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Watch: Vintage, 18-Minute Talk With Alfred Hitchcock From 1969

27 March 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Step back in time 46 years with us to 1969. Alfred Hitchcock, fresh off “Topaz,” was entering the very tail end of his career. He had two more films in his future — “Frenzy" and "Family Plot” — but his best work was well behind him. Nevertheless, he was (and still is) a legendary director, one of the best of the best to have graced cinema, and his mind was as much (if not more) a treasure trove of movie history, information, and advice than ever. One afternoon those many years ago, Hitch sat down with actor-writer-director Bryan Forbes (“The Stepford Wives,” screenplay for “Chaplin”) in the National Film Theatre in London to discuss movies and answer questions from an audience of cinephiles. Fortunately, for those of us too young or otherwise unable to have attended, Eyes on Cinema has uploaded an 18-minute recording of interview. Forbes kicked off the interview — after a quick »

- Zach Hollwedel

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‘Gone Girl’ author boards next project from ’12 Years A Slave’ director

27 March 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After jumping into the film world with her adaptation of her own work with Gone Girl, it seems like Gillian Flynn will be moving forward with a project that has her working with one of the latest directors to take home an Oscar for Best Picture.

Deadline reported on Friday that Flynn is set to co-write a heist thriller with 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen attached to write and direct. The thriller is based on the 2002 British miniseries Widows, which was written by Prime Suspect‘s Lynda La Plante. That mini focused on a caper gone wrong, where four armed robbers get killed in a failed heist attempt and their widows team to finish the job.

Flynn has become a writer in demand after her screenwriting debut with Gone Girl. She is set to re-team her Gone Girl director, David Fincher, on the HBO series, Utopia, as well as »

- Zach Dennis

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Attention, Filmmakers: Learn the Secrets of Hitchcock's Genius in 'Hitch20' Docu-Series

27 March 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Title Sequences: The Leap from Alfred Hitchcock to David Fincher Filmmakers looking to strengthen their visual language skills should definitely take notes while watching the first season of BorgusFilms' "Hitch20," now streaming in its entirety on Youtube. Given the abundance of critical analysis that exists around the Master of Suspense's lengthy filmography, "Hitch20" takes a new and exciting approach to breaking down the movie icon's visual style -- by focusing exclusively on the twenty episodes of television Hitchcock personally directed. Most filmmakers are familiar with the visual compositions that makeup the shower scene in "Psycho" or the crop-duster chase in "North by Northwest," but what about the moments in various episodes of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" that also detail Hitchcock's filmic language? Luckily "Hitch20" and its various special guests, including William C. Martell (screenwriter »

- Zack Sharf

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“Here’s Johnny” – A Countdown of the 5 Most Iconic Scary Movies

27 March 2015 4:04 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

1. The Shining (1980)

Back in 1980 legendary director Stanley Kubrick unleashed his iconic horror effort ‘The Shining’. Based on the novel by Stephen King, with plenty of artistic license being taken, the movie was yet another fine example of this director’s absolute mastery in being able to work and direct movies from different genres. Full of terrifying iconic imagery and sequences such as the twins in the hallway, the hag in the bath, the blood-letting elevators and of course the axe-wielding Jack Nicholson’s much parodied entrance through the bathroom door.

2. Psycho (1960)

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic slasher movie ‘Psycho’ is arguably one of the most influential horrors of all time. Another literary adaptation the movie was as shocking as it was successful especially considering its release 55 years ago. The movie was particularly highlighted by the surprising early demise of the apparent leading lady in the iconic shower scene and the even more unexpected finale. »

- Phil Wheat

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2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival: Official Lineup

24 March 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The Ann Arbor Film Festival celebrates its epic 53rd annual edition on March 24-29 with a colossal selection of experimental short films and features.

Feature film highlights include the documentary Speculation Nation by regular collaborators Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat, which examines the recent Spanish housing crisis; a new ethnographic doc by Ben Russell, Greetings to the Ancestors, which plunges deep into the culture of South Africa; and Jenni Olson’s grand California study The Royal Road.

