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Trailer for Orson Welles Documentary Magician

26 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A wonderful trailer has been released for a documentary called Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles. Welles is a legendary filmmaker who is best known for his film Citizen Kane and his famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast. He was an incredible artist and visionary, and the doc focuses on his Hollywood career as a star and troubled director. According to IndieWire,

Magician digs into Welles' oeuvre on the eve of his centenary. Workman covers the midwestern childhood demons that fueled Citizen Kane, young Welles' prodigious theatrical accomplishments, love of Shakespeare, and move toward radio and cinema with "Citizen Kane," which was demolished by the film's fictionalized subject, William Randolph Hearst, as well as how Welles was his own worst enemy in terms of protecting his work. There is rarely seen footage of such masterpieces as Chimes at  Midnight (he plays Falstaff) and Macbeth, The Trial and Mr. Arkadin. »

- Joey Paur

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Film Review: ‘Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles’

20 October 2014 6:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chuck Workman’s latest bouquet to cinematic history, “Magician,” provides a solid overview of Orson Welles’ life and output. While little here will be news to cineastes, the mix of interviews and archival footage — particularly high-quality clips from the subject’s directorial features — should engage fans while providing a fine introduction for those whose knowledge doesn’t stretch beyond recognizing the words “Citizen Kane.” More a natural for ancillary formats (it’ll be a film-studies classroom perennial) than theatrical exposure, the documentary plans a theatrical launch on Dec. 12.

A straightforward, chronological approach in chaptered form starts with “1915-1941: The Boy Wonder,” charting Welles’ eccentric, transient childhood, and the thirst for artistic expression that led to adventuresome stage triumphs (like the all-black “Voodoo Macbeth”) in his early 20s. He also became a highly popular radio actor (notably as voice of “The Shadow” on that mystery serial), and it was in »

- Dennis Harvey

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Lumière Festival’s Classic Film Market Builds on Success

14 October 2014 1:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lyon – In 2014, the Lumière’s Festival’s Village, – a picturesque complex containing the Institut Lumière, a modern cinema, grassland, a book/DVD fair – may begin to look like a small town.

Put that down in part to the Festival pioneering Marché du Film Classique (Mfc), its –and the world’s – first market dedicated to the business and best practice of heritage film. 9% up in total participants, 25% up in company presence, the 2nd Lumiere Fest Classic Film Market confirms its own consolidation. It also underscores across-the-board growth in the sector, biz trends, and also, and partly because of ramp-up, its growing challenges.

“The Classic Film Market’s inaugural edition aimed to confirm that we could bring the sectors players together in one place, in a festival context, to do business and network,” said the Mfc’s Gerald Duchaussoy, its project manager with Lea Welcman.

“Now we aim to build on that base. »

- John Hopewell

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‘A Bigger Splash’ and ‘We Are Your Friends’ Headline Studiocanal’s Glam Toronto Slate

21 August 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haugesund, Norway– European powerhouse Studiocanal will roll into Toronto with a glam slate of cast-driven, English-language titles led by Luca Guadagnino’s sexy psychological thriller “A Bigger Splash” (Working Title)  and Max Joseph’s coming-of-age drama “We Are Your Friends.”

Wes Bentley has joined Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski (“Gone Girl”) in “We Are Your Friends,” a chronicle of a 23-year-old aspiring DJ who tries to find his voice in the electro music scene and bonds with an older DJ. Working Title is producing the film, which is shooting.

Meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson has joined the cast of “A Bigger Splash,” an edgy and contempo twist on the cult Alain Delon-Romy Schneider starrer  “La Piscine.” Johnson will play opposite Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts.

“Splash” centers on a glamorous couple whose holiday in Southern Italy takes an unexpected turn with the visit »

- Elsa Keslassy and John Hopewell

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StudioCanal readies Toronto slate

21 August 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French powerhouse’s slate includes Zac Efron, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hardy projects.

StudioCanal’s Toronto line-up is headlined by coming-of-age drama We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley.

Writer-director Max Joseph’s drama, produced by Working Title and fully financed by StudioCanal, follows an aspiring 23 year-old DJ trying to make it in the La electro scene when he falls in love with his friend and mentor’s much younger girlfriend.

Luca Guadagnino’s untiltled Pantelleria project with Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts, and Kray Twins drama Legend with Tom Hardy are also likely to be in-demand on the slate of the French powerhouse.

Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson is the latest talent attachment to the former.

James Watkins’ action-thriller Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba and Adele Exarchopoulos is currently in pre-production, as is Tobias Lindholm drama A War.

