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• Megan Fox will take the female lead in Zeroville, starring opposite James Franco, who is also directing. Adapted from the novel by Steve Erickson, the story follows a film-obsessed man (Franco) who arrives in Hollywood in 1969, hoping to break in to the business just as the industry is at a major turning point. Fox will play a Hollywood starlet with an uneasy past who becomes the romantic interest and obsession of Franco’s character. Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Will Ferrell, Jacki Weaver, and Horatio Sanz also star. Vince Jolivette of Rabbit Bandini is producing along with Caroline Aragon, »
- C. Molly Smith
As Luc Besson's latest actioner "Lucy" shows us the potential of an unlocked human brain, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pitching the "science" side of filmmaking. They've enlisted Hollywood brainiacs Walter Murch, Darren Aronofsky, and Jon Favreau to dig into “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception,” a panel that mixes presentations and interacts with the audience in order to provide "a fascinating look at how experiments in neuroscience can advance our understanding of cinema, and how cinema can advance our understanding of the human brain.” How, exactly, this panel will illustrate this is a mystery to be solved. They'll be helped by scientists with more degrees than you or I can shake our measly Bachelor’s at who will examine the brain's reactions to various filmic elements such as editing, sound, cinematography and screenwriting. Furthermore, host Tim J. Smith “specializes in the study of visual. »
- Nick Newman
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception,” a two-night event on Tuesday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
Actor-director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man 2), Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”), and neuroscientist and screenwriter Ari Handel (“Noah”) will be joined by esteemed cognitive scientists from around the world for a program exploring how experiments in cinematic perception have advanced our understanding of the human brain. Both evenings will be hosted by Dr. Tim J. Smith, a senior lecturer and leading researcher on visual cognition at Birkbeck, University of London.
Filmmakers, cognitive scientists and other special guests will come together for a unique two-night exploration into the science of how movies move us, discussing how filmmaking has evolved to carefully shape the mental and physical responses of audiences.
- Michelle McCue
3 items from 2014
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