MCN Curated Headlines Archive for November, 2010

guardian

“The entirely expected stew of cod-medieval adolescent derring-do, attention-grabbing special effects, and sledgehammer moral lessons with nakedly religious overtones.”
Guardian First-Reviews Narnia-Treader

“One is for me, one is for someone I know and the third one is just in case.”
Seventh-Grader In Skokie Esteems Signed Copies Of Ebert’s “Great Movies III”

“I believe it was deliberately taken out of context and deliberately overpublicized to further a control agenda at the company.”
Ousted TribCo Exec, Memo Man Lee Abrams, Still Sez Firing He And Randy Michaels A Mistake

“Sometimes the fire… sometimes the smoke.”
Oh Dear, Here’s “Good Day Today,” David Lynch’s Daft Dance Tune

NY Times

“You’re doing this again?” Mr. Boal asked us. “Really?”
Ryzik Starts Her Oscar Season By Wondering What Bigelow And Boal Are Doing A Year Later

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“There’s a mass belief that if you’re texting, you’re somehow not interrupting the conversation—you’re not being rude. It’s an illusion of multitasking. I started filmmaking when people didn’t expect to have a phone on set, when it would’ve been seen as unprofessional to pull out a phone. Phones have become a huge distraction, and people work much better without them. At first it causes difficulty, but it really allows them to concentrate on what they’re doing. Everybody understands. I’ve had a lot of crews thank me. With a set, we’re trying to create a bubble of alternate reality.”
~ Christopher Nolan

“I’ve always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for a mainstream blockbuster, but I feel it’s the right approach for this experiential film. Many of the filmmakers I’ve admired over the years have used sound in bold and adventurous ways. I don’t agree with the idea that you can only achieve clarity through dialogue. Clarity of story, clarity of emotions—I try to achieve that in a very layered way using all the different things at my disposal—picture and sound.”
~ Christopher Nolan