Movie City News Archive for May, 2014

Chloë Grace Moretz On Hw’d

“If they make people smile and they make people escape for an hour and a half, do it. That’s what I think. Even if it’s not the best script, if it makes people happy, what’s the difference?” Chloë Grace Moretz On Hw’d

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“Why We Still Love Tom Cruise”

“Why We Still Love Tom Cruise”

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Michael Wolff: Almost As Cynical About Apple-Beats Deal As If Rupert Murdoch Had Something To Do With It

Michael Wolff: Almost As Cynical About Apple-Beats Deal As If Rupert Murdoch Had Something To Do With It

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“In picking up gurus from fashion and music, and by emphasizing Apple’s commitment to human curation over algorithmic decision-making, Mr. Cook may be aiming to optimize what has always been Apple’s core strength, and what it lost when Mr. Jobs died: Human perspective and taste.”

“In picking up gurus from fashion and music, and by emphasizing Apple’s commitment to human curation over algorithmic decision-making, Mr. Cook may be aiming to optimize what has always been Apple’s core strength, and what it lost when Mr. Jobs died: Human perspective and taste.”

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Gravity Named Best At 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards

(Beverly Hills, May 30, 2014) — Hollywood celebrated the best in motion picture marketing at the 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards tonight in Beverly Hills. More than 1,100 studio marketing executives, movie fans, celebrities and trailer editors were on hand as Warner Bros.’ work for Gravity titled “detached” won the Best of Show Prize and…

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Lukas Moodysson And Ebiri Have A Swell Sitdown

Lukas Moodysson And Ebiri Have A Swell Sitdown

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Barnes Offers A Dippy Appreciation Of Fault In Our Stars Screenwriting Team Neustadter And Weber

“Squirming on the sofa next to him, Mr. Weber flashed one of his eager grins and, after a perfect beat, delivered his punch line.” Barnes Offers A Dippy Appreciation Of Fault In Our Stars Screenwriting Team  Neustadter And Weber

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Ukraine TV Fires Will Smith-Kissing, Bradley Cooper Crotch-Rocketing, America Ferrara-Groping Brad Pitt-Puncher

Ukraine TV Fires Will Smith-Kissing, Bradley Cooper Crotch-Rocketing, America Ferrara-Groping Brad Pitt-Puncher

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Dick Cavett Reflects On The 1970 Episode Where Cassavetes, Falk And Gazzara Began At “Smashed”

Dick Cavett Reflects On The 1970 Episode Where Cassavetes, Falk And Gazzara Began At “Smashed”

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Sony Corp Of America Prez Nicole Seligman Adds Sony Entertainment Prexy Title

Sony Corp Of America Prez Nicole Seligman Adds Sony Entertainment Prexy Title

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Ken Loach Brings The Boot: “Sack film critics and get ordinary punters in”

“Sack film critics and get ordinary punters in. People experienced, who know life.” Ken Loach Brings The Boot

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“The Nicolas Cage Crazy Train Makes A Stop At Kirk Cameron-Rapture-Remake Town”

“The Nicolas Cage Crazy Train Makes A Stop At Kirk Cameron-Rapture-Remake Town”

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People Magazine Eliminates Reviews

People Magazine Eliminates Film, TV Reviews

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Karlheinz Böhm, 86, Acted In Powell’s Peeping Tom, Fassbinder’s Fox And His Friends; Mother Küsters Goes To Heaven; Effi Briest

Karlheinz Böhm, 86, Acted In Powell’s Peeping Tom, Fassbinder’s Fox And His Friends; Mother Küsters Goes To Heaven; Effi Briest

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Nation’s Second Largest Magazine Wholesaler, Source Interlink, Will Fold, Firing 6,000

Nation’s Second Largest Magazine Wholesaler, Source Interlink, Will Fold, Firing 6,000

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“‘We need to sit down with Elon Musk,’ Robert Downey Jr. said.”

“‘We need to sit down with Elon Musk,’ Robert Downey Jr. said.”

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What’s So Great About Laura Collella’s Little-Seen, Unassuming Breakfast With Curtis, Singled Out By Paul Thomas Anderson And Revisited By Ben Sachs

What’s So Great About Laura Collella’s Little-Seen, Unassuming Breakfast With Curtis, Singled Out By Paul Thomas Anderson And Revisited By Ben Sachs

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Malcolm Gladwell Expresses Surprise He’s One Of The Bargaining Chips In The Amazon Ban Of Hachette Books

“Over the past 15 years, I have sold millions of dollars’ worth of books on Amazon, which means I have made millions of dollars for Amazon. I would have thought I was one of their best assets.” Malcolm Gladwell Expresses Surprise He’s A Bargaining Chip In The Amazon Ban Of Hachette Books So – Maybe…

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Sony Pictures Imageworks Vacates L.A. Climes For Vancouver’s Friendlier Tax Set-Up

Sony Pictures Imageworks Vacates L.A. Climes For Vancouver’s Friendlier Tax Set-Up

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Colin McCabe’s Histoire du Godard At Cannes, Part Un

“It is perhaps not sufficiently emphasized that Godard spent two years in his twenties as a publicist for Fox in Paris.” Colin McCabe‘s Histoire du Godard At Cannes, Part Un

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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
~ Hampton Fancher

“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

~ David Simon