Awards Watch Archive for September, 2008

Best Picture

BEST PICTURE Picture Studio Director Stars Comment The Frontrunners (in alphabetical order) Dec 19 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Par Fincher Pitt Long & gauzy, but one of the great young filmmakers in the world with a classic tale… could be a better Gump or another Joe Black… or in between Nov 19 Slumdog…

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22 Weeks To Go, For Love Or Money

By this time in most past years, the awards season was well under way, at least inside The Geltway. This year, not so much. Why? 2007 taught studios, in spite of a win by a November release that went the Aug/Sept.Oct festival route, that you can still open late and be in the Oscar game….

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September 23

The Gurus line up post-Toronto with high hopes for the still unseen Frost/Nixon, Streep, Rourke, Cruz, and Ledger

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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh