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Deadpool 2 Score Is First Ever to Get a Parental Advisory Warning

Deadpool 2 Score Is First Ever to Get a Parental Advisory Warning
While fans wait for Deadpool 2 to hit theaters with sneak preview screenings tonight, the movie's score album by composer Tyler Bates is already making history. The soundtrack, which was released last Friday, became the first in history to be released with the "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content" label. The Parental Advisory label was issued since the score features members of an 38-member voice ensemble singing phrases such as, "you can't stop this motherf---er" and "holy s---balls!" set to the orchestral score.

The score was arranged by composer Tyler Bates, who has previously provided the score for Watchmen, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch's first two films, John Wick and Atomic Blonde. Bates invited Leitch to the scoring session on March 23 at the 20th Century Fox lot, where the choir was performing, "one of the bigger, more aggressive vocal cues,
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‘Deadpool 2’ Score Album Is First Ever to Receive a Parental Advisory Warning

‘Deadpool 2’ Score Album Is First Ever to Receive a Parental Advisory Warning
Here’s a novel way to sell a soundtrack album: the score for “Deadpool 2” is being ballyhooed as the first score album ever to receive a parental advisory warning.

It is certainly a first for Sony Classical, the label that saw huge success with such Oscar-winning soundtracks as “Titanic,” “The Red Violin,” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” The “Deadpool 2” album was released last Friday; the film starring the irreverent superhero opens this Friday.

The offending phrases appear as choral passages in composer Tyler Bates’ massive and muscular score. In classic Deadpool fashion, they range from “you can’t stop this motherf—er” to “holy s— balls!” — sung with deadly seriousness by a 38-voice Hollywood ensemble.

Bates is no stranger to high-profile comic-book movies. He scored “Watchmen” and both “Guardians of the Galaxy” installments. This marks his third film for director David Leitch (after “John Wick” and “Atomic Blonde
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Oscars: Canada's 'Hochelaga, Land of Souls' Chronicles Over 750 Years of Montreal History

Oscars: Canada's 'Hochelaga, Land of Souls' Chronicles Over 750 Years of Montreal History
In 1988, director Francois Girard saw his drama The Red Violin earn composer John Corigliano the Academy Award for best original score. Now the Quebec director wants his latest movie, Hochelaga, Land of Souls — about a fictional Montreal archaeological dig — to secure a nomination after being chosen by Canada as its best foreign-language film Oscar contender.

"It's always a tough race, but we've done a film that's deeply rooted in our culture, and it speaks honestly about who we are," says Girard, an Academy member himself, of the movie's Oscar chances.

The indie drama, which stars Vincent Perez...
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How Director François Girard Captured Montreal’s History in ‘Hochelaga: Land of Souls’

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How Director François Girard Captured Montreal’s History in ‘Hochelaga: Land of Souls’
Montreal is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year. And to mark the occasion, the celebration committee turned to François Girard, the art house director of “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould” and “The Red Violin,” to tell the story of Hochelaga, the 16th century city that resided in modern day Montreal. Though Girard has worked in film, opera and with Cirque du Soleil, he said at TheWrap’s Awards and Foreign Screening Series of his film “Hochelaga: Land of Souls” that he’s never truly captured his home in his artwork. “For my own sake, I needed to dig into my own roots,
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South Africa and Canada Explore Alternative Sides of Their National ID

South Africa and Canada Explore Alternative Sides of Their National ID
The United States is the only country not permitted to submit in the foreign-language film Oscar race, which is fair enough, given that this is one category expressly designed to give other filmmaking cultures a platform.

That’s not to say the English-speaking world is entirely absent from the contest, however. Nor, for that matter, is English itself: Sweden’s bilingual entry “The Square,” with an ensemble including Anglophone stars Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, is among the favorites for a nomination. Every year, a number of predominantly English-speaking nations enter films showcasing an alternative side of their national identity: this year, six countries across four continents fall into that column.

Two of them, South Africa and Canada, are former Oscar winners. Since South Africa — a country that prides itself on its 11 official languages — took gold for Gavin Hood’s township fable “Tsotsi” at the 2005 ceremony, a shortlist spot for 2010’s “Life Above All” is the closest
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Oscars: Canada Selects 'Hochelaga, Land of Souls' for Foreign-Language Category

Oscars: Canada Selects 'Hochelaga, Land of Souls' for Foreign-Language Category
Canada has chosen director Francois Girard's Hochelaga, Land of Souls as its contender for consideration in the best foreign-language film Oscar category.

