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Q&a: Director/Co-Writer Albert Shin on Filming in Niagara Falls and Working with David Cronenberg for Disappearance At Clifton Hill

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Q&a: Director/Co-Writer Albert Shin on Filming in Niagara Falls and Working with David Cronenberg for Disappearance At Clifton Hill
Decades after witnessing a disturbing abduction among the trees of Niagara Falls, a woman discovers that there are still troubling things afoot in her hometown in Disappearance at Clifton Hill. Following its well-received run on the festival circuit, Disappearance at Clifton Hill is coming to theaters and VOD on February 28th from IFC Midnight, and ahead of its release, we caught up with director/co-writer Albert Shin in our latest Q&a feature to discuss the film's real-life roots, filming in Niagara Falls, and working with the legendary David Cronenberg, who plays Walter in the movie.

Thanks for taking the time to catch up with us, and congratulations on Disappearance at Clifton Hill! I understand that this movie has real-life roots for you. How and when did you get the idea for this film?

Albert Shin: Thanks, excited to chat with Daily Dead! Not to spoil anything, but the prologue
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Posterized: Harrison Ford

Posterized: Harrison Ford
by Nathaniel R

Harrison Ford has been a major star for our whole lives but Call of the Wild (2019), opening today nationwide, is actually the first time in many years that studios have trusted his name alone to sell a picture. Well, that and a CGI dog, but the solo name (no pun intended) above the title is still worth noting.

Ford, who is now 77, has been a regular on movie screens for over 50 years and his films have amassed over $9 billion dollars globally. But he wasn't always a superstar. In the 1970s he wasn't just acting for filmmakers but also doing carpentry jobs to support his then wife and sons (Francis Ford Coppola famously hired him as a carpenter before casting him in The Conversation and Apocalypse Now). The rest, of course, is showbiz history.

How many of his 49 pictures (excluding uncredited appearances and voice only roles) have you seen?
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Film News Roundup: Dev Patel to Star in ‘Flash Crash’ Financial Thriller

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Film News Roundup: Dev Patel to Star in ‘Flash Crash’ Financial Thriller
In today’s film news roundup, Dev Patel will portray a market whiz in a “Flash Crash” movie, the late Marty Sklar is honored at UCLA, “The Conversation” is getting a re-release and Ellen Page’s documentary gets a trailer.

Project Launch

Dev Patel will star in the adaptation of “Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History.”

See-Saw Films and New Regency won the film rights to Liam Vaughan’s book, detailing the 2010 crash. Producers are See-Saw Films’ Iain Canning and Emile Sherman and Arnon Milchan of New Regency. Patel will executive produce with Simon Gillis of See-Saw as well as New Regency’s Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer.

Jonathan Perera is attached to write the screenplay, based on Vaughan’s book, which will be published in May. “Flash Crash” tells the story of Navinder Singh Sarao, an outsider who found
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Francis Ford Coppola Strikes New 35mm Prints of The Conversation for Nationwide Release

Francis Ford Coppola Strikes New 35mm Prints of The Conversation for Nationwide Release
While we wait to see if his long-gestating Megalopolis sees the light of day as reported, those who want to see Francis Ford Coppola gems–both praised and overlooked–have recently had a field day. After restoring Tucker: The Man and His Dream, he reworked and restored both Apocalypse Now and The Cotton Club. He’s now returning to his Palme d’Or-winning masterpiece The Conversation, striking new 35mm prints for a nationwide tour beginning next month. In some locations, they’ll present a Dcp restoration remixed in Dolby 5.1 by sound designer Walter Murch.

In the film, the lonely wiretapping expert and devout Catholic Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is hired to record a seemingly innocuous conversation in San Francisco’s Union Square between two lovers (Frederick Forsythe and Cindy Williams). Upon re-hearing the tapes, however, Caul believes he may be putting the couple in danger if he turns the material
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Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation Returns to Theaters This March

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Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation Returns to Theaters This March
Gene Hackman officially announced that he had retired from acting in 2008. Prior to that, his last feature film appearance was in the 2004 comedy Welcome to Mooseport. So an entire generation of film lovers have grown up in an era devoid of the man's immense talents. Now, this March they'll get to see what they're missing when the Two-Time Oscar winner returns to theaters in Francis Ford Coppola's classic The Conversation for the first time since its release in 1974.

