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Bram Stoker’S Dracula – 25 Years of Horror and Tragedy

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a modern horror masterpiece, and one that too often goes overlooked. A film that is horrifying, intriguing, and astoundingly beautiful, Francis Ford Coppola took Stoker’s masterwork and breathed new, undead life into it in 1992. It recently hit its 25th anniversary, and the film remains a classic piece of horror cinema.

The film opens in 1462, with Vlad Dracula (Gary Oldman) returning from war against the Turks to find that his beloved wife, Elisabeta (Winona Ryder) has killed herself upon receiving false news of his defeat and death. When the priest tells him that her soul cannot be saved and will be forever damned by her suicide, Vlad renounces God in a fit of rage. He desecrates his small chapel, stabbing a stone cross and drinking the blood that begins to ebb from it, embracing eternal life and damnation at the hands of a merciless god.
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Here’s The Trailer For ‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Season 4

I must admit, I’m not fully aware of Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle, but know that we’re talking a series of quality here following its multiple awards wins across the three existing series. I received an email this morning pointing me in the direction of the trailer for the upcoming fourth season.

New melodies arise as Rodrigo (Gael García Bernal) and Hailey (Lola Kirke) take their relationship public. Hailey struggles to prove herself as a conductor, while Rodrigo fights to keep his inspiration alive. Thomas (Malcolm McDowell) joins a start-up orchestra in Brooklyn that challenges Gloria (Bernadette Peters).

The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Amazon Original Mozart in the Jungle features Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, and Hannah Dunne. Season four includes guest stars Debra Monk, Masi Oka, Michael Emerson, and John Cameron Mitchell. Mozart in the Jungle is executive produced by Roman Coppola,
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Tough Mother and Rookies Make Up Supporting Actress Oscar Race

Tough Mother and Rookies Make Up Supporting Actress Oscar Race
Motherhood is a common theme for supporting actresses this year, from Emmy winners Laurie Metcalf and Allison Janney parenting lead actress potentials Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie in “Lady Bird” and “I, Tonya,” respectively. Then there’s Mary J. Blige’s tough matriarch in “Mudbound,” a commanding performance by the singer. Matriarch Catherine Keener is not to be trusted in “Get Out” while Holly Hunter is loving parent to a sick daughter in “The Big Sick.” And there’s a mother of a different kind with Melissa Leo in “Novitiate,” playing a Mother Reverend grappling with change. Other potential nominees include previous winner Octavia Spencer, standing out in the strong ensemble of “The Shape of Water,” previous nominee Kristen Scott Thomas bringing grace to the wife of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour,” and newcomer Hong Chau, stealing scenes as a political activist in “Downsizing.” Buzz is also high on Lesley Manville, though “[link
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Quentin Tarantino on His Upcoming Film: ‘It’s not Charles Manson, It’s 1969’

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Quentin Tarantino on His Upcoming Film: ‘It’s not Charles Manson, It’s 1969’
“It’s not Charles Manson, it’s 1969,” cautioned Quentin Tarantino at an award-season post-screening brunch at Estrella on Sunset for Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” (Focus Features). The writer-director is looking for a new home for his ninth movie, now that he has withdrawn from scandal-plagued patron Harvey Weinstein, who has backed his features since picking up 1992’s “Reservoir Dogs.”

Read More:Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ Wows Cannes While Nicole Kidman Calls Out Lack of Female Directors

Tarantino just completed a round of pitch meetings last week set by Wme from five studios with worldwide distribution (not including family-friendly Disney) seeking to back his untitled Manson Family Project, which he finished writing about five months ago, he said. (The cast is rumored to include Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate and Tarantino vets Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, and Leonardo DiCaprio.) He wasn’t ready to take the director’s
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Where To Find Halloween On The Small Screen: The Ultimate Guide to This Month’s Marathons and Specials

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Where To Find Halloween On The Small Screen: The Ultimate Guide to This Month’s Marathons and Specials
Even if dressing up isn’t in your wheelhouse, there’s no reason you can’t celebrate Halloween from the comfort of your couch. Thanks to Halloween marathons, your favorite networks are airing classic and contemporary films and television shows that’ll get anyone in the holiday spirit. Plus, platforms like Netflix are working hard by releasing enough Stephen King adaptations and serial killer dramas to keep you entertained for the next two weeks.

