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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Movie City News

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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