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“Then [director Zack Snyder] pitched me his concept for this older, more broken, kind of f—ed up Batman,” Affleck told Empire. “It was something we haven’t seen. We have seen that Batman is willing to cross the line to protect people. That vigilantism has been a part of his character all along, and we are tapping into that mentality when faced by something as potentially as deadly as Superman.”
Snyder told the mag that Affleck’s Dark Knight is 45 or 46 years old, and is “having a crisis of conscience” after donning the cowl for 20 years and losing everyone »
- Maane Khatchatourian
2012: a British man, playing an online slot machine for 30p on his laptop, is suddenly greeted by the sight of Christian Bale’s Batman and Heath Ledger’s Joker taking over his screen. Not crude 8-bit interpretations, but full HD actual animation from the Chris Nolan blockbuster – complete with voiceovers.
The player is urged to “take a side” and spin a virtual Wheel of Fortune. The prize at stake: almost £6 million.
The wheel spins, accompanied by the Joker’s maniacal “all it needs is a little push”, and the wheel comes to a random stop on the Mega Jackpot symbol. Hans Zimmer’s score has never seemed so dramatic. The jackpot is won and the player – known only as ‘John’ – goes away a multi-millionaire.
The prize won that day? »
- Kyle Reese
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Even though he’s handling what many consider to be the most complex and intricate film of 2016, Zack Snyder has revealed his apprehension about a Batman solo movie, and how the rejuvenated DC-verse owes a significant debt to Christopher Nolan and his esteemed trilogy.
Speaking to Empire magazine after the outlet blew the lid off the director’s upcoming cinematic showdown, Snyder admitted that he doesn’t envy the director – said to be Ben Affleck himself – who takes on the mantle of The Caped Crusader’s standalone feature, as the prospect of bringing Bruce Wayne’s famed vigilante to the screen is a more difficult undertaking following The Dark Knight Trilogy.
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- Michael Briers
There's still about eight months to go until "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" hits theaters, but given how heartily Warner Bros. has thrown the movie into the press machine already, you might think it was coming out in just a couple of weeks. Perhaps part of the reason the promotion has started this early is to get everyone used to Ben Affleck now wearing the cape and cowl, and give Zack Snyder an opportunity to move out of what he admits is a very long shadow cast by Christopher Nolan's trilogy of Dark Knight movies. And in fact, he's a bit relieved not to be shouldering the weight of delivering a solo movie about the character. "If it was a Batman movie it would be a much more difficult proposition because of how good Chris' movies are. We live in gratitude to those movies," Snyder told Empire. "Chris »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Continuing our look at Empire's feature story about Zack Snyder's upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" film, Snyder has also gone into more detail about the overall DC cinematic universe plans that Warner Bros. Pictures are beginning to play out - an initiative that really gets going with "Batman v Superman" and builds from there:
"What we are doing is ground up all the way. It is one giant story. The first thing we had was the Justice League concept. The other movies, in a way, have to support that. That is our Wonder Woman, our Aquaman. They have their own creative concepts that supports them, but they do serve Justice League in the coming together of those heroes.
