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“The Governors Awards are one of the highest honors an actor can receive in mid-November. So many have used the word genius tonight that I might as well say it about Steve Martin.”
Rushfield At The Academy’s Governors Awards

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“We owe this victory to Barbara Broccoli, producer of the James Bond series, Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes, who because of their relationship with Judi Dench gave permission to spoof the ratings system using the M character.”
Weinstein Wins Philomena PG-13

“Genuinely experimental, blatantly predicated on the formal possibilities of film, Gravity is a movie in a tradition that includes IntoleranceNapoleonOlympia, and The Birds, as well as its most obvious precursor, 2001. Call it blockbuster modernism.
Hoberman On Gravity

indie wire

“I was surprised to see how much space the sex took up in the minds of people. But it’s a question of a taboo that’s been shattered. The film will be seen in another light once that taboo has been eradicated.”
Controversy Is The Warmest Color: Kechiche Clarifies His Remarks About Blue

“Scrap the significance of nation; Scrap the one-country, one-film rule; Institute a US release requirement.”
TIFF’s Cameron Bailey On Oscar’s Foreign Language Rules

LA Times

“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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“I wanted to make you love a murderer. There’s no way of redeeming him. He’s a drunk and a killer. He killed at least seven people (that we know of). But there were reasons he was a bad guy. He was surrounded by evil in those days. A lot of people were killed building modern Florida—modern everywhere. Watson had plenty of opportunities to see how rough those guys were playing and he thought he could do it too. At least he rationalized it that way. He had the devil beaten out of him and became a very dangerous guy. And he couldn’t handle his liquor, which is one of the worst aspects of him. And he went crazy. Understanding how that happened is useful, I think. There’s no reason any one of us couldn’t be Edgar Watson.”
~ Peter Mathiessen On Writing “Killing Mister Watson”

 

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