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“We are all deeply sad, she meant so much to so many,” said her agent, Mary Dangerfield, who confirmed her death.
Coulson, who also worked as a camera assistant, reprised the Log Lady role in the feature “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” and more recently, she appeared on an episode of “Portlandia” and in the film “Redwood Highway.”
Lynch said in a statement, “Today I lost one of my dearest friends, Catherine Coulson. Catherine was solid gold. She was always there for her friends — she was filled with love for all people — for her family — for her work. She was a tireless worker. She had a great sense of humor — she loved to laugh and make people laugh. »
- Pat Saperstein
Also leaving October 1, some spooky TV titles, including "The Dead Files."
More than 150 titles are leaving Netflix in October; here's the entire list of movies and TV shows that will disappear from Netflix streaming in October.
Leaving Oct. 1, 2015
"Aces High" (1976)
"A Fond Kiss" (2004)
"Agata And The Storm" (2004)
"A Good Day to Die" (2013)
"Alakazam The Great" (1960)
"All Is Lost" (2013)
"An Affair to Remember" (1957)
"A Liar's Autobiography" (2012)
"America Declassified" (2013)
"Analyze This" (1999)
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues " (2013)
"Angela's Ashes" (1999)
"Annie Hall" (1977)
"Another Woman" (1988)
"Apocalypse Now" (1979)
"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)
"Baby's Day Out" (1994)
"Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession" (1980)
"Baron Blood" (1972)
"Belle of the Yukon" (1944)
"Big Night" (1996)
"Blue Velvet" (1986)
"Brewster's Millions" (1945)
"Buying & Selling" (2013)
"Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945)
"Carve Her Name With Pride" (1958)
- Sharon Knolle
San Sebastian – In one of the highest-profile deals to go down at this year’s San Sebastian Festival, Madrid-based Latido Films has acquired world sales rights on Chilean drama “Rara,” Pepa San Martin’s Films in Progress entry.
Negotiated at San Sebastian between “Rara” producer Macarena Lopez at Santiago-based Manufactura de Peliculas and Latido’s Antonio Saura and Oscar Alonso in the face of other offers, a situation that had developed by Friday into a mini-bidding war, deal is a triumph for Lopez and first-time director San Martin. “Rara” came to San Sebastian with good-word-of-mouth but far less profile than other Films in Progress titles.
Directed by San Martin, whose “La Ducha” won a 2011 Berlin Festival Daad Short Film Prize and Best Short Film at the New York. Intl. Latino Film Fest, “Rara” is written by Pepa San Martin and Alicia Scherson, one of Chile and Latin America’s – most »
- John Hopewell
San Sebastian – The welcome fillip of major awards at major 2015 fests – Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and Venice – for Latin American cinema played out over San Sebastian’s 2015 Films in Progress where screening wee packed and distributors circled several titles. Sales agents pick-up deals look set to go down on three-or more, maybe one-or two before fest ends.
In kudos stakes, “The Cambridge Squatter,” Eliane Caffé’s portrayal of Sao Paulo’s homeless – their joys, dramas, divergences, and constant fear of eviction – won the Industry Award at San Sebastian’s pix-in-post showcase Films in Progress, one of fest’s main industry attractions.
Award reps vindication for Brazil’s Caffé, whose movies have grabbed major awards at big Brazilian fests such as Rio de Janeiro, where “The Midday Sun” won actor (Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Chico Diaz) and actress (Claudia Assunçao) and now have a major industry plaudit at San Sebastian.
“We believe that »
- John Hopewell
In Latin America, filmmakers have found a political conscience, and with it, touched a nerve at the box office. Films that deal with government and police corruption, corporate irresponsibility and economic inequality are hitting theaters, as well as bubbling up internationally at festivals such as Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian, the last being the biggest showcase for Latin American and Spanish films and kicks off Sept. 18.
The generation that broke through 10 to 15 years ago is now almost all over 40, says Argentine producer Hernan Musaluppi. The subject matter those filmmakers choose reflects a mature, well-rounded world view that includes political and social opinions, he adds.
