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Patrick Stewart Had No Clue Who Sting Was When They Worked Together on 'Dune'

Patrick Stewart Had No Clue Who Sting Was When They Worked Together on 'Dune'
Someone send an Sos for Patrick Stewart.

The 77-year-old X-Men and Star Trek actor has an amazing, and somewhat embarrassing, story from his time working on David Lynch's Dune.

In a video from Emerald City Comic Con — which was taken in 2013 but only recently came to light online — Stewart told the crowd that while he was working on the 1984 sci-fi epic, he had no idea his co-star Sting was a famous musician.

After being asked what it was like to work with Sting, Stewart, who played Gurney Halleck, began by saying he was actually miscast in the film....
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Tribeca 2018 Women Directors: Meet Meredith Danluck — “State Like Sleep”

“State Like Sleep”

Meredith Danluck has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, Reina Sofia Museum, MoMA, PS1 Museum, and Venice Biennale. Her short films, feature documentaries, and experimental films have screened at a number of festivals and museum venues such as Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, and SXSW. Her credits include “Earthworks,” “North of South, West of East,” and “Art Hard.”

State Like Sleep” will premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on April 21.

W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

MD: “State Like Sleep” is like a classic noir, ’80s American abroad psychological thriller with its guts spilled out. These muscular genres it borrows from serve to house the ephemera emotional depths of grief.

W&H: What drew you to this story?

MD: Years ago, someone very close to me took their own life and I held myself responsible in many ways. The feelings of complicity and
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‘Ghost Stories’ Review: Spooky British Triptych Gets Elevated by David Lynch-Like Surrealism

‘Ghost Stories’ Review: Spooky British Triptych Gets Elevated by David Lynch-Like Surrealism
The popularity of ghost stories are a cultural puzzle: They freak us out, but we can’t get enough of them. But the appeal of ghost stories goes beyond the thrill of being scared; it’s about finding the answers to life’s biggest question — what happens to us after we die?

Ghost Stories” tackles this age-old question with a fresh and chilling take on the supernatural that offers up three tantalizing stories of the unexplained, building to a shocking twist ending. The anthology horror film, based on a stage play by the film’s co-writers and co-directors, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, translates well to the big screen. The staginess of the source material steeps the film in an uncanny atmosphere, where the secrets of the past bleed into the present. Actual ghosts might not be real, but the memories we repress are, and they can haunt us in ways we might not expect.
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The Conversation: Producer Jean Labadie

Jean Labadie is a name which perhaps remains a tad obscured despite his formidable influence on the French film industry. In 1986, Labadie founded distribution company Bac Films in 1986, a label which took home the Palme d’Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival for David Lynch’s Wild at Heart as well as in 1991 for the Coen. Bros.’ Barton Fink. Labadie sold his shares at Bac in 2007 to create Le Pacte, a company also synonymous with European cinematic royalty.

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Interview: Director Elliot Macguire talks ‘The Ferryman’

How did you first get into filmmaking?

I’ve been obsessed with films since I can remember, I’m not sure there was a defining moment. But it was probably a combination of Steven Spielberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger films. Then I can remember getting hold of The Shining (1980) and Poltergeist (1982) taped off TV on VHS and I really started to prefer horror. Horror films always stood out, they always had that scene that would stick in your head because it was so fucked up, especially when you’re younger.

A few years passed, and I got my hands on the script for The Usual Suspects (1995). It came free with a Total Film magazine and was the first script I’d ever seen. I just loved the flow, the format, it all worked for me. I’d tried to be the next Stephen King as his books were pretty much my bedtime stories,
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Your Chance To Enjoy Damn Good Coffee With David Lynch And Kyle MacLachlan

Here’s your chance to meet David Lynch and Kyle Maclachlan for a damn good cup of coffee, quality conversation… and probably some more coffee.

Enjoy a Damn Good Cup of Coffee with David Lynch and Kyle MacLachlan

Prepare for the wonderful and strange because omaze.com is giving you and a friend the chance to go to NYC to live out every Twin Peaks fan’s dream… and all you have to do is donate to charity.

omaze.com is giving you the chance to win the opportunity to attend David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption as David’s VIP guests to experience all the music, art, film and creativity the fest has to offer. You’ll also attend a super secret event David’s hosting the night before and — in true Twin Peaks fashion — you’ll meet up with David and Kyle MacLachlan for their favorite hot beverage…
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Exclusive Interview – Black Spot Creator Mathieu Missoffe talks show’s influences, storylines, and the future of television

Red Stewart chats with Black Spot creator Mathieu Missoffe

Mathieu Missoffe is a French writer who has been working in the French television industry since the mid-2000s. His latest creation is the serialized crime drama series Black Spot, or Zone Blanche, which follows the lives of a local police department in the small town of Villefranche.

Flickering Myth has the privilege to interview him, and I in turn had the honor to conduct it. Be warned that the interview does spoil the ending of the pilot if any readers are interested in checking out the series.

Congratulations on the success of Zone Blanche. I don’t know how the industry works in France, but here in America most shows are lucky to get renewed after one season.

