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Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' video: Rape culture's got a hefty price tag

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Here are some things that cost $250,000.

An 8-carat diamond-and-platinum engagement ring.

A brand-new house in Las Vegas.

Raising a human being.

Know what else may have cost up to a quarter-million dollars? That "Blurred Lines" video. You know: The one with three girls, no clothes, a handful of mylar balloons and a white backdrop. That one.

Actually, to be fair, the visual representation of Robin Thicke's Pharrell-fueled jam o' the summer is actually two videos, one featuring Thicke, Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I. in suits and three models in plastic shirts; the other much the same, but without the tops for the ladies.

Oh. I forgot the live goat. And the stuffed dog. And the single bale of hay. And some big words that occasionally come between the audience and all those boobies.

But still: Up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. For 4 minutes 31 seconds of ... that.
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Event Report: Shriekfest 2010 - Winners Announced!

Now in its 10th year, the Shriekfest International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival took place this past weekend at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Celebrating the independent spirit of filmmaking, the festival screened 36 films and had 32 screenplay finalists and 12 original song finalists. On Sunday evening winners were announced to a packed theater and then those in attendance hit the after-party at Boardners in Hollywood.

Shriekfest winners included Ashes, directed by Elias Matar, which took the Grand Jury prize for Best Horror Feature Film. Transfer (review here), directed by Damir Lukacevic, took the Best Fantasy Feature Film award; and Serum 1831, directed by Anand Kanna, took the Best Short Film prize. Rise of the Appliances, directed by Rob Sprackling, took the Best Super Short Film prize, and Best Webisode honors went to "Shady Texas", directed by Jack Daniel Stanley (who also took home Best Original Song in the festival for his submission "Rekindled
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SXSW Releases Panels and Short Films Info

Diversity seems to be the key this year at the SXSW festival, which takes place in Austin, TX from March 12-20, as they’ve now announced the full lineup of Panels and short films that will be at this years event. As with the feature films schedule, this list of panels and shorts should provide an almost endless supply of diverse and interesting programming for attendees.

Following sre some highlights of panels we think are worth checking out. For a full list and descriptions, head over to the SXSW official site. Also, be sure to check back here at The Flickast as we’ll be at SXSW this year to bring you all the details on these great events and much more.

A Conversation with Michel Gondry

The stratospheric rise of Academy Award-winning visionary Michel Gondry is one of the great success stories of modern film. Working with fellow travelers like Spike Jonze,
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SXSW Film 2010 Announces Shorts, Panels

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival (March 12 - March 16, 2010) has announced the short film program and the list of panel participants. Michel GondryDavid Gordon Green, Jody Hill, Danny McBrideRuben Fleischer, Matt ReevesEli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, and Ti West are among the people scheduled to participate. The full list can be viewed at the provided link. As to the shorts program, the list is featured at the bottom of this post. The lineup is extensive, and full of unique films waiting to be discovered.

Comprehensive Short Films Lineup

Narrative Shorts

A selection of original, well-crafted films that take advantage of the short form and exemplify distinctive and genuine storytelling. The winner of our Grand Jury Award in this category is eligible for a 2011 Academy Award nomination for Best Narrative Short.

Anatinus

Director: David Wanger

A glimpse of the dawn of a strange new era.

Bedford Park Boulevard
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