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Oscars Ups Diversity With 2016 New Members

29 June 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In its push for more diversity among its ranks, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today issued a record 683 invitations to new members, easily the largest number of new members ever.

The new members are heavily weighted to favor women and people of color - 46% are women, 41% are people of color. Should all elect to join, it would shift the demographic makeup of the Academy from 75 to 73% male, and from 93% to 89% white.

28 Oscar winners and 98 nominees are on the list, while 283 are considered international members. Amongst the high profile names are actors like John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Idris Elba, Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Greta Gerwig, Andrew Garfield, Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Johnson, Byung-Hun Lee, Regina King, James Hong, Michelle Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Alicia Vikander, and Damon Wayans Jr.

There's also writers and directors like Xavier Dolan, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Taika Waititi, James Wan, Lily & Lana Wachowski, »

- Garth Franklin

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Listen to the Playlist Nicolas Winding Refn Gave His Cast & Crew to Prepare For ‘The Neon Demon’

29 June 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

To use the world “polarizing” when describing Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn is both an understatement and a cop-out. After his breakout success in both critical and commercial fields with 2011’s Drive, Refn followed it up in a way no one was expecting with Only God Forgives, a quiet, almost avant-garde meditation on religion, power, and family. Rendering Drive star Ryan Gosling even more mute, the asserted study of emasculation was panned by critics and booed by audiences.

Though initially upset — as seen in his wife’s documentary about the film, My Life As Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn — Refn now seems happier than ever with his divisive, neon-coated stylings with his most recent feature The Neon Demon, a film set in the superficial world of modeling. Refn equates filmmaking to sex, saying he rarely storyboards but instead steps onto set and asks himself, “what do I want to see today? »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Interview with Bella Heathcote for ‘The Neon Demon’

29 June 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Beauty is everything.

The Neon Demon explores the beauty, sexuality and horror in this unique film from director Nicolas Winding Refn. Jesse, an aspiring 16-year-old model, moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career. She encounters deadly vixens who are jealous of the fresh new face in the industry. As her career blossoms, her rivals plot an insidious plan to eliminate the beautiful competition.

The film stars Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone and Bella Heathcote.

Latino-Review had a sit-down interview with Bella Heathcote, one of the deadly vixens in the film.

The Neon Demon is currently playing in theaters.

Watch the interview below.

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Nicolas Winding Refn Discusses Fear, Horror & Beauty In Our 45-Minute Talk About ‘The Neon Demon’

29 June 2016 7:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There is no compromise when it comes to the vision of Nicolas Winding Refn. The director has created a body of work that’s distinctly singular, and makes no attempt to reach a pre-conceived audience. Rather, the filmmaker asks audiences to give themselves over to an experience, and they are often rewarded with bold movies presenting […]

The post Nicolas Winding Refn Discusses Fear, Horror & Beauty In Our 45-Minute Talk About ‘The Neon Demon’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Nicolas Winding Refn really wants to make a superhero movie

29 June 2016 2:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

His new film The Neon Demon hits cinemas in the UK next week, and Nicolas Winding Refn is on the road promoting the movie, which he’s been doing pretty much since the film’s debut at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. The visionary director caught up with The Business Insider who managed to get a pretty good news bite from the Danish director. They asked him if he would be up for making a big Hollywood movie – specifically a superhero film.

“God, I would love to make one, it would probably be great fun. I just don’t know when it’s going to happen. I very much enjoy my freedom creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money and has a lot of people running around with cell phones and all that insanity”.

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- Paul Heath

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Nicolas Winding Refn Held Early Talks With Warner For Wonder Woman, Wanted Christina Hendricks For Title Role

28 June 2016 3:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At least on paper, Nicolas Winding Refn isn’t the type of filmmaker one would associate with the superhero genre. That’s not to say the Danish auteur wouldn’t create a compelling end product, it’s just that his movies are often so different, so bizarrely unique that we can’t imagine Refn conforming to studio quotas over how best to handle their costumed heroes.

But low and behold, it seems the Drive and Neon Demon director has at the very least flirted with the possibility of dipping his toe into the genre. Upon doing the press rounds for The Neon Demon, Refn not only revealed his admittedly ambitious desire to one-day helm a Batgirl movie, but also that early on in development, he held talks with Warner Bros. over the possibility of directing Wonder Woman.

Appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Cbm), Refn confirmed that he »

- Michael Briers

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Cool Videos: Nicolas Winding Refn narrates a scene from The Neon Demon

28 June 2016 12:54 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Nicolas Winding Refn's latest film, The Neon Demon, follows an aspiring model, Jesse (Elle Fanning), who moves to Los Angeles where her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. The film is as divisive as you'd expect from the director (I loved it, but Eric Walkuski had a different opinion!), and in case you wanted to get some words from... Read More »

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Listen To Cliff Martinez’s Full Score For Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon’

28 June 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While audiences keep asking for original movies from visionary directors, when they get delivered, no one seems to bother. You would think that the incredible buzz around Nicolas Winding Refn‘s bonkers “The Neon Demon” might generate some box office heat, but it utterly flopped this past weekend, making it a particularly high-profile disappointment for Amazon […]

The post Listen To Cliff Martinez’s Full Score For Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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How Many Oscar Contenders Have Emerged From First Half of 2016?

28 June 2016 10:39 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Richard Linklater‘s “Everybody Wants Some!!” could be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Bill Murray may pick up an acting nomination for his voiceover performance in “The Jungle Book.” And Nicolas Winding Refn‘s “The Neon Demon” might earn a nomination for its costume design. That’s could, may and might, mind you — because in the real world, none of those things is likely to happen. If you look at the films that have been released during the first six months of 2016, you will find precious few that are apt to be competing for Oscars at the end of. »

- Steve Pond

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‘The Neon Demon’: Nicolas Winding Refn Anatomizes Elle Fanning’s Audition Scene for the New York Times

28 June 2016 10:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you didn’t see “The Neon Demon” in theaters this weekend — and its anemic box-office returns suggest that you almost certainly didn’t — then perhaps the dulcet tones of Nicolas Winding Refn can convince you to spend your hard-earned dollars at the theater on his latest movie. The writer/director narrates a scene from his controversial thriller for the New York Times‘ ongoing “Anatomy of a Scene” series, with insights suggesting there’s more to it than meets the eye.

Read More: Nicolas Winding Refn Wants to Make a Batgirl Movie and Truly Be ‘Reborn as a 16-Year-Old Girl’

In it, the aspiring model played by Elle Fanning auditions for a catwalk gig alongside several others — all of them in their skivvies. “The idea of shooting the scene all in underwear, which is a true scenario, is that it makes everything just pure meat — and the idea that you »

- Michael Nordine

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 196 – The Neon Demon

28 June 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by special guest Ethan Vestby and Bill Graham to discuss The Neon Demon, the newest film from Nicolas Winding Refn, the director of Drive and Only God Forgives.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 196 – The Neon Demon

0:00 –  03:26 – Introduction

03:27 – 30:02 – The Neon Demon Discussion

30:03 – 50:32 – The Neon Demon Spoiler Discussion

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Batgirl: Nicolas Winding Refn wants to direct the movie

28 June 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn declares his wish to make a Batgirl movie...

There's no shortage of people - us included - who want to see a Batgirl adventure on screen, but we'd never thought that Nicolas Winding Refn (The Neon DemonDriveBronson) would want to do it.

Yet when asked if he would have any interest in making a superhero film, the Danish director told Business Insider "God, I would love to make one, it would probably be great fun. I just don't know when it's going to happen. I very much enjoy my freedom creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money and has a lot of people running around with cell phones and all that insanity".

When asked which superhero tale he would like to adapt for the big screen, »

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Nicolas Winding Refn Met With WB About Directing Wonder Woman, But Wouldn't Do It Without Christina Hendricks

28 June 2016 8:33 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Before Warner Bros. had even officially greenlit their Wonder Woman movie, Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives, The Neon Demon) spoke about his interest in directing the picture on several different occasions, maintaining that Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks would be perfect for the lead role. At the time we figured he was just throwing it out there, but as it turns out, Refn did take a meeting about possibly signing on to bring the iconic DC character to life on the big screen. During the latest edition of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Refn laughed off the idea that the studio would ever seriously consider handing him the reigns of the project, but also admits to a "very early meeting" about it. Apparently the director insisted that Hendricks would have to star as Diana right off the bat, and that's as far as the discussion went. Of course, »

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Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite Nicolas Winding Refn Film?

28 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Last week, Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon went into limited release in North America, to mixed results and a disappointing box office. Film critics are divided as well, some calling it the year's best, others calling it a shallow exercise in style over substance. In his review from Cannes earlier this year, our Jason Gorber called the film "Silly, sly, sexy and sordid,..." and "...a dark little burst of joy." The fact that there is a division at all is good news probably, because it means Refn is still doing stuff that's edgy enough to get people angry over it. Which brings us to our question of the week: what is your favorite Nicolas Winding Refn film? Chime in with your opinion, in the...

