Movie City News Archive for March, 2017

Morgan Freeman Says Make Hay While The Sun Shines

Morgan Freeman Says Make Hay While The Sun Shines

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Fate Of The Furious Gets Competition In Russia From Nationalist Space Epic Produced By Timur Bekmambetov

Fate Of The Furious Gets Competition In Russia From Nationalist Space Epic Produced By Timur Bekmambetov

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Richard Kelly Muses Beyond Donnie Darko

“It’s remarkable to think how our political process has just deteriorated into this grotesque reality television spectacle. I feel a responsibility to really create as much resistance art as possible, given our current political reality, and to not be afraid of making some political statement with my art. It’s always been a part of my…

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Broadband Providers Verizon, Comcast Claim They Won’t Sell Individual Browsing History Even Though GOP Passed Law To Let Them

Broadband Providers Verizon, Comcast Claim They Won’t Sell Individual Browsing History Even Though GOP Passed Law To Let Them

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WETA Workshoppers On Making Ghost In The Shell’s Robotic Psycho Geisha Girls

“We experimented a lot with facial features where we might try an Asian eye with an African arm. It was really difficult to get all that stuff working in harmony in a concise character that doesn’t just look like some hodgepodge that’s been thrown together.” WETA Workshoppers On Making Ghost In The Shell‘s Robotic Psycho…

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The Most Surprising Performer In Ghost In The Shell, Kaori Momoi, Is Also A Director

The Most Surprising Performer In Ghost In The Shell, Kaori Momoi, Is Also A Director

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Some Approaches To Writing About Acting, Prompted By The Death of Louis XIV

Some Approaches To Writing About Acting, Prompted By The Death of Louis XIV

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“‘I would rather you take notes than record me,’ he said, and his smile started to fade. ‘Okay, no problem,’ I replied, then slipped my recording device into my pocket without stopping it. This one needed to go on the record. Some part of Léaud had to understand that.”

“‘I would rather you take notes than record me,’ he said, and his smile started to fade. ‘Okay, no problem,’ I replied, then slipped my recording device into my pocket without stopping it. This one needed to go on the record. Some part of Léaud had to understand that.”

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“Empathy” Ceremony In Chicago For Roger Ebert On April 4

“Empathy” Ceremony In Chicago For Roger Ebert On April 4

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Gael García Bernal

“Oh, man. Thank you for this question. As a football supporter, I feel Mexican. But my true self is completely Latin American. Mexico is my cocina, my kitchen. It is where I hang, where I talk to my mother. But Latin America is my home. If you travel through Latin America, you see we are…

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Seth Rogen Legal Team Tells Screenwriters To Cease Fraudulent Submissions Under Rogen & Goldberg’s Names

Seth Rogen Legal Team Tells Screenwriters To Cease Fraudulent Submissions Under Rogen & Goldberg’s Names

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Ghost In The Shell Likely Far From Last Manga Transposition To Big Screen

Ghost In The Shell Likely Far From Last Manga Transposition To Big Screen

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U. S. Music Sales Up 11% In 2016; 51% Is Streaming; First Time Since 1986 That Fewer Than 100 Million CDs Shifted

U. S. Music Sales Up 11% In 2016; 51% Is Streaming; First Time Since 1986 That Fewer Than 100 Million CDs Shifted

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“ Americans Everywhere Benefit From The NEA And NEH”

“ Americans Everywhere Benefit From The NEA And NEH”

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Walter Hill On Genre

“I see movies all the time where I question why the hell they even made them, because the animus is so clearly nonfilmic. I don’t mean that you need to have thundering herds or raging gunfights as opposed to ideas, but I think certain things are more filmic than others. Genre filmmaking does supply a…

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Christopher Nolan, Tom Rothman And Sofia Coppola At CinemaCon

“The only platform I’m interested in talking about is theatrical exhibition.” “Netflix, my ass.” “I hope people see it in the theatre, where it was meant to be seen.” Christopher Nolan, Tom Rothman And Sofia Coppola At CinemaCon

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Sends Apology For Promoting His Production, Lego Batman

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Sends Apology For Promoting His Production, Lego Batman

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Buffeted China Conglom LeEco Raises $2.2 Billion In Funding, Buys Up A Smaller Film ProdCo

Buffeted China Conglom LeEco Raises $2.2 Billion In Funding, Buys Up A Smaller Film ProdCo

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Amazon Studios Still Supports Theatrical Window

“I think we proved to you that we really believe in the theatrical experience by fully supporting the theatrical window for our releases.” Amazon Studios On Supporting Theatrical Window

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T2 Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh In The Modern World

“These days, there’s also a continuing crisis in masculinity that’s tied up with deindustrialization and the rise of feminism and cultural equality.” T2 Trainspotting‘s Irvine Welsh In The Modern World

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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