Movie City News Archive for May, 2016

Apparent Tattoo On Forearm Of “Iran’s Natalie Portman” Draws Criticism

Apparent Tattoo On Forearm Of “Iran’s Natalie Portman” Draws Criticism

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Richard Hell Launches His Criterion Top 10

“Everything is in your face. Lots of close-ups, lots of tracking in for close-ups, long takes with plenty of camera movement. It is like pulp journalism, like a fluid Weegee. Emotion.” Richard Hell Launches His Criterion Top 10

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Novelist-Filmmaker Stephen Elliott Considers “The Great Film Festival Swindle”

Novelist-Filmmaker Stephen Elliott Considers “The Great Film Festival Swindle”

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A Studio-By-Studio Survey Of Summer Risks

A Studio-By-Studio Survey Of Summer Risks

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Robert B. Weide Open-Letters Ronan Farrow

“Your father was never tried for any crime, because no charges were ever brought against him. Yet you’re essentially asking the media to treat him as a pariah who never faced up to the charge, or was convicted of a crime and managed to negotiate his way out of a proper sentencing. For someone with…

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Variety Cover-Stories Shari Redstone; May 27 B’day Fete Included “Sumner’s Back!” T-Shirts

Variety Cover-Stories Shari Redstone; Scoop: May 27 B’day Fete Included “Sumner’s Back!” T-Shirts

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AT&T Hopes To Phase Out Landlines

AT&T Hopes To Phase Out Landlines

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Viacom Board Member Says Redstone Not Capable Of Firings; Intends To Proceed With Sale Of Paramount

Viacom Board Member Says Redstone Not Capable Of Firings; Intends To Proceed With Sale Of Paramount

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Amazon Increases Original Programming In Japan

Amazon Increases Original Programming In Japan

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Thom Andersen Lists His 10 Favorite Films Of Past 10 Years

Thom Andersen Lists His 10 Favorite Films Of Past 10 Years

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Poland’s Rightist Gov’t Renews Extradition Against Roman Polanski

Poland’s Rightist Gov’t Renews Extradition Against Roman Polanski

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Film Historian Bob Birchard Was 66

Film Historian Bob Birchard Was 66

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Yahoo!’s Katie Couric Says She’s Sorry If Anyone Might Have Been Offended By Her Misleading Nonfiction Programming Editin

Yahoo!’s Katie Couric Says She’s Sorry If Anyone Might Have Been Offended By Her Misleading Nonfiction Programming Editing autoplay

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Michael Dann, 94, CBS Programmer Of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “60 Minutes,” “Hee Haw”

Michael Dann, 94, CBS Programmer Of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “60 Minutes,” “Hee Haw”

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“’The thing is, love makes you feel alive,’ Vincent Cassel says. ‘If most women are looking for security, I think men look for adventure. There’s an expression in French–to go around the world with your dick and a knife–”n’avoir que la bite et le couteau.” Later in life, a man has the possibility to reinvent himself again and again.’”

“’The thing is, love makes you feel alive,’ Vincent Cassel says. ‘If most women are looking for security, I think men look for adventure. There’s an expression in French–to go around the world with your dick and a knife–”n’avoir que la bite et le couteau.” Later in life, a man has the possibility to reinvent himself again and…

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Blunt Comic Doug Stanhope Defends His Friend Johnny Depp

Blunt Comic Doug Stanhope Defends His Friend Johnny Depp

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“The thing you have to remember with Warcraft, probably more than with any other computer game, ever, is that people spend more time in this place than in the places they live. It actually is like their home town. So if you get that wrong it’s a bit like the people in Notting Hill, who are still recovering from the Notting Hill movie.”

“The thing you have to remember with Warcraft, probably more than with any other computer game, ever, is that people spend more time in this place than in the places they live. It actually is like their home town. So if you get that wrong it’s a bit like the people in Notting Hill, who…

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Babadook Director Jennifer Kent Goes From Horror To “Horrific” Nexxt

Babadook Director Jennifer Kent Goes From Horror To “Horrific” Nexxt

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The Weekend Report (3-Day Weekend)

Apocalypse couldn’t blow up to $80 million; Alice Through The Looking Glass cracks $33 million; and Birds was almost $25 million Angry.

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“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

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould