MCN Curated Headlines Archive for September, 2012

“I foresee a film culture of increasingly short, insolent, and fragmentary films for which we hardly know the name of the director.”
David Thomson Sez American Movies Are Not Dead, They Are Dying, And, Why, Just Look At That Mash-Up And That Supercut Over There!

guardian

“She was an angel I needed…”
Holy Motors‘ Leos Carax And  Kylie Minogue Onstage In London 9’36”

“I recommend to everyone that they have a mentor and be rejected by their mentor. It’s an invaluable growing-up experience.”
When Pauline Kael Told David Denby He Did Not Have A Future As A Film Critic

NY Times

Claim: “Film degrades; digital files of 0’s and 1’s do not.”
Restoring Lawrence Of Arabia Once More

MCN Curated Headlines

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

James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon on: "The Not-So-Glossy Future of Magazines"

Ray Pride on: Telluride Fest Looks Back At 44

Jose Angel Cruz on: Telluride Fest Looks Back At 44

I am Groot on: Enjoy Your Groot Soundboard

Sheila Nevins Stepping Down from HBO Docs After Almost Forty Years

Spurlock Partners Pull Super-Size Me 2 From Sundance

“James Murdoch turned 45 on Wednesday. His father Rupert spent James’ birthday working on the final details of the deal with Walt Disney Company that will write his son out of the family empire. The Murdoch succession was always going to be ugly. Disney CEO Bob Iger has provided a Hollywood ending for Rupert Murdoch’s global empire, with the deal to buy $69 billion of assets from 21st Century Fox. For Murdoch, that ending is somewhere between tragedy, an awkward romcom or a whodunnit.” Longtime Murdoch Expert Neil Chenoweth

Milano on Damon

“Haggis also states that as a prominent critic of Scientology, he is used to defending himself from false allegations.”

Brooks Barnes Rounds Up The Quotes In Bob Iger “Legacy” Piece

South Korean “Actress A” Will Appeal Court Decision In “The Kim Ki-duk Incident”

Anton Yelchin, Photographer

Howard Gottfried, 94, Producer Of Network

“As Artistic Director of the Royal Court I know that we are nothing without the voices and trust of our writers. This is the guiding principle on which the theatre was founded and on which it continues to be run. I have therefore been rocked to the core by accusations of censorship and the banning of a working class female voice. For that reason I have invited the current Out of Joint production of ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ back to the Royal Court for its run. As a result of this helpful public debate we are now confident that the context with which Andrea Dunbar’s play will be viewed will be an invitation for new conversations.”

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What about replacing Mr. Spacey with another actor? Mr. Plummer, perhaps.
“That would theoretically be fantastic,” Mr. Rothman said he responded. “But I have supervised 450 movies over the course of my career. And what you are saying is impossible. There is not enough time.”
~ Publicizing Sir Ridley’s Deadline Dash

“Would I like to see Wormwood in a theater on a big screen? You betcha. I’d be disingenuous to argue otherwise. But we’re all part of, like it or not, an industry, and what Netflix offers is an opportunity to do different kinds of films in different ways. Maybe part of what is being sacrificed is that they no longer go into theaters. If the choice is between not doing it at all and having it not go to theaters, it’s an easy choice to make.”
~ Errol Morris