Movie City News Archive for September, 2013

Warner Agrees To $450 Million Backing Over Four Years From RatPac-Dune Entertainment

Warner Agrees To $450 Million Backing Over Four Years From RatPac-Dune Entertainment

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How The Wizard Got His 3D (And Huge B.O. Return)

How The Wizard Got His 3D (And Huge B.O. Return)

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Peter Cowie On Years Of Interviewing Andrzej Wajda

Peter Cowie On Years Of Interviewing Andrzej Wajda

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Iran Makes Intriguing Choice Of Farhadi’s The Past As Oscar Entrant

Iran Makes Intriguing Choice Of Farhadi’s The Past As Oscar Entrant

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“What ‘Sellouts’ Were”

“What ‘Sellouts’ Were”

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New Observer Film Cricket Kermode Offers Flea’s-Navel-Sized Bite Of His Navel-Gazing Book On Being An Employed Reviewer In The 21st Century

New Observer Film Cricket Kermode Offers Flea’s-Navel-Sized Bite Of His Navel-Gazing Book On Being An Employed Reviewer In The 21st Century And – 80-Year-Old Film Critic Barry Norman On A Life After Reviewing

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“Roman Polanski and the sin of simplification”

“Roman Polanski and the sin of simplification”

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Sasha Frere-Jones On Paul Rudd

Sasha Frere-Jones On Paul Rudd

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Palin And Jones On The Making Of Monty Python’s Meaning Of Life

Palin And Jones On The Making Of Monty Python’s Meaning Of Life

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Dave Eggers Fictionalizes The Internet

Dave Eggers Fictionalizes The Internet

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Egyptians Accuse Detained Canadian Filmmaker Greyson Of Possessing Drones

Egyptians Accuse Detained Canadian Filmmaker Greyson Of Possessing Drones

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A. C. Lyles, 95, Producer And Paramount’s Melrose Lot Regal Greeter For Beyond Eons, Eulogist Late In Life, Also Friend To Cagney, Reagan

A. C. Lyles, 95, Producer And Paramount’s Melrose Lot Regal Greeter For Beyond Eons, Eulogist Late In Life, Also Friend To Cagney, Reagan

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CNN Hilary Doc Folds; Filmmaker Ferguson Claims Pressure From Clintons

CNN Hilary Doc Folds; Filmmaker Ferguson Claims Pressure From Clintons

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Nayman On TIFF’s City-To-City Athens Survey Of Contemporary Greek Cinema

Nayman On TIFF’s City-To-City Athens Survey Of Contemporary Greek Cinema

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Indicted Italian Media Mogul Berlusconi Orders Fall Of Government

Indicted Italian Media Mogul Berlusconi Orders Fall Of Government

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Canadian Filmmaker John Greyson And Tarek Loubani Have Egyptian Detention Extended 45 More Days

Canadian Filmmaker John Greyson And Tarek Loubani Have Egyptian Detention Extended 45 More Days; Charges May Include Attempting To Burn Down A Police Station And – Canuck PM Speaks Up With 14-Word Statement After 47 Days

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“Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul discuss ending of ‘Breaking Bad’ finale”

“Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul discuss ending of ‘Breaking Bad’ finale”

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“Intel And Sony Ambitions For Internet TV Services Meet Skepticism”

“Intel And Sony Ambitions For Internet TV Services Meet Skepticism”

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Jennifer Tilly’s Next Date With Chucky

Jennifer Tilly’s Next Date With Chucky

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Listening In On Harvey Weinstein’s Zurich Film Festival Masterclass

Listening In On Harvey Weinstein’s Zurich Film Festival Masterclass

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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