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DP/30: Happy Feet 2, director/co-writer/producer George Miller

3 Responses to “DP/30: Happy Feet 2, director/co-writer/producer George Miller”

  1. EthanG says:

    Thank goodness he’s going back to live-action film-making(ditto Bob Zemeckis). I loved “Babe” and “Happy Feet” was good…I just can’t imagine why those movies needed sequels, and why a talented director like Miller spent six years of his career making them. Maybe after the Mad Max reboot, he will finally get around to doing “The Odyssey…” and maybe SOMEDAY a Justice League movie.

  2. zachary says:

    will you be able to make a third happy feet? also if you do please keep mumble and gloria in it. if you can take the baby feathers off mumble or something please.

  3. zachary says:

    Also george it would meen a whole lot to me for you to make happy feet3 so please can you make it please.

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“I never, ever, ever read anything about myself. Not my interviews, not stories about me. I never, ever read any criticism of my films. I scrupulously have avoided any self-preoccupation. When I first started, that was not the case. I just pay attention to the work and don’t read about how great I am or what a fool I am. The enjoyment has got to come from doing the project. It’s fun to get up in the morning and have your script in front of you and to meet with your scenic designer and your cinematographer, to get out on the set and work with these charming men and beautiful women and put in this Cole Porter music and great costumes. When that’s over, and you’ve made your best movie, move on. I never look at the movie again — I never read anything about it again.”
~ Woody Allen

I do think the polemic of diversity right now is being handled with a lead pipe. It’s talked about in a way that’s not complex— and it’s a very complex issue. It’s not black and white. It’s not a conspiracy to keep women down. It’s a psychology of risk aversion. Women are question marks to the studios The indie world is changing, television is changing, but if you talk about mainstream Hollywood, they’re still looking at a question mark. [So] it’s not some kind of war. It’s people trying to figure out, imperfectly, how to change a culture that has been one way for a really long time. In terms of this movie, though, Sony was on our ass about diversity from day one. They were like, ‘Look: We want you to make your own movie. We just also want to tell you that there are other options, ones that we’re really open to, and here’s all the people we love.’ And those lists, they were the most diverse lists I’ve ever seen.
~ Jodie Foster

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