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The Academy Award winning director talks about his nod to heist films and classic noir

Director Danny Boyle used electronic and retro jazz sounds in the new art-heist film 'Trance.'Director Danny Boyle used electronic and retro jazz sounds in the new art-heist film “Trance.” (Fox Searchlight)

In the films of English director Danny Boyle, music frequently emerges as an important (if unseen) character. The drug-addict drama Trainspotting was fueled by a jam-packed, manic soundtrack of songs by Iggy Pop, Brian Eno and the electronic duo Underworld. He teamed up with Indian composer A.R. Rahman for 127 Hours and the highly successful Slumdog Millionaire, for which Boyle won a Best Director Oscar.

His new movie Trance, starring James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson, pays homage to two beloved genres: the high-tech heist movie and shadowy film noir.

Boyle enlisted a frequent collaborator, Rick Smith of Underworld, to craft dance beats for action sequences, while using pre-existing jazz and French chanson for sequences involving hypnosis and dreams.

Known for using pre-existing songs, Boyle doesn’t use a music supervisor and selects tracks himself. “It’s one of the deepest pleasures for me. It helps shape the film in so many ways, [beyond] just the music. It informs the film completely for me,” he told Soundcheck‘s John Schaefer. “I’m very proud to be able to associate myself with these artists via film.”

He talked with John Schaefer about choosing music for Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Read more the conversation here: http://wny.cc/ZpoOi0

JS: On using “Deep Blue Day” from Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois’ album Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks, for the notorious Trainspotting scene involving “the worst toilet in Scotland”:

DB: That album is, to me, one of the greatest atmospheric albums ever. It is just an extraordinary piece of work. I’ve used it multiple times. I used it in a TV series before I moved into films. And I used it so many times, in so many different ways, that eventually Brian Eno wrote to me and said, “I’ve done other things, you know.”

JS: Tell us about a song that you thought would be perfect for a scene, but couldn’t get permission to use.

DB: We tried to get Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman” for 28 Days Later. There’s an amazing sequence where [Cillian Murphy’s character, Jim] walks home. London is deserted, apparently apart from this threat, and he finds his way back to his old home where his parents lived. And he finds them in bed, passed away. They passed away peacefully and left a message for him. It’s very moving within this apocalyptic horror.

And her amazing song was [initially] on the soundtrack. And we approached her about it, and she said she didn’t want it to be associated with anything else because she wanted to do something else with it in the near future. So she declined, and I was really sad. [TheatricallyReally sad.

But her decision was a good one – and good things come out of it. And we used a hymn instead which actually had an even greater significance instead, especially for a British audience. You’re trying to suggest the past of the city, and hymns sonically do that. Something that we’re all familiar with through schooling, and so we used “Abide With Me.”

JS: Will there be a third film in the 28 Days Later zombie franchise?

DB: I wish we’d had shares in The Walking Dead, the TV show! There had been a whole zombie movement, and then I think we helped refresh it with 28 Days Later. […] I was very keen for it not to be known as a zombie movie. I had this idea that the threat is much more rage-filled. But it’s become absorbed in the zombie landscape and is referred to constantly as a zombie movie. I have to accept that. [laughs] I’m lucky to be there. There is an idea for a third part, cause we did a 28 Weeks Later, and so the 28 Months Later or whatever it would be called — the third one — there is a plan for that. How realistic it is given the success of something like Walking Dead, I have no idea. Who knows? Fingers crossed.

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Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the trailer for The Hangover Part III, hitting theaters on May 24. Check it out in the player below!The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha, John Goodman, Sasha Barrese, Gillian Vigman and Jamie Chung.The Hangover Part III is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips’ record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. The Trailer for The Hangover Part III is Here! – ComingSoon.net.

 

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Pirate Bay documentary TPB AFK premieres today at the German Berlinale film festival, but you can watch it online — right now — for free. Director Simon Klose has posted his Creative Commons-licensed film in three resolutions on The Pirate Bay, as he announced in late January. TPB AFK follows The Pirate Bay’s founders through long-running battles with the Swedish and US governments, including their arrest and conviction for running the file-sharing site.

In our recent interview, Klose called the film not only a chronicle of The Pirate Bay but a call to reform copyright, saying that “the ability to share with culture is out of sync with the right to share culture.” Creative Commons is in some ways a pragmatic decision given the film’s focus on piracy, but it’s also an expression of his idealism: “I want to prove that it can be a viable business idea to give away a film for free.” TPB AFK can also be purchased as a stream or DVD pre-order on Klose’s site.

