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Trump Attacks Parasite In Racist Rant At Colorado Reelection Rally; NEON Reflects

Twitter | February 20, 2020

Vox

"I have been thinking about love stories where it feels like the two lovers actually see each other, and they almost always end tragically, like we can’t believe that could be a sustainable dynamic in some way. For instance, TitanicTitanic is the hugest success, and it’s because it’s totally queer. Leonardo DiCaprio was totally androgynous at the time. DiCaprio and Kate Winslet were both not known — not stars — so there was no power dynamic between them. Like, if you look at the sex scene in Titanic, she’s on top. He’s the one who’s being totally fragile and insecure. I think it was a huge success because it’s a love story with equality and with emancipation. I think the movies are in dialogue. I thought a lot about Titanic because it’s also the present of a love story and the memory of a love story. A successful love story should not be about eternal possession. No, it should be about emancipation. And it is an emancipation story, because maybe Rose lost this love, but we see her being free and riding horses and wearing pants. It’s all about emancipation. The success of a love story is not about how long it lasts. It’s not about ending your life together. Him dying is tragic, but it’s not the end of the story. In equality, there is emancipation."

Vox | February 20, 2020

"My friend Alan Stern called my psychiatrist. At one in the morning he comes to my house, and we have this long conversation. My gun, a blue steel six-cylinder revolver, is on the table. He’s just about to call Cedars to have me committed. I’m trying to talk my way out of this. Finally, he sort of agrees with me that I’m not a threat to my own life at the moment. But he says, “I have to take the gun.” Well, time goes by—I get married, have children. It’s 30 years later and I’m in Los Angeles. I’m curious, so I go to his office. He’s now in his mid-80s. I say to him, “I don’t know if you remember, but you came to my house in the middle of the night. I had a gun and you took it from me.” He opens a drawer and puts the gun on the table. He says, “I’ve kept this gun ever since, because it reminds me of what I really do for a living.” I say, “I don’t suppose you would give it back?” He says, “Oh no, I wouldn’t.”
An Oral History Of American Gigolo, Which Is 40

February 20, 2020

Twitter

"For the 1st time all top North American Film Fests are directed by women and people of color. 👏🏽 I👏🏽Love👏🏽To👏🏽See👏🏽It👏🏽‼️"

Twitter | February 20, 2020

"The Seoul City government will financially support 1,500 households living in semi-basement apartments like the one depicted in Parasite, to improve their living conditions. Together with the Korea Energy Foundation, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will offer up to [$2,660] per household to enhance heating systems, replace floors, and install air conditioners, dehumidifiers, ventilators, windows and fire alarms. Some 78% of those living in such apartments are from the bottom 30% income bracket. There were about 383,000 semi-basement apartments in South Korea as of 2015, with 59.5% in the capital."

February 20, 2020

 "I'm not only the Hair Club president, but I'm also a client."

February 20, 2020

“I don’t think it’s ominous, I think it’s urgency and it’s just that we see a great opportunity and we have to move quickly. I don’t think it’s any secret that any publication that is driving a large percentage of its revenues from print needs to find new products for new audiences delivered on new platforms. If anything, I think after years of neglect and no investment, we just have so much catching up to do. So I don’t think of it as ominous, but I do think it’s important that we get out front after having been behind for so long.”
Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine

February 20, 2020

Variety

"Two of the world’s newest and largest film studios — Qingdao and Hengdian — lie idle, shuttered since late January as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus in China. Hundreds of smaller facilities have similarly gone dark, as they follow government instructions that come with no return to work date."

