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By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

Bright Star, director Jane Campion, actor Ben Whishaw (TIFF ’09)

The complete version of this interview got lost in the shuffle. Apologies. Never too late, I guess.

7 Responses to “Bright Star, director Jane Campion, actor Ben Whishaw (TIFF ’09)”

  1. IOv3 says:

    I am just doing this to catch your attention DP because you need to address one thing:

    You need to either put up a link to an OSCAR STORY on the blog or you need to just have that story be here on the blog. Once you click on the Don Murphy jerk-a-thon, it takes you away from the Hot blog, and puts you into a completely different place that does not have a LINK TO THE HOT BLOG at the top of the page. That’s just goofy.

    Again, I get your reasoning behind having everything MCN related being tied into the Hot Blog and vice versa, but that’s hard to deal with when there’s no real easy way to access the place I want to go to in the first place… THE HOT BLOG!

    I know this is a new design, it’s being tweaked and what not, but there’s practical and impractical. What has happened to this blog is impractical by a country mile. Please, admin, work this out or I will continue to have to use back and forth to navigate between two articles that are on this blog but in actuality, one of them is not.

  2. IOv3 says:

    Great, the edit button just stopped working. Fine, here’s a double-post. I now have found the HOT BLOG link in the 26 Weeks thread but why is it all the way at the end? Why do I get re-directed to another part of MCN? It’s just impractical. I get the reasoning still but that’s just… weird.

  3. CampionFan says:

    I’ve been waiting a long time for the entire video. Thanks for posting!

  4. JoeLeydon's PersonalPornStar says:

    I’m heterosexual (well, mostly), but I do like older ladies — Ms Campion is hot!

  5. CampionFan says:

    Ha ha, well I’m not heterosexual and I also think she is hot…nice to know someone else feels the way I do about her! It’s nice to know others appreciate older women as well!

  6. Ellena says:

    When I try to watch this it says ‘video forbidden this video is private’. Is there something I need to do to watch it? Thank you :)

  7. David Poland says:

    Apologies… was on an old server… should work now.

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