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CINEMA ROUNDUP

Twilight: Eclipse

from sinefil by melisb

Eclipse followed by True Blood. It was a day of werewolves, vampires, and the (slightly irritating) women who love them.

Despicable Me

from sinefil by melisb

Day 16: Dogtooth, Emek Demonstration

from sinefil by melisb

(the very last festival entry – finished on June 29, 2010)

John Ford, silent man

from Observations on film art and FILM ART by bordwellblog

John Ford on the set of Air Mail (1932).

DB here:

This is the busiest installment of Cinema Ritrovato I can recall. We scarcely have time to sleep, let alone blog. The coordinators Peter von Bagh, Gian Luca Farinelli, and Guy Borlée have outdone themselves in offering something for everybody, from early films to postwar French and Italian rarities up through a tribute to Stanley Donen and special screenings of The Leopard and Metropolis. Our attention has been riveted by the 1910 programs and an extensive collection of films directed by Alberto Capellani, a little-known master of silent film.

MAIN FOCUS: Polanski gets away with it | 13/07/2010

from euro|topics

Switzerland has decided not to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the US, where the Oscar-winning director stands accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977. The European press deplores the intervention of politics and fears the case will set an unfortunate precedent for other stars.

4,000-year-old legend about northern Turkey to become film

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Giresun Island, the home in mythology of female Amazonian warriors, will be the setting of a film to be directed by Nur Dolay. The film will portray both the current negative situation facing Black Sea women and the strong female figures that challenge traditional stereotypes thanks to their Amazonian heritage. The film will also portray May 7 ceremonies that are organized every year in Giresun

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Director Defends Film

from Newsweek Columnists – Fareed Zakaria – World View by Fareed Zakaria
The director of the surprise hit ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ defends his film against Indian critics who say it exploits the poor.

Carlos Ramos paintings inspired by Kubrick films

from Boing Boing by David Pescovitz

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Animator and fine artist Carlos Ramos has created a magnificent series of paintings inspired by the films of Stanley Kubrick. The show, titled “Kubrick,” opens July 10 at CoproGallery in Santa Monica, California, and runs until August 3. Above, “The Death of Frank Poole, from 2001: A Space Odyssey” (cel vinyl on wood, 18″ x 24″). More images after the jump.

100 greatest film insults of all time

Nostalgia on display at Turkish film poster exhibit

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Some 250 film posters, designed by Mehmet Bal for Turkey’s cinema industry, or Yeşilçam, over a period of 20 years, are now on display at an exhibition in his hometown, the southern district of Tarsus. ‘Attractive posters used to draw people to cinema. Sometimes producers made me draw a poster and the film was made according to my drawing,? he says

Paths of Glory Cover Art

from The Criterion Current

Paths of Glory

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