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2009-05-26 21:06:33

Oscilloscope Laboratories announced Tuesday it has acquired the North American distribution rights to Michel Gondry's documentary, The Thorn in the Heart. The movie was described in a news release as a personal look at the life of the Gondry family matriarch -- the filmmaker's aunt Suzette Gondry -- and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves. The documentary had its world premiere screening at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Oscilloscope said it will open the film in theaters, with a DVD...

2009-04-23 07:00:00

Filmmakers share their insight on the art and craft of filmmaking NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Natalie Portman and Chief Executive Officer Christine Aylward launched MakingOf.com (http://www.makingof.com), a behind-the-scenes Web portal that provides an intimate, fresh look into the process of creating entertainment by the insiders themselves. MakingOf.com went live this morning and was unveiled during a press conference at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. "When friends visit me...

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2009-02-25 09:17:32

The producers of The Green Hornet say they couldn't be happier that French filmmaker Michel Gondry is set to direct their movie. Gondry is in negotiations to direct the film starring Seth Rogen and Stephen Chow, it was announced Tuesday by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The screenplay is by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who will also executive produce. Neal H. Moritz will produce the film through his Original Film production company. The film will begin shooting...

2009-02-24 18:26:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Michel Gondry is in negotiations to direct Columbia Pictures' The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen and Stephen Chow, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The screenplay is by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, who will also executive produce. Neal H. Moritz will produce the film through his Original Film production company. The film will begin shooting this summer and is set for release June 25,...

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2009-02-24 15:13:35

French filmmaker Michel Gondry has signed on to direct Green Hornet, a big-screen comic-book adaptation starring comic actor Seth Rogen, Variety.com said. Rogen is to play the title character and co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Evan Goldberg. The movie is slated to go in to production later this year, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Rogen is best known for his roles in comedies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Pineapple Express. Gondry, who most recently...

2006-05-02 01:15:53

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Jack Black is set to star in the eccentric comedy "Be Kind Rewind," playing a junkyard worker whose brain is magnetized, destroying every tape in his friend's video store and forcing the pair to remake the lost films. Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") will direct the film, which begins a two-month shoot September 6 in New York. It is budgeted under-$20 million. In the film, Black plays Jerry, a man whose...

2006-02-11 16:25:14

By Karin Strohecker BERLIN (Reuters) - French director Michel Gondry, who won an Oscar for co-writing "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," has returned to the theme of the subconscious with his latest film. In "The Science of Sleep," which was screened at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday, "Motorcycle Diaries" star Gael Garcia Bernal plays a shy misfit called Stephane. The character moves from Mexico to Paris after his father's death and takes up employment as a graphic...

2005-09-15 05:53:46

By Gregg Goldstein TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - "Dave Chappelle's Block Party," a concert documentary revolving around a giant bash the comedian threw for himself, has been sold at the Toronto International Film Festival after a bidding war between two studios. The eventual victor was Rogue Pictures, the genre arm of Universal Pictures' Focus Features label, which will release the film next year. Also bidding, sources said, was Paramount Pictures and its MTV Films arm. Sources...

2005-09-07 23:52:22

By Nicole Sperling TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - The Toronto International Film Festival, which opens Thursday, is shaping up to be a promising hunting ground for studio executives after the disappointment of Cannes, industry insiders say. "The product definitely looks a lot stronger then Cannes. There are many more English-language movies with casts," said Howard Cohen of Roadside Attractions, one of the firms behind the Oscar-nominated documentary "Super Size Me." More than 300...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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