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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Movie City News

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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier