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Watch: David Blaine Puts Out The Flames In Harmony Korine's 'Fire Board'

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While we wait to see what Harmony Korine's next movie will be after "Spring Breakers," for now he's hanging out with his former "Fight Harm" pal David Blaine and making a series of videos for skate company Supreme. And they are well worth a quick click. Read More »

Watch: 'Fight Harm' Team Harmony Korine & David Blaine Reunite For Short 'Needle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 2:04 PM
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As fans of Harmony Korine know, one of his holy grail works is "Fight Harm," a project that he was working on with David Blaine in the late '90s following "Gummo," that was literally the director going out into the street and getting into fights with strangers. "I don't know, I have to wait and see. It's one of those things I go back and forth on, whether it's more powerful as an idea or whether I should show knife fights," Korine told us last year when we asked if it would ever see the light of day. "Only time will tell. It's difficult for me to make that decision to show it. It's just brutal. And it's also hilarious, but it's hard for me to go back and look at that. It was pretty intense." But he's since found another way to pair up with magician, with a project that's probably a bit more productive.

James Franco Reportedly Starring In Adaptation Of Harmony Korine's 'A Crack Up At The Race Riots'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2014 2:00 PM
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While the Oscar nomination never came through for James Franco and his delightfully deranged turn in Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," it was some of the best work the actor has ever done. And it would seem that Franco isn't done being inspired by Korine's particular sensibilities.

Director Harmony Korine, Holly Hunter & Chris Messina Join Al Pacino in David Gordon Green's ‘Manglehorn’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 6, 2013 5:35 PM
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"Manglehorn" is probably some kind of variation on the nickname some critics may have given to filmmaker David Gordon Green's career. Green started out an adored indie darling in the vein of Terrence Malick (who would produce Green's third feature "Undertow" based on Malick's story), but three absurdist studio comedies in a row ("Pineapple Express," "Your Highness," and "Sitter") made him harder to pin down and it confused many pundits expecting a linear, not chaotic progression.

Riff Raff Says He's Going To Sue 'Spring Breakers' Producers For $8 Million Over Likeness

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 17, 2013 2:43 PM
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Harmony Korine's “Spring Breakers” is a neon-soaked, sun-doused pop culture collage, drawing on “Scarface” machismo and Britney Spears sentimentality. The allusions come quick and furious, but one consistent presence in the film, James Franco's grill-wearing Alien, incited the ire to of one real world likeness -- that of MTV rapper Riff Raff, who Franco did meet as part of his prepartion -- who is now taking legal action.

Watch: Harmony Korine's Father Sol Korine's 1981 PBS Southern Roots Music Documentary 'Mouth Music'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 9, 2013 10:25 AM
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As “Spring Breakers” continues its victory lap on Blu-ray and DVD today, following its standing as Harmony Korine's biggest critical and commercial success, the “Gummo” and “Mister Lonely” director's efforts stands to reach a new audience, and rightly so. His films are singular, woozy, romantic portraits of Southern life, but a look back at his bloodline reveals a similar focus as the work of Korine's father finds its way online.

Harmony Korine Planning An Alternate "Chopped And Screwed" Cut Of 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2013 1:34 PM
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As we noted in our box office 2013 Box Office Year-In-Review (So Far), one of the hits at the arthouse early in the year was Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers." The zany, oddball tale of girls gone bad and a drug deal named Alien scored a surprising $31 million bucks, which isn't too bad at all considering the budget hovered somewhere around $5 million. It was a big success for up-and-coming distributors A24, who utilized a savvy online presence to garner some attention (while the quartet of girls including clean-cut Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez frolicking in bikinis did the rest). And while "Spring Breakers" will add to its coffers by dropping on DVD and Blu-ray in a couple weeks, fans of the movie might be buying it more than once.

Harmony Korine Was Banned From David Letterman For Trying To Steal From Meryl Streep's Purse

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 26, 2013 11:10 AM
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Maybe it's our fault for watching too many late-night talk shows in the late 1990s (to be fair this writer was in his pre-teens, and also on the wrong continent) but we'd never in a million years have thought that Harmony Korine, the one-time enfant terrible of the independent world as the writer of "Kids" and director of "Gummo" and "Julien Donkey-Boy," would be a popular figure on the late-night circuit.

Hey 'Spring Breakers' Can You Handle This? Watch Harmony Korine's 2009 Short 'Crutchnap'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 20, 2013 6:41 PM
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Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” took a tidy sum in limited release last weekend, and add that to a $3million+ opening in France and Korine’s film is already off to great start, and will easily be his most successful film ever. So cast your mind back now to a pre-commercially successful Korine so you’re in the right headspace to watch one of his shorts, “Crutchnap.”

Harmony Korine Talks 'Spring Breakers', Narrative Freedom & Why The ATL Twins Make America Great

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • March 20, 2013 2:05 PM
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After opening in New York and Los Angeles last Friday, this weekend, U.S. audiences will get to see the latest fucked-up cinematic opus from enfant terrible Harmony Korine. "Spring Breakers," featuring James Franco alongside an unlikely young cast including Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson, tells the story of four bored college coeds (the aforementioned three actresses plus Rachel Korine, the director's wife) who rob a restaurant to fund a booze-and-drug-fueled trip to Florida, only to fall in with Franco’s Alien, a rapper and gangster who loves spring break (calling it "the American dream") almost as much as he loves the four females leads, and their brazen acceptance of the criminal lifestyle.

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