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From Muriel’s Wedding to Moulin Rouge: inside Jill Bilcock’s frantic world of film editing

8 October 2017 7:45 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

One of Australia’s most gifted film editors on Baz Luhrmann, Michael Hutchence and making Muriel likable

Anybody with the most basic understanding of film editing will tell you there are many words to describe different kinds of techniques. Montage. Juxtaposition. Fade. Dissolve. Wipe. Jump cut. Shot reverse shot. Fast cutting. Slow cutting. Cross cutting. The list goes on.

The renowned editor Jill Bilcock infused the director Baz Luhrmann’s first three films – Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge (aka the red curtain trilogy) – with a famously frenetic, flashy, in-your-face style. The term she and the glitzy auteur coined to describe their approach is unlikely to be added to textbooks any time soon: they call it “frame fucking”.

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- Luke Buckmaster

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Top Editor Jill Bilcock to Head Asia Pacific Screen Awards Jury

28 September 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Top Australian film editor, Jill Bilcock will head the jury this year for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The annual awards will be presented on Nov. 23 at a ceremony in Brisbane.

Bilcock will be joined on the judging panel by Yoshi Yatabe, programming director of the Tokyo International Film Festival. Completing the jury line-up are the previously announced Chinese actress He Saifei, Filipino writer, director Adolfo Alix Jr and Kazakh writer, director and cinematographer Adilkhan Yerzhanov.

The jury determines the winners of all the major Apsa prizes: best feature film; achievement in directing; achievement in cinematography; best screenplay; and two acting categories, best performance by the actress and actor. They also determine the winner of the cultural diversity award, under the patronage of Unesco. Nominations will be announced on Oct. 13.

With a career spanning more than three decades, Bilcock is an Academy Award and four-time BAFTA nominee. She worked on Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth” (1998) and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), Sam Mendes »

- Patrick Frater

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Disney's Pirates & Hunger Games actors set for Romeo + Juliet re-imagining

25 September 2017 3:01 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's been over 20 years since the release of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the star-crossed lovers. Adapted from the legendary tale by William Shakespeare, Luhrmann's version of the sordid tale of pleasure, prospect and poison resonated greatly with those belonging to "Generation X." Now, the Mark Gordon Company hopes... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Kaya Scodelario, Josh Hutcherson to Star in Action-Romance ‘Die in a Gunfight’

25 September 2017 1:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kaya Scodelario, Josh Hutcherson, Olivia Munn, and Helen Hunt are starring in the action-romance “Die in a Gunfight” as an update on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

The Mark Gordon Company is producing the film, with photography set to begin next month in Boston. Collin Schiffli will direct the film. His 2014 movie “Animals” won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.

Producers are Tom Butterfield, Mark Gordon and Allyson Seeger of Sunday Night. Sara Smith of Mark Gordon Company will be an executive producer.

Scodelario and Hutcherson will play the star-crossed lovers who share an eagerness to break from the confines of their lives that fuels their passion for each other and leads to an all-out struggle for their love against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between their families. Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, who teamed on Marvel’s upcoming “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” wrote the screenplay. »

- Dave McNary

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‘The Mountain Between Us’: How Cinematographer Mandy Walker Shot at 11,000 Feet

20 September 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

When cinematographer Mandy Walker met with the director for Fox 2000’s “The Mountain Between Us,” Hany Abu-Assad’s directives were simple. “It has to be beautiful, but dangerous,” said the Oscar-nominated director of “Paradise Now” and “Omar.” “You must feel the danger they are up against.”

Specifically, Abu-Assad planned to direct stars Kate Winslet and Idris Elba on top of the 11,000-foot Purcell Mountains in British Columbia. “It really was minus 38 degrees, working in the snow,” said Walker. “I had not done that before, above the tree line.”

Like any veteran cinematographer, Walker is familiar with trying circumstances. For Baz Luhrmann’s epic “Australia,” she supervised three units with action and horses. She shot John Curran’s stunning outback adventure “Tracks” in heat of 122 degrees.

However, the Purcell mountain range meant a very different set of challenges. She brought her crew two to three times into each of five high-altitude locations for scouting, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Mountain Between Us’: How Cinematographer Mandy Walker Shot at 11,000 Feet

20 September 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When cinematographer Mandy Walker met with the director for Fox 2000’s “The Mountain Between Us,” Hany Abu-Assad’s directives were simple. “It has to be beautiful, but dangerous,” said the Oscar-nominated director of “Paradise Now” and “Omar.” “You must feel the danger they are up against.”

Specifically, Abu-Assad planned to direct stars Kate Winslet and Idris Elba on top of the 11,000-foot Purcell Mountains in British Columbia. “It really was minus 38 degrees, working in the snow,” said Walker. “I had not done that before, above the tree line.”

Like any veteran cinematographer, Walker is familiar with trying circumstances. For Baz Luhrmann’s epic “Australia,” she supervised three units with action and horses. She shot John Curran’s stunning outback adventure “Tracks” in heat of 122 degrees.

