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'Grace of Monaco' screenwriter dismantles the film in live Tweet session

3 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

You might remember "Grace of Monaco." A Grace Kelly biopic directed by Olivier Dahan ("La Vie en Rose") with Nicole Kidman in the lead and Tim Roth as her Prince Rainier, the film was picked up for distribution by The Weinstein Company and landed an opening night slot at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It seemed like a perfect combination of material and talent, and a possible awards player. But it ended up panned on the Croisette and destined for a premiere on the Lifetime television channel here in the Us. Earlier this week, the film's screenwriter, Arash Amel, took to Twitter to live-Tweet the Lifetime airing and, well, he had a lot to say. "The purpose of this live Tweet is to correct the record, an explanation, an apology and most of all a bit of lighthearted fun," he wrote, tagging each of his Tweets with the #GOMFacts hashtag. If »

- Kristopher Tapley

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13 Things to Know About Zoo

5 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson, the CBS drama series Zoo is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans. When these strange animal attacks occur, Jackson Oz (James Wolk) is an American zoologist who sees a link between them and his late father’s controversial theories about impending threats to the human race. And as the assaults become more ferocious and calculating, he is forced to unlock the mystery of what’s happening before there’s no place left for people to hide. During a panel at the CBS Summer Junket, to discuss the network’s summer programming, actors James Wolk, Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder, along with author James Patterson and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and Cathy Konrad, talked about how this story originated, what made it a good fit for a TV show, why this series adaptation just might be better than the book itself, »

- Christina Radish

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Interrupted Voyages: Two Rarities at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

22 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

What good is a canon? It's a question that hovers in endless debate near cinephile culture. The idea of distilling cinema down to its "best" or "most essential" films is like a game or a thought experiment, and whether it be the AFI or Sight & Sound or a group of Young Turks looking to rattle conventional wisdom, canon-making demonstrates nothing so much as a desire to assemble an expansive, fragmented, and still-evolving sense of film history into some sort of definitive order. Canons, each with its own biases, are useful chiefly as a starting point or a basecamp. The best answer is to always be looking, always curious. And cinema has barely more than a century to keep up with. I wonder how bibliophiles cope.One of the virtues of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which begins on May 28th, is how it mixes classics and arcana on a level plane. »

- Duncan Gray

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Contest: Win The Food Of The Gods / Frogs, Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan Double Features on Blu-ray

26 May 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tomorrow, Scream Factory's unleashing respective double feature Blu-rays of The Food of the Gods and Frogs, and Empire of the Ants and Jaws of Satan. We've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of each double feature to give away to Daily Dead readers.

The Food Of The Gods

"Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells' classic horror novel, The Food of the Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!

On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance, »

- Derek Anderson

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Top Ten Tuesday – The Best Substitutes for Downton Abbey

26 May 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By rights I should hate the English. Seriously, my background is almost entirely Scots and Irish. I grew up hearing about the troubles the English gave to the Scots and Irish, both in school and from my parents.

Yet I do not, I love the English. How can I hate a country that gave us not only Monty Python but also Benny Hill and the Carry On Films? How can I bear any ill will to a country that gave us writers of the caliber of Ramsey Campbell, Brian Aldiss, Michael Moorcock and J. G Ballard? How can anyone hate a country that not only prizes eccentric behavior but encourages it? Take Mr. Kim Newman for instance, a brilliant writer whose work appears regularly in Video WatchDog and Videoscope Mr. Newman dresses himself, has his hair and mustache styled and speaks in the manner of someone from the 19th Century! »

- Sam Moffitt

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May 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Frogs, Let Us Prey, Cannibal Ferox

25 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just right around the corner, the horror and sci-fi home releases are really begin to heat up as we’ve got a bunch of great cult classics and new indie genre films to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory is giving fans a double dose of double features with their The Food of the Gods/Frogs and Empire of the Ants/Jaws of Satan Blu-rays and we’ve also got the latest from Dark Sky Films- Let Us Prey- arriving on both Blu-ray and DVD on May 26th.

Anchor Bay is also bringing home Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus this week, Vinegar Syndrome is giving the cult film Madman a high-def upgrade and Universal is keeping busy as well with their releases of Seventh Son, The Loft and the Orson Welles classic Touch of Evil too. »

- Heather Wixson

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Martin Scorsese Talks 'Psycho' in Clip from 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Documentary

22 May 2015 4:47 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Kent Jones' new documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and sounds like it's a film for the ages, serving more-or-less as a movie for those of us (yes, I shamefully include myself in this) that haven't yet read "Hitchcock", the book that transcribes the famous 1962 sit down interview between Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut. In fact, if you don't want to read it you can even listen to the entire interview session in its entirety right here or you can sit and wait until the Cohen Media Group releases the new documentary in theaters later this year. amz asin="0671604295" size="small"Featuring interviews with the likes of Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin (who just won during the Cannes Directors' Fortnight), Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader, this film sets out to take us into the world of the creator of Psycho, »

- Brad Brevet

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Ealing Studios acquires 'GreenAcre Films' stake

21 May 2015 2:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ealing Studios has acquired a significant stake in TV and film company GreenAcre Films and forged a new creative partnership with the company that will see Ealing Studios expand its TV division.

