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Weekly Rushes. 10 June 2015

A bonanza of trailers (Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Noah Baumbach, "Macbeth"), Jean Gruault passes, Tarantino's 70mm push, and more.
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.

  • The New York Film Festival has revealed that Robert Zemeckis's much-anticipated 3D quasi-heist film The Walk will open the 2015 event. The newly released full trailer can be watched above.
  • Famed writer Jean Gruault has died at the age of 90. Gruault had written scripts for François Truffaut (Jules and Jim), Jacques Rivette (The Nun), Alain Resnais (Mon oncle d'Amérique), and others, including writing the novel on which Valérie Donzelli's Cannes competitor this year, Marguerite & Julien, was based.
  • This week is a trailer bonanza, including Mistress America, the new Noah Baumbach collaboration with actress Greta Gerwig after Frances Ha.
"The central question of this year's Cannes Film Festival...[was] what does or doesn't belong on this hallowed red carpet?"
  • That's Dennis Lim's eloquent, concise overview of Cannes at Artforum.
  • Among Dennis Lim's favorite films at Cannes—and ours too—was Hou Hsiao-hsein's The Assassin. David Bordwell has pointed us to a video lecture on the great Taiwanese director, watchable above.
"We can just put our ideas up there and express what we’re trying to do and how we’re going about doing it. Working the net for money is a little bit outside our thing, we’re private people, but the dream of film being financed by the people who are going to see it seems so simple but it’s a revolutionary concept, an act of independence."
 
  • Check out Morgan Jeske's character-based fan art for such films as The Conversation (above) and Manhunter.
  • Guy Maddin, whose latest film The Forbidden Room we were so impressed by, is exhibiting a series of collages with poet John Ashbery at the Tibor de Nagy gallery in New York, June 18 - July 31. Above is Maddin's Untitled (#01), from 2015.
  • Check out the National Film Preservation Foundation's list of 57 films being given grants for preservation.
  • Above: the audition for actors Lou Roy-Le Collinet and Quentin Dolmaire for Arnaud Desplechin's My Golden Years.
  • Fans of great movie soundtracks and fans of Alejandro Jodorowsky movies take note: the great record label Finders Keepers is putting out new editions of the scores of the director's El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and The Dance of Reality.

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