However, the Purcell mountain range meant a very different set of challenges. She brought her crew two to three times into each of five high-altitude locations for scouting, »

- Anne Thompson

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The Craziest Hollywood Movies of the 21st Century — IndieWire Critics Survey

18 September 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

In honor of Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!,” which just became one of the only movies to ever earn an “F” Cinemascore rating, what is the craziest movie that a major Hollywood studio has released this century?

Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf), Time Out New York

Talk about a self-answering question. Unless you can point to another movie that brews such an aggressive whirlwind of psychosexual anxiety, starring the biggest star in the world (who is also romantically involved with the director), then we’re talking about “mother!” I’m sure you’ve got “The Wolf of Wall Street” at the ready as an alternative, but how crazy is that film, given »

- David Ehrlich

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Emmy Winner Nicole Kidman Felt 'Deeply Humiliated' Filming Big Little Lies' Abuse Scenes: 'It Affected Me in a Deep Way'

17 September 2017 7:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nicole Kidman has played a slew of transformative roles throughout her three-decade career. But rarely has a character had such a strong personal impact on her as Celeste — the mother of two trying to navigate her way through an abusive relationship that Kidman so beautifully portrayed in HBO’s megahit miniseries Big Little Lies

The Emmy Awards agreed — she won for best actress in a limited series Sunday.

Filming scenes where her character often engaged in rough sexual acts to please her husband Perry (Alexander Skarsgård), seconds before (or in some cases, after) being slapped or pushed or mentally abused, »

- Dave Quinn

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Sir Elton John To Be Honored At Elton John AIDS Foundation New York Fall Gala

13 September 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (Ejaf) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.

This year’s gala commemorates the Foundation’s 25th year and honors Founder Sir Elton John. President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Sharon Stone, and others will pay tribute to Elton John’s achievements as a philanthropist and humanitarian. The legendary Aretha Franklin will be the special musical guest, along with performances by violinist Joshua Bell and Broadway’s The Lion King, featuring Heather Headley. Neil Patrick Harris will host the event.

“Elton’s philanthropic endeavors and activism for human rights and the arts have inspired millions and made a positive difference in people’s lives around the world,” said Ejaf Chairman David Furnish. “But without a doubt, Elton’s greatest contribution as a humanitarian is his 25-year commitment to »

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Venice Film Review: ‘Love and Bullets’

7 September 2017 1:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If over-the-top “Gomorra” types who could comfortably inhabit Little Italy as much as the neighborhoods around Vesuvius are an endless source of mirth-making, then the Manetti brothers’ loud and brash musical about a Camorra boss and his henchmen could be an entertaining diversion. For others, this over-long, self-indulgent romp through every mafia stereotype in the book offers moments of amusement in between tiresome set pieces and musical numbers most noteworthy for their stridency. Because “Love and Bullets” feels different from the majority of Italian screen fare apart from the Manettis’ previous musical “Song ‘e Napule,” reaction at home will likely be positive.  Offshore however, the most that can be expected is scattered European distribution and Italian showcases.

A semi-bleached drone shot of the Bay of Naples settles on the funeral of don Vincenzo Strozzalone (Carlo Buccirosso) and the sobs of his cheaply made-up, flamboyantly grief-stricken widow Maria (Claudia Gerini). Don Vincenzo was the underworld’s Fish King »

- Jay Weissberg

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Why Carey Mulligan Didn't Like Her Acting In The Great Gatsby

5 September 2017 12:32 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan explains why she was never satisfied with her performance in Baz Luhrmann's big budget 2013 take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. »

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Carey Mulligan Confesses She Wasn’t Thrilled With Her Work in ‘The Great Gatsby’

5 September 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In this week’s cover story with Variety, Carey Mulligan confesses that she has doubts about her 2013 performance as Daisy Buchanan in the tentpole “The Great Gatsby.”

“I didn’t love my work in ‘Gatsby,’” Mulligan says about the Baz Luhrmann spectacle that grossed $351 million worldwide. “I’m not sure if I slight kind of lost my way because I was intimidated by the scale of it. I think I might have been overawed by my experience and intimidated by the level of performances around me.”

She continued, “It was how big it was and how visual it was. I definitely felt there were fleeting moments where I really found the character and then I felt like I lost her a little bit. I’ve never been wholly thrilled about my work in it.”

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Mulligan beat out every actress in Hollywood when she nailed an audition with »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Can Netflix Crash the Oscars With Dee Rees’ ‘Mudbound’?

5 September 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mudbound” had hit a raw nerve. On the afternoon Dee Rees’ operatic drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last January, it was met with rapturous reviews and Oscar buzz. Surely, distributors would be duking it out for the rights to the picture with a sprawling cast, led by Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell and Jason Clarke.

Yet as the evening wore on, a bidding war never materialized for the epic about race and poverty in the 1940s Mississippi Delta. “I’m surprised it didn’t sell that first night,” Rees says over a recent breakfast with Variety. “Wait, what the f—? It’s undeniable. The audience is into it. What happened?” Her producers told her that maybe buyers wanted to load up on comedies first. Days passed. “Then, at some point, the rationales fall away,” recalls Rees.

