MCN Curated Headlines Archive for January, 2018

LA Times

“Zero tolerance does not mean the absence of due process, or that there is a one-size-fits-all punishment for every incident. The WGAW supports a fair and legal process that is consistently and transparently applied.”
Writers Guild Sets “Zero Tolerance” For Sexual Harassment

Salon

“The Resurrection. Big subject. Oh, my God.”
The New Passion Of The Mel

“The time is now to listen to these women’s stories and as I was putting it together I realized that that refrain of ‘listen to women’—people kept on saying it like it was a burden to bear. Like, ‘You have to listen to women, even though it’s a bummer,’ and I was like, ‘It’s not a bummer to listen to women!'”
College Roommates Nellie Killian And Jennie Slate Talk About Programming Women’s Voices on Film

“With all the issues that we have going on in the world and the country, to see [the government] focusing in one mill which has complained about unfair pricing seems ludicrous to me. It’s bizarre. I don’t understand it. I don’t agree with it. I think this is one of the things that makes people dissatisfied with government.”
Trump Dept. of Commerce Paper Tariffs Could Cost Jobs at U.S. Publishers

hollywoodreporter.com

“Our collaboration will push New York Times stories onto new screens and new platforms.” 
Anonymous Content

“Clarity is the abiding virtue.”
Ray Pride On Dave Kehr’s “Movies That Mattered”

NY Times

“A sensibility that seemed sweet, skeptical and self-scrutinizing may have been cruel, cynical and self-justifying all along.”
A. O. Scott On The Case Of Woody Allen
AndTimes Creates Allen-Farrow-Farrow Timeline

“As a general matter, Harvey Weinstein and his attorneys have refrained from publicly criticizing any of the women who have made allegations of sexual assault against Mr. Weinstein…”
From His Sanctuary, Harvey Weinstein Via Spokeslawyer

“I felt so dirty. I had been so violated and I was sad to the core of my being. I kept thinking about how he’d been sitting behind me in the theater the night before it happened. Which made it – not my responsibility, exactly, but – like I had had a hand in tempting him. Which made it even sicker and made me feel dirtier.”
Previewing Rose McGowan’s “Brave”

WV’s Charleston Gazette-Mail, Pulitzer Winner for Pioneering Portrait of Small-Town Opioid Crisis, Declares Bankruptcy
“Follow the pills and you’ll find the overdose deaths. The trail of painkillers leads to West Virginia’s southern coalfields, to places like Kermit, population 392. There, out-of-state drug companies shipped nearly 9 million highly addictive — and potentially lethal — hydrocodone pills over two years to a single pharmacy in the Mingo County town. Rural and poor, Mingo County has the fourth-highest prescription opioid death rate of any county in the United States.”
WithTheir Coverage

“I finished the script not knowing. I knew that I wanted to direct, but I thought, I think this script is good, maybe I could use it to get to direct a movie later. Surely, there’s no way I could get someone to back me directing it. So maybe I could get someone else to direct it and then it would be successful. At a certain point I approached Richard Ayoade, and he said, “I love the script. But, dude, the only person who could direct this is you.” And I was like, ‘Nobody’s going to give me any money to do it.’ And he said, ‘Look, they’ll just give you less money. It’s clear from the script. You’re already directing the movie.'”
Sundance Breakout Boots Riley

“It’s a similar scenario every time: eulogise the battle won and ignore the war lost. The intention is to project the US as the strong, dependable world policeman when in real life – especially given the present commander in chief – it’s more like Eastwood’s Dirty Harry: brutal, macho, not overly concerned with the rules, and overcompensating for something with its penchant for big guns.”
Grauniad Commissions Clint Hit Piece

MCN Curated Headlines

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Trenton Moore on: Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Nod Roma as Best Film, Cinematography and Foreign Film

Celia Ann Harrison on: Topix Forums Deep-Nixed

Celia Ann Harrison on: Topix Forums Deep-Nixed

Karen Christy on: Topix Forums Deep-Nixed

The Pope on: "ABC’s decision to cancel 'Roseanne' feels like a gutsy move. It looks like a stand against racism, a line drawn in the sand to delineate what is reasonable and what is not. It even looks like a data point in the 'How do we separate the art from the artist?' debate, and it offers a heartening answer: We don’t have to, because, in this case, ABC will not finance that artist. It’s somehow even more heartening because it comes from a massive corporate conglomerate that might lose money by making this decision. It feels remarkably just. It feels decent. I’m thrilled that Roseanne has been canceled. It was the right thing to do. But it doesn’t feel correct to hold up ABC as a new bastion of decency, either. 'Roseanne' felt like the Titanic, a ship that seemed too big to turn around — but in the aftermath of Barr’s tweet, it also seemed like a ship that was doomed. ABC’s decision to cancel Roseanne is a good thing, but it also seems like a decision to shut down something that was about to implode anyhow. With a little more context, it looks like a network taking a strong stance against racism… in a way that also rids them of a show that was about to fall apart anyhow."

Sergio on: "Even though the Marvel series are TV shows, Netflix has become entranced by this notion of the '13-hour movie' when developing a season. This format mashup does a disservice to both mediums. Television's strength lies in episodic structure, which allows writers to explore different tones, characters, story structure and conflict. Movies allow a filmmaker to hone in on one or two central themes, attack it from multiple angles and get out. Netflix’s model takes the most incompatible parts of each and slaps them together, creating a lumbering mutant medium. The '13-hour movie' model means we don’t get the brevity of a film or the variation of television; it means we get the singular focus of movies stretched out to television length. It’s exhausting and it does these heroes no favors."

tidalmediainc on: Black Panther: $387 Million Worldwide

Frances Aubrey on: David Klion On “Unlearning Woody Allen”

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The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
~ Steven Soderbergh

 

“I have made few films in a way. I never made action films. I never made science fiction films. I never made, really, very complicated settings, because I had modest ambitions. I knew they would never trust me to have the budget to do something different, so my mind is more focused on things I know. So they were always mental adventures I wanted to approach and share. Working for cinema with no – not only no money, but also no ambition for money. I was happy and proud [to receive the honorary Oscar] because of that, that [the Academy] could understand what kind of work I have done over 60 years. I stayed faithful to the ideal of sharing emotion, impressions, and mostly because I have so much empathy for other people that I approach people who are not really spoken about. I have 65 years of work in my bag, and when I put the bag down, what comes out? It’s really the desire of finding links and relationships with different kinds of people. I never made a film about the bourgeoisie, about rich people. about nobility. My choices have been to show people that are, in a way, more common and see that each of them has something special and interesting, rare and beautiful. It’s my natural way of looking at people. I didn’t fight my instincts. And maybe that has been appreciated in the famous circle of Hollywood.“

Agnes Varda