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‘Scream’ Co-Showrunner on the Tricks of Treating Auds to a Great Horror Show

Fans of the “Scream” movie franchise are well aware that there are certain rules one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie. But what’s required to have a successful horror TV show? Jaime Paglia, one of the executive producers and showrunners of MTV’s “Scream” TV series, chatted with Variety about the tricks to adapting a horror movie to the small screen, why he is avoiding stunt casting (for now) and, perhaps most importantly, the reasoning for abandoning the films’ iconic Ghostface killer mask.

SPOILERS: “Scream” premieres at 10 p.m. June 30 on MTV. Do not read this interview unless you have watched the first episode in the series.

The TV show has almost a “Friday the 13th” meets “Scream” vibe to it. What was the idea behind the plot?

When you’re paying homage to the horror genre in general, there’s a lot you’re going to be pulling from. We wanted, first and foremost, to have the DNA of the “Scream” movies in the show. Coming up with our mythology and backstory for the murders that happened 20 years ago with a different killer and how that story is going to tie to our characters that we’re following in the present, this is something that we’re going to be pulling back the curtain on slowly.

We’re going to be touching on a number of horror films the way the “Scream” movie franchise did. It wasn’t any particular desire to follow “Friday the 13th,” it just evolved that way for this show. Having the longer arc of 10 episodes and, ideally, multiple seasons to really follow these characters — those who survive — you wanted to have a deeper history of the unsolved murders.

Does this also mean that the body count will continue to grow? Only two people die in the pilot.

The body count will grow, but just like Noah [John Karna’s character, who is similar to Jamie Kennedy’s Randy in the movies] says, we have to stretch things out in television. The audience will engage with the characters so that when they are horribly murdered, it hurts. That’s the rule we set out for ourselves in Noah’s speech in the pilot. We’re not just killing Red Shirts every week. We’re not just having a killer jump out of the closet and try to slash Emma [Willa Fitzgerald’s character, who is most similar to Neve Campbell’s Sidney from the movies].

This is a story made for television, and particularly with today’s audience, it’s more genre. We have very intelligent psychopaths out there with “Hannibal” and “The Following,” and “Dexter” before them, and “American Horror Story. There’s a certain level of sophistication and planning on television shows now. We needed to have a killer that could compete with them. This is not a killer who is going to take risks. When the killer does show up, you want to feel that someone is definitely going to die. If you undercut that with too many near-misses, I think so many of the audience isn’t going to feel that afraid of the show.

Much of the first movie dealt with a virginity storyline — the only way to survive a horror movie is to stay a virgin — and the TV show seems to be skipping that part. Is this because the ideas of teens losing their virginity is so passe now?

We think so and we’ll also turn it on its head a little bit a few episodes from now. That will definitely come up because we feel we have to pay a little tip of the hat to it, but we’re trying to treat our characters as more realistic as today’s audience as well.

We’re not just casting Emma as the virgin and wondering if her moral decisions on that will have an impact on if she lives or dies. It’s more about her family’s history. Thematically, this is a series about the masks that we wear in social media, in our lives, with our families and friends and all the secrets and lies that everybody has that they try to hide from the public.

The fact that the murders happened 20 years ago were precipitated by somebody who kept those secrets and lies and it escalated into a tragedy. The person who’s doing this now is trying to shine a light on that and illuminate what happened then for these characters. It’s a larger social experiment as well.

Is that why you also concentrated so much on mobile and social media in the show, such as the damning YouTube video and stalking via webcam?

I think it’s part of a larger message, but I also think it’s making some of the tropes of the “Scream” franchise more modern. We do have all these different ways of communicating now. There is an underlying tone of we do need to take better care of our kids, especially with what they’re doing online. It doesn’t just have an immediate impact; it lives forever. You can’t take it back and there’s a real human cost to that.

The series is famously not going to use Ghostface, the black-draped and ghoulish-masked figure from the movies. Can you talk about how you’ve created your own masked villain?

Bob Weinstein and everyone involved in the movies felt that they wanted the television series to live on its own. If you’re going to do that, if you’re really not going to follow any of the original characters or storylines or history from [the movie’s town of] Woodsboro, then you don’t just want to take the mask. That’s so iconic from the movie series and that doesn’t fit with doing a television show that doesn’t follow that story.

