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Film Preservationist Nicolas Winding Refn Says "Digital Is So Much Better"

20 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The great celluloid vs. digital debate continues, and if you haven't seen it, you should definitely watch the Keanu Reeves-hosted doc "Side By Side" for an in depth look at the issue. On one side, you have early digital adopters like David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh. Then you have the purists like Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino, who have worked to salvage Kodak film stock and with the latter going one step further and vowing to take out Dcp projectors out of his New Beverly theater. Paul Thomas Anderson is another filmmaker hell-bent on shooting on film stock as well. But then there's Nicolas Winding Refn, the director of "Drive" who straddles both camps. A cineaste who recently joined PTA as a member of the The American Genre Film Archive advisory board, Refn is quite happy to shoot digitally. Filmmakers are usually divided on the subject, but Refn has a refreshingly non-purist view, »

- Edward Davis

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The Academy Celebrates The Opening of The Hollywood Costume Exhibition in Los Angeles

20 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Gary Salem and Michelle McCue

“What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he’s become a different person.”

Edith Head

On Monday, Wamg attended the press preview for the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building.

Taking five years to create, this exhibition is the kickoff for the whole Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Emphasizing how costumes are so important in creating characters, this one-of-a-kind exhibition comes with its own film score, enhanced with dazzling animations and screenplay excerpts.

Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), and sponsored by Swarovski, this ticketed exhibition »

- Movie Geeks

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Quentin Tarantino Reopens New Beverly, But Is 35mm Sustainable?

22 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

After temporarily shuttering its doors in late August, announcing takeover of theater programming and throwing digital out the window, celluloid defender Quentin Tarantino has reopened the New Beverly in Los Angeles. According to Variety, 35mm-collector Tarantino has lined up an October slate including films from the late Paul Mazursky ("Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice") and the late Robin Williams ("The Best of Times"), as well as a double bill of Luc Besson's "The Professional" with Tarantino's own "Pulp Fiction," both 20 years old this October. (Tarantino defends not only 35mm projection, but also shooting in 35mm.) In August, Tarantino told La Weekly: "I want the New Beverly to be a bastion for 35 millimeter films. I want it to stand for something. When you see a film on the New Beverly calendar, you don’t have to ask whether it’s going to be shown in Dcp [Digital Cinema Projection] or in 35 millimeter. You know it’s. »

- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio

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Brad Pitt Praises Shia Labeouf, Talks Directors and Saying 'No' in Hollywood

22 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

"I'm actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say no all the time," Brad Pitt told GQ in an interview for the magazine's upcoming issue. He went on to say that, "No is the most powerful word in our business. You've got to protect yourself... To leave home, it's got to be worth leaving." Pitt's self-diagnosed "snobbishness" about directors certainly hasn't gone unnoticed. Throughout his career, Pitt has worked with David Fincher (Seven) and Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven) three times apiece, Andrew Dominik (Killing Them Softly) twice, and a slew of other great directors once each, including Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and the Coen brothers (Burn After Reading). Additionally, Pitt's selectiveness has led him to starring in director David Ayer's (End of Watch) upcoming film Fury, a World War II tank drama that focuses on a crew of battle-hardened allied soldiers during a mission deep in enemy territory. »

- Jordan Benesh

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Infographic: Chronological ‘Kill Bill’ Timeline

30 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Quentin Tarantino loves telling stories out of sequence. From his very first film, the director has written and edited his films with some pieces out of order, creating dramatic irony, shock value, heightened drama and more. He also makes the audience engage more with the film as we piece together the hows and whys of […]

The post Infographic: Chronological ‘Kill Bill’ Timeline appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Netflix, Weinstein Co. Bust Windows With ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel Day-and-Date Release

29 September 2014 6:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has reached a deal with The Weinstein Co. for its first original movie — a sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts pic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” — set to hit IMAX theaters and the streaming-video service simultaneously next summer.

The film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend,” is slated for a Aug. 28, 2015, debut. Produced by Weinstein Co., the movie is the first of several major films to premiere day-and-date both on the Svod service (at no extra charge) and in select IMAX theaters worldwide. Financial terms of the pact were not disclosed.

Netflix has been eyeing day-and-date releases of movies, as chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a keynote last year at the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles. The launch of the movie is likely to catch the ire of exhibitors — who have in the past viewed digital encroachment on theatrical windows as a threat.

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- Todd Spangler

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Netflix Sets ‘Crouching Tiger 2′ As 1st Feature; Hollywood’s Nightmare?

