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'Blade Runner 2049': Why some science fiction writers are tired of dystopias - CSMonitor.com
“The utility dystopian fiction used to serve was to bring problems to our attention and seek solutions. But the danger is that these stories can become a collective act of despair in response to current events.”
story  fiction  movies  attention  aesthetics  sciencefiction  scifi 
5 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Can These Pornographers End 'MILFs,' 'Teens,' and 'Thugs'?
"A similar reading could well apply to the categorized world of mainstream porn. To consume online porn often entails playing a rough and reductive language game."
language  sex  power  film  movies 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Looking for a 'Hangover' cure
Here's how it might work: Get together a group of smart, influential tastemakers -- journalists, critics, student leaders, bloggers. Have them select five indie Asian American creators -- writers, filmmakers, musicians -- from an open call that includes anyone with a brand-new, brashly different and commercially viable product.

Send these creators on a collective national barnstorming tour of the college campuses with the biggest Asian American student representation -- reading, performing, speaking, and showing their work and their potential. The costs of the tour would be covered by student organization funds and corporate sponsors.

Here's the kicker: Although attendance at these events would be free, every attendee would have to purchase one of the five products these artists are promoting on the spot, while enrolling in an online community that gives the artists long-term engagement with their consumers.
film  movies  art  culture  asian  asianamerican  race  ethnicity  attention  creativity 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Augmented Reality Comes Closer to Reality - NYTimes.com
For consumers, the first application will be created by a movie studio that is working on an augmented reality game to accompany a new movie. It will be possible to hunt for hidden virtual reality objects in a city. However, by giving the underlying technology away Mr. Lynch is obviously hoping that he has an answer to the frequently asked question: “What comes after Google?”

There have already been dozens of companies who have tried to compete with Google’s search service, so far without success. However, there is also a broad consensus that the future of search will blend next generation search technologies with geographical location.
google  search  augmentedreality  mobile  technology  movies  location 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Japan crises echo its pop culture disaster narratives - latimes.com
"That's sort of the key to understanding what's going on in Japan," LaMarre said, "this kind of sense that obviously you want to be bailed out, you want to be rebuilt, you want things reconstructed. But at the same time there's a desire for a definite break with the past.... And as we all know, Japan's been having a lot of economic problems for a long time, and there's growing problems with immigration, unemployment, aging. And so there's a strange sense of not knowing whether to want things to go back to the way they were or to really have change through these catastrophes."
japan  disaster  tsunami  earthquake  culture  books  movies 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Trent Reznor: 'I Am Truly Stunned' to Win an Oscar - The Hollywood Reporter
“The only immediate direction he gave us was that there be no orchestra, be similar to Bladerunner -- inhabit the same iconic quality -- but not sound dated. It was definitely difficult to score for a bunch of people talking in rooms. There were no landscapes, or battles scenes. It wasn’t obvious to us what shape it would have."
music  movies  film  oscars  creativity 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Stefan Kanfer's Tough Without a Gun: What made Humphrey Bogart so great? - By Tom Shone - Slate Magazine
What lends singularity to Bogart's films is the sense of irreversible actions, with moral consequences, being borne by a man standing as if waist-high in a river, braced by events. The action held him in place. Once things happened to him, they didn't un-happen. He didn't get a do-over. When he got slugged, he rubbed his jaw like a kid coming away from the dentist. "When he sweated you could have wrung his shirt," said François Truffaut, doubtless thinking of the first scene The Big Sleep, in which Marlowe comes across Major Sternwood in his hothouse, living off heat like a newborn spider, surrounded by orchids whose flesh so reminds him of the rotten sweetness of corruption.

"Why did you have to go on?" Lauren Bacall asks him.