From AMC’s week-long FearFest to Freeform’s classic 13 Nights Of Halloween, there’s something on TV for those who get spooked easily and for those with witches’ blood in their veins.

Check below for the 2017 guide to everything that is televised Halloween, so you can make plans for your favorite movie or episode.

Network Marathons:

AMC FearFest, AMC

FearFest will run for the week before Halloween, from October 23 to October 31. The marathon will include airings
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Horror Highlights: Nitehawk Cinema’s October Programming, Red Christmas Clip, Web Of The Spider Blu-ray

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Brooklyn's own Nitehawk Cinema has announced their programming guide for October and it includes Mario Bava's Kill Baby, Kill, Black Sabbath, and so much more. Also: check out a clip from Red Christmas before its home media release on October 17th, and we also have details on the Blu-ray release of Web of the Spider.

Nitehawk Cinema's October Programming Revealed: To learn about the October programming at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema, read the details below or visit them online.

“New Horror

We are in the midst of a horror film resurgence. A significant group of contemporary horror films made in the past couple of years is reminiscent of the socio-political classics of the 1960s and 1970s in that they are boldly confronting the terrifying undercurrent of life today. Like their predecessors, these films tackle class, gender identity, and race in a way that shows us both where we are and how far we,
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Jean Rollin’s Erotic Horror Films Are Celebrated in Excerpt From ‘Lost Girls’ — Exclusive

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Jean Rollin’s Erotic Horror Films Are Celebrated in Excerpt From ‘Lost Girls’ — Exclusive
Editor’s note: The following is an exclusive excerpt from “’Castles of Subversion’ Continued: From the Roman Noir and Surrealism to Jean Rollin” by Virginie Sélavy. This essay is featured in “Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollins,” which is available now. To celebrate the book’s release, curator and editor Samm Deighan will be on hand to introduce a special screening of Rollin’s 1971 film “The Shiver of the Vampires” at the Brooklyn Horror Festival on October 14.

Usually deserted or abandoned, often in ruins or in a state of decay, sometimes captured just before demolition, always bearing the melancholy traces of human presence, locations are key to Jean Rollin’s cinema and often were the starting points for his films. Three in particular recur throughout his work: the famous Dieppe beach (specifically Pourville-sur-Mer), the cemetery, and the castle. The latter two are typical Gothic locations and an
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Harry Dean Stanton, 'Repo Man' and 'Twin Peaks' Actor, Dead at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, 'Repo Man' and 'Twin Peaks' Actor, Dead at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, the legendary character actor and offbeat leading man who starred in Repo Man, Paris, Texas, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Big Love in a career that spanned over seven decades, has died at the age of 91.

Stanton died of natural causes in Los Angeles, Variety reports, with TMZ adding that the actor died peacefully Friday afternoon at the city's Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

Director David Lynch, who cast Stanton in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story and the recent Twin Peaks: The Return,
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Harry Dean Stanton Dead at 91

Harry Dean Stanton Dead at 91
Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton, whose TV roles included HBO’s Big Love and Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival, has died at the age of 91.

Stanton passed away of natural causes in Los Angeles on Friday, according to our sister site Variety. A familiar face to movie fans, Stanton crafted a Hollywood career that spanned six decades with memorable roles in films like the Molly Ringwald teen drama Pretty in Pink (as Andie’s dad Jack), Repo Man, Cool Hand Luke, Escape From New York, Alien and The Godfather Part II. But he made his presence felt on the small screen as well.
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Bryce Dallas Howard Sets Directorial Debut With ‘Sorta Like A Rock Star’

The Coppolas have established something of a filmmaking dynasty at this point with Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola, and Eleanor Coppola all having stepped behind the camera. Now, it looks like the family of Ron Howard could be next.

Read More: Ron Howard Confirmed To Direct ‘Han Solo’ Movie

The director’s daughter and actress Bryce Dallas Howard is set to follow her dad’s footsteps behind the camera, and make her directorial debut with “Sorta Like A Rock Star.” Based on the book by Matthew Quick (“Silver Linings Playbook“), the project was once in development at Fox Searchlight, and as recently as last year had Miguel Arteta (“Beatriz At Dinner,” “Youth In Revolt“) attached to direct.