29 September 2014 6:01 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Breaking: While Hollywood studios and exhibitors endlessly spar over shortening the window between theatrical and home viewing on feature films, you just knew that someone was going to take a bona fide movie, bypass theaters and go right to home viewing. Not surprisingly, it’s Netflix, already a disruptive force with series including House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. The pay service has just contracted with The Weinstein Company’s Harvey Weinstein to release its first major feature film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend. Sort of a sequel to the Ang Lee-directed 2000 martial arts epic that won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, the film will premiere exclusively on Netflix, and it will simultaneously have a berth in IMAX theaters. The release is August 28, 2015.

Yuen Wo-Ping is directing a script by John Fusco, and Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star. Lee is not involved in this, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Quentin Tarantino’s First Wave of New Beverly Programming Announced [Updated]

29 September 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Update: Tickets are now on sale for the Pulp Fiction/Professional double feature.  Late summer left Los Angeles repertory fans scratching their heads as the long-running New Beverly Cinema abruptly closed for the month of September with the promise of renovations and new programming to come starting in October. As it turns out, Quentin Tarantino, who owns […]

The post Quentin Tarantino’s First Wave of New Beverly Programming Announced [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Off the Carpet: Christopher Nolan, Brad Pitt and AFI Fest on deck

29 September 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The New York Film Festival has added David Fincher's "Gone Girl" to the equation and will do the same for Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" in due time, but let me skip ahead a bit. The "Interstellar" onslaught, you see, has begun. New posters, interviews, a new trailer, TV spots during Sunday Night Football, more imagery, a reported (massive) running time, etc. Nolan's film is finished and has been shown here and there over the last week or so and, well, on a movie like this, it's hard to contain the trickle of buzz (even if everyone is probably signing NDAs). And the buzz is mostly great. However, when I hear certain things about the film — like how it finds a sweet spot between the emotion of Steven Spielberg and the intellect of Stanley Kubrick — I have to wonder if Nolan actually has the former in him. He »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Quentin Tarantino Programs Films By Paul Mazursky, Luc Besson, Sam Peckinpah And More At New Beverly Theater

29 September 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As if he isn't busy enough gearing up to shoot "The Hateful Eight," last month Quentin Tarantino put another job on his CV, taking over the gig of head programmer at the New Beverly Theater in Los Angeles. Tarantino saved the long-running cinematic institution years ago from redevelopment, but this time around he felt compelled to act when the theater upgraded to digital projection. This was too much for Tarantino, who took over the head programmer job from Michael Torgan and vowed to only screen movies from prints, and saw to it that in addition to the already installed 35mm projection system, a 16mm projector was added. After being closed for the month of September, the New Beverly will reopen in October, and the first slate of Tarantino approved movies has been unveiled. And as you might have guessed, it's eclectic. While exact titles are still coming together, Variety reveals »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘The Hateful Eight’ Shoots in Colorado in December

29 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Moreso than anything he’s ever done, the new Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight is being assembled in public. There was the very early script leak, the live-read of that first draft featuring actors such as Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Walton Goggins, and the out-in-the-open back and forth over whether or not the […]

The post ‘The Hateful Eight’ Shoots in Colorado in December appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight to Begin Filming This December

29 September 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The Hateful Eight, the eighth feature film from Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction), will film entirely in Colorado beginning at the end of this year. According to the Denver Post: The film’s Colorado budget includes $15.7 million for payroll, including a Colorado crew of 168, and $9.35 million in other in-state spending, including lodging. The state rebate of $5 million represents 20 percent of that spending. Prep work should begin early next month with shooting expected to start on Dec. 8 at the Schmid Ranch, on Wilson Mesa 10 miles west of Telluride. The crew would be housed in Telluride and take a break over the Christmas holiday. The nearly 900-acre, high-mesa ranch, homesteaded in 1882, is under a conservation easement, which »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight set to film in Colorado

29 September 2014 3:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Quentin Tarantino’s on and off western, The Hateful Eight has recently announced it may be filming in the state of Colorado.

Reports suggest that Telluride, Colorado beat out other locations such as Utah and Wyoming after their Economic Development Commision approved a $5 million incentive which will be offered to the film company. The movie is rumoured to be filming on a 900 acre ranch about ten miles west of the town, depending on permit approvals. This has the potential to be the area’s biggest film production since True Grit was filmed there in the late 1960s.

Tarentino’s latest foray into the world of Westerns is set for release in 2015 and if his previous films are anything to go by it’s going to be worth a watch.

The post Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight set to film in Colorado appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Alfie Nobes

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Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight will begin shooting in December

28 September 2014 10:57 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Things are moving forward on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, with the project set to begin filming in December. According to The Denver Post, cameras will begin rolling on 8 December, with the film to be shot entirely in Colorado on 70Mm film. The film will operate on a $44 million budget, with the report claiming that this will be the biggest production to shoot in the state since the 1969 version of True Grit. The film will follow a stagecoach of disparate characters forced to seek shelter in a nearby tavern during a...

