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Cannes: The Coen Brothers Don’t Watch TV

Cannes: The Coen Brothers Don’t Watch TV
When members of the 68th Cannes Film Festival jury met for the first time on Tuesday afternoon, they were told that they could create an award for the films they were about to screen. “Sienna Miller asked that the prize be presented to her,” recalled Joel Coen at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that helped kick off Cannes. “Guillermo [del Toro] became upset,” Joel joked. “If Sienna gets a prize, Guillermo gets a prize. We just met these people. It’s alarming.”

Regardless of that, the jurors seemed to get along just fine. As co-presidents of this year’s prize-giving committee, the Coen brothers dominated the conversation, offering thoughts on the moviemaking business, their lack of interest in television and what they were looking for as judges.

“It’s not that I don’t like TV,” said Ethan Coen, when asked about an interview he gave to a French magazine about FX’s “Fargo” series.
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Daniel Radcliffe ‘Horns’ In On Specialty Box Office: Preview

Daniel Radcliffe ‘Horns’ In On Specialty Box Office: Preview
Just in time for Halloween, Daniel Radcliffe gets some special powers and couple of appendages growing from his temples in Radius’ Horns, which will be this week’s biggest rollout among specialty newcomers. The title received a warm welcome at a Cinema Society event attended by its stars this week in New York. This week’s newbies are dominated by nonfiction fare, though with some exceptions. Kino Lorber is opening French/Swiss maestro Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye To Language following a successful festival run. It has been critically acclaimed, and the company is expecting it to be a box office winner too. The 2014 Best Documentary winners from South by Southwest and Tribeca are going head-to-head in their theatrical debuts. Radius’ The Great Invisible (SXSW) opened in limited release Wednesday in an exclusively theatrical rollout, and The Orchard is bowing Point And Shoot (Tribeca) in a single NYC run. Submarine Deluxe
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Cannes proves that skin is in

Cannes proves that skin is in
CANNES -- Sex is selling all along the Croisette. Several indie companies ranging from from ThinkFilm to Samuel Goldwyn Films are engaged in a protracted bidding contest for John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus, a bohemian comedy-drama that doesn't shy away from unsimulated sex. IFC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the art-porn shorts compilation Destricted. And a host of other movies have filled the Festival de Cannes with hardcore images. While Cannes has never been known for its inhibitions -- three years ago, Vincent Gallo's full-frontal performance in The Brown Bunny was all the buzz -- this year, the cumulative impact of so many unblushing depictions of sex can't be ignored. "We haven't seen this much sex onscreen at Cannes in about thirty years," said veteran moderator Henri Behar at the Shortbus press conference. One of the most surprising developments to emerge as distributors circled the film is that even some corporately-owned studio specialty divisions such as Sony Pictures Classics and the new Paramount Vantage felt free to give serious consideration to a film with authentic, graphic sex.

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