Movie City News Archive for April, 2013

Going South With Matthew McConaughey And Jeff Nichols For Mud

Going South With Matthew McConaughey And Jeff Nichols For Mud

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The Subtropical American Dream Of Pain & Gain, Spring Breakers And Magic Mike

The Subtropical American Dream Of Pain & Gain, Spring Breakers And Magic Mike

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Mike Gray, Chicago Film Group Co-Founder; Co-Writer The China Syndrome; Cinematographer-Producer The Murder Of Fred Hampton, Producer 13 Eps Of “Star Trek: The New Generation”; Second AD, The Fugitive

REPORT: Mike Gray, Co-Writer The China Syndrome; Cinematographer-Producer The Murder Of Fred Hampton; Chicago Film Group Co-Founder; Producer 13 Eps Of “Star Trek: The New Generation”; Second AD, The Fugitive And – Co-Director American Revolution 2 With – Gray’s Personal Website And – The 8-Part The Urban Crisis and the New Militants 

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Netflix Streaming Has 1,794 Titles Trickling Away At Midnight, Largely From MGM, Warner Bros. And Universal

“Netflix is a dynamic service, we constantly update the TV shows and movies that are available to our members.” Netflix Streaming Has 1,794 Titles Trickling Away At Midnight, Largely From MGM, Warner Bros. And Universal

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How’s That “Copyright Alert System” Working For ISPs?

How’s That “Copyright Alert System” Working For ISPs?

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French Gov’t Stems Yahoo Bid For DailyMotion

French Gov’t Stems Yahoo Bid For DailyMotion

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Cannes Announces Camera D’Or And Un Certain Regard Juries; UCR Has Picture-Pretty Vinterberg, Ziyi, Sagnier

Cannes Announces Camera D’Or And Un Certain Regard Juries; UCR Has Picture-Pretty Vinterberg, Ziyi, Sagnier

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Bling Ring Consult May Cost Cop Job

Bling Ring Consult May Cost Cop Job

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Yahoo! Boss Mayer Reaps $36 Million For First Six Months

Yahoo! Boss Mayer Reaps $36 Million For First Six Months

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“Online review culture is dotted with black holes of bad taste.”

“Online review culture is dotted with black holes of bad taste.”

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A Deeply Negative View Of The NY Times Book Review Points Out New Editor Spent Two Years Blogging At Huffington Post

A Deeply Negative View Of The NY Times Book Review Points Out New Editor Spent Two Years Blogging At Huffington Post

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Something In The Air With Hynes And Assayas

“The kind of music they play on Air France is basically the stuff I used to listen to, stuff that was completely arcane to everybody else.” Something In The Air With Hynes And Assayas

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“Why Shane Black Was Once H’wd’s Hottest Screenwriter”

“Why Shane Black Was Once H’wd’s Hottest Screenwriter”

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Personal Ledger Now Online; No Mention Of 3D Or Jay-Z

F. Scott Fitzgerald Personal Ledger Now Online; No Mention Of 3D Or Jay-Z With – The Direct Link

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How Far Is Too Far Already In Law Enforcement Crying “Cybercrime” At Every Turn?

How Far Is Too Far Already In Law Enforcement Crying “Cybercrime” At Every Turn?

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SIFF ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR 39th SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

447 Films/ 85 Countries.

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William Friedkin Thought He Was “Bulletproof”

William Friedkin Thought He Was “Bulletproof”

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Art Of The Title Sequence Credits The Third Man

Art Of The Title Sequence Credits The Third Man

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WOODY ALLEN’S NEW COMEDY TO STAR COLIN FIRTH & EMMA STONE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  NEW YORK (April 30, 2013) – Woody Allen’s new, untitled comedy will star Colin Firth and Emma Stone. The Gravier Productions film is produced by Allen’s longtime associates, Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. Set in the South of France, Allen will shoot the film this summer, once again collaborating with cinematographer Darius…

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“Why Kate Lyn Sheil Is the Best Actor of Her Generation”

“Why Kate Lyn Sheil Is the Best Actor of Her Generation”

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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