MCN Curated Headlines Archive for January, 2017

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“I really do think that right now, certainly advertisers and anyone who is involved in any part of the media really does have to question the results of the kind of decades, decades-long sleazy reality TV, radio talk show that goes so over the top, etcetera. I think it is worth thinking about that stuff right now.”
Fox Broadcasting Pioneer, Tinder Mogul Billionaire Barry Diller Takes Some Time Out To Trash Modern Media 

NY Times

“I’m a dirty hippie. I love patchouli; I just love it straight. Give me Venice Beach, 1982. I love cedar wood, too. I love woody accords — sandalwood, Nag Champa.”
Drew Barrymore Remains Dishy About Beauty

“You bowl, then turn with great joy to your husband, and say: ‘Strike!’”
Filmmaker Anna Broinowski On Being An Extra In A North Korean Propaganda Film

hollywoodreporter.com

“Like Thalberg, they knew there was a bottom line; but like him, they were sometimes willing to defy it for the love of the movies.”
Stephen Galloway Deifies Irving Thalberg, Craving A Latter-Day Successor

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“There are just too many dead blondes to fit into one season!”
Karina Longworth On What’s Next For “You Must Remember This”

“The model here is Senator Martin in The Silence of the Lambs, pleading for the life of her kidnapped child.”
Slate Tells Oscar Winners What To Do: Have An Ex-Refugee Tucked Under Your Arm, Despite Academy Rules

“I’m a filmmaker and an artist and I take this to heart. I come from a war-torn country that no longer exists. I’ve been an immigrant in multiple countries since my birth country dissolved in 1992. After 17 years in the U.S., I’m now an American. The ink is still wet on my Naturalization Certificate. I’m excited about the future and I’m excited about whatever small contribution I can make to its betterment.”
Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic On An Era Of Opportunity

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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