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DP/30: Anonymous, director Roland Emmerich

5 Responses to “DP/30: Anonymous, director Roland Emmerich”

  1. Che sucks says:

    I don’t begrudge Emmerich doing a film with this angle, but his attitude like the case against Shakespeare is overwhelming is more laughable than the slaveless Mel Gibson character in THE PATRIOT.

  2. LexG says:

    LOOK AT HIM!

    It’s always weird when a GREAT ARTIST makes a movie about a lesser artist.

  3. sanj says:

    i have zero interest in this film but i like the last 10 minutes.

  4. General Buttfucking Naked says:

    Way to be talking about “A Knight’s Tale” (not his movie) when he was talking about Heath Ledger in “The Patriot.”

  5. David Poland says:

    They all look the same to me, General.

    Congrats on the IDA nod!

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“Fight Club was a movie where half the financing fell out before we started shooting. Bill Mechanic to his credit said: ‘I’m making this movie.’ Laura Ziskin, may she rest in peace, was there every step of the way saying: ‘Go, keep going, it’s great, we love the dailies, it’s amazing.’ When we cut the movie together and showed them the final thing is the first time everyone realized they were going to get fired. It’s a great cocktail story about doing this movie that’s so dark and twisted and then they see it and go, oh my god, what’s the poster here? How do we get people to see this? The marketing department shit all over the movie and said: ‘Men don’t want to see Brad Pitt with his shirt off and women don’t want to see him bloody so you’re fucked.’ So they devised a campaign for the film to sell it to people watching the World Wrestling Federation. I wanted to sell it as a satire. Madness. People go to the movies to see things they haven’t seen before. Call me a radical.”
~ David Fincher On Fight Club

“Being on sets and watching how shit went down, I watched a lot of directors get rope-a-doped. I could see that they wanted to execute something and the experts hired to support them said ‘We won’t have time for that.’ So I watched people I admired get spun and I vowed never to let that happen. I want to know what every motherfucker in the room does. I never wanted to be the person victimised by other people’s laziness.”
~ David Fincher on process