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Christopher Nolan Reveals His Favorite Movie of 2014 and The One Scene He's Most Proud Of

23 April 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Interstellar and Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan was on hand at this year's Tribeca Film Festival for a conversation with Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller, and their chat covered a number of different topics -- from Nolan's first influences (Star Wars) to his massive success as a filmmaker (“I do attribute a lot of it to luck"). What else is going on inside the nerdy mind of the guy who gave us Inception and Memento? Here are three Christopher Nolan fun facts to break out at your next movie party 1. His favorite movie of 2014  “I really loved Whiplash last year. I thought that was an incredible piece of work. That was the kind of film where when you see it, it’s very precisely put together and you’re very...

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Gambit May Not Appear in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse'; Darren Aronofsky Passed On ‘Gambit’ Solo Film

23 April 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It may be a while yet before the new Ragin’ Cajun makes his big-screen debut. Although Gambit is rumored to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse, new comments from actor Channing Tatum suggest otherwise. Meanwhile, the Gambit standalone movie is still looking for a director. Rumor has it a few big name directors have been approached already, including Bennett Miller […]

The post Gambit May Not Appear in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse'; Darren Aronofsky Passed On ‘Gambit’ Solo Film appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Christopher Nolan's Favorite Scene In The Dark Knight Trilogy

22 April 2015 5:32 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Christopher Nolan.s Dark Knight trilogy is a family of films full of incredible, memorable moments. Filmmakers are often very cagey when it comes to saying one scene or another is their favorite (like parents saying they love all their children equally), but Nolan recently revealed that he does in fact have a preferred scene from the saga, and it is indeed a doozy. Talking with Foxcatcher and Moneyball director Bennett Miller at the Tribeca Film Festival recently, as witnessed by Long Live Cinema, Nolan was asked what scene from his trio of Batman films is his favorite, and he wasted little time disclosing that it is that incredible scene where Bane (Tom Hardy) and his cronies hijack a plane in midair early in The Dark Knight Rises. That is definitely an intense scene in an intense movie, and one that was crazy complex to film as Nolan tried to »

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Christopher Nolan reveals his favorite sequence from his films

22 April 2015 3:37 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last night during a talk at the Tribeca Film Festival (hosted by Foxcatcher and Capote director Bennett Miller), Christopher Nolan was asked what sequence from his movies is his favorite, and his answer may surprise you. I thought for sure it would be the opening bank scene from The Dark Knight or a sequence from Inception, but Nolan says his favorite is the airplane kidnapping scene from The Dark Knight Rises. The director went on to talk about shooting the sequence. It took us about two »

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Christopher Nolan on His Gradual Ascent: Young Filmmakers, Stop Rushing

21 April 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As an interview subject, Christopher Nolan is an expert diplomat: He’s great at sounding forthright while not saying anything particularly revealing. But, holding forth on his career in an hour-long conversation with Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller at the Tribeca Film Festival last night, the Dark Knight and Inception director did open up at a couple of points. Maybe it was the fact that he was talking shop with a fellow filmmaker, but Nolan seemed refreshingly reflective, particularly as he discussed some of the opportunities he’d been given in his career.“If there’s one thing that I’ve been fortunate in, in my development as a filmmaker, it’s that I’ve always worked at a comfortable scale,” Nolan said. “I started very very small [with the no-budget feature Following]. Then, after I had done Following … I was able to show people the script for Memento, and it had a similarly nonlinear structure. »

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Tribeca: Bennett Miller Gets Christopher Nolan to Open Up About the Studio System and His Biggest Fears

21 April 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On Monday evening, Christopher Nolan, acclaimed director of "Memento," Inception" and "Interstellar" visited the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival for one of their Tribeca Talks panels. His moderator was Bennett Miller, acclaimed director of "Moneyball" and "Foxcatcher." Throughout the panel, Miller kept the focus mostly on Nolan's filmmaking history, his influences, his processes and his family, but did manage to include a story referencing Amy Pascal and his own experiences with studios. Check out the highlights from the panel below which dive into Nolan's process: Nolan's first memory of film."My first memory of going to a film is probably seeing 'Snow White' in re-release," Nolan said. "I very much remember seeing the evil witch, the evil queen who transforms herself into the witch, with the apple and »

- Casey Cipriani

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Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

21 April 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the mechanics of Christopher Nolan's films can be divisive, there's no denying that he's is one of the best at enacting spectacle on the big screen —his achievements as such include the docking sequence in his most recent "Interstellar" to the sleight-of-hand in "The Prestige" to the tilted hallway fight of the mind-bending "Inception." During a talk last night at the Tribeca Film Festival hosted by Bennett Miller, Nolan was asked to choose which of his blockbuster sequences was his favorite. And he selected the pretty terrific opening airplane kidnapping scene from "The Dark Knight Rises." “It took us about two days in Scotland," he explained about the sequence, which you can watch below. "And it was an incredible sort of coming together of months and months of planning by a lot of different members of the team who worked for months rehearsing these parachute jumps and wind walking, »

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Cannes: Del Toro, Gyllenhaal join Competition jury

21 April 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Xavier Dolan, Sophie Marceau and Sienna Miller also among those on the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition jury

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 68th edition, comprising nine world cinema names from Canada, Spain, the Us, UK, France, Mali and Mexico.

Us filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, who won the Palme d’Or in 1991 for Barton Fink and the Grand Prize of the Jury in 2013 with Inside Llewyn Davis, were previously announced as co-presidents of the jury, which will include four women and five men.

The jury will select from the films in Competition, with prize winners to be announced on stage at a ceremony on May 24. The winner of the Palme d’or will be screened during the festival’s closing evening on May 25, in the presence of the jury and the entire team of the winning film.

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

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Cannes: Del Toro, Gyllenhaal on jury

21 April 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Xavier Dolan, Sophie Marceau and Sienna Miller also among those on the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition jury

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 68th edition, comprising nine world cinema names from Canada, Spain, the Us, UK, France, Mali and Mexico.

Us filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, who won the Palme d’Or in 1991 for Barton Fink and the Grand Prize of the Jury in 2013 with Inside Llewyn Davis, were previously announced as co-presidents of the jury, which will include four women and five men.

The jury will select from the films in Competition, with prize winners to be announced on stage at a ceremony on May 24. The winner of the Palme d’or will be screened during the festival’s closing evening on May 25, in the presence of the jury and the entire team of the winning film.

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

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Guillermo del Toro Among Cannes Film Festival Jurors

21 April 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its official jury for the 68th edition, which include actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Sophie Marceau and director Guillermo del Toro.

Jury presidents Joel and Ethan Coen were announced earlier this year. Further jury members include three renowned European actresses – France’s Sophie Marceau, the U.K.’s Sienna Miller and Spain’s Rossy de Palma. Also serving on the jury is a second film director, Canada’s Xavier Dolan as well as composer and singer-songwriter Rolia Traoré from Mali.

The Jury mixes features figures whose career is intimately linked to Cannes, such as the five-times-prized Coen brothers whose fourth feature, “Barton Fink,” won the Palme d’Or, and Cannes habitué Xavier Dolan, whose “Mommy” shared the Jury Prize at last year’s festival. Others are less regular attendees such as actress Rossy de Palma, an iconic presence and profile in Pedro Almodovar’s early international hits and Del Toro, »

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Cannes Film Festival Jury Unveiled

21 April 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the jury for this year's festival and, as is typical for the world's most prestigious film fest, it is a mix of A-list stars and hot up-and-comers. Definitely in the first category are actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller, who together with Cannes jury presidents Joel and Ethan Coen form the American contingent on this year's jury. Gyllenhaal is red hot following his Golden Globe-nominated performance as a psychopathic L.A. crime reporter in Nightcrawler. The actor is no stranger to the festival, having appeared in David Fincher's Zodiac, which screened in Cannes in 2007. MIller strode the Cannes red carpet just last year for Bennett Miller's competition title Foxcatcher.

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Tribeca 2015: Christopher Nolan Talks Making His Own Rules, the Importance of Luck

20 April 2015 9:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Christopher Nolan and Bennett Miller shared the stage in lower Manhattan Monday as the two directors participated in a Tribeca Film Festival discussion about the craft of filmmaking and working within the studio system. Miller ostensibly served as the interviewer, exploring the themes of Nolan's films and talking to the Interstellar director about how he got into filmmaking, what drives him, and the challenges of making movies for major studios and in the current economic climate. But the Foxcatcher director still shared a number of his own thought-provoking insights and a juicy story about how, while he was working

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Christopher Nolan Says His Filmmaking Process a ‘Combination of Intuition and Geometry’

20 April 2015 6:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christopher Nolan described his filmmaking process as “some combination of intuition and geometry” in one of the Tribeca Talks series of public conversations at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

“I don’t write a story outline,” he told a packed house of festivalgoers during the discussion with fellow director Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher,” “Moneyball”). “Usually my answer right off the bat is that I work intuitively, but I draw a lot of diagrams when I work. I do a lot of thinking about etchings by Escher, for instance. That frees me, finding a mathematical model or a scientific model. I’ll draw pictures and diagrams that illustrate the movement or the rhythm than I’m after.”

Intuition, he noted, comes to the fore in his editing process. “I’ve always edited in a huge hurry, tried to catch that lightning in a bottle, just so the energy is there,” he said. “I »

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Christopher Nolan: “‘Snow White’ Absolutely Terrified Me” – Tribeca Film Fest

20 April 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Director Bennett Miller went mano a mano with director Christopher Nolan Monday evening before a packed, film-crazy crowd at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Actually, the Tribeca Film Festival event was more bromance than smackdown, as Miller (Foxcatcher, Moneyball, Capote) played admiring interlocutor to the amiable Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, Memento). Their only prior work together had been in the area of keeping the use of film stock alive. After running… »

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Bennett Miller And Darren Aronofsky Both Declined Offers To Direct Gambit

16 April 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Another morsel of comic book movie news arrives today from the scoopster supreme at Latino Review, El Mayimbe. His latest tidbit of insider intel isn’t connected to Warner Bros.’ DC movie-verse or Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but Fox’s X-Men Universe. According to his knowledge, Channing Tatum has been courting a list of “big” name directors to helm his upcoming X-spinoff, Gambit.

