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Re: News Coverage: January 30 - Feb 5
« Reply #30 on: Feb 03, 2006, 02:22 PM »
Oh my gosh, I swear I made jokes too but I am CERTAIN he meant NOTHING by it.
But was awkward reading the thing and didn't know where to put his hand.

Yeah there could be some backlash, he's young and hasnt' paid his dues yet.  It happens all the time. 
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« Reply #31 on: Feb 03, 2006, 02:27 PM »
Oh my gosh, I swear I made jokes too but I am CERTAIN he meant NOTHING by it.
But was awkward reading the thing and didn't know where to put his hand.

Yeah there could be some backlash, he's young and hasnt' paid his dues yet.  It happens all the time. 

Yes, I agree that a backlash is now inevitable.  Ledger is responding the best way: remaining silent for now.  I can only wish it dies down.

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« Reply #32 on: Feb 03, 2006, 02:31 PM »
Yes, I agree that a backlash is now inevitable.  Ledger is responding the best way: remaining silent for now.  I can only wish it dies down.

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« Reply #33 on: Feb 03, 2006, 02:32 PM »
Oh my gosh, I swear I made jokes too but I am CERTAIN he meant NOTHING by it.
But was awkward reading the thing and didn't know where to put his hand.

Yeah there could be some backlash, he's young and hasnt' paid his dues yet.  It happens all the time. 

Yes, I agree that a backlash is now inevitable.  Ledger is responding the best way: remaining silent for now.  I can only wish it dies down.

Yes I've been expecting backlash since first seeing the critical aclaim the film was getting. Heath is in a vulnerable situation because this role has made him a target in a number of different ways. Hopefully he'll be able to ride the storm. He gave an unforgettable performance and that will be with us long after all this crap is over.

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« Reply #34 on: Feb 03, 2006, 02:45 PM »
You know, at first, I admit, I was annoyed at the way he acted.  But then I watched it again andit's sort of just endearing, like some socially awkward guy in front of Hollywood.
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« Reply #35 on: Feb 03, 2006, 02:48 PM »
From: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11151563/site/newsweek/

Gentlemen, Start Your Campaigns
Seven insights and observations about this year’s Oscar nominees.


WEB-EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY
By Devin Gordon
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Updated: 1:35 p.m. ET Feb. 3, 2006

Feb. 3, 2006 - What a difference a few months can make. Just last autumn, one of the hot topics in Hollywood was whether anyone would go see a movie about two cowboys who fall in love. Would it ruin the careers of its handsome (and heterosexual) rising-star leading men, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal? Would Red State America reject the film as offensive? Would there be mass protests? Picket lines? Hate crimes? Now, with the announcement of the Academy Award nominations this week, all of Hollywood is asking a very different question: can anything stop “Brokeback Mountain” from sweeping the Oscars and winning the best-picture statue in a walk? There were a few minor jolts when the list of Oscar nominees was released Tuesday, and we’ll get to a few of them soon. But none of them even approaches “Brokeback Mountain.” What’s the surprise? How unsurprising its eventual triumph has become.

Let’s take a look at the most remarkable things about this year’s list—or, at least, the seven most interesting things to me.

1. The movie with the best chance to beat 'Brokeback Mountain' didn’t even get nominated.
That would be “Walk the Line,” which got snubbed in the best picture, director and screenplay categories. Remember just a few weeks ago, at the Golden Globes, when “Walk the Line” won the award for best picture (in the “musical or comedy” category)? In that moment, I could see the script for an Oscar upset by “Walk the Line.” It went something like this: in an award season dominated by indie films, “Walk the Line” is a Hollywood movie made by Hollywood people, with A-list stars giving career-best performances. It’s a true story about fame, redemption and the power of love—and not just any love. It’s about boy-girl love. Plus, it’s a hit. “Walk the Line” crossed the $100-million box-office mark before the nominations were unveiled. Contrast that with “Brokeback Mountain”: a tiny movie about gay cowboys directed by a Taiwanese guy, coproduced by a former Columbia University professor and co-written by a septuagenarian who thanked his typewriter at the Golden Globes.