"Too many people told me to stop," he replies.
hollywood  identity  acting  movies  film  cinema  books  fiction 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
How Did Humphrey Bogart Become Immortal? - Alyssa Rosenberg - Culture - The Atlantic
In a world where we have more options in entertainment in general and the movies in particular, why do we continue to need Humphrey Bogart? Rick never figured out why Ilsa ended up in his bar in Casablanca. But why isn't really the important part: All that matters is that she's there.
movies  identity  men  acting  cinema  film  hollywood 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Film Review - The Daily Beast
Rossi captures this new-old-media struggle in his footage, most notably through Times TV reporter Brian Stelter, a former blogger who was hired when he was 21 (he’s now 25), and who is shown fuming over the fact that not all of his colleagues have Twitter accounts. Stelter laments that some of his peers “discover” stories that he’s read about hours ago on the social networking site.
omg  wtf  journalism  media  newspapers  documentary  film  cinema  movies 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Kevin Smith’s Red State Premiered at Sundance, and Vulture Was There -- Vulture
As he explained, the movie took 25 days and cost $4 million to make. If he sold it for $6 million, it would still take $20 million to market. But since that $26 million doesn't go back to the movie team or the studio or the distributor, you have to make $50 million just to get to the profit line. And it would have to make twice that to be considered profitable.
movies  film  cinema  business  religion  christianity  art  social 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
David O. Russell on His New Film, ‘The Fighter’ - NYTimes.com
That’s the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there’s no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego’s reaction. That’s what takes people out of the fight half the time. They get hit and half the reaction is your ego is saying, I cannot believe that person just lit me up, how humiliating. And what a fighter has to do and what Micky does and what these guys do, whether it’s a prison thing or a crime or a drug episode, is they kind of just go. [He mimes ducking and getting up.]
acting  art  psychology  movies  sports  boxing 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Poor 'Scott Pilgrim': Michael Cera Scares The Olds and Irritates The Youngs - The Awl
So on the one hand, Cera is the target of older critics that don't get his brand of "humor," and on the other Cera plays the same character in every single movie and we really don't have a good young 21st-century leading man, yet. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is too peripheral; Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult and Daniel Radcliffe and William Moseley too English and too tied to their main roles. Who else? Josh Hutcherson is too young-Michael J. Fox. Max Records isn't getting any work. But the demand for a real, non-vampire, truly millennial male star is there, and it's only a matter of time before we get someone better.
hollywood  film  cinema  movies  men 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Hans Zimmer Extracts the Secrets of the ‘Inception’ Score - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com
“I had to go and extract these two notes out of a recording. I love technology, so it was a lot of fun for me to go and get the original master out of the French national archives. And then find some crazy scientist in France who would actually go and take that one cell out of the DNA.”

“Just for the game of it,” Mr. Zimmer said, “all the music in the score is subdivisions and multiplications of the tempo of the Édith Piaf track. So I could slip into half-time; I could slip into a third of a time. Anything could go anywhere. At any moment I could drop into a different level of time.”

“Everybody thinks the dream is the important part. For me, the time was the important part: the idea that, in a peculiar way, Chris had made a time-travel movie that actually worked.”
songwriting  movies  technology  time  cinema  film  creativity  france 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
When 'Twilight' fandom becomes addiction - latimes.com
"If you take away 'Twilight' and put in a football team, this doesn't look so much different from what guys have been doing for decades," says Baym. "They stay up late at night looking at statistics and playing fantasy football. You could just as easily say they've lost touch with reality or that they're addicted. 'Twilight' is just a story women are engaging with passionately, so people say it's dysfunctional. On the other hand, maybe men's relationship with football is dysfunctional as well."
culture  marriage  movies  fandom  story  identity  relationships  online  internet  men  women  sports 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Gen X Has a Midlife Crisis - NYTimes.com
“If I were the protagonist of a book or a movie,” Milo says to his onetime boss, “it would be hard to like me, to identify with me, to like me, right?” The response is devastating: “I would never read a book like that, Milo, and I can’t think of anyone who would. There’s no reason for it.”

A lot of people seem to feel that way about “Greenberg,” which has done modest business and inspired a great deal of ambivalence among audiences. “Funny People” was a big flop, and “Hot Tub Time Machine” has not done nearly as well as “The Hangover,” which offers up coarse humor and male immaturity without the slightest attempt at historical perspective. Since its publication in March, “The Ask” has sold around 7,000 copies. Disappointing? Of course. Our generation wouldn’t have it any other way.
aging  marriage  criticism  movies  1980s  1990s  relationships  fiction 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Bringing vampires back home? | Reuters
"The new breed of vampires are far from monstrous, they are glamorous and sexy and have an emotional side," she said. "Their (teenagers') attraction to vampire figures provides a safe way for them to acknowledge these desires."
