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SFFS Presents Film Arts Forum: The Sound of Cinema, Sept 27

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Panel Discussion Focusing on the Crucial and Impactful Arts of Film Sound Design, Editing and Mixing with Academy Award-Winning Sound Artists   San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society will present SFFS Film Arts Forum: The Sound of Cinema, a panel discussion focusing on the arts of sound design, editing and mixing, 7:30 pm, Tuesday, September 27 at San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street (Webster/Buchanan).       In film, sound carries meaning. I...

Belgrade Film Festival 2011

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    This year's Belgrade International Film Festival 2011 which runs from 25 February till 06 March will open with the film Coriolanus, the directorial debut of British actor Ralph Fiennes, starring the actor himself alongside Gerald Butler and Vanessa Redgrave. The film was shot last year in Belgrade.   Other films to be shown at the festival include: Darren Aronofski's Oscar nominated film Black Swan, Tom Hopper's Oscar nominated The King's Speech,...

Writer/director Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere

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Writer/director Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere with Film Independent -   It's hard to believe that over ten years have passed since Sofia Coppola burst onto the scene with her 1999 indie hit The Virgin Suicides.  Now the Academy Award and Spirit Award-winning writer/director is back with Somewhere. Winner of the Golden Lion Award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, Somewhere, starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning, depicts the story of Johnny Marco, a H...

Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere

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Writer/director Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere with Film Independent - It's hard to believe that over ten years have passed since Sofia Coppola burst onto the scene with her 1999 indie hit The Virgin Suicides. Now the Academy Award and Spirit Award-winning writer/director is back with Somewhere. Winner of the Golden Lion Award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, Somewhere, starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning, depicts the story of Johnny Marco, a Hollywood superstar, living i...

Ladies

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I've had a productive afternoon re my phd and catching up with film festival gossip :), as you are probably aware the London Film Festival has been running for these past two weeks (a friend of mines short; Scent, was in competition during the festival too) there hasn't been many headlines in the way of controversy or anything, however Clio Barnard won best British newcomer for her film 'The Arbor'... This is great news, but is it me or is anyone else starting to see a pattern o...

SOMEWHERE (Sofia Coppola) added to the LFF programme

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    The BFI has added the latest award-winning feature by Sofia Coppola - SOMEWHERE - having won the Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice, now it will have it's UK premiere at the LFF.  SOMEWHERE is the story of Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is a bad-boy actor stumbling through a life of excess (frenzied girls, booze and cars) at the Chateau Marmont Hotel, totally disconnected from the real life. With an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning), Johnny ...

Sofia Coppola In Venice

Sofia Coppola Wins Her Lion In Venice

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  Sofia Coppola walked away with the top prize at the Venice Film Festival this past weekend, winning the Golden Lion for her new film SOMEWHERE. The film, which inexplicably did not make the cut at the Toronto or New York film festivals (festival envy?), stars Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning in a dramatic story of a father who tries to connect with his daughter after years of neglect. The fact that the dad is also a famous actor adds spice to this satire of Hollywood's self-obession and...

Coppola Wins

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Well, one thing you can always guarantee with Tarantino is to expect surprises. I'd have never thought in a million years that he would award Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere' the top prize at Venice (one wonders if its because she and QT used to date?!!)... but then again maybe its because she has made an amazing film similar to'Lost in Translation'. This film is now top of my to see list alongside the 'I'm Still Here' doc. Oh and another surprise, Vincent Gallo won best actor prize for 'Esse...

Venice FF Announces Competition Section

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   SOMEWHERE (Sofia Coppola) The world premieres are coming strong and fast for the Fall film season as the Venice Film Festival has announced a particularly stellar competition section. For North Americans not making the trip to the Lido, many of these films will receive their North American premieres at the Toronto Film Festival a week later in September (the two festivals actually overlap for a few days on the first weekend of September). Twenty-two films have been set to ...

Film In Focus: YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH

 Sunday, October 21--------The excitement on the Red Carpet last evening was not for a big time movie star or even a local Italian celebrity, but for a film giant, with decidedly Italian roots. Francis Ford Coppola, the iconic director of such classics as THE GODFATHER trilogy, THE CONVERSATION and APOCALYPSE NOW, is being honored here with the greatest respect and awe. His newest film YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH had its World Premiere last evening at the Festival’s Sala Santa Cecilia, the largest of...

The French Are Coming, The French Are Coming

Thursday, October 12----New Yorkers have long had a love affair with French cinema. Each year for the past 44, the New York Film Festival has peppered its program with intriguing films from French talents, old and new. This year, the love affair continues with four films in the main section, as well as seven film classics in the 50 YEARS OF JANUS FILMS retrospective sidebar. As the Festival enters its final weekend, lovers of French cinema still have an opportunity to sample some tasty hors d...

Opening Ceremony red carpet

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The opening ceremony for Cannes Film Festival opened with the presentation of Pedro Almodovar's "Bad Education". Quentin Tarantion head of the jury walked up with the film cast and Sofia Coppola and many more film talents.Also invited on the steps were the french showbiz demonstrators who did not prevent the protocole from running smoothly.talents....

WGA go to Lost in Translation and American Splendor

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The Writers Guild of America, west and East announced the winners of the 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television, and radio in gala ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Pierre Hotel in New York on Saturday, February 21, 2004. Original Screenplay LOST IN TRANSLATION, Written by Sofia Coppola; Focus Features Adapted Screenplay AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, based on the comic b...

Independent Spirit awards nominees

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2004 IFP INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDSNominations for the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards were announced including Best Feature nominees: American Splendor, In America, Lost in Translation, Raising Victor Vargas, and Shattered Glass. The 2004 Spirit Awards Nominating Committee has also awarded a Special Distinction Award to Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 21 Grams for its uniqueness of vision, bold conception and direction, the honesty of its screenwriting, bravery of its ...

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