Movie City News Archive for November, 2012

“Why Washington Can’t Stop Talking about Lincoln”

“Why Washington Can’t Stop Talking about Lincoln”  

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A Visual Progress Report On The Restoration Of EbertFest’s Virginia Theater

A Visual Progress Report On The Restoration Of EbertFest’s Virginia Theater

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Foundas And Nolan Go 4,500 Words

“The term ‘realism’ is often confusing and used sort of arbitrarily. I suppose ‘relatable’ is the word I would use.” Foundas And Nolan Go 4,500 Words

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Why Won’t Oslo, August 31 Be Nom’d For Best Adapted Screenplay?

Why Won’t Oslo, August 31 Be Nom’d For Best Adapted Screenplay?

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Is It Already Time For Another Season Of Thumbsuckers About Lena Dunham’s “Girls”?

“I don’t remember a time when TV wasn’t art.” Is It Already Time For Another Season Of Thumbsuckers About Lena Dunham’s “Girls”? Oh. It Looks Like It Is.

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Katzenberg Optimistic, At Length, On Future Of DreamWorks Animation

Katzenberg Optimistic, At Length, On Future Of DreamWorks Animation

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Meh 400-Word Review Of Variety Editor’s “Variety” History Manages To Incorporate Both Penske Peeing And Nikki Nattering At Bret Easton Ellis

Meh 400-Word Review Of Variety Editor’s “Variety” History Manages To Incorporate Both Penske Peeing And Nikki Nattering At Bret Easton Ellis

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Times Again Glories In Its “Edginess” By Esteeming “Scriptshadow” Script Spoiler “Carson Reeves”; Credits Him With The Greenlight Of Social Network

“As most professionals point out, virtually no producer will charge to read material. To do so, they say, is a predatory practice that exploits writers.” Times Again Glories In Its “Edginess” By Esteeming “Scriptshadow” Script Spoiler “Carson Reeves”; Credits Him With The Greenlight Of Social Network

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Is There Realllllly A Trend Of Studios Doing International Remakes Of Domestic Properties?

Is There Realllllly A Trend Of Studios Doing International Remakes Of Domestic Properties?

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Dennis Doros On The Future Of Small Indie Gems Like Those From His Milestone Films

Dennis Doros On The Future Of Small Indie Gems Like Those From His Milestone Films

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Charlotte Rampling Has “Rules Of Engagement”

“Everyone will say this about beauty: you don’t really know anything else. If you’re ugly, you’re ugly; if you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful. You don’t have a comparison.” Charlotte Rampling Has “Rules Of Engagement”

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The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Lists “Seven Ways Women and Girls Are Stereotyped, Sexualized And Underrepresented On Screen”

The Geena Davis Institute On Gender In Media Lists “Seven Ways Women And Girls Are Stereotyped, Sexualized And Underrepresented On Screen” And – The Report pdf download

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The Man Who Dented James Gandolfini’s Head Confesses

The Man Who Dented James Gandolfini’s Head Confesses

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Michael Mann On HBO Photojournalism Series

Michael Mann On HBO Photojournalism Series

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Unveiling The Real Author Behind “Nine And A Half Weeks”

Unveiling The Real Author Behind “Nine And A Half Weeks”

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George Stevens Jr. Gets An Honorary Oscar Saturday Night

George Stevens Jr. Gets An Honorary Oscar Saturday Night And – Senator Franken Will Present Another To D. A. Pennebaker

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A Cry Rises Up To Recognize Nicole Kidman In The Paperboy

“Imagine if Oscar voters were able to parse the jewels from the schlock.” A Cry Rises Up To Recognize Nicole Kidman In The Paperboy

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Producers Guild Nominates Docs, Including Gatekeepers, Sugar Man

Producers Guild Nominates Docs, Including Gatekeepers, Sugar Man

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A Fine Photographer Passes Agelessly

“There were two things he never told about Ken Regan. That’s his age and his cell phone number. Being true to his wishes, I can’t tell.” A Fine Photographer Passes Agelessly With – His Portfolio Of Film, Sports And Music Shots

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Rick Baker’s Still Making Monsters

Rick Baker’s Still Making Monsters

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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