Movie City News Archive for August, 2016

Art Of The Title Credits David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers

Art Of The Title Credits David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers

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Chicago Tribune Tower Sold Off To Redeveloper

“Monetizing the significant assets of Tribune Media’s real estate portfolio is a strategic priority for the company and we are extremely pleased with the outcome of this sales process.” Chicago Tribune Tower Sold Off To Redeveloper

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DVD Geek: A Taste of Honey, Miles Ahead, Love & Mercy, The Comeback, Miss Sadie Thompson 3D

Between the appeal of listening to the problems of a troubled friend, and creating a captivating replication of real dialogue and emotions in condensed dramatic form, The Taste Of Honey is consistently engrossing.

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Dauman Exits Viacom

Dauman Exits Viacom

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Composer Justin Hurwitz On Writing Six Original Songs For La La Land

Composer Justin Hurwitz On Writing Six Original Songs For La La Land

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“Terrorize This”: Michael Pattison Revisits Team America World Police

“Terrorize This”: Michael Pattison Revisits Team America World Police

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John Bailey On Joseph Mankiewicz And All About Eve

John Bailey On Joseph Mankiewicz And All About Eve

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Twenty-Three Roald Dahl Adaptations Are In The Works

Twenty-Three Roald Dahl Adaptations Are In The Works

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And The Awards Season Commences

And The Awards Campaign Season Commences “I’m honestly crying with happiness. That film no-one makes any more? Damien Chazelle just made it.” And – “La La Land is a film you simply never want to stop watching. It has wisdom and joy and sadness and such magic, from the evocative power of music to the transportive…

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Handicapping The Oscar Producer And Host Selection

Handicapping The Oscar Producer And Host Selection

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Richard Brody On “Why Movies Still Matter”

“When, a quarter century from now, a pop-music visionary refers to Men Go to Battle or For the Plasma or Krisha or Viktoria or Kate Plays Christine or another under-the-radar low-budget film of imagination and ingenuity, woe unto the critics who were here at the time and didn’t pay attention.” Richard Brody On “Why Movies Still Matter”

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Pulitzer Winner Margo Jefferson Says “Criticism Demands Authority”

Pulitzer Winner Margo Jefferson Says “Criticism Demands Authority”

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Oscar Stays At ABC Until At Least 2028

ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that they have expanded their agreement for eight more years, in which the Network will remain home to the Oscars®, Hollywood’s biggest entertainment ceremony of the year, through 2028. The new agreement for the domestic network of the Academy Awards® adds eight years…

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Manhattan AMC Theaters Go All Reserved Seating

Manhattan AMC Theaters Go All Reserved Seating

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Reginald Hudlin Looks Back At House Party

Reginald Hudlin Looks Back At House Party

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Wesley Morris On Gene Wilder’s “Understated Nuttiness”

Wesley Morris On Gene Wilder’s “Understated Nuttiness”

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Dauman Offloads Remainder Of His Viacom Stock

Dauman Offloads Remainder Of His Viacom Stock

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“Hollywood at large is reluctant to embrace the low-budget horror strategy, instead rolling the dice on more mediocre big-budget productions. Ultimately, despite these eye-popping returns on investment, horror’s overall slice of the pie isn’t big enough.”

“Hollywood at large is reluctant to embrace the low-budget horror strategy, instead rolling the dice on more mediocre big-budget productions. Ultimately, despite these eye-popping returns on investment, horror’s overall slice of the pie isn’t big enough.”

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Mike Birbiglia Offers Six Tips For Keeping It Small

Mike Birbiglia Offers Six Tips For Keeping It Small

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“Movies Don’t Owe Anybody A Living”

“Movies Don’t Owe Anybody A Living”

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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