But just like the show is paying an homage to the movies, we wanted the mask to do the same. We’re putting a twist on it … but it wasn’t just a mask that was picked up at a costume shop, it is actually very intrinsically linked to our killer, Brandon James, from 20 years ago. It was a part of what made him who he was; this tragic figure behind the mask. Tying that history into our mask, it feels more organic actually to the show. We know that it’s walking into a minefield to change something that’s so beloved and we did not do it without a lot of discussion and design and thought.

Did you choose to cast unknowns for a similar reason?

If we cast anybody from the movie series, that would be glaring. It’s a trick because you want to pay homage. If we did come up with a character that would be a wink and a nudge, I think we’d be open to doing that. But right now we wanted it to be its own world. The best way to get to know all of these characters, and to get to know them organically the first time, is as if you don’t have these recognizable figures.

So Neve Campbell could still appear in this?

I can’t say it’s something we’re actively pursing. And if we did, you’d so be wanting it to be Sidney Prescott in some ways. I’ll never say never. If the right idea comes up and we realize oh wouldn’t it be great to have that person come in for just one moment? …

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Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time in Europe at the Budapest institution which bears his name.

Capa, born Endre Friedmann in Budapest in 1913, began experimenting with color photography in 1938 and it soon became an integral, though seldom published, part of his work. . Afterward, he always carried two cameras, one loaded with color film, the other with black and white.

“This allows a very good comparison and how he approaches color photography in a totally different manner,” said Istvan Viragvolgyi, deputy director of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center. “He turns his camera in other directions, looking for themes where color really adds a lot to it.”

The exhibit containing 136 color photographs, as well as film and sound recordings of Capa, runs until Sep. 20 and was first shown last year in New York, at the International Center of Photography founded by Cornell Capa, Robert’s late brother.

Consisting mostly of photos taken in peacetime, it includes pictures for a 1947 magazine feature about the Soviet Union written by John Steinbeck; Hollywood stars like Humphrey Bogart, Orson Wells and Ingrid Bergman on location; a series on post-World War II youth called Generation X, a term often attributed to Capa; Israel soon after its 1948 creation; and playful images of Pablo Picasso rejected by a magazine in favor of similar pictures in black and white.

“He is one of the most humanist photographers who worked on the battlefields,” said Zoltan Szalay, an award-winning Hungarian photographer.

Some of the originals in the collection of 4,200 color slides had faded over the decades and were digitally restored.

“We can see how easily he adapted the new techniques and immediately delved into color photography,” Viragvolgyi said. “He did not hesitate. He always went forward.”

For Viragvolgyi, Capa’s legacy for photographers revolves around his continual renewal, which “is needed not only today but was indispensable already 70 years ago.”

Capa was killed by a land mine in 1954 while covering the Indochina War in what is now Vietnam.

Everyone Went to Los Angeles for Tom Ford (and Maybe the Oscars, Too)

GOOP’s founder, who will be performing at the Oscars on Sunday, wears a sexy LBD with armhole cut outs.

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The 45-year-old never fails when it comes to bringing sexy to any occasion and the Tom Ford fashion show is no exception.

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The Academy Award nominee for Wild, a role that required Witherspoon get down and dirty, is anything but at Tom Ford’s fashion show.

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The model looks like she could keep up with the new faces in the gold mini dress.

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Country stars love fashion, too. The singer showed up to the event in a black romper.

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The catwalk queen might not have been on the runway herself, but she has other means for being the center of attention (take, for example, the sequin form-fitting one-shoulder gown she’s wearing).

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Coppola pulls off matching separates in an effortless way that makes girls want to be her and guys want to date her.

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Naturally wearing Tom Ford, the gold mini dress is a good fit for the model-turned-actress and sometimes lingerie designer.

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Miley Cyrus’s boyfriend and political scion looks sharp in a unique purple blazer.

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The singer, who is in town to sing his hit song from the movie Selma on Sunday, stops by Tom Ford before the big night (not that the Tom Ford show isn’t a large celebration, it just kind of pales in comparison.)

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Amy Adams channels her American Hustle character in this red suit with flare pants, a modern take on ‘70s fashion.

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The actress was just one of many to wear sequins and show some major leg.

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The Bangerz artist looks, well, banging in this all black and sheer Tom Ford dress.