movies  books  fiction  creativity  sex  power  conferences 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Esquire: Roger Ebert: The Essential Man
I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.
writing  identity  reading  cinema  art  culture  film  movies  criticism  chicago  cancer  entertainment 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Feature Fetishes: Sherlock Holmes vs. Avatar / Violet Blue: Gossip blogs chirp about Holmes' no-bro-mance while Avatar promises us a "sex tape"
[...] You can keep your pretend sex between two straight, nonhuman cartoon characters. That's a fetish in need of a little love, and certainly more widespread acceptance. The rest of us will keep a little something in our front pockets for the next time we're at Baker Street Station, thanks.
movies  cinema  film  fiction  sex  gay  queer 
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge
IMDB: Adaptation. (2002) - Memorable quotes
Donald Kaufman: I loved Sarah, Charles. It was mine, that love. I owned it. Even Sarah didn't have the right to take it away. I can love whoever I want.
Charlie Kaufman: But she thought you were pathetic.
Donald Kaufman: That was her business, not mine. You are what you love, not what loves you. That's what I decided a long time ago.
english  quotes  language  love  beauty  identity  movies  film  relationships 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Road Movie With Director John Hillcoat - Q&A With The Road Director John Hillcoat - Popular Mechanics
I was nervous about those trees. But I was told how to deal with it: The worst thing to do is run if a tree is falling because you'll lose your bearings. Trees go deceptively so far out that you could cross its line way off in the distance and it'll get you. The experts said if anything happens, the thing to do is just to watch it carefully. You've got seconds. Just watch it, and see where it's going, and then you can sidestep it. I thought I'd pass on that information.
culture  film  geography  movies  cinema  creativity  aesthetics  beauty  neworleans  photography 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Film - Jason Reitman Uses Travel Experience for ‘Up in the Air’ - NYTimes.com
“All the airports kind of feel and look the same now,” Mr. Reitman said, grabbing one of the small burgers in the middle of the table. “Some are more beautiful, some are less beautiful, but for the most part you’re going to find a Starbucks in every airport. You’re going to get your coffee and the USA Today or New York Times in every airport. All the things that you want are there, so you can land anywhere, and you feel at home. You’re given the sense that you’re everywhere, but you’re nowhere; that you are constantly with your community, yet you have no community. There’s kind of a terrific irony to that.”
travel  social  business  video  employment  jobs  movies  interviews  film  cinema 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Hollywood Reporter: 2012 -- Film Review
Every disaster movie derives its suspense from trying to guess which of the characters will survive and which will expire. One of the disappointments of "2012" is how predictable the crash-and-burn list turns out to be. As in many of these epics, the characters who have committed some kind of extramarital transgression are the ones marked for death. Cecil B. DeMille would have been pleased.
sex  movies  cinema  film  disaster  marriage  relationships 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Paul Graham: Post-Medium Publishing
The reason I've been writing about existing forms is that I don't know what new forms will appear. But though I can't predict specific winners, I can offer a recipe for recognizing them. When you see something that's taking advantage of new technology to give people something they want that they couldn't have before, you're probably looking at a winner. And when you see something that's merely reacting to new technology in an attempt to preserve some existing source of revenue, you're probably looking at a loser.
journalism  media  newspapers  television  movies  publishing 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Talking Pictures: Michael Moore's last words: Capitalism stinks
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Moore asks me if I remember how he started our interview. I do, I say. You started by asserting the death of the American newspaper. Indeed, Moore floats this (to me, premature) notion the day after our interview in Toronto, at the "Capitalism" press conference. He suggests that the imperiled state of the modern U.S. newspaper might make a good documentary. He planned initially to include a section on the subject in "Capitalism" but he couldn't make it fit. So maybe Moore has his next subject after all.
newspapers  film  movies  documentary  capitalism  toronto  chicago  business  economics  media  journalism 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
James Wolcott on Cultural Snobbery | vanityfair.com
In my bohemian days (the exotic reek of incense haunts me still), I owned a jukebox—a huge honker, a neon-trimmed sarcophagus—which I studiously stocked with 45s to showcase the catholicity of my pop sensibility, from the Supremes’ “Up the Ladder to the Roof” to Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” to Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf,” to the Clash’s “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais.” I was fond of that machine, despite the mockery it inspired, because it was like having a custom-built twin. “Male record collectors seek mastery over a body of music, almost always as a way of establishing a masculine identity,” Krin Gabbard argues in his psychosocial study “Hipsters and Nerds.” (Oh, so that’s what I was doing.) “The collector makes conscious and unconscious connections to the masculine codes in the music, but he also works at acquiring a commanding knowledge that can be carefully deployed in the right surroundings.”
