Movie City News Archive for October, 2016

Academy Member Robert Bassing Loses Oscar Voting Privileges At Age Of 91; Co-Wrote Home Before Dark In 1958

Academy Member Robert Bassing Loses Oscar Voting Privileges At Age Of 91; Co-Wrote Home Before Dark In 1958

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Disney Developing Live-Action “Snow White” Musical With Secretary Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson

Disney Developing Live-Action “Snow White” Musical With Secretary Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson

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Double Tony-Winning Actress Tammy Grimes Was 82;

Double Tony-Winning Actress Tammy Grimes Was 82; Films Included Play It As It Lays, Slaves of New York, Mr. North

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Viacom Names Bob Bakish Acting Prez-CEO

Viacom Names Bob Bakish Acting Prez-CEO With – A March Interview With Bakish On His Philosophy

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Animated GIF Search Engine GIPHY Says It’s Worth $300 Million

Animated GIF Search Engine GIPHY Says It’s Worth $300 Million

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Rebecca Mead Profiles “The Cinematic Traumas Of Kenneth Lonergan”

Rebecca Mead Profiles “The Cinematic Traumas Of Kenneth Lonergan”

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James Cameron Promises Tech To Go With The Many Avatar Sequels

“I’m going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range and high frame rates — the things we are working toward. I’m still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen — with no glasses. We’ll get there.” James Cameron Promises Tech To Go…

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“It takes a special arrogance to say the poverty in I, Daniel Blake is unrealistic”

“It takes a special arrogance to say the poverty in I, Daniel Blake is unrealistic”

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Near 90, John Berger Says He’s A Storyteller Because He Listens

Near 90, John Berger Says He’s A Storyteller Because He Listens

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Chinese Audiences No Longer Swallowing Every Western Movie That Gets Onto Local Sreens

Chinese Audiences No Longer Swallowing Every Western Movie That Gets Onto Local Sreens

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Fears Of Kenyan Film Censor Extend To “Orgies Of Lesbians” In Tense Election Year

Fears Of Kenyan Film Censor Extend To “Orgies Of Lesbians” In Tense Election Year

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Jim Jarmusch On The Seed Of Gimme Danger

“We were partly plotting our escape from Akron in the future and we were investigating whatever stuff we could get our hands on that was a little outside. We were Midwestern and suddenly that was, wow, this is our stuff: This is working-class, wild-ass primal music. Yeah, that had a big effect.” Jim Jarmusch On…

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Slate And New Yorker Drop Trash Clickbait Ads

Slate And New Yorker Drop Trash Clickbait Ads

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James Galanos, 92, H’wd Designer, Dressed Nancy Reagan

James Galanos, 92, H’wd Designer, Dressed Nancy Reagan

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Doctor Strange A Hit In 45% Of The World

Doctor Strange A Hit In 45% Of The World

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Wilmington On Movies: Inferno, The Girl On The Train

Inferno, the third in Ron Howard and Tom Hanks’ series of Dan Brown-derived high-end action movies, aspires to classy trash. At least it tries — mashing references to the works of the great classical Italian poet Dante Alighieri (“The Divine Comedy”) with the not-so-great works of the financially astute airport bestsellermeister Brown (The Da Vinci Code), amid imagery that suggests a nightmare attraction on the National Geographic Channel.

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British Producer Simon Relph, 76, Former AD, BAFTA Trustees Chair; First Head Of British Screen Finance

Producer Simon Relph, 76, Former AD, BAFTA Trustees Chair; First Head Of British Screen Finance; Credits On Damage, Hideous Kinky, Enchanted April, Reds

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“Can an elite, free-spending TV network based in Manhattan find a comfortable home at a Dallas telecommunications company led by an executive who is also the Boy Scouts of America president?”

“Can an elite, free-spending TV network based in Manhattan find a comfortable home at a Dallas telecommunications company led by an executive who is also the Boy Scouts of America president?”

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Callie Khouri Has Words For Man Sharing Platform With Trump Who Inaccurately Invokes Thelma And Louise, Wishing Fiery Death For Hillary Clinton

Callie Khouri Has Words For Man Sharing Platform With Trump Who Inaccurately Invokes Thelma And Louise, Wishing Fiery Death For Hillary Clinton

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In Memoir, Hedren Alleges Hitchcock Sexual Abuse

In Memoir, Hedren Alleges Hitchcock Sexual Abuse 

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“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