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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“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