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Vidiots

Finally, some great news!! https://t.co/0lh2nVU600 — Amy Nicholson (@TheAmyNicholson) July 12, 2019

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Ex-HBO Boss Plepler Starts Consultancy; NDA Prevents Working For HBO Competitors

Ex-HBO Boss Plepler Starts Consultancy; NDA Prevents Working For HBO Competitors

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What Does It Mean To Be The Warner Topper Today?

“Sarnoff’s talent for constituent management should serve her well in ego-driven Hollywood. But the executive structure set up by Stankey could present its own hurdles. What Does It Mean To Be The Warner Topper Today?

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Drama$$

We’re really down to Quentin, Nolan and Spielberg (and essentially DiCaprio) that can clear $50m for a drama anytime they want. https://t.co/aEv8262naA — Brian Duffield (@BrianDuffield) July 11, 2019

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Spurlock

.@MorganSpurlock's SUPER SIZE ME 2 is getting a release. Samuel Goldwyn Films will be opening it Sept 13. From what I've been told (and as u can see from trailer @people got the exclusive on) the movie hasn't changed since Morgan premiered it at TIFF '17 https://t.co/LemGevrCfK — Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) July 11, 2019

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The DVD Wrapup: Facets, Eliana, Moullet, Pet Sematary, The Loveless, Transit, Kanarie, Escape Plan 3, Island Earth, Tough Ones, Pretenders, Broad City … More

In 1978, the odds of Facets succeeding against the Goliaths were roughly the same as the Cubs making the World Series. Both persevered, however.

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Greydon

Why I Don't Believe Graydon Carter About That Scrubbed Jeffrey Epstein Story | Hollywood Reporter https://t.co/R4kzf4TAxe — Kim Masters (@kimmasters) July 10, 2019

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Simulacrum

It’s actually appropriate because Disneyland was Baudrillard’s OG simulacrum — Katie Walsh (@katiewalshstx) July 11, 2019

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Copyright Cartel

The Copyright Cartel will never stop trying to control everything that moves online. And its wholly owned members of Congress will never stop doing the cartel's bidding. https://t.co/5y7RTn1vQy — Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) July 11, 2019

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Greydone

Graydon deleted thoroughly reported facts from some of my stories when subjects called him to complain. Believe @VickyPJWard. https://t.co/PAXpOmoH6d — Kim Masters (@kimmasters) July 9, 2019

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Bouton

Oh, wow, Jim Bouton died, let's all crack Ball Four and watch The Long Goodbye in his honor — Jim Gabriel (@flipyourface) July 11, 2019

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Freddie Jones

The death has been announced of character actor Freddie Jones, aged 91. His BBC credits included Treasure Island, Cold Comfort Farm, Fall of Eagles, Jackanory, The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris and Neverwhere – among many others: https://t.co/AmLdwHOOsC pic.twitter.com/YqGn6xUycf — BBC Genome (@bbcgenome) July 10, 2019

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Celine

Shortly after the 1974 release of CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING, three critics sat down with the enigmatic Jacques Rivette. Read their conversation, now published online: https://t.co/23KW3wHV3a pic.twitter.com/yadjj08reW — Film Comment Magazine (@FilmComment) July 10, 2019

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Vietnam Now

Being a Vietnamese person in film criticism comes with perpetually getting asked about APOCALYPSE NOW yet I’ve never been asked to *write* about it. Until now. Some thoughts on the film for @FilmComment https://t.co/iwH6VKEzOG — Phuong Le (@smallnartless) July 10, 2019

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Rip by Falls

Boy, do I have stories. An extraordinary actor – sheer genius. He also defined the phrase “One of a Kind” – passionate, paranoid, maddening, sweet, generous, terrifying – I could go on. So thrilled I had the honor of working with this forever memorable legend of stage and screen https://t.co/2haAbaW4Ig — Robert Falls (@RobertFalls) July…

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Streaming value

Streaming was and still is an embarrassment of riches for what we pay for it, comparing it to cable because it's starting to cost the same is like complaining because the lobster now costs as much as a McFish sandwich. — Mary Gillis (@living_marble) July 10, 2019

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Disney

“With an increasing market share and a tightening stranglehold on the calendar, Disney is forcing rival studios to get more creative and settle for unconventional rollouts: “You’d be crazy to put a big picture against them.’”

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Torn

R. I. P. Torn pic.twitter.com/QON0lMX3Qv — Ray Pride (@RayPride) July 10, 2019

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Actor Rip Torn Talks About Infamous Hammer Scene in Norman Mailer’s “Maidstone”

“Rip Torn Talks About Infamous Hammer Scene in Norman Mailer’s Maidstone“ Here’s the time Rip Torn (RIP) attacked Norman Mailer with a hammer https://t.co/D6rDYoW3Sj — J.R. Nelson (@JR1Nelson) July 10, 2019

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“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould