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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.

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.

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