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Rushes. Lost Ozu Restored, Barry Jenkins on “Beale Street,” Ron Burgundy Returns

This week’s essential news, articles, sounds, videos and more from the film world.
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NEWS
Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy / Yasujiro Ozu's Takkan Kozo
  • We can hardly think of a better news story: a lost Yasujiro Ozu film entitled Takkan Kozo (or "A Straight Forward Boy") has been found and restored.
  • We're also delighted to hear that Will Ferrell will be reprising his famed Ron Burgundy character in a new podcast entitled The Ron Burgundy Podcast. Back in 2014, we reviewed the most recent cinematic entry in the Anchorman universe.
RECOMMENDED VIEWING
  • The first trailer for László Nemes formally expressive and experimentative historical drama Sunset, which we caught at Venice earlier this year.
  • A PSA to send your parents ahead of the holidays...
 
  • For Pitchfork's Over/Under series, Jeff Goldblum shares the first time he dropped acid—and watched Jurassic Park.

RECOMMENDED READING
Happy as Lazzaro
  • A memoir-essay by Manohla Dargis of The New York Times, accompanied by haunting and century-spanning GIFs, on the many lessons taught about women by cinema.
  • For Filmmaker Magazine, Josephine Decker (Madeline's Madeline) and editor David Barker interview Alice Rohrwacher about seeing the world through the eyes of a child in her latest, Happy as Lazarro.
  • Max Nelson of The Nation reviews critic A.S. Hamrah's collection of essays, The Earth Dies Streaming, examining the "heightened, compressed vocabulary" of the capsule form.
Barry Jenkins, Stephan James, KiKi Layne, and Dave Franco on the set of If Beale Street Could Talk.
  • Esquire has published an account by Barry Jenkins on the production of If Beale Street Could Talk, from his first introduction to James Baldwin to his thoughts on "rapturous renderings of black life."
  • The latest film by Kevin Jerome Everson (recently the subject of a career-spanning retrospective on MUBI), music from the edge of the allegheny plateau engages with "musical history from black communities across America." In an essay for the Walker Art Center, Ruth Hodgins links Everson's film to a lineage joining avant-garde filmmakers, sculptors, and painters.
  • Excerpts from Martin Scorsese's recent masterclass at the Marrakech Film Festival have been made available online, courtesy of Little White Lies. The lecture includes words on Elia Kazan, defending Taxi Driver from studios, and the difference between criticism and "thought pieces."
EXTRAS AND RE-DISCOVERIES
  • According to Bloody Digusting, American musician and horror auteur Rob Zombie once came close to remaking the 1958 sci-fi horror classic, The Blob. Here's a glimpse of the previously unseen concept art, more of which can be found at Bloody Disgusting.

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