Movie City News Archive for April, 2019

Grauniad

There is a future for independent, progressive, enlightened, committed, quality journalism. Thanks to @guardian for showing the way forward, after years of constant efforts and initiatives. To understand how it was done, read @arusbridger Breaking News. https://t.co/fUvPvRwGlL https://t.co/Pa4boKcFZw — jean-paul marthoz (@jpmarthoz) May 1, 2019

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Koehler on Scorsese

Yes! Can we please retire this loathsome corporate-speak word “content”? Can we all agree to avoid the word, when it comes to art? “Content” is about cereal, soup, crackers, powdered soap. It’s not about books, movies, music, poetry, dance, art. https://t.co/HbXcoeinK6 — Robert Koehler (@bhkoe) May 1, 2019

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Ruimy poll

Critics' Poll: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road' Named Best Movie of the 2010s. https://t.co/gwWS4oGX6p pic.twitter.com/Y2SmkFeq0h — Jordan Ruimy (@mrRuimy) April 30, 2019

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Keanu

https://twitter.com/dazed/status/1123285890812354560?s=21

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Keanu

The Legend of Keanu Reeves https://t.co/fh6rMLJb4G pic.twitter.com/76DuCTu5Zc — GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) April 21, 2019

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Stephanie Allien

‘Boys N the Hood’ Producer Stephanie Allain on John Singleton: ‘He Changed History’ https://t.co/9gMuqFA4n7 via @variety — Stephanie Allain (@StephanieAllain) April 30, 2019

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Green Book

'Green Book' Producer Says Film Was Aimed at Older White Audiences https://t.co/1hPoddlYf1 — Cinema In Noir (@CinemaInNoir) April 30, 2019

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Clayburgh

A remarkable actress. https://t.co/RgO5BUAEmC — Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) April 30, 2019

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Patty Jenkins

Simply shocked by the loss of the great John Singleton. I'll never forget seeing his films for the first time. Changed the world for everyone. Will be missed and remembered. — Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) April 30, 2019

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Rechristened Film at Lincoln Center Celebrates 50 Years

Rechristened Film at Lincoln Center Celebrates Fifty Years

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motherfuckers

I’ve always admired that John Singleton kept the rejection letters for BOYZ N THE HOOD framed in his office "just to remind me these motherfuckers don't know shit.” RIP. — Sean Burns (@SeanMBurns) April 29, 2019

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Satter / DuVernay Singleton

Beautifully said! John Singleton was a giant anong us, his films broke ground and will be long remembered. It’s a very sad day. https://t.co/PkzBrgUBEt — Michelle Satter (@SundanceSatter) April 30, 2019

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singleton best moment

This is just beautiful. Captures what made John Singleton a joy to be with… https://t.co/Ou6sMozPMb — Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) April 30, 2019

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So, very sadly, I am re-upping my earlier memory of talking with John Singleton for his brilliant Boyz N The Hood. He told me his local library was his refuge, opening his eyes to the world outside his 'hood…. https://t.co/3rcYyR2kUJ — Joanna Langfield (@Joannalangfield) April 30, 2019

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Memphis Singleton

John Singleton was a significant presence during what now seems like a heyday of Memphis filmmaking. Craig Brewer, Al Kapone, others remember: https://t.co/6KIf6lY73Q pic.twitter.com/5iUUTk5bI3 — John Beifuss (@JohnBeifuss) April 29, 2019

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Sam

Mourning the loss of a collaborator & True Friend John Singleton. He blazed the trail for many young film makers, always remaining true to who he was & where he came from!!! RIP Brother. Gone Way Too Soon! — Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 29, 2019

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Rodriguez

27 years ago, I was newly landed in Hollywood and got to visit my already legendary filmmaking hero John Singleton on the set of Poetic Justice. He took the time off from set to talk, offer words of encouragement, and told me to work from the heart. Rest in peace, John. pic.twitter.com/mZe0guejvv — Robert Rodriguez…

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Peele on Singleton

RIP John Singleton. So sad to hear. John was a brave artist and a true inspiration. His vision changed everything. — Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) April 29, 2019

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Young John Singleton

At 24 years old, John Singleton became the first black person, and youngest person ever, to be nominated for Best Director. #RIPJohnSingleton pic.twitter.com/jIklyT5ycQ — Dusty (@huskydusty) April 29, 2019

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Siskel Singleton

"It's…risky to proclaim a new force in film based upon just one film, but BOYZ N THE HOOD is good enough to suggest that John Singleton is going to be a major player for a long time."- @chicagotribune critic Gene Siskel in his 1991 ★★★★ review of the film. #RIPJohnSingleton pic.twitter.com/YjTHymBN6H — Gene Siskel Film…

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Movie City News

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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