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‘Dunkirk’: How Christopher Nolan Maintained Secrecy on His Set

2 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Few productions in the history of the movies have been as shrouded in secrecy as Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” While filmmakers often go to great lengths to prevent their screenplays from leaking to the public, Nolan kept the script for “Dunkirk” so guarded that even very few members of the crew ever laid eyes on it.

Read More‘Dunkirk’ Cast: Where You’ve Seen Christopher Nolan’s Ensemble Before

Of the more than 600 people who helped bring Nolan’s World War II drama to life, the 20 or so crew members on set who were allowed to read the script included the director of photography, production designer, first assistant director and property master.

“It was a lot of guessing,” said “Dunkirk” art director Stéphane Cressend, who was only allowed to read the script once, six weeks after shooting began. “This is what’s really different from all the other productions I’ve worked on, »

- Graham Winfrey

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The Snowman: serious film by serious people – or least spooky serial killer thriller ever?

6 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The trailer suggests Michael Fassbender’s Jo Nesbø adaptation is a high-tension, dread-laden thriller with one problem: it’s full of snowmen

The Snowman, which is due for release in October, absolutely drips with pedigree. It’s based on a Jo Nesbø thriller about a serial killer with a disturbingly unique calling card: he leaves snowmen next to his victims. Originally due to be directed by Martin Scorsese, it’s a movie from film-maker Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) that stars Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Jk Simmons, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Toby Jones, with a score composed by Jonny Greenwood. The message is clear: this is a serious film made by serious people. As its new trailer demonstrates, The Snowman is intended to be taken very seriously indeed.

That said, it’s got loads of snowmen in it. Loads of them. Which is a risk, »

- Stuart Heritage

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The Pulitzer At 100 redux by Anne-Katrin Titze

22 hours ago | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof in The Pulitzer At 100

In the second installment of my conversation with The Pulitzer At 100 director Kirk Simon we discussed where Michael Cunningham (The Hours) and Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay which is also read by Martin Scorsese) keep their Pulitzers, multiple winners Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times on working hard every day, a Tony Kushner Angels In America accent, Paula Vogel's (How I Learned to Drive) winning headline, Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced), and paying homage to Walter Hill's The Warriors when filming Tracy K Smith's reading of Life On Mars.

In The Pulitzer At 100, Michael Cunningham, with a sheepish grin, states that where his Pulitzer is kept is connected to the fate of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? and The Great Gatsby.

Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel taught Ayad Akhtar, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Michael Fassbender Is Hunted in First Trailer for ‘The Snowman’ (Watch)

19 July 2017 10:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson are in pursuit of an elusive serial killer in first trailer for “The Snowman,” based on the thriller by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø.

Fassbender portrays crime squad detective Harry Hole, who discovers a beheaded victim on the first snow of winter. He’s told at the start of the trailer, “A woman vanished last night. We just found the body. And the head is missing.”

Fassbender is aided by a brilliant recruit, played by Ferguson, in his efforts to connect cold cases to the new one. “I’m thinking that he’s going after women that he disapproves of,” she notes.

The killer appears in the trailer to be tracking Fassbender and sending taunting notes. “He’s been watching us the whole time,” Fassbender says. “If we don’t find him, he’s never going to stop.”

The film is directed by Swedish helmer Tomas Alfredson, whose »

- Dave McNary

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The Snowman Begins His Reign Of Terror In First Trailer For Tomas Alfredson’s Crime Thriller

19 July 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Michael Fassbender has come face-to-face with a great number of cinematic threats – unruly deities, the Knight’s Templar, and the Xenomorph…to name but three – but none quite like The Snowman killer.

Adapted from Jo Nesbø’s nervy page-turner, The Snowman is best described as a Norweigan crime noir that chronicles one detective’s pursuit of a demented serial killer. Legend has it that The Snowman has haunted Oslo for decades, and after a string of dead bodies begin showing up across town – all with their heads removed, we might add – it’s up to Michael Fassbender’s seasoned detective and a rookie (Rebecca Ferguson) to solve the case before the next snowfall.

Also starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, and J.K. Simmons, long before Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) signed on to direct, The Snowman actually piqued the curiosity of Martin Scorsese, who originally earmarked Leonardo DiCaprio and »

- Michael Briers

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Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, And J.K. Simmons Star In First Trailer For The Snowman

19 July 2017 8:34 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.

In theaters October 20, watch the first trailer.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables), as well as Piodor Gustafsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo »

- Michelle Hannett

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‘The Snowman’ Trailer: Michael Fassbender Leads The Jo Nesbo Adaptation

19 July 2017 7:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Working Title Films and Universal Pictures have debuted The Snowman trailer. This is the very first look at the adaptation of the Jo Nesbø book, which arrives in cinemas in October.

The Snowman trailer: Michael Fassbender is Harry Hole in the adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s novel

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence) and J.K. Simmons star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. »

- Paul Heath

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Michael Fassbender is on the Case in First Trailer for Tomas Alfredson’s ‘The Snowman’

19 July 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Director Tomas Alfredson returns with The Snowman, his first film since 2011’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Adapted from the novel by Norwegian crime-writer Jo Nesbø, The Snowman follows Harry Hole (yes, really), a detective with unorthodox methods who finds himself investigating the disappearance of a woman whose scarf was found wrapped around a snowman.

Michael Fassbender plays Harry Hole (yes, really), and he leads a cast that includes Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, James D’Arcy, and Toby Jones. An adaptation of The Snowman has been knocking around since at least 2013, when Martin Scorsese was first attached to helm the film, but then the Let the Right One In director took the helm and ahead of a release this fall, the first trailer has landed.

“It’s got that Scandi-noir element to it, for sure. I think it’s going to be very rich. I love working with Tomas Alfredson. »

- Chris Evangelista

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‘The Snowman’ Trailer: Michael Fassbender and ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ Director Solve A Gripping Mystery

19 July 2017 6:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Swedish film director Tomas Alfredson became a favorite on the international film circuit with back-t0-back modern classics “Let the Right One In” and “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.” The latter earned three Oscar nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Actor for Gary Oldman, but it’s been nearly six years since Alfredson’s spy drama and we haven’t gotten any new material since. That’s about to change with “The Snowman.”

Read More: Michael Fassbender Says He’d Like to Get Into Comedy

Based on the novel of the same name by crime-writer Jo Nesbø, “The Snowman” stars Michael Fassbender as detective Harry Hole and concerns the mystery of a disappeared woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. Rebecca FergusonToby JonesJ.K. Simmons and Chloë Sevigny co-star.

A film adaptation of “The Snowman” has been in development as early as »

- Zack Sharf

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Rushes. George A. Romero & Martin Landau, Choreographing Rape, Latest Trailers

19 July 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSOver the weekend we lost two greats: Filmmaker George A. Romero, best known for inventing the modern version of all things zombie, and actor Martin Landau. Patton Oswalt has pointed out that a 19-year-old Romero worked as a pageboy on North by Northwest, Landau's second movie.The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has again added more names to its membership, and this latest batch includes even more unexpected additions from the world of international art cinema, including directors Pedro Costa, Lav Diaz, Ann Hui, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kira Muratova, Johnnie To and Athina Rachel Tsangari.Did you see that the lineup of the Locarno Film Festival has been announced? With a huge retrospective devoted to Cat People director Jacques Tourneur and a competition including new films by Wang Bing, F.J. Ossang, Ben Russell, »

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The Snowman, starring Michael Fassbender: the first trailer

18 July 2017 9:53 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jul 20, 2017

Jo Nesbo's book The Snowman is heading to the movies. Here's the trailer...

Update: Here's the new trailer we were talking about...

We suspect a trailer may well be imminent for The Snowman, the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s best-selling book. The film version is being directed by Tomas Alfredson, and has a cast that’s led by Michael Fassbender.

He’s joined in the ensemble for this one by Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rebecca Ferguson, Toby Jones, Val Kilmer, J K Simmons, Chloe Sevigny and Sofia Helin. And it’s set to arrive in cinemas on October 13th in the UK.

