Movie City News Archive for June, 2017

Sofia Coppola Narrates A Scene From The Beguiled And – Choreographing Chase Scenes In Baby Driver

Sofia Coppola Narrates A Scene From The Beguiled And – Choreographing Chase Scenes In Baby Driver

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Jonnie Rosenbaum On “Paranoia Rising,” The Origins And Legacy Of The Conspiracy Thriller

Jonnie Rosenbaum On “Paranoia Rising,” The Origins And Legacy Of The Conspiracy Thriller

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Jason Bailey Chats Up The “Delightful” Errol Morris

“It happened really quickly and we started editing immediately, and it started growing in length – every time we shot, we would add more, and then more, and then it was close to 80 minutes in length and we thought, This is a film. We’ll stop now.” Jason Bailey Chats Up The “Delightful” Errol Morris

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Zoe Kazan As Screen Presence And Public Intellectual

Zoe Kazan As Screen Presence And Public Intellectual

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San Francisco Film Fest Moves Annual Gala To Awards Season

San Francisco Film Fest Moves Annual Gala To Awards Season

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“At times, Bong’s gaze feels pitiless. He is as quick to skewer activists as he is toadying company men and morally abstract upper management. His depictions of meat processing spare no one. Okja may well hold a message for film studios too: despite their displeasure, the ovation the film received at Cannes lasted several minutes.”

“At times, Bong’s gaze feels pitiless. He is as quick to skewer activists as he is toadying company men and morally abstract upper management. His depictions of meat processing spare no one. Okja may well hold a message for film studios too: despite their displeasure, the ovation the film received at Cannes lasted several minutes.”

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What Went Wrong With The MTV News Experiment?

“A high-visibility legacy brand bankrolled by Viacom would publish quality work across various platforms at a time when the industry seemed to be moving towards inane, disposable video content.” What Went Wrong With The MTV News Experiment?

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Murdoch Sky Takeover Bid Referred To British Competition Authorities

Murdoch Sky Takeover Bid Referred To British Competition Authorities

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Producer-Executive E. O. “Doc” Erickson Was 93; Worked On Rear Window, Vertigo, Chintown, Blade Runner, Groundhog Day, The Misfits, Popeye

Producer-Executive E. O. “Doc” Erickson, 93, Worked On Rear Window, Vertigo, Chinatown, Blade Runner, Groundhog Day, The Misfits, Popeye  

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“The New York Times now has more than 2 million digital subscribers, and this new revenue source—$223 million last year—helped turn the company’s fortunes around after it had to be rescued in 2009 by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. While Slim still owns 17% of one class of stock, the company is controlled by another class, owned by the heirs of Adolph Ochs, who bought the paper in 1896.”

“The New  York Times now has more than 2 million digital subscribers, and this new revenue source—$223 million last year—helped turn the company’s fortunes around after it had to be rescued in 2009 by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. While Slim still owns 17% of one class of stock, the company is controlled by another class, owned…

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Kim Morgan On Videodrome

Kim Morgan Gets Into Videodrome

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Hannibal Buress Pays Impostor To Attend Spider-Man Premiere

Hannibal Buress Pays Impostor To Attend Spider-Man Premiere

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Self-Portraiture By Audrey Tautou

Self-Portraiture By Audrey Tautou

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Academy Elects New Board Of Governors

Academy Adds New Governors, Including Whoopi Goldberg, Mandy Walker, Kimberly Peirce,  David Linde, Larry Karaszewski

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Jim Jarmusch On Showing Godard’s Contempt Outdoors In Brooklyn

Jim Jarmusch On Showing Godard’s Contempt Outdoors In Brooklyn

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Edgar Wright, Once More, On Soundtracking Baby Driver

Edgar Wright, Once More, On Soundtracking Baby Driver

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Cinematographer Lyle Vincent On Shooting Bad Batch In Desert Wilds

Cinematographer Lyle Vincent On Shooting Bad Batch In Desert Wilds

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MSNBC Fires Fox News Hire Greta Susteren

MSNBC Fires Fox News Hire Greta Susteren

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Lana Wachowski Announces Finale Episode Of “Sense8″

Lana Wachowski Announces Finale Episode Of “Sense8″

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Trump Intends To Add GOP Lawyer To FCC Vacancy

Trump Intends To Add GOP Lawyer To FCC Vacancy

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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