Award-winning New York-based specialty distributor Rialto Pictures is bringing Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation back to theaters. The 1974 thriller, starring Gene Hackman and winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, opens March 20 at New York's Film Forum and Landmark's Nuart Theatre in L.A., with newly struck 35mm prints personally supervised by Coppola. The rollout also offers theaters an alternate Dcp restoration remixed in Dolby 5.1 by legendary sound designer Walter Murch,
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‘The Conversation’: Watch The Rerelease Trailer For Francis Ford Coppola’s Masterpiece Of Paranoia Coming Back To Theaters In March

‘The Conversation’: Watch The Rerelease Trailer For Francis Ford Coppola’s Masterpiece Of Paranoia Coming Back To Theaters In March
One of the greatest achievements in the history of modern-day cinema was legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola directing and releasing two films in the same year. One was the magnum opus “The Godfather Part II.” The second is another masterwork, “The Conversation” starring Gene Hackman, and while still highly regarded by cinephiles as a masterpiece of paranoia and the prescient notions of privacy, surveillance and the invasive nature of observation, the film, which also serves as a techno-thriller of its day, is still perhaps not as yet well known to mainstream audiences.

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‘The Conversation’: Francis Ford Coppola 1974 Palme d’Or Winner Set For Re-release With New 35mm Print, Dolby 5.1 Remix

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‘The Conversation’: Francis Ford Coppola 1974 Palme d’Or Winner Set For Re-release With New 35mm Print, Dolby 5.1 Remix
Rialto Pictures is bringing Francis Ford Coppola’s Palme d’Or winning 1974 movie The Conversation back to theaters, starting March 20 at New York’s Film Forum and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in L.A., with newly struck 35mm prints personally supervised by the five-time Oscar winning filmmaker.

The platform release will offer theaters an alternate Dcp restoration remixed in Dolby 5.1 by 3x Oscar winning sound designer Walter Murch.

Written, produced and directed by Coppola, The Conversation stars Gene Hackman as Harry Caul, a paranoid, secretive surveillance expert who has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered. Upon re-hearing the tapes, however, Caul believes he may be putting the couple in danger if he turns the material over to his client. But what one hears can ultimately turn out to be quite different from what was actually recorded.
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Francis Ford Coppola: 10 Best Movies (According To Rotten Tomatoes)

Francis Ford Coppola: 10 Best Movies (According To Rotten Tomatoes)
Francis Ford Coppola is considered to be one of the best filmmakers of all time. He rose up with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Altman, and Paul Schrader in the New Hollywood movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This movement is defined by a turn away from movie studios and toward directors as the creative force behind films, and many of these directors eschewed cinematic traditions in order to construct new pathways for visual storytelling.

Related: Sofia Coppola: Every Movie She Directed, Ranked

Coppola's filmography includes some of the most impressive, epic films ever made, including The Godfather series, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now. Coppola passed his talent down to his children. His son Roman and his daughter Sofia are both accredited producers and directors. This list assembles Coppola's 10 best films, which are ranked according to their Rotten Tomatoes scores.
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Gene Hackman movies: 24 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Gene Hackman movies: 24 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Happy 90th birthday to Gene Hackman on January 30, 2020! One of the most versatile and accomplished character actors on film, he is appreciated by critics and audiences for his clean, no-nonsense style of acting. In his film work, Hackman was famed for the every-man quality to his work with which audiences of all types could identify which he demonstrated in the more than 80 films in which he appeared.

Throughout his film career which lasted more than half a century, Hackman’s subtle work has been showered with honors. He has won two Academy Awards (for 1971’s “The French Connection” with William Friedkin and 1992’s “Unforgiven” with Clint Eastwood) from five nominations. He has been given an honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, while winning three competitive Globes from eight total nominations and is a Screen Actors Guild Award winner from his two nominations.

After appearing in 2004’s “Welcome to Mooseport,
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Ford v Ferrari Races for Home on Jan. 28

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Ford V Ferrari

Matt Damon and Golden Globe® Nominee Christian Bale star in this “thunderously exciting” film based on the remarkable true story about Ford Motor Company’s attempt to create the world’s fastest car. American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), together battled corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, critics and fans alike have raved about this epic underdog tale that will keep your heart pounding from start to finish. Add Ford V Ferrari to your digital collection on Movies Anywhere January 28 and buy it on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD February 11 to add a piece of history to your film collection.

