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How to Make a Movie Out of Anything — Even a Mindless Phone Game - The New York Times
Hollywood is aggressively adapting material that doesn’t have a narrative or even any characters. But not all intellectual property is created equal.
nytimes  nytimesmag  ip  intellectualproperty  hollywood  movies  adaptations 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far. - The New York Times
We are now approximately one-sixth of the way through the 21st century, and thousands of movies have already been released. Which means that it’s high time for the sorting – and the fighting – to start. As the chief film critics of The Times, we decided to rank, with some help from cinema savants on Facebook, the top 25 movies that are destined to be the classics of the future. While we’re sure almost everyone will agree with our choices, we’re equally sure that those of you who don’t will let us know.
movies  film  lists  cinema  21stcentury  aoscott  manohladargis 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Over the Edge
In the spring of 1979, a small-budget movie with a somewhat corny-sounding name was released in just a handful of theaters in New York and Los Angeles, only to be pulled a few days later due to concerns that audiences would riot. Based (loosely) on a true story about suburban youth gone wild in the suburbs of San Francisco in the early 70s, Over the Edge would never receive wide distribution. In fact, over the next 25 years, the film would be shown in only a few art houses and on cable TV, until its eventual DVD release in September 2005.
vice  film  movies  overtheedge  oralhistory 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Legacy of a Camera-Toting Huckster
Beginning in the 1930s the Texas-born filmmaker Melton Barker spent nearly four decades scurrying across America with a script and a camera, methodically making and remaking the same two-reel film. This might seem like a story of creative obsession — a compulsive monomaniac so intent on achieving aesthetic perfection that he became subsumed by his work — but Barker, one of at least several itinerant filmmakers working in the first half of the 20th century, was more huckster than auteur.
film  conmen  cons  nytimes  movies  history 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dr...
On January 27, 1991, at a record-release party for the rap duo Bytches With Problems in Hollywood, producer/rapper/then-N.W.A. member Dr. Dre brutally attacked Dee Barnes, the host of a well-known Fox show about hip-hop called Pump It Up! Dre was reportedly angry about a Pump It Up! segment hosted by Barnes that aired in November 1990. The report focused on N.W.A., and concluded with a clip of Ice Cube, who had recently left the group, insulting his former colleagues.
film  movies  music  straightouttacompton  drdre  icecube  deebarnes  hiphop  nwa  violence  misogyny  1990's  culture  gangstarap 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
At the Algonquin Hotel: A Conversation With Wes Anderson
An exclusive excerpt from ‘The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel’
art  film  movies  writing  filmmaking  grantland  wesanderson  mattzollerseitz 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Steven Seagal's Fight for Mother Russia
The aging action star’s second wind abroad: political maneuvering, many guns and, most importantly, a market for his B movies.
russia  stevenseagal  playboy  culture  movies 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Making Up Hollywood
The story of Max Factor, a Polish immigrant who revolutionized Hollywood cosmetics starting in the 1920s, and his “Beauty Calibrator” machine.
makeup  hollywood  movies  history  maxfactor 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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