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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“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

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould