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Posts Tagged ‘Ted Hope’

Matthew Modine Unleashes Full Metal Jacket iPad App

First came the movie, in 1987. Then, two decades later, it was time for a limited edition book. Now, to mark Full Metal Jacket’s 25th anniversary, the film’s star Matthew Modine has turned that 2005 personal production diary into a $14.99 iPad app.

In a guest blog post for Ted Hope’s filmmaking website, Modine explained how the latest incarnation evolved:

The first edition of FMJ Diary [in 2005] was limited to only 20,000 laser-etched numbered copies and featured, literally, a metal book jacket. Upon release, it was well reviewed, awarded a prize for its design, and sold out rather quickly.

For years now, fans of the film and of Kubrick have been asking when a paperback edition might be released. The fact is, I wanted the 20,000 copies to be collector’s items and I never intended to publish a paperback version…

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Anne Thompson Adds Another to indieWIRE Blog Network

Since being named indieWIRE editor-at-large last fall, veteran LA based journalist and blogger Anne Thompson has made it her quiet mission to expand the indie film site’s diverse blog network. Her first such partnership, announced just a few weeks after she had taken over, was with Montreal-run The Playlist.

Now comes news of Thompson deal #2. Although Peter Bogdanovich blogs weekly for indieWIRE, the addition to the site of producer Ted Hope (pictured) makes him, officially, the first fully active filmmaker to join the site in a writer capacity. Hope’s several dozen credits include 21 Grams, American Splendor, and Adventureland.

“One of the reasons I started blogging and kept it up is that I feel like we have the potential to build a stronger more active more participatory film community that supports us all,” says Hope. “IndieWIRE seems like the immediate solution of how to build that community.”

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