The Canadian French-language drama, which stars Samian, Vincent Perez and Raoul Trujillo, portrays Canadian history through the finds at a fictional Montreal archaeological dig.

Girard, one of Canada's most accomplished filmmakers, has tackled histories and epic narratives before in Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn GouldThe Red Violin and Silk.

Canada's national Oscar selection committee, led by Telefilm Canada, unveiled its pick Monday at a press conference in Montreal.

Canada in recent years has had nominations in the...
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‘Hochelaga, Land Of Souls’ Director François Girard’s On Depicting 750 Years Of Montreal History — Toronto Studio

‘Hochelaga, Land Of Souls’ Director François Girard’s On Depicting 750 Years Of Montreal History — Toronto Studio
One of Canada’s most revered filmmakers, known for The Red Violin and Silk, François Girard stopped by Deadline’s Toronto Studio to discuss his latest epic project, Hochelaga, Land of Souls, alongside actor Vincent Perez. Spanning 750 years of Montreal’s history, the film pays tribute to the filmmaker’s homeland, which he had somehow shot little of on prior projects. “I do have a tremendous affection for Montreal. I lived most of my life in Montreal, that's my hometown…
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Hochelaga, Land of Souls’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Hochelaga, Land of Souls’
French-Canadian writer-director François Girard’s sixth feature over nearly three decades — during which he’s also worked extensively in other media — “Hochelaga, Land of Souls” proves a worthy return to the strengths and ambitions of “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould” and “The Red Violin.” Like those two earlier art-house successes, “Hochelaga” is trickily structured and flamboyantly staged almost to a self-conscious fault, but nonetheless likewise rewards with a rich cinematic banquet. In this case the menu sprawls across some eight centuries of Quebec history, tying together present and various pasts through the framing device of a modern-day archaeological dig.

The national specificity of this subject may result in more limited commercial exposure than Girard’s prior successes have enjoyed, but if any movie is going to lure international audiences in for a Canadian history lesson, this is it.

The somewhat overly-showy opening movement involves both the gruesome aftermath of a 13th-century Native Peoples battle, and
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Drama ‘Souls’ Part of Canada’s Rich Film Fare at Toronto Festival

Drama ‘Souls’ Part of Canada’s Rich Film Fare at Toronto Festival
In “Hochelaga, Land of Souls,” one of more than two dozen Canadian features unspooling at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, Quebec filmmaker Francois Girard traverses 750 years of history by staying in one spot — a Montreal football stadium that could be the site of an historic Iroquois village. “It’s about the recollection and relationships of the different people that have met in that place, from the First Peoples to the Europeans to us,” veteran Montreal producer Roger Frappier says of “Hochelaga,” which had its world premiere on the Gala screen Saturday night. Seville Intl. is selling. Frappier says Girard (whose 1998 film “The Red Violin” won an original score Oscar) began working with pioneering American minimalist composer Terry Riley and son Gyan Riley on music from the earliest draft of the script three years ago. “Francois has been staging operas at places like the Met, and he really is a master of musical language in everything he does
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Seville moves for poultry doc 'Pecking Order'

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Seville moves for poultry doc 'Pecking Order'
Exclusive: Canadian sales outfit is representing the project at the Efm.

Seville International arrives at the European Film Market (Efm) with international rights to a feel-good documentary about competitive poultry shows.

Slavko Martinov’s Pecking Order follows members of the Christchurch Poultry, Pigeon and Bantam Club as they strive to overcome internecine warfare and triumph at the New Zealand National Poultry Show.

The New Zealand Film Commission supported the film, which Martinov produced alongside Mike Kelland and David Brechin-Smith.

“This out-of-the-box, hilarious project is pure fun for me and the team at Seville,” said Seville International senior vice-president of international Sales Anick Poirier.

“We are so excited to work with Slavko to bring this creative ‘flockumentary’ to the world and show audiences just how to ruffle some feathers. Buyers will flock.”

Seville’s Berlin sales slate includes the historical epic Hochelaga, Land Of Souls starring Vincent Perez and French-Canadian rapper Samian from The Red Violin director [link=nm
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Efm: Seville International boards 'Hochelaga, Land Of Souls'

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Efm: Seville International boards 'Hochelaga, Land Of Souls'
Shooting underway in Montreal on historical drama features Vincent Perez and French-Canadian rapper Samian.

