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Clark Made Renfro 'Kick' Drugs In Car


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Filmmaker Larry Clark was once forced to "kidnap" Brad Renfro to make sure the late actor was clean of drugs before they started shooting a movie together.
Clark visited Renfro, who was found dead from a heroin overdose last month (Jan08), at his Knoxville, Tennessee home in advance of filming Bully in 2000 - and was shocked by the then-17-year-old's bloated, drug-addled appearance.
The director realised that if he didn't force Renfro to clean up, his movie would never get made because no insurance company would cover an actor in his condition.
Clark recalls, "I said, 'What the f**k are you doing?' He'd been banging coke. He has tracks running down both arms. He looks horrible. I just saw the whole movie going down the drain...
"I've been around a lot of addicts and alcoholics, and I remember thinking at the time, this is one of the worst cases I've ever seen.
"(So) I kidnapped him. He kicked (drugs) in the car. He had a seizure. There's nothing you can do. It doesn't last that long."

Clark Slams Movie Critics And Censors


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US filmmaker Larry Clark has launched a scathing attack on critics who slammed his controversial 1995 movie KIDS - claiming they are ruled by double standards.
Clark remains livid that Kids - about a group of New York City teenagers' irresponsible attitude towards sex and drugs - was deemed exploitative when the media constantly capitalise on the sexually overt behaviour of young celebrities.
He says, "Do I exploit teen sexuality more than the tabloid newspapers who have pictures of famous young women getting out of a car with no pants on? No f**king way. F**k the critics."
Clark's 2002 film Ken Park was banned in many countries, including his native America, after the director refused to cut graphic scenes which showed what appeared to be teenagers having actual sex on camera.
And he blames the US censorship board for being prejudiced towards budget filmmakers in favour of big Hollywood names.
Clark says, "I've been working my whole life to get an R rating. It's all to do with the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America), those c**k sucking motherf**kers. Let me tell you about the f**kin MPAA. They are a censorship board run by the studios to protect their films. So they s**t all over the smaller independent films like mine.
"This means we're allowed to watch Sharon Stone f**king the s**t out of Michael Douglas before she stabs him (in Basic Instinct), but I can't show what I wanna show. It's the most corrupt system in the world."

Childish Biopic Endangered By Emin Threat To Sue


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A biopic of BILLY CHILDISH is being hampered by the cult rocker's former artist girlfriend Tracey Emin, who has threatened legal action if the movie gets made.
Controversial director Larry Clark is keen to make a film about the British singer - real name STEVEN HAMPER - but is shocked Emin wants no details of their five-year relationship mentioned.
Clark says, "I'd like to film it. Apparently, Emin called Billy and said that if the film ever gets made she'll sue him. This is a woman who is not only an artist but is famous for a tent covered in the names of people she slept with - including Billy's!"
Childish and Emin were a couple between 1982 and 1987.

Childish Biopic Endangered By Emin Threat To Sue


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A biopic of BILLY CHILDISH is being hampered by the cult rocker's former artist girlfriend Tracey Emin, who has threatened legal action if the movie gets made.
Controversial director Larry Clark is keen to make a film about the British singer - real name STEVEN HAMPER - but is shocked Emin wants no details of their five-year relationship mentioned.
Clark says, "I'd like to film it. Apparently, Emin called Billy and said that if the film ever gets made she'll sue him. This is a woman who is not only an artist but is famous for a tent covered in the names of people she slept with - including Billy's!"
Childish and Emin were a couple between 1982 and 1987.

Wassup Rockers Review


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It's tempting to imagine director Larry Clark (Kids, Bully) as a stranger crouched in the bushes outside the local high school with his hand pumping underneath his trench coat, but that picture isn't entirely truthful. His bad films, like the notorious Ken Park, merely make it seem that way. An accurate mental image of Larry Clark should also include a jaunty beret atop his head and a distinguished pipe between his lips -- for Clark is a renowned artiste as well as a shrub-lurking deviate. He's the world's leading teenage-flesh auteur!

Clark's latest, Wassup Rockers, retains many of the hallmarks of his previous films -- a loose narrative, a nonprofessional cast, a keen interest in the fringes of contemporary teen culture -- while also experimenting with a more subdued and at times upbeat approach to the film's subject matter. The result is a strangely whimsical, poorly crafted film that leaps from one cinematic style to another without warning or reason, aiming for coming-of-age pathos in one scene and B-movie camp in the next.

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Another Day In Paradise Review


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And I thought they already made Drugstore Cowboy. Derivative right down to the cast makeup and survival rate, this story of junkies who use, abuse, steal, and sell has been done over and over. Woods and Griffith keep it fresh, but Larry Clark's (Kids) vision feels surprisingly retreaded.

Dawson Angers Neighbours


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Screen star Rosario Dawson and her mother ISABEL have enraged neighbours in their low-rent New York apartment block by reportedly failing to pay their "dues" of $100 (GBP55) per month.

The Sin City actress grew up in the East Village tenement, which is intended for those living on a modest budget, but fellow residents are incredulous she continues to live there despite her current wealth.

One angry tenant fumes to website Pagesix.com, "She's a multi-millionaire. Our building is for low-income people."

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Clark Turns To Europe With His Explicit Snaps


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Controversial director Larry Clark is seeking a European publisher to release a book of his shocking photographs - because US publishers are disgusted by the snaps of underage sex and drug abuse.

Clark, who caused an uproar with his disturbing 1995 movie KIDS, has a stack of explicit pictures waiting to be published, but so far no one in America has been prepared to take the risk.

The horrific images are currently being exhibited at New York's International Centre of Photography, but they were forced to open without a catalogue because the photos are too offensive.

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Sydney Police Raid Larry Clark Screening


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Police in Sydney, Australia, last night (3JUL03) raided a public screening of KIDS helmer Larry Clark's controversial movie Ken Park and confiscated a print of the film.

Ken Park was in effect banned in Australia last month (JUN03) after the OFFICE OF FILM AND LITERATURE CLASSIFICATION (OFLC) refused it a certificate. Under Australian law, the organisers of last night's screening face a A$11,000 ($7,184/GBP4,490) fine or up to a year in prison.

The illicit screening had been organised by a group calling itself Free CINEMA, and was held in a town hall near the centre of Sydney. But the opening credits had barely rolled before police broke into the crowded cinema and halted the show. Several organisers were later held for questioning.

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Rosario Dawson.s .freaky. Beginnings


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Gorgeous actress Rosario Dawson was initially scared when approached by
film-makers Larry Clark and Harmony Korine in the street to star in their film
- she thought they were "freaks".


The sultry 25TH HOUR beauty was just 15 when she took a starring role in
Clark's 1995 controversial movie KIDS, and she was unnerved by the unorthodox
way in which she was spotted while hanging out in New York.


She says, "Harmony Korine and Larry Clark came walking down the street
scouting locations for their movie, Kids. They spotted me, ran over and Harmony
began talking a mile a minute.


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