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Rushes: Dean Stockwell, Takeshi Kitano's Dog, Museum-Worthy TikToks

This week’s essential news, articles, sounds, videos and more from the film world.
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Above: Dean Stockwell in David Lynch's Blue Velvet (1986)
  • The actor Dean Stockwell, remembered for his performances in films like The Boy with the Green Hair (1948), Paris, Texas (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), and many more, has died at the age of 85. As Sheila O'Malley mentions in her tribute, Stockwell's career was marked by numerous disappearances. He didn't always love acting, but "he lived long enough to be able to not just appreciate but feel the love that people had for him, the way audiences fell in love with him for 70 years."
  • A newly discovered memoir by Paul Newman will be published next year by Knopf. Based on Newman's conversations with screenwriter Stewart Stern, the book aims to tell the legendary actor's story in his own words.
  • Following the exit of Robert Pattinson and Taron Egerton, Joe Alwyn has joined the cast of Claire Denis' next feature, The Stars at Noon. The film will star Alwyn and Margaret Qualley as an English businessman and American journalist who fall in love during the Nicaraguan Revolution in 1984.
  • Taika Waititi is attached to direct and co-write a feature adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius' acclaimed comic The Incal, which just celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.
  • Two new series we're excited about: the Death of God program at the Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival (November 10-21), which features several iconoclastic, transcendental films. And from Film at Lincoln Center, a program entitled Danny Glover and Louverture Films (December 1-7) that highlights key Louverture-produced movies including Abderrahmane Sissako's Bamako and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.
  • Issue #0 of the Notebook magazine has now sold out—thank you for all your support and encouragement! To be the first to know about Issue #1, enter your email here.
  • The U.S. trailer for Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car, Japan's entry for the Oscars. The film opens in U.S. theaters on November 24. Read our review of the film by Leonardo Goi here.
  • Jane Campion's western Power of the Dog is coming to select theaters and Netflix on December 1. Read our review by Leonardo Goi here.
  • The trailer for Jobe'z World director Michael M. Bilandic's pandemic comedy, Project Space 13, shot by Sean Price Williams. The film opens in NYC on December 3 at the Roxy Cinema, and will be streaming on MUBI from December 10.
  • Isabelle Huppert recently sat down with Ryusuke Hamaguchi at the Tokyo International Film Festival for a conversation on the relationship between acting and directing, and the works of Chekhov, Claude Chabrol, Barbara Loden, Maurice Pialat, Paul Verhoeven, Robert Wilson, and more.
  • This week at Le Cinéma Club, you can watch Joanna Hogg's thesis film Caprice. Directed in 1986 while Hogg was attending the National Film and Television School, Caprice stars Tilda Swinton as a woman who steps into a fashion magazine.
  • In an interview on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Quentin Tarantino (who's currently promoting the novelization of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) and Colbert bond over their shared love for John Carpenter's The Thing.
Above: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Permutations (1976)
  • For Reverse Shot's Event Horizon column, Chloe Lizotte delves into the "dynamics of collaboration" on display at the Museum of the Moving Image’s current TikTok–focused Infinite Duets exhibit.
  • Arun A.K.'s essay on the films of Ashish Avikunthak (the subject of an ongoing MUBI retrospective) meditates on the distinct hybridity, temporality, and spatiality of his work.
  • In an interview with Peter Kim George, Honor Swinton Byrne discusses working on Joanna Hogg's semi-autobiographical film The Souvenir Part II.
  • Johannes Black investigates Steve McQueen's hybrid model of television of storytelling, which can be seen in his anthology series Small Axe and three-part documentary Uprising.
  • Arun A.K.'s Notebook Primer is all about Adoor Gopalakrishnan, a pioneer of the "Parallel Cinema" wave in his native state of Kerala who is widely regarded as the greatest living Indian filmmaker.
  • For Movie Poster of the Week, Adrian Curry writes on a series of art print movie posters by Belgian artist Nautilus for the films of the great comic auteur Jacques Tati.
  • Josh Bogatin interviews Alejo Moguillansky, the Argentine director and member of the collective El Pampero Cine who is the subject of an ongoing New York retrospective.
  • Bedatri D. Choudhury reflects on the tragedy of Pablo Larraín's Spencer, which uses Princess Diana as a subject to explore the pressures of fame and gender with historical hindsight.
  • From the Japanese publication Brutus, an adorable feature on Takeshi Kitano and his adopted dog, Gonzo.
  • Velveeta has enlisted the help of Harmony Korine for a Fellini-inspired advertisement signaling its big rebrand, entitled "That's La Dolce Velveeta."


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