Movie City News Archive for February, 2011

PRODUCER ANNE CAREY TEAMS UP WITH EPOCH FILMS TO EXPAND FILM AND TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION

New York, NY (Feb 28, 2011) — Epoch Films, an award-winning commercial and film production company, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with independent film producer Anne Carey (THE AMERICAN, ADVENTURELAND, THE SAVAGES) to significantly expand Epoch’s film and television operations.  The announcement was made by Epoch’s founding partner Mindy Goldberg….

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Decoding Source Code’s Science

Decoding Source Code‘s Science (spoiler-ish)

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So… Maybe Lower Oscar Ratings Had Less To Do With FrancoFrancoFranco And Hathaway Than With The King’s Speech?

So… Maybe Lower Oscar Ratings Had Less To Do With FrancoFrancoFranco And Hathaway Than With The King’s Speech?

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Hardwicke On Her Red Riding Hood

Hardwicke On Her Red Riding Hood

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Remembering Gary Winick

Remembering Gary Winick

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As Of Last Night, Tom Hooper Hadn’t Seen Unthanked Harvey’s Re-Cut Of King’s Speech

As Of Last Night, Tom Hooper Hadn’t Seen Unthanked Harvey’s Re-Cut Of King’s Speech

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Eddie Brandt, 88, Proprietor Of N. Hw’ds Memorabilia Trove, Saturday Matinee

Eddie Brandt, 88, Proprietor Of N. Hw’d’s Memorabilia Trove, Saturday Matinee

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Art Of The Title Sequence Cuts To Machete

Art Of The Title Sequence Cuts To Machete

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TIFF Takes Bow For King’s Speech

TIFF Takes Bow For King’s Speech

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Troy Miller On Directing The Oscar Show Opener

Troy Miller On Directing The Oscar Show Opener

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The Good, The Bad And The QT: Tarantino Heating Up Spaghetti Western?

The Good, The Bad And The QT: Tarantino Heating Up Spaghetti Western?

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Academy Award-Winning Inside Job Producer Audrey Marrs’ Cool Background Includes Riot Grrrl Bands Mocket And Bratmobile

Academy Award-Winning Inside Job Producer Audrey Marrs’ Cool Background Includes Playing Keyboards In Riot Grrrl Bands Mocket And Bratmobile

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Jane Russell Was 89

Jane Russell Was 89

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Atlantic Unmasks Punk Behind Inspired Profane, Inventive @MayorEmanuel Twitter Performance

Atlantic Unmasks Punk Behind Inspired Profane, Inventive @MayorEmanuel Twitter Performance

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Kohn Reviews “Unfinished,” FrancoFrancoFranco And Gus Van Sant’s 12-Hour BevHills Gallery Installation

Kohn Reviews “Unfinished,” FrancoFrancoFranco And Gus Van Sant’s 12-Hour BevHills Gallery Installation

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Annie Girardot Was 79; Was In More Than 100 Films, Including Rocco And His Brothers

Annie Girardot Was 79; Was In More Than 100 Films, Including Rocco And His Brothers

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Oscar Show Ratings: Fair To Meh

Oscar Show Ratings: Fair To Meh

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Denton Admits Redesign Made A Wreck Of Gawker

Denton Admits Redesign Made A Wreck Of Gawker

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Salon Sale Talks Collapse

Salon Sale Talks Collapse

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Melissa Leo Had A F’ing Premonition

Melissa Leo Had A F’ing Premonition

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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