MCN Curated Headlines Archive for October, 2011

“This is not a bill that targets ‘rogue foreign sites.’ Rather, it allows patent and copyright trolls, and any holder of any intellectual property right to target lawful U.S. websites and technology companies.”
NetCoalition, CEA, and CCIA Respond To Members Of Congress On “Stop Online Piracy Act”

NY Times

“What if the price of having a vital, well-financed string of newspapers included rare, but inevitable, sexual predation of minors?”
David Carr Takes A Swing With His Backpages.Com Lede

LA Times

“There’s this impression of Joe going around that he tricks girls into engaging in these sexual situations in his movies, and I feel like that’s just not giving the girls much credit.”
Indie-Focusing The Prolific Joe Swanberg, With 3 Films At AFI Fest

“Make a few demands/ I’m able to fulfill.”
Rhymin’ Steve Sondheim On His Memoiristic Reticence

“In the beginning, there were certain things I missed. In Hollywood, there’s the connection with the people who finance the films because you lunch or dine with them, whereas here, you never see them. Other than that, I miss friends. I miss Nate ‘n Al Delicatessen.”
Roman Polanski Waxes Nostalgic

“Most of the big films now are either end-of-the-world epics, comics or action sequels. Most of the work for real cameras is in second unit, and the rest is done with CGI. It’s not great work for filmmakers.”
Cinematographer John Seale Waxes Nostalgic

NY Times

“Even as a feminist, my whole life I’d been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. For decades, I’d thought that man would be my father. When I was 25, I met that man and he was my brother.”
A Eulogy For Steve Jobs, By His Sister, Novelist Mona Simpson

telegraph.co.uk

“Putting it very simply, Saul was a great film-maker.”
Scorsese On Saul Bass

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother,
what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here’s what she said to me:
LA Film Critics Ass’n 2011 Life Achievement Award To Doris Day

“You don’t have to put on the red light”
The Epic End As Library Of Congress Dims Its Darkrooms

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“It would be difficult to find something made by a human being that isn’t pregnant with a vision of the world. Likely impossible. It’s inherent to existence. It turns out that world visions can coincide with a certain hegemonic idea of what the world is —or not. It’s like when they say that “indie cinema” is intellectual, simply because it does not coincide with a narrative system the industry legitimates. But the industry is as intellectual as ‘indie’ movies. The difference is that one affirms reality, doesn’t call it into question. And not all ‘art movies’ are after that. You’ve got to call reality into doubt. Or better yet, I’d say you’ve got to be suspicious of reality. Because if you’re not, there’s no possible transformation. Every one of us who has done cinema —to speak just of moviemaking— has contributed our perspectives to a vision of the world. A community needs that —lots of perspectives. There will be times when some are valued more than others. But the really important thing is that a lot of different visions coexist. The big task is to facilitate that variety.”
~ Lucrecia Martel

“It’s a film festival’s job—and increasingly so—to create moments of recognition, of enjoyment, of shock, of learning. Not of consumerism. Not of implementing cultural policy. But moments without pretence, unclouded by vested interests, by intervention, by cynicism, by everyday business. Committed to nothing but the thing itself. Under obligation to nothing, to no one, not even to the filmmakers themselves. To basically seek access to a form that does not yet exist, a place no one has been to, a time that has not yet come. ’A form that thinks, and a thought that forms,’ as Jean-Luc Godard has it.”
~ Hans Hurch, late director of the Viennale