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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Movie City News

“When we add it all up, what is it costing the industry just to take care of its top-20 producers? What is that total price tag going to look like once all their shows are in production? With 7,000 shows sloshing around in the streaming jungle, all trying to get attention, what is the guarantee that the Next Giant Thing, or the Next 10 Giant Things, will come out of this group? TV breakthroughs, as often as not, don’t come from seasoned workshops, but from newish upstarts, breaking out with something no one thought of before. Who the hell were Benioff and Weiss before ‘GoT’? Would anyone have given them a $250 million overall deal?”

MZS on Indie Theaters

Harvey Has An Excuse

“I guess it’s talking about the fear of intimacy, you know? When I was young, and you’re a musician, it took me a long time to get to a certain place where I felt comfortable with family and loving somebody and being loved,” Bruce Springsteen says. “Really, that’s what’s the film is about. The film takes you on that journey. Like I say, there are two parts to the American character: one is very isolated and one is in search of community. So how do you make your peace with both of those things? That’s really what the picture is about.”

Jamie Leigh

Midwest FurFest Bars Rightwing Agitator Milo Yiannopoulos and His Newly-Doffed Snow Leopard Fursona

Saturday Night Live Rescinds Proffer To Shane Gillis As History of Racist And Homophobic Slurs Expand; Search On For A Replacement Reprobate?

TIFF Audience Award Goes Jojo Rabbit, With Marriage Story And Parasite Close Behind

“A New Era of the Strips, With Gary Larson Drawing, Is Returning”

James Murdoch Talks To Jane Mayer After Disney Buy

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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