Movie City News Archive for March, 2015

David Lowery Set-Diaries Day 51 Of Pete’s Dragon

“I was watching some of the cut-together footage the other day. I’m too close to tell how it all adds up just yet, but I like how it feels. It seems sensitive and scrappy. Like a little kid with hand-me-down-clothes and a bloody nose, cuddling a kitten.” David Lowery Set-Diaries Day 51 Of Pete’s Dragon

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Criterion Unearths A Messsage From Ingmar Bergma

Criterion Unearths A Messsage From Ingmar Bergman vid

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Hal Hartley On Ned Rifle, Themes Of Responsibility And The Course Of His Career

Hal Hartley On Ned Rifle, Themes Of Responsibility And The Course Of His Career

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Ari Folman Animates Anne Frank

Ari Folman Animates Anne Frank

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The Gronvall Report: Simon Curtis On WOMAN IN GOLD

When he segued into film after notable work for the stage and in television, director Simon Curtis may not have set out to revive that staple of the Golden Age of movies, the “woman’s picture,” but so far he’s two for two.

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Variety Cover-Stories Jeff Skoll’s Hopes To Sustain Participant Media

Variety Cover-Stories Jeff Skoll’s Hopes To Sustain Participant Media

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Scientology Replies Vehemently, But Not To Points, In THR’s 20 Questions Raised By Going Clear

Scientology Replies Vehemently, But Not To Points, In THR’s 20 Questions Raised By Going Clear

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“Birthplace Of British Cinema” Reopens After $8.9 Million Refurbishment

“Birthplace Of British Cinema” Reopens After $8.9 Million Refurbishment

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A Survey Of Berlin’s Amazing Cinemas

A Survey Of Berlin’s Amazing Cinemas

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Ex Machina’s Alex Garland Picks Five SciFi Faves

Ex Machina‘s Alex Garland Picks Five SciFi Faves

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Ian Parker Spends An Afternoon With Charles Grodin And His Fiberglass Menagerie

Ian Parker Spends An Afternoon With Charles Grodin And His Fiberglass Menagerie

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The Robin Williams Trust Restricts The Right Of Exploitation Of His Image For 25 Years

The Robin Williams Trust Restricts The Right Of Exploitation Of His Image For 25 Years

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The ASC Remembers Cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek

The ASC Remembers Cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek

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Furious 7 Screenwriter Chris Morgan Talks About The Five Installments He’s Written

“I love this world, I love these characters. It is definitely a passion project for me.” Furious 7 Screenwriter Chris Morgan Talks About The Five Installments He’s Written

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Mike Fleming And Peter Bart Tapdance Around The Subject Of Nellie Andreeva’s “Ethnic” Casting Article

“Nellie is trained in the sciences and used those sensibilities to analyze a data sample; the word “ethnic” is commonly used by casting agents. None of that works when talking about people, and race.” Mike Fleming And Peter Bart Tapdance Around The Subject Of Nellie Andreeva’s “Ethnic” Casting Article

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Glenn Kenny On “The Melodrama Of Woody Allen’s Critical Reputation”

“The Salon piece, a late-breaking bit of Allen disapprobation, is just one of a great many you see these days; a cultural note that attempts to instruct the reader that ‘we’ can’t accept ‘this’ anymore. One almost universal feature of such pieces is a frustrating vagueness about what action ‘we’ are supposed to take concerning…

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Cosby Does Not Countenance Hecklers

“We are here to enjoy my gift. We are not here to argue. Let those people speak. We will find them and ask them to leave. I am going to handle this the way I want it handled. I’m going to tell you some more jokes.” Cosby Does Not Countenance Hecklers

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Noah Baumbach’s Ever-Shifting Musical Obsessions

Noah Baumbach’s Ever-Shifting Musical Obsessions

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Stephen Rodrick Profiles Allison Jones, Casting Agent-“Nerd Hunter” For Apatow, Feig

Stephen Rodrick Profiles Allison Jones, Casting Agent-Slash-“Nerd Hunter” For Apatow, Feig

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“Baumbach perpetuates a filmmaking tradition that is almost clinically narcissistic: willfully charismatic, devoid of a real core, doomed to seek meaning in other reflections and references. It’s why their style changes completely from project to project but always can be identified by a blind, bottomless longing. With these guys, God isn’t in the details; the details are God. Yet we still succumb to their charm, the calling card notoriously exerted by all narcissists. We have to love them so they can love themselves.”

“Baumbach perpetuates a filmmaking tradition that is almost clinically narcissistic: willfully charismatic, devoid of a real core, doomed to seek meaning in other reflections and references. It’s why their style changes completely from project to project but always can be identified by a blind, bottomless longing. With these guys, God isn’t in the details; the…

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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