Continue reading Bryce Dallas Howard Sets Directorial Debut With ‘Sorta Like A Rock Star’ at The Playlist.
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Sofia Coppola Responds to ‘The Beguiled’ Backlash — Exclusive

Sofia Coppola Responds to ‘The Beguiled’ Backlash — Exclusive
Since the release of “The Beguiled” earlier this summer, Sofia Coppola’s film has faced criticism that it fails to include the African American character featured in Don Siegel’s 1971 version. As the new film continues to open around the country, Coppola provided this exclusive statement to IndieWire in response to the backlash.

There have been some questions regarding my approach to my new film, “The Beguiled.” More specifically, there have been objections to my decision not to include the slave character, Mattie, in Thomas Cullinan’s book on which my film is based. I would like to clarify this.

My film is set in a Southern school for girls at the point in the Civil War when the men had been away fighting for some time and the Union had gained momentum. According to historians and several women’s journals from the time, many slaves had departed, and a
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‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ 4K Blu-ray Coming This October

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has chosen October 3rd to debut Bram Stoker's Dracula from director Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Bram Stoker's Dracula is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year making it a perfect time to debut the horror film on the latest home video format following a Supreme Cinema Series Blu-ray release two years ago. The release date puts it in stores the same month as Halloween and only a few weeks after Universal debuts The Mummy (2017) on 4K.

In Sony's words, Bram Stoker's Dracula has been "fully restored in 4K resolution and presented with High Dynamic Range (Hdr) and Dolby Atmos audio."

The inclusive Blu-ray and Digital HD copy will include the following legacy bonus features:

Reflections in Blood: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Practical Magicians: A Collaboration Between Father and
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Sofia Coppola: Do Audiences Still Want to Look Through Her Gaze?

Sofia Coppola: Do Audiences Still Want to Look Through Her Gaze?
Is Sofia Coppola ever going to take it to the next level? The answer may be no, and that could be fine. I consider myself a Coppola fan (though I didn’t care much for “The Beguiled”), and part of me thinks that she’s in the perfect place and always has been. In a directorial career that stretches back 18 years, she has made just six features. Only one of them, “Lost in Translation” (2003), ever put her at the center of the white-hot center. Tellingly, it was the one time that she deigned to build an entire film around the personality of a movie star (no slight to Scarlett Johansson, who’s terrific in it, but that movie is defined by Bill Murray), and I feel like I understand why she hasn’t done it since. It’s part of her lone-wolf art mystique. The real star of her movies is Sofia Coppola. Which
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Elle Fanning is the Face of Teenage Sexuality at the Movies, and She’s Owning Every Role

Elle Fanning is the Face of Teenage Sexuality at the Movies, and She’s Owning Every Role
Young actors confronting teenage sexuality on the big screen has often led to emotionally honest and powerful work. Think Adèle Exarchopoulos in “Blue is the Warmest Color,” Jess Weixler in “Teeth,” Bel Powley in “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” or Harris Dickinson in the upcoming Sundance winner “Beach Rats.” But if there’s one actor cornering the market on teenage sexuality right now and showing everyone else how it’s done, it’s Elle Fanning.

Read More: How ‘The Beguiled’ Castrated Its Male Lead In Sofia Coppola’s Most Freudian Film Yet

The 19-year-old indie darling has become increasingly interested in characters coming to terms with their burgeoning sexuality, and she’s owning every one of them with refined and intuitive work. It’s particularly impressive that Fanning has never tackled the subject the same way from performance to performance. She’s constantly exploring all facets of teenage sexuality,
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Attention, Filmmakers: 30 Moviemaking Tips From The Best Directors Working Today

Attention, Filmmakers: 30 Moviemaking Tips From The Best Directors Working Today
Not all advice is good advice, but tips are certainly welcome when they are coming from the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Sofia Coppola, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wong Kar-Wai, Andrea Arnold and many more. The best directors working today have given their fair share of advice in various interviews over the years, and IndieWire has rounded up some of the best answers for a complete guide to 30 essential directing tips.

Read More: 30 Essential Directing Tips From 30 Master Filmmakers

In the gallery attached, filmmakers weigh in on everything from the writing process to the on set experience of working with actors. A common thread among all of the filmmakers is the need for the director to stick with his or her vision and do whatever it takes to facilitate that vision, whether that means collaborating with other people or saying “no” to producers or any other potential influencer.

