MCN Curated Headlines Archive for June, 2013

“Had there been knowledge of human rights issues any kind, Jennifer would not have attended.”
Lopez Apologizes For Singing “Happy Birthday” To Turkmen Tyrant Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

“Conservatives would be crucified for saying something like this. A liberal is given an easy exit. I’m not for punishing people for speech; but I am against excusing the threat of homophobic rape against a specific individual because the bigot says he pro-gay.”
Andrew Sullivan Dissects Why He Finds Alec Baldwin “Worthless”

The Academy’s Eye-Popping List Of 276 New Invitees Includes:
Dawson, Gordon-Levitt, Grodin, Jovovich, Patton, Peña, Riva, Trejo, Delhomme, Fraser, Gautier, Agnès Godard, Kelemen, Mark Lee Ping Bing, de Rakoff, Arcel, DuVernay, Feig, Hardwicke, Kwapis, Larraín, McQueen, Panahi,  Phillips, Zeitlin, Chang, Robert Frank, Greenfield, Longinotto, Guzmán, Honigmann, Jayanti, Lanzmann, Noujaim, Ophüls, Varda, Padilha, d’Arbeloff, Leiner, Meron, Hisaishi, Martinez, Delpy, Nichols, Rian Johnson, Terrio, Polley And Prince

“If this teeming, discursive book of a mere 300 pages were filleted to its slender core of aphoristic brilliance, it would be a chapbook of cinematic wisdom to rival Robert Bresson’s ‘Notes on the Cinematographer’.”
Brody Lavishes Himself On Jaglom’s Book-Length Taping Of Welles At Lunch

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“There’s a mass belief that if you’re texting, you’re somehow not interrupting the conversation—you’re not being rude. It’s an illusion of multitasking. I started filmmaking when people didn’t expect to have a phone on set, when it would’ve been seen as unprofessional to pull out a phone. Phones have become a huge distraction, and people work much better without them. At first it causes difficulty, but it really allows them to concentrate on what they’re doing. Everybody understands. I’ve had a lot of crews thank me. With a set, we’re trying to create a bubble of alternate reality.”
~ Christopher Nolan

“I’ve always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for a mainstream blockbuster, but I feel it’s the right approach for this experiential film. Many of the filmmakers I’ve admired over the years have used sound in bold and adventurous ways. I don’t agree with the idea that you can only achieve clarity through dialogue. Clarity of story, clarity of emotions—I try to achieve that in a very layered way using all the different things at my disposal—picture and sound.”
~ Christopher Nolan