I want all the other directors of the other films to be able to stretch their legs and do what they want, but at the same time there is a big interconnected universe. »
- Garth Franklin
Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13 (1996-97)
Written by Jeph Loeb
Penciled by Tim Sale
Inked by Tim Sale
Colored by Gregory Wright
Published by DC Comics
Not only does Batman boast one of the greatest rogues’ galleries in all of comics, his villains have become so iconic that his rogues’ gallery rivals that of Andrew Jackson’s, Axl Rose’s, and that of the 1978 New York Yankees. The villains that torment the Dark Knight are so impressive that any one of them can carry a compelling story by themselves. However, something as monumental as the heavy hitters like Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, and eventually Two-Face all coming together during the events of The Long Halloween is only a small part of that story’s overall success. There are so many things that make The Long Halloween the seminal Batman story that it becomes impossible to try and isolate one specific facet »
- Andrew Doscas
After rescuing Matthew McConaughey from the universe's most heartwarming black hole, what's Christopher Nolan doing for a follow-up? Directing a short documentary about a pair of avant-garde filmmaker brothers, of course! Actually, scratch the present tense on that — Nolan has already completed his film on the Quay twins, two identical brothers who have been making wordless stop-motion films since the late '70s. Knowing Nolan's obsession with puzzles and miniatures, it seems like a perfect match. The film's called Quay, and it will screen at New York's Film Forum in August — presumably to beat out Legend, the upcoming Tom Hardy movie about phonetically similar but completely unrelated Kray twins.Here is a selection of Quay Brothers films to get you up to speed: »
- Nate Jones
Tootsie, The Godfather, A Woman Under the Influence, Cinema Paradiso, To Kill a Mockingbird, Annie Hall and Boogie Nights make the top ten in a new poll of actors asked to name the best movies of all time. Writing for the Daily Beast, Nick Schager argues that "there may be no greater pairing" of director and actor right now than that of Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss. Also in today's roundup: Tom Cruise Week at Grantland, Christopher Nolan new short on Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay, a Vittorio De Sica season, the latest on what Richard Linklater's up to—and more. » - David Hudson »
Interstellar was another amazing movie by The Dark Knight Trilogy’s Christopher Nolan, and moviegoers have been waiting since the day it was released to find out what his next project will be. Well, now we know, and it’s fair to say that it’s most likely not what you expected! It’s been revealed to be a
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- Josh Wilding
The next Christopher Nolan film has been announced - but it's very different from the blockbusters we're used to seeing from him.
Titled Quay, the documentary centres on Stephen and Timothy Quay, as viewers will get an insight into the "inner workings of the brothers' studio".
Christopher Nolan recently completed a script for his next feature film and naturally we have no idea what the movie is actually about. But that doesn't mean the world has to wait all that long to see a new Christopher Nolan movie. In fact, there's a new Nolan movie world premiering in August. But it's probably not the kind of movie you're expecting from the guy who makes megabudget blockbusters like The Dark Knight and Interstellar. What's it called?...
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Christopher Nolan recently completed a script for his next feature film and naturally we have no idea what the movie is actually about. But that doesn't mean the world has to wait all that long to see a new Christopher Nolan movie. In fact, there's a new Nolan movie world premiering in August. But it's probably not the kind of movie you're expecting from the guy who makes megabudget blockbusters like The Dark Knight and Interstellar. What's it called? Quay. Just Quay. Quay? Sounds like it might be sci-fi Nope, it's a documentary. A short documentary, to be precise. What's it about? Identical twin filmmakers Stephen and Timothy Quay (Aka the Brothers Quay), who have made features, including The Piano Tuner of...
- Peter Hall
Another new Christopher Nolan film already?! Yes indeed. But it's not what you're thinking. Thanks to a tip from The Film Stage, NYC's Film Forum venue has announced a special screening series coming up this August. They'll be showing three of the stop-motion animated shorts from American filmmakers Stephen and Timothy Quay, known as the Quay Brothers, as well as the new short film from Christopher Nolan about the brothers. Titled just Quay, Film Forum will be hosting the world premiere of the documentary, shot on 35mm, profiling the brothers and their animation work. This is the first we've heard of the doc at all. Here is the event info direct from NYC's Film Forum - where you can buy tickets and find more details. The Quay Brothers – On 35Mm All New 35Mm Prints! Curated by Christopher Nolan Including: In Absentia The Comb Street Of Crocodiles and the World Premiere »
- Alex Billington
After Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar divided critics, the director went quiet as to his next movie, but now it’s been revealed that he’s actually been hard at work on a very different sort of project.
As the helmer and his company Syncopy collaborate with Zeitgeist Films to oversee and curate Blu-Ray releases, one of the first titles to be announced was a compilation of shorts directed by acclaimed animation directors Stephen and Timothy Quay. And now, it’s been revealed that Nolan has expressed his admiration for the filmmakers in another way: by directing a short documentary, simply titled Quay, about the duo.
