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Weekly Rushes. 5 August 2015

India's stunning movie theatres, trailers for films by Hou, Michael Bay, & Hong Sang-soo, Pedro Costa chats, Godard's illustrated scenario.
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.

  • Ace Hotel has several amazing photos by Stefanie Zoche and Sabine Haubitz of movie theatres in India. It sure makes us wish our neighborhood multiplex gave a damn about conjuring excitement for going out to the movies.
  • We love Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Assassin, but it undoubtedly a difficult film to market. Most trailers have tried to pass of this contemplative drama as an action movie, but the above trailer gets the closest, so far, to the tone of the entire film.
  • Speaking of trailers, we don't know what to say or think about the one for Michael Bay's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which seems to be combining the lean look of his great Pain & Gain with the "seriousness" of Pearl Harbor and his gross, overall pseudo-patriot boys' club of all his movies.
  • With the release of Phoenix in US theatres, everyone is talking about the showstopping use of music at the film's end. C. Mason Wells, however, points to another brilliant use of pop music, above, in Christian Petzold's Better Off Dead.
  • Watch the simply surreal trailer for Hong Sang-soo's new film, Right Now, Wrong Then, which is premiering soon at the Locarno Film Festival.
Photo by Sandria Miller for Sundance Institute
  • Above: The New York Times is featuring a look back into the archives of the Sundance Institute, with some ace photos featuring Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steven Soderbergh and more.
"Lapid’s approach is brilliantly schematic (some would say “dialectical”). Parallel, but not unrelated, worldviews collide, leaving ample collateral damage."
  • That's J. Hoberman writing in Tablet Magazine in praise of Israeli director Navad Lapid and his new film The Kindergarten Teacher.
  • Above: Dennis Rodman, Tsui Hark, Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme.
  • The French publication débordements is hosting Jean-Luc Godard's illustrated scenario for Film socialisme.
  • Above: Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa talks to Dennis Lim at the Film Society of Lincoln Center about his latest film Horse Money, Yasujiro Ozu, working with actors, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
  • John Cassavettes and Gena Rowlands, photographed by Sam Shaw.
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