Movie City News Archive for March, 2016

Sherlock Holmes Actor Douglas Wilmer Was 96

Sherlock Holmes Actor Douglas Wilmer Was 96

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#OscarsSoWhite Invoked In Court By Former NWA Manager

“An older, white man with extensive experience in the music business is contrasted with young black men who feel underpaid, undervalued and exploited. [These issues] ermeate our society, including the entertainment sector, as shown by the recent #OscarsSoWhite controversy, which itself arose in part because of the film.” #OscarsSoWhite Invoked In Court By Former NWA Manager

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Three Comics That Get Batman v Superman Better Than Zack Snyder,” By Benjy Sarlin

“Three Comics That Get Batman v Superman Better Than Zack Snyder,” By Benjy Sarlin

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A Look Inside Chicago’s Largest Prop House

A Look Inside Chicago’s Largest Prop House

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Fox Ends “Clearances” For Exclusive Exhibition Rights

“The concepts of clearances are antiquated and don’t apply to modern-day society.” “This business has changed an awful lot. This is a legacy practice and the time has come to move on.” Fox Ends “Clearances” For Exclusive Exhibition Rights

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Soderbergh-Seimetz-Kerrigan “The Girlfriend Experience” Scored By Shane Carruth

Soderbergh-Seimetz-Kerrigan “The Girlfriend Experience” Scored By Shane Carruth

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Art Of The Title Credits Deadpool

Art Of The Title Credits Deadpool

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ESPN’s Seven-And-A-Half Hour O. J. Simpson Doc Gets Oscar-Qualifying Run

ESPN’s Seven-And-A-Half Hour O. J. Simpson Doc Gets Oscar-Qualifying Run 

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Joe Swanberg Keynotes SxSW 73m vid

“I want you to be forced to just exist in the moment that we’re filming, and I’m casting you because I want you to be you. I like you, I like how you talk, I like the kinds of jokes you make, do those in my movie; don’t go create a character that’s something else.”…

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Tina Hassania Says Small Video Labels Aren’t Distributing Enough Films Directed By Women… But It’s Complicated

“Considering these frustrations, the fact that DVDs of such films come out at all is sometimes a small miracle.” Tina Hassania Says Small Video Labels Aren’t Distributing Enough Films Directed By Women… But It’s Complicated “But if you really want to highlight women’s historical contributions to film,  you also have to look past the director’s chair. Our producers…

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Nobelist-Novelist-Holocaust Survivor Imre Kertesz Was 86; Wrote Fateless

Nobelist-Novelist-Holocaust Survivor Imre Kertesz Was 86; Wrote Fateless

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Anti-Vaccination Polemic Pulled From Tribeca Gets Angelika Berth; Whether It’s A Four-Wall Theater Rental Unanswered By Times

”Censorship is denying a voice. That film has been denied a platform, but it certainly hasn’t been denied a voice.” Anti-Vaccination Polemic Pulled From Tribeca Gets Angelika Berth; Whether It’s A Four-Wall Theater Rental Unanswered By Times And – Distributor Cinema Libre Offers Their Side

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Hans Zimmer Says No More Superhero Films For Him

Hans Zimmer Says No More Superhero Films For Him

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Visionary Architect Zaha Hadid Was 65

Visionary Architect Zaha Hadid Was 65

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THR Cover-Stories The Survival And Ambitions Of WME-IMG Agency

THR Cover-Stories The Survival And Ambitions Of WME-IMG Agency

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Terrence Malick’s Composer Got His Gig Through A Want Ad

Terrence Malick’s Composer Got His Gig Through A Want Ad

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The Star Of Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan On The Road From Sri Lanka To The Cinema

The Star Of Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan On The Road From Sri Lanka To The Cinema

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Review: Miles from Home and I Saw the Light

Film biographies date to the dawn of cinema with the lives of politicians, entertainers and sports players providing a treasure trove of drama and entertainment. But the rearview mirror hasn’t been kind to the genre. We know that many bygone favorites printed the legend and skirted over or ignored the subject’s flaws. It didn’t seem to matter to the audiences that flocked to The Pride of the Yankeesor The Jolson Story but today’s moviegoer is not as forgiving about blurred lines.

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Guy Maddin On His Seances, Plus Isabella Rossellini And The Slobbery Labrador Retriever

Guy Maddin On His Seances, Plus Isabella Rossellini And The Slobbery Labrador Retriever

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Terry Gilliam To Mount “Quixote” Once More In September

Terry Gilliam To Mount “Quixote” Once More In September

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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