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Tom Ford is smart. Instead of deputing his Fall/Winter 2015 collection in London, as per usual, he flew out to Los Angeles to stage his show. Not only is it Oscars time, meaning most major celebrities are in town hitting events like their lives (or awards, at least) depend on it, but the fact that there’s a cold front assaulting the East Coast and the U.K. is it’s typically gloomy self, an out of Fashion Week Fashion Week runway show was actually suprisingly successful. A very large venue was filled with fashion editors and A-listers alike such as Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, and more. Every single one of them wearing none other than Tom Ford, click through to see who chose California over London Fashion Week and how they looked doing so.
Javadekar launches web portal for online application for Environment Clearance

New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar launched a web portal on Thursday for online submission of applications for Environment Clearance by State Environment Impact Assessment Authorities for Category ‘B’ projects.
The web portal has been launched across the country and 19 states have joined it instantly.
Javadekar said that the new portal is a 'landmark’ and online processes have raised the levels of transparency and accountability, adding that the online submission of applications will ensure that monitoring is carried out more effectively and on a real time basis and thus, status on the pendency is available clearly.
The online submission of applications will also speed up clearance processes, while maintaining the rigours of Environment Clearance process.
The launch of web portal today comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Digital India Week. (ANI)

Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time in Europe at the Budapest institution which bears his name.

Capa, born Endre Friedmann in Budapest in 1913, began experimenting with color photography in 1938 and it soon became an integral, though seldom published, part of his work. . Afterward, he always carried two cameras, one loaded with color film, the other with black and white.

“This allows a very good comparison and how he approaches color photography in a totally different manner,” said Istvan Viragvolgyi, deputy director of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center. “He turns his camera in other directions, looking for themes where color really adds a lot to it.”

The exhibit containing 136 color photographs, as well as film and sound recordings of Capa, runs until Sep. 20 and was first shown last year in New York, at the International Center of Photography founded by Cornell Capa, Robert’s late brother.

Consisting mostly of photos taken in peacetime, it includes pictures for a 1947 magazine feature about the Soviet Union written by John Steinbeck; Hollywood stars like Humphrey Bogart, Orson Wells and Ingrid Bergman on location; a series on post-World War II youth called Generation X, a term often attributed to Capa; Israel soon after its 1948 creation; and playful images of Pablo Picasso rejected by a magazine in favor of similar pictures in black and white.

“He is one of the most humanist photographers who worked on the battlefields,” said Zoltan Szalay, an award-winning Hungarian photographer.

Some of the originals in the collection of 4,200 color slides had faded over the decades and were digitally restored.

“We can see how easily he adapted the new techniques and immediately delved into color photography,” Viragvolgyi said. “He did not hesitate. He always went forward.”

For Viragvolgyi, Capa’s legacy for photographers revolves around his continual renewal, which “is needed not only today but was indispensable already 70 years ago.”

Capa was killed by a land mine in 1954 while covering the Indochina War in what is now Vietnam.

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Πατούλης: Το διάγγελμα του Τσίπρα μάς έκανε περισσότερο ανήσυχους για το μέλλον

Σφοδρή κριτική άσκησε ο πρόεδρος της Κεντρικής Ένωσης Δήμων Ελλάδας (ΚΕΔΕ), κ. Γιώργος Πατούλης, στο πρόσωπο του Αλέξη Τσίπρα, με αφορμή του χθεσινό διάγγελμα του Πρωθυπουργού.

«Ο κ. Πρωθυπουργός με το νέο διάγγελμα που απηύθυνε στον ελληνικό λαό επιβεβαίωσε ότι την Κυριακή οι πολίτες θα προσέλθουν στην κάλπη για να ψηφίσουν ναι ή όχι σε ένα κείμενο που πλέον δεν ισχύει και για το οποίο η Ελληνική Κυβέρνηση έχει ήδη καταθέσει τις αντιπροτάσεις της», επισήμανε ο επικεφαλής της ΚΕΔΕ.

Ο κ. Πατούλης υπογράμμισε επίσης πως «ο κ. Πρωθυπουργός ομολογεί με τον τρόπο αυτό έμμεσα ότι η διενέργεια του δημοψηφίσματος δεν είναι μια πράξη που διευκολύνει την εθνική προσπάθεια, αλλά εξυπηρετεί απλά κομματικές σκοπιμότητες».

Σύμφωνα με τον επικεφαλής της ΚΕΔΕ, ο Έλληνας πρωθυπουργός στο διάγγελμά του παρέλειψε να αναφερθεί στα παρακάτω κρίσιμα ζητήματα:

• Πότε θα ανοίξουν οι τράπεζες και οι πολίτες θα έχουν ελεύθερη πρόσβαση στο σύνολο των μισθών και των συντάξεων τους, στο σύνολο των καταθέσεων τους, χωρίς να είναι αναγκασμένοι να συνωστίζονται σε ουρές ντροπής μπροστά από τα ΑΤΜ.

• Πότε θα αποκατασταθεί η ομαλή λειτουργία του τραπεζικού συστήματος, προκειμένου να λειτουργήσει η αγορά και οι επιχειρήσεις;

• Με ποιες ενέργειες θα αποκατασταθεί η εικόνα ομαλότητας στη χώρα και την αγορά, ώστε να μην χαθεί οριστικά και αμετάκλητα η τουριστική περίοδος;

• Με ποιο τρόπο εγγυάται τις καταθέσεις των πολιτών στις ελληνικές τράπεζες, όταν γνωρίζει πολύ καλά ότι από σήμερα η χώρα έχει χρεοκοπήσει και οι εγγυήσεις των Τραπεζών δεν επαρκούν για να καλύψουν τα δάνεια που έχουν λάβει από την Ευρωπαϊκή Κεντρική Τράπεζα.

• Για ποιο λόγο επιμένει στη διεξαγωγή ενός δημοψηφίσματος πάνω σε ένα διακύβευμα που πλέον δεν ισχύει, όπως ο ίδιος ομολόγησε.

«Σε αυτά τα ερωτήματα δεν απάντησε ο Πρωθυπουργός. Κι αυτό μας καθιστά περισσότερο ανήσυχους για το μέλλον. Στα ερωτήματα αυτά όμως θα δώσουν απαντήσεις με την ψήφο τους οι πολίτες. Στις 5 Ιουλίου οι πολίτες πρέπει να ψηφίσουν ναι στην παραμονή της χώρας μας στην Ευρώπη, ναι στο ευρώ, ναι στην ασφάλεια και σταθερότητα, ναι στην ενότητα όλου του λαού μας", καταλήγει η ανακοίνωση.

希臘總理電視演說 籲公投投否定票

最新外電消息,希臘總理齊普拉斯在剛剛透過電視演說表示,希臘會繼續在談判桌上,和債權人協商,直到7月6日。

希臘總理齊普拉斯:「希臘的紓困提議放在談判桌上,而且會在談判桌上直到最後,直到公投結束後,好為希臘爭取更好的條件。」

齊普拉斯表示,這是因為民眾的決定,總是比政府的決定來得重要,而歐洲的傳統,就是重要議題,訴諸公投,由民意來決定。他並舉了愛爾蘭為例,愛爾蘭就是透過公投,拒絕了里斯本條約,最後掙取到較好的條件。

因此齊普拉斯呼籲民眾在公投中,要投下否決票,因為這樣才能掙取到較好的協議,也才能保護民眾有足夠的養老金,維護尊嚴。(民視新聞綜合報導)

Manchester City: A club that emerged from the shadows of mid-table obscurity

Pure elation. Manchester City’s title success in 2012

“AGUEROOOOOOOO!!”. That moment, that very moment, was what turned the Premier League on its head. Nobody can put the moment into words, as the emotions were strong. 44 years since Manchester City had won the Barclays Premier League, and now the dream of every Manchester City fan had been realised.

13 May 2012. Every dream was about to be shattered. Manchester United were about to lift the famous Premier League trophy once again.The topsy-turvy past of Manchester City was coming back to haunt them.

Having got things the hard way, Manchester City looked set for another season without the title. But, extra time of the last match of the last day of the 20th Premier League season had something else in store.

The mega-rich Manchester City were bound for their first ever Premier League title, after their most expensive signing scored the winner against Queens Park Rangers in the very last minute. The game ended 3-2, and it shook the order of the world of English football to the core.

The Project

Robinho was one of the first high-profile arrivals at Manchester City

Late in August 2008, the Abu Dhabi United Group came knocking at City’s door. Led by Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, they were a group of investors who were ready to revolutionise world football.

All they wanted, was a mid-table Premier League club, with high aspirations and a set structure in place, and what better club than Manchester City? The club had been struggling for years before that.

Having gone up and down the rungs of professional football in England in the past decade, the club were hoping for some sort of stability under the ownership of Thaksin Shinawatra, the then Thai (and now jailed) Prime Minister. But, it was not to be.

Sven Goran Eriksson had now overseen one of the worst losses in the club’s history, losing 8-1 to Middlesbrough on the final day of the 2007-08 season. Mr. Shinawatra was ready to sell, and like a knight in shining armour, came in the Abu Dhabi United Group. They didn’t just want Manchester City for the short-term but had a long plan in mind. They were ready to invest, as the Blue half of Manchester expectantly waited.

