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    Koons Doc acquired by Microcinema International

    Koons Doc acquired by Microcinema International

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Issue 27: Reverse Shot Sounds Off . . . PLUS Introducing the Reverse Shot Podcast!

    The aughts are finally behind us, and Reverse Shot chugs on. We’re kicking off our eighth year in existence with a bang. Or it could be a shriek. Or a sigh. Or a blast of music. Or a word or sentence. Maybe you’re starting to get the picture. Welcome to the third installment of our unofficial symposium series that began with Take One (in which we asked writers to isolate and write about a single shot in a movie and Take Two (for which writers formed an essay around one cut). For Take Three, we invited our staff writers and contributors to focus on one instance of sound. This ongoing project isn’t simply to take film apart and look at it technically but also to see how those small elements fit into the whole, to see how a film’s construction informs its entire being. It’s a major synecdochic exercise we find both useful and enlightening, and that hopefully our readers find entertaining. Read the rest of the introduction to Issue 27—Take Three: Reverse Shot Sounds Off here, and check out our first five essays, on Some Like It Hot, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Star Wars, Nashville, and Vertigo. We'll be unveiling new articles every week all month long, so keep checking back.

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    "Shrek" & "Narnia" Collaborators Ink Deal with Bedrock Studios

    "Shrek" & "Narnia" Collaborators Ink Deal with Bedrock Studios

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Why Babe Ruth and Michelangelo Would Love the iPad

    Digital media expert Chris Dorr explains why the iPad is Apple's realization of what Babe Ruth and Michelangelo already knew.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Raimi Goes to Oz, Jesus Henry Christ, Feds Approve Box Office Trading, Somewhere Trailer

    - The acting power house duo of Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, the under-appreciated The Damned United) and Toni Collette (United States of Tara, Little Miss Sunshine) is joining Dennis Lee's Jesus Henry Christ, reports Variety. The comedy is based on Lee's 2003 Oscar-winning student film of the same name, but as The Playlist points out, its plot resembles Sundance hit The Kids are All Right, which boasts its own power house trio (Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo): children search for biological truth. With Lee's lack of hits (his first feature Fireflies in the Garden hasn't been released, and Rotten Tomatoes 25% isn't a good sign), and The Kids are All Right's high profile, this feature needs Sheen and Collette to reinvent the wheel.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    It’s the Pictures That Got Small: Luca Guadagnino's "I Am Love"

    Bold, declarative, and maybe a little silly, the title “I Am Love” is a perfect fit for the movie it crowns. When they first appear on the screen, the words—Io Sono L’Amore, in musical Italian—seem as tall as the skyscrapers of downtown Milan. They are written out in ornate hand, a hint of the lushness to come. The urgent strings of John Adams’s monumental score don’t just usher you into the movie —they all but yank you in.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Metroass

    Metroass

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  • iW NOW
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    TOH: Graham King Flirts with Berney; Weinsteins Still Bidding for Miramax

    TOH: Graham King Flirts with Berney; Weinsteins Still Bidding for Miramax

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Ridiculous Zac Efron-Has-Crazy-Abs Photos That Had All The Gays In a Monday Tizzy

    How do you make people want to see a shitty looking my-brother-died-tragically-and-now-he's-a-ghost movie with a lame title like "Charlie St. Cloud"? Look like this:

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    Local Films Make Good

    Not only are Romanian films succeeding on the international film circuit, but local ticket sales are also thriving, always a good indicator for a healthy domestic film industry. What's interesting in this article on Romanian theatrical distribution is that they are creating new models outside of the key city cum critical review steam that drives U.S. release patterns. Why can't we get out of our old syndrome of counting on the N.Y. critical success in favor of marketing to sell tickets based on targeted markets in non-key cities? The targeted markets will continue to drive the VoD releases as well.

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