Here’s Film Forum’s description of the brothers »
- Isaac Feldberg
You've likely heard by now that, no, Christopher Nolan's next film will not be a spectacularly big blockbuster. Instead, the director will follow up "Interstellar" with "Quay," a short documentary about Stephen and Timothy Quay that will premiere August 19 at a Film Forum series honoring the twins. Nolan has curated a 35mm slate of their most influential works, including "In Absentia" (2000), "The Comb" (1991) and "Street of Crocodiles" (1986). "Crocodiles," unfolding an eccentric and nightmarish world populated by a melancholy puppet unfettered by his master, was the Brothers' first film to be shot on 35mm, and it's streaming on Fandor (as in "In Absentia"). Read More: Stream 5 Essential Experiments in Animation A ton of their shorts can be streamed on the site, along with one of their two features, "The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes" (2005). The Quays have also rendered their fantastic dreamscapes in »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Nolan has completed work on a short documentary called Quay, which looks at the career of the Brothers Quay, two American brothers who made some of the most influential stop-motion animation films of all-time. On top of the film, Nolan has also curated and helped funded a restoration of some of the brothers’ work including Streets of Crocodile, In Absentia, and 1991’s The Comb.
Quay is set to premiere in New York City in August and will play alongside some of the restored films in Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Cambridge, and Chicago. The restored films, and possibly Nolan’s documentary, will be available on blu-ray following the run.
For more information on the film, and where it will be playing, get more info here.
American identical twins working in London, »
- Zach Dennis
According to TribecaFilm, the British filmmaker has quietly put together a short entitled Quay, which is a documentary about stop motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay.
The short is set to receive its world premiere on August 19th as part of Film Forum’s The Quay Brothers – In 35Mm, a celebration of the twins’ work, which will also include screenings of their films In Absentia, The Comb and Street of Crocodiles.
If you’re in New York and want to grab some tickets for the screening, you can do so here.
- Gary Collinson
Word around the campfire is Christopher Nolan has finished a "comprehensive draft" of a script for his next film. That right there is the extent of information we have on that, but while he's been doing some writing he's also been doing some directing in the form of a short documentary focused on stop-motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay (aka the Brothers Quay). The documentary, titled Quay, will screen as part of "The Quay Brothers - On 35mm" at the Film Forum beginning August 19 with Nolan and the brothers in attendance. In addition to the new documentary a selection of Quay films will play, curated by Nolan, including In Absentia (2000), The Comb (1991) and Street of Crocodiles (1986) along with Nolan's Quay, which takes a look at the inner workings of the Brothers' studio. Fandor subscribers can watch several of the Quay Brothers' films right here, including the three just mentioned. »
- Brad Brevet
Stephen and Timothy Quay are twin animators who have worked in both short and feature forms for decades, creating striking and unusual images such as the one above, from The Comb. While their style is indebted to other directors such as Jan Svankmajer, whose work is namechecked in an early Quay short, Brothers Quay films are […]
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- Russ Fischer
Earlier this year, we learned that blockbuster filmmaker Christopher Nolan was teaming with arthouse minded distributor Zeitgeist Films to oversee and curate Blu-Ray releases. "Leviathan” director Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Elena" was among first announced titles, along with a compilation of shorts helmed by famed animation directors, the Quay Brothers. But first, the duo are not only getting a big screen revival, but they are the focus of a new short film helmed by Nolan. As part of Film Forum's series "The Brothers Quay On 35mm," Nolan will unveil his simply titled "Quay" on August 19th, a documentary about Stephen and Timothy Quay. The subjects of the short will be on hand for the screening and will participate in a Q&A with Nolan as well. And yes, tickets are on sale. And while there's no word on any further screenings of "Quay," it's probably safe to assume it'll be an extra feature on that brewing. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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