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‘I Dream Too Much’ Exclusive Clip: Richard Linklater-Produced Coming-of-Age Film About Escaping Into Past Secrets

27 June 2016 1:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

I Dream Too Much” follows Dora (Eden Brolin), a capricious, whimsical college grad who returns home unemployed only to find her life circumscribed by her anxious, practical mother (Christina Rouner), who wants her to take the Lsat and go to law school. Though initially bummed at the prospect of years and years of mind-numbing studying, she jumps at the opportunity to travel to upstate New York to take care of her wealthy Great Aunt Vera (Diane Ladd) when she breaks her foot. Vera isn’t exactly pleased at the idea of Dora’s presence, but Dora nevertheless escapes into the fantasies of Vera’s old journals and the secrets that lie within. The film also stars Danielle Brooks (“Orange Is the New Black”) and James McCaffrey (“Rescue Me”). Check out an exclusive clip from the film below featuring Dora writing a letter to her friend about life with her aunt. »

- Vikram Murthi

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8 powerfully effective voice-overs in modern movies

7 June 2016 6:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Sometimes funny, often poignant, narration can be hugely effective when deployed successfully. Ryan picks a few great examples...

“God help you if you use voice-over in your work my friends! God help you. That’s flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can use narration to explain the thoughts of a character.”

So says screenwriting coach Robert McKee in Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s 2002 film, Adaptation. Well, not the real screenwriting coach Robert Mckee, but the one played in superbly aggressive style by actor Brian Cox, who stomps about on stage at a writing seminar like an angry bull. Brilliantly, McKee’s condemnation of voice-overs interrupts the interior thoughts, as narrated by Nicolas Cage’s fictionalised version of Charlie Kaufman - a terminally anxious screenwriter with an Everest-sized case of writer’s block.

It’s an example of the quirky, hall-of-mirrors kind of humour that courses through Adaptation, »

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Podcast: Over/Under Movies Gets Paranoid Over Philip K. Dick Adaptations ‘Blade Runner’ & ‘A Scanner Darkly’

27 May 2016 11:46 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In this next episode of the podcast, in which an overrated and underrated film within the same genre, style or tone are pitted against each other, the hosts of Over/Under Movies act like a bunch of Dick-heads who just can’t seem to get a grip on reality. (Maybe it’s all that Substance D.) Oktay Ege Kozak picked the movies […]

The post Podcast: Over/Under Movies Gets Paranoid Over Philip K. Dick Adaptations ‘Blade Runner’ & ‘A Scanner Darkly’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Erik McClanahan

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“Ok, Storaro, Let’s Go”: Dp Shane F. Kelly on Working with Richard Linklater and Everybody Wants Some!!

19 May 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

After a decade working with Richard Linklater, cinematographer Shane F. Kelly has learned that the most important rule on a Linklater set is that the performers have primacy. “Rick wants you to provide him with a stage for his actors to work within. So as a Dp you can’t really be too controlling,” Kelly said. “He wants the actors to have freedom of both performance and movement and if I try to restrict that, I’ll get a little nod from Rick.” It’s a lesson Kelly learned in his first collaboration with Linklater on 2006’s A Scanner Darkly, when the Irish-born […] »

- Matt Mulcahey

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Bryan Cranston to Star in Philip K. Dick Anthology!

10 May 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Oscar nominee, Emmy winner, and erstwhile Walter White, Bryan Cranston has signed to be part of Electric Dreams: The World Of Philip K. Dick, an upcoming 10-part Sci-Fi anthology. Cranston will both act in and exec produce, Variety reports.

The series will be ten stand-alone episodes based on Philip K. Dick’s prescient stories. His writings have been filmed before, including titles and classics such as Total Recall, The Adjustment Bureau, A Scanner Darkly, and Minority Report. He’s widely considered one of the best and most prophetic of science fiction authors of the 20th century.

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The title of the series comes from Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, which was turned into 1982’s iconic Sci-Fi flick Blade Runner, a sequel to which is in production now. »

- Harker Jones

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Bryan Cranston Boards Philip K. Dick Anthology Series From Ronald D. Moore

10 May 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Following his Academy Award-nominated turn as legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, Bryan Cranston will return to television in a new series celebrating the work of sci-fi scribe Philip K. Dick.

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The five-time Emmy-winning Breaking Bad vet will executive-produce and appear in some episodes of the sci-fi anthology Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, Deadline reports. Ronald D. Moore (Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Masters of Sex) are writing the 10-part drama.

