Movie City News Archive for December, 2011

DP/30 in 2011: More Than 100 Hours Of Conversation About Movies With The People Who Make Them

1. When We Leave, director Feo Aladag 2. Essential Killing, director Jerzy Skolimowski 3. The Human Resources Manager, director Eran Riklis 4. Precious Life, director Shlomi Eldar 5. Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs (Jan 2011) 6. Animal Kingdom, actor Jacki Weaver 7-11. The List: Paul Mazursky, Parts 1 -5 12. Every Day, wr/dir Richard Levine, actors…

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Tilda! Talks Career

Tilda! Talks Career

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Wilmington on Movies: The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin (Three Stars) U.S.: Steven Spielberg, 2011 The Adventures of Tintin — Steven Spielberg‘s second new film in release this season (the other was War Horse, and both of them came out last week) — shows us again to what extent he‘s still a kid at heart and maybe always will…

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Spain Passes Its First Anti-Download Law

Spain Passes Its First Anti-Download Law

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Mazursky Offers Streep Warm Tongue Bath Of Praise

Mazursky Offers Streep Warm Tongue Bath Of Praise

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Meet Dan Wallin, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol’s 84-Year-Old Sound Designer

Meet Dan Wallin, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol‘s 84-Year-Old Sound Designer

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Severson On The Spot At Chimp Cheetah’s Memorial Service

Severson On The Spot At Chimp Cheetah’s Memorial Service

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Olsen Talks Miss Bala With Director Naranjo

Olsen Talks Miss Bala With Director Naranjo

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Lim And Pitt Have Their Waldorf Moment

Lim And Pitt Have Their Waldorf Moment

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Gina Carano Kicks It

“We had this normal conversation. He was feeling me out. And I didn’t have any preconceived notions of him because I didn’t really know what a director really was.” Gina Carano Kicks It

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Kenneth Branagh Is Ready For His Long, Reflective Walk And “Pondering”

Kenneth Branagh Is Ready For His Long, Reflective Walk And “Pondering”

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The Making Of A Separation

“It’s not portraying the poor people and the desert camels.” The Making Of A Separation

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Behind Alexandre Desplat’s Last-Second Score For Extremely Incredibly

Behind Alexandre Desplat’s Last-Second Score For Extremely Incredibly

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Music Box Films Claims $10 Million Theatrical With 2009 Girl With The Dragon Tattoo And “The Equivalent” Of $30-40 Million In DVD, Rentals, Etc.

Music Box Films Claims $10 Million Theatrical With 2009 Girl With The Dragon Tattoo And “The Equivalent” Of $30-40 Million In DVD, Rentals, Etc.

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Academy Exercises Option To Possibly Move Oscar From The Kodak After 2013

Academy Exercises Option To Possibly Move Oscar From The Kodak After 2013

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Thomas Horn, Extremely Incredibly 14

Thomas Horn, Extremely Incredibly 14

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Friday Estimates: Dec 30, 2011

Cruise’s newest mission continues to lead the pack, probably passing the earlier-released Sherlock Holmes: Let’s Not Call It “2” today or tomorrow. Steven Spielberg’s two films are running side by side on the chart, as are the Zoo and the Tattoo.

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Apple Chief Designer Jonny Ive Is Now Sir Jonathan

Apple Chief Designer Jonny Ive Is Now Sir Jonathan

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It’s Cieply’s Turn To Surmise How The Academy’s Going To Push Paper This Year

It’s Cieply‘s Turn To Surmise How The Academy’s Going To Push Paper This Year

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Museum Of The Modern Image’s Must-Soak “Moments Of 2011″

Museum Of The Modern Image’s Must-Soak Moments Of 2011 Part One Draws 25 Writers, Programmers, Observers And –  Part Two Offers A Further 24 Diverse Thinkums

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Movie City News

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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