music  social  business  books  technology  culture  pop  movies  publishing  literature  aesthetics  identity  fashion  gender 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
John Dillinger, Existentialist by Thomas S. Hibbs on National Review Online
But the pace, in the end, is precisely the point. Dillinger is nothing more than what he does. He robs banks, and in this he achieves a kind of freedom, liberation from petty concerns over a job and a family, over what others think of him, over the desire for money and advancement, even over the fear of death, as the scene in the Biograph indicates.

That accounts for both the attraction of Dillinger and his essential emptiness, a combination that Mann’s own film mimics: artistic flair wedded to nihilism.
movies  cinema  film  aesthetics  beauty  philosophy  crime  men  gender  power  identity 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | "Public Enemies"
The picture throws off an aura of wistfulness, which may be Mann's acknowledgment that of course he can't re-create the past. The best he can do is to honor the idea of it, storybook-style, and to remind us that before there was gangsta, there were gangsters.
movies  cinema  film  aesthetics  history  crime  reviews 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Incidental Pleasures of
"[T]he best rejoinder to Public Enemies is Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal video, which I watched again after the singer-dancer’s inevitable, untimely death. It’s a tommy-gun gangster fantasia with a touch of Guys and Dolls, and it’s everything Public Enemies isn’t: madly inventive, genre-bending, a passionate tribute to the artist as outlaw/loner. The video reminds you why the gangster has become an existential hero in pop culture: It’s how he seizes the space. On some level Michael Mann knows that, but he’s paralyzed by his pretentions and specious morality. And he can’t dance."
video  pop  movies  cinema  film  acting  aesthetics  identity  dance  beauty 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
New York Magazine: Twilight of the Tummlers
“I don’t feel that I’m pessimistic,” says Allen. “That’s something I get called: pessimistic, nihilistic, cynical … I don’t see it that way. I just have a realistic attitude, and the hard facts are so brutal and terrifying that each person has his own way of rationalizing that it’s not so bad. But it is so bad. And the trick is to acknowledge that, and still get through.”

As Allen speaks those words, David starts laughing (where others might weep). “I agree with that,” he says. “I go through life feeling sorry for pretty much everybody. I’ll pass a toll, and I’ll think about the toll collector standing in there for eight or ten hours a day—how do they do it? How do they get up in the morning and go back? I feel sorry for everyone.”
death  identity  judaism  movies  film  cinema  writing  creativity  humor  comedy  religion  newyork  nyc 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
io9 - Did Star Trek Change Your Life? - Star Trek
The fact is, stories are meant to be retold. You may like them less in the retelling, or you may suddenly like them more (hence the phenomenon of rebooted Battlestar Galactica). But nobody can take away the stories that changed your life. Those are always going to be yours, untouched, until the space worms nibble your ganglia. They will keep inspiring you, and keep being meaningful. Hopefully, new stories will come along that mean something to you later in life, or that spur you to action in a way you never expected.
story  sciencefiction  creativity  identity  writing  movies  film  cinema 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Zack Snyder, 'Watchmen's' watched man - Los Angeles Times
"Twenty years ago my parents wouldn't know who the X-Men were, and now everybody knows that stuff," Snyder said. "It means that deconstruction of the superhero is something you can do. All those movies have led to a point where we can finally have 'Watchmen' with a Superman character who doesn't want to save the world and a Batman who has trouble in bed. Essentially, I want to kill the superhero movie because now we can."
movies  film  fiction  aesthetics  story  comics  cinema 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The opinionated Mr. Damon - TV - MiamiHerald.com
''They could never make a James Bond movie like any of the Bourne films,'' Damon says scornfully. "Because Bond is an imperialist, misogynist sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people. He's repulsive.

