Movie City News Archive for March, 2014

Sundance-Winning Doc The Overnighters Goes Drafthouse

Sundance-Winning Doc The Overnighters Goes Drafthouse

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In The Cut With Schoonmaker And Pinkerton

In The Cut With Schoonmaker And Pinkerton

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Nussbaum On Norman Lear, “All In The Family,” And “The Rise Of The Bad Fan”

Nussbaum On Norman Lear, “All In The Family,” And “The Rise Of The Bad Fan”

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Set Photos Comprise Another Genre Of Spoiler, Matt Singer Sez

Set Photos Comprise Another Genre Of Spoiler, Matt Singer Sez

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Macy’s Sundance Rudderless Gets A Goldwyn-Paramount Hybrid Output Deal

Macy’s Sundance Rudderless Gets A Goldwyn-Paramount Hybrid Output Deal

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A. O. Scott On Change In Brooklyn, In Reply To Spike Lee

“As is often the case with Mr. Lee’s public utterances, this one was a mixture of hyperbole, provocation and plain truth.” A. O. Scott On Change In Brooklyn,  In Reply To Spike Lee “Mr. Scott, what you fail to understand is that I can live on The Moon and what I said is still TRUE.”…

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Onstage In NYC With Soderbergh And Burns

Backstage In NYC With Soderbergh And Burns

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How Old H’wd Made Beverly Hills What It Is In Only 100 Years

How Old H’wd Made Beverly Hills What It Is In 100 Years

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Mwangaguhunga On 5 Key Ingredients (With Examples) Of How Video Goes Viral

Mwangaguhunga On 5 Key Ingredients (With Examples) Of How Video Goes Viral

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“Until digital book technology becomes as satisfying to the physical senses as the text is to the cognitive self, there’s still a need for shiny, gorgeous, satisfying books.”

“Until digital book technology becomes as satisfying to the physical senses as the text is to the cognitive self, there’s still a need for shiny, gorgeous, satisfying books.”

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On The Prophecy That Is Idiocracy

On The Prophecy That Is Idiocracy

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“Why Noah Shouldn’t Get a Happy Ending”

“Why Noah Shouldn’t Get a Happy Ending”

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Frozen Now Highest-Grossing Animated Film, Besting Toy Story 3

Frozen Now Highest-Grossing Animated Film, Besting Toy Story 3

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Ebiri On The 15th Anniversary Of The Matrix

Ebiri On The 15th Anniversary Of The Matrix

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Buschel On Not Finding Vivian Maier

“True mystery, protected or dissected, is true mystery. The rest is just a bunch of hardened blind people talking —- about the dark.” Buschel On Not Finding Vivian Maier

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“The director Errol Morris proceeds with bonhomie and patience in this documentary interrogation of Donald Rumsfeld; the result is a masterwork of political epistemology and dialectical jujitsu.”

“The director Errol Morris proceeds with bonhomie and patience in this documentary interrogation of Donald Rumsfeld; the result is a masterwork of political epistemology and dialectical jujitsu.”

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Trove Of 70 Orson Welles Items Up For Auction, Including His Camera And Two Drafts Of Ambersons

Trove Of 70 Orson Welles Items Up For Auction, Including His Camera And Two Drafts Of Ambersons 

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Carr On The Murdoch Family Legacy

Carr On The Murdoch Family Legacy

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Kubrick Drops A Line To Arthur C. Clarke

Kubrick Drops A Line To Arthur C. Clarke

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Cieply On Ruth Vitale And Her New Role In The Copyright Wars

Cieply On Ruth Vitale And Her New Role In The Copyright Wars

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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