These films question the limits of real democratic change after the end of the continent’s dictatorships in the 1980s, or seek to deliver a more nuanced and ethically accurate portrayal of countries’ immediate past or abuse-sodden present.
In Pablo Trapero’s 1980s-set “The Clan,” playing in Venice and Toronto, »
- John Hopewell and Emilio Mayorga
Phyllis Schuringa, artistic associate and casting director at the Geffen Playhouse, took a step back in time to cast the season opener “These Paper Bullets,” a fun throwback to the ‘60s take-off of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” The show originally opened at the Yale Repertory and will continue on to the Atlantic Theater Company after its Geffen run. The show was initially intended to as a complete package, but some actors became unavailable, giving Schuringa the chance to be involved in casting a couple roles in addition to all the understudies. “It was kind of an all hands on deck process,” she says. Working with Telsey + Company in New York, Schuringa and team cast Nicole Parker to play the lead character Beatrice (echoing Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing”). The role of Leo Messina had been cast, but there was a last minute drop-out, so Schuringa suggested Nick Ullet. »
Films in Progress, the bi-annual initiative run jointly by San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse to support Latin American films through post-production, will showcase six projects at this year’s San Sebastian festival (Sept 18-26).
Fernández Almendras, who won the 2014 Sundance world cinema grand jury prize for To Kill A Man, will present his new film Much Ado About Nothing, which was announced in Berlin this year.
Four of the projects that were presented at last year’s San Sebastian Films in Progress will screen at this year’s festival: Paula, by Eugenio Canevari, will compete in the New Directors section, while Jayro Bustamante’s Ixcanul, which won the »
Musician Nick Cave and his wife, Susie, released a statement that their son, Arthur Cave, died after falling from the chalk cliffs at Brighton. The statement read, “Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy. We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.” The Guardian reports that Arthur was airlifted from Ovingdean Gap where he died in the hospital from his injuries. Arthur is also survived by his twin brother, Earl. He had recently finished the tenth grade, and starred as the villainous sidekick Borachio in his school's production of Much Ado About Nothing. »
- E. Alex Jung
A filmmaker friend of mine recently expressed a desire to improve her ability to work with actors by workshopping scenes from Shakespeare. The thought was that the material is so resolutely timeless, rich with words and ripe for interpretation that it lends itself perfectly to exploring the art of storytelling through performance. She isn’t the only one; actors, directors, scholars and enthusiasts still cannot get enough of William Shakespeare, even as we near the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. I myself am one of them; the whiplash-inducing witty dialogue and strong female characters in plays like Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing stand head and shoulders above much of what has been produced in the centuries since. Fortunately, for people like us, PBS has given us a present in the form of the second series of Shakespeare Uncovered, now available on DVD.
- Lee Jutton
On May 26th, 1995, music video director and artist Robert Longo made his directorial debut with Johnny Mnemonic, an adaptation of William Gibson’s futuristic short story of the same name (Gibson also penned the screenplay) that starred Keanu Reeves in the titular role as a “mnemonic courier” who finds himself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy with implications for all of mankind.
Johnny Mnemonic celebrates its 20th anniversary this month, and while it may not necessarily be a film many sci-fi fans celebrate, it’s always held a special place in my heart, undoubtedly being one of the coolest films I saw that year and one that also revitalized the cyberpunk film movement (yes, even before The Matrix came along and did it a bit more effectively).
For the uninitiated, Johnny Mnemonic transports us to the year 2021; in the opening text crawl, we learn that corporations have taken over »
- Heather Wixson
In a sign of the ongoing maturity of Latin American-Spain production-sales scene, Film Factory has swooped in on world sales rights to Christopher Murray’s “El Cristo Ciego” and Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’ “Much Ado About Nothing,” his follo-up to “To Kill a Man,” which won the 2014 Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize
Chile’s Jirafa Films, headed by Augusto Matte, produced both films.