"Steve [Soderbergh, who produced yet another of Damon's spy movies, Syriana] told me that years ago he was offered a Bond movie. He told them he'd do it if they gave him creative control. Absolutely not, they said. They have a formula, they stick to it, and it makes them a lot of money. They know what they're doing, and they're going to keep doing it.''
obama  interview  film  cinema  movies  politics  television  story  writing  fiction 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com From the Author - Jonathan Barnes - 24 and Me
"The two most recent James Bond films have been justly praised for their attempts to examine the effects that the lifestyle of a secret agent would have upon the psychology of their hero, but 24 got there first. Events do not leave Bauer untouched as they might have many of his fictional antecedents — earlier iterations of Bond, say, or Richard Hannay or Bulldog Drummond — but wound him irrevocably." I've seen both recent Bond movies. I've never seen an episode of "24."
movies  cinema  film  story  fiction  writing  creativity  television 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The library - a recession sanctuary - The Boston Globe
"Libraries are unfortunately used to this," Ryan said. "But the essential role of the library cannot be duplicated in anybody's home, when you consider the combination of manuals, books, and librarian expertise," Ryan said. "In down economic times, families aren't going out to spend a lot of money on books and movies. This is when the branches can shine as a community gathering place and at a time when people are seeking answers to life improvement."
library  cities  government  politics  books  movies  community 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Existential Clown - The Atlantic (December 2008)
To quote Martin Buber: “The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable."
movies  film  cinema  identity  humor  criticism  comedy  philosophy  celebrity  acting 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Famed Indian film director keeps a foot in Silicon Valley - San Jose Mercury News
The answer lies in incredible maneuverability. It lies in being able to shift, change, create new things all the time. But what happens is, when you build a corporate structure, you've built a battleship, and a battleship can't move that fast. I can see a point where, in five years' time, corporate lawyers are technologists. Their job is to make sure you are protected for the first 24 hours — beyond which you are building a brand — not for 70 years, not for 100 years.
copyright  creativity  creativecommons  movies  cinema  film  india  technology  intervews  marketing 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Movie Review - 'Milk' - Freedom Fighter in Life Becomes Potent Symbol in Death - NYTimes.com
[...] “My name is Harvey Milk, and I want to recruit you.” That was an opening line that the real Milk often used in his speeches to break the tension with straight audiences, but the film shows him deploying it with mostly gay crowds as well, with a slightly different inflection. He wants to recruit them into the politics of democracy, to persuade them that the stigma and discrimination they are used to enduring quietly and even guiltily can be addressed by voting, by demonstrating, by claiming the share of power that is every citizen’s birthright and responsibility. [...]
gay  politics  sanfrancisco  1970s  bayarea  reviews  film  cinema  movies  government  voting  power  speech  identity 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Movie Review - 'Australia' - Oh, Give Me a Home Where Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Kangaroos Roam - NYTimes.com
The usual line about kitsch is that it’s an affront, a cheapening of the culture, a danger. “Kitsch causes two tears to flow in quick succession,” Milan Kundera wrote. “The first tear says: How nice to see children running on the grass! The second tear says: How nice to be moved, together with all mankind, by children running on the grass! It is the second tear that makes kitsch kitsch.”
aesthetics  movies  cinema  film  australia  creativity  emotion 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Modern Love - Could Getting a Buyout Package Lead to Buyout Sex? - NYTimes.com
[...] It doesn’t take abs of steel or a perfect jaw line to be the sexiest man in the newsroom. Those are dowdy places, often a refuge for the smart kids who first fell from social grace in junior high. Occasionally a glamorous person does wander through, but only on his way to a career in television. [...]
sex  relationships  writing  media  journalism  newspapers  news  television  beauty  movies  cinema  film 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Wesley Morris' "How gay is that?" - The Boston Globe
To get more decent gay comedies or dramas, a filmmaker needs a delicate balance of frivolity and gravity, and reserve and recklessness - fearlessness, not too many speeches, and a respect for an audience that considers itself no different from other paying customers. Talent and a certain moderation are excellent tools to start transforming more movies you wouldn't see into movies you would.
gay  cinema  film  movies  aesthetics  identity  writing  fiction 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Screens Issue - If You Liked This, Sure to Love That - Winning the Netflix Prize - NYTimes.com
When Bertoni runs his algorithms on regular hits like “Lethal Weapon” or “Miss Congeniality” and tries to predict how any given Netflix user will rate them, he’s usually within eight-tenths of a star. But with films like “Napoleon Dynamite,” he’s off by an average of 1.2 stars.