Other directors in the gallery include Ava DuVernay,
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‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Co-Supervising Sound Editor On Bringing Musical Instruments Into The Foley Department

Taking the Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing last year, Amazon musical drama Mozart in the Jungle‘s sound departments should pose strong competition once again in the contest to come. Traveling to Italy for several episodes, this unique portrait of professional musicians from creators Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Weitz and Alex Timbers branched out into new musical arenas in Season 3, including opera and electronic music, presenting new challenges for co-supervis…
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‘The Big Sick’ and ‘The Beguiled’ Rescue Indie Box Office, Top All 2017 Specialty Openers

‘The Big Sick’ and ‘The Beguiled’ Rescue Indie Box Office, Top All 2017 Specialty Openers
Things are looking up at the specialty box office as two festival hits, Sundance breakout “The Big Sick” (Amazon/Lionsgate) and Sofia Coppola’s Cannes director-winner “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) both beat all the 2017 limited openings to date. With $87,000 and $60,000 per theater averages respectively, they both accomplished something only one platform film (“Cafe Society”) achieved all last summer. And they did so the same weekend in some of the same theaters.

This shows that core specialty audiences are starving for cinematic nourishment they aren’t getting from mainstream studio fare.

The two new films join “Beatriz at Dinner” (Roadside Attractions), which expanded well in its third week. A box office rebound for specialized non-mass-audience film is finally under way.

Opening

The Big Sick (Lionsgate) – Metacritic: 87; Festivals include: Sundance, South by Southwest, Seattle 2017

$435,000 in 5 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $87,000

Amazon strikes again with its $12-million Sundance acquisition marking the biggest limited opening of the year,
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It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis

It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis
Sofia Coppola is the promotional circuit with “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). So is her 81-year-old mother, Eleanor, who wrote and directed her first narrative feature, the romantic road movie “Paris Can Wait;” Sony Pictures Classics is releasing it around the country to strong reviews and box office. Mother and daughter will meet, with their films, at this week’s Munich International Film Festival, where they’ll be joined by the man who began the family film dynasty, Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia and her older brother, director and screenwriter Roman Coppola, also own San Francisco production company American Zoetrope, which their father launched in 1979; Roman runs it day to day. “They seek each other’s help when it’s needed,” said long-time family producer and casting guru Fred Roos.

Roos has been Francis Ford’s producer and casting director since “The Godfather.” And from the beginning of Sofia’s career,
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It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis

It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis
Sofia Coppola is the promotional circuit with “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). So is her 81-year-old mother, Eleanor, who wrote and directed her first narrative feature, the romantic road movie “Paris Can Wait;” Sony Pictures Classics is releasing it around the country to strong reviews and box office. Mother and daughter will meet, with their films, at this week’s Munich International Film Festival, where they’ll be joined by the man who began the family film dynasty, Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia and her older brother, director and screenwriter Roman Coppola, also own San Francisco production company American Zoetrope, which their father launched in 1979; Roman runs it day to day. “They seek each other’s help when it’s needed,” said long-time family producer and casting guru Fred Roos.

Roos has been Francis Ford’s producer and casting director since “The Godfather.” And from the beginning of Sofia’s career,
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How ‘The Beguiled’ Star Kirsten Dunst Took Control of Her Career by Owning Her Taste for Depressives, Smart Directors, and Powerful TV

How ‘The Beguiled’ Star Kirsten Dunst Took Control of Her Career by Owning Her Taste for Depressives, Smart Directors, and Powerful TV
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Kirsten Dunst, who steals the show from Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in Cannes director-winner Sofia Coppola’s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). It’s her fourth collaboration with Coppola.

Bottom Line: Dunst steered toward playing strong women from an early age, with films that include political comedy “Dick” with Michelle Williams, John Stockwell’s “Crazy/Beautiful” with Jay Hernandez, and Peyton Reed and Jessica Bendinger’s cheerleader sleeper “Bring It On,” shot the year she graduated from Los Angeles’ Catholic high school Notre Dame. She has never settled for The Girlfriend or romantic lead, although she made a memorable Mary Jane Watson in the “Spider-Man” franchise. “Looking back, I’m proud of the choices that I’ve made,” she said. “A
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