Again On DVD

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How About A Frame-By-Frame Breakdown Of The Stroboscopic Enter The Void Title Sequence?

How About A Frame-By-Frame Breakdown Of The Rapidfire, Stroboscopic Enter The Void Title Sequence?

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Scott Video-Picks A Shot In The Dark

Scott Video-Picks A Shot In The Dark

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Eric Drooker On Animating Howl

Eric Drooker On Animating Howl

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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