movies  cinema  film  technology  data  information  online  reputation 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
France. Sex. Problem? - NYTimes.com
“Prostitution is the last sexual territory owned by men. Men are in control of pleasure and have the right to buy it. Women do not. A lot of my friends are alone, lonely, divorced. They can’t always reinvent themselves with another man and a new family. So I decided to show a female client of a male escort. She’s not a victim. She is a woman who is in control of her life, her feelings, her sexual pleasure.”
gender  sex  culture  europe  film  society  movies  france  women  men  economics  marketing  books  happiness  feminism 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Huffington Post: Chuck Todd On McCain-Palin: No Chemistry, No Trust, Possibly No Chance
"Both of these candidates are on the verge of pulling a Bullworth," said Todd, referencing the late '90s political classic about a pol who stopped spinning. "We are at a critical juncture inside this campaign for the McCain folks and that is who is trusting who? You have got people worrying about their reputations. Now you are wondering do the candidates trust the staff? Does the staff trust the candidates? This is a dangerous time in a campaign that is behind. They desperately need some good news because you do wonder if cohesion is disappearing on the inside."
mccain  palin  elections  campaigns  media  movies  film  cinema  politics  republicans  gop 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Schwarzenegger Says Palin Would Be Great VP - Advertising Age - MediaWorks
"As you know, it's such a difference between when we have a normal discussion about something or when you are on the campaign trail. You sometimes end up talking like a machine."
humor  politics  california  palin  president  elections  campaigns  republicans  movies  film  cinema 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Hollywood Webmasters Dish On Celebrity Web Sites -- Web Sites -- InformationWeek
"An IT job that involves keeping tabs on Hollywood gossip as much as Web site uptime, search engine optimization keywords, and traffic metrics? That's what Keith Stern has. [...]"
technology  online  media  celebrity  web  blogging  hollywood  movies  cinema  film 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Attention Indie Filmmakers: iTunes May Be Within Your Reach - Kendall Whitehouse: On Technology and Media
"[...] The problem, as Kirsner notes, is that independent filmmakers don't have direct access to the iTunes channel. Apple prefers to work with aggregators of cinematic content rather than with individual filmmakers.

You're no doubt wondering, "So which aggregators supply content to iTunes and how do I get access to them?" That's why Kirsner's piece is valuable. He lists the major independent movie aggregators that supply content to iTunes along with links to their contact information and to how to apply for distribution.

If you have cinematic content you're looking to publish through iTunes, here's where to start [...]"
cinema  film  movies  apple  diy 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Reflections of a Former (and Future) Film Critic - Mary Pols comments - Alliance of Women Film Journalists -
"Each critic is only one voice, but we serve as a filter for a society pummeled every day by an onslaught of new releases, whether they be movies, music recordings or books."
criticism  media  film  cinema  newspapers  movies  writing  reviews  society  books  music 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Huffington Post: Daniel Holloway: Heath Ledger Cannot Hear You Clap
"'I approve of this exploding cop car/snappy rejoinder/gratuitous nude scene, and I want those around me to know I approve. I will clap now.' You're making a conscious decision to be a jackass."
movies  cinema  film  ritual  obituaries  behavior  social 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Upcoming: 14th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival! at Mandela Village Arts Center (Friday, July 25, 2008) - Upcoming
I'm biased, but I think Karim Amara's "Motherload of Trophies," which he made in Mississippi earlier this year, will blow them all away.
film  cinema  documentary  oakland  movies  bicycling 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pineapple Express and A Brief History Of Plot Songs | SpoutBlog
"It’s not as directly narrative as, say, 'Back in Time' (above), but it’s slightly more literally connected to the film than, like, 'The Power of Love.'"
movies  cinema  film  music  songwriting  1980s 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
On the dopeness of "The Wackness" - Beyond the Multiplex - Salon.com
"All this great music was coming out then. Especially the hip-hop -- that was what I connected to on a visceral, personal level. The music you're listening to really determines a lot about your memories."
hiphop  cinema  film  movies  nyc  music  aesthetics  identity  cities 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
globeandmail.com: The secret of multiple nerdgasms
"The nature of the word is obvious: a combination of nerd and orgasm. I won't belabour the orgasm part, except to note that the word derives from the Greek orgasmos, excitement, from organ, to swell up or be excite."