Short film highlights include the much anticipated new film by Jennifer Reeder, Blood Below the Skin, a narrative following a week in the dramatic and romantic lives of three teenage girls; a new music video by Mike Olenick called Beautiful Things with music by The Wet Things; new animations by Don HertzfeldtWorld of Tomorrow, and Lewis Klahr, Mars Garden; plus new experimental work by Vanessa Renwick, Peggy Ahwesh and Zachary Epcar.

Special »

- Mike Everleth

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Watch: 14-Minute Video Essay Deconstructs The Iconic Beach Scene From Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'

24 March 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In a brand new series from Vimeo Channel 1848 Media, Julian Palmer analyzes and deconstructs iconic scenes and moments from recognizable films, and if the debut episode is proof of what’s to come, then “The Discarded Image” is going to be a must-watch series for any cinephile. Episode One of “The Discarded Image” examines one of the most heart-pounding scenes of the past four decades — the beach scene from “Jaws.” What’s so great about the episode (and, hopefully, the entire series) is that it doesn’t focus simply on the camera movements or blocking. Rather, the video’s scope reaches much farther. Palmer narrates a stunningly educational, information-packed quarter-hour that not only picks apart the scene in question, but does so within the context of Steven Spielberg’s work vis-à-vis other directors (most frequently Alfred Hitchcock), stylistic choices that define Spielberg’s career, his pre-production process, and his use of on-screen movement. »

- Zach Hollwedel

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68th Festival de Cannes Poster Features Ingrid Bergman

23 March 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

© Fdc / Lagency / Taste (Paris) / Ingrid Bergman © David Seymour / Estate of David Seymour – Magnum Photos

Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman is featured on the official poster of the 68th Festival de Cannes

Bergman was a modern icon, an emancipated woman, an intrepid actress, and a figurehead for the new realism. She changed roles and adoptive countries as the mood took her, but never lost sight of her quintessential grace and simplicity.

This year’s poster captures the actress, who worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Roberto Rossellini and Ingmar Bergman, and starred opposite Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Gregory Peck, in all her beauty, her face lit up by a calm serenity that seems to herald a promising future.

Liberty, audacity, modernity – values also shared by the Festival, year after year, through the artists and films it showcases. Ingrid Bergman was President of the Jury in 1973.

“My family and I are deeply moved that »

- Michelle McCue

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Cannes Unveils Official Poster Featuring Ingrid Bergman

23 March 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — The 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to Hollywood Golden Age actress Ingrid Bergman with this year’s poster.

The fest describes Bergman — who worked with directors Alfred Hitchcock, Roberto Rossellini and Ingmar Bergman, and starred opposite Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Gregory Peck — as a “modern icon, an emancipated woman, an intrepid actress, and a figurehead for the new realism.”

The actress served as president of the fest’s jury in 1973. “(Bergman) changed roles and adoptive countries as the mood took her, but never lost sight of her quintessential grace and simplicity,” said the festival, adding that she embodies the values of “Liberty, audacity, modernity” that are shared by Cannes.

“My family and I are deeply moved that the Festival de Cannes has chosen to feature our magnificent mother on the official poster to mark the centenary of her birth,” said Isabella Rossellini. “Her »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Ingrid Bergman is the Face of This Year's Cannes Film Festival Poster

23 March 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last year, it was Marcello Mastroianni, this year it's Ingrid Bergman. The Cannes Film Festival has officially unveiled the poster art for the 68th Festival de Cannes, taking place this May in France. They explain: "Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman was a modern icon, an emancipated woman, an intrepid actress, and a figurehead for the new realism. She changed roles and adoptive countries as the mood took her, but never lost sight of her quintessential grace and simplicity." Bergman has been to Cannes many times for various films, working with filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock, Roberto Rossellini and Ingmar Bergman. Take a look. Here's the official poster artwork for Cannes 2015 featuring white space, blue text + Ingrid Bergman's face: Also here's the "Animation de l'affiche du 68e Festival de Cannes", or animated introduction via YouTube: This year's Cannes poster captures the actress "in all her beauty, her face lit up by a »

- Alex Billington

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Cannes 2015 Poster Honors Ingrid Bergman; Docu On Star To Screen At Fest

