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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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