Ford V Ferrari Digital Bonus Features:

“The 24 Hour Le Mans: Recreating the Course
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Can ‘Parasite’ become first Palme d’Or winner to claim Best Picture Oscar since ‘Marty’ did it 64 years ago?

Can ‘Parasite’ become first Palme d’Or winner to claim Best Picture Oscar since ‘Marty’ did it 64 years ago?
With the six Oscar nominations Bong Joon Ho‘s “Parasite” scored on Monday morning, the film became the latest to have won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and score an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Only one film has actually succeeded in winning both of those honors: Delbert Mann‘s “Marty,” which prevailed in 1955.

Since the Palme d’Or was established, 15 other films have managed to take the top prize at Cannes and make it into the Best Picture race: “Marty” (1955), “Friendly Persuasion” (1957), “M*A*S*H” (1970), “The Conversation” (1974), “Taxi Driver” (1976), “Apocalypse Now” (1979), “All That Jazz” (1979), “Missing” (1982), “The Mission” (1986), “The Piano” (1993), “Pulp Fiction” (1994), “Secrets & Lies” (1996), “The Pianist” (2002), “The Tree of Life” (2011) and “Amour” (2012).

See 2020 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

The top prize from the French film festival is not always a reliable barometer for what will get in at the Oscars.
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #50. Un petit-fils – Xavier Beauvois

Un petit-fils

Director Xavier Beauvois will be ready with his eighth feature, Un petit-fils (A Grandson) in 2020. Sylvie Pialat (we featured the producer as part of our The Conversation series) and Benoit Quainon are producing through Les Films du Worso and the project is being shot by Julien Hirsch. Beauvois’ latest starts Jeremie Renier, Victor Belmondo, Olivier Pequery, Madeleine Beauvois, and a pair from his 2017 The Guardians cast, Marie Julie Maille and Iris Bry. Beauvois also scripted with his Guardians writers Maille and Frederique Moreau.…
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‘Star Wars’: Still With Us, But No Longer Above Us (Column)

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‘Star Wars’: Still With Us, But No Longer Above Us (Column)
The Force is no longer with us. Don’t deny it. Just say it and accept it. Let go of the fear. In losing the Force, much to regain we have. Maybe even our souls.

Star Wars” is over! Long live “Star Wars”!

But not, if there is a God, for too long. Have you seen the President of the United States that 40 years of living inside the addictive narcotic of fantasy culture has brought us? Maybe it’s time to give up a dream that was actually played out long ago.

In the mid-1970s, when everything except punk rock moved at a pace so slow that Jimmy Carter’s drawl seemed charismatic, two movies, “Jaws” and “Star Wars,” famously gave rise to the new blockbuster aesthetic of Hollywood. It was a retro revolution, and it wasn’t just about movies. It was about a way that all of
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‘The Gentlemen’: Film Review

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‘The Gentlemen’: Film Review
It took Guy Ritchie a little over a decade to make the transition from self-styled auteur to journeyman, and his output was hardly worse off for the change. At the turn of the century, he announced himself as the swaggering enfant terrible of British genre cinema with the sharp Cockney crime pic “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” though the law of diminishing returns set in fast: 2008’s “RocknRolla” was a tired gangster retread that still marked a step up from the Madonna folly “Swept Away” and the incomprehensible, Kabbalah-inflected “Revolver.”

A reset was called for; slick studio tentpole projects beckoned, ranging from a snazzy “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” revival to an impersonal but profitable turn in the Disney stable with “Aladdin.” It’s a second phase that has bought enough goodwill for Ritchie to don his tweed auteur flatcap once more. Enter “The Gentlemen,” a knockabout
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‘The Gentlemen’ Review: Guy Ritchie’s Return to Criminal Form Is a Crass, Flat Enterprise

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‘The Gentlemen’ Review: Guy Ritchie’s Return to Criminal Form Is a Crass, Flat Enterprise
After the vast underperformance of 2017’s “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and the hefty overperformance of May’s “Aladdin,” we rejoin Guy Ritchie trying to ground himself via a return to his roots. “The Gentlemen” is the kind of shaggy-dog yarn that Ritchie spun with diminishing returns before the tantalizing paychecks of franchise cinema were dangled his way: a hard-r venture, populated by Rada graduates pointing weapons and cursing at one another between elaborate double-crosses. The difference is that its director is now in a position to equip his cobblers with the budgetary heft of an American indie (“The Gentlemen” emerges under the apparently deathless Miramax banner) and an altogether starrier ensemble. The problem is that at no point does Ritchie seem to have realized such material is still, on a fundamental level, bollox.

