Movie City News Archive for September, 2016

Paolo Sorrentino On Shrinking His Screen

Paolo Sorrentino On Shrinking His Screen

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Is Oliver Stone Newly Vague With Snowden?

Is Oliver Stone Newly Vague With Snowden?

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The DVD Wrapup: Blood Simple, Cat People, Shallows, Neon Demon, Sirk X 2, Warcraft, Kamikaze ’89 and more

Before Blood Simple hit the festival circuit in September, 1984, at Deauville and Toronto, it’s safe to say that Joel and Ethan Coen couldn’t get arrested in this town. On the advice of Sam Raimi, they knocked on doors in Los Angeles, New York, the Twin Cities and Austin, hats in hand, trying to interest someone, anyone in checking out their two-minute teaser for the film. It’s what filmmakers did in the days before Kickstarter. Any money they raised went straight to their headquarters in Texas, where a cinema community was in its infancy and a few dollars went a long way.

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Lionsgate Sets A Dozen Releases Through End Of 2016

Lionsgate Sets A Dozen Releases Through End Of 2016

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BP Pans Deepwater Horizon

“It ignores the conclusions reached by every official investigation: that the accident was the result of multiple errors made by a number of companies.” BP Pans Deepwater Horizon “Each time the film deviates from the record, it is to show Transocean in a better light and BP in a worse one.”

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Manhattan’s Fabled Carnegie Deli To Close

Manhattan’s Fabled Carnegie Deli To Close

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Lee Daniels Planning Musical Of His Life, Inspired By 8 1/2 And All That Jazz

STOP THE WORLD I WANT TO GET ON Lee Daniels Planning Musical Of His Life, Inspired By 8 1/2 And All That Jazz

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A. O. Scott Sees A Pattern Of Movies About Human Dignity On Show At NY Film Fest

A. O. Scott Sees A Pattern Of Movies About Human Dignity On Show At NY Film Fest

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Visiting Productive Roger Corman At 90

“Some ad guru told me once the two magic words in a company name are ‘New’ and ‘Free.’ ‘’Free’ has got nothing to do with how I want to do my films, so I went with ‘New.’” Visiting Productive Roger Corman At 90

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Nate Parker On “60 Minutes”

“I was falsely accused… I went to court…I was vindicated.  I feel terrible that this woman isn’t here…her family had to deal with that, but as I sit here, an apology is – no. Nat Turner, as a hero, what he did in history, is bigger than me. It’s bigger than all of us.” Nate Parker…

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When Chandler Levack Met Jill Soloway

“I feel like I’m surfing, and we’re just in this really flowy state of play. It is called filmmaking because we have a camera there, but it feels a lot more like street theatre, improv, theater games… It’s just so much fun for me. It’s my favorite thing.” When Chandler Levack Met Jill Soloway

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How Brazilian Politics Smothered The Oscar Chances Of Amazing Aquarius, Starring Sonia Braga

How Brazilian Politics Smothered The Oscar Chances Of Amazing Aquarius, Starring Sonia Braga

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Eric Hynes Talks To Yung Chang About His Great New Short, Gatekeeper

Eric Hynes Talks To Yung Chang About His Great New Short, Gatekeeper Which – You Can Watch Here

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Meet The Film Archivist Who Collected Beatles Footage For 13 Years That’s Now In Ron Howard’s Doc

Meet The Film Archivist Who Collected Beatles Footage For 13 Years That’s Now In Ron Howard’s Doc

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How Arab Cinema Is Making A Mark At Int’l Film Festivals

How Arab Cinema Is Making A Mark At Int’l Film Festivals

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Academy Names Five Nicholl Screenwriters

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Melissa Anderson Cover-Stories “The Indomitable Isabelle Huppert”

Melissa Anderson Cover-Stories “The Indomitable Isabelle Huppert”

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Behind 10 Years Of VFX For Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time

Behind 10 Years Of VFX For Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time

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Lou Lumenick’s Last Review For NYP: Deepwater Horizon

Lou Lumenick‘s Last Review For NYP: Deepwater Horizon

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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