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Kirsten Dunst on Whether She's Ever Slept WIth Directors: "I Don't Give Off That Vibe"

7 hours ago | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Strictly professional! Kirsten Dunst was interviewed in W magazine's May 2014 issue by guest editor Sofia Coppola, and sounds off on the fabled casting couch. In the Q&A, Dunst's Virgin Suicides director, 42, asks the actress, 31, what it's like working with directors who share a different vision and direction in the filmmaking process. "It takes all the fun out of what you do," Dunst reveals to Coppola. "You just get through it instead of having a meaningful experience." Coppola, considered Hollywood royalty herself as the talented daughter [...] »

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Cannes: Looking Past the Hype and Hate (Analysis)

17 April 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice.” Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups.” Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes.” Hou Hsiao Hsien’s “The Assassin.” Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys.” Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight.” Doug Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow.” Stephen Frear’s untitled Lance Armstrong biopic. Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From the Madding Crowd.” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman.”

The list of films and filmmakers once rumored to be hot prospects for the Cannes Film Festival, only to be go unmentioned during this morning’s official selection announcement, is, as usual, a long and tantalizing one — so tantalizing, in fact, that some festgoers may find themselves surveying the actual lineup today with a mild sense of deflation, even disappointment. I’ll be the first to admit that those of us fortunate enough to attend film festivals on a regular basis can too often lapse into a posture of whiny, »

- Justin Chang

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Kirsten Dunst: Actors Who Get Taken Advantage of "Court That Stuff"

17 April 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Kirsten Dunst doesn't have much empathy for anyone complaining about the casting couch. In an interview with W Magazine guest-editor Sofia Coppola, the 31-year-old reveals she's never worked with a director who made an inappropriate advance on her, explaining, "I don't give off that vibe." "I think you court that stuff," she says, "and to me, it's crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship." That's not to say that the former child star's career ascent, which included a 2008 voluntary rehab stint for depression, has been seamless. "[My] hardest age was 27," she tells Coppola. "I had to figure out how to navigate »

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Nicolas Cage Facts: 55 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Oscar Winner

11 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Nicolas Cage...

Undoubtedly one of the biggest -- and unique -- actors of his generation, Nicolas Cage got his start in 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in a part so small if you blink you'd miss it. Then, after changing his name from Coppola to Cage, the actor's career took off and he's been a leading man ever since.

This week, Cage stars in David Gordon Green's "Joe," as a hot-tempered, but protective ex-con in a role that has critics raving about the actor's restrained performance. Whether or not you're a fan of the intense star, there's no denying he's a cinematic force to be reckoned with.

From his unexpected connection to J.D. Salinger to his questionable dinosaur skull purchase, here are 55 things you probably don't know about Nicolas Cage.

1. Born Nicolas Coppola, the actor chose Cage as his stage name to honor comic book superhero Luke Cage.

2. Inspired by Superman's birth name, »

- Moviefone Staff

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Cannes gets in the party mood

11 April 2014 1:36 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The veteran party girl Angelique plays herself in the choice for the opening film in Cannes Un Certain Regard

Party Girl - a first film about a 60-year-old night club hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying - has been chosen for the opening slot in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard strand, it has just been announced.

The film is written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, who all met when they were studying screenwriting and editing in Paris at the French film School Fémis.

Previously they had produced short films, amassing awards at several festivals: Forbach (Cinéfondation Second Prize, Festival de Cannes 2008 and Grand Prix at the 2009 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival), C’est Gratuit Pour Les Filles (Semaine de la Critique 2009 – César Award for Best Short Film, 2010), and Demolition Party (2013).

The film follows in the opening »

- Richard Mowe

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Cannes gets in the party mood

11 April 2014 1:34 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

A first film about a 60-year-old night club hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying has been chosen for the opening slot in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard strand, it has just been announced.

Party Girl is written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, who all met when they were studying screeningwriting and editing in Paris at the French film School Fémis.

Previously they had produced short films, amassing awards at several festivals: Forbach (Cinéfondation Second Prize, Festival de Cannes 2008 and Grand Prix at the 2009 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival), C’est Gratuit Pour Les Filles (Semaine de la Critique 2009 – César Award for Best Short Film, 2010), and Demolition Party (2013).

