Movie City News Archive for January, 2011

Will Baz Ditch Gatz?

Will Baz Ditch Gatz?

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Are These The Most Cruel, Heartless Lines From Yakuza Films?

Are These The Most Cruel, Heartless Lines From Yakuza Films?

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The Four Sundance Intros By Jeremy Konner That Got Yanked At The Last Minute

The Four Sundance Intros By Jeremy Konner That Got Yanked At The Last Minute

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Miranda July Looks Back At The Future Of Sundance

Miranda July Looks Back At The Future Of Sundance

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In The New Yorker, Daniel Zalewski Goes 12,000 Words On The Monsters Of Guillermo Del Toro

In The New Yorker, Daniel Zalewski Goes 12,000 Words On The Monsters Of Guillermo Del Toro And – A Video Peek Inside His Famous Notebooks

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Hitchens Reveals Differences With Portrayal Of Royals In King’s Speech

Huh! Hitchens Reveals Differences With Portrayal Of Royals In The King’s Speech

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What’s Next For Apple?

What’s Next For Apple?

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Tom Hooper’s 5 Secrets Of Success

Tom Hooper’s 5 Secrets Of Success

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Women’s Media Center Video Spotlights Serious Gender Disparity in Film Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 31, 2011 NOTE: Most WMC Sundance coverage is available for reposting with permission and the following disclaimer, as well as a link to the post: This article originally appeared on the Women’s Media Center Blog New York City: The Women’s Media Center (WMC) released a video it produced during the…

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Such Big Woo: 3D English-Lingo Reload Of The Killer?!

When The Doves Fly And The Bullets Cry: John Woo Producing 3D English-Lingo Reload Of The Killer?!

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Sundance Dispatch: It’s a Wrap

Another Sundance Film Festival has wrapped, and I have to say, it was a helluva good year to be in Park City. The logistical nightmare of the P&I line the first five or so days of the fest was a serious pain in the ass, but overall I’d have to say this year’s Sundance programming…

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Tony Geiss, 86, Invented Abby Cadabby, Wordsmith To Kermit And Elmo

Tony Geiss, 86, Invented Abby Cadabby, Wordsmith To Kermit And Elmo; Writer On American Tale And Land Before Time

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Why Does Memphis’ Black Lodge Video Store Thrive?

Why Does Memphis’ Black Lodge Video Store Thrive?

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“A moment of silence, please, for the lost art of shutting up.”

“A moment of silence, please, for the lost art of shutting up.”

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Jonnie Rosenbaum On The Death Of Hulot

Jonnie Rosenbaum On The Death Of Hulot

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Greater Union Mosman Ninth Sydney Cinema To Shutter Since 1999

Greater Union Mosman Ninth Sydney Cinema To Shutter Since 1999

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Blogdanovich Picks His Favorite “B.S.” Year At The Movies

Blogdanovich Picks His Favorite “B.S.” Year At The Movies

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Carr On Harvey Weinstein, Comeback Kidder

Carr On Harvey Weinstein, Comeback Kidder

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Are These Harvey’s King’s Speech Talking Points?

Are These Harvey’s King’s Speech Talking Points?

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The Financial Doings That Made Desplat’s Score For King’s Speech Possible

The Financial Doings That Made Desplat’s Score For King’s Speech Possible

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“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

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould