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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“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