Movie City News Archive for August, 2013

CBC Infographs How Big Summer Films Fared Worldwide

CBC Infographs How Big Summer Films Fared Worldwide

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Of Nebraska Award Chances, Bruce Dern Sez, “If I Go Supporting, I’m A Whore”

Of Nebraska Award Chances, Bruce Dern Sez, “If I Go Supporting, I’m A Whore”

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“I know. Who doesn’t admire Nora Ephron? Pretty much any woman who has drawn breath in the last 60 years is a fan.”

“I know. Who doesn’t admire Nora Ephron? Pretty much any woman who has drawn breath in the last 60 years is a fan.”

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Charlotte NPR Affiliate WFAE Looks At What North Carolina Gets From Its Film Tax Incentives

Charlotte NPR Affiliate WFAE Looks At What North Carolina Gets From Its Film Tax Incentives With – Part II And Part III

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“‘Una Noche’ Stars, Who Play Twins Fleeing Cuba, Expecting Twins After Fleeing Cuba”

“Una Noche Stars, Who Play Twins Fleeing Cuba, Expecting Twins After Fleeing Cuba”

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A Status Report On Canadian Filmmaker John Greyson, Still Jailed In Cairo Under Vague Accusations

A Status Report On Canadian Filmmaker John Greyson, Still Jailed In Cairo Under Vague Accusations

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Stephen Frears On Bringing Humor To Dark Philomena

Stephen Frears On Bringing Humor To Dark Philomena

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Terry Burke, 62, Canadian Short Filmmaker And Foley Artist

Terry Burke, 62, Canadian Short Filmmaker And Foley Artist

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How Much Does The NYPost Actually Lose? Estimates Differ

How Much Does The NYPost Actually Lose? Estimates Differ

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What’s Next For Alamo Drafthouse?

What’s Next For Alamo Drafthouse?

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Elder Reagan Son Says The Butler Mean To Memory Of His Father And “Liberal” “Lies”

Elder Reagan Son Says The Butler Mean To Memory Of His Father, And Contains “Lies” From “Liberals”

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China-Owned AMC Entertainment Files For IPO

China-Owned AMC Entertainment Files For IPO

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“Why black British directors and actors leave the UK for Hollywood”

“Why black British directors and actors leave the UK for Hollywood”

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Prisoners Breaks Out

“I think the way Hollywood deals with violence is deplorable, cartoonish, garish and ignorant. It plays a role in feeding a society that’s far too violent. So we could only deal with violence in a way that shows its true horror and banality.” Prisoners Breaks Out

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Dr. Uwe Boll Turns To Kickstarter For An Edward Snowden Comedy

Dr. Uwe Boll Turns To Kickstarter For An Edward Snowden Comedy

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Olsen Indie-Focuses Joe Swanberg’s Career Turn

“Every mean thing that could be written about me has already been written. I’ve already been poor for 10 years and made movies that nobody saw. Going back to that doesn’t scare me. So I’m at a playful, experimental point right now. What’s the worst thing that could happen?” Olsen Indie-Focuses Joe Swanberg’s Career Turn

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What Extinct Things Would Björk Bring Back To Life?

What Extinct Things Would Björk Bring Back To Life?

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With Labor Day, Jason Reitman Sez It’s Personal This Time

With Labor Day, Jason Reitman Sez It’s Personal This Time

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Reconsidering Richard Curtis’ RomComs

Reconsidering Richard Curtis’ RomComs

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Jonnie Rosenbaum Salutes Finnish Filmmaker Peter Von Bagh On His 70th

Jonnie Rosenbaum Salutes Finnish Filmmaker Peter Von Bagh On His 70th

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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