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Posts Tagged ‘Paul Mazursky’

Quentin Tarantino, Movie Theater Owner

It’s the best succession imaginable. After helping Los Angeles repertory house the New Beverly Cinema for years as a silent partner (and owner-landlord since 2007), filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has taken over the operation of the mid-city enterprise and is officially launching himself for the next few months as the joint’s chief programmer.

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He talked to Elvis Mitchell about the first wave of big-screen goodies on the latest episode of weekly KCRW-FM program The Treatment. Columbia Pictures, as a reward for the box office performance of Django Unchained, gifted Tarantino with a remastered print of the late Paul Mazursky‘s classic Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Mazursky even did the color correcting. The new print will be shown tonight and Thursday as part of a special two-day tribute to Mazursky, on a double bill with Blume in Love:

“We played this double feature at the New Beverly about two years ago, and Paul Mazursky showed up,” Tarantino tells Mitchell. “I was there, and we had an impromptu question-and-answer session. It ended up being crazy illuminating, really, really lovely.”

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Vanity Fair Names Paul Mazursky Online Film Critic

Paul Mazursky, a veteran director and actor, has been named VanityFair.com’s new Film Critic. Mazursky has been nominated for an Academy Award five times, four for his screenplays and once as a director. It’s Mazursky’s wealth of experience that made him the right choice for the job, said Graydon Carter.

“I wanted a film critic who’s been inside the Hollywood trenches; one who would bring a richly seasoned viewpoint to current cinema,” explained Carter. “Mazursky fits the bill to a ‘T.’ There isn’t an aspect of moviemaking that he doesn’t know first hand. And he has the scars to prove it.”

Mazursky’s debut column is up today, featuring reviews of Melancholia and J. Edgar.