MCN Curated Headlines Archive for November, 2011

NY Times

“I believe in what I’m doing wholeheartedly, passionately, and what’s more, I simply go about my business. I suppose such a thing can be annoying to some people.”
Dennis Lim Obits Ken Russell

LA Times

“I believe in the things I make. The fact that God doesn’t want me to make them is beside the point.”
Hard-Luck Kid Terry Gilliam Turns 71

telegraph.co.uk

“There’s not a lot of films I’d watch that are made over the past 20 years, because I’m much more of a romantic.”
Spielberg Sez Not Many Good Movies Made Anymore

“What seems grossly unfair is there doesn’t seem to be any adult supervision looking out for the average investor like myself. You have unemotional, ruthlessly efficient and litigious investors attempting to extract whatever they can from whomever they can.”
Bankrupt TribCo’s Creditors Set To “Claw Back” Bucks From Even Smallest Past Investors

NY Times

“He is playing to the movie industry’s wobbly sense of self, exactly at a time when it is fretting about declining attendance, weak economics and constant pressure from other media.”
Together Again For The Very First Time! Weinstein As Seen By Cieply!
And – “I told my girls that I have a weakness for movies about the creative process.”
Harvey Blogs Freely At HuffPo

telegraph.co.uk

“I have a career that’s sort of stacked up behind me, and if I was once guilty of that sin of doing too much, which seems rather vulgar in British eyes, it can be forgiven if a few conspicuous failures and kickings pile up. So you go through the hubris and schadenfreude and out the other side. And there’s a whole bunch of people coming up behind you who are the next lot to annoy.”
Kenneth Branagh Likes To Think The Public No Longer Detests Him

“It’s one of the great performances in my 50 years of movie-going.”
Vanity Fair Film Cricket Paul Mazursky Chirps For Michelle Williams’ Marilyn

My Lovely Teacher… It’s Never Too Late… Larry Crowne – Smile of Fate”
2011 US Releases Get Refreshing Titles Elsewhere

Oscar? “It’s the greatest Good Housekeeping seal in the world. It’s the greatest brand. It’s as good as Louis Vuitton and Dior in the world of moviemaking. It’s the Super Bowl. It’s just greater than all the above.”
Rocchi Gets On The Blower With Harvey

“We kept all the KEMs and the Moviolas, and we kept all the white gloves, we kept the Scotch tape. We’ve still got a couple million feet of sound leader, sound film standing by for us.”
Spielberg On Digital Editing

NY Times

“A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled the name of Alfred Hitchcock.”
Rafferty Would Like To Point Out That A Dangerous Method’s Mad Character Would Have To Be A Woman, Wouldn’t She?

LA Times

“Everything in the Philip K. Dick world is complicated”
Even The Rights To Adapt His Work

MCN Curated Headlines

Frances Aubrey on: David Klion On “Unlearning Woody Allen”

Ray Pride on: 2017 FYC (For Your Consideration) Screenplays Now Up To 36 Titles

YancySkancy on: 2017 FYC (For Your Consideration) Screenplays Now Up To 36 Titles

Debbie on: 2017 FYC (For Your Consideration) Screenplays Now Up To 36 Titles

Warren on: "Whatever it is that people are reacting to in these superhero films, it’s not what they say they’re reacting to. They clearly don’t care about consistent characterization, original storytelling, or anything else they say they do, because if they did they’d be a lot more picky. What they really like is what we all like: confidence. Movies boil down to someone – or a group of someones – telling us a story. And telling a story well takes confidence. If a storyteller has a great story packed with interesting characters and exciting developments but they stumble over the order of things and mumble during the important bits, the experience is going to suck. Likewise, if the story is poor but they tell it well it’ll be a good time even if afterwards we realize it didn’t make any sense."

Amazing GBG on: "Whatever it is that people are reacting to in these superhero films, it’s not what they say they’re reacting to. They clearly don’t care about consistent characterization, original storytelling, or anything else they say they do, because if they did they’d be a lot more picky. What they really like is what we all like: confidence. Movies boil down to someone – or a group of someones – telling us a story. And telling a story well takes confidence. If a storyteller has a great story packed with interesting characters and exciting developments but they stumble over the order of things and mumble during the important bits, the experience is going to suck. Likewise, if the story is poor but they tell it well it’ll be a good time even if afterwards we realize it didn’t make any sense."

Ray Pride on: "Whatever it is that people are reacting to in these superhero films, it’s not what they say they’re reacting to. They clearly don’t care about consistent characterization, original storytelling, or anything else they say they do, because if they did they’d be a lot more picky. What they really like is what we all like: confidence. Movies boil down to someone – or a group of someones – telling us a story. And telling a story well takes confidence. If a storyteller has a great story packed with interesting characters and exciting developments but they stumble over the order of things and mumble during the important bits, the experience is going to suck. Likewise, if the story is poor but they tell it well it’ll be a good time even if afterwards we realize it didn’t make any sense."

Roy Batty on: "Whatever it is that people are reacting to in these superhero films, it’s not what they say they’re reacting to. They clearly don’t care about consistent characterization, original storytelling, or anything else they say they do, because if they did they’d be a lot more picky. What they really like is what we all like: confidence. Movies boil down to someone – or a group of someones – telling us a story. And telling a story well takes confidence. If a storyteller has a great story packed with interesting characters and exciting developments but they stumble over the order of things and mumble during the important bits, the experience is going to suck. Likewise, if the story is poor but they tell it well it’ll be a good time even if afterwards we realize it didn’t make any sense."

Ray Pride on: 19 For Your Consideration Screenplays Await

Tom Spath on: 19 For Your Consideration Screenplays Await

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“Film festivals, for those who don’t know, are not exactly the glitzy red carpet affairs you see on TV. Those do happen, but they’re a tiny part of the festival. The main part of any film festival are the thousands of people with festival passes hanging on lanyards beneath their anoraks, carrying brochures for movies you have never and will never hear of, desperately scrabbling to sell whatever movie it is to buyers from all over the world. Every hotel bar, every cafe, every restaurant is filled to the brim with these people, talking loudly about non-existent deals. The Brits are the worst because most of the British film industry, with a few honourable exceptions, are scam artists and chancers who move around from company to company failing to get anything good made and trying to cast Danny Dyer in anything that moves. I’m seeing guys here who I first met twenty years ago and who are still wearing the same clothes, doing the same job (albeit for a different company) and spinning the same line of bullshit about how THIS movie has Al Pacino or Meryl Streep or George Clooney attached and, whilst that last one didn’t work out, THIS ONE is going to be HUGE. As the day goes on, they start drinking and it all gets ugly and, well, that’s why I’m the guy walking through the Tiergarten with a camera taking pictures of frozen lakes and pretending this isn’t happening.

“Berlin is cool, though and I’ve been lucky to be doing meetings with some people who want to actually get things done. We’ll see what comes of it.”
~ Julian Simpson 

“The difference between poetry and prose, and why if you’re not acculturated to poetry, you might resist it: that page is frightening. Why is it not filled? The two categories of people who don’t feel that way are children and prisoners. So many prison poets; they see that gap and experience it differently. I’m for the gap!”
~ Poet Eileen Myles