Anick Poirier and her team will launch sales in Berlin next week on the story that François Girard (The Red Violin) directs from his own screenplay.

Roger Frappier, whose credits include Two Lovers And A Bear and Jesus Of Montreal, produces through his Max Films.

Hochelaga spans 750 years and five stories set on the site of Montreal that link an Iroquoian massacre in 1267, Jacques Cartier’s first voyage in 1535, the purple fever epidemic in 1687, the Patriots uprising in 1837 and brain surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute in 1944.

Perez and Samian are among an ensemble that includes Naiade Aoun, Raoul Trujillo, Emmanuel Schwartz, David La Haye, Karelle Tremblay, Caroline Dhavernas, Linus Roache, and Sian Phillips.

Seville International senior vice-president of international sales Poirier described the project as “a sweeping, beautiful and unique story that we’re excited to launch in Berlin and bring to audiences
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Sundance Midnight Memories: Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

[Happy Monday, readers! With the 2017 Sundance Film Festival beginning later this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the great midnight movies that have come out of the fest over the years. Be sure to check back each day this week for more Midnight Memories from Daily Dead!]

The Sundance Film Festival has hosted the premieres of many a great genre offering; from Lucky McKee’s May in 2002 to Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead in 2014, the festival spotlights genre work by turns impactful, thoughtful, or just delightful. And many of the films’ backstories are often as inspired as the work itself. Case in point: Jason Eisener’s Hobo with a Shotgun, which premiered January 21st, 2011 at Sundance, and is still as fun to watch as its journey to the screen is fascinating.

Back in 2007, when Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino were set to release Grindhouse (their double feature love letter to exploitation cinema), they announced a contest for fake exploitation trailers to go along with ones already filmed by established filmmakers such as Edgar Wright and Rob Zombie.

Canadian filmmaking aspirant Eisener (who has gone on to helm segments for The ABCs of Death
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The Furniture: Brooklyn and Carol's Dramatically Different Department Stores

It's our new Production Design series, "The Furniture." Daniel Walber kicked things off last week with the bedroom in The Exorcist. Now a different era and public spaces - Editor

Thanks to Brooklyn and Carol, 2015 was a banner year for the 1950s department store. Both Eilis and Therese spend a fair amount of time as New York City shopgirls, selling to housewives and dealing with stern floor managers. Yet, despite the ostensibly common setting, Brooklyn's Bartocci's and Carol's Frankenberg's could not be more different.

The staff areas are a good place to start. Bartocci’s has a simple enough space for its employees, with open coat lockers to keep their belongings. It’s not beautiful, but the wood lends it a cozy quality. Production designer François Séguin (The Red Violin) and art directors Irene O’Brien (This Must Be the Place) and Robert Parle (Riddick) have a subtle, but assured touch.
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Trivia Break: Best Original Song

Glenn here bringing you some more trivia from this year’s best original song category. Obviously, I could be mistaken about some of these, but, well, in which case la la la, not listening, move along.

Trivia #1 – 2016 marks the first time in Oscar history that two documentaries have ever been nominated in a category outside of the non-fiction categories. While documentaries have been nominated in the original song category in the past – Mondo Cane in ’62 being the first, I believe – and Hoop Dreams scored a best editing nomination in 1995, this year both The Hunting Ground’s “Til It Happens to You” and Racing Extinction’s “Manta Ray” make for a first that two have been cited.

Trivia #2 – This year’s nomination for “Manta Ray” is the third nomination for an enviro-doc in this category in the last decade. While Melissa Etheridge’s “I Need to Wake Up” from An Inconvenient Truth
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Julie Taymor Curates, Hosts First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn Tonight

Visionary director Julie Taymorcurates and hoststhe first National Sawdust concert tonight, November 6 at 730pm. Made In Brooklyn, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain amp Stephen Gosling, and much more.
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Julie Taymor to Curate, Host First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn This Nov

Visionary director Julie Taymor will curate and host the first National Sawdust concert on Friday, November 6 at 730pm. Made In Brooklyn, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain amp Stephen Gosling, and much more.
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Say What You Will About the Academy - But Some Cool International Names Among 2015 New Member Invitees

Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has
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Oscar News: 322 Invited To Join; The Academy Museum Receives Approval

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”

“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club.
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Academy Invites Record 322 New Members in Push for More Oscar Diversity

Academy Invites Record 322 New Members in Push for More Oscar Diversity
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.

Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.

Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically
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