23 March 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

There is perhaps no other film festival in the world whose annual poster is so anticipated, dissected and collected as the Cannes Film Festival. After paying homage last year to Marcello Mastroianni in Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, this edition has chosen to honor Ingrid Bergman at the centenary of her birth. The Cassablanca star and three-time Oscar-winner was jury president in Cannes in 1973. She worked with such directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Roberto Rossellini and Ingmar… »

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Cannes Film Festival 2015 Poster Unveiled

23 March 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

This year’s Cannes International Film Festival is on its way in less than two months now. While we wait to see what will be offered in competition and beyond, the festival’s organisers have put out the official poster for the 2015 event, which features the iconic Ingrid Bergman. For the poster itself, look lower down the page, but there is also a brief animation fashioned by the image’s creator, Hervé Chigioni, who worked alongside graphic designer Gilles Frappier. Bergman, who worked with directors as varied as Alfred Hitchcock, Roberto Rossellini and Ingmar Bergman, also served as president of the festival jury in 1973, so it seems only fitting that her visage will appear over and across it. “My family and I are deeply moved that the Festival de Cannes has chosen to feature our magnificent mother on the official poster to mark the centenary of her birth,” Isabella Rossellini »

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Hitchcock's 'Rear Window' Returns to Theaters

20 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter and the gang will live on the big screen once again in Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 "Rear Window." Presented by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, this classic 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film is digitally remastered with a specially produced introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. The inimitable thriller that follows Jefferies (Stewart) from his wheelchair down a rabbit hole of creeping obsession screens March 22 and March 25 in theaters nationwide — just ahead of the TCM Film Festival, kicking off March 26. (In the La area alone, there are a lot of screens showing "Rear Window.") More info here. Read More: 'Vertigo' Hits Film Forum: Why It's Still One of the All-Time Greats »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Hollywood’s Most Infamous Feuds Between Actors and Directors

20 March 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Hollywood is not exactly a warm and fuzzy place where everyone gets along like best friends. That’s why so many film sets are hotbeds for drama. But no drama is more intense than the art-infused feuds between actor and director, because Art!

Here are some of the biggest and best actor-director fights in film history.

Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels

Let’s start with the most recent. After Mo’Nique won an Oscar for her role in Precious, she says Daniels told her she was blackballed for not playing the Hollywood game. Then recently she announced that she’d been offered roles in both The Butler and Empire, but never heard anything more until she learned Oprah and Taraji P. Henson were respectively playing what she’d been led to believe were her roles. Despite the struggles, Mo’Nique says she “could work with Lee Daniels tomorrow.”

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- Courtney Enlow

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How Cell Phones Would Have Ruined Most of Our Favorite Movies

18 March 2015 4:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

How Cell Phones Would Have Ruined Most Of Our Favorite Movies

By

Alex Simon

If you’re a pop culture maven, most likely it can be agreed that the modern cell phone can be traced back to two classic TV series of the 1960s: Star Trek and Get Smart. Captain James Tiberius Kirk and his USS Enterprise crew were always armed with their “communicators” when traveling abroad on a distant planet. They were palm-sized devices with covers the flipped open, providing instant connection with the orbiting space ship. This design was aped, no doubt, by former Trekkies for the classic “flip phone” design that ruled the high-tech roost in the late 90s and early millennium.

Secret Agent 86 Maxwell Smart had his shoe phone, surely the most creative (and ridiculous) example of technology ever invented by someone who was most likely thought to be a creative and scientific genius. However, it »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Playing games by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 March 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

40-Love (Terre battue) director Stéphane Demoustier: "Olivier Gourmet has this bulimia about filming. He doesn't know how to stop." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Sauvage family in 40-Love (Terre Battue), portrayed by Olivier Gourmet, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Charles Mérienne build tennis suspense in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train. Stéphane Demoustier spoke with me about comparing the role of shoes in Paolo Virzì's Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano), working with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, an equally "danger-free" experience to that Cédric Kahn had with them producing Wild Life (Vie Sauvage) and where the fascination with shopping malls originated.

