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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

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“I was a brat back when I made Pootie Tang. I was dealing with people every day whose pressures I didn’t understand, and I wasn’t very nice about how I said no to them. I put myself in a position I didn’t have to be in. A lot of what makes this kind of stuff work is empathy. If you’re taking money from somebody, they have a right to look after it. It’s all just trying to be clear about the arrangement. That’s why when I set up ‘Louie,’ I just said, ‘This is what I’m comfortable doing, and if you don’t want to do it, I don’t blame you. But in exchange, I’ll take very little money.’ I was only getting $200,000 per show from them, which is insane, and it goes up just by tiny increments every year. The other part of the arrangement with FX is that if this stops working for them, they should just tell me and we’ll stop doing it. Contractually, FX has a right to demand that the scripts be filtered through them before I shoot them, just like any other show. But from the beginning, they haven’t read anything, and they like the show. If I start turning in shit, then they’re going to start asking to see scripts, and that’s perfectly fair.”
~ Louis C. K.

BOMB: Do you give a lot of direction?

ASSAYAS: I give zero indications. Nothing. To me, it’s all physical. It is all about getting the right actors. They understand the part. They’re not idiots. They’re going to sit down, and they’re going to work. They don’t need my explanations. The problem is that actors listen to directors. They respect them. So, when you say something, it becomes gospel. In a certain way, this limits their imagination. I’d rather say nothing. Then, when we shoot, I fix whatever I don’t like. I channel it as softly as I can in a direction where, maybe, there’s something to gain. But, usually, if you are working with the right people, their instinct will be correct. They will bring something of their own to the character, and to the situation. Ultimately, there will be some kind of human truth to what they are doing.
~ Olivier Assayas on directing

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