language  identity  technology  apple  movies  cinema  film 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Hancock, Obama and the summer of heroes - Los Angeles Times
"Who doesn't want somebody to come save the day when the world is a mess? Life is hard. We are going through bad economic times. The environment is in trouble. There are looming terrorists."
fiction  writing  story  politics  obama  elections  campaigns  creativity  cinema  film  movies 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
David Lean, with his glamorous, beautiful worlds, is my hero - Times Online
"The moment that stands out is in Lawrence of Arabia when the match is blown out against the rising sun. It is a classic lesson in the dramatic potential of cutting from something very close up, to something extremely wide – juxtaposing the macro and th
cinema  film  movies  aesthetics  beauty  story  uk  creativity 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
TheStar.com | Movies | They say there are no small parts . . .
"It really makes me laugh in this day and age with how psychotic our world is, that anyone is troubled by seeing any part of the human body; that is amusing to me."
men  cinema  movies  beauty 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Roger Ebert's Journal: Hillary and Bill: The movie
"There would be a limited budget, because you wouldn't need a stadium filled with thousands of people so much as you'd need lots of lonely hotel rooms after midnight."
movies  president  politics  clinton  elections  campaigns  democrats  cinema  film 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
How John Waters Maintains His Warped Obsessions -- New York Magazine
"I can go wherever I want. So much better if you go to their house and they can come to yours. If you have a fight, you can get away, there’s no pouting room."
interviews  movies  sex  baltimore  art  housing  realestate 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
John Hughes' imprint remains - Los Angeles Times
"He somehow knew we were all struggling with the same things. Whenever I watch a Hughes film now, I remember the euphoria of being 13 and falling in love with movies."
culture  film  movies  sociology  usa  1980s  cinema 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
village voice > news > David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal' by David Mamet
"And I realized that the time had come for me to avow my participation in that America in which I chose to live, and that that country was not a schoolroom teaching values, but a marketplace."
politics  philosophy  toread  movies  culture  writing  usa  education 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Ian Fleming’s reflection on the limitations of love - Times Online
"[T]he quantum of solace, he says, is a precise figure defining the comfort, humanity and fellow feeling required between two people for love to survive. If the quantum of solace is nil, then love is dead."
cinema  love  relationships  marriage  movies  aesthetics  sex  writing  fiction  mathematics 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cinemocracy
"What is democracy? You tell us. Create a film up to five (5) minutes in length on what democracy is, or isn't, and submit it (for free) to cinemocracy.org. Get your friends, family and that guy at the coffee shop to watch and vote."
politics  cinema  movies  activism  creativity  denver  colorado  democrats  2008  elections 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Wockner: Heath Ledger 1979-2008
"So, if you have the good fortune to find the love of your life, you must move mountains to protect that relationship at any and all cost. Jack Twist became ready, willing and able to move mountains but Ennis Del Mar didn't, and that ruined both of their
movies  cinema  death  love  relationships  gay  attention  presence  identity 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Sex and the Teenage Girl - New York Times
"There was a girls’ bathroom next to my classroom, which was more convenient for me than the faculty one on the other side of campus. In the last stall, carved deeply into the metal box reserved for used sanitary napkins, was the single word 'Please.'"
sex  teenagers  parents  children  women  feminism  health  movies  cinema 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Affairs of the heart | Features | Guardian Unlimited Film
"This thing called reality is unsystematic, like seven or eight phonographs playing at the same time, each with its own tune, forming a chaotic whole . . . Neatly formulated visions of creation, whether political or philosophical, are bound to irritate."
creativity  art  china  writing  fiction  cinema  books  novels  movies  relationships  love  aesthetics 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Content Bridges: What Journalists Can Learn From Screenwriters Strike
"It's worth all journalists stepping out of our own craft and learning from the 'guilds' next door. The models won't be exactly the same, but we've got more in common than we ever would have believed."
gutenberg  mcluhan  journalism  media  newspapers  movies  cinema  work  jobs 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | "We're bound to each other"
"I'm not writing from a place of progress. I'm not writing a movie that I want people to necessarily intellectualize. And I think that really messes with people who feel that they need to make a statement [...]"
movies  black  race  prisons  blues  music  cinema  identity  fiction  creativity  writing 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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