Here, then, is the poster and synopsis. We’ll add the trailer when we get it…

And the synopsis…

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence) and J.K. Simmons star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from »

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Inside the Pulitzers with Kirk Simon by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 July 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Pulitzer At 100 director Kirk Simon on the man Liev Schreiber portrayed in Tom McCarthy's Oscar-winning Spotlight: "You do not mess with Marty Baron!" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Kirk Simon has assembled a grand cast (Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, John Lithgow, Martin Scorsese, Yara Shahidi, and Liev Schreiber) plus authors, journalists, composers and photographers (including Paula Vogel, Toni Morrison, David Remnick, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Kushner, John Adams, Carl Bernstein, Nicholas Kristof, Jeffrey Eugenides, Thomas Friedman, Michael Cunningham, John Adams, Michael Chabon, Martin Baron, Junot Díaz, Ayad Akhtar, Robin Givhan, Sheri Fink, John Filo, Nick Ut, and Robert A. Caro) who have won Pulitzers, to create a vivid portrait of the importance of Joseph Pulitzer's brilliant idea to establish the School of Journalism at Columbia University and award prizes.

In The Pulitzer At 100, Helen Mirren has a Long Day's Journey Into Night with Eugene O'Neill Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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‘The Irishman’: 9 Things You Must Know About Martin Scorsese’s $100 Million ‘Goodfellas’ Reunion

18 July 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” may have been his 28-year-old passion project, but it was mostly ignored by audiences, grossing only $7 million in the U.S. opposite a $40 million budget. Something tells us the same fate won’t meet the director’s next project, which carries an even bigger budget and bigger stars.

Read More: Why Martin Scorsese’s Netflix Deal Is The Future of Cinema (And That’s Ok)

The Irishman” is gearing up for production this summer, and it brings Scorsese back to the genre he helped define in the modern era and reunites him with some of the actors he helped make iconic. Anticipation is sky high (and warranted, given everything we know about the movie). Here are the 9 most essential bits of information you need to know:

1. The Movie is Martin Scorsese’s First Gangster Movie in Over A Decade

Scorsese has built his career on iconic gangster movies, »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Dunkirk’: Why Christopher Nolan’s War Epic Is a Certain Oscar Contender

18 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Christopher Nolan and the Oscars have a love-hate relationship. He’s been nominated for only three Oscars, two for Original Screenplay: “Memento” in 2000 and big-scale epic “Inception” in 2010. That year, he was also nominated as a producer of “Inception,” which followed the surprising omission of  “The Dark Knight” for Best Picture contention in 2009. That pushed the Academy to change its rules to allow more Best Picture slots, which might encourage more people around the world to watch the Oscars.

Read More‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made

Nolan’s films have mostly cleaned up in the technical realm. Cinematographer Wally Pfister was nominated for “Batman Begins,” “The Prestige,” and “Inception,” which landed eight nominations and four wins (for Pfister, sound editing and mixing, and VFX) . The Academy voters punished sequel “The Dark Knight Rises” with no nominations at all. And »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Dunkirk’: Why Christopher Nolan’s War Epic Is a Certain Oscar Contender

18 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Christopher Nolan and the Oscars have a love-hate relationship. He’s been nominated for only three Oscars, two for Original Screenplay: “Memento” in 2000 and big-scale epic “Inception” in 2010. That year, he was also nominated as a producer of “Inception,” which followed the surprising omission of  “The Dark Knight” for Best Picture contention in 2009. That pushed the Academy to change its rules to allow more Best Picture slots, which might encourage more people around the world to watch the Oscars.

Read More‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made

Nolan’s films have mostly cleaned up in the technical realm. Cinematographer Wally Pfister was nominated for “Batman Begins,” “The Prestige,” and “Inception,” which landed eight nominations and four wins (for Pfister, sound editing and mixing, and VFX) . The Academy voters punished sequel “The Dark Knight Rises” with no nominations at all. And »

- Anne Thompson

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Movie News: Martin Landau Passes Away at 89; Watch Natalie Portman in New 'Planetarium' Trailer

17 July 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Martin Landau: Winner of an Academy Award for his supporting performance in Tim Burton's Ed Wood, Martin Landau appeared in more than 175 movies and television shows over a rich and varied career that began in 1953. He passed away yesterday at the age of 89. He gave a notable performance in North by Northwest, starred on TV's Mission: Impossible and later earned Academy Award nominations for Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Crime and Misdemeanors. [THR]   Killers of the Flower Moon: We heard back in April that director Martin Scorsese might be teaming with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro to make a big-screen version of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, based on a true story about murder and mayhem in Oklahoma in the...

