Movie City News Archive for July, 2015

Jim Hemphill Chats Chris McQuarrie

“With a film like this, you just have to keep your head down and take it a step at a time, trusting that it will all come out right in the end.” Jim Hemphill Walks Through The Production Process With Chris McQuarrie

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David Byrne Reasons For Opening The “Black Box” Of Music Industry Deals

“I myself am doing O.K., but my concern is for the artists coming up: How will they make a life in music?” David Byrne Reasons For Opening The “Black Box” Of Music Industry Deals

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Picturing Indian Movie Palaces

Picturing Indian Movie Palaces

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“Like a long line of great directors before him, Joshua Oppenheimer is asking us to look into the present and see the past; he is challenging us to stare into the eyes of killers and see our own reflection.”

“Like a long line of great directors before him, Joshua Oppenheimer is asking us to look into the present and see the past; he is challenging us to stare into the eyes of killers and see our own reflection.”

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Regal Rejects Paramount Short-Stick Theatrical Window Deal

Regal Rejects Paramount Short-Stick Theatrical Window Deal

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Joe Swanberg And Kris Swanberg Talk Unexpected

Joe Swanberg And Kris Swanberg Talk Unexpected 39’09” podcast

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What If Blockbusters Forsook The Plot?

What If Blockbusters Forsook The Plot?

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The DVD Wrapup: Unfriended, Water Diviner, Reckless, Life on the Reef, Lost Soul and more

Unfriended isn’t for the casual users of the Internet. The multi-image presentation, which is extremely sophisticated, requires far more work on the part of the viewer than the typical narrative feature. The more experience one has in the world of cyber-communication, the scarier Unfriended will be.

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Charles Mudede On What The Matrix Tells Us About The Tragedy In Greece

Charles Mudede On What The Matrix Tells Us About The Tragedy In Greece

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With Toronto Int’l At 40, Piers Handling Sez It All Started With One Piece Of Paper

With Toronto Int’l At 40, Piers Handling Sez It All Started With One Piece Of Paper

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Relativity Scratches Up $9.5 Million Of $45 Million Requested To Keep Doors Open

Relativity Scratches Up $9.5 Million Of $45 Million Requested To Keep Doors Open

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Noel Murray On “Lego-izing, Theorizing And Problematizing: How We Process Movies in 2015″

Noel Murray On “Lego-izing, Theorizing And Problematizing: How We Process Movies in 2015″

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Kim Voynar, Mark Rabinowitz Named Programmers Of Oxford Film Fest

The Oxford Film Festival today appointed long-time staff member Melanie Addington as its Executive Director and named its programming team for the 2016 edition, to be lead by veteran industry fixtures Mark Rabinowitz and Kim Voynar as documentary and narrative feature head programmers, respectively. The 13th edition of the festival is set to unspool February…

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“How National Lampoon Went From Making Jokes To Becoming One”

“How National Lampoon Went From Making Jokes To Becoming One”

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For TCM, Martin Scorsese Looks Over Gene Tierney, Olivia De Havilland, Teresa Wright

For TCM, Martin Scorsese Looks Over Gene Tierney, Olivia De Havilland, Teresa Wright

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Roddy Piper Was 61

Roddy Piper Was 61

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Spy Expert Says Spy Movies Are Not Documentaries

Spy Expert Says Spy Movies Are Not Documentaries

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Taking Tilda Swinton’s Cartoon Of A Boss In Trainwreck As “One-Dimensional” Seems To Miss The Point

Taking Tilda Swinton’s Cartoon Of A Boss In Trainwreck As “One-Dimensional” Seems To Miss The Point

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Sotheby’s Values David Foster Wallace

“He speaks to a millennial generation. As an intern at the University of Texas told the curator when they were thinking of acquiring the Foster Wallace archive a few yeas ago, ‘you have to do this, he’s our James Joyce.’” Sotheby’s Values David Foster Wallace

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Anne Thompson Adds More Voices to The End Of The Tour Conversation

Anne Thompson Adds More Voices to The End Of The Tour Conversation

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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