Movie City News Archive for April, 2012

Girish On “Real Musicians In Fiction Films”

Girish On “Real Musicians In Fiction Films”

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Behind Gatekeeper China Film Group, By Cieply-Barboza

Behind Gatekeeper China Film Group, By Cieply-Barboza

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Stephen King Sez, Tax Me, For F’s Sake

Stephen King Sez, Tax Me, For F’s Sake

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Singer Marginalia-izes The Sight & Sound Poll, Due Today From Its Denizens Of The Decade

Singer Marginalia-izes The Sight & Sound Poll, Due Today From Its Denizens Of The Decade

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How The NYT Came Upon Its 92-Year-Old Movie-Pirate-To-The-Troops And How The Writer Congratulates Himself

“I knew it would be on the front page of the New York Times—that is, if he was willing to go public. I think people in this business know, it’s like pornography: you can’t define [a front page story], but you know it when you hear it. I would have some fun with it because…

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Why California Senate Authorized Increased Piracy Damages

Why California Senate Authorized Increased Piracy Damages

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Megaupload’s Dotcom Gets $750,000 In Assets Restored

Megaupload’s Dotcom Gets $750,000 In Assets Restored

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Microsoft Books $300 Million In Nook

Microsoft Books $300 Million In Nook

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Carr On Amazon’s Peremptory Cutting Price Of Buzz Bissinger’s New E-Book To Zero

“Hell, I need the money. Authors need everyone—Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Byliner—to make a go of it and to continue to do what we do.” Carr On Amazon’s Peremptory Cutting Price Of Buzz Bissinger’s New E-Book To Zero

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Jason Epstein On How Books Can, Will Survive Amazon

Jason Epstein On How Books Can, Will Survive Amazon And – The Latest Appendage Swinging From Publisher-Distributor-Middleman-Dissing-Big Fella Amazon

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Truly Strange Cars Congregate On Set Of New Gondry Film

Truly Strange Cars Congregate On Set Of New Gondry Film

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Peter Bart Thinks He Gets Fox Searchlight

Peter Bart Thinks He Gets Fox Searchlight

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SUNDANCE INSTITUTE RETURNS TO MOROCCO WITH FILM FORWARD: ADVANCING CULTURAL DIALOGUE FROM MAY 7 TO 12, 2012

For Immediate Release The U.S. Embassy in Morocco Collaborates with Sundance Institute to Present FILM FORWARD in Six Cities across Morocco Rabat, Morocco – April 30, 2012 – Sundance Institute in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Morocco will present FILM FORWARD: Advancing Cultural Dialogue in cities throughout the Kingdom of Morocco from May 7 to…

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Juliette Binoche And Existential Elles

Juliette Binoche And Existential Elles

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Hulu Takes First Steps Toward Model Where Viewers Have To Prove They Are A Pay-TV Customer

Hulu Takes First Steps Toward Model Where Viewers Have To Prove They Are A Pay-TV Customer

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British High Court Asserts Right To Tell Internet Providers What To Block And When

British High Court Asserts Right To Tell Internet Providers What To Block And When

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Ti West’s 5 Golden Rules Of Filmmaking

Ti West‘s 5 Golden Rules Of Filmmaking

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Cannes Rolls Seven

Cannes Rolls Seven

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10 Facts About Burt Reynolds’ Nude Centerfold

10 Facts About Burt Reynolds’ Nude Centerfold

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Australian Court Rules DVR-To-Streaming Of Broadcast TV Illegal

Australian Court Rules DVR-To-Streaming Of Broadcast TV Illegal

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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