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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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“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