Movie City News Archive for July, 2013

“Every Hot Dude in Hollywood Is in This Movie”

“Every Hot Dude In Hollywood Is In This Movie”

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Dan Mirvish’s 8 Rules For Being A “Locavore” Filmmaker

Dan Mirvish‘s 8 Rules For Being A “Locavore” Filmmaker

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Pentagon To No Longer Countenance Sale Of 891 Adult Magazines Like Hustler, Tattoo And Lapham’s Quarterly

Military To No Longer Sell 891 Magazines Including Penthouse, Tattoo, 2600, Filmmaker Magazine, Adbusters, DreamWorks Adventure, SpongeBob Comic,  Lapham’s Quarterly

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XOJane Sez The “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” Will Be With Us For A While

XOJane Sez The “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” Will Be With Us For A While Earlier – Laurie Penny’s “I Was A Manic Pixie Dream Girl”  

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Brian Newman Ain’t Buying The “Transmedia” Discussion

“I don’t want to be bothered with deepening my connection to you as an artist. I don’t want to see you expand your story world, and I don’t want to engage more deeply with your story. I just want to be entertained. That’s all the pay-off I need.” Brian Newman Ain’t Buying The “Transmedia” Runaway Train

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Chaz Launches Non-Roger Ebert.Com Twitter

“It will be the official Twitter account for Rogerebert.com, where we will tweet about movies and movie reviews, television and cable programs, interesting theaters and mobile devices, topical stories, books, politics, speaking engagements and anything that our editors and group of writers find interesting.” Chaz Launches Non-Roger Ebert.Com Twitter

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IndieWIRE Continues Bleeding-Edge Trendsploration, Listicleing Fave Pinterest Boards

IndieWIRE Continues Bleeding-Edge Trendsploration, Listicleing Fave Pinterest Boards

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Paul Haggis Open-Letters Another Departure From His Former Faith

Paul Haggis Open-Letters Another Departure From His Former Faith

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Convicted Fraudster Lord Black Of Crossharbour Sez It’s Time We All Print Our Newspapers At Home In The Office Wing Of Our Primary Homes, Holiday Escapes Or Pieds-A-Terre

Convicted Fraudster Lord Black Of Crossharbour Offered Bloomberg Air Time To Say It’s Time We All Print Our Newspapers At Home In The Office Wing Of Our Primary Homes, Holiday Escapes Or Pieds-A-Terre

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LINKED IN LAUNCHED FIRST EVERY MOVIE PROMOTION FOR UPCOMING RELEASE LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

LINKED IN LAUNCHED FIRST EVERY MOVIE PROMOTION FOR UPCOMING RELEASE LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS EXPANDS BEFORE MIDNIGHT TO 226 SCREENS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              SONY PICTURES CLASSICS EXPANDS BEFORE MIDNIGHT TO 226 SCREENS NEW YORK, NY (July 31, 2013) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that after continued box office success they will once again increase BEFORE MIDNIGHT’s theater count to 226 screens this weekend.  Richard Linklater’s film, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, has grossed…

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Stockholm Raises The Budget, But Woody Doesn’t Have A Swedish Notion

Stockholm Raises The Budget, But Woody Doesn’t Have A Swedish Notion

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See The First 3’54” Of Brian DePalma’s Passion

See The First 3’54” Of Brian DePalma’s Passion

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Glenn Kenny On The “Splendid” New Orson Welles Book That Wasn’t Plucked From Henry Jaglom’s Man-Bag By Peter Biskind

Glenn Kenny On The “Splendid” New Orson Welles Book That Wasn’t Plucked From Henry Jaglom’s Man-Bag By Peter Biskind And – Jonnie Rosenbaum Concurs

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Gothams Add Publicity-Friendly Actor, Actress Awards And Rename “Breakthrough” Nod For Bingham Ray While Ditching “Best Picture Not Playing” Mini-Friendly Award

Gothams Add Publicity-Friendly Actor, Actress Awards And Rename “Breakthrough” Nod For Bingham Ray While Ditching “Best Picture Not Playing” Mini-Friendly Award

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Paul Schrader Before FilmLinc Preem Of The Canyons

“So this woman at that festival makes this crack about the film saying it’s cold and dead at the center. So I said to Bret, ‘What did she expect?’ Bret and I made this film, and we damn well know it’s cold in the center. That’s what it was designed to be. I personally think…

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Before Chimes At Midnight: Time For Another Ethan Hawke-Michael Almereyda Modern-Day Shakespeare Adaptation

Before Chimes At Midnight: Time For Another Ethan Hawke-Michael Almereyda Modern-Day Shakespeare Adaptation

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Report: Sony Set To Reject Entertainment Spinoff Notion

Report: Sony Set To Reject Entertainment Spinoff Notion

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Ponsoldt Does “Anatomy Of A Scene” For The Spectacular Spectacular Now

Ponsoldt Does “Anatomy Of A Scene” For The Spectacular Spectacular Now

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Fearing Spell After Betraying J. K. Rowling’s Secrets, Law Firm Makes “Substantial” Donation To Unnamed Charity

Fearing Spell After Betraying J. K. Rowling’s Secrets, Law Firm Makes “Substantial” Donation To Unnamed Charity

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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