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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSJohn Hurt and Emmanuelle RivaCurrently, due to American President Donald Trump's executive travel ban, Academy Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi cannot travel to the United States. But in a statement made to The New York Times, the filmmaker, who is nominated again this year for The Salesman, says he wouldn't attend even if granted an exception:Instilling fear in the people is an important tool used to justify extremist and fanatic behavior by narrow-minded individuals.
However, I believe that the similarities among the human beings on this earth and its various lands, and among its cultures and its faiths, far outweigh their differences. Last week we lost two great actors, John Hurt (1940 - 2017) and Emmanuelle Riva (1927 - 2017).Francis Ford Coppola's recent forays into moving images, whether the super-local indie thriller Twixt or his "live cinema" project, have been ambitious and unusual, »
While cinema maestro Francis Ford Coppola hasn’t put out a feature film since 2011’s Twixt, he has just announced plans for a massive project. As Deadline reports, the director is set to return to the world of his seminal classic Apocalypse Now — but not in any traditional cinematic form. Instead, there are plans to create “an immersive, psychedelic horror RPG” where the player would step into the boots of Captain Benjamin Willard (originally portrayed by Martin Sheen) and journey into their own personal hell: Vietnam. To get things off the ground, his team has created a Kickstarter, where everything from downloads of the game (expected, as of now, for a release in October, 2020) to a making-of documentary will be gifted in return.
Says the director:
“Forty years ago, I set out to make a personal art picture that could hopefully influence generations of viewers for years to come. Today, »
- Mike Mazzanti
2 items from 2017
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