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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“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