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Don’t believe everything you read. Just because a movie poster says a movie is written and directed by Paul Schrader doesn’t mean it’s true. Yes, Schrader worked on “Dying of the Light” (Grindstone, December 5) for eight years and shot it earlier this year in Romania and Australia. Nic Cage stars as a CIA agent battling dementia who chases a terrorist. Executive producer Nic Winding Refn was going to direct with Harrison Ford— until they failed to reach an agreement.
But the exploitation flick that will hit theaters is not the one Schrader had in mind. Editing room disagreements took Schrader off the movie. But he cannot discuss it due to the usual contractual non-disparagement agreements that artists have to sign these days.
So Schrader has taken to Facebook, posting his official “Dying of the Light” poster featuring him, Cage, Refn and Anton Yelchin, wearing T-shirts sporting the non-disclosure agreement. He writes:
"We lost the battle. "Dying of the Light," a film I wrote and directed, was taken away from me, reedited, scored and mixed without my input. Yesterday Grindstone (a division of Lionsgate) released the poster and the trailer. They are available on line. Here we are, Nick Cage, Anton Yelchin, Nic Refn and myself, wearing our "non-disparagement" T shirts. The non-disparagement clause in an artist’s contract gives the owners of the film the right to sue the artist should the owner deem anything the artist has said about the film to be "derogatory." I have no comment on the film or others connected with the picture."
That’s why so few people ever protest when they are treated badly. Unfortunately, we will never see Schrader’s cut, even though the New York Film Festival wanted to show the film. Why can’t he take his name off the movie? There used to be the option of going with an Alan Smithee credit which seems to have become more difficult to do since the producers negotiated an agreement that now requires a rather labyrinthine process.
I called Schrader, who reminded me that he can’t talk about the film. Having financed “The Canyons” via Kickstarter, he’s now embracing new media, writing a web series. “That’s the future,” he says, “‘La Dolce Vita’ in ten ten-minute segments. ‘La Dolce Vita’ is a web series, full of people that come and go and don’t come back, it’s episodes. That’s how quickly everything is changing. It’s a new form of storytelling. I enjoyed writing it a lot.”
Finally it’s too bad that in cases like this, producers can sell a movie as a Paul Schrader film when they didn’t allow him to make one.

Warning: ‘Dying of the Light’ Is Not a Paul Schrader Movie | Thompson on Hollywood

oldfilmsflicker:

Don’t believe everything you read. Just because a movie poster says a movie is written and directed by Paul Schrader doesn’t mean it’s true. Yes, Schrader worked on “Dying of the Light” (Grindstone, December 5) for eight years and shot it earlier this year in Romania and Australia. Nic Cage stars as a CIA agent battling dementia who chases a terrorist. Executive producer Nic Winding Refn was going to direct with Harrison Ford— until they failed to reach an agreement.

But the exploitation flick that will hit theaters is not the one Schrader had in mind. Editing room disagreements took Schrader off the movie. But he cannot discuss it due to the usual contractual non-disparagement agreements that artists have to sign these days.

So Schrader has taken to Facebook, posting his official “Dying of the Light” poster featuring him, Cage, Refn and Anton Yelchin, wearing T-shirts sporting the non-disclosure agreement. He writes:

"We lost the battle. "Dying of the Light," a film I wrote and directed, was taken away from me, reedited, scored and mixed without my input. Yesterday Grindstone (a division of Lionsgate) released the poster and the trailer. They are available on line. Here we are, Nick Cage, Anton Yelchin, Nic Refn and myself, wearing our "non-disparagement" T shirts. The non-disparagement clause in an artist’s contract gives the owners of the film the right to sue the artist should the owner deem anything the artist has said about the film to be "derogatory." I have no comment on the film or others connected with the picture."

That’s why so few people ever protest when they are treated badly. Unfortunately, we will never see Schrader’s cut, even though the New York Film Festival wanted to show the film. Why can’t he take his name off the movie? There used to be the option of going with an Alan Smithee credit which seems to have become more difficult to do since the producers negotiated an agreement that now requires a rather labyrinthine process.

I called Schrader, who reminded me that he can’t talk about the film. Having financed “The Canyons” via Kickstarter, he’s now embracing new media, writing a web series. “That’s the future,” he says, “‘La Dolce Vita’ in ten ten-minute segments. ‘La Dolce Vita’ is a web series, full of people that come and go and don’t come back, it’s episodes. That’s how quickly everything is changing. It’s a new form of storytelling. I enjoyed writing it a lot.”

Finally it’s too bad that in cases like this, producers can sell a movie as a Paul Schrader film when they didn’t allow him to make one.


Warning: ‘Dying of the Light’ Is Not a Paul Schrader Movie | Thompson on Hollywood

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As countries around the world send supplies to West Africa to aid thousands of people infected with Ebola, crafty entrepreneurs are sending Ebola-themed novelty items to people looking to incorporate the deadly virus into their clothing and decor.

A search for “Ebola” on Etsy turns up more than 100 items, including earrings, a cutting board and this Ebola handbag, “because fashion is infectious,” according the the shop’s description.

Reached for comment, the shop’s owner, who calls himself “Shayne of the Dead,” explained his inspiration. "It was a ‘what will be hot’ this season type of thing," he wrote. "Looks like I was right. Ebola has caught the imagination of America. I mean it’s scary, comes from monkeys, and you bleed out of your eyes. Only a zombie apocalypse could [be] ‘hotter.’"

If you’re in the market for an Ebola T-shirt, there are plenty of options, from a “got ebola?” muscle tank to a souvenir tee sold on Zazzle that reads, “I went to Nigeria, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt and Ebola.”

The product description for the latter explains that a new “craze” has arrived: “Hop on the hip new Ebola craze! Tell everyone you’re a world class traveler AND probably have a deadly communicable disease with this Nigerian souvenir tee!”

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WHYYY

Why is this a joke to people?

if it was thousands of American lives nobody would do this.
nobody.

if it was one White American that died from this, they would be blasted off the face of the world

4,000 Africans? It’s fair game

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Also one time he was supposed to write a violin and piano duet, and he wrote the violin part, but he didn’t really feel like writing the piano part, or was too lazy etc. When the concert came up (he played the piano while a fiend played the violin) he set up a blank piece of paper (so people would think he was reading music) and improvised. After the concert he wrote it down so it could be published

okay i’ve reblogged this before but can we just give a shoutout to the orchestra that had to sightread the overture to an audience at the premiere of an opera

vault11overseer:

power-of-allies49:

pleatedjeans:

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Also one time he was supposed to write a violin and piano duet, and he wrote the violin part, but he didn’t really feel like writing the piano part, or was too lazy etc. When the concert came up (he played the piano while a fiend played the violin) he set up a blank piece of paper (so people would think he was reading music) and improvised. After the concert he wrote it down so it could be published

okay i’ve reblogged this before but can we just give a shoutout to the orchestra that had to sightread the overture to an audience at the premiere of an opera

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i-learned-it-from-the-pizzaman:

So my teacher told us that two blue eyed people can’t have a brown eyed kid and this kid in my class said “but both my parents have blue eyes and I have brown eyes”.  The teacher said “so you’re adopted”.  THe next day the kid came in and told us that he confronted his parents about it and that they said he was adopted but wanted to wait for the right time to tell him.  

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