The film follows in the opening slot The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola, which was presented in 2013. Un Certain Regard, which has a mission to »

- Richard Mowe

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'Party Girl' to get the party started in Un Certain Regard at Cannes

10 April 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hard to believe that the Cannes Film Festival is just a month away -- before you know it, people will be cranking up the Oscar conversation again. The full lineup will be announced in Paris on April 17, but another nugget was revealed this morning. The opening film of the theoretically secondary, but increasingly prestigious, Un Certain Regard competition will be a French title: "Party Girl," the joint directorial debut of Marie Amacoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis. In recent years, Cannes has sometimes kicked off Ucr with a big-name auteur title: Gus Van Sant's "Restless" and, last year, Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" both took the slot, as a kind of compensation for the directors being demoted from the main Competition. The more left-field selection of "Party Girl," says the festival, is indicative of the section's mission to expose fresh talent. The film is a mix of fact and fiction, »

- Guy Lodge

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Party Girl to open Un Certain Regard

10 April 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Debut feature is from co-directors Marie AmachoukeliClaire Burger and Samuel Theis.

Party Girl, the debut of writer-directors Marie AmachoukeliClaire Burger and Samuel Theis, is to open the Official Selection of Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15. 

Produced by Elzévir Films and distributed by Pyramide Films, Party Girl centres on the life of Angélique, a 60 year-old nightclub hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying, but now as the senior member on staff, feels she has reached the end of the line.

On an impulse, she agrees to marry her regular client, Michel. The film is described as “a portrait of a free woman who has chosen to live on the margins of conventional society, and delves deep into a France that is often underrepresented”. The lead role is played by the real-life Angélique.

The three co-directors met at Fémis, where they studied screenwriting and editing and began their collaboration. They produced »

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

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French Film ‘Party Girl’ To Open Cannes’ Un Certain Regard

10 April 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A year after Sofia Coppola's “The Bling Ring” opened the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, the festival has chosen a French film whose title suggests a similar dynamic to open the section in 2014: “Party Girl.” But “Party Girl” isn't a look at celebrity-obsessed youth, the way Coppola's film was; instead, the first feature from directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis focuses on a 60-year-old nightclub hostess who marries a longtime client because she's afraid it's time to end her partying ways. The lead role. »

- Steve Pond

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French Film 'Party Girl' Chosen as Cannes Un Certain Regard Opener

10 April 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Cannes has officially announced another film in this year's line-up ahead of the full selection unveiling next week. We already know that Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, will be the opening competition film of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Following that we can now include Party Girl, a film written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, which has been chosen to open the Official Selection of the Un Certain Regard category. It follows Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring which was presented in 2013. So far, so good, with the complete list of 2014 films next week. Un Certain Regard is part of the Cannes selection that introduces young talent and encourages innovative and daring cinema. Produced by Elzévir Films, Party Girl shows the life of Angélique, a 60 year-old night club hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying, but now as the senior member on staff, »

- Alex Billington

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Cannes Film Festival Selects 'Party Girl' To Open Un Certain Regard

10 April 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Next week, organizers at the Cannes Film Festival will unveil their full slate of films sending cinephiles into a tizzy, but today they release a tease of what's to come. They've announced that "Party Girl," from the trio of directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, will open up the Un Certain Regard sidebar. It's the first feature for the trio, who all met at the French film school Fémis. Full press release below. ----- Party Girl, a first film written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, has been chosen to open the Official Selection of Un Certain Regard.  It follows The Bling Ring by the American, Sofia Coppola, which was presented in 2013. Produced by Elzévir Films and distributed by Pyramide Films, Party Girl shows the life of Angélique, a 60 year-old night club hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying, but now as the senior member on staff, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Listen: Electronic Duo Air’s Unreleased Tracks For Norwegian Thriller ‘Pioneer’

10 April 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Having long-operated cinematically as part of Sofia Coppola’s usual ensemble, the electronic group Air has recently taken to a range of other left-field projects. First it was a soundtrack in 2010 to Georges Méliès’ “A Voyage To The Moon," then accompaniment to the documentary “Corman’s World” more recently. Now the French duo are continuing that streak with a musical role in Norwegian director Erik Skjoldjaerg’s latest film, and we’ve got our first taste of the result. Via Empire, a series of six soundtrack cuts have hit the web from “Pioneer” the latest work by Skjoldjaerg (who directed “Prozac Nation” and the original “Insomnia”), and they offer Air’s signature sound transferred to the film’s tale of intrigue. Set in the 1980s during the Norwegian Oil Boom, the plot throws an ensemble including Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley and Stephen Lang into political rivalries as they race to »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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One From the Heart to Francis Ford Coppola

7 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn here. As Jason already established, today is Francis Ford Coppola's 75th birthday today. Talia's brother, Sofia and Roman's dad, Nicolas and Jason's uncle, and Gia's grandfather presides over a clearly very talented family that keep kicking artistic goals. We're only four months into this new year and Sofia has (apparently) been hired for her first big studio film, Jason Schwartzman has appeared on screen in indie box office hit The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Gia's directorial debut, Palo Alto, is about to hit cinema screens. What's Frances up to? Well the five-time Oscar winner is laying low it seems after none of his ultra-arty projects - Twixt, Youth Without Youth, Tetro - took off the way he likely expected his artistic return to.