In arthouse production, execution is all. Output or even mini-volume deals are relatively rare. But the stock of the best Latin American production houses and the sales potential of at least breakout Latin American films are rising fast: Having sold “To Kill a Man,” Film Factory’s Vicente Canales has not wanted to wait any longer before pacting with Jirafa, and not just on one but two movies, before they hit a films-in-post showcase, Canales told Variety.
Developed at Cannes’ Cinefondation and Torino Film Lab, and co-produced »
- John Hopewell
Every now and then it's rather difficult to figure out a headline for these episodes, especially when there isn't any one topic discussed for an extended period. I almost feel I should just set up a word randomizer rather than attempt to actually come up with something coherent. That said, on today's episode we talk a little about "Game of Thrones", a little about Michelle MacLaren departing the Wonder Woman directing gig, about new DVDs and Blu-rays, play some games, chat box office and all the standard shenanigans. Hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may »
- Brad Brevet
William Shakespeare’s works have, over the years, been a rich source of cinematic adaptations, whether they’re direct works such as 1989’s Henry V, loose interpretations such as 1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You, or somewhere in between, such as 2012’s Much Ado About Nothing.
One of the more popular of Shakespeare’s plays is Hamlet, which itself has seen numerous onscreen incarnations. Among the most recognisable soliloquies in the play is the “To Be Or Not To Be” speech, delivered by the titular character as he considers whether his life is worth living. Now, JoBlo has made a supercut of the numerous times the soliloquy has been delivered, putting together the whole speech by interspersing the numerous performers and contexts in which it has been said. The resulting video, which includes everyone from Charlie Chaplin to David Tennant, can be seen below, along with the monologue in its text form. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Director Kenneth Branagh has already brought several of William Shakespeare's classic plays, such as Hamlet, Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing, to the big screen. But now it looks like he's going to let a cinema master turn one of his own stage productions of another Shakespeare tragedy into a film instead. Branagh recently appeared on BBC Radio's Kermode and Mayo's Film Review (via The Playlist) and revealed that his stage production of Macbeth is being developed to become a feature film directed by none other than Martin Scorsese. It doesn't sound like it's a done deal yet, but there's definitely been talks. Read on! Branagh said, "Fingers are hovering above pieces of paper. Everybody wants to do it, it's just a question of schedules. I'm very very hopeful it's going to happen." Right now Scorsese is busy directing his long-gestating adaptation of Silence, so he's certainly got his hands full for now. »
- Ethan Anderton
With an opening weekend that topped $70m in the Us, Kenneth Branagh may have the hit of his movie directing career on his hands with his live action Cinderella take. It's a strong film too, that finally makes it to the UK this week. And ahead of its release, he spared us some time for a natter about it...
I think I've worked out what you're up to. I've worked out your ruse. You do Thor, Cinderella and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Three different juggernauts, aimed at three different segments of the market, opening your work up to an audience that may otherwise not be familiar with it.
This is all about selling DVDs of Peter's Friends, isn't it?
[Laughs] That would be a lovely by-product.
Were you consciously looking for different audience subsets, »
Much ado about nothing? Raven-Symone thinks so. Appearing as a guest host on The View on Monday, March 16, the former Cosby Show star offered an unpopular opinion about the Univision host who was fired recently for his comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. As previously reported, Rodner Figueroa was dismissed from his position on El Gordo y la Flaca after he said on air, "You know that Michelle Obama looks like she's from the cast of Planet of the Apes, the movie." Amid the ensuing backlash, [...] »
You really shouldn't walk into a screening of a film not expecting an awful lot. As the mantra goes, you're supposed to go in hoping for something wonderful, else you soon go down a cynical cul-de-sac, with little hope of return. Cinderella, though, was a stretch. I can understand the business sense to Disney of making a live action Cinderella - heck, the thoroughly ordinary Alice In Wonderland took more than $1bn at the box office - but what about the appeal to a director such as Kenneth Branagh? And, more importantly, what about the appeal to, well, us?
Because the problem with such well told tales is just that. You know what's going to happen, and when. Then you read the film is just shy of two hours, and recall »
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