Movie City News Archive for September, 2014

Kevin Nance on “The Amazon Conflict”

Kevin Nance on “The Amazon Conflict”

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Producer Gary Kurtz Debunks Some Star Wars Myths

Producer Gary Kurtz Debunks Some Star Wars Myths

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Lessons from the Meltdown of an Accomplished Internet Nuisance

Lessons from the Meltdown of an Accomplished Internet Nuisance “’He didn’t care if he destroyed himself as long as he hurt you': The sad, disturbing case of Ed Champion,” By Laura Miller And – Katie McDonough Asks, “What to do about the men who abuse women online?” Plus – “Why Publishing Put(s) Up With Ed…

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John Favreau And Roy Choi Have A Taste For A Chef Restaurant

John Favreau And Roy Choi Have A Taste For A Chef Restaurant

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Regal And Cinemark Reject Weinstein Co’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel’s Simultaneous IMAX-Netflix Release

“We will not participate in an experiment where you can see the same product on screens varying from three stories tall to three inches wide on a smart phone.” Regal And Cinemark Reject Weinstein Co’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel’s Simultaneous IMAX-Netflix Release

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Christopher Borrelli Profiles Gone Girl Screenwriter Gillian Flynn

Christopher Borrelli Profiles Gone Girl Screenwriter Gillian Flynn

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Joe Ehrman-Dupre Sez Gillian Flynn’s View Of Traditional Marriage Is Gone Girl Is Discernibly “Queer”

Joe Ehrman-Dupre Sez Gillian Flynn’s View Of Traditional Marriage Is Gone Girl Is Discernibly “Queer” And – “The Strange Thing David Fincher Does With The ‘Cool Girl’ Speech spoiler-ish

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Matt Prigge On Steven Soderbergh’s Latest Experiment “For Educational Purposes,” On Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Matt Prigge On Steven Soderbergh’s Latest Experiment “For Educational Purposes,” On Raiders Of The Lost Ark

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“Midnight Rider” First AD Charged With Involuntary Murder In Death Of Camera Assistant Sarah Jones

“Midnight Rider” First AD Charged With Involuntary Murder In Death Of Camera Assistant Sarah Jones

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“What do Norwegians find so engrossing about programs showing real-time journeys and lengthy discussions of firewood?”

“What do Norwegians find so engrossing about programs showing real-time journeys and lengthy discussions of firewood?”

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Morgan Spurlock and Paul G. Allen’s WE THE ECONOMY Launches On Digital Platforms October 21

Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan Announce Full Cast of Actors, Artists and Economic Experts to Appear in WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss Amy Poehler, Adrian Grenier, Werner Herzog, Jeffrey Sachs, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and others to participate in series launching across all digital platforms October 21  SEATTLE /…

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NYU New Media Prof Clay Shirky Bans Use Of Laptops, Tables And Phones In Classroom

“When I have a specific reason to ask everyone to set aside their devices, it’s as if someone has let fresh air into the room. The conversation brightens, and more recently, there is a sense of relief from many of the students.” NYU New Media Prof Clay Shirky Bans Use Of Laptops, Tables And Phones…

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The Economist On Shakeups Coming At Samsung

The Economist On Shakeups Coming At Samsung

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EU Finds Ireland Gave Apple Unfair State Aid For Two Decades

EU Finds Ireland Gave Apple Unfair State Aid For Two Decades

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David Carr Contrasts Comcast Complaints With Yard Full Of Turkeys

David Carr Contrasts Comcast Complaints With Yard Full Of Turkeys

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Copyright Laws Permitting Parody Go Into Effect In Britain October 1

Copyright Laws Permitting Parody Go Into Effect In Britain October 1

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Shout! Factory Acquires 400-Title Westchester Films Library, Including Stagecoach, A Woman Under The Influence And Welles’ Othello

Shout! Factory Acquires 400-Title Westchester Films Library, Including Stagecoach, A Woman Under The Influence And Welles’ Othello

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Matt Zoller Seitz Swoons for “The Knick”

“The greatest sustained display of directorial virtuosity in the history of American TV.” Matt Zoller Seitz Swoons for “The Knick”

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Video Essayist ::kogonada Fixes on “Eyes of Hitchcock” 1’51”

Video Essayist :: kogonada Fixes on “Eyes of Hitchcock” 1’51”

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Lena Dunham’s 11-City Book Tour Will Include Local Talent As Warm-Up, But They Won’t Be Paid

Gawker On NYT Report That Lena Dunham’s 11-City Book Tour Will Include Local Talent As Warm-Up, But They Won’t Be Paid Later – Dunham Responds, Yes, They Will Be Paid

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Movie City News

“When we add it all up, what is it costing the industry just to take care of its top-20 producers? What is that total price tag going to look like once all their shows are in production? With 7,000 shows sloshing around in the streaming jungle, all trying to get attention, what is the guarantee that the Next Giant Thing, or the Next 10 Giant Things, will come out of this group? TV breakthroughs, as often as not, don’t come from seasoned workshops, but from newish upstarts, breaking out with something no one thought of before. Who the hell were Benioff and Weiss before ‘GoT’? Would anyone have given them a $250 million overall deal?”

MZS on Indie Theaters

Harvey Has An Excuse

“I guess it’s talking about the fear of intimacy, you know? When I was young, and you’re a musician, it took me a long time to get to a certain place where I felt comfortable with family and loving somebody and being loved,” Bruce Springsteen says. “Really, that’s what’s the film is about. The film takes you on that journey. Like I say, there are two parts to the American character: one is very isolated and one is in search of community. So how do you make your peace with both of those things? That’s really what the picture is about.”

Jamie Leigh

Midwest FurFest Bars Rightwing Agitator Milo Yiannopoulos and His Newly-Doffed Snow Leopard Fursona

Saturday Night Live Rescinds Proffer To Shane Gillis As History of Racist And Homophobic Slurs Expand; Search On For A Replacement Reprobate?

TIFF Audience Award Goes Jojo Rabbit, With Marriage Story And Parasite Close Behind

“A New Era of the Strips, With Gary Larson Drawing, Is Returning”

James Murdoch Talks To Jane Mayer After Disney Buy

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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