Movie City News Archive for July, 2012

GORE VIDAL WAS 86

GORE VIDAL WAS 86

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“Indignant, eloquent, and contrarian: This is vintage Vidal.”

“Indignant, eloquent, and contrarian: This is vintage Vidal.”

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Gore Vidal At 24: “If I Live To An Old Age I Dread To Think Of All The Work I Shall Have Done”

Gore Vidal At 24: “If I Live To An Old Age I Dread To Think Of All The Work I Shall Have Done” (cached copy)

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Hawk Koch Elected Academy President

Hawk Koch Elected Academy President

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HAWK KOCH ELECTED ACADEMY PRESIDENT

July 31, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Beverly Hills, CA – Producer Hawk Koch was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight (July 31) by the organization’s Board of Governors. This will be his first term in the office. Koch, who is beginning his ninth year as a governor representing the…

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Polone: Stars Don’t Matter.

Polone: Stars Don’t Matter. 

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Aurora Rise: Local Comics Store Teams With Artists To Benefit Victims

Aurora Rise: Local Comics Store Teams With Artists To Benefit Victims

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Steve James’ Latest Doc, Head Games, Goes To Variance Films With Some New Distribution Notions

Steve James’ Latest Doc, Head Games, Goes To Variance Films With Some New Distribution Notions

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Steve James’ HEAD GAMES Set for September 21 Theatrical Release Through Variance Films

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Award-winning filmmaker tackles hot-button issue of concussions in sport New York, July 31, 2012 – Variance Films announced today that it has acquired theatrical rights to HEAD GAMES, the new documentary feature from acclaimed director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” The Interrupters”) that takes a nuanced, intelligent look at the concussion crisis in American sports. …

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Icahn Takes $590 Million For Leo Kitty

Icahn Takes $590 Million For Leo Kitty

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New Zealand Court Orders Return Of Megaupload Property; U. S. Justice Dept Demurs

New Zealand Court Orders Return Of Megaupload Property; U. S. Justice Dept Demurs

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LAT Sez Burkle Leading Potential Buyer For Variety

LAT Sez Burkle Leading Potential Buyer For Variety

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In Advance Of Rollout Of Sight & Sound’s Ten-Year Greatest Films Poll, Nick James Explains

In Advance Of Rollout Of Sight & Sound’s Ten-Year Greatest Films Poll, Nick James Explains

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Murdoch iPad “Paper” The Daily To Fire 50 Of 170 Employees

Murdoch iPad “Paper” The Daily To Fire 50 Of 170 Employees

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Harry Producer Heymann Flinches At Early Potter FX

Harry Producer Heymann Flinches At Early Potter FX

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Icahn Lets Go Of MGM Stake

Icahn Lets Go Of MGM Stake

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Howard Rodman On One Day With Chris Marker

Howard Rodman On One Day With Chris Marker

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TIFF 2012’s Full Midnight Madness Line-Up

TIFF 2012’s Full Midnight Madness Line-Up And – TIFF12 Vanguard

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Lim On Marker

“A bar in Tokyo’s famous Golden Gai district is named for La Jetée—an honor that Mr. Marker once said was “worth more to me than any number of Oscars.” Lim On Marker

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Sundance Cinemas Set Aug 31 Open At Former Sunset 5

Sundance Cinemas Set Aug 31 Open At Former Sunset 5

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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