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Emmy Predictions 2016: The Unconventional Dominate the Score and Sound Races

21 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If there’s a running theme in this year’s race for score and sound, it’s being unconventional.

For series dramatic score, look for “Chef’s Table’s'” Duncan Thum to get the win for the poignant “Grant Achatz” episode about a Chicago celebrity chef losing his sense of taste while undergoing cancer treatment. However, Thum faces stiff competition from Chris Bacon for the offbeat “Bates Motel” finale, in which Norman (Freddie Highmore) and Norma (Vera Farmiga) face the point of no return, and from Mac Quayle’s eerie “Mr. Robot” opener (“Hello Friend”).

Fargo” and “The Night Manager,” which go head to head in dramatic score for limited series, movie or special, offer a ’70s vibe and Mediterranean sense of romance, with the nod likely going to “Fargo’s” Jeff Russo.

Meanwhile, “Game of Thrones” and “Fargo” are the definition of unconventional. “Got” should win for series sound »

- Bill Desowitz

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Emmy Predictions 2016: The Unconventional Dominate the Score and Sound Races

21 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If there’s a running theme in this year’s race for score and sound, it’s being unconventional.

For series dramatic score, look for “Chef’s Table’s'” Duncan Thum to get the win for the poignant “Grant Achatz” episode about a Chicago celebrity chef losing his sense of taste while undergoing cancer treatment. However, Thum faces stiff competition from Chris Bacon for the offbeat “Bates Motel” finale, in which Norman (Freddie Highmore) and Norma (Vera Farmiga) face the point of no return, and from Mac Quayle’s eerie “Mr. Robot” opener (“Hello Friend”).

Fargo” and “The Night Manager,” which go head to head in dramatic score for limited series, movie or special, offer a ’70s vibe and Mediterranean sense of romance, with the nod likely going to “Fargo’s” Jeff Russo.

Meanwhile, “Game of Thrones” and “Fargo” are the definition of unconventional. “Got” should win for series sound »

- Bill Desowitz

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Frank Ocean Shares His Favorite Films, Including Tarkovsky, PTA, Kurosawa, Lynch, Kubrick & More

23 August 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a few delays, Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange follow-up, Blond, has now arrived and, with it, not only an additional visual album, but Boys Don’t Cry, a magazine that only a select few were able to get their hands on. (Although, if you believe the artist’s mom, we can expect a wider release soon.) In between a personal statement about his new work and a Kanye West poem about McDonalds, Ocean also listed his favorite films of all-time and we have the full list today.

Clocking at 207.23 hours, as Ocean notes, his list includes classics from Andrei TarkovskyDavid Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, Akira Kurosawa, Ridley ScottBernardo BertolucciSergei Eisenstein, F. W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, and more.

As for some more recent titles, it looks like The Royal Tenenbaums »

- Jordan Raup

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Why Music In Films Matters

14 August 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway argues that soundtracks and scores can make or break films…

This week, Flickering Myth’s own Oli Davis made the persuasive case that Suicide Squad‘s various cuts could be seen in the music they used; with David Ayer’s original version using different styles of music to the final cut by Trailer Park. There was also the release of a report titled “The Effect of Background Music in Shark Documentaries on Viewers’ Perceptions of Sharks” that suggested people are afraid of sharks because of the ominous music used to score film scenes where they are present.  Personally, I’m frightened of sharks because I don’t want one to bite my leg off, leaving me to die an agonising death in the water while wearing only swimming shorts.

What both these stories remind us is the huge part scores and soundtracks play in films; when you get »

- Neil Calloway

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Jonas Mekas Stars In ‘I Had Nowhere to Go,’ a Jarring, Original Biopic — Locarno Review

5 August 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the 98 minutes of “I Had Nowhere to Go: Portrait of a Displaced Person,” there are about 10 minutes of visuals. The rest of the experience takes place on a black screen as accompanying audio tracks doing the legwork. It’s a bold gamble by director and veteran artist Douglas Gordon that doesn’t always pay off, but a big part of the experience stems from the ever-engaging storytelling at its center. Narrated by legendary avant-garde film diarist Jonas Mekas, now 93 and livelier than ever as he recollects his wartime experiences, “I Had Nowhere to Go” attempts to capture the journeys of a man known for capturing images through their absence. Though not always the sum of its compelling ingredients, “I Had Nowhere to Go” applies an appropriate degree of cinematic innovation to one of the medium’s greatest advocates.

See MoreAvant-Garde Legend Jonas Mekas Offers Filmmaking Advice in New Book »

- Eric Kohn

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Newswire: Godfather of Gore H.G. Lewis to host a marathon of his splatter classics

29 July 2016 11:48 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The godfather of gore himself, Herschell Gordon Lewis, will be hosting a marathon of his films at the International House Philadelphia on Sunday, August 21. “The H.G. Lewis Gore-a-Thon” will feature Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs, Color Me Blood Red, and The Gruesome Twosome, before closing out the night with 1967’s The Wizard Of Gore. All the films will be presented in glorious 35mm, the only way Exhumed Films knows how.

