Movie City News Archive for July, 2019

One Minute For Hal Prince

To commemorate Harold "Hal" Prince's life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of #Broadway theaters in New York for one minute tonight https://t.co/mBG4Vyzofh — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 31, 2019

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Bruce Lee Protege

Bruce Lee’s Protégé Recalls His Humility Amid ‘Once Upon a Time’ Criticism https://t.co/cRvf2mpZdS pic.twitter.com/Jrc32OZNRP — Variety_Film (@Variety_Film) July 31, 2019

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Lexi Alexander

While I’m not a fan of QT, nor am I happy about the fact that he portrayed Bruce Lee in a manner that hurt his daughter Shannon, I’m a huge fan of ⁦@mangiotto⁩’s writing and this one is a particularly personal piece: Film Freak Central https://t.co/5kCnX5HHQ0 — Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) July 31, 2019

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Robert Richardson

“In terms of director and cinematographer, he can tell me what he wants or show me examples and then I try to create what’s in his head. The highest level of praise I can get is when he sees a scene and says to me that’s exactly what I had in my brain.” Robert Richardson

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Hal

Farewell Hal Not just the prince of musicals, the crowned head who directed two of the greatest productions of my career, Evita and Phantom. This wonderful man taught me so much and his mastery of musical theatre was without equal. – ALW pic.twitter.com/CJomXUFUyp — Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) July 31, 2019

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Hal

RIP Hal Prince💔 What a sad day — Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) July 31, 2019

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Hal

Thank you, Hal. — Sondheim Lyrics (@sondheimlyrics) July 31, 2019

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Hal

Hal Prince was one of the fucking gods of musical theatre. If you haven’t seen the recorded version of his 1979 Sweeney Todd production, fix that immediately!!! — Ira thee Third (@ira) July 31, 2019

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Hal

Beyond heartbroken to find out that #HalPrince has passed away💔Working with Hal was one of the greatest honors of my artistic life-I'll never forget his kindness,generosity& brilliance as an artist & as a human.Sending love & condolences to Judy,Daisy,Charlie &all loved ones💖💫 — Donna Murphy (@DMurphyOfficial) July 31, 2019

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RIP our dear Hal Prince. You inspired. You will ALWAYS inspire. — Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) July 31, 2019

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Whether your consider yourself a Sondheim person, or an Andrew Lloyd Webber person, or a Kander and Ebb person, you're a Hal Prince person. He bestrode all of 20th-Century Broadway like a Colossus in a Dance Belt. — Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) July 31, 2019

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HAL

A common thread running through all of the beautiful eulogies of Hal is the fact that he wrote kind and supportive letters to so many young theatre artists. Including me, when I greatly needed the encouragement. Who does that anymore? I could go on – we all could go on. A giant. — Robert Falls…

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Amazon changes

Amazon S-Team member Jeff Blackburn, who heads up Entertainment, Prime Video, Business Development and Advertising, is taking a year-long sabbatical. Story coming to WSJ — Dana Mattioli (@DanaMattioli) July 31, 2019

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Hal

Whether your consider yourself a Sondheim person, or an Andrew Lloyd Webber person, or a Kander and Ebb person, you're a Hal Prince person. He bestrode all of 20th-Century Broadway like a Colossus in a Dance Belt. — Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) July 31, 2019

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“The film has problems, all of which could’ve been solved with Quentin Quentin-ing less. Give us a Sharon Tate with comparable depth to that of your fictional/composite male characters, so we’re not left thinking that, ultimately, Quentin Tarantino movies are made by, for, and about, Quentin Tarantino: a cultural fetishest (and foot—-er) who has black friends.”

“The film has problems, all of which could’ve been solved with Quentin Quentin-ing less. Give us a Sharon Tate with comparable depth to that of your fictional/composite male characters, so we’re not left thinking that, ultimately, Quentin Tarantino movies are made by, for, and about, Quentin Tarantino: a cultural fetishist (and foot—-er) who has black friends.”

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Revisiting A 2009 Conversation With Duncan Jones About Moon

“Films like Silent Running and Outland and Ridley Scott’s Alien, they were telling stories about people. The science fiction was really the environment these people were contrasted against. It’s how people were affected by, or how they were able to protect themselves from these future environments, or alien environments in science fiction settings. It was always…

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Twenty-Five Years of Chicago’s Black Harvest Film Festival

Twenty-Five Years of Chicago’s Black Harvest Film Festival

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I Paint Houses

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“Netflix’s licensing strategy is becoming more focused on smaller international territories such as the Netherlands, Argentina and Colombia.”

“Netflix’s licensing strategy is becoming more focused on smaller international territories such as the Netherlands, Argentina and Colombia.”

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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