Free Twitter Scoop! Channing Tatum going after Big names to direct Gambit. He approached Bennett Miller & Darren Aronofsky who both passed.

— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) April 16, 2015

Tatum landed the leading role on the long-awaited movie back in October 2014 and has since boarded as a producer, which goes some way to explaining why he’s so proactive in seeking out the perfect director. As El Mayimbe outlines in his short-but-sweet Tweet, Tatum has already approached Foxcatcher‘s Bennett Miller And Requiem For A Dream‘s Darren Aronofsky, but alas they both declined the gig. »

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Live Performances Heat Up Tribeca Film Festival Screenings

15 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Generally, a film festival is a place to watch, well, films. But some of the hottest tickets at the 2015 Tribeca Fest are likely to be for events that feature a live performance as well as a screening.

“We’re New York,” says Tribeca Film Festival programming director Genna Terranova. “We have theater, we have comedy, we have music, we have everything. The idea of combining all these wonderful arts that New York celebrates throughout the year into events with cinema only felt natural.”

See More: Tribeca Film Festival Mirrors Changing Faces of New York, Movie Business

An April 22 screening will remind viewers that in the silent film era, live music was a big part of the attraction for audiences. Harold Lloyd’s 1928 silent comedy “Speedy,” about a dedicated Yankees fan, will get a new score by DJ Z-Trip, who will perform it live.

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- Marianne Zumberge

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Rob Simonsen’s Age Of Adaline Original Motion Picture Score Available Digitally April 21; CD May 12

6 April 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lakeshore Records will release the Age Of Adaline – Original Motion Picture Score digitally on April 21st and on CD May 12, 2015.  The album features the film’s original score by Rob Simonsen (Foxcatcher, The Spectacular Now) and the song “Start Again” with Simonsen and Faux Fix, featuring Elena Tonra.

The Age Of Adaline, a romantic drama, stars Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, with Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn and will be released nationwide by Lionsgate on April 24, 2015.

The film is directed by Lee Toland Krieger from a screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe & Salvador Paskowitz and J Mills Goodloe; story by J. Mills Goodloe & Salvador Paskowitz. Producers are Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi.

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman [Blake Lively] has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist »

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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

6 April 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.

Recently Mlb rounded up a group of players to recite, word for word, James Earl Jones’ famous “people will come, Ray” speech from Field Of Dreams.

Wamg declares America’s national pastime, Baseball, to be the official sport of movie fans everywhere. As Brad Pitt said in Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about Baseball?”

It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.

To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.

The Rookie

One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district, »

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Tff 2015: Tribeca Film Festival Announce Tribeca Talks Series Line-Up

20 March 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced this week that audiences will have an opportunity to hear panel and one-on-one conversations with some of the industry’s most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives during this year’s Tribeca Talks series including Christopher Nolan with Bennett Miller, George Lucas with Stephen Colbert, Cary Fukunaga with James Schamus, Brad Bird with Janeane Garofalo, Harvey Weinstein, Gus Van Sant, Courtney Love, Catherine Martin, and Christiane Amanpour.

Unique programs in the 2015 series include the Tribeca Talks: Directors Series sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures where an acclaimed director participates in an intimate one-on-one conversation, Tribeca Talks: Master Class conversations focusing on a specific sector of the filmmaking process, Tribeca Talks: Script & Screen hosted by Barnes & Noble which explores topics related to screenwriting, as well as the previously announced special Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival Conversations which presents conversations relating to sports and competition in film, »

- Sacha Hall

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Tribeca ’15: Stephen Colbert to interview George Lucas

18 March 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Though Stephen Colbert has dropped his iconic “Stephen Colbert” persona, the nerd side of him we always saw on The Colbert Report isn’t an act. We’ve previously shared moments that demonstrate Colbert’s nerddom for The Lord of the Rings, but near the end of the show’s run he talked about why he’s the truly original Star Wars fan.

Now the bearded Colbert, in between hosting duties, will interview George Lucas at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Vanity Fair reported that Colbert will speak with Lucas about Star Wars and Indiana Jones as part of the Tribeca Talks series, which this year also includes Christopher Nolan, Bennett Miller, Cary Fukunaga, and Brad Bird.

Vanity Fair also pointed to a recent Lucas quote from CinemaBlend, in which Lucas stated that his ideas were not the ones used by Disney or J.J. Abrams on Star Wars: Episode VII. »

- Brian Welk

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