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MCN Curated Headlines Archive for December, 2011

LA Times

“We had this normal conversation. He was feeling me out. And I didn’t have any preconceived notions of him because I didn’t really know what a director really was.”
Gina Carano Kicks It

hollywoodreporter.com

“It’s not portraying the poor people and the desert camels.”
The Making Of A Separation

Museum Of The Modern Image’s Must-Soak Moments Of 2011
Part One Draws 25 Writers, Programmers, Observers
And –  Part Two Offers A Further 24 Diverse Thinkums

telegraph.co.uk

“Imagine if he was sitting right here! Ooh, I want to tweet! I want to tweet!”
Benedict Cumberbatch Encounters An Adoring Public

NY Times

“The only thing I didn’t build was my pencil.”
Dante Ferretti On Hugo

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“The evening’s curious vanity and irrelevance stay with me, if only because those qualities characterize so many of Hollywood’s best intentions. Social problems present themselves to many of these people in terms of a scenario, in which, once certain key scenes are licked (the confrontation on the courthouse steps, the revelation that the opposition leader has an anti-Semitic past, the presentation of the bill of participants to the President, a Henry Fonda cameo), the plot will proceed inexorably to an upbeat fade. Marlon Brando does not, in a well-plotted motion picture, picket San Quentin in vain: what we are talking about here is faith in a dramatic convention. Things “happen” in motion pictures. There is always a resolution, always a strong cause-effect dramatic line, and to perceive the world in those terms is to assume an ending for every social scenario… If the poor people march on Washington and camp out, there to receive bundles of clothes gathered on the Fox lot by Barbra Streisand, then some good must come of it (the script here has a great many dramatic staples, not the least of them in a sentimental notion of Washington as an open forum, cf. Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington), and doubts have no place in the story.”
~ Joan Didion On Hw’d In 1970

CAMPION: We were driving around the countryside the other day, and we happened to chance upon a lone bull and cow going through some sex rituals. I was so surprised to see how lengthy the whole process was for this bull. He started licking the cow’s shin and worked his way quite laboriously up toward her ass. And every now and again, you thought, “Maybe she’s ready now—he’ll try a quick move.”
TAYLOR-JOHNSON: She wasn’t ready.
CAMPION: She made it clear that that wasn’t the case. We couldn’t even wait; it was like 15 minutes, but it was really adorable. Even when we came back, they were still at it. The foreplay was phenomenal.
TAYLOR-JOHNSON: You don’t think of animal love in that way.
~ Jane Campion And Sam Taylor-Johnson in Interview

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