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- Peter Martin

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Chile’s Cinestación, Italy’s Stayblack Team for Manuela Martelli’s ‘1976’ (Exclusive)

17 July 2017 6:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Aligning two like-minded up-and-coming companies making acclaimed auteur-driven cinema, Jonas Carpignano’s Italy-based Stayblack has boarded “1976,” the directorial feature debut of actress Manuela Martelli, set up at Santiago de Chile-based Cinestación, headed by director-producers Omar Zuñiga and Dominga Sotomayor.

Aline Kuppenheim, the protagonist’s glamorous, smothering, but purblind mother in “Machuca,” will play “1976’s” lead.

Stayblack’s credits include both of Carpignano’s own films, “Mediterraneo” and “A Ciambra,” the latter a Europa Cinemas Label Award winner for best European film at this year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. It also marks the first fruit of the Emerging Film Fund, a joint initiative between Martin Scorsese and Sikelia producer partner Emma Koskoff and Rodrigo Teixeira’s Brazil-based Rt Features.

“1976” is also Stayblack’s first project with Latin America and Cinestación’s first co-production with Italy. Sotomayor, Zuñiga, and Stayblack’s Carpignano and Jon Coplon will produce.

A double Rotterdam Tiger winner with “Thursday Till Sunday,” her »

- John Hopewell

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Newswire: Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese reuniting for true-crime movie

16 July 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Now that he has his Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio can start making fun movies that are just excuses to hang out with his pals. Case in point, Variety is reporting that DiCaprio will soon be reuniting with his old friend Marty—a.k.a. acclaimed director Martin Scorsese—for an adaptation of true-crime thriller Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI. Of course, as hinted by the title, this doesn’t sound like a particularly fun movie, but at least Leo and Marty will be able to talk about how much they enjoyed making The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf Of Wall Street together.

The book is set in the 1920s, and it’s about a series of murders in Oklahoma targeting members of the Osage nation who recently discovered oil underneath their land. The mystery was one of the then-nascent FBI »

- Sam Barsanti

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Critic's Notebook: In George Romero's Zombie Films, a Cathartic Form of Escapism

16 July 2017 5:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

George Romero, who died Sunday at 77, had an impact on contemporary pop culture that is difficult to overstate. Other living filmmakers, like George Lucas and Martin Scorsese, transformed genres; Romero all but created one.

Yes, there were "zombies" in movies before his Night of the Living Dead came along in 1968. But the wretched victims of 1932's White Zombie and later schlock movies bore little resemblance to Romero's ghouls. Before 1968, zombies tended to be people enslaved by voodoo or revived as slaves by evil scientists; Romero's mysterious plague of widespread corpse reanimation — and the peculiar »

- John DeFore

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Obsessions

15 July 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

What a great sales hook — a feature film with a Bernard Herrmann music score that we hadn’t heard of. And one of the writers was Martin Scorsese, before Boxcar Bertha and Mean Streets! But wait, it isn’t as simple as that. The new release is more than a little confusing. Its own ad copy first calls this Dutch production ‘obscure,’ and not four sentences later describes it as a ‘classic exploitation film.’

Obsessions

Blu-ray + DVD

Cult Epics

1969 / Color / 1:37 flat full frame (should be widescreen) / 91 min. / Bezeten – Het gat in de muur / Street Date May 9, 2017 / 34.95

Starring: Alexandra Stewart, Dieter Geissler, Tom van Beek, Donald Jones, Elisabeth Versluys, Marijke Boonstra, Vibeke, Michael Krebs, Hasmig Terveen, Fons Rademakers, Victoria Naelin, Adrian Brine, Sara Heyblom.

Cinematography: Frans Bromet, Hubertus Hagen

Film Editor: Henri Rust

Original Music: Bernard Herrmann

Written by Pim de la Parra, Wim Verstappen, Martin Scorsese

Produced by Pim de la Parra, »

- Glenn Erickson

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