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Harmony Korine May Direct A Southern Crime Family Tale Next; Is Developing Projects With Annapurna Pictures

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 18, 2013 8:09 PM
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Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" is a hit in limited release. In fact, the girls gone wild meets Korine's enfante terrible aesthetics flick, posted the biggest limited release of 2013 thus far — a per-theater average $90,000 making it the the 10th-highest average ever for a live-action film in limited release. Not too shabby. And while 'Breakers' opens in wide release this weekend via A24 pictures, Korine is already shoring up his next project.

Review: Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' Is A Semi-Conventional Genre Flick & Future Cult Favorite

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 13, 2013 6:31 PM
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This will make you feel old: it has been 18 years since Harmony Korine wrote “Kids” at the age of 21, with the Larry Clark-directed film proving to be something of a firecracker in the midst of mid-'90s indie cinema, by turns controversial, seedy, and honest. Korine made his own directorial debut with 1998’s “Gummo,” and over the last 15 or so years has made films that (with the possible exception of “Mister Lonely”), push aesthetic and critical boundaries further and further, culminating in 2009’s “Trash Humpers,” a film shot on a VHS camcorder, featuring a cast in old-people masks generally trying to provoke the audience into walking out. So where could he possibly go from there?

SXSW: Selena Gomez Says 'Trash Humpers' Is Her Favorite Harmony Korine Movie & More From 'Spring Breakers' Panel

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 11, 2013 3:57 PM
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In what was easily one of the most anticipated films of SXSW, based on the wildness factor alone, Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" wasn't so much unspooled as unleashed on audiences in Austin last night. And while reaction was swift as the credits rolled, and discussion will continue about where this candy colored movie will fit in the director's ouevre, as we made clear in our review from Venice, "a piece of pop art."

Watch: Alien Introduces Himself In New Clip From 'Spring Breakers' & Harmony Korine Tells Wild On-Set Stories

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 11, 2013 8:58 AM
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Picking up coverage everywhere from EW to Cahier du Cinema, Harmony Korine's “Spring Breakers” finally opens in theaters this month, and while the promo efforts are perhaps getting to be just a few clips away from overkill at this point, we've got a quick new one as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the cast and crew's Miami exploits.

Watch: 'Spring Breakers' Featurette Plus New Poster & Cahiers Du Cinema Cover

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 26, 2013 10:24 AM
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You can trust us on this one, folks; Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” is going to comfortably be the highest grossing film of the director’s career to date. In fact, if we had to go out on a limb, we’d say that he’s unlikely to ever match it. The film will go into limited release on March 15th a week before it goes wide, it's secured distribution in most major European and Antipodean territories over the next few months, and it’s not exactly the hardest product to market. Images from the film stick out like a sore, fluorescent thumb whenever they’re posted online, and any film that heavily features a headline-attracting pop starlet and the former star of a massively successful Disney franchise clad in skimpy bikinis is going to have a sizable built-in audience.

Harmony Korine's Novel 'A Crack Up At The Race Riots' Back In Print This Year Plus New 'Spring Breakers' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2013 4:29 PM
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There are few provocateurs who continue to delight, surprise and shock, yet still remain as unpredictable as Harmony Korine. If anyone would have guessed that after the ugly (and awesome) lo-fi wonder "Trash Humpers" he would have turned around and made a (relatively) mainstream, neon-soaked movie with a bunch of teen starlets, we'd like to meet them. But as always, just when you think it's going to go right, Korine goes left.

Watch: Harmony Korine & Gaspar Noe Hang Out Together In Nashville In 1 Hour TV Special

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2013 9:56 AM
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Okay, so this one is a little bit old and some of you diehard Harmony Korine or Gaspar Noe fans have probably already seen this. But for those of you who haven't, and especially if you're impatiently awaiting Korine's "Spring Breakers" and/or whatever Noe's next feature will be, this will surely tide you over.

Watch: Get Ready To Party With The First Trailer For Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 7:02 AM
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At one time, it seemed inconceivable that enfant terrible Harmony Korine would do anything close to courting the mainstream, let alone shoot a picture with folks like James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson. But after the awesomely lo-fi audience provocation "Trash Humpers," it seems kind of logical that Korine would make something to appeal to the folks who couldn't make it to the end of that movie. And so: "Spring Breakers." And get ready, because it's gonna get wet.

Watch: Full Omnibus 'The Fourth Dimension' Featuring Harmony Korine & Val Kilmer's 'Lotus Community Workshop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 8:55 AM
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There's not much you need to know about the omnibus "The Fourth Dimension" except that it features a short directed by Harmony Korine, and starring Val Kilmer as a motivation speaker who has awesome secrets. And while it might seem like the kind of film that would have to finish doing the festival rounds, then get picked up by an obscure indie outlet before it begins to play a year later, once a week, at your local arthouse, the folks at Vice Films seem to have circumvented that route.

Selena Gomez Worried About Her Fans, Harmony Korine Aspired For The “Poetry Of Surfaces”: 'Spring Breakers' At TIFF

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 9, 2012 11:31 AM
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“I’m tired of seeing the same thing every single day...there’s more than just Spring break,” Selena Gomez laments in Harmony Korine’s latest feature. “It’s your chance to see something different.” The rather orthodox (well at least for Korine), “Spring Breakers,” which premiered in Venice last week (read our review here), makes its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. In our review we called the picture a "semi-conventional genre flick and a future cult favorite.”

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