Like presidential elections, winning a best-picture Oscar is all about mobilizing a base of voters—and the “Walk the Line” base would’ve been the opposite of “Brokeback Mountain”'s. The “Walk the Line” base is primarily industry insiders; the “Brokeback” base is largely outsiders. But then the Academy had to go and ruin it by leaving “Walk the Line” off the list entirely. From the start, “Walk the Line” was pegged as a solid, unspectacular film propelled by two dynamite performances. And whaddya know—the two performers got nods, and that’s about it. Now get ready for a month of stories from people in my business about how “Crash” is gaining momentum with voters because it’s about Los Angeles, where most Academy voters live. But don’t get suckered in. “Brokeback” is gonna win. The media is just bored.

2. The box-office heavyweight among the five best-picture nominees is … 'Crash'?
First, a flashback. Here’s what I wrote at this time last year: “As I type this, the most profitable film among the five best picture nominees is ‘Ray,’ which has made a ‘whopping’ $73 million at the box office … t’s hard to remember a year when the best picture field didn’t include a single bona fide box office hit.” In 2006, the situation is even more dire. On the day that the nominations were announced this year, the most profitable film among the five best-picture candidates was the race-relations drama “Crash,” which had made a truly whopping $53 million. To be fair, four of the films were made for pennies (“Munich” was not) and three of them—“Brokeback,” “Good Night” and “Crash”—are already enormously profitable. All five will get a box-office boost from the nominations. But the fact remains that, come March 5, the vast majority of Americans won’t have seen any of the nominated films.

The big loser here is ABC. Ratings for the Oscars have been sliding for years. This year’s host—Jon Stewart—is as hot as comedians get, but he’s still a cable-TV guy whose most noteworthy contribution to the cinema canon is the stoner comedy “Half Baked.” So here’s a bold prediction: barring some unforeseen controversy, this year’s Oscar broadcast will be the lowest-rated of all time.
[nota bene: I think BBM has now exceeded "Crash" at the box office. - tpe]

3. But the ratings in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China could be huge.
One of the most charming moments of the Golden Globes was a visibly nervous Ang Lee ending his best-director acceptance speech by saying “Happy New Year” in Mandarin to Asian viewers around the world. Maybe they’ll all tune in to the Oscars to watch the Taiwan-born filmmaker go down in history. If—or I should say, when—he wins the Oscar for best director this year, he will be (as many pundits have noted) the first Asian winner in the category. In fact, he’ll be the first non-white-guy, period. I don’t know about you, but that’s reason enough for me to tune in.

4. Did you happen to notice who’s getting this year’s honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement?
I just did: it’s Robert Altman. Oooh, this is gonna be great. Do you think he’ll boo during the retrospective montage of his own films? Will he accept the statue and then tell everyone in the audience that they’re all stupid and their movies stink? Will he be speaking live or will the Janet Jackson tape delay be in effect? Remember, this is the guy who made “The Player,” arguably the most scathing satire of Hollywood ever made. Altman is a genius filmmaker and a beyond-deserving recipient. (Like almost every other legendary director, he has never won an Oscar.) But he’s a cantankerous S.O.B. who’s more than 80 years old and way, way, way past the point of caring what anyone thinks of him. In other words, this is almost guaranteed to be the highlight of the night.

5. So much for all those Zionist members of the Academy, huh?
Sometimes, the stereotype about all the Jews in Hollywood is played for laughs, and sometimes it comes out with a much uglier tinge. For a while, one of the lingering jokes about the Oscars was that you didn’t actually have to see any of the nominees in the documentary feature category in order to predict the winner—you just had to look at the titles. If there was a Holocaust doc in the bunch, that’s your winner. All those Jews in the Academy, so the “joke” went, couldn’t resist. (Unfortunately, for a few years there, this joke had the misfortune of appearing to be true.)