Although there were a few initial offers, they were much lower than the film’s »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Angelina Jolie Opens Up in New Interview: ‘I Don’t Enjoy Being Single’

3 September 2017 7:13 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Angelina Jolie is opening up about life after her split from Brad Pitt.

In a new interview with the Sunday Telegraph, the 42-year-old star — who filed for divorce from Pitt last year after a 12-year relationship and two-year marriage — admits that the process has taken a heavy emotional toll on her.

“Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together,” she says. “But really I am just trying to get through my days.”

“I don’t enjoy being single,” she adds. “It’s not something I wanted. There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard.”

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- Aurelie Corinthios

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Patti Cake$ review – a heartwarmer about a woman battling to be in the rap game

30 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Despite appearances this is an old-fashioned Cinderella story – with touches of Baz Luhrmann – about an alienated aspiring rapper in New Jersey

Beneath the badass veneer, this movie from former music video director Geremy Jasper is a pretty traditional, soft-centred Cinderella story, with touches of Baz Luhrmann, about a young woman following her showbusiness dream in the Us, while staying true to her mom and nana.

Yet it is watchable and likable, due to Australian star Danielle Macdonald, who brings some fierce charisma to the role of alienated Patricia Dombrowski, otherwise Killa P or Patti Cake$, a person of size in dreary New Jersey yearning to break into the macho world of rap. She’s living with her mother Barb (Bridget Everett), and grandma (Cathy Moriarty, who was Vicki Lamotta in Raging Bull), taking terrible jobs in bars and restaurants while pursuing her rap career with supporting artistes Hareesh (Siddarth Dhananjay »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Why Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Are In Couples Therapy as They Prepare for Divorce

29 August 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris want to make their relationship work for their son.

Following the Aug. 6 announcement of their separation, the Jurassic World star, 38, and the Mom actress, 40, have entered couples counseling, a source confirms to People in this week’s issue.

“They are going through couples counseling now, which is what you do when you want to divorce and there are children involved,” the source says. “It won’t likely change the status but it could help with their future coparenting.”

The pair, who wed in 2009, declared in a joint statement that their son Jack, 5, would remain their »

- Dana Rose Falcone

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Film Review: ‘The Butterfly Tree’

26 August 2017 3:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are manic pixie dream girls, there are hypermanic pixie dream girls, and then there is Evelyn Grey, the roller-skating, flower-selling, burlesque-dancing object of male fixation in “The Butterfly Tree.” Played with good grace and an impressively straight face by Melissa George, she’s the swirling spirit animal for this spangly, eccentric Australian tale of growing up and grief management, with a glittery side interest in lepidopterology. As brazen as it is uneven, Priscilla Cameron’s debut feature embraces high kitsch as a form of earnest therapeutic release — an approach to which viewers will find themselves either dreamily susceptible or violently allergic. In the film’s era-fudging, magical-realist world, all menfolk fall into the former column when it comes to Evelyn herself; the shared crush of a small-town college teacher and his adolescent son drives Cameron’s unabashed melodrama to quasi-Oedipal extremes it can’t quite control.

From its world premiere at the Melbourne Film Festival, “The Butterfly Tree »

- Guy Lodge

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Fashion Label Miu Miu Back at Venice With Two New Women’s Tales

25 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fashion and film have long intersected when it comes to glitz and glamour. But the Miu Miu Women’s Tales series of shorts, which is an integral component of the Venice Days section at the Venice Film Festival, gives the Prada Group-owned fashion label a different role in the movie world: it discovers and empowers women directors.

Launched in 2012, Women’s Tales has now spawned 14 works written and directed by women exploring the feminine universe, all fully financed and produced by Prada. They are all loosely inspired by Miu Miu clothes and accessories, but with no obligation for these products to be shown on the screen.

It started like this: “One day I got a call from Miu Miu,” says producer Max Brun. “They said: ‘We’d like to do a short by a woman director because we want to explore women’s creativity through young female directors’ lenses…which embodies the brand’s attention to women »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Julianne Moore To Be Feted By Moma

23 August 2017 11:14 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Museum of Modern Art's 2017 Film Benefit will honor Julianne Moore this year in a gala benefit on Nov. 13 and a tribute to her work. Previous Film Benefit honorees include Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett, Alfonso Cuarón, Tilda Swinton, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodóvar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton, and Baz Luhrmann. Moore, of course, was the 2015 Best Actress Oscars for Still Alice and has also been nominated for the Best Actress for her roles in The End of the… »

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Julianne Moore to Be Honored at 2017 MoMA Film Benefit

23 August 2017 10:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Julianne Moore is set to be honored at this year's Museum of Modern Art film benefit, presented by Chanel.

The Oscar-winning actress will be recognized with a gala dinner and tribute at the 10th annual event on Nov. 13, joining such past honorees as Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett, Alfonso Cuaron, Tilda Swinton, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodovar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton and Baz Luhrmann.

Julianne Moore is a fearless champion of risk-taking cinema," MoMA film curator Rajendra Roy said Wednesday in a statement. "There appears to be no challenge she isn't willing to tackle when it comes to »

- Hilary Lewis

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