Awards Watch Archive for September, 2013

John Wells On August: Osage County’s Search For Closure spoilers

“I’m not sure I’m OK with doing it that way. I don’t want to say there’s anything wrong with the current ending, because there isn’t. But it’s something we’re still talking about. We don’t open for three months, and it’s possible you’ll see something different.” John Wells On August: Osage County‘s Search For Closure spoilers

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Buchanan’s Toronto Party Game Leads To Question Of Changing August: Osage County’s Ending

Buchanan‘s Toronto Party Game Leads To Question Of Changing August: Osage County’s Ending spoilers

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Why Wasn’t Dallas Buyers Club Shot In Dallas?

Why Wasn’t Dallas Buyers Club Shot In Dallas?

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Sharkey Bundles Up Cumberbatch At TIFF13

Sharkey Bundles Up Cumberbatch At TIFF13

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Bullock: Gravity Lonely

Bullock: Gravity Lonely

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It’s Condon Vs. Assange In Cumberbatch Accent Battle

It’s Condon Vs. Assange In Cumberbatch Accent Battle

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“Those are the three assholes who are going to win the Oscar for Best Song this year,”

“Those are the three —holes who are going to win the Oscar for Best Song this year.”

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“From the response in Toronto, people want [this realism]. Everyone’s an adult here; they know how to deal with it. It’s not about sort of sugarcoating it. We’re here to do something that we feel is necessary. This film for me is about love.”

“From the response in Toronto, people want [this realism]. Everyone’s an adult here; they know how to deal with it. It’s not about sort of sugarcoating it. We’re here to do something that we feel is necessary. This film for me is about love.”

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“The premiere is likely also it for the festival, just one day in. If the notion that 12 Years a Slave won’t win the best picture Oscar seems absurd to those who’ve seen it, the idea that it wouldn’t take the audience award—the sole honour at the Toronto film festival—is plain insane.”

“The premiere is likely also it for the festival, just one day in. If the notion that 12 Years a Slave won’t win the best picture Oscar seems absurd to those who’ve seen it, the idea that it wouldn’t take the audience award—the sole honour at the Toronto film festival—is plain insane.”

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“As I sat in the bar and we struggled to speak, I said, ‘A century from now, when they put together a montage about the history of movies? They’ll put the film we just saw in the first ten seconds of that montage. He didn’t even question it; he just nodded, a lump rising in his throat.”

“As I sat in the bar and we struggled to speak, I said, ‘A century from now, when they put together a montage about the history of movies? They’ll put the film we just saw in the first ten seconds of that montage. He didn’t even question it; he just nodded, a lump rising in…

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Academy COO Robertson Steps Down After 32 Years At Group, Taking Oscar Telecast Advisory Role

Academy COO Robertson Steps Down After 32 Years At Group, Taking Oscar Telecast Advisory Role

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Cumberbatch Defends Assange

“We show his ideas and integrity and self-sacrifice. I think there’s a lot to celebrate about his achievements.” Cumberbatch Defends Assange

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“One day you know that you’re going to be naked all day and doing different sexual positions, and it’s hard because I’m not that familiar with lesbian sex. The scene is a little too long.”

“One day you know that you’re going to be naked all day and doing different sexual positions, and it’s hard because I’m not that familiar with lesbian sex. The scene is a little too long.”

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In Time For TIFF, Macaulay’s Classic “How To Do A Festival Q&A”

In Time For TIFF, Macaulay‘s Classic “How To Do A Festival Q&A”

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Does Premiere Status At Fall Festivals Mean Anything Anymore With Telluride’s New Status?

“Telluride counts a hefty number of Academy voters among its regular attendees, whereas Toronto is geared toward film buyers and the Canadian public. Then Oscar pundits started flocking to Telluride, a mix of columnists and bloggers obsessed with handicapping the Academy Awards.” Does Premiere Status At Fall Festivals Mean Anything Anymore With Telluride’s New Status?

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Scott Will Make No Oscar Predictions Before Their Time From Telluride

Scott Will Make No Oscar Predictions Before Their Time From Telluride

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Allan Arkush Compares Nebraska To A Renoir Film

Allan Arkush Compares Nebraska To A Renoir Film

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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