This year, though, the Academy nominated a pair of films that have raised considerable ire among pro-Israel supporters, both in the film industry and in the public at large: Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” and the Palestinian foreign-language nominee “Paradise Now,” which dramatizes the thoughts, feelings and motivations of a pair of suicide bombers. “Munich” is by no means the apologia that some have labeled it, but the film does give voice to some conciliatory ideas that many Jews find discomforting, even offensive. As for “Paradise Now,” putting a “human face” on terrorism is usually considered a cardinal sin by the terrorized. And yet in both cases, the Academy put politics aside and nominated both films on their merits. 

6. DreamWorks and Disney square off for the animated feature Oscar. Sort of.
Last year, I ripped the Academy for wasting one of this category’s precious three nominations on a pile of junk called “Shark Tale.” Order was restored when “The Incredibles” won, but the inclusion of “Shark Tale” reeked of box-office pandering. So this year, I fully expected an animated-feature showdown between DreamWorks’ god-awful “Madagascar” and Disney’s god-awfuller “Chicken Little.” And one of them would surely win, I assumed, since Pixar didn’t release a film in 2005.

Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong. DreamWorks and Disney will indeed square off for the prize, but its their not-so-famous films that got the nods. DreamWorks’ delightful “Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit” provided me with my best theater memory of the year: I saw the film on a Saturday night in Cambridge, Mass., with my fiancée’s family—and about 100 deliriously stoned college kids from Harvard, MIT and Boston University. Good times. And Disney’s nominated film, “Howl’s Moving Castle,” is actually an import from Japanese auteur Hayao Miyazaki, who won the best-animated-feature Oscar in 2002 for his masterpiece “Spirited Away.” Much as in the best-picture category, Academy voters refreshingly put quality over quantity. Bravo.

6a. More on the animated feature category: the unbeatable, unstoppable director of 'Wallace and Gromit'
Has anyone in Oscar history had a run like claymation king Nick Park, the codirector of “Wallace and Gromit”? Prior to this year, Park has been nominated for an Oscar four times, and he’s only lost once, in 1989, when he beat himself. His “Creature Comforts” defeated his “A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit,” the first of four adorable films about an English inventor and his much-smarter dog. Only one of his films has failed to get nominated: his equally adorable feature-film debut “Chicken Run,” which came out in 2000 and didn’t get nominated only because it came out a year before the category began. Bet on Park to win again this year.

6b. One last thought on the animated feature category: sticking it to the computers!
Last year, all three nominated films featured new-wave CGI animation. This year, none of them do. “Howl’s Moving Castle” is traditional, hand-drawn cel animation. Both “Wallace and Gromit” and “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride,” which is a pretty charming flick in its own right, are stop-motion animation with clay figurines. All three are beautiful examples of sadly dying art forms. Enjoy this blast from the past, because it’ll probably never happen again.

7. And the award for most peculiar Oscar nomination goes to …
The Academy tends to take a beating from people in my line of work, but I think the voters did a solid job with the nominees this year, especially in the major categories. But every year, there are a few nominations that are genuine head-scratchers. Let’s wrap up this piece with the best of the worst for 2006:

—Best visual effects, “The Chronicles of Narnia.”
Really? You mean those beavers didn’t look completely, utterly fake to you? How about the White Witch’s palace, which looked to me like it was made out of tissue paper and vanilla frosting? “Best” doesn’t mean “most,” does it? I wasn’t a fan of the final “Star Wars” installment, but come on, folks. George Lucas’s visual effects were in another league. His exclusion was all about his maverick persona and general “Star Wars” fatigue, not the obvious quality of his team’s work.

