Movie City News Archive for November, 2013

Paul Walker Was 40

Paul Walker Was 40

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The DVD Wrapup Gift Guide II

Breaking Bad, Lilyhammer, Argo, Bruce Weber, Gene Autry, Anchorman, Rutles, MST3K and … More.

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Mark Orton Talks About His Nebraska Score

Mark Orton Talks About His Nebraska Score

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Esquire UK Cover-Stories Joaquin Phoenix

Esquire UK Cover-Stories Joaquin Phoenix

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For Bertolucci, Cinema Is Still Life

For Bertolucci, Cinema Is Still Life

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OFFICIAL SCREEN CREDITS FORMS DUE DECEMBER 2 FOR 2013 OSCARS

For a feature film to be considered for the 2013 Awards, the film’s distributor or producer must deliver an OSC form and legal billing to the Academy’s 8949 Wilshire Boulevard office by 5 p.m. PT on December 2. I

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Finding Llewyn Davis

Finding Llewyn Davis

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Romanian Filmmakers Win Some Concessions From Gov’t

Romanian Filmmakers Win Some Concessions From Gov’t

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Happy 70th Terrence Malick

Happy 70th Terrence Malick

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Here Come The Top Ten Lists, Kicked Off, As Always, By John Waters In Artforum

Here Come The 2013 Top Ten Lists, Kicked Off, As Always, By John Waters In Artforum

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TA Few Folksingers Who Influenced The Coen Bros’ On Inside Llewyn Davis

A Few Folksingers Who Influenced The Coen Bros’ On Inside Llewyn Davis

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Jean Kent, 92, Acted In The Browning Version, Bonjour Tristesse, The Prince And The Showgirl

Jean Kent, 92, Acted In The Browning Version, Bonjour Tristesse, The Prince And The Showgirl

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Friday Box Office Estimates

Fire bests Frozen.

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Olsen On Punk Singer Kathleen Hanna

Olsen On Punk Singer Kathleen Hanna

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Reflecting Tim’s Vermeer

Reflecting Tim’s Vermeer

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“Of three dozen films identified as potential Oscar contenders, 22 of them have at least one female producer.”

“Of three dozen films identified as potential Oscar contenders, 22 of them have at least one female producer.”

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Newest Spike Lee Joint Rakes In Almost As Much As R.I.P.D. And The Fifth Estate

Newest Spike Lee Joint Rakes In Almost As Much As R.I.P.D. And The Fifth Estate

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Spike Lee Chimes In On The Oldboy Poster Fracas

Spike Lee Chimes In On The Oldboy Poster Fracas

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What Was Your Worst Family Moviegoing Experience?

What Was Your Worst Family Moviegoing Experience?

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“Saving Mr. Banks is just what Christmas needs: a feelgood movie that doesn’t need a brain bypass. Starrily acted, smartly scripted, astutely funny about Hollywood and its ways, it is the best Disney film in retrievable memory.”

“Saving Mr. Banks is just what Christmas needs: a feelgood movie that doesn’t need a brain bypass. Starrily acted, smartly scripted, astutely funny about Hollywood and its ways, it is the best Disney film in retrievable memory.”

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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