Movie City News Archive for December, 2012

The DVD Wrapup

Cosmopolis, Looper, A Man Vanishes, Trouble With Bliss, War of the Dead, Justified, Climate of Doubt … and more.

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TribuneCo Began With A Hand Press In 1847; Now It’s Set To Become A Broadcast Play

“What we have seen in the Tribune in the Zell tenure is a reflection of the demise of the American metro newspaper and its uncertain prospects going forward.” TribuneCo Began With A Hand Press In 1847; Now It’s Set To Become A Broadcast Play

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Thompson And Good Dr. Bordwell On The Ten Best Films Of 1922

Thompson And Good Dr. Bordwell On The Ten Best Films Of 1922

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Amid E-Voting SNAFUs, Academy Extends Oscar Ballot Deadline By A Day

Amid E-Voting SNAFUs, Academy Extends Oscar Ballot Deadline By A Day

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Vulture’s “Toughest Scene I Wrote” Series All On One Page

Vulture’s “Toughest Scene I Wrote” Series All On One Page

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Rushfield’s 10 Resolutions For H’wd 2013

Rushfield‘s 10 Resolutions For H’wd 2013

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Why No Love For The RomCom?

Why No Love For The RomCom?

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Here Comes Libyan Culture

Here Comes Libyan Culture

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Not A Spoiler; There’s No End To Carping About Movie Endings

Not A Spoiler: There’s No End To Carping About Movie Endings

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Italian Film Festivals Have Another Anno Di Tumulto

Italian Film Festivals Have Another Anno Di Tumulto

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Skyfall Blighty’s First £100 Million-Grosser

Skyfall Blighty’s First  £100 Million-Grosser

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China Abolishes Net Anonymity

China Abolishes Net Anonymity

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Yang Teng-kuei, 74, Financed Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A City Of Sadness; Taiwan Mogul Also Behind Jet Li; Imprisoned For 3 Years On Green Island For Gangland Ties

Yang Teng-kuei, 74, Financed Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A City Of Sadness; Taiwan Mogul Also Behind Jet Li; Imprisoned For 3 Years On Green Island For Gangland Ties

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Cinematographer John Bailey Projects The Future From The Films Of 1912

Cinematographer John Bailey Projects The Future From The Films Of 1912

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So Sooth Singer

“In 2013, I’ll write more reflection and less prediction.” So Sooth Singer

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2013 Brings New Contract Negotiations For SAG-AFTRA, Writers Guild, Directors Guild

2013 Brings New Contract Negotiations For SAG-AFTRA, Writers Guild, Directors Guild

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Peter Greenaway Holds No Amour For Old Age

Peter Greenaway Holds No Amour For Old Age

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Were Irish Newspapers Hoping In 2012 To Destroy The Web Or Just Commit Mass Media Suicide?

Were Irish Newspapers Hoping In 2012 To Destroy The Web Or Just Commit Mass Media Suicide?

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In Sundance Competition, Men And Women Directors At Parity

In Sundance Competition, Men And Women Directors At Parity

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Cloud Atlas? In South Korea, Bae Doo-na Has An App For That

Cloud Atlas? In South Korea, Bae Doo-na Has An App For That

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Movie City News

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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“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