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“From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood. The Lords of Salem tells the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, who receives a strange wooden box containing a record, a “gift from the Lords.” Heidi listens, and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the “Lords of Salem” returning for revenge on modern-day Salem?”

The Lords of Salem will be in theaters April 15, 2013.

Watch the trailer here: http://t.co/WKTnsFNV

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The Bottom Line

This character-driven genre meld could have used more edge and energy, and less obvious message-mongering, but it scores in terms of atmosphere, humor and charm.

Opens: Friday, Feb. 1 (Summit Entertainment)

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Rob CorddryAnaleigh Tipton

Screenwriter-director: Jonathan Levine

The zom-rom-com arrives, with Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer as the star-crossed duo in a lighthearted postapocalyptic spin on Romeo and Juliet.

Warm Bodies, the latest permutation of the zombie screen phenomenon, places heart over horror and romantic teen angst over sharp social commentary. The low gore quotient and emphasis on young love might disappoint genre purists, but for those open to the idea of a gently goofy mash-up, the film is strong on atmosphere and offers likably low-key, if somewhat bland, charms. As a date movie for teens and twentysomethings that nods toward edgy fantasy while favoring down-to-earth mellowness, the Summit release is primed to hit the box-office sweet spot.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/TrtBkN

The story’s dystopian versions of Romeo and Juliet are Nicholas Hoult’s R — he can’t remember his full name, or anything else about his pre-apocalypse existence — and Teresa Palmer’s Julie, whose meet-cute involves a shoot-’em-up that ends badly for Julie’s duty-bound boyfriend (Dave Franco). As R’s voice-over narration explains, it’s been eight years since an unspecified plague devastated humankind. Corpses, as the slacker-ish zombies are called and of which he’s one, feed on what’s left of the living. A more extreme mutation called Boneys — skeletal creatures that are an effective but not quite menacing combination of stunt work and CGI — will eat anything, including corpses.

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Acclaimed Indonesian director Mouly Surya makes an appearance in the Sundance World Competition selection with What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love, a romantic drama set in a school for the visually impaired.

Check out the trailer and see new images in the gallery for Mouly Surya‘s What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love which is competing in the World Cinema Dramatic category at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday 19th.

The Indonesian film starring Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita and Karina Salim is already being eyed as Indonesia’s foreign film entry for next year’s Academy Awards.

Read preview about the movie here: http://www.upcoming-movies.com/new/sundance-2013-what-they-don-t-talk-about-when-they-talk-about-love-trailer-and-images/

The film’s produced by Rama Adi, Fauzan Zidni and Tia Hasibuan. Support the movie and check out the Sundance Film Festival’s official page for it.

 

–sources and images from twitchfilm.com and upcoming-movies.com 

 

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Another nine years after Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) had a second rendezvous in France, the once young romantics are now in their 40s, have a home in Paris, but are currently on vacation with their twin daughters in Greece. Jesse has just dropped off his 14-year old son Hank at the airport to fly back home to Chicago where his mother lives, and the conversation that sparks between the onscreen couple is all too familiar. Rich, extensive banter, flawless chemistry and a relationship that feels all too real unfolds in just two singular shots that cover 25 minutes of time. From playful couple insults that turn into serious discussions about marriage to amusingly questionable parenting, the film feels familiar, but still new and it’s like we never left these characters dormant for nine years.

The dynamic between Hawke and Delpy has only improved over the years what was already spectacular, and their real age enhances the natural state of their relationship. It’s not hard to imagine that these two have had similar conversations with their real-life spouses, and that’s what makes this hit so close to home. Whether you had married parents or now have your own kids and deal with the trials and tribulations of being married with a family, this film is real. It’s a raw departure from the whisical romance that blossomed in Before Sunrise, and a logical progression of two estranged former lovers in Before Sunset who are now spending their lives together. Hawke and Delpy are easily the most phenomenal onscreen couple ever.

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Read more reviews from Ethan Anderton here http://www.firstshowing.net/2013/sundance-13-before-midnight-is-endearing-genuine-and-just-perfect/

 

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Following the Red Band teaser and Red Band trailer, TriStar Pictures has released the Green Band trailer for Evil Dead.

Directed by Fede Alvarez, the horror remake stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore.

In the April 12 release, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

 

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Lovelace is a 2013 American biographical film about Linda Boreman, better known as Linda Lovelace. It covers the part of her life when she was “20 to 32”. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, written by Andy Bellin and starring Amanda SeyfriedPeter SarsgaardSharon StoneAdam Brody and Juno Temple. It will premiere on January 22, 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival.

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