MCN Curated Headlines Archive for May, 2015

NY Times

“Way, way back when I made Do the Right Thing, there were people who said this film would cause riots all across America, that black people were going to run amok. They wrote a whole bunch of things. But those people ended up being on the wrong side of history. And the same is going to happen in Chicago.”
Julie Bosman Offers Background As Spike Lee Starts His Chicago Gun Violence Movie

“Our mission’s to do great journalism and tell people about the world,”
Buzzfeed Publishes “The Hardest Game Of ‘—-, Marry, Kill’ For Anybody Who Is Attracted To Hot Ladies”

“She would just go stand for nine hours at a time at an Apple store. She would just write and write and write. It was no bullshit, so conversational and unpretentious. ‘Look, I want to adapt these into a movie,’ and she said, ‘That sounds awesome,’ and I was like, ‘I want you to play the lead,’ and she was like, ‘Okay, sure.’ She lives so presently. Two hours before she met me, that didn’t exist, and then two hours later, I didn’t exist. She exists in hours.”
How The Safdies Discovered Their Heaven Knows What Star When She Was A Homeless Junkie

NY Times

“She is now barred from practicing journalism about the entertainment industry online for about a decade. Ms. Finke declined to discuss the settlement for fear of violating it. She declined to be photographed for this article, supplying the portrait instead.”
Ravi Somaiya Seances For 1,100 Words With Nikki Finke Over Her New Fictional Enterprise

“I honestly don’t know why people aren’t more into Cameron Crowe, or at least wanting him to succeed. Maybe it’s some sort of grown-up version of instinctively disliking things that your parents either like or are likely to like.”
Alex Ross Perry On Cameron Crowe And Aloha

“I want to enter someone else’s life and learn something. A lot of gay men have boyfriends that look like them. Mine are never age-appropriate. Most of my men friends that are successful in the arts do not have age-appropriate boyfriends.When you’re 68, 40s are young. Things work or they don’t.”
Thelma Adams And John Waters Have A Small Sit-down

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“Last night’s Oscar bizarreness was not just bizarre but bizarre in a way that is typical of this entirely bizarre time. The rhythm of the yes-they-won-oh-my-God-no-they-didn’t event, with La La Land replaced by Moonlight as Best Picture, was weirdly like that of… Election Night. First, a more or less expected, if “safe,” result was on its way—though Hillary Clinton never got all the way to the stage, so to speak, the result did seem safely in hand at 7pm., according to the polling—and the expected and safe people were ready to deliver their touching but obviously polished pieces. Then the sudden confusion and visible near-panic of people running around in the backgroun, with the same slightly horrified spirit that one felt on Election Night as shocking results began emerging from exurban counties in Florida. Then, yes—can this be happening?—the revised and unexpected result.

“In this case, obviously, the result was positive to all but the poor La La Land producers, with their earnest and spouse-approved speeches already delivered. Moonlight was no Donald Trump of cinema, and obviously a popular favorite. But the rhythm of the night was disconcertingly the same, and the sheer improbability of the happenstance scarily alike. Nothing like this has remotely happened before. This wasn’t just a minor kerfuffle. This was a major malfunction. Trump cannot be President. People don’t say “Grab ’em by the pussy” and get elected President. Can’t happen. In the same way, while there have been Oscar controversies before—tie votes and rejected trophies—never before has there been an occasion when the entirely wrong movie was given the award, the speeches delivered, and then another movie put in its place. That doesn’t happen. Ever.

“And so both of these bizarre events put one in mind of a simple but arresting thesis: that we are living in the Matrix, and something has gone wrong with the controllers. This idea was, I’m told, put forward first and most forcibly by the NYU philosopher David Chalmers: what is happening lately, he says, is proof that we are living in a computer simulation and that something has recently gone haywire within it. The people or machines or aliens who are supposed to be running our lives are having some kind of breakdown. There’s a glitch, and we are in it. There may be not merely a glitch in the Matrix. There may be a Loki, a prankster, suddenly running it.”
~ Adam Gopnik

“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” President Trump said. “It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”
~ Trump Offers Breitbart Exclusive On His Thinking About Oscar