Movie City News Archive for December, 2016

William Christopher Was 84

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“But need George Michael be a dirty secret pleasure? Need any pleasure be dirty or secret? And aren’t these the questions Michael himself seemed to explore (and explode) in both his music and his life?”

“But need George Michael be a dirty secret pleasure? Need any pleasure be dirty or secret? And aren’t these the questions Michael himself seemed to explore (and explode) in both his music and his life?”

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Beat Poet David Meltzer Was 89

Beat Poet David Meltzer Was 89 With – A Survey Of His Career As “Wandering Jew, Eternal Beat” And – A Neat 2015 Interview

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At 81, Disney’s First African-American Animator Still In The Studio

At 81, Disney’s First African-American Animator Still In The Studio

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Margalit Fox’s Splendid Survey Of The Life Of Tyrus Wong, 106, Key Artist Of Bambi Among Other Achievements

“I said, ‘Gee, this is all outdoor scenery.’ I said, ‘Gee, I’m a landscape painter!’” Margalit Fox‘s Splendid Survey Of The Life Of Tyrus Wong, 106, Key Artist Of Bambi Among Other Achievements

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Tyrus Wong’s Place In American Art History

Tyrus Wong’s Place In American Art History

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Toronto Says Goodbye To Honest Ed’s, Which Was 68

“The world changed.” Toronto Says Goodbye To Honest Ed’s, Which Was 68

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VICE Chucks Comments

“Without moderators or fancy algorithms, they are prone to anarchy. Too often they devolve into racist, misogynistic maelstroms where the loudest, most offensive, and stupidest opinions get pushed to the top.” VICE Chucks Comments

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Rylance Now Sir Mark

Rylance Now Sir Mark

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“China’s Communist Party has tried to rescue the reputations of its big budget film makers, dismissing critics and in many cases censoring articles that slate Chinese films. On Wednesday the People’s Daily, the official Communist Party mouthpiece, targeted Chinese film review sites like Douban and Yanmao for ‘grossly inaccurate’ reviews.”

“China’s Communist Party has tried to rescue the reputations of its big budget film makers, dismissing critics and in many cases censoring articles that slate Chinese films. On Wednesday the People’s Daily, the official Communist Party mouthpiece, targeted Chinese film review sites like Douban and Yanmao for ‘grossly inaccurate’ reviews.”

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Wilmington On Movies: Paterson

A confession. I love Jarmusch’s movies — or most of them anyway, because, like Jerry Seinfeld‘s TV show, they’re so resolutely and unblushingly about nothing or nothing much, or, to be succinct, about the poetry of nothing.

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The Three Stallone Sisters Arrive As Collective Miss Golden Globe

The Three Stallone Sisters Arrive As Collective Miss Golden Globe

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“One wonders when the Simon & Schuster executives came courting. Was it his targeting of Leslie Jones for being black and female that made them think they had a star on their hands? Are they looking forward to the prospect of the creeps who hacked her Web site lining up at author signings?”

“One wonders when the Simon & Schuster executives came courting. Was it his targeting of Leslie Jones for being black and female that made them think they had a star on their hands? Are they looking forward to the prospect of the creeps who hacked her Web site lining up at author signings?”

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David Hudson Collates A Year Of Loss For Cinema

David Hudson Collates A Year Of Loss For Cinema

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Child Actors Bustle Into Awards Season

Child Actors Bustle Into Awards Season

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Lawrence Schiller On His Photo Of 6-Year-Old Carrie Fisher Watching Debbie Reynolds On Stage

Lawrence Schiller On His Photo Of 6-Year-Old Carrie Fisher Watching Debbie Reynolds On Stage

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Directors Guild Negotiates Incrementally Higher Residuals For Streaming

Directors Guild Negotiates Incrementally Higher Residuals For Streaming

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Will The Federal Film Tax Incentive Be Allowed To Lapse In New Admin?

Will The Federal Film Tax Incentive Be Allowed To Lapse In New Admin?

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“Leia Organa, the politician and revolutionary who led the defeat of the Galactic Empire, was 60. Her life was laced with controversy from tactics to her very ancestry, but her intelligence, commitment to the cause, and place at the heart of the Rebellion remains the indisputable core of her legacy.”

“Leia Organa, the politician and revolutionary who led the defeat of the Galactic Empire, was 60. Her life was laced with controversy from tactics to her very ancestry, but her intelligence, commitment to the cause, and place at the heart of the Rebellion remains the indisputable core of her legacy.”

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Joe Dante On Working With Carrie Fisher

Joe Dante On Working With Carrie Fisher

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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