Variety | February 20, 2020

Eugene Hernandez Named Director Of New York Film Festival; Dennis Lim Is Director of Programming

February 19, 2020

Parasite is Also Very Much About The Very English Language Itself

February 19, 2020

Brazilian Director José Mojica Marins Was 83

February 19, 2020

Coppola-Supervised 35mm Print of The Conversation Opening Nationwide this Spring

February 19, 2020

RIP Ctrl-C Ctrl-V, 75

February 19, 2020

The New York Times

J. Hoberman on the Films And Life Of J. Seberg

The New York Times | February 19, 2020

The Guardian

“Well, I have a different relationship with different films. When I see Point Blank again I think: ‘How on earth did I get away with that?’ And Deliverance is very compelling. The craftsmanship is good. And as for Zardoz, I don’t know what the hell it is. But I think they’re all bold films, for better or worse.”

The Guardian | February 18, 2020

Deadline

Safdie-Nathan Fielder Half-Hour Comedy Pilot At Showtime

Deadline | February 18, 2020

The Guardian

“I think Jews were naturally funny because they were low on the totem pole, so they made fun of the people higher on the pole,” says Reiner.
“Oh yeah, that’s good. Carl’s very quick. He’s going to be 98 in March and he’s quicker than anybody,” says Brooks.
Mel Brooks And Carl Reiner On Their 70-Year Relationship: An Offhand But Heart-Thuddingly Great Conversation, Overheard

The Guardian | February 18, 2020

The Guardian

"What Rich People Can Learn From Parasite"

The Guardian | February 18, 2020

South China Morning Post Reports Coronavirus Stalls Wong Kar-Wai Filming; Amazon Dropped "Tong Wars" Series Before Filming Could Begin

February 17, 2020

"A Force ghost? I don’t know what a Force ghost is. Don’t tell anyone. I’m not talking loud enough for your recorder. I have no fucking idea what a Force ghost is. And I don’t care!"

February 17, 2020

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Trump Attacks Parasite In Racist Rant At Colorado Reelection Rally; NEON Reflects

Twitter | February 20, 2020

Vox

"I have been thinking about love stories where it feels like the two lovers actually see each other, and they almost always end tragically, like we can’t believe that could be a sustainable dynamic in some way. For instance, TitanicTitanic is the hugest success, and it’s because it’s totally queer. Leonardo DiCaprio was totally androgynous at the time. DiCaprio and Kate Winslet were both not known — not stars — so there was no power dynamic between them. Like, if you look at the sex scene in Titanic, she’s on top. He’s the one who’s being totally fragile and insecure. I think it was a huge success because it’s a love story with equality and with emancipation. I think the movies are in dialogue. I thought a lot about Titanic because it’s also the present of a love story and the memory of a love story. A successful love story should not be about eternal possession. No, it should be about emancipation. And it is an emancipation story, because maybe Rose lost this love, but we see her being free and riding horses and wearing pants. It’s all about emancipation. The success of a love story is not about how long it lasts. It’s not about ending your life together. Him dying is tragic, but it’s not the end of the story. In equality, there is emancipation."

Vox | February 20, 2020

"My friend Alan Stern called my psychiatrist. At one in the morning he comes to my house, and we have this long conversation. My gun, a blue steel six-cylinder revolver, is on the table. He’s just about to call Cedars to have me committed. I’m trying to talk my way out of this. Finally, he sort of agrees with me that I’m not a threat to my own life at the moment. But he says, “I have to take the gun.” Well, time goes by—I get married, have children. It’s 30 years later and I’m in Los Angeles. I’m curious, so I go to his office. He’s now in his mid-80s. I say to him, “I don’t know if you remember, but you came to my house in the middle of the night. I had a gun and you took it from me.” He opens a drawer and puts the gun on the table. He says, “I’ve kept this gun ever since, because it reminds me of what I really do for a living.” I say, “I don’t suppose you would give it back?” He says, “Oh no, I wouldn’t.”
An Oral History Of American Gigolo, Which Is 40

February 20, 2020

Twitter

"For the 1st time all top North American Film Fests are directed by women and people of color. 👏🏽 I👏🏽Love👏🏽To👏🏽See👏🏽It👏🏽‼️"

Twitter | February 20, 2020

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Parasite, Bong Joon Ho

David Poland | February 10, 2020

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