—Best adapted screenplay, Josh Olson, “A History of Violence.”
This isn’t a dig at Olson, who did first-rate work. It’s more to point out the quirks in a nominating system that occasionally acknowledges a great film while snubbing the person chiefly responsible for its greatness. I loved this funny, gruesome, bizarro-revenge fantasy, and I’m delighted for the nominations it did receive. But I’ll bet everyone involved, including Olson, would chalk up its success to its brilliant director, David Cronenberg, who was overlooked. Good for Olson, but nominating him and not Cronenberg is a bit like giving player-of-the-game honors to Lamar Odom on the night that Kobe Bryant scored 81 points.

—Best foreign-language film, “Joyeux Noel,” France.
I haven’t seen “Joyeux Noel,” but I’m told that it’s every bit as corny as its title. I’m including it here mostly to complain about the exclusion of the French-language film “Cache,” a voyeurism thriller directed by Austria’s Michael Haneke. It was the best foreign-language film I saw all year; unfortunately, it was too Austrian to be the official selection from France, and it was too French to be the official selection from Austria. (It actually was Austria’s selection, but it was disqualified for being, I kid you not, too French. According to the rules, a country’s submission has to be in its native tongue.)

Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly stated that Ang Lee was the first Asian to be nominated for the best-director Oscar. In fact, two other Asian filmmakers, Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Teshigahara, were previously nominated in the category, though neither man won.

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Re: News Coverage: January 30 - Feb 5
« Reply #36 on: Feb 03, 2006, 03:16 PM »
Posted on Tue, Jan. 31, 2006

'Brokeback' producer Pohlad headed to the Oscars

BY CHRIS HEWITT
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If you were planning on an invite to Bill Pohlad's Oscar party this year, forget it. It ain't happening.

The Minneapolis-based movie producer and his wife, Michelle, have hosted Oscar parties in the past. But they'll be in the audience at this year's ceremony, rooting for "Brokeback Mountain," an eight-time Oscar nominee that was co-produced by Pohlad's River Road Entertainment.

"I'm sure everyone will understand," says Pohlad. "Or, maybe, we could have a party and not be there."

Nope, the parties will be in Los Angeles, leading up to the March 5 Oscars, which Pohlad will attend for the first time (yes, he owns a tux). After months of trying not to mention Oscar and "Brokeback Mountain" in the same breath, Pohlad can finally stop trying to tamp down Academy Awards fever.

"Religiously, when people have brought it up, I have said, 'No jinxing it. Let's not talk about it,'" says Pohlad, who watched the awards announcement on TV Tuesday morning. "It would be kind of silly to suggest I had no idea or I was shocked, after all the other awards and recognition. But I feel very proud of the movie and honestly do believe it is the best movie of the year. I don't want to sound like I'm boasting, but I'm just so proud of it."

If "Brokeback" wins best picture — and the oddsmakers at www.Sportsbook.com list it as a 1-10 favorite — Pohlad won't be among those who troop to the stage to accept the trophy. Oscar rules limit the number of honorees on a film to those who are identified as producers (Pohlad is listed as an executive producer on "Brokeback") and only allow three of them ("Brokeback's" credits list 10).

"That's just fine with me. It'll be exciting to be there, but I'm not disappointed that I wouldn't be going on stage," says Pohlad. "To have (producers James Schamus and Dianna Ossana) go up there would be great."

A longtime Oscar-watcher, Pohlad says if had to pick just one award for "Brokeback" to win, it would be best picture: "I've watched the Academy Awards and been interested in the movie business my whole life. Every year, you have those films you believe should go down in history as the best movie of the year and sometimes you are frustrated. But I know I feel 'Brokeback Mountain' is the kind of movie that will stand the test of time."

With the Oscars five weeks away, Pohlad will keep busy in the meantime with three announced projects and a couple other secret ones. River Road is a partner on "Che," the Steven Soderbergh biography of Ernesto "Che" Guevara that shot some scenes in New York last week but is currently on hiatus pending script revisions. "Fur," a drama that stars Nicole Kidman as photographer Diane Arbus, is in post-production. ("It's a little early to tell about it. I feel excited," says Pohlad.)

