Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CITY ISLAND: FURTHER BOX OFFICE, FURTHER REVIEWS, ANYTHING FURTHER FATHER?

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Recent alternative fare entries including Greenberg and Chloe already appear to be losing traction while The Runaways skidded off the cliff. However, the slow, steady build of City Island has been working and the big winner in multis is unquestionably Swedish thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Movie City News, 4/4/10


Well all right then. And whatnot. Our next weekend has more theaters being added and can I tell you exactly which ones and where? Certainly not! But go to our fabulously updated theater listings section of our Facebook page and dig.


And have a look at a perfectly lovely review of the film, this from the on-line Big Hollywood site, and written by Carl Kozlowski.



And now lets dip a toe into the production waters of the past. This returns us to the blogs primary purpose--the documenting of the films actual making. Much is made on DVD's these days of deleted scenes. Why are they cut? What would the movie have been like if they'd kept such and such a scene in? (Answer: longer). Usually the director on the DVD commentary explains the reasons for the dropped scene.

But what if the director (in this case I) doesn't even remember the scene?

I just discovered among my copious download filed an utterly forgotten, unposted but fully edited little scene between Ezra Miller and Carrie Baker Reynolds. Where was I when this was shot--in the can? Apparently. Anyway, a cursory glance at my shooting script brings it all back to me now. This scene didn't make it past the first assembly--not due to quality but simply because we streamlined the timeline of the story and this connecting moment no longer was needed to connect anything.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy Denise's "Chocolate Death Cake".



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3 comments:

niamh said...

Always love checking out this blog, even if i don't always comment - and can only imagine many others feel the same :).

So pleased to see that City Island is doing well - seems like all involved really deserve it.

movielover said...

did the AMC Empire 25 already stop showing City Island? If so that is so depressing! I was so looking forward to seeing it there!!!!

Raymond De Felitta said...

AMC moved the theater to 3rd Ave and 72nd. We also are on a theater on E.86th and will soon be on the upper west side as well. The 42nd street theater wasn't an ideal location for this film--but there are plenty of opporrtunities to see it in Manhattan and elsewhere!