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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Direct Address #10: Patricio Guzmán

    Legendary documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light, The Battle of Chile) discusses memory, the poetic qualities of cinema, and why slow pacing returns us to the rhythm of life. A nine-film retrospective, "Obstinate Memories: The Documentaries of Patricio Guzmán," launched in New York at BAMcinématek on April 1, 2011.

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  • The Playlist
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    Rumor Patrol: ‘Prometheus’ & ‘Superman’ Spoiled?

    Movie websites become desperate for page views. As a result, rumors take flight and somehow get upgraded briefly to "truth" before the filmmakers can sort out the misinformation. Lately, however, a spate of big releases have been playing a lengthy game of chicken with film websites, the suggestion being that false information was being leaked in order to throw publicity hounds off these movies' tracks.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    San Francisco International Film Festival: The Women

    The San Francisco International Film Festival takes place April 21 - May 5. There are a bunch of women directed films on the docket. They are listed below. Ticket are on sale now here. Producer Christine Vachon will be giving a State of the Cinema talk on April 24.

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  • The Playlist
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    Sylvester Stallone Thriller 'Headshots' & Steve Carell Comedy 'Burt Wonderstone' Both Lose Directors

    It's got to be hard for a director to walk away from a feature-directing gig. If you're lucky, you get to make a film once every couple of years, and, while some helmers are able to boost their income with rewrite work or commercials, or TV and music videos gigs, sometimes that one feature is your only income. But at the same time, you only get to make a certain number of movies in a career, and if the stars aren't aligning correctly, sometimes the only thing you can do is pack your bags. It's not an uncommon occurence -- Guillermo Del Toro leaving "The Hobbit" and Darren Aronofsky bailing on "The Wolverine" being two recent examples -- and it's just happened on another pair of A-lister-led projects.

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  • The Playlist
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    Addison Timlin In Talks For 'Odd Thomas'; Tim Robbins To Join Too?

    The trouble with the new transparency of the casting process -- the stories that break at every stage of the process, from wishlist, to shortlist, to meetings, to screen-tests, to offers, to negotiations, to signing on -- is that you can sometimes think that an actor's firmly on board on a project based on one of these stories. More often than not, offer-stories lead to an actor actually being in the film, so when we reported a few weeks back that Lily Collins, rising star of "The Blind Side," had been offered the female lead in "Odd Thomas," the adaptation of Dean Koontz's mystery series about a short-order cook who can communicate with the dead, from "The Mummy" director Stephen Sommers, we'd filed it away, assuming that the offer was a formality, and that Collins would end up on the marquee for the picture, alongside Anton Yelchin, who's playing the title role.

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  • The Playlist
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    Michael Fassbender & Liam Cunningham To Star In Northern Irish Punk Movie 'Good Vibrations'

    David Holmes To Write The ScoreConsidering the way in which punk rock changed the music world so comprehensively, it's surprising that relatively few films have been made following the great bands of the era. There have been great documentaries, from "The Filth and the Fury" to Ramones doc "End of a Century" and "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten," and a handful of dramatic features -- "Sid and Nancy" and "SLC Punk," while both flawed, have much to recommend them. But for the most part, the genre has produced films closer to the terrible Ian Dury biopic "Sex & Drugs & Rock and Roll" than to anything else.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    A True Quote

    Here's a quote I heard from a colleague that was said by an agent who handles writers:

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Transmedia Hollywood 2: Visual Culture and Design

    By guest blogger Meredith Levine. Meredith Levine (my niece) is currently getting her MA in Cinema and Media Studies from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. This entry is an introduction to a conference in its second year hosted by UCLA and USC, called Transmedia Hollywood . This post is the first in a series about the conference which will contain live coverage and interviews from the conference as well.

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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  • Hope for Film
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    Good Seminars For NY Filmmakers

    While I am enjoying my morning coffee, sifting through the 250 emails I did not get to yesterday, I stumbled across New York Women In Film & Televisionhttp://www.nywift.org/'s seminars for the month, and I have to tell you I was impressed. What a great resource for all filmmakers! Check it out...

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