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Weekly Rushes. 28 October 2015

Mauren O’Hara, 1920 – 2015, a short film by Dustin Guy Defa, Darth Lenin, a trailer for David O. Russell’s new film, and more.
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.

  • " will be a queen wherevever you walk": an immortal description of Maureen O'Hara from John Ford's How Green Was My Valley. O'Hara passed away over the weekend and Keyframe has gathered tributes.
  • Above: Review, a new short film by one of America's best up-and-coming independent directors, Dustin Guy Defa.
  • According to The Onion, the MPAA has finally added a new rating to its troublesome and controversial system, this one perhaps the most usable of all: to warn audience of films not based on existing works.
"The word cinematic gets thrown around a lot in relation to ambitious TV. You hear that a particular show is very cinematic, or that a certain scene was cinematic, or that the direction was cinematic. But what does that word mean, really?"
  • Above: the full trailer for American Hustle director David O. Russell's newest collaboration with Jennifer Lawrence, Joy.
  • Above: Courtesy of the New York Times, a statue of Lenin in Ukraine has been transformed into Darth Vader. Says its artist, “I wanted to make a symbol of American pop culture which appears to be more durable than the Soviet ideal.”
I didn’t know what to expect of the short “Review” and was pleasantly surprised that it did not end as I thought it might. It’s much like a New Yorker short story, you know that kind, the story that you get to the last line and look to see if it continues on the next page (only, really, knowing it doesn’t, (A) because you’ve read this kind of non-story story before and (B) because it has a little black dot at the end of the last sentence) and so it doesn’t and you go: huh.

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