It's then a perfect opportunity to dig a bit deeper into his extensive filmography and find something you've never seen. I know »

- Glenn Dunks

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Team Top Ten: The Greatest Working Cinematographers

5 April 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here, to welcome you back to Team Top Ten, our monthly poll by all of the website’s contributors. For our first episode in 2014, we are looking at The Greatest Working Cinematographers in the (international) film industry. As long time readers of The Film Experience are surely aware, the visual language of cinema is something Nathaniel and the rest of us are very fond of discussing. Films and filmmakers that have a dash of style and understand cinema as a visual medium always get bonus points around these parts. We celebrate great works in cinematography on a weekly basis in Hit Me With Your Best Shot, but it was time to give the people behind the camera their due.

 

More than 50 cinematographers from all across the world received votes. If the final, somewhat American-centric, list doesn’t quite reflect that, chalk it up to the natural process of consensus voting. »

- Amir S.

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Bad Timing? James Franco Goes After Underage Girl In New Movie Trailer

3 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Well this is quite an unfortunate coincidence. James Franco stars in Gia Coppola's directorial debut, "Palo Alto," playing a sleazy soccer coach who has feelings for one of his students (Emma Roberts). The movie was adapted from Franco's "Palo Alto: Stories," which is loosely based off of James' own teenage life in the suburbs and memories submitted by high school students.  Gia has big shoes to fill, though -- she's the niece  of Sofia Coppola ("Bling Ring")  and the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather: Part II"). Check out the trailer for "Palo Alto" above!The trailer dropped the same week just as reports have started to circulate that the actor tried to hook up with a teenage fan. Allegedly, 17-year-old Lucy Clode was in New York with her family for an early 18th birthday present earlier this week where she met James outside his Broadway show "Of Mice and Men. »

- tooFab Staff

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10 directors who made belated returns to their franchises

3 April 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Apr 2014 - 06:26

From Francis Ford Coppola to George Miller, we take a look at 10 directors who made belated returns to the franchises they created...

There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.

In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »

- ryanlambie

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Spotlight on the Stars: Scarlett Johansson

1 April 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

After last week’s look at Jennifer Lawrence, I think this is now going to become another weekly series for me, tentatively called “Spotlight on the Stars”. Each week, I’ll look at an actor/actress/filmmaker that I’d like to celebrate in some way. It could be due to something of theirs coming out that weekend or just because I feel they deserve a moment in the sun, but each time it’ll be a bit of positivity about someone who I’d like to pay tribute to. For this week’s piece (which is technically the second one in the series, though I didn’t have a snappy name for the inaugural Lawrence one), I wanted to take a look at Scarlett Johansson. To some, she’s merely a pretty face, but when I look at her, not only do I see a beautiful woman, I also see a criminally underrated actress. »

- Joey Magidson

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Watch: Visit 'Palo Alto' With New Trailer For Gia Coppola's Feature Debut Starring Emma Roberts & James Franco

1 April 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The name Coppola carries with it some weight, not just because of the legacy already attached to Francis Ford Coppola, but also the oeuvre carved out by Sofia Coppola. But now Gia Coppola (Francis' granddaughter) is getting in the family way with "Palo Alto," her debut feature film and a new trailer is here as it gears up to hit theaters. Based on the book by James Franco, who also stars, along with Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Chris Messina, Val Kilmer and more, the film follows a group of teenagers facing complicated lives and decisions in California. From the virginal soccer player crushing on her coach, to artists with no boundaries, the movie dives right into the messiness of adolescence. And it's semi-successful, with our review out of the Venice Film Festival last year calling it "fairly disposable, simply due to how well-trodden the territory is, but it's »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Live Action Movie The Little Mermaid Gets A Director

1 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Sofia Coppola’s directing credits don’t trend to any thread of sci-fi; she’s known for movies like The Bling Ring, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. Presently though, she is rumored to be attached to the a live adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen‘s The Little Mermaid. THR is reporting that Coppola is in talks to direct the […] »

- Jess Orso

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Watch Bill Murray's Karaoke Cover of 'House of the Rising Sun'

30 March 2014 4:43 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Bill Murray is a man of many talents, and we all know that sweet vocal stylings are among them. The actor was down in St. Augustine, Florida recently for the annual Caddyshack Charity Golf Game when he took the stage at his Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant to deliver a masterful karaoke set, captured in all its glory by TMZ.

See Where Bill Murray Ranks Among the 50 Funniest People Now

Murray reportedly sang for about 45 minutes, backed by a live band on covers that included Van Morrison's "Gloria" and the »

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