Movie City News Archive for January, 2013

Bootleg Argo DVDs Of Interest To Iranian Citizenry

“Young hipsters in northern Tehran, fruit peddlers in the bazaar, teachers in the suburbs, parliamentarians and members of the plainclothes Basij militia loyal to the regime have seen it.” Bootleg Argo DVDs Of Interest To Iranian Citizenry

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Stelter On That 13-Hour Fincher Binge Available Beginning Midnight PST

Stelter On That 13-Hour Fincher Binge Available Beginning Midnight PST On Netflix

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Poland Defines Netflix 2013

“Thing is, what Netflix needs is network-level smashes.” Poland Defines Netflix 2013

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Time Inc. To Eliminate 500 More Jobs After BainCo Analysis

Time Inc. To Eliminate 500 More Jobs After BainCo Analysis

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Michael Chabon On Wes Anderson

Michael Chabon On Wes Anderson

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Groundhog Day Is 20… Again? Still?

Groundhog Day Is 20… Again? Still? 

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Emerson On “The Private Lives Of Jodie Foster”

Emerson On “The Private Lives Of Jodie Foster”

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Oscar Voting Starts In One Week

MCN Public Service Announcement Oscar Voting Starts In One Week

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Rick Prelinger’s “On The Virtues Of Preexisting Material”

Rick Prelinger‘s Manifesto “On The Virtues Of Preexisting Material”

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LAT Excited To Repeat MTV’s Gossip About Dakota Fanning Being Nude In Her Latest From Sundance Which Premiered Twelve Days Before This Story

LAT Excited To Repeat MTV’s Gossip About Dakota Fanning Being Nude In Her Latest From Sundance Which Premiered Twelve Days Before This Story

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Pinewood Studios Still Hoping To Double Space On Green Belt Land

Pinewood Studios Still Hoping To Double Space On Green Belt Land

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Late Internet Activist Aaron Swartz’s Afterword To Cory Doctorow’s “Homeland”

Late Internet Activist Aaron Swartz’s Ever-More-Moving Afterword To Cory Doctorow’s “Homeland”

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Christian Slater Says He Feels Sexier Sober

Christian Slater Says He Feels Sexier Sober

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Sony To Stop Shipments Of MiniDisc Players

Sony To Stop Shipments Of MiniDisc Players

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Joe Queenan, At 62, Cautions Against Prescribing Amour To Those Over 60

Joe Queenan, At 62, Cautions Against Prescribing Amour To Those Over 60

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Harmin’ Armond Gets Around To Beasts Of The Southern Wild; Vocabulary Invokes “Freaks,” “Gaudy,” “Lurid,” “Pickaninny”; “Motherly Black Whore”

“She must have been named after the ’90s R&B group Zhané.” Harmin’ Armond Gets Around To Beasts Of The Southern Wild; Vocabulary Invokes “Freaks,” “Gaudy,” “Lurid,” “Pickaninny”; “Motherly Black Whore”

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How Stefan Kudelski Changed The Way We Hear Movies With The Nagra

How Stefan Kudelski, 84,  Changed The Way We Hear Movies With The Nagra

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Soderbergh Answers Qs After Walter Reade Side Effects Preview

“Well, this is a big bugaboo of mine watching what’s happening lately because I’m like you should have a reason for every shot, a reason for every cut. If you don’t then you’ve broken … I don’t know if you’ve broken a contract with the audience but you’ve broken a contract with me.” Soderbergh Answers Qs…

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Cricket Ken Tucker Out At Ent Weekly

Cricket Ken Tucker Out At Ent Weekly

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“Internet copyright law has to have public support if it’s going to work”

“Internet copyright law has to have public support if it’s going to work”

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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