Blood Feast is generally credited as the first “gore film.” Lewis’s low-budget shlocker from 1963 was a response to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, which Lewis felt cheated the audience by showing the aftermath of murder, but ton the action. The director shot Blood Feast over four days in Miami with a budget of $24,000 and utilized real gore like the a sheep’s tongue used in a scene where a woman gets her tongue ripped ...

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- Mike Vanderbilt

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Crimes of Passion

26 July 2016 2:37 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Flamboyant artist Ken Russell was eventually sidelined for what the industry calls 'excess,' but he was a genuine artist, as indicated by this, his last American film. Absolutely beyond the pale in terms of polite viewing, it's by turns awkward and insightful, profane... and more profane. Crimes of Passion Blu-ray + DVD Arrow Video (UK) 1984 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 112, 107 min. / Street Date July 12, 2016 / Available from Amazon UK 39.95 Starring Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Annie Potts, Bruce Davidson, John Laughlin. Cinematography Dick Bush China Blue's dress Ruth Myers Original Music Rick Wakeman Written and Produced by Barry Sandler Directed by Ken Russell

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

What separates exploitation trash from progressive film art? They say it's an artist's vision, and Ken Russell certainly has plenty of that. I can admire Russell's house brand of outrageousness but I also find much of his work just too fussy, too indulgent. He's excellent when trying »

- Glenn Erickson

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Editorial: I Support Rihanna As Marion Crane

25 July 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Let’s start with a fair warning: if you are not caught up on Bates Motel and want to avoid spoilers, then stop reading now!! In order to make my argument, I have to make specific references to events in the series.

Ok, so as everyone knows, Rihanna was recently announced as the new Marion Crane to be introduced during the final season of Bates Motel. The reactions only are of, let’s just say, of a strong nature. I anticipated seeing more reactions towards the fact that Rihanna is 100% a pop star and hasn’t dabbled too much into acting aside from small roles here and there. What I didn’t anticipate was the race card. Seriously? It’s 2016 and we have a black president. Get the fuck over it, people! What sparks my curiosity is how the conversation started with the possibility of having her on the show. »

- Jovy

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Bates Motel: Marion Crane Coming; A&E Drama Officially Ending with Season Five

23 July 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There won't be a sixth season for Norman Bates. A&E has announced that season five will indeed be the end of their Bates Motel TV show. https://twitter.com/InsideBates/status/756621330292760576In addition, it's been revealed that pop star Rihanna will be checking into the Bates Motel as Marion Crane, the ill-fated character that Janet Leigh first played in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho feature film. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Psychopath (1966)

23 July 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With the advent and huge success of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), studios were quick to hop aboard the killer train. Out were the outsized monsters of the ’50s, in were mama’s boys and socially maligned women dealing with sins of the past. Dementia 13 (’63) and No Way to Treat a Lady (’67) are just a sample of the ’60s horror films that focused on smaller scale, human dilemmas, regardless of how twisted they may be. One film that seems to have been misplaced in the schizoid shuffle is Freddie FrancisThe Psychopath (1966), a lean little thriller that acts as a gateway for one of the most revered European horror sub-genres: the giallo.

Of course, Psycho plays a major part in this association; the Italian-originated giallo wallowing in mysteries of the mind shot through with a razor-sharp emphasis on the visceral, stemming from a psychological need, a desire, to fix wrongs, »

- Scott Drebit

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Rihanna Checks In For Fifth And Final Season Of Bates Motel As Marion Crane

23 July 2016 9:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rihanna has booked her place in Bates Motel‘s fifth and indeed final season, and the singer-songstress has clinched a famous role on A&E’s prequel drama.

Word comes by way of San Diego Comic-Con, where the show’s producers confirmed that Rihanna – who has flirted with acting via Battleship, Annie, This is the End and, soon, Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – will play the highly-anticipated part of Marion Crane, the hapless visitor originally portrayed by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal classic.

Have a gander at Rihanna’s official announcement, below.

.@rihanna to check into #BatesMotel as Marion Crane in the 5th and final season!https://t.co/7t2pRL43cf

Bates Motel on A&E (@InsideBates) July 22, 2016

Even after the events of season 4, Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are both on board for next year’s curtain call, and in »

- Michael Briers

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Sdcc: Rihanna to take a shower in Bates Motel as Marion Crane, series ending after season 5

23 July 2016 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sad news for fans of A&E’s acclaimed Psycho prequel series, as the network announced during its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday that Bates Motel will be closing its doors following the upcoming fifth season.

It's official, the #BatesMotel will close after Season 5 #Sdcc

Bates Motel on A&E (@InsideBates) July 22, 2016

See Also: Freddie Highmore channels Anthony Perkins in Bates Motel promo image

Meanwhile, the panel also brought the news that Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates) and Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates) are to be joined in the cast by pop star Rihanna, who will step into the shower in the role of Marion Crane, played by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic.

