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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“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