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Nicolas Winding Refn Talks Shattering Dreams and Not Giving Answers In Our 'The Neon Demon' Interview

27 June 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Nicolas Winding Refn doesn't really care about giving answers. He doesn't make movies with singular interpretations. Drive and Only God Forgives don't prescribe a pre-packed set of emotions for the audience to have. His latest movie, The Neon Demon, a bold, haunting story about a young woman (Elle Fanning) entering the cutthroat world of high fashion, is no different in that regard. So you might understand that interviewing Refn is not too unlike watching a Refn movie. If he doesn't want to give an answer to something, he simply won't. That's not to make him sound cantankerous or difficult, he's actually rather nice and has a wry sense of humor, he just often comes off as someone who would rather be asking questions about other movies than...

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Refn Talks Bond, Wonder Woman & Barbarella

27 June 2016 2:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Drive" and "Only God Forgives" director Nicolas Winding Refn continues doing promotional rounds for his L.A.-set horror tale "The Neon Demon" this week and as part of a new interview with the Happy Sad Podcast, he revealed one bit of sad news.

It seems his proposed TV series remake of "Barbarella" is no longer in the works and mostly because it seems he's moved on from the idea of remaking things and instead will pursue his own material:

"Well, I don't own 'Barbarella,' the estate does, but I decided to be more interested in the 'Neon Demon'. Plus there are other television things that caught my attention [because] I actually enjoy designing it from the beginning. It became…'Barbarella,' it was like 'Logan's Run': certain things are better left untouched. You don't need to remake everything... I'm much more interested in the creative »

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Nicolas Winding Refn Suggests ‘Barbarella’ Show Isn’t Happening; Admits To Meetings About ‘Bond’ & ‘Wonder Woman’

27 June 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Intellectual property is a tricky thing in Hollywood. It’s really all the studios want to make, whether it’s an adaptation of a well-known video game, a remake, a comic book property, a popular, best-selling book or some form of branded entertainment. I.P. drives Hollywood and informs nearly all of its decisions. But as 2016 has […]

The post Nicolas Winding Refn Suggests ‘Barbarella’ Show Isn’t Happening; Admits To Meetings About ‘Bond’ & ‘Wonder Woman’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

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Exclusive: Hear Nicolas Winding Refn's Personal 'The Neon Demon' Playlist

27 June 2016 10:44 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Nicolas Winding Refn did something when making The Neon Demon that he had never done before... but before we get to that, let's backtrack a bit. Music plays a big part in any movie, but when it comes to Refn's work, music plays such an enormous role it may as well be a living, breathing on-screen character. Ever since 2011's already iconic Drive, starring Ryan Gosling as an unlikely hero for a neighbor in trouble, Refn has worked closely with composer Cliff...

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Exclusive: Peek Inside the Mind of Nicolas Winding Refn with His Personal 'The Neon Demon' Playlist

27 June 2016 10:44 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Nicolas Winding Refn did something when making The Neon Demon that he had never done before... but before we get to that, let's backtrack a bit. Music plays a big part in any movie, but when it comes to Refn's work, music plays such an enormous role it may as well be a living, breathing on-screen character. Ever since 2011's already iconic Drive, starring Ryan Gosling as an unlikely hero for a neighbor in trouble, Refn has worked closely with composer Cliff...

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Neon Demon Director on How to Shock an Audience | Exclusive

27 June 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Danish Director Nicolas Winding Refn has made a career of stylish, groundbreaking films. His latest, The Neon Demon, is a twisted tale of beauty and fashion in Los Angeles. It stars Elle Fanning as a naive girl surrounded by jealous acolytes. There are scenes so graphic and disturbing, even a jaded critic like me was stunned. The Neon Demon will certainly elicit a visceral reaction.

Refn's take on the modelling world is dark and macabre. With Los Angeles as the backdrop, he paints an ugly picture of the fashion industry. The women are plastic surgery addicts. Mutilating themselves to fit an impossible ideal of beauty. Even worse are the agents, photographers, and designers that prey on girls like vultures.

The dialogue from the characters is narcissism incarnate. It's heavily satirical, but their delivery is so raw and unflinching. One particularly brutal scene has a designer shredding a girl's tailored beauty »

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