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4 items from 2014


FilmSharks readies Hitler’s Steps

3 October 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Guido Rud’s FilmSharks International has prevailed in a bidding war, acquiring feature rights to Abel Basti’s Latin American publishing sensation.

Buenos Aires-based Rud is developing the project with Amsterdam-based European Film Company, the company behind Kidnapping Freddy Heineken that is understood to be bringing equity and soft money to the table.

Rud is aiming for a studio-level feature, preferably in Argentina, and will commence pre-sales at the Afm.

In After Hitler’s Steps Basti produces evidence purporting to show how the Führer survived WWII and fled to Argentina and Paraguay, where he lived until his death in the 1970s.

The world-renowned authority on the Third Reich and the flight of Nazis to Latin America and the Us is adapting the screenplay. His previous work has been acquired by the BBC and he wrote a documentary that aired on History Channel called Hitler’s Escape (El Escape De Hitler).

Producing is Pablo Bossi, Fabian Bielinsky’s producer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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FilmSharks boards After Hitler’s Steps

3 October 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Guido Rud’s FilmSharks International has prevailed in a bidding war, acquiring feature rights to Abel Basti’s Latin American publishing sensation.

Buenos Aires-based Rud is developing the project with Amsterdam-based European Film Company, the company behind Kidnapping Freddy Heineken that is understood to be bringing equity and soft money to the table.

Rud is aiming for a studio-level feature, preferably in Argentina, and will commence pre-sales at the Afm.

In After Hitler’s Steps Basti produces evidence purporting to show how the Führer survived WWII and fled to Argentina and Paraguay, where he lived until his death in the 1970s.

The world-renowned authority on the Third Reich and the flight of Nazis to Latin America and the Us is adapting the screenplay. His previous work has been acquired by the BBC and he wrote a documentary that aired on History Channel called Hitler’s Escape (El Escape De Hitler).

Producing is Pablo Bossi, Fabian Bielinsky’s producer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Light emerging from the shadows: Sos staff members share their thoughts on noir

2 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Film noir. What is it? What are its defining characteristics? What films best express its qualities? Sex appeal, violence, cynicism, anti-heroes, femmes fatales, bleak commentary on modern society, maddening twists of fate that perpetuate one’s misery, running away from danger yet never making any ground…noir is and represents a wide variety of things, so much so that film experts do not even agree on whether it is a genre unto itself. (Two of the leading voices, James Ursini and Alain Silver, agree that it represents a movement rather than a definable genre.) For well over two years now, Sound on Sight has hosted the Friday Noir column which, on a near-weekly basis,  has covered a great many noir entries of the commonly recognized classic period (1941 to 1959) as well as sizable portion of neo-noirs. Slowly and steadily, the column has explored the extremely exhaustive catalogue of titles with still many to come. »

- Edgar Chaput

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Cinema at the Margins

17 March 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | The Moving Arts Journal | See recent The Moving Arts Journal news »

Wheeler Winston Dixon’s Cinema at the Margins is an enlightening collection of essays and interviews. Wearing his encyclopedic knowledge lightly, Dixon shares his expert insights and research in an eloquent, eminently readable style. I chose to review his new book because its reference to the ‘margins’ held the enticing promise of new discoveries, and a brief survey of its table of contents confirmed that, alongside well-known and much-loved names, there were also unfamiliar ones. The volume covers an early film by Peter Bogdanovich, the horror movies of Lucio Fulci, American 1930s and 40s science fiction serials, the TV series Dragnet, the brief career of Argentine director Fabián Bielinsky and the long one of Hollywood director Sam Newfield, Robert Bresson’s Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945), U.S. 1960s experimental cinema, Dixon’s own meditation on the shift to digital, and interviews with music video director Dale “Rage” Resteghini, »

- Alison Frank

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