Thank you. We’re very lucky, through the Amazon Video service, to be able to find an audience internationally. Did you see the show?
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Playback: Lynne Ramsay on ‘You Were Never Really Here’ and Economy in Storytelling

Playback: Lynne Ramsay on ‘You Were Never Really Here’ and Economy in Storytelling
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Filmmaker Lynne Ramsay has made a steady career of stripped-down narratives, showcasing lean visual storytelling kissed by the influences of Ingmar Bergman, Nicolas Roeg and David Lynch. Her latest film, “You Were Never Really Here,” finds Ramsay forging ahead five years after she walked off the production of western “Jane Got a Gun” amid a dispute with the film’s producers. Based on a book by author Jonathan Ames, she was drawn to how tight the story was, and the cinematic ideas it conjured.

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“It was quite a short book, which I found really interesting, in a way,” Ramsay says. “It’s unlike ‘Kevin,’ which was a huge
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Netflix v Cannes: what the film festival feud means for the future of cinema

Cannes will announce its 2018 lineup shortly, but new films by Netflix are likely to be notable for their absence. It’s a conflict that could have major ramifications for the industry

The Cannes film festival boasts some of the noisiest audiences in the world – and if they don’t like your movie, you’ll soon know about it. A few years ago, before they were reupholstered, the seats in the 2,300-capacity Grand Theatre Lumière would automatically flip up, making a booming sound to mark the early exit of disgruntled critics. Booing and jeering are common when the end credits roll. But last year’s festival marked a first: at several screenings, audiences took to hissing and whistling before the movie had even started.

The focus of their wrath was the Netflix logo that preceded Bong Joon-ho’s Okja and Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories. It was the first time
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A man walks into a bar by Anne-Katrin Titze

Charles Schumann‬ on Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake and Hugo Boss: "I worked for a very long time in the fashion industry. They always gave me clothes. Then I created my own style." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Charles Schumann, the subject of Marieke Schroeder's globe-trotting, probing Bar Talks By Schumann (Schumanns Bargespräche), following the screening at Kino! in New York, joined me inside the bar of the Landmark at 57 West for a conversation. We go from Luis Buñuel's autobiography My Last Sigh, to authors Maxim Biller and Claudius Seidl at the Victoria Bar in Berlin creating a David Lynch Black Lodge Twin Peaks moment for me, to The New York Times cocktail and drinks writer Robert Simonson, and on to Charles working with Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake and Hugo Boss.

Wim Wenders, who directed the documentary on Yamamoto, Notebook On Cities And Clothes, remarked in an e-mail to me
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Will Naomi Watts (‘Twin Peaks’) earn her first Emmy nomination 19 years after ‘Mulholland Drive’ was rejected as a pilot?

Will Naomi Watts (‘Twin Peaks’) earn her first Emmy nomination 19 years after ‘Mulholland Drive’ was rejected as a pilot?
Naomi Watts became a star in 2001 with her breakthrough role in David Lynch‘s twisted Tinseltown nightmare “Mulholland Drive.” She reunited with Lynch 16 years later for his equally bizarre limited series revival of “Twin Peaks,” which could bring Watts her first career Emmy nomination. Interestingly, Watts might have already been an Emmy nominee had “Mulholland Drive” been produced as a series as was originally intended.

Lynch brought his surreal aesthetic to TV with the cult-hit 1990-1991 series “Twin Peaks,” which may have been ahead of its time as it was cancelled after its second season despite early acclaim and a total of 2 Emmys out of 18 nominations. Then in 1999 Lynch shot “Mulholland Drive” as a pilot for a new TV project, but it was rejected, so he completed it as a feature film that opened in 2001 to overwhelming critical praise. It was nominated for Best Picture at the Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe Awards,
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Here's why David Lynch refuses to explain what his films mean

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David Lynch’s reticence toward interviews is famous. He’s always refused to provide any explanation or analysis of his films, even as those same films send audiences scrambling for answers in their wake. Much has been made of this over the years. If you’re a fan of David Lynch’s work, you’ve just come to enjoy…

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‘Lean on Pete’ Review: A Striking, Shattering and Altogether Sensational Journey

‘Lean on Pete’ Review: A Striking, Shattering and Altogether Sensational Journey
(This review originally ran during our coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival. Lean on Pete is in theaters today.) Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete is a social realist drama of the highest order, combining the gentle pastoral touch of David Lynch’s The Straight Story with a probing sympathy for individuals on the edge of […]

The post ‘Lean on Pete’ Review: A Striking, Shattering and Altogether Sensational Journey appeared first on /Film.
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‘Mecanix’ Review (Unearthed Films)

Stars: Stéphane Bilodeau, Julie-Anne Côté, Philippe Chabot | Written by Rémy M. Larochelle, Mélissa Hébert | Directed by Rémy M. Larochelle

Following on from my review of Phil Stevens’ blistering Lung, I continue to work my way through the releases being proffered by the fellows at Unearthed Films. This one, I have to say, took me entirely by surprise. I went in to Mecanix totally cold and found myself suitably impressed.