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way,” said executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin. “We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, »

- Gary Collinson

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Rhianna Joins T.V.’s Bates Motel In Iconic Psycho Role

23 July 2016 3:25 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Ok, I know Bates Motel is firmly in the realm of television, but the recasting of the Psycho’s iconic Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller) is a big deal. With the prequel series winding with it’s fifth series, it will finally be catching up with the first movie, and at San Diego Comic-Con it has been announced that none other than Rhianna will be taking that fateful shower in the Bates Motel when Crane makes her series debut. It’s unknown what changes will be made to the character (who was presented as the films lead before being memorably dispatched halfway through), and how big a role she will have in the final season. Speaking of the casting choice, executive producer Carlton Cuse and Kerry Erin had this to say, which admittedly smacks of PR speak: We wanted to thrust the iconic »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Bates Motel Season 5: Rihanna Joins Final Season as Spoiler!

22 July 2016 8:01 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Move over Janet Leigh, there's a new Marion Crain in town!

Leigh played the iconic, never forgotten and ill-fated character in the 1960 Hitchcock classic, and Rihanna is set to take over for the 2017 Bates Motel edition.

In fact, Rihanna was so excited about it, she even filmed a bit of her own shower in her own bedroom to share the news.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin released a statement after the panel:

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way."

"We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.” 

Separately, Cuse talked to EW before the panel, “We are going to meet Marion Crane, but what we don’t want to do is create the impression that »

- Carissa Pavlica

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Rihanna Will Head Over To Bates Motel And Play Marion Crane For Final Season

22 July 2016 6:18 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rihanna has been tapped to play the iconic role of Marion Crane, formerly played by Janet Leigh, in the fifth and final season of A&E’s hit drama series Bates Motel. The highly anticipated casting announcement was made today during the season five panel at San Diego Comic-Con via video.

Creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were on hand with cast Vera Farmiga (“Norma”), Freddie Highmore (“Norman”), Max Thieriot (“Dylan Massett”) and Nestor Carbonell (“Sheriff Alex Romero”) to celebrate the casting, the series and speak to the final season.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said: 

"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way.  We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate"

Additional »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Rihanna to Play Infamous 'Psycho' Role on 'Bates Motel'

22 July 2016 6:16 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The producers of Bates Motel announced at Comic-Con Friday that Rihanna would play the role of Marion Crane – made famous by actress Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho – on the upcoming fifth and final season of the A&E drama.

"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate," executive »

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Bates Motel season 5: Rihanna cast as Marion Crane

22 July 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jul 23, 2016

Rihanna is set to try on Janet Leigh’s shower cap, taking on the role of Marion Crane for Bates Motel season 5...

Rihanna will appear in Bates Motel season 5 in role of Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s slasher classic Psycho.

The announcement came via video at the Bates Motel season 5 panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Vera Farmiga, who plays Norma; Freddie Highmore, who plays Norman, Max Thieriot, who plays Dylan Massett and Nestor Carbonell, who plays Sheriff Alex Romero, joined the show’s creators Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were at the panel.

"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way.  We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate, »

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Bates Motel Ends with Season 5; Rihanna to Play Janet Leigh Role

22 July 2016 6:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

All good things must come to an end. And that includes Norman Bate's run as lead psycho at Bates Motel.The hit A&E thriller is coming to an end after 5 seasons, it was announced today. And it sounds like it will wrap up on a note that Alfred Hitchcock would be proud of. Yes, we are going to get to see star Freddie Highmore go full-on Anthony Perkins.

Bates Motel producers announced that the show is about to reach its inevitable conclusion earlier today at the Comic-Con panel in San Diego. What was once a prequel to the original 1960 horror classic Psycho will now recreate that iconic thriller over the span of its final episode run. A&E released this short, but sweet, official statement on Twitter.

"It's official, the #BatesMotel will close after Season 5 #Sdcc"

Bates Motel Season 5 will continue the story of Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) and her bat shit crazy son, »

- MovieWeb

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Comic-Con 2016: Rihanna to Play Marion Crane in the Fifth and Final Season of Bates Motel

22 July 2016 4:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A&E made a big announcement at Comic-Con today, revealing that Rihanna will play Marion Crane—the role famously played by Janet Leight in Psycho—in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel:

Press Release: Rihanna has been tapped to play the iconic role of Marion Crane, formerly played by Janet Leigh, in the fifth and final season of A&E’s hit drama series “Bates Motel.” The highly anticipated casting announcement was made today during the season five panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were on hand with cast Vera Farmiga (“Norma”), Freddie Highmore (“Norman”), Max Thieriot (“Dylan Massett”) and Nestor Carbonell (“Sheriff Alex Romero”) to celebrate the casting, the series and speak to the final season.

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We »

- Derek Anderson

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“Bates Motel” Signs in its Most Iconic Guest: Season 5 Will End the Series #Sdcc

22 July 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

News is coming out of a San Diego Comic Con panel that A&E’s “Bates Motel” has locked down R&B artist Rihanna to play the role of Marion Crane, the iconic guest that appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and didn’t exactly meet a happy ending. Crane was originally played by Janet Leigh, the mother of Jamie […] »

- JonathanBarkan

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