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Quad Cinema Will Relaunch with Films from Yang, Rivette, Kubrick, Fassbinder, Wertmüller, Coppola & More

Next month will mark the return of New York City’s Quad Cinema, a theater reshaped and rebranded as a proper theater via the resources of Charles S. Cohen, head of the distribution outfit Cohen Media Group. While we got a few hints of the line-up during the initial announcement, they’ve now unveiled their first full repertory calendar, running from April 14th through May 4th, and it’s an embarassment of cinematic riches.

Including the previously revealed Lina Wertmüller retrospective, one inventive series that catches our eye is First Encounters, in which an artist will get to experience a film they’ve always wanted to see, but never have, and in which you’re invited to take part. The first match-ups in the series include Kenneth Lonergan‘s first viewing Edward Yang‘s Yi Yi, Noah Baumbach‘s first viewing of Withnail and I, John Turturro‘s first viewing of Pather Panchali,
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‘Separate Tables’ Screenwriter John Gay Dies at 92

‘Separate Tables’ Screenwriter John Gay Dies at 92
John Gay, known for writing movies including “Run Silent Run Deep,” “Separate Tables,” “The Hallelujah Trail” and “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” died on Feb. 4 in Santa Monica. He was 92.

Gay shared an Oscar writing nom with Terrence Rattigan for the screenplay for “Separate Tables,” a 1958 romantic drama starring Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, and David Niven.

Long active in the Writers Guild of America, Gay wrote 14 feature films and 39 miniseries and TV movies, scripting projects for John Huston, Vincent Minnelli and John Sturges. He helped lead the Writers Guild through difficult negotiations while serving on the Wgaw’s Board of Directors (1971-75, 1977-79), and as Vice President (1985-87).

Gay started out in live television starring with his wife Barbara in “Mr. and Mrs. Mystery,” and went on to write for numerous live TV dramas. Lancaster helped recruit him to Hollywood, where he wrote Clark Gable-Lancaster starring submarine film “Run Silent Run Deep.” He
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‘Separate Tables’ Screenwriter John Gay Dies at 92

‘Separate Tables’ Screenwriter John Gay Dies at 92
John Gay, known for writing movies including “Run Silent Run Deep,” “Separate Tables,” “The Hallelujah Trail” and “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” died on Feb. 4 in Santa Monica. He was 92.

Gay shared an Oscar writing nom with Terrence Rattigan for the screenplay for “Separate Tables,” a 1958 romantic drama starring Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, and David Niven.

Long active in the Writers Guild of America, Gay wrote 14 feature films and 39 miniseries and TV movies, scripting projects for John Huston, Vincent Minnelli and John Sturges. He helped lead the Writers Guild through difficult negotiations while serving on the Wgaw’s Board of Directors (1971-75, 1977-79), and as Vice President (1985-87).

Gay started out in live television starring with his wife Barbara in “Mr. and Mrs. Mystery,” and went on to write for numerous live TV dramas. Lancaster helped recruit him to Hollywood, where he wrote Clark Gable-Lancaster
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Dracula: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse All Galloping Their Way to a Franchise

Was just saying to myself, ya know what we need? Another Dracula franchise. One that's meaty and filled with teeth, gore, supernatural beasts, and a good storyline that could carry the Og vampire for years to come. What we're getting is ... well .... oh, just read on.

According to THR, Crystal Sky will go into production this summer on Dracula: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, to be shot on location in Romania. Pearry Reginald Teo (Necromentia) is directing with producer Steven Paul looking to cast a star in the lead.

“It’s the first installment in a franchise about a young, romantic Prince of Darkness, his Army of the Undead, and a series of events that shake Transylvania to its core,” said Paul, who calls the vampires “the bad boys” of their time. He said the intent is to create a Twilight-type franchise, which will spin off movie after movie in years to come.
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Tekken Movie Prequel Possible

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Crystal Sky CEO Steven Paul, who revealed that the company is planning on making Tekken: Rise of the Tournament , based on the popular video games and a prequel to the 2010 movie Tekken . "Paul is hoping the prequel, directed by Prachya Pinkaew (Ong Bak), will get a domestic theatrical release although no deal is in place as yet. The movie will not have stars but will have actors who look like the characters in the video games," said the trade. Crystal Sky will also start filming Dracula: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse this summer in Romania under the direction of Pearry Reginald Teo ( Necromentia ). .It's the first installment in a franchise about a young, romantic Prince of Darkness, his Army of the Undead and a series...
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Crystal Sky Prepping Tekken Prequel with Ong Bak Director and Dracula: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Because you can never have too many movies about Dracula, Crystal Sky is currently prepping a new horror franchise called “Dracula: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, a film that they hope will spawn (of course) a potential movie franchise. If a new Dracula movie isn’t enough, Crystal Sky is also prepping a prequel to the live-action “Tekken” movie, to be called “Tekken: Rise of the Tournament”. And get this — they already have “Ong Bak” director Prachya Pinkaew attached to direct. In a chat with THR while selling their wares over at Cannes, Crystal Sky CEO Steven Paul revealed plans for their upcoming slate. There is a children’s dog movie, but I’m going to take a stab that you guys don’t care too much about that. But I bet you’re wondering what this “Dracula” movie of theirs is all about, huh? Well, glad you
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Crystal Sky to Unleash 'Dracula: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse'

Crystal Sky to Unleash 'Dracula: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse'
Crystal Sky, the production company whose names sounds more like a diet soft drink, has just announced plans for a Dracula film whose name sounds more like a Left Behind novel: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. More after the jump. The last big-budget blockbuster Dracula film was Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (pictured above). Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "Crystal Sky will go into production this summer on Dracula: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, to be shot on location in Romania. Pearry Reginald Teo (Necromentia) is directing. [CEO Steven] Paul is looking to cast a star in the lead." "'It's the first installment in a franchise about a young, romantic Prince...
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Cannes 2012: Crystal Sky Slate Includes Holiday Comedy, 'Tekken 4' and 'Dracula' (Exclusive)

Cannes 2012: Crystal Sky Slate Includes Holiday Comedy, 'Tekken 4' and 'Dracula' (Exclusive)
C. Thomas Howell, Tom Arnold and Brooke Langton are starring in Chilly Christmas, a family comedy centered around a boy and his gigantic dog that is part of an expanded slate of movies being offered for the first time at Cannes by Crystal Sky, according to CEO Steven Paul. Crystal Sky will go into production this summer on Dracula: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, to be shot on location in Romania. Pearry Reginald Teo (Necromentia) is directing. Paul is looking to cast a star in the lead. “It’s the first installment in a franchise about a young, romantic Prince

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The Golden Donkey Locarno 2011

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"At least you can see they're really trying to make a good festival," commented, with typical dry wit, one of the (very) few international colleagues the Brigade considers at least something of a crypto-Ferronian. Hard to argue with that, as Locarno's program still shows the signs of having to battle back and forth with the two heaviest lifters on the festival calendar, Cannes and Venice—yet mostly, the Ferroni Brigade had a grand time this year.

Of course, more often then not, when dispirited acquaintances met a merry Brigadier in between screenings, the answer to their inevitable question would be: "Coming from (and returning to) a retrospective, of course!"—but also among new films, we ended up with more truly interesting stuff than in the previous year. Not all of it true donkey material, for different reasons. Nevertheless, there were quite a few Ferronian pleasures out there, some of them more touching than others,
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