And some locals may have heard of a little movie called "A Prairie Home Companion," tentatively scheduled for release in June. "It's a wonderful and quirky film," says Pohlad. "I'm very excited to see how it's going to be received."

NOTE:  Bill Pohlad's father Carl Pohlad owns the Minnesota Twins baseball team.



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Twins owner Carl Pohlad was not among those projecting a great amount of success for "Brokeback Mountain," co-produced by his son Bill. The movie has received eight Oscar nominations.

"I was against him going into it," Carl said Thursday. "I said, 'You can never make it (an Oscar).' I've been in and out of the pictures business for a number of years, and you don't just make one picture and hope you can get anything done with it. But that's quite an achievement. He fooled me."

Carl has seen the movie.

"It's a powerful movie," he said. "Go see it."




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« Reply #37 on: Feb 03, 2006, 06:12 PM »
Heath explains his SAG giggles

Heath Ledger is horrified that some people who watched him introduce a clip from “Brokeback Mountain” at the Screen Actors Guild Awards misinterpreted his stage fright as some kind of gay spoof.

Ledger, speaking from his cell phone, called to explain. Seems the jitters started when he was sitting at the table with the “Brokeback” cast and he wondered aloud who was going to introduce their cast.

“I leaned over and asked Jake [Gyllenhaal] and he said, ‘WE are! Didn’t you get the script?' I said, WHAT? I thought it was a script for the Directors Guild Awards a few nights earlier.”

He and Gyllenhaal raced backstage to read it and try to rehearse. But there was no time and they were told to go out onstage. Gulp.

“I’m nervous under any circumstances in front of crowds," says Ledger. "I am not a public speaker and never will be. I was so nervous before the DGA Awards backstage that my jaw was jittering and I could not get the words out. I’m just not one of those naturally funny relaxed actors who enjoy the spotlight and are so good at it. And this was really weird because we were basically introducing ourselves, like here’s this brilliant cast and guess what, it’s us.”

So he got the giggles. Who wouldn’t? “How can you say all that stuff — 'two brave cowboys' — with a straight face? It was just so surreal.”

As for his self-described “teacup hand” position. “I’ve stood like that since I was a kid. You can ask me mum. It's nerves I guess. I’m a very fidgety person, always moving, never able to sit or stand still.”

Ledger wanted to set the record straight before any harm was done. “I am so sorry and I apologize for my nervousness. I would be absolutely horrified if my stage fright was misinterpreted as a lack of respect for the film, the topic and for the amazing filmmakers.”

http://stylescenes.latimes.com/fashion/2006/02/heath_explains_.html


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« Reply #38 on: Feb 03, 2006, 06:22 PM »


Thanks greenfrog, glad he had an opportunity to explain his odd behavior.  Everyone isn't a natural in front of a live audience like George Clooney.  Ledger and Gyllenhaal did do award presentations the night before at the Directors' Guild of America event so it's all explainable. 

The pressure of all of the media events has to be hell on the cast.   


 
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« Reply #39 on: Feb 03, 2006, 11:09 PM »
Some people are naturals being in front of others. My chosen profession is much the same way (teaching). I know a few guys who had all the knowledge in the world and could talk to anyone one and one and teach them, but put them in front of a group of other teachers or children and their fuse goes. I hope they cut the man some slack. It's painfully obvious he's not to comfortable in groups, even on talk shows.

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« Reply #40 on: Feb 04, 2006, 12:35 AM »
Is this for real?  A friend sent it to me.... :o  Sounds like what a trash rag would report ;)

Brad Pitt Desperate For His Own 'Brokeback Mountain'
By: Lowri Williams on 2/1/2006


 
Brad Pitt is reportedly desperate for a role in a gay movie following the massive success of ‘Brokeback Mountain’.

