Movie City News Archive for February, 2013

The Lost Projects Of Michael O’Donoghue

The Lost Projects Of Michael O’Donoghue

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Jaglom On His Surreptitious Lunch Tapes With Welles; Denies Uploading Other Side Of The Wind Footage To YouTube

Jaglom On His Surreptitious Lunch Tapes With Welles; Denies Uploading Other Side Of The Wind Footage To YouTube

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Stream Clint Mansell’s Stoker Score

Stream Clint Mansell’s Stoker Score

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Talking Brian DePalma

“If you’re going to follow around somebody to murder, I’d much rather be photographing a woman than a man.” Talking Blood With Brian DePalma

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TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

New 650 Seat Werner Herzog Theatre to be Complete for 2013 Edition

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New Zealanders Have Trouble With Argo, Too

NZ Has Trouble With Argo, Too

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Park Chan-Wook On Liberation And Cutting Twenty Minutes From Stoker

Park Chan-Wook On Liberation & Cutting 20 Minutes From Stoker

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Pandora Sez Music Royalties Too High, To Limit Mobile Users’ Monthly Usage

Pandora Sez Music Royalties Too High, To Limit Mobile Users’ Monthly Usage

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Spielberg On Schindler’s At 20

Spielberg On Schindler’s At 20 As – He’s Set To Head Lead Cannes Jury

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Could VFX Economic Issues Lead To Cyber Attacks?

Could VFX Economic Issues Lead To Cyber Attacks? 

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Ruling May Loose Millions From Bergstein Companies In ThinkFilm, Etc. Dealings

Ruling May Loose Millions From Bergstein Companies In ThinkFilm, Etc. Dealings

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The DVD Wrapup

The Master, Holy Motors, Kid With a Bike, Loneliest Planet, Silent Souls, Chicken With Plums, How to Survive a Plague and more.

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The Self-Canonizing And Further Self-Anointing Of Oscar Producers Aided By LAT

“The Oscar in general is a blood sport,” Zadan said. “A lot of the TV press goes back year after year and complains about a traditional host, but if you have someone groundbreaking they complain about that.” The Self-Canonizing And Further Self-Anointing Of Oscar Producers Aided By LAT

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Tilda Swinton Turns Face For Chanel

Tilda Swinton Turns Face For Chanel And – That David Bowie Video She Co-Stars In, By Floria Sigismondi

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Ryzik Combs For Clues On Lincoln’s Loss And Chooses Next Year’s Host: Jennifer Lawrence

Ryzik Combs For Clues On Lincoln‘s Loss And Chooses Next Year’s Host: Jennifer Lawrence And – Huffington Post GIFS, Videos, Clichés Way Through Its Girl-Crush On Lawrence

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DiGiacomo (AKA Who’s Left At Movieline) Has A Personal Santa Ana

“And then Paul Schrader let me see The Canyons. “ DiGiacomo (AKA Who’s Left At Movieline) Has A Personal Santa Ana

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Weinstein Collects Salinger For Oscar 2013

Fleming‘s Inside: Weinstein Collects Salinger For Oscar 2013

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A Few Notes On How Pay-TV Operators Perpetually Slay Their Golden Geese

A Few Notes On How Pay-TV Operators Perpetually Slay Their Golden Geese

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Apple CEO Tells Investors “Great Stuff” Still To Come

Apple CEO Tells Investors “Great Stuff” Still To Come

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“When will all the dead-serious $200-million battle-centered giant-infested similarly cast rousingly scored fabulously rendered 3D fairy-tale reimaginings all finally merge together into one enormous Anglophilic fantasmagoria of monarchical order and virtue so we can all be done with this?”

“When will all the dead-serious $200-million battle-centered giant-infested similarly cast rousingly scored fabulously rendered 3D fairy-tale reimaginings all finally merge together into one enormous Anglophilic fantasmagoria of monarchical order and virtue so we can all be done with this?”

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Movie City News

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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
~ Hampton Fancher

“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

~ David Simon