The series, which is set to air in the UK on Channel 4, will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television. A U. »

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Bryan Cranston set for Channel 4’s Philip K. Dick anthology series Electric Dreams

10 May 2016 5:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, Breaking Bad) is set to star in and executive produce a new anthology series with Channel 4 exploring the world of renowned sci-fi author Philip K. Dick.

Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick will be a 10-part anthology series which has Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Michael Dinner (Masters of Sex) writing. The show will feature ten stand-alone episodes “with a writer’s room made up of both British and American writers.”

On the news, Cranston said in a statement: “This is an electric dream come true… We are so thrilled to be able to explore and expand upon the evergreen themes found in the incredible work of this literary master.”

Dick’s back-catalogue includes Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, made by Ridley Scott as 1982’s Blade Runner, as well as A Scanner Darkly and The Man in The High Castle. The show »

- Scott J. Davis

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Watch: Video Essay Looks At The Modern Face Of Ridley Scott’s 'Blade Runner'

14 April 2016 1:53 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Most cinephiles regard “Blade Runner” as a seminal sci-fi film. It’s widely considered to be one of Ridley Scott’s very best, and also one of the earliest notable examples of what would later come to be known as cyberpunk. And yet what’s not so frequently mentioned is the film’s source material: that would be Philip K. Dick and his great post-apocalyptic novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Dick’s books are often so dense and opaque that an average reader might deem them unfilmable, though Richard Linklater’s wooly “A Scanner Darkly” certainly gave it the old college try. “Blade Runner” is first and foremost a crackerjack genre film, action-packed and loaded with bizarre, indelible neon-lit iconography. It is also, however, a movie of sly intelligence – one whose deeper themes only come into focus after a couple of viewings. “Blade Runner: The Other Side of Modernity, »

- Nicholas Laskin

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Cannes: A Look at the Official Selection, by the Numbers

14 April 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The annual unveiling of the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection lineup is always cause for breathless anticipation and excitement — followed, immediately and invariably, by expressions of shock and disappointment, as well as the usual bleats of indignation over which national cinemas haven’t been adequately represented. This morning’s press conference in Paris, led by festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux and festival president Pierre Lescure, proved no exception.

Journalists in attendance were quick to point out the admittedly startling absence of any Italian films in competition, even though Marco Bellocchio’s “Sweet Dreams” had been tipped for a berth for weeks. Others noted the relative dearth of Asian films vying for the Palme d’Or (only two, directed by Park Chan-wook and Brillante Mendoza). And if they haven’t already, those inclined to see the festival as a sort of cinematic pulse-taking of the Middle East will surely devote »

- Justin Chang

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Ranked: The Best Characters In Richard Linklater's Movies

4 April 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Austin, Texas filmmaker Richard Linklater helped define the 1990s American indie scene with “Slacker,” a loose collection of conversations with real and invented personalities from the local Austin scene. That first film set a pattern for the filmmaker, who often employs large casts to create sprawling slice of life portraits. The lineup in “Dazed and Confused” could overwhelm a “best characters” list from many other filmmakers, and then there are the “Before” trilogy, “Boyhood,” and the new “Everybody Wants Some!!” to consider, among many others. Read More: SXSW Review: Richard Linklater’s ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ With Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Zoey Deutch & More While often an author of his own scripts, Linklater has adapted material by Eric Bogosian (“SubUrbia”), Eric Schlosser (“Fast Food Nation”), Stephen Belber (“Tape”), Philip K. Dick (“A Scanner Darkly”), and Bill Lancaster (“Bad News Bears”). Even in those cases, the director’s methods and style »

- Russ Fischer

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DVD Review: Waking Life

15 March 2016 2:30 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★ Richard Linklater may have received the best notices of his career for Boyhood (and rightly so) but it's easy to forget previous to that film, he'd played around with the elasticity of storytelling in film, to equally stunning effect. Perhaps given the ostensibly bookish subject matter, Waking Life has seldom been acknowledged as a legitimate innovator of the medium. Subsequently deployed on a larger, more polished scale (but no less effective) in the director's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly, the film's use of rotoscoping is nothing short of wondrous.


- CineVue UK

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Tommy Pallotta Interview - The Last Hijack #255

7 January 2016 12:38 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Vic chats with Tommy Pallotta (A Scanner Darkly, Waking Life) about his phenomenal new movie The Last Hijack and gives an incredible insight into the animation process, Somali pirates and all things movies! Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, the latest episode is ready to download.  iPhone / iPad Users– Click here to open your iTunes podcast app and click Subscribe! Stitcher Users Click here – iOS / Android This is our latest, epic, episode! »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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