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Re: Sexism in the city

February 14th, 2020, 3:19 pm

A couple of ideas for you, but it might make the project too complicated for your purposes.

1) Pipeline of films even being considered for those awards - it's hard for either gender (any gender?) without a track record to make a film, really, but especially hard for those with less access to diverse forms of capital.

2) Look at the process of film development and production - so, not just best actors & best actresses, but directors, producers, musicians/film scores, special effects, costume.  Nominees and winners.

3) Need to break nominated films down by genre.

4) As a comparison, study what is happening with indie films/film festivals at one end of the scale and international films/festivals at the other end.

Here is a list with links to help that along.

Select US Film Festivals 

Hamptons International Film Festival - https://hamptonsfilmfest.org
 
Nantucket Film Festival – http://nantucketfilmfestival.org
 
Tribeca (NY) Film Festival - https://www.tribecafilm.com
 
Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival - https://www.sundance.org
 
Telluride Film Festival - https://www.telluridefilmfestival.org
 
Select International Film Festivals
 
Cannes Film Festival and international film market https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/
 
Toronto Film Festival - https://www.tiff.net
 
Venice Film Festival - https://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2020

I pitched a series of films to Hollywood execs in the late 1990s and crossed paths with Harvey at a few film festivals. Very bad vibes, so I stayed away.

Decided not to become a director or producer and moved on to other things. :  ) 
 
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 14th, 2020, 4:00 pm

Apparently, MeToo brought a significant change (at least for actresses).
 
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 14th, 2020, 4:14 pm

Nantucket Film Festival, LOL

www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSZU_VVMic
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 14th, 2020, 4:42 pm

Nantucket Film Festival, LOL

www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSZU_VVMic
Laugh if you want - that is a very cool island festival!!

Also, just to be clear, naturally I sympathize with the women of MeToo, but I was able to avoid it myself.

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Re: Sexism in the city

February 14th, 2020, 8:32 pm

Nantucket Film Festival, LOL

www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSZU_VVMic
Great song. Is there a version in English?
 
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 14th, 2020, 8:42 pm

Nantucket Film Festival, LOL

www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSZU_VVMic
Great song. Is there a version in English?
yes, the x-rated version that has more easy-to-understandable English words interspersed in the text.. Aka The Merry Muses of Caledonia.
nudge, nudge
It was the anthem of our judo club at uni.
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 14th, 2020, 8:57 pm

Thanks!

I will ponder over the w/end.

What got me thinking about the Oscars was an interview analysing why such banal tedious films kept
getting endless Oscars. For instance, Woody Allen hasn't made a decent film since Sleeper, Bananas
and Everything you always wanted to know about sex... (which are pretty damn strong, IMO) yet the 
pabulum he put out since got endless interest from the Academy (notwithstanding his ideas about 
step-parenting).
The interview suggested the relentless tone-deafness was that the self-selecting bias. If you are the kind 
of person that makes a film like "Driving Miss Daisy" welcome to the club. What would you like to vote on 
next year?
A couple of ideas for you, but it might make the project too complicated for your purposes.

1) Pipeline of films even being considered for those awards - it's hard for either gender (any gender?) without a track record to make a film, really, but especially hard for those with less access to diverse forms of capital.

2) Look at the process of film development and production - so, not just best actors & best actresses, but directors, producers, musicians/film scores, special effects, costume.  Nominees and winners.

3) Need to break nominated films down by genre.

4) As a comparison, study what is happening with indie films/film festivals at one end of the scale and international films/festivals at the other end.

Here is a list with links to help that along.

Select US Film Festivals 

Hamptons International Film Festival - https://hamptonsfilmfest.org
 
Nantucket Film Festival – http://nantucketfilmfestival.org
 
Tribeca (NY) Film Festival - https://www.tribecafilm.com
 
Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival - https://www.sundance.org
 
Telluride Film Festival - https://www.telluridefilmfestival.org
 
Select International Film Festivals
 
Cannes Film Festival and international film market https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/
 
Toronto Film Festival - https://www.tiff.net
 
Venice Film Festival - https://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2020

I pitched a series of films to Hollywood execs in the late 1990s and crossed paths with Harvey at a few film festivals. Very bad vibes, so I stayed away.

Decided not to become a director or producer and moved on to other things. :  ) 
 
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 14th, 2020, 9:17 pm

Like many similar events, the Academy awards are an endless, American-centric, self congratulation machine.

That's why the indie festivals are much more interesting.

In the years when I was focusing on the film industry, I went to Sundance three times and saw a wide range of films with diverse perspectives. Some seemed great, some not for me at least, but the creative spirit was there and also a robust film market - films that did not yet have distribution sometimes got deals done in Park City. One year, the music documentary "Rock and Roll Heart" (about Lou Reed) premiered there and I met him at an after party. So, that was cool too.

Cannes '98 was an amazing experience - I attended all of the premieres and every film was excellent. They all deserved to be there and the winner of the Palme d'Or was so deep and moving, I had cried watching it in the theater (along with everyone else in the audience!) I don't have a heart of stone, but that kind of emotion in public places is not typical... ; ) Look at "Eternity and a Day" (Greek: Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα, Mia aioniótita kai mia mara)) by Theo Angelopoulos. It also won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury there.

Eternity and a Day - IMDB and User Reviews

The film market at Cannes was very large and brisk, of course, with many international distribution deals getting done.  I learned a lot about European coproduction at that time and maybe I should have stayed the course. But it was all good learning and brings spice to life, even now.  It's never too late to get back to some kind of endeavor you really loved, however long ago.
 
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 14th, 2020, 9:44 pm

But where else can you learn that milk comes from a cow, from a man wearing the same suit twice?

My experience of Cannes was also great. And I got to try out French ER. Unforgettable!
 
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 14th, 2020, 10:17 pm

Some music to augment your VR - ER. ; )

Ancient Music for the Irish Harp - Derek Bell

I'm off to a concert tonight. There will be a selection of red wines, a wide array of chocolate desserts, and the dulcet tones of Celtic harps. 
 
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 15th, 2020, 3:44 pm


My experience of Cannes was also great. And I got to try out French ER. Unforgettable!
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 15th, 2020, 5:44 pm

I complained to a couple of French yobs for pushing in front of us in a taxi queue. I have a photo somewhere of my face covered in (sadly my own) blood. Fortunately a pregnant lady in our party came to my rescue!

I suspect the French yobs didn’t like us all being dressed in black tie. A class thing. All French coastal towns are full of thugs, drugs and prostitutes. At least the drugs and prostitutes in Cannes are higher class.
 
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 15th, 2020, 5:57 pm

I have faint memories of speaking at a quant conference in Juan-les-Pins a couple of decades ago, which was taking place during the festival week. It was said to be the only time when it was better to have your business card say Director than Managing Director. 
 
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 15th, 2020, 10:51 pm

I complained to a couple of French yobs for pushing in front of us in a taxi queue. I have a photo somewhere of my face covered in (sadly my own) blood. Fortunately a pregnant lady in our party came to my rescue!

I suspect the French yobs didn’t like us all being dressed in black tie. A class thing. All French coastal towns are full of thugs, drugs and prostitutes. At least the drugs and prostitutes in Cannes are higher class.
Sorry to hear that. Never nice.
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Re: Sexism in the city

February 16th, 2020, 4:34 am

Never say never.

One day I shall tell you my Marseilles story.
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