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40 Great Performances Not Nominated for Oscars Yesterday
40 Great Performances Not Nominated for Oscars Yesterday
40 Great Performances Not Nominated for Oscars Yesterday
40 Great Performances Not Nominated for Oscars Yesterday
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The End of Year Awards You Won’t Find At the Oscars
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Like a scratched album stuck on repeat, Spring Breakers follows four college girls (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, and Ashley Benson) who rob a diner a in order to fulfill their escapist fantasies of heading down to St. Petersburg, Florida for a debaucherous once-in-a-lifetime vacation. But when their beer-soaked and sexually charged trip goes sour, it’s rapper and drug and arms dealer Alien (Jams Franco) that comes to their rescue. And that’s when the nefarious story really kicks in as the world becomes much more rough and dark. With the tone of a haunted pop song, the film evokes something physical, leaving you in a trance that’s both erotic and dangerously chilling. It’s entertainment with a bullet, cinema with a bite of fantasy—it’s fizzing and bursting to the surface with color and entirely intoxicating.

BlackBook Favorite Films of 2013
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Stylistically, it’s something more aggressive. It’s something I’ve been working for. I’ve been trying to get to the point of being able to make a film like this for a while. On a technical and aesthetic level I’ve wanted to try this almost, like, mania in a different type of movie. It works like music or something; it’s meant to be more like a feeling, more aggressive, something that’s difficult to articulate. I wanted it to work on you in a very physical way, to wash over, to look like it’s been lit with Skittles.
HARMONY KORINE
Stylistically, it’s something more aggressive. It’s something I’ve been working for. I’ve been trying to get to the point of being able to make a film like this for a while. On a technical and aesthetic level I’ve wanted to try this almost, like, mania in a different type of movie. It works like music or something; it’s meant to be more like a feeling, more aggressive, something that’s difficult to articulate. I wanted it to work on you in a very physical way, to wash over, to look like it’s been lit with Skittles.
HARMONY KORINE
Stylistically, it’s something more aggressive. It’s something I’ve been working for. I’ve been trying to get to the point of being able to make a film like this for a while. On a technical and aesthetic level I’ve wanted to try this almost, like, mania in a different type of movie. It works like music or something; it’s meant to be more like a feeling, more aggressive, something that’s difficult to articulate. I wanted it to work on you in a very physical way, to wash over, to look like it’s been lit with Skittles.
HARMONY KORINE
Stylistically, it’s something more aggressive. It’s something I’ve been working for. I’ve been trying to get to the point of being able to make a film like this for a while. On a technical and aesthetic level I’ve wanted to try this almost, like, mania in a different type of movie. It works like music or something; it’s meant to be more like a feeling, more aggressive, something that’s difficult to articulate. I wanted it to work on you in a very physical way, to wash over, to look like it’s been lit with Skittles.
HARMONY KORINE
Stylistically, it’s something more aggressive. It’s something I’ve been working for. I’ve been trying to get to the point of being able to make a film like this for a while. On a technical and aesthetic level I’ve wanted to try this almost, like, mania in a different type of movie. It works like music or something; it’s meant to be more like a feeling, more aggressive, something that’s difficult to articulate. I wanted it to work on you in a very physical way, to wash over, to look like it’s been lit with Skittles.
HARMONY KORINE
Stylistically, it’s something more aggressive. It’s something I’ve been working for. I’ve been trying to get to the point of being able to make a film like this for a while. On a technical and aesthetic level I’ve wanted to try this almost, like, mania in a different type of movie. It works like music or something; it’s meant to be more like a feeling, more aggressive, something that’s difficult to articulate. I wanted it to work on you in a very physical way, to wash over, to look like it’s been lit with Skittles.
HARMONY KORINE
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When I write, when I think of characters, I never see people as all bad or all good. I always think characters with moral flaws or extreme characters are the most interesting for me. I don’t feel like anything begins or ends, I don’t think anything is ever one way. I never really felt like it’s good or bad. And I wouldn’t even say it’s completely honest; it’s more of a feeling. So, like, these girls do things and they reach levels of horror and beauty simultaneously, and that makes things fun.
