Awards Watch Archive for August, 2013

Of Nebraska Award Chances, Bruce Dern Sez, “If I Go Supporting, I’m A Whore”

Of Nebraska Award Chances, Bruce Dern Sez, “If I Go Supporting, I’m A Whore”

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Stephen Frears On Bringing Humor To Dark Philomena

Stephen Frears On Bringing Humor To Dark Philomena

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With Labor Day, Jason Reitman Sez It’s Personal This Time

With Labor Day, Jason Reitman Sez It’s Personal This Time

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Condon Sees Similarities Between Cumberbatch And Assange

Condon Sees Similarities Between Cumberbatch And Assange

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MCN Gurus o’ Gold: Pre-Fall-Fest Edition

The Gurus are putting their turbans back before the festival madness from Venice to Telluride to Toronto (and eventually, New York) begins, offering their top 15 picks with no order at this time. It’s a bit early to be making placements with so many of the films unseen.

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Ron Howard’s Rush As A “British Independent Film”

Ron Howard’s Rush As A “British Independent Film”

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New York Film Festival Lines ‘Em Up In Cannes-Centric Convocation

Greengrass, Jonze, Stiller, Breillat, Chandor, Coens, Curtis, Denis,  Desplechin, Fiennes, Gray, Franco, Jarmusch, Lanzmann, Payne, Hong, Agnes B., Wiseman, Zhangke New York Film Festival Lines ‘Em Up In Cannes-Centric Convocation

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After Almost 50 Years Absence, Pakistan Ready To Send One Of Its 21 Releases To The Oscars

After Almost 50 Years Absence, Pakistan Ready To Send One Of Its 21 Releases To The Oscars

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31 Weeks To Oscar: Ellen DeGeneres, Oscar Host

So… Ellen DeGeneres is back hosting the Oscars. And let the yawning begin. I liked DeGeneres as an Oscar host. She didn’t absolutely kill, but she didn’t die. She is a little tiny bit edgy, but knows her role in the evening. There won’t be a 15 minute musical number about Ellen opening the show,…

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Isaacs Starts AMPAS Gig By Meeting With Oscar Producers

Isaacs Starts AMPAS Gig By Meeting With Oscar Producers

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“What Quibi trying to do is get to the next generation of film narrative. The first generation was movies, and they were principally two-hour stories that were designed to be watched in a single sitting in a movie theater [ED: After formats like the nickelodeon]. The next generation of film narrative was television, principally designed to be watched in one-hour chapters in front of a television set. I believe the third generation of film narrative will be a merging of those two ideas, which is to tell two-hour stories in chapters that are seven to ten minutes in length. We are actually doing long-form in bite-size.”
~ Jeffrey Katzenberg

“The important thing is: what makes the audience interested in it? Of course, I don’t take on any roles that don’t interest me, or where I can’t find anything for myself in it. But I don’t like talking about that. If you go into a restaurant and you have been served an exquisite meal, you don’t need to know how the chef felt, or when he chose the vegetables on the market. I always feel a little like I would pull the rug out from under myself if I were to I speak about the background of my work. My explanations would come into conflict with the reason a movie is made in the first place — for the experience of the audience — and that, I would not want.
~  Christoph Waltz