Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

City Arts: The Pageantry of Rhetoric

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film, Our Town Downtown

PageantryRhetoric600 How Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ parlays the ‘great man’ notions of history “You begin your second term with semi-divine status,” the 16th president of the United States is told in Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln. The evidence of that status is in the film’s mythifying visual style that presents Abraham Lincoln as an icon—silhouetted, spectral, sculptural. The people around [&hellip
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New York City Dogs to Enjoy Classier Living Arrangements in Chelsea at “Pet Hotel”

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle

By Alissa Fleck What do dogs need in order to thrive while their human companions are away? Opinions may vary on the subject—between minimalists and pet pamperers—but D Pet Hotels, soon to arrive in Chelsea, has luxury down. They can guarantee your pet won’t miss you too much while you’re away. The luxury pet hotel [&hellip
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Two Maseratis Stolen in the City, Reminiscent of Blockbuster Film “Drive”

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Posts

There are some Maserati-loving thieves on the loose in the City, and they’ve gotten totally bold. (by Alissa Fleck) This week alone, two Maseratis have been filched from their respective owners, Gothamist reports. One case involved a recent Florida transplant to the City, who was driving his ritzy ride around Times Square at 5 a.m., [&hellip
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Tribeca Film’s Unveils Keanu Reeves Doc About the Effects of the Digital Revolution on Cinema

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film

Movie theater. Photo by Fin Fahey. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Technological advances have always driven major changes in the art of film making, from the coming of sound to the development of computer animation. But could the digital age render film itself irrelevant? Tribeca Film is tackling this question through a series online of video clips exploring the new documentary Side by Side. The documentary, [&hellip
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Seven Important Lessons I Learned from Nora Ephron

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

Nora Ephron, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director and longtime journalist/essayist, passed away in Manhattan last night at the age of 71. Ephron’s career was vast and had much to offer in the way of teaching. She was beloved for her romantic comedies as much as her own brand of feminism, which included no shortage of realist [&hellip
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Nora Ephron: In Memoriam

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film

ephron “Tell me I’ll never have to be out there again.”   It’s that line, delivered by Marie (Carrie Fisher) to Jess (Bruno Kirby), after learning that their mutual best friends Harry and Sally (yes, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan) have switched up their friendship from platonic to “it’s complicated,” that makes Nora Ephron’s screenplay for [&hellip
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“Rock of Ages” Fails to Rock at All

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Film, Theater

Clearly no one was in a rockin’ mood this weekend. “Rock of Ages,” the musical adaptation starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta-Jones, earned just $15 million over its opening weekend, the Huffington Post reports. It ranked behind “Prometheus” and even “Madagascar 3,” proving a star-studded cast can lose out to aliens and cuddly, [&hellip
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