Roaring forth from the hazy days of 2003, Mecanix is the first, and thus far only, feature from Canadian film-maker Remy M. Larochelle. With that thought in mind, it really is a remarkable achievement.

Blending expressionistic stop-motion animation with live action, Mecanix is a glimpse into a twisted engine world in which humans exist in captivity, living in apparent servitude to a race of hideous, bio-mechanical creatures who desperately seek an object called “The Embryo” while one of the last free humans
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An Excellent Video Introduction to David Lynch: The Treachery of Language

When it comes to film-making, directing, acting, music or his visual art, David Lynch has a unique style that is not easily summarized. He’s best known for his surrealistic approach incorporating meticulous sound design and a host of dream imagery that has earned the distinction of being uniquely “Lynchian.” His cinematic style and the rationale for his idiosyncratic creativity is explained in “An Excellent Video Introduction to David Lynch: The Treachery of Language.” His relationship with words It’s made clear that Lynch’s perspective on both written and spoken words show a troubled relationship. They’re forms of communication but he sees

An Excellent Video Introduction to David Lynch: The Treachery of Language
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‘Legion’ Premiere: That Delusional ‘Twin Peaks’ Connection Highlights a Masterful Start to Season 2

‘Legion’ Premiere: That Delusional ‘Twin Peaks’ Connection Highlights a Masterful Start to Season 2
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Legion” Season 2, Episode 1, “Chapter 9.”]

Let’s get two things out of the way right off the bat: Yes, that’s Jon Hamm’s voice you heard as the narrator, and no, the black, gooey “delusion” was not an homage to “Twin Peaks” — not intentionally, anyway.

The second season premiere of “Legion” is flush with imagination — from a talking cat to a time-traveling version of Syd (Rachel Keller) — but there are two moments that stand out beyond the intricate narrative, so let’s focus on those before diving into whether or not we think David (Dan Stevens) should be following his future girlfriend’s advice.

The man welcoming you to madness is, in fact, a former “Mad” man himself. It turns out Don Draper’s dulcet tones aren’t just made for advertisements; he can build a mental maze as well as Dr. Robert Ford or even read an ancient Chinese text without sounding culturally insensitive.
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10 Dark Secrets Riverdale Tried To Hide

Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, and Veronica Lodge are the iconically loveable characters from the Archie Comics. “Riverdale” flipped this small town innocent story on its head, adapting it into a darkly mysterious teenage soap. With more secrets than truth, violence, love triangles and even the end of lives, this show has it all. What does the CW Network not want its fans to know? How about the serious threats that season two actor, Vanessa Morgan playing Toni Topaz, received. And why did the casting process turn down lead star Camila Mendes? Is David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” involved in the show? How did Rj Aja sacrifice himself for his role? And why is Jughead hotter than ever?
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‘Legion’ season 2 reviews: The ‘gloriously bonkers’ X-Men series gives ‘Twin Peaks’ a ‘run for its money’

‘Legion’ season 2 reviews: The ‘gloriously bonkers’ X-Men series gives ‘Twin Peaks’ a ‘run for its money’
Legion” returns for its second season on FX on Tuesday night, April 3, following an eight-episode first season that was a stark departure from the norms of more straightforward superhero TV shows like “The Flash,” “Agents of Shield” and “Jessica Jones.” The series follows David Haller (“Downton Abbey” alum Dan Stevens) on a mind-bending journey where he discovers that what he thought was mental illness was really a combination of advanced psychic powers and a villain called the Shadow King who had invaded his mind — haven’t we all been there?

The new season is every bit as strange, according to critics, but is it all style over substance? Reviewers have been debating that, as much with themselves as with each other, but the new season has won most of their approval with a MetaCritic score of 84 and a Rotten Tomatoes freshness rating of 100%, both based on seven reviews. The second
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50 Years Later, the World Is Finally Catching Up With ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

50 Years Later, the World Is Finally Catching Up With ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’
In the 50 years since “2001: A Space Odyssey” was first released, on April 2, 1968, no movie has matched its solemnly jaw-dropping techno-poetic majesty. It’s still the grandest of all science-fiction movies, one that inspired countless adventures set in the inky vastness of deep space (notably “Star Wars”), remaking the DNA of cinema as we know it. It completed the transformation of Stanley Kubrick into “Stanley Kubrick,” and was greeted by critics with a mixture of ecstasy and derision (Pauline Kael: “a monumentally unimaginative movie”). But after its shaky original release, which resulted in Kubrick trimming 19 minutes out of it after opening weekend, “2001” was re-marketed as a psychedelic youth-generation cult film (“The Ultimate Trip”), and that’s how it finally caught on.

It remains such a staggering experience, so mind-bending and one-of-a-kind, that you’d be hard-pressed to think of a moment in the film that isn’t iconic. The awesome opening solar alignment,
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Watch: “David Lynch: The Treachery of Language”

“In Lynch’s own speech and in the speech patterns of his films, the impression is of language used less for meaning than for sound. To savor the thingness of words is to move away from their imprisoning nature.” Building off that observation, among others, from Dennis Lim’s fine work on David Lynch, video essayist Grace Lee examines the director’s ambivalent/averse relationship to language.
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