Pitt is currently looking for a script which portrays the "ultimate gay love story".

According the Sun a source said: "Brad has asked his people to find him a script to play a gay man.

"He wants it to be a story that appeals to both men and women and he wants it to be the edgiest work he's done.

"He's seen the critical acclaim that ‘Brokeback Mountain’ has won and he wants a piece of it.”

So he wants an Oscar does he? Or maybe just a snog from Heath Ledger?

"Brad knows it would be seen as shocking to take on a gay role because he's seen as such a heart-throb.

"But he has never shied away from taking on controversial films, and he has often chosen to do smaller, more challenging movies, rather than go for the big box-office smash."

Like what exactly, ‘Troy’?

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« Reply #41 on: Feb 04, 2006, 01:07 AM »
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=85163

Strathairn praises Oscar rival Ledger
Friday Feb 3 15:52 AEDT

Heath Ledger's Oscar rival David Strathairn says the Australian actor hasn't received enough recognition for his portrayal of a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain.

"Heath is getting recognition for it but I am surprised why he is not getting more because that was not an easy thing to do," Strathairn told AAP from the United States.

"Heath went out on a limb there and really held on.

"His performance is a quiet one ... but I think what he has done was really hard to do. He took some really brave choices character-wise and just locked onto them."

Ledger and Strathairn, for his performance in Good Night, and Good Luck, were nominated for March's 78th Annual Academy Awards on Thursday.

They will go head to head with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Terrence Howard for the best male actor category.

"Brokeback Mountain is a difficult piece, not just because of what it is about but it is the persona, the person, a creation that we have yet to have seen in the modern era in film," said the 57-year-old Strathairn.

"It upended this mythic thing of the cowboy ... and Heath manages that myth and the revelation of this character. Really, I can't say enough about it."

Brokeback Mountain, a story of the forbidden love of two men in America's west, has caused much controversy in the United States.

"It has struck a bell," said Strathairn.

The Oscars will be held at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on March 5.

And as the cliche goes, Strathairn was happy just to be nominated.

"Getting nominated is it for me," he said, adding that he had never come close to a nomination in more than 25 years working in the industry.

"I have never even been close enough to peek under the tent then all of a sudden I am inside there, sitting in the stocks in front of everyone."

Good Night, and Good Luck tells the story of Ed Murrow's bitter feud with Senator Joseph McCarthy, which came to a head on March 9, 1954, when Murrow exposed the deceit, bullying, and manipulation of the then-powerful McCarthy, head of the Senate Committee on Un-American Activities, on the CBS TV program See It Now episode.

Good Night, and Good Luck was written and directed by George Clooney, who received Oscar nominations for best screenplay and director for the film.

"When I first saw a rough cut of it, I knew it was going to have some kind of bells and whistles," said Strathairn.

Speaking more generally on this year's Oscars nominees, Strathairn noted that it was a strong batch of "small budget films with potent themes".

"Maybe the pendulum swings more often than not now to small budget films because of budget constraints and also the production friendly technology that everyone has," he said.

Looking forward, Strathairn confirmed that his next film would be Fracture, a thriller co-starring Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins.

"It will be an honour," he said.
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Re: News Coverage: January 30 - Feb 5
« Reply #42 on: Feb 04, 2006, 12:04 PM »
Thanks for the Strathairn article, Ethan.

I know Strathairn has been in the business many years, but I didn't recognize his work until "LA Confidential" (1997).  Even though that film was full of heavy weight actors - Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Bassinger, Danny Devito, Guy Pearce etc., - Strathairn's performance stood out.   

I'm sure many actors are privately saying what Strathairn is saying publicly, "Heath is getting recognition for it but I am surprised why he is not getting more because that was not an easy thing to do"... "Heath went out on a limb there and really held on."..."His performance is a quiet one ... but I think what he has done was really hard to do. He took some really brave choices character-wise and just locked onto them."