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- George Wales

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Quentin Tarantino to Film 'Hateful Eight' in Colorado

28 September 2014 5:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Colorado has approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight. The state Economic Development Commission approved the package Friday. The Denver Post reports that Colorado's incentives beat out those of Utah and Wyoming. The film could be filmed on a 900-acre ranch west of the ski town of Telluride, depending on local permit approval. Budgeted at $44 million, the film would be the most significant production in Colorado since 1969's True Grit. That classic was filmed near three rural western Colorado cities. The Hateful Eight is set in the early 1870s

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- The Associated Press

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Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Will Shoot In Colorado

28 September 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Update: Winning out over the western landscapes of Utah and Wyoming, the state of Colorado has secured the deal to welcome Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight. They tempted the production with a $5m incentive package that will, permits approving, see Tarantino filming on a 900-acre ranch near Telluride. Fittingly, it's the biggest film to hit the state since True Grit in 1969.There's news just in that Quentin Tarantino’s on-again, off-again Western, The Hateful Eight, will commence shooting in January – all in glorious 65mm. Harvey Weinstein, renewing his long acquaintance with the writer/director, is promising to pull out all the stops for the post-Civil War Western and afford it “the widest 70mm release for over 20 years”. Eat your pickled heart out, The Master.Said Harvey and Bob Weinstein in a statement, “We are incredibly excited to begin production on The Hateful Eight, as we know this picture will be as innovative, »

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Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight to Begin Filming in December

28 September 2014 4:47 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Despite plans of completely scrapping his "The Hateful Eight" film, Quentin Tarantino eventually decided to move forward with rumors that he'll begin shooting early 2015. But according to the Colorado film office, "The Hateful Eight" will go into production on December 8th in Colorado. "The whole movie's going to be shot here, exteriors and interiors," said Colorado film commissioner Donald Zuckerman. "They're going to build it on a ranch." The state was competing to acquire the project against Utah and Wyoming. Colorado ended up offering $5 million in tax credits, which was enough to convince Tarantino and the rest of the filmmakers. And at $44 million, "The Hateful Eight" will be the biggest production in the state since the original 1969 "True Grit." Set in snowy Wyoming a few years after the Civil War, the film focuses on the tension among a group of people trapped after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route. »

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Denzel Washington's 5 best movies? Training Day, Man on Fire, more

28 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Denzel Washington is back on the big screen this week, reuniting with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua for tough-as-nails thriller The Equalizer.

A two-time Academy Award-winner (with a further four nominations under his belt), Washington has achieved just about all there is to achieve in his glittering Hollywood career. Picking out his five best movies is a tricky job, but we've attempted to do it anyway. Read on to find out which Denzel movies we think are the absolute essentials...

Glory (1989)

Edward Zwick's American Civil War drama starred Washington as Private Silas Trip, a soldier in the first Union Army unit to be made up entirely of African-American men. Washington stole the movie from its leading man Matthew Broderick, and bagged a Supporting Actor Oscar win for his troubles. He was nominated two years prior for playing activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom, but this was the movie that »

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Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema Reveals Schedule Ahead of Re-Opening

27 September 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After closing down in late August for a month-long remodeling, Los Angeles’ New Beverly Cinema, which is owned by Quentin Tarantino, is nearly ready to re-open on Oct. 1 with an eclectic schedule focusing on tributes, rarities and some of the filmmaker’s titles.

Screening on Oct. 1 and 2 are two movies by the late Paul Mazursky, “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “Blume in Love.” The following week “Pulp Fiction” will play for six nights with “The Professional,” both of which are 20 years old this month.

All movies will be shown in 35mm  in line with Tarantino’s new policy to preserve the moviegoing experience, and the theater has upgraded the sound system and installed a 16mm projector. The New Beverly had recently purchased a digital projector, leading to Tarantino’s decision to take over programming from the longtime programmer Michael Torgan, whose family had run the theater for decades.

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- Pat Saperstein

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Shamberg: “Anyone with a laptop is their own movie studio”

27 September 2014 4:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Pulp Fiction exec and BuzzFeed consultant hails digital opportunities for filmmakers.

Acclaimed Us producer Michael Shamberg has hailed the filmmaking opportunities afforded by digital platforms and new technology, during his Zurich Summit keynote today (Sept 27).

“There are enormous opportunities in this space,” the Pulp Fiction executive producer told Screen ahead of his address.

“Digital is the medium of now and it will only grow. Within a year or two in the Us there will be more money spent on digital advertising than on TV advertising – $80bn per year. As the revenue shifts for storytellers, more and more Hollywood industry will work in the digital space.”

“Just as Quentin Tarantino wrote scripts while working in a video store and a young Steven Spielberg made films on Super 8 in his bedroom, future filmmakers will emerge from having made films that they post online,” continued the Oscar-nominated producer whose credits include Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich, [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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