Movie City News Archive for January, 2012

Scott On Mark Cousins’ 15-Hour The Story Of Film

Scott On Mark Cousins’ 15-Hour The Story Of Film: An Odyssey

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“LMFAO I Can Move S— With My Mind: Teens With Superpowers In Chronicle”

Headline Of The Week… So Far “LMFAO I Can Move S— With My Mind: Teens With Superpowers In Chronicle“

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Bill Morrison’s Cinema Of Decay

Bill Morrison’s Cinema Of Decay

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Ed Wood From Beyond The Grave In Park City

Ed Wood From Beyond The Grave In Park City

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Kim Morgan Bows To Gaspar Noé

Kim Morgan Bows To Gaspar Noé

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The Los Angeles Locations Of The Artist

The Los Angeles Locations Of The Artist

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Disney Takes Over UTV Software, Names Ronnie Screwvala Managing Director Of Walt Disney Company India

Disney Takes Over UTV Software, Names Ronnie Screwvala Managing Director Of Walt Disney Company India

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Snowtown, Red Dog Bite And Bark At Inaugural Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards

Snowtown, Red Dog Bite And Bark At Inaugural Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards

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At 72, A Lifetime Of John Hurt

At 72, A Lifetime Of John Hurt

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“Her Madgesty” Expands The Universe With W. E.

“I’d been married 10 years when I started writing it and I was certainly asking a kind of existential question that I think people ask when they’ve been married that long: what is the perfect love?” “Her Madgesty” Expands The Universe With W. E.

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A New Doodle Of A Commercial For David Lynch Coffee

A New Doodle Of A Commercial For David Lynch Coffee

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Here Comes “Hot News” Again: Penske/Deadline Adds New Claims In Suit Against THR

SUEDJA! Here Comes “Hot News” Again: Penske/Deadline Adds New Claims In Suit Against THR

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Huffington Post Quebec Loses Writers Who Decided Not To For Le Free

“You know, we’re talking about maybe 10 or 12 bloggers who have left out of 135, we still have 120 bloggers. It’s not a question of having well-known people or not. We’ll just have quality blogs.” Huffington Post Quebec Loses Writers Who Decided Not To For Le Free

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Naomi Wolf On “What Occupy Must Learn From Sundance”

Naomi Wolf On “What Occupy Must Learn From Sundance”

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Italian Dubbers Demand To Be Heard

Italian Dubbers Demand To Be Heard

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If It’s Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue, It Must Be Time To Ask Again, “Is Vanity Fair Racist?”

If It’s Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue, It Must Be Time To Ask Again, “Is Vanity Fair Racist?”

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Village Voice To Stop Suing Over “Best Of” Lists

Village Voice To Stop Suing Over “Best Of” Lists

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Berlin To Salute “Consummate Piss Taker” Bingham Ray

Berlin To Salute “Consummate Piss Taker” Bingham Ray

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After Finishing In Darkness, Agnieszka Holland Discovered Survivors To The Story

After Finishing In Darkness, Agnieszka Holland Discovered Survivors To The Story

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Warner-Redbox Deal Lapses, Meaning Redbox Will Enrich Wal-mart et al By Buying Disks For Immediate Rentals

Warner-Redbox Deal Lapses, Meaning Redbox Will Enrich Wal-mart et al By Buying Disks For Immediate Rentals

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Movie City News

Crashing With Uber-Publicist Peggy Siegal

Rogers & Cowan/ PMK Promotes Executives in Entertainment Division

“One Condé Nast Entertainment executive recalled a meeting with Vogue about a video series interviewing models at the Plaza Athénée in Paris. ‘It cost $250,000, and I went on YouTube and they had 200 views each,’ the executive said.”

“Sometimes I see things that are completely against my cultural nature. I was raised with Latin and Ancient Greek and poetry from Greek antiquity, but sometimes, just to see the world I live in, I watch ‘WrestleMania.’  You have to know what a good amount of the population is watching. Do not underestimate the Kardashians. As vulgar as they may be, it doesn’t matter that much, but you have to find some sort of orientation. As I always say, the poet must not close his eyes, must not avert them. I have only signed up for one streaming platform, and that’s Criterion. They have hundreds of films, and every one of them is great.”

“He grew up barefoot in summer, so did I. Both of us went hungry as children. We both had no running water. He travelled on foot and so did I. We had an almost instant rapport. I didn’t speak much about my childhood, but he was curious. It’s not in the film but he knew a little bit from sources that were somehow dug up for him. He may have seen some of my films. So he did his homework as well.”

The Progressive Press is Facing Mass Extinction

Greedo McClunkey Written By George Lucas

“The consumer demand for Disney+ has exceeded our highest expectations. While we are pleased by this incredible response, we are aware of the current user issues and are working to swiftly resolve them.”

159 Documentary Features Submitted For Oscar 2019

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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
~ Hampton Fancher

“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

~ David Simon