Demoustier, who also co-wrote the screenplay (in collaboration with Gaëlle Macé), makes poignant choices with his debut feature in what he lays bare and what he leaves to our imagination. The when and how of people's communication is crucial and the mis-matched couple's state of mind »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Scarface Remake Says Hello To Scribe Jonathan Herman

18 March 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Gangster classic Scarface is getting a reboot over at Universal, and audiences are today one step closer to again saying hello to Tony Montana’s little friend now that the studio has tapped Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Jonathan Herman to script.

Herman will be working from previous drafts by Paul Attanasio and Suicide Squad director David Ayer, both of whom approached the remake as a fresh, new take on the immigrant-centric story. Though the 1983 pic, also from Universal, focused on Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino), who ended up in 1980s Miami with nothing but fought his way to the top of a drug empire, the new Scarface has been moved to Los Angeles in hopes of setting the film apart. Once again, though, the remake will tell the story of an immigrant who became a criminal kingpin.

Universal has been relying on Herman heavily of late. In addition to »

- Isaac Feldberg

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Community, Bones

18 March 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop: BBC One, 9pm

In the first of three parts, this BBC documentary uncovers the everyday operations of KFC.

The camera follows several people involved with the fast food giant, including 17-year-old Beth as she starts work, Brian, who carries out food standards checks, and a group of residents in Middleton protesting the opening of a KFC in their town.

The Vampire Diaries: ITV2, 9pm

Season 6 of the supernatural drama continues as Damon and Elena are sent back in time.

Meanwhile, Matt believes Enzo could be dangerous and Stefan tries to keep Sarah a secret from everyone else.

Bones: Sky Living, 9pm

In its 200th episode, the forensics drama pays tribute to Alfred Hitchcock.

The teams are reimagined in 1950s Hollywood as Brennan and his new jewel-thief of a partner are both framed for murders they did not commit.

Community: Sony Entertainment Television, 10.05pm

Following cancellations, »

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Best film and TV thrillers on Netflix

18 March 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Thrillers come in all shapes and sizes, from sophisticated legal dramas to high-octane and shocking action features.

With the atmospheric and absorbing Netflix original series Bloodline arriving this week, here are some of the best TV and movie thrillers on Netflix:

Oldboy

Not for the faint of heart, South Korean director Park Chan-wook's Oldboy tells the story of a man who is locked away for 15 years without knowing the identity of his captor or the reason for his punishment.

When he is released just as inexplicably, he finds himself with only five days to unravel the mystery, save the woman he loves and seek vengeance against the people who destroyed his life.

Damages

The amazing Glenn Close and Rose Byrne star as two dysfunctional lawyers in the show that combines legal drama with psychological thriller.

With non-linear storytelling and a powerful atmosphere of paranoia over five seasons, you'll learn to suspect everyone, »

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Daily | Senses, desistfilm, Criticism

16 March 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The new issue of Senses of Cinema features a good handful of pieces on Michelangelo Antonioni and two on Paul Thomas Anderson. Also in today's roundup of news and views: A new short film from Jean-Luc Godard; Martin Scorsese on John Ford's The Searchers; an issue of Criticism devoted to Andy Warhol, desistfilm on Alfred Hitchcock, Isidore Isou, Peter Tscherkassky, Michael Robinson and David OReilly; an interview with Terence Stamp; articles on Thom Andersen's The Thoughts That Once We Had, Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Lisandro Alonso's Jauja and Alain Resnais—and more. » - David Hudson »

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Daily | Senses, desistfilm, Criticism

16 March 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The new issue of Senses of Cinema features a good handful of pieces on Michelangelo Antonioni and two on Paul Thomas Anderson. Also in today's roundup of news and views: A new short film from Jean-Luc Godard; Martin Scorsese on John Ford's The Searchers; an issue of Criticism devoted to Andy Warhol, desistfilm on Alfred Hitchcock, Isidore Isou, Peter Tscherkassky, Michael Robinson and David OReilly; an interview with Terence Stamp; articles on Thom Andersen's The Thoughts That Once We Had, Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Lisandro Alonso's Jauja and Alain Resnais—and more. » - David Hudson »

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