Movie City News Archive for October, 2010

Kevin Smith Posters His Horror

Kevin Smith Posters His Horror

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DreamWorks Dreams Another Day

DreamWorks Dreams Another Day

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Screenwriter Julian Fellowes Blames Media For Accusations Of Plagiarism

Julian Fellowes Blames Media For Accusations Of Plagiarism

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Del Toro Sez Horror Is Like A Hostage Negotiation

Del Toro Sez Horror Is Like A Hostage Negotiation

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Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Turns 20

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Turns 20

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Local NC Newspaper Buys Up The Country Bookshop

Local NC Newspaper Buys Up The Country Bookshop

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Kermode Sez Landis’ Into The Night A Forgotten Gem

Kermode Sez Landis’ Into The Night A Forgotten Gem

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Kristin Thompson Timelines The Hobbit Saga

Kristin Thompson Timelines The Hobbit Saga

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Rosman On Marilyn

Rosman On Marilyn

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Lea Thompson Still Grateful For Back To The Future

Lea Thompson Still Grateful For Back To The Future

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F/X Guys Get Behind The Camera

F/X Guys Get Behind The Camera

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Weekend Box Office Report – October 31

The seventh annual edition of the Saw franchise was hoping for an exit with bite with the addition of stereoscopic imagery. But pre-release tracking indicated that with or without gimmicks the mania was fading and its mid-$20 million weekend tally was pretty much in line with pundit’s predictions.

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Lynden Barber On The “New Confusion” In Action Film Editing

Lynden Barber On The “New Confusion” In Action Film Editing

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Holiday Film Sneaks

Holiday Film Sneaks How The King’s Speech Found Its Voice And – The Costumes Of Burlesque Plus – Hand By Me: Is The Elemental Scene Of 127 Hours Talking Point Or Ultimate Spoiler? And – Daniel Radcliffe On The Run With – Elizabeth Banks On The Run And – Tron‘s “New Beauty” And – Amping…

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Harry Mulisch, 83, Novel Was Source For The Assault

Harry Mulisch, 83, Novel Was Source For The Assault

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The History Of Hw’d Starts In Ft. Lee, NJ

The History Of Hw’d Starts In Ft. Lee, NJ

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The Holiday Film Special

The Holiday Film Special David Carr Sniffs Brand And – McGrath On Aron Ralston, Life And Limb While – Danny Boyle Anatomizes A Key Scene From 127 Hours With – Chomet On Conjuring Tati Plus – Riff-Rafferty And Aronofsky Talk Werewolf And Swan And – Rozen Thinks Rachel McAdams Ought To Be A Superstar Already And…

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Why Rowling Shouldn’t/Should Write Another Harry Potter

Why Rowling Shouldn’t/Should Write Another Harry Potter

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The Real Shawn Levy Shows A Soft Side For Gaspar Noé

The Real Shawn Levy Shows A Soft Side For Gaspar Noé

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Boyle Sez “Hope” Is The Message Beyond The Boulder

Boyle Sez “Hope” Is The Message Beyond The Boulder

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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