Titles in post-production include much-buzzed about Macbeth and Stephen Frears »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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StudioCanal brings Zac Efron-Working Title drama to Toronto

21 August 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French powerhouse’s slate also includes Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hardy projects.

StudioCanal’s Toronto lineup is headlined by coming-of-age drama We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley.

Writer-director Max Joseph’s drama, produced by Working Title and fully financed by StudioCanal, follows an aspiring 23 year-old DJ trying to make it in the La electro scene when he falls in love with his friend and mentor’s much younger girlfriend.

Luca Guadagnino’s Pantelleria project with Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts and Kray Twins drama Legend with Tom Hardy are also likely to be in-demand on the slate of the French powerhouse.

Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson is the latest talent attachment to the former.

James Watkins’ action-thriller Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba and Adele Exarchopoulos is currently in pre-production, as is Tobias Lindholm drama A War.

Titles in post-production include much-buzzed about Macbeth and Stephen Frears’ as yet »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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‘Magic’ Sells to U.S. as ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Legend,’ ‘Bastille Day’ Power Studiocanal To Cannes Sales Record (Exclusive)

21 May 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Announcing its fifth U.S. sale in three weeks –- Shout! Factory’s pickup on 3D toon pic “The House of Magic” –- Studiocanal, Europe’s biggest film production-distribution force, has had its best Cannes ever.

Record Croisette sales drivers included “Macbeth,” with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy starrer “Legend” and “Bastille Day,” with Idris Elba.

But Studiocanal also rolled off strength in depth across a 16-pic sales slate, including first sales for Luca Guadagnino’s untitled thriller, starring Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Matthias Schoenaerts (“Rust and Bone”).

“All our films are selling well, including films that continued from other markets,” Studiocanal intl. film sales head Anna Marsh said Wednesday at Cannes.

Equally important, 2014’s Cannes fully underscored that Hollywood agents and indie distributors are now increasingly shy of committing clients and money, respectively, to movies coming on to the market only partly financed. »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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StudioCanal readies Elba, Fiennes films

13 May 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

StudioCanal drops A-List titles on market; slate includes Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba [pictured].

At a busy buyers screening this afternoon in Cannes, StudioCanal announced their involvement on a couple of hot new market titles.

The French giant confirmed that it has boarded Luca Guadagnino’s untitled thriller inspired by French classic La Piscine, which will star Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Margot Robbie and Matthias Schoenaerts, with shoot due in Italy later this year.

Previously announced ‘big budget action film’ Bastille Day has been cast with Idris Elba and Adele Exarchopoulos and will shoot in Paris this summer from director James Watkins.

Watkins and Legend writer-director Brian Helgeland will be in Cannes later this week to talk to select buyers.

Working Title-Tom Hardy thriller Legend about the Kray twins, previously announced by Screen, is due to shoot this summer with Universal on board for a wide Us release.

Also recently announced on the slate is Tobias Lindholm title »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Film Review: ‘The M Word’

2 May 2014 3:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Menopause may well be a universal condition, but the brand of narcissistic self-examination on display in Henry Jaglom’s “The M Word” is distinctly Southern Californian. One might even say it’s Jaglomian, given the iconoclastic writer-director’s prior forays into such delicate distaff issues as body image (“Eating”), pregnancy (“Babyfever”) and compulsive shopping (“Going Shopping”). For his 19th self-financed and –distributed feature, Jaglom toys little with his formula of actorly improvisations and a plot that allows for maximum use of his sprawling Santa Monica home (plus maximum exposure for ingenue du jour Tanna Frederick). The lively but wildly erratic result will surely please Jaglom’s winnowing fan base, while baffling most others and doing little to deter Jaglom himself, who already has movie number 20 in the can.

Jaglom, who started out as an ancillary member of Bob Rafelson’s Bbs Productions group (where he directed his one and only studio-backed feature, »

- Scott Foundas

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The Forgotten: Red

22 January 2014 11:52 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Ten years after collaborating on Of Mice and Men (1939), a critical hit and now a classic, but a commercial disappointment at the time, Lewis Milestone once more adapted John Steinbeck's material to the screen. The studio was Republic, a B-movie output that occasionally tackled artsier material as a way of attracting big talent (Ford's The Informer, Welles's Macbeth, Borzage's Moonrise). The combination of writer and director drew stars Robert Mitchum and Myrna Loy in this case, to a story about a boy and his pony in which the pair of them are really supporting players, and in which they have no romance together.

The Red Pony may have been intended as some kind of "children's western." It has been decorated with animated inserts and fantasy sequences to add a sense of childish make-believe to the quite gritty tale of life on a Californian ranch. Confusingly, the animation has also »

- David Cairns

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