|Michael Keaton as Riggan in Birdman. |
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-Kris Tapley, InContention
So I'm just left sort of wondering aloud, outside of critics, whose movie is "Boyhood?" If not the producers, the directors, the actors, the writers, with only the editors speaking up for it, where is the sense of wanting Richard Linklater's masterpiece to represent the industry? Across the pond, apparently, and I'm struggling with whether that's enough.
Boyhood spoke to me because much of my life was lived as a real life, raising a daughter on my own being the most fulfilling part of that life. I went through the abusive boyfriend who was my daughter’s father figure with the nice house in the Hollywood Hills, the 50K Mercedes and the hardcore drinking problem. I did it because I wanted to give her a better life than apartments with one bedroom and no natural sunlight. I figured it out at some point that being rich doesn’t make you a better person or more worthy in anyone’s eyes that matter. That doesn’t make me trash — it makes me human, yearning for a better life and struggling to get there.
I remember Vivian taking a picture of the inside of a garbage can. I thought, "they laughed at Picasso." But I didn't ask Vivian how I could help her try to become a Picasso herself. She never offered to show her pictures, but like most of her employers, I never asked either.
[Dern on Citizen Ruth]: I feel excited and proud as I look back that, in the moment when I was on the cover of a lot of magazines, I wanted to immerse myself in a very unattractive character. It would’ve been easy to think, I should be a bit careful about how I’m perceived or how I look, or I have this ad campaign contract that’s been offered and I don’t want to mess it up. It’s lovely to be considered pretty and lovely to do photo shoots, and I just love fashion. But I’m proud that I did the characters I wanted to do.
It's not that the WGA, which these days is comprised of about 12,000 members (split between WGA-West and WGA-East), has a statistically poor track record of predicting Oscar winners in the writing categories. Indeed, in the years since the WGA honored the films of 1985, when it began evaluating dramatic and comedic scripts in one category, like the Academy, it has anticipated 20 of the 29 winners in both the adapted and the original categories, respectively.
The problem is why it missed on those nine occasions on both sides
Arquette discusses how the story of the film unfolded despite the fact there was no script to read at the outset. "It was so much about stripping away the ego," explains the actress, about the process of becoming Mom.
I was kind of beating my head against a wall, not making many breakthroughs in terms of the story, and it took me a long time to write it. But I was in a restaurant in Korea, and there was a table kind of like right there, and like a big family, they were arguing over an absent family member’s pregnancy, and they were debating whether it was real or not. Half the table thought it was real, the other was saying “it’s not real, she’s faking it”.
He Hated Pigeons is a phantasmagorical film which will explore the borders of sexuality and sanity in the context of a varied landscape. This will be the fifth feature film by pUNK Films’ Ingrid Veninger, and it will be the first which has been on Indiegogo. Veninger, also known as Canada’s “DIY Queen of indie film,” founded pUNK Films with the attitude that nothing is impossible. (Donate here.)
Brown was ordered to keep his “lips sealed” about his job at the Farm, but since retiring in 1972, he has created a website dedicated to honouring his fellow code interceptors. Brown admits that of his Ottawa co-workers “I think I’m the last one still around.”Brown’s code-breaking efforts under Project Ultra were recognized in 2010, when he received a certificate from Bletchley Park that he hangs on his wall: ‘In Recognition of Your Service at An Outstation.’
Hello Wizard's David Cronenberg tribute.
Any good reads you’d add to the list?
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