City had seen their neighbours become a dominating force under Sir Alex Ferguson, but now it was their time to shine. It all started in 2008 itself. Manchester City hijacked Chelsea‘s transfer and brought Robinho to the club. Not just anyone, but a superstar of those days had come to the ‘City of Manchester Stadium’.

This was a strong signal of intent and was a sign of things to come. All of this made the football world sit up, and take notice. It took notice of what was to become one of the revolutionary stories of world football.

The “Big” Club

The Manchester derby turned into a hotly contested affair with the emergence of City

In the past, clubs had spent big, and had enjoyed success for a season or two, and then were brought back to earth: Case in point- Blackburn and Leeds. Both clubs had a couple of transfer windows of incessant spending, which was followed up by winning league titles, but without a single thought of what was to come.

At the moment, both clubs sit in the Football League Championship, far away from their glory days in the Premier League. So, what is different with Manchester City?

For starters, Manchester City’s owners had insane amounts of money, and it was reflected upon season after season. Starting Robinho, City went to acquire, James Milner, Gareth Barry, Shay Given. This escalated to actual star names like David Silva, and Yaya Toure in 2010, and eventually Sergio Aguero in 2012.

All these signings were symbolic of the fact that a fifth club had entered to spoil to the “Big Four” party. Cross-town rivals Manchester United, were now subject to tough Manchester Derbies, and even had to deal with losing heavily against Manchester City (1-6: Remember “Why Always Me?”).

Manchester City were now aiming for the league title, and simultaneously, trying to make a mark on Europe. The 2011 FA Cup success was a step forward, and the Premier League title in 2012 was an even bigger step forward. Since then, City have been permanent English representatives in the Champions League and secured another league title, and a League Cup under Manuel Pellegrini in 2014.

City Football Academy

An aerial view of the sprawling new campus.

Manchester City have been maligned and criticised for their heavy spending. They were even fined by UEFA under the clout of the “Financial Fair Play” rules. But, there is a method to this madness.

City’s owners did not just have a short-term plan in mind. They wanted to spend big, but wanted to spend it wisely as well. They had a structure. Short term success would pave the way their long-term goals and City would become the fruit that keeps on giving. A big academy and a strong youth setup is always crucial to a club’s success, and that is exactly what Manchester City did.

The City football Academy was completed in late 2014 and coupled with a sprawling campus just beside the Etihad Stadium, the development of the academy has been modelled around ‘La Masia’. La Masia is the celebrated academy of Football Club Barcelona.

It has churned out stars like Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, and Xavi Hernandez to name a few. The success of City was not just a facade. The huge campus is complete with numerous football pitches, and various other training facilities. The CFA, as it is widely known is aimed at making Manchester City a sustainable business venture.

This huge spending cannot be carried out year after year, and the huge spending is being done, to create conditions for a successful Manchester City football club in the future. With this, City aimed to churn out football stars of the future, which would help bring glory to Manchester City.

City Football Group

Different to a conventional football club, Manchester City has been running like a business. Forging worldwide partnerships, and establishing themselves overseas is all part of the plan. The formation of New York City FC, the takeover of Melbourne Heart FC are all part of it. Manchester City has a glowing global reputation, and they are fast becoming a club which rivals its competition even overseas.

Not just that, City are expanding because of the fact that worldwide partnerships often help in identifying world class talent. Grassroots football is given great importance at City, and this is just a step in the same direction.

The City Football Group looks over the worldwide activities of Manchester City and it’s partner clubs. New clubs are being set up in various leagues around the world, and this just adds to the competitive nature of those leagues as well.

City in the community

Giving back to the community.

Despite having spent so much, and scaled new heights in world football, City still the remain the club, that treats all of it’s members like a family. Case in point, the projects of City in the community around Manchester and even the world.

Two examples strengthen this idea that City have. The City Football Academy is home to a free football school for boys and girls. Added to this, the club helps redevelopment of the under-privileged areas in and around Manchester.

A second example of this is their work in New York. The City football Group gave the city the one thing it had been waiting for, for a long time. A New York based football (soccer) team.

Since the Red Bulls are based in New Jersey, many New Yorkers were far away from a true football experience. Moreover, Manchester City host a free clinic in South Bronx, and in other under-privileged areas of New York. They have been actively involved in giving back to the community, that has given so much to the club.

Manchester City have made the world of football take notice, and will be here for a long time to come. From the days of Joe Mercer, Mike Summerbee, Colin Bell et al, to the present days of Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and David Silva, City have seen it all.

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