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Weekly Rushes. Anderson & Anderson, Ford's Memoirs, Barbara Loden

This week’s essential news, articles, sounds, videos and more from the film world.
NEWS
  • Concept art from the next project of Paul W.S. Anderson–an adaptation of the beloved Capcom video game Monster Hunter. Anderson discusses the project, and his upcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, alongside producer Jeremy Bolt at Deadline.
  • Toronto International Film Festival has acquired 1,460 prints, including work from Peter Mettler, Alfred Hitchcock, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Abbas Kiarostami.
RECOMMENDED VIEWING
  • The first trailer for Martin Scorsese's Silence.
  • Cristi Puiu puts his unique spin on the festival award acceptance speech in response to recent accolades from the Chicago International Film Festival & Thessaloniki International Film Festival (via Ray Pride).
  • With the recent 15 year anniversary of Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko, the BFI has cut a fantastic new trailer for the films imminent re-release.
RECOMMENDED READING
  • At Keyframe, David Hudson compiles numerous considerations on the role of art in light of the U.S. election results.
"As the train gathered speed, I began considering what I secretly called the ‘Hasumiparadox’. Although he is considered a very special writer, there's something that really sets him apart from the rest: adopting a reluctant methodology, his is a very different way of observing the world and human beings in cinema; his account, his description of a film, is completely unique and somewhat dissident to those of most cinema critics.  The strength he finds in Ozu or Ford or Hawks? An absolute confidence in the world, in our world, through the power of cinema. A conviction."
  • Pedro Costa reflects on a train ride spent with his friend and comrade, film critic Shigehiko Hasumi.
"My favorite part of the movie is when Barry goes to Hawaii. He suddenly realizes he can just go to her, even without the frequent-flier miles. This is also my favorite thing in life: the sudden understanding that you aren’t condemned to sadness, that you can simply walk toward the thing you want."
  • In light of its recent Criterion Blu-ray release, Miranda July lovingly examines Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love and its unique place in her life.
  • Meanwhile, The Metrograph has shared a beautiful excerpt from Francis Ford's (John Ford's brother!) memoirs.
  • Over at The New York Times Paul Elie has composed a thorough portrait of Martin Scorsese and his upcoming film Silence.
 RECOMMENDED LISTENS
  • At NPR Francis Ford Coppola remembers the struggles of making The Godfather.
EXTRAS
  • À pala de Walsh has published a piece from the great Portuguese filmmaker Rita Azevedo Gomes concerning Barbara Loden's seminal lone masterpiece Wanda (in Portuguese).

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