Movie City News Archive for February, 2019

“Recollecting a brief youthful encounter with Joseph H. Lewis, as Blu-rays of My Name is Julia Ross and So Dark The Night are released”

“Recollecting a brief youthful encounter with Joseph H. Lewis, as Blu-rays of My Name is Julia Ross and So Dark The Night are released”

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Hello, Oscar! Glenn Close Set For Rob Ashford “Sunset Blvd.” Musical

Hello, Oscar! Glenn Close Set For Rob Ashford “Sunset Blvd.” Musical

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Nathaniel Taylor

R.I.P. Nathaniel Taylor – Rollo from “Sanford and Son”. pic.twitter.com/j7VRypW7oN — Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) February 28, 2019

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A Century of Musso & Frank

“I love the restaurant, the booths on the old side. It’s the real-deal Hollywood. The first time I went might’ve been in the ’70s. It’s true that I ate with Mark Frost in maybe 2012. That lunch at Musso’s started the 18 hours of ‘Twin Peaks: The Return.’” A Century of Musso & Frank

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Gibney on Piepler

Richard Plepler to leave HBO. Dismaying. Richard is a great exec, powerful impresario and creative force. Great instinct for stories. Did “Going Clear” “Mea Maxima Culpa” and “The Inventor” with RP. https://t.co/Efk6DNiSlo — Alex Gibney (@alexgibneyfilm) February 28, 2019

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HBO CEO Piepler Piped Out

“We’ve created a great and unique enterprise and I know that you will protect its legacy and do all to enhance its future in the years to come.” HBO CEO Piepler Piped Out

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Andre Previn

André Previn, the jazz pianist who scored dozens of films and wrote musicals, chamber pieces, and two operas, has died. He was 89.@nytimes — https://t.co/JVRXJOyA53 pic.twitter.com/ua28T7gssl — The Daily (@CriterionDaily) February 28, 2019

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Bones

This is just an absolutely huge legal ruling for the TV industry. An arbitrator says Fox and it’s top executives hid millions from BONES creators and committed fraud. https://t.co/50Tx0tEFAE — Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) February 27, 2019 Dem “Bones”

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Bohemian Rhapsody VFX Freelancers Reportedly Owed Tens Of Thousands After Bankruptcy

Bohemian Rhapsody VFX Freelancers Reportedly Owed Tens Of Thousands After Bankruptcy

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The Epic Dave Bautista-At-Home-In-Tampa Profile You Didn’t Know You Needed

“He loves America. Bautista’s fortress-like house — gray, split-block, with actual flaming torches on the outer walls — is in the blue-collar neighborhood of Port Tampa, close enough to MacDill Air Force Base to hear the trumpets playing reveille each morning and The Star-Spangled Banner at night. One of his latest tattoos is an American flag blowing…

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Netflix Aligns Next Oscar Push

“Oscars matter to talent. Netflix is showing talent that you aren’t lost if you debut on Netflix. You win an Oscar. They’ll use that street cred to attract more talent, so success begets success.” Netflix Aligns Next Oscar Push

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Mark Harris Green Book

those of us who are fascinated by and( intentionally or not) overinvest in the Oscars do so because we want the awards to be the most positive possible reflection of where we are now. And this year's awards, in their totality, do reflect our divided moment. I can't regret that,> — Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) February…

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“Rotten Tomatoes is fighting back against online trolls, announcing that it will prevent users from commenting on a film before its release date, after a recent barrage of negative online comments targeting the forthcoming Captain Marvel.”

“Rotten Tomatoes is fighting back against online trolls, announcing that it will prevent users from commenting on a film before its release date, after a recent barrage of negative online comments targeting the forthcoming Captain Marvel.”

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Oscar Winner And Inventor of Gaffer Tape Ross Howell Was 92

Oscar Winner And Inventor of Gaffer Tape Ross Howell Was 92

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“National Geographic should assume a leadership position in documentary films. It is as much of a big brand play for us as it is a business opportunity. These big doc films enable you to work with incredible talent, and support filmmaking at the highest level and support theaters. But in the end, our core business is a television business. Ideally, I’d love to make two to four of these doc films a year. We’ve got some great stuff in development.”

“National Geographic should assume a leadership position in documentary films. It is as much of a big brand play for us as it is a business opportunity. These big doc films enable you to work with incredible talent, and support filmmaking at the highest level and support theaters. But in the end, our core business…

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Errol Tatiana

Thank you, Tatiana. https://t.co/DyfgH2llg3 — errolmorris (@errolmorris) February 27, 2019

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No Ryan on in Skydance

Thank fucking gods Emma Thompson called Skydance on what it *really* asked female employees: "Hey, you can tank your career by being excluded from this project–your choice! He's probably not harassing anymore?? Maybe/shrug? Anyway good talk!" Smdh that's not a fucking choice. — Mo Ryan (@moryan) February 26, 2019

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Mark Cousins on Stanley Donen

“Is that the central theme in your work – the fun of Eden, the joy before the fall? Can we talk through your films to see if that’s true?” Mark Cousins on Stanley Donen  

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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