Movie City News Archive for April, 2011

Bellamy And Howard Go Really, Really, Really Long On The Films Of Wong Kar-Wai

Bellamy And Howard Go Really, Really, Really Long On The Films Of Wong Kar-Wai

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Cannes As Photographed By Generations Of Traversos (Mind That Pool!)

Cannes As Photographed By Generations Of Traversos (Mind That Pool!)

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SAG National Board of Directors Unanimously Establishes Merger Task Force; Adopts Successor Union Mission Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Guild Task Force to work directly with AFTRA counterparts to develop formal merger plan for approval by National Boards in January 2012. Los Angeles, (April 30, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today unanimously approved the creation of a Merger Task Force to work with their AFTRA counterparts…

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SAG Nat’l Board Unanimous In Scootch Toward AFTRA Merger

SAG Nat’l Board Unanimous In Scootch Toward AFTRA Merger With – The Complete Statement, Including Merger Text

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Tribeca Audience Award Goes To Give Up Tomorrow

Tribeca Audience Award Goes To Give Up Tomorrow

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2011 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES HEINEKEN AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER – GIVE UP TOMORROW

New York, NY [April 30, 2011] – The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winner of the Heineken Audience Award – Give Up Tomorrow – tonight at Eye Beam in New York City. The film’s director,…

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Atlas Shrugged Producer Shifts Back Into Optimistic Mode

Atlas Shrugged Producer Shifts Back Into Optimistic Mode

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Digital Foraging: The More Starbucks Any City Like New York Gets, The More Thieves Quietly Walk Off With iPads, Laptops, iPhones, BlackBerrys…

Digital Foraging: The More Starbucks Any City Like New York Gets, The More Thieves Quietly Walk Off With iPads, Laptops, iPhones, BlackBerrys…

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William Campbell, 83, Was In Coppola’s Dementia 13; Sang With Elvis In Love Me Tender; Remembered For Early “Star Trek” Episodes

William Campbell, 83, Was In Coppola’s Dementia 13; Sang With Elvis In Love Me Tender; Remembered For Early “Star Trek” Episodes

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Bryan Singer On The Challenge Of Writing Credits

Bryan Singer On The Challenge Of Writing Credits

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Remembering Canadian Film Pioneer Gerald Pratley, Who Died Last Month At 87

Remembering Canadian Film Pioneer Gerald Pratley, Who Died Last Month At 87; CBC’s First Film Critic, Founder Ontario Film Institute (Now TIFF Cinematheque), Historian, Teacher And – Was “One Of The Real Guys” Was – “The Godfather Of The Cinematheque”

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Limited Edition Mars Needs Moms Pins Still Available!

Limited Edition Mars Needs Moms Pins Still Available!

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NZ Approves Showing Of LA Zombie, Gay Horror Banned In Australia

NZ Approves Showing Of LA Zombie, Gay Horror Banned In Australia

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Ebert Pages His Fest Bloggers

Ebert Pages His Fest Bloggers

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On Director Kelly Reichardt As Taskmaster

On Director Kelly Reichardt As Taskmaster

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On The Brilliance Of W. C. Fields’ Line Readings

On The Brilliance Of W. C. Fields’ Line Readings

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Thompson Gets QT Project Confirmation; Includes Spoiler-ish Synopsis

Thompson Gets QT Project Confirmation; Includes Spoiler-ish Synopsis

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Adam Thirlwell On My Dog Tulip

Adam Thirlwell On My Dog Tulip

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Kenny On Moderating Scorsese And Cissé

Kenny On Moderating Scorsese And Cissé

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Hawaii Asked For Tax Credits To Support Kavanaugh, Bing Studios

Hawaii Asked For Tax Credits To Support Kavanaugh, Bing Studios

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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