Movie City News Archive for April, 2014

The Legacy Of Steven Wright And His Comedy

The Ongoing Legacy Of Steven Wright And His Comedy

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AT&T Approaches DirecTV For Conglomeration; Would Be About The Size Of Comcast-Time Warner Combine

“Acquisition of DirecTV would give AT&T a national footprint in pay television at a time when the telecom company sees video delivery as core to its future.” AT&T Approaches DirecTV For Conglomeration; Would Be About The Size Of Comcast-Time Warner Combine

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Senator Franken Advises FCC Chairman: Pay-To-Play Will Destroy The Open Internet

Senator Franken Advises FCC Chairman: Pay-To-Play Will Destroy The Open Internet

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Ebiri On “Why Adam Sandler Matters”

“I was struck by the profound sense of self-loathing at the heart of all his work. It peeks through in small moments, in brief lines of dialogue. But it’s always there.” Ebiri On “Why Adam Sandler Matters”

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Chicago’s Music Box Theatre To Add A Lounge And Shed The Concession Stand Built By The Propmasters Of Curly Sue

Chicago’s Music Box Theatre To Add A Lounge And Shed The Concession Stand Built By The Propmasters Of Curly Sue

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There Are Still More Vivian Meier Mysteries

There Are Still More Vivian Meier Mysteries

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Seattle Film Festival Sets Its 40th Anniversary Marathon

Seattle Film Festival Sets Its 440-Film 40th Anniversary Marathon

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SIFF ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR 40th SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended festival in the United States, announced today the complete lineup of films and events for the 40th annual Festival (May 15 – June 8, 2014).  This year, SIFF will screen 440 films: 198 features (plus 4 secret films), 60 documentaries, 14 archival films, and 168…

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Onion To Give It To BuzzFeed And Upworthy In The ClickHole

“Without advertising, our televisions and public spaces would be littered with art and useful information. I don’t know about you, but that’s not a world I want to live in.” Onion To Give It To BuzzFeed And Upworthy In The ClickHole And – Here’s The Click At The Hole

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Untold Stories Of Google’s Larry Page

Untold Stories Of Google’s Larry Page

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Lawson Sez Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone Could Defibrillate Ailing RomCom Biz

Lawson Sez Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone Could Defibrillate Ailing RomCom Biz

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WGA Members Ink New 3-Year Master Contract

WGA Members Ink New 3-Year Master Contract

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Demonstrating The Almost-Perfect Symmetry, Or “Cinematic Chiasmus,” Of Verhoeven-Neumaier-Miner’s Robocop

Demonstrating The Almost-Perfect Symmetry, Or “Cinematic Chiasmus,” Of Verhoeven-Neumaier-Miner’s Robocop

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Bailey Sez Murder Spider-Man

Bailey Sez Murder Spider-Man

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Potrzebie! One Of The Most Unsung Of Cultural Influencers, Al Feldstein, 88, Ran MAD Magazine For 28 Years Of Its Heyday

“If you’re not having fun at the party you’re at, go find another party.” Potrzebie! One Of The Most Unsung Of Cultural Influencers, Al Feldstein, 88, Ran MAD Magazine For 28 Years Of Its Heyday With – “Judgment Day,” A Comic Feldman Penned In 1953

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Oprah Press-Releases She And Geffen And Ellison May Line Up To Bid On Clippers

Oprah Press-Releases She And Geffen And Ellison May Line Up To Bid On Clippers

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Nate Silver Tells Young Journos To Code For The Grindstone

Nate Silver Tells Young Journos To Code For The Grindstone

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“A neuroscientist in California is dreaming up a new visual vocabulary for cinema that could revolutionize the filmmaking business.”

“A neuroscientist in California is dreaming up a new visual vocabulary for cinema that could revolutionize the filmmaking business.”

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Gopnik On “The Mystery Of ‘The Little Prince'”

Gopnik On “The Mystery Of ‘The Little Prince’”

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BOB HOSKINS WAS 71

BOB HOSKINS WAS 71 And – You Want Screen Acting? Take The Last Scene Of The Long Good Friday

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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