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The Reeler Blog

Screening Gotham: Back to Reality Edition

(Photo: 20th Century Fox)

Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:

--It's been almost two weeks since I visited you here, which was not the plan but became a terrible reality nevertheless. But it's over now (sort of... I have a Tribeca recap to follow later this week), and we can get back to the daily-grind goings-on that matter. Like the fact that there are no new ideas: The Times' Michael Cieply reported late last week that arch-capitalist cutthroat Gordon Gekko will return to the screen in a sequel to Wall Street. Michael Douglas will reprise the role that won him an Oscar in 1988; both the actor and screenwriter Stephen Schiff clamored for Oliver Stone to come back to direct, but the filmmaker declined, reportedly on the basis of being "totally clusterfucked out."

--Via Green Cine Daily, without whom I would likely have suffocated in my stolid Tribeca cocoon, the May issue of the Brooklyn Rail is here. May I first refer you to David Wilentz's review of Brute Force, now available on DVD: "So one can’t help wondering what prison in 1947 was really like." Goddamned right -- I've been craving a good, violent homoerotic guard anecdote since Grandpa VanAirsdale passed on when I was 11. Thanks, Jules Dassin!

--Clearly, I dropped the ball on handling Lincoln Center's Paul Mazursky retrospective. But thanks to Film Comment (and the eagle eyes at The House Next Door who watch for these things), you can have a closer look as the series reaches its midway point.

--The first thing you need to know before applying to NYU's new grad school for producers is that your money would be better spent producing five smaller films. And any investor worth a damn will hold your Master's degree against you. Other than that, sounds great.

Posted at May 7, 2007 8:45 AM

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