HARMONY KORINE
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I was listening to that song and I always loved the sound of that piano in that song, it’s like this airless piano where the keys are made of candy. It’s real inspiring but there’s also something I find very aggressive and violent about it. I was writing the script and I wrote it pretty quickly in a hotel room during spring break in Florida, and I was just listening to it over and over again while writing that sequence. You know how sometimes you just pluck things out of the air?, I don’t really know why I knew it would work or why it would be so beautiful. It’s like some horrific opera or something—pop opera. But yeah, it is, there’s something really gorgeous about those images…Yeah, I worked hard to try to make that shit look good.
HARMONY KORINE
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Riff Raff Still Down for a ‘Spring Breakers 2,’ Reviews the Movie and Challenges James Franco
Riff Raff Still Down for a ‘Spring Breakers 2,’ Reviews the Movie and Challenges James Franco
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Yes. We would watch movies, and pull from robbery scenes. The robberies weren’t scripted at all. We pulled from The Town, from The Dark Knight, and Heath Ledger’s character. We worked on being fearless, and feeling empowered, as much as we possibly could. We had to stick with that, those feelings, throughout the whole duration of filming.
Vanessa Hudgens on Exploding Her ‘High School Musical’ Image in Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers’
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That’s where I focused most of my efforts on the film front, catching more than 20 films—in honor of the film conference’s 20th anniversary—most of them produced on very low budgets or premiering for the first time in the United States. I skipped Burt Wonderstone and the Evil Dead reboot, as they’re flicks I’ll see in my local megaplex depending on the Rotten Tomatoes reception. I skipped Before Midnight in favor of a local Austinite’s film, quite regretfully—I’d rather pay to see the final installment of Linklater’s walk-and-talk romance trilogy, anyway. The six films listed here are the ones I found to be the most impressive and important glimpses into the cultural zeitgeist at the 2013 film conference—though there are a number I didn’t get a chance to see due to scheduling conflicts and the fact that the press screening library crammed into the convention center stairwell was so atrociously barren. But with so much paranoia surrounding pirating these days, who’s going to risk turning in a DVD to the media?
The Most Exciting Films From This Year’s South By Southwest
That’s where I focused most of my efforts on the film front, catching more than 20 films—in honor of the film conference’s 20th anniversary—most of them produced on very low budgets or premiering for the first time in the United States. I skipped Burt Wonderstone and the Evil Dead reboot, as they’re flicks I’ll see in my local megaplex depending on the Rotten Tomatoes reception. I skipped Before Midnight in favor of a local Austinite’s film, quite regretfully—I’d rather pay to see the final installment of Linklater’s walk-and-talk romance trilogy, anyway. The six films listed here are the ones I found to be the most impressive and important glimpses into the cultural zeitgeist at the 2013 film conference—though there are a number I didn’t get a chance to see due to scheduling conflicts and the fact that the press screening library crammed into the convention center stairwell was so atrociously barren. But with so much paranoia surrounding pirating these days, who’s going to risk turning in a DVD to the media?
The Most Exciting Films From This Year’s South By Southwest
That’s where I focused most of my efforts on the film front, catching more than 20 films—in honor of the film conference’s 20th anniversary—most of them produced on very low budgets or premiering for the first time in the United States. I skipped Burt Wonderstone and the Evil Dead reboot, as they’re flicks I’ll see in my local megaplex depending on the Rotten Tomatoes reception. I skipped Before Midnight in favor of a local Austinite’s film, quite regretfully—I’d rather pay to see the final installment of Linklater’s walk-and-talk romance trilogy, anyway. The six films listed here are the ones I found to be the most impressive and important glimpses into the cultural zeitgeist at the 2013 film conference—though there are a number I didn’t get a chance to see due to scheduling conflicts and the fact that the press screening library crammed into the convention center stairwell was so atrociously barren. But with so much paranoia surrounding pirating these days, who’s going to risk turning in a DVD to the media?
The Most Exciting Films From This Year’s South By Southwest
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'Spring Breakers': Not Just a Movie, Now Also a Vaporizer