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April 29, 2013

Pacific Rim Teaser

Pacific Rim Teaser

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Movieline posted this just moments ago on Facebook.  Sourced as C2E2 Comic-Con clip. Once again we see the singular award category for Visual Effects decidedly lacking in honoring films like this. Already the visual effects category feels too crowded. Here’s to hoping they create a new category to honor these kinds of films which are dominating the box office and the industry yet there is no room in the Oscar…

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, trailer #2 from WonderCon

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, trailer #2 from WonderCon

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Trailer after the cut. (Thanks, Bryce)

William Friedkin on casting The Exorcist

William Friedkin on casting The Exorcist

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Harper has made available a generous excerpt from William Friedkin’s newly published autobiography, The Friedkin Connection. Anyone familiar with Sidney Lumet’s memoir Making Movies will find their rat-a-tat-tat no-time-for-bullshit prose style quite similar. The Exorcist was 340 pages. A 100-page screenplay, more or less, would result in a two-hour film. We worked for several months as David Salven assembled the crew and we started talks with Nessa Hyams, head of…

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Cannes Fest Announces The Classics (and The Birds on the beach)

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There are too many great movies playing at Cannes to catch everything. Now they’ve just announced their Classics series. RESTORED PRINTS BOROM SARRET (1963, 20’) by Ousmane Sembène CHARULATA (CHARLUTA: THE LONELY WIFE) (1964, 1:57) by Satyajit Ray CLEOPATRA (1963, 4:03) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz FEDORA (1978, 1:50) by Billy Wilder

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Paul Schrader and Steven Soderbergh – The State of Cinema

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Is there anything worthwhile left to say in movies? More and more it feels like the end of something beloved and the beginning of something else. So much has changed so quickly. Doors have closed and new ones opened. Some will embrace the change – adapt or die. Some will reject it, turn away from the new and lament the changing times, dreaming the impossible dream that things will return…

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz on 60 Minutes

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