 

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Thanks for posting this Ethan
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Re: Brad Pitt looking for gay themed movie?
« Reply #44 on: Feb 04, 2006, 08:36 PM »
Is this for real?  A friend sent it to me.... :o  Sounds like what a trash rag would report ;)

Yeah it doesn't seem like Pitt, but I don't know him and maybe he wants something different.  He's a box office draw and has made his fortune so maybe he finally wants to be taken seriously as an actor. 

Good luck finding anything as powerful as BBM.  From the usual trash that comes out of Hollywood it's unlikely that he's going to find an original screenplay on this subject.  More likely than not he needs to find a good piece of literature and get someone to write a screenplay for him.

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Re: Brad Pitt looking for gay themed movie?
« Reply #45 on: Feb 04, 2006, 08:37 PM »
There is a whole thread on IMDb about it...I thought it was a joke.

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Re: Brad Pitt looking for gay themed movie?
« Reply #46 on: Feb 04, 2006, 08:50 PM »
There is a whole thread on IMDb about it...I thought it was a joke.

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Anything to the story or is it just the usual from a rumor rag?


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Re: News Coverage: January 30 - Feb 5
« Reply #47 on: Feb 05, 2006, 08:03 AM »

Brad Pitt is reportedly desperate for a role in a gay movie following the massive success of "Brokeback Mountain".

LOL  Well, he had his chance in Troy. Too bad they made Patroclus into Achilles' cousin, instead of his lover!

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Re: Brad Pitt looking for gay themed movie?
« Reply #48 on: Feb 05, 2006, 09:12 AM »
There is a whole thread on IMDb about it...I thought it was a joke. :P
Anything to the story or is it just the usual from a rumor rag?

No nothing interesting there I'm affraid
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Re: News Coverage: January 30 - Feb 5
« Reply #49 on: Feb 05, 2006, 11:35 AM »
Here's a good feature on BBM in Montana, titled "Montanans Turn Out In Droves For Brokeback Mountain".
http://www.helenair.com/articles/2006/02/04/montana/a07020406_02.txt
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Re: News Coverage: January 30 - Feb 5
« Reply #50 on: Feb 05, 2006, 12:27 PM »
Wow.  This movie is shattering alot of stereotypes.... heheh
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Re: News Coverage: January 30 - Feb 5
« Reply #51 on: Feb 05, 2006, 02:54 PM »

Here's a good feature on BBM in Montana, titled "Montanans Turn Out In Droves For Brokeback Mountain".
http://www.helenair.com/articles/2006/02/04/montana/a07020406_02.txt

Thanks for the link.  Yeah Missoula is home to the University of Montana and probably the most liberal area of the State, but Billings is not. 

The especially liked the poli sci profs statement, “Electing to go to a movie is not a political decision”.

 

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Re: News Coverage: January 30 - Feb 5
« Reply #52 on: Feb 05, 2006, 07:59 PM »
What a great article! Bill O'Reilly must be gnashing his teeth.  ;D

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Re: News Coverage: January 30 - Feb 5
« Reply #53 on: Feb 05, 2006, 11:33 PM »
FYI: did anyone remembers that Philip Seymour Hoffman played a drag queen in a movie with Robert DE Niro entitled " Flawless " 1999, so it is not the first time he has played a gay or effeminate character on the big screen, so I dint see what is so special about him doing just another imitation of some gay guy from the fifties who used a deluge of media covering a crime in Capote makes him so special, it is very forgettable whereas Heath Ledger created from scratch a person with a tormended soul that had a profound love hidden within each look, each gaze, each muffled words, each tears floating in his eyes. that is what I call unforgettable and deserving of an Oscar
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Re: News Coverage: January 30 - Feb 5
« Reply #54 on: Feb 05, 2006, 11:37 PM »
Thanks for posting frenchcda

Thanks for posting the picture too, the big cat I am is purrrring!  :P
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