On screen, the story is slapped together by a hack journalist; it feels like it.
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Watch ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Elevator Fight Scene Rehearsal with Chris Evans

Watch ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Elevator Fight Scene Rehearsal with Chris Evans
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of the best sequels in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directors Anthony & Joe Russo brought Captain America into political thriller territory that called back to classic movies like The Conversation, Three Days of the condor, All the President’s Men, The Manchurian Candidate and more. Despite pulling from classic […]

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‘Irishman’ and ‘Joker’ Producer: Oscar Double Play for a Fourth Time?

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‘Irishman’ and ‘Joker’ Producer: Oscar Double Play for a Fourth Time?
In 91 years of Academy Awards, there have only been three occasions when a producer had two best picture nominees simultaneously: Francis Coppola and Fred Roos, with 1974’s “The Godfather Part II” and “The Conversation”; Scott Rudin, with 2010’s “The Social Network” and “True Grit”; and Megan Ellison, with 2013’s “American Hustle” and “Her.”

That could happen this year with Emma Tillinger Koskoff, who produced “The Irishman” and “Joker.” As a bonus, she was also exec producer on “Uncut Gems.” In other words, she’s having a good year.

Tillinger Koskoff freely admits that many people, even within the industry, are unclear on a producer’s role: “Some producers find the material and develop it. Some raise the funds and never go to the set. That’s not what I do.” What she does do: Pay attention to the filmmaker’s vision, and do everything necessary to bring it to life.
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‘Watchmen’: The Surprising Ways Robert Redford’s Presidency Changed Hollywood History

‘Watchmen’: The Surprising Ways Robert Redford’s Presidency Changed Hollywood History
The “Watchmen” pilot episode dropped a bombshell on American history: Oscar winner and Sundance Film Festival co-founder Robert Redford is the President of the United States and has been for 26 years and counting. Any “Watchmen” fan wondering over the last five weeks how Redford becoming the U.S. president changed the course of movie history is in luck thanks to /Film, which spoke to showrunner Damon Lindelof and got all the details one could possibly want on the topic.

When it comes to the Sundance Film Festival, Redford stepped down and left the Sundance organization in 1993 because he feared “that his political enemies would accuse him of using the institution as a mechanism for promoting his political agenda in the culture.” As U.S. president, Redford stayed committed to the arts by hiring acclaimed photographer Andres Serrano “to rebuild the National Endowment for the Arts following decades of reduction and
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‘Seberg’ screenwriters Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse on Kristen Stewart ‘channeling Jean’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Seberg’ screenwriters Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse on Kristen Stewart ‘channeling Jean’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
At one point in “Seberg,” the new film about actress/activist Jean Seberg, a journalist asks the young star why she thinks so many people became obsessed with her after seeing “Breathless.” For the film’s screenwriters, Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, it stemmed from that classic French New Wave film but it became an obsession upon learning of Seberg’s involvement with the Black Panther Party and her subsequent investigation by the FBI. As Waterhouse observes in an exclusive new interview with Gold Derby, Seberg was “so quintessentially American and yet she fits into that cool Parisian world as well. She’s just got this energy which is very, very difficult to define.” Watch the video interview with Shrapnel and Waterhouse above.

SEEWhich ‘Twilight’ star will win Oscar first: Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson? [Poll]

The duo first thought about adapting Seberg’s story to the big screen 15 years ago,
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£200k UK shorts project The Uncertain Kingdom unveils titles, first look (exclusive)

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Directors include Bifa winners Jason Wingard and Carol Salter.

The Uncertain Kingdom, the £200,000 short film initiative aiming to provide a portrait of the contemporary UK, has unveiled the 20 films on its slate.

Actors participating in the projects include Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Mark Addy (Game Of Thrones), Steve Evets (Apostasy), Hugh Dennis (Fleabag), Andy Hamilton (What We Did On Our Holiday), Ruth Madeley (Years & Years) and Laurie Davidson (Cats).

Screen can also reveal an exclusive first look at one of the titles, Hope Dickson Leach’s Strong Is Better Than Angry, above.

Each film is receiving £10,000. The finance is privately raised.
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