MCN Curated Headlines Archive for April, 2012

“I knew it would be on the front page of the New York Times—that is, if he was willing to go public. I think people in this business know, it’s like pornography: you can’t define [a front page story], but you know it when you hear it. I would have some fun with it because it’s a fun story.”
How The NYT Came Upon Its 92-Year-Old Movie-Pirate-To-The-Troops And How The Writer Congratulates Himself

NY Times

“Hell, I need the money. Authors need everyone—Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Byliner—to make a go of it and to continue to do what we do.”
Carr On Amazon’s Peremptory Cutting Price Of Buzz Bissinger’s New E-Book To Zero

NY Times

“I got killed on the last one, but it made $146 million worldwide.”
Garry Marshall Regrets Nothing At 77, Not Even Fonzie Jumping That Shark

“Google Fiber will definitely be a disruptive force. The studios know that if we stick our heads in the sand, we will fail, pure and simple.”
Google Fiber’s High Speeds, Akin To Those In South Korea, Prompt Fears

“How much input does Sweetie have? Does she give you notes?”
The Power Behind Barry Sonnenfeld’s Throne

NY Times

“They have to enjoy the experience of being part of the business, of going to the festivals and being part of a very fun industry.”
Times Columnizes Strategies For Indie Film Investment

MCN Curated Headlines

Promoting Human Flow, Director-Dissident Ai Weiwei Calls Trump Win “The Moment I Think History Stopped”

Good Dr. Bordwell On Heist Movies

Richard Wilbur, 96, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner

PGA Expels Disgraced Harvey Weinstein

“Harvey Weinstein Has Been Expelled by the Oscar Board—Which Hollywood Sex Offender Is Next?”

“Barry Lyndon. I can’t believe there was a time when I didn’t know that name. Barry Lyndon means an artwork both grand and glum. Sadness inconsolable. What makes Barry Lyndon my own story? Have I lived to subsume it or have I subsumed it to live?”

“Tonight, I read a newspaper article about Mr. Harvey and [memories about the incident] resurfaced within me as if it was just yesterday,” she wrote in the post in Vietnamese. “I believe that I can’t be silent anymore. It’s time that I liberate myself. It’s time that I can explain about the Shanghai failure and why I shelved my ‘American dream’ as well as the contract with Weinstein’s film company.”

Barrack’s Colony Capital “has entered into a preliminary agreement to provide an immediate capital infusion”into The Weinstein Company: “We will help return the Company to its rightful iconic position in the independent film and television industry.”

“Let me tell you something that people don’t know. For the last five years, I’ve probably talked to my brother ten times on any personal level. That’s the fracture that’s gone on. I actually was quite aware that Harvey was philandering with every woman he could meet. I was sick and disgusted by his actions. No F-in’ way was I aware that that was the type of predator that he was. Harvey was a bully, Harvey was arrogant, he treated people like shit all the time. That I knew. I had to divorce myself to survive. Nobody is perfect. I’m not perfect. If I made mistakes, I apologize to everyone for not standing up stronger and sooner. And I’ll apologize for my own lack of strength at times.”

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.“People that are liars — lying to his wife, to his children, to everyone — well, they have to turn around and say, ‘Who stabbed me?’ It’s unbelievable that even to this moment he is more concerned with who sold him out. I don’t hear concern or contrition for the victims. And I want them to hear that.”
~ Bob Weinstein

“I really hated the experience. My first American experience was almost my last because it was with the Weinsteins and Miramax. I have got to tell you, two horrible things happened in the late nineties, my father was kidnapped and I worked with the Weinsteins. I know which one was worse—the kidnappers made more sense, I knew what they wanted.”
~ Guillermo del Toro