Having already announced earlier this year the ITV commission of Maigret for two stand-alone films starring Rowan Atkinson, Ealing Studios’ stake in GreenAcre will see them develop a TV slate for both UK and international broadcasters. 

It marks the first partnership at the newly restructured Ealing Studios headed by Ben Latham-Jones

Co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010, GreenAcre Films became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. It will continue to co-produce its current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV.

As well as developing new TV projects, GreenAcre will also expand its feature film roster which already has a number of titles in development with the BFI. 

In a joint statement, GreenAcre co-founders Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks said: »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Daily | Cannes 2015 | Kent Jones’s Hitchcock/Truffaut

20 May 2015 11:57 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

New York Film Festival director Kent Jones has found time to direct Hitchcock/Truffaut, a documentary about the conversation 50 years ago between the then 30-year-old François Truffaut and 63-year-old Alfred Hitchcock that would become a landmark book. David Fincher, Paul Schrader, Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Olivier Assayas and Arnaud Desplechin discuss the impact of the book and Hitchcock's films—and the first round of reviews is in. So, too, are the interviews with Jones. While is own favorite Hitchcock is Notorious, the film focuses on Vertigo and Psycho. » - David Hudson »

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Brand News Clips/Stills From Scream Factory’s Bluray Double Features of Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan & The Food Of The Gods/Frogs

19 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Scream Factory’s release of not only one solid double feature but two (2!!) doubles that feature four fan favorite creature feature flicks. On May 26th, the gang at Sf is ready to unleash both a double feature of Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan, and the fan favorite old school classic films The Food Of The Gods/Frogs.

Quite the set of releases, both Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan and The Food Of The Gods/Frogs are releases that not only provide some hellish entertainment, but interesting trivia, included via brand new interviews with the films’ stars and special effects people as well. I don’t know about your friend fanatics, but these larger than life films are made even more enjoyable after hearing stories about everybody’s experiences with making the films.

 

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People »

- Jerry Smith

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The Non-Nude Anatomy of Hitchcock’s Psycho Shower Scene

19 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A fun video history of how Alfred Hitchcock, strip tease mags and chocolate syrup created the Psycho Shower Scene.

"The Non-Nude Anatomy of Hitchcock’s Psycho Shower Scene" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. It is not intended to be reproduced on other websites. If you aren't reading this in your favorite RSS reader or on Film School Rejects, you're being bamboozled. We hope you'll come find us and enjoy the best articles about movies, television and culture right from the source. »

- Scott Beggs

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New on Video: ‘Jamaica Inn’

18 May 2015 8:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Jamaica Inn

Written by Sidney Gilliat and Joan Harrison

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

UK, 1939

With 23 feature films to his credit, by 1939, Alfred Hitchcock was the most famous director in England. And with his celebrity and his reputation for quality motion pictures, he had attained a degree of creative control unmatched in the British film industry at the time. When it comes to Jamaica Inn, for more than three decades the last film he would fully shoot in his native land, this reputation and this independence would be thoroughly tested. Available now on a stunning new Blu-ray from Cohen Film Collection, which greatly improves the murky visuals and distorted sound marring all previous home video versions, Jamaica Inn had the renowned Charles Laughton as supervising star and producer. Predictably, he and Hitchcock did not always see eye to eye as they jockeyed for authority on set. The result is a contentious »

- Jeremy Carr

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Clips & Trailers from The Food Of The Gods / Frogs, Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan Double Feature Blu-rays

18 May 2015 4:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On May 26th, Scream Factory's unleashing nature-gone-wrong creature features, including the killer amphibians from Frogs, the giant rats from The Food of the Gods, the killer ants of Empire of the Ants, and the creepy king cobra from Jaws of Satan.

The Food Of The Gods

"Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells' classic horror novel, The Food of the Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!

On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance, they morph into bloodthirsty giants! »

- Derek Anderson

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Remembering the Unjustly Forgotten Tony Winner, Shaw's 'Perfect' Saint Joan and Acclaimed O'Neill Performer

18 May 2015 3:44 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Saint Joan': Constance Cummings as the George Bernard Shaw heroine Constance Cummings on stage: George Bernard Shaw, William Shakespeare and Benn W. Levy (See previous post: "Constance Cummings: Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill.") In the mid-1930s, Constance Cummings landed the title roles in two of husband Benn W. Levy's stage adaptations: Levy and Hubert Griffith's Young Madame Conti (1936), from Bruno Frank's original, which was presented on both sides of the Atlantic. (On Broadway, the play had a brief run in spring 1937 at the Music Box Theatre.) The Theatre Guild-produced Madame Bovary (1937), from the Gustave Flaubert novel, staged in late fall at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Referring to the London production of Young Madame Conti, The Sunday Times critic James Agate wrote that the American actress had made "a roaring success out of what in other hands might so easily have been an inarticulate, »

- Andre Soares

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Pamela Anderson Reenacts Psycho Shower Scene, Poses Nude for PETA: First Look Picture

