Movie City News Archive for June, 2015

Apple Loses Appeal On E-books; Users Likely To Share $450 Million Settlement

Apple Loses Appeal On E-books; Users Likely To Share $450 Million Settlement

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More Media Outlets Join Effort To Keep Gawker-Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Trial Open To Public

More Media Outlets Join Effort To Keep Gawker-Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Trial Open To Public

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Amber Heard On Her Freedom To Be

Amber Heard On Her Freedom To Be

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NYTimes Magazine Catches Up With Arianna Huffington

‘‘I think let’s start iterating. Let’s not wait for the perfect product.’’ NYTimes Magazine Catches Up With Arianna Huffington  “So if The Huffington Post—which is 10 years old, hauls in more than 200 million unique visitors a month and cranks out roughly 1,200 posts daily on the backs of reportedly poorly paid or unpaid writers—can’t…

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Kristen Millares Young On The Short Life Of Native American Actress Misty Upham

Kristen Millares Young On The Short Life Of Native American Actress Misty Upham

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Jim Hemphill Goes Auteur Over The Films Of Keith Gordon

Jim Hemphill Goes Auteur Over The Films Of Keith Gordon

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Disney Names First Female CFO

Disney Names First Female CFO

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Apple Music Censors Song Titles

Apple Music Censors Song Titles

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“Women are exaggeratedly—and always—sexy. They’re sexy on the phone. Sexy on the job. Sexy fighting. Sexy tortured. Sexy dead. Sexy raped.”

“Women are exaggeratedly—and always—sexy. They’re sexy on the phone. Sexy on the job. Sexy fighting. Sexy tortured. Sexy dead. Sexy raped.”

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Here’s The 2015-16 Award Season Schedule, Including HFPA, SAG, DGA, PGA, WGA, AMPAS

11/18/15 SAG Nomination Ballots Mailed 11/25/15 Golden Globes Nomination Ballots Mailed 12/7/15 SAG Nomination Ballots Due at 12pm PT 12/7/15 Golden Globes Nomination Ballots Mailed TBD WGA Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins 12/8/15 PGA Nomination Polling begins 12/9/15 SAG Awards Nominations announced 12/10/15 Golden Globe Nominations announced 12/14/15 DGA open online voting 12/16/15 SAG Final…

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Hating Seth MacFarlane: The Timeline

Hating Seth MacFarlane: The Timeline

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30 Weeks To Oscar: Trailer Parade (20 Currently Available)

Here are all the trailers currently available – some domestic, some international, one just a clip – for films from the broad contenders list published Monday.

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Robert Zemeckis On Back To The Future Remake: “Oh God No”

Zemeckis On Back To The Future Remake: “Oh God No”

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YA Author Lois Lowry Wanted More More More More From Inside Out

YA Author Lois Lowry Wanted More More More More From Inside Out

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Matt Singer On Schwarzenegger As Auteur

Matt Singer On Schwarzenegger As Auteur

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Jack Carter Was 93

“The nurse says, ‘There’s a man in the waiting room; says he’s invisible.’ Doctor says, ‘Tell him I can’t see him.’” Jack Carter Was 93

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Tess Gerritsen On Why She’s Giving Up Her Gravity Lawsuit

Tess Gerritsen On Why She’s Giving Up Her Gravity Lawsuit

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Report: HBO Could Account For 35% Of Time Warner Value

Report: HBO Could Account For 35% Of Time Warner Value

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Matt Zoller Seitz And S. I. Rosenbaum On The Sound Of James Horner

Matt Zoller Seitz And S. I. Rosenbaum On The Sound Of James Horner

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Jeremy Renner Does The Playboy Interview

Jeremy Renner Does The Playboy Interview

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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