18 May 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Making Hitchcock proud! Pamela Anderson has teamed up with PETA yet again, this time putting a creative twist on a new ad campaign surrounding the California drought and the meat trade’s water waste.  In the black and white photo — Us Weekly has the exclusive first look — Anderson is styled to look like Janet Leigh from the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho. She has her arm and a small towel over her front and is screaming in the shower.  “Meat and dairy farms drain half the country’s [...] »

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Remembering Pretty, Sophisticated Cummings: From Minor Lloyd Leading Lady to Olivier Co-Star, Tony Award Winner

17 May 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Constance Cummings: Actress in minor Hollywood movies became major British stage star Constance Cummings: Actress went from Harold Lloyd and Frank Capra to Noël Coward and Eugene O'Neill Born on May 15, 1910, actress Constance Cummings, whose career spanned about six decades on stage, in films, and on television in both the U.S. and the U.K., would have turned 105 this year. Unlike other Broadway imports such as Ann Harding, Katharine Hepburn, and Claudette Colbert, the pretty, elegant Cummings – who could have been turned into a less edgy Constance Bennett had she landed at Rko or Paramount instead of Columbia – never became a Hollywood star. In fact, her most acclaimed work, whether in films or – more frequently – on stage, was almost invariably found in British productions. That's most likely why the name Constance Cummings – despite the DVD availability of several of her best-received stage performances – is all but forgotten. »

- Andre Soares

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3 Ways Norman Bates Finally Turned Into the Psycho He Was Destined to Be

17 May 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Because of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho, we all know how Bates Motel is eventually supposed to end. Monday's season finale punctuated a season that confirmed Norman Bates's fate as the ultimate psychopath. Since the beginning of the show, it's been hard not to think of Norman as somewhat of an antihero. Sure, he's a mama's boy, but he could be harmless! The series never showed Norman committing the murders that he is behind in real time - until the finale. Read on to find out exactly how Norman goes from a creepy kid to (spoiler alert) a confirmed cold-blooded killer in the course of a season. Source: A&E His blackouts get worse. As Norma grows increasingly concerned about Norman this season, she comes to rely more on Dylan, infuriating Norman and making his "condition" even worse. Both Norma and Dylan have witnessed Norman's blackouts, as they're coming more frequently. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Cannes: Directors from Fincher to Scorsese Revisit Truffaut's Famous Interview with Hitchcock

17 May 2015 5:03 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Jones takes us back to the legendary 1962 27-hour interview between French critic-auteur Francois Truffaut, playing some of the recordings that were translated and transcribed by Helen Scott in Truffaut’s classic 1966 cinephile must-read, “Cinema According to Hitchcock.” Truffaut was at the beginning of his career, while Alfred Hitchcock was nearing the end of his.  Jones ("A Letter to Elia") also brings in directors David Fincher, Paul Schrader, Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, Martin ScorsesePeter BogdanovichOlivier Assayas, friend/collaborator Arnaud Desplechin ("Jimmy P.") and more to add insight to what Hitchcock means to filmmakers. They focus, especially, on two of Hitchcock's most seminal and influential works, "Vertigo" and "Psycho." I met with Jones at the Hotel Majestic bar in Cannes. Anne Thompson: How do you have time to make a documentary? Kent Jones: If I had done exactly what Richard Pena did »

- Anne Thompson

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International Star You Should Know: French Actor Pierre Niney

15 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dashing, refined and articulate, 26-year-old French actor Pierre Niney gained mainstream popularity in France with EuropaCorp romantic laugher “It Boy,” and broke out last year on a larger stage in Jalil Lespert’s “Yves Saint Laurent.” His performance as the famed fashion designer earned him a Cesar award for best actor.

Early Years

Niney trained at the prestigious Comedie-Francaise, and started his acting career in theater, but he has a soft spot for silent film comedy. “I grew up watching Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton,” he says. “When preparing a role, I work first on the body language and physical aspects of the performance; the psychological dimension comes naturally, once I’m in character.”

Fest Fave

Niney wowed the crowd with his versatility at the recent Colcoa fest celebrating French films in L.A., playing a troubled writer in Yann Gozlan’s Alfred Hitchcock-influenced thriller “A Perfect Man” (which »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Get to know ‘Time Lapse’ director Bradley King with 5 films that influenced him

15 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In indie filmmaker Bradley King’s Santa Monica, Calif. office, Legos cover the desks, and multi-colored index cards line the walls. They’re both tools for King and his writing partner, Bp Cooper, to map out their screenplays. The indie filmmaking duo has a new sci-fi movie in theaters this Friday called “Time Lapse.” The index cards – complete with yarn connecting each plot point – is a familiar writing tool, and King and Cooper are using it now for two in-the-works scripts. One wall of their office is also devoted to breaking down the plot of Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” for inspiration. The Legos – and their boxes with labels like “minifigs,” “lights” and “vehicles” – are less commonly seen in writers’ offices, so let King explain: “When you’re playing with toys or dolls you don’t have to be like, ‘What’s this character’s motivation?’ You just immediately are like, »

- Emily Rome

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