Curated Headlines Archive for December, 2011

NY Times

“The only thing I didn’t build was my pencil.”
Dante Ferretti On Hugo


“The preferential system’s always been geared in favor of those voters who fill out a complete ballot, and it’s still the case.” (Though it really… isn’t)
How Price-Waterhouse-Cooper Will Push The Paper To Determine The Number Of Best-Pic Nominations
2.5 Months Ago – Poland Breaks Down The Process
5 Months Ago – Pond Breaks Down The Process

LA Times

“I’m not enough of a wacko idealist to try to make it disappear entirely, especially since some of that advertising money helps my own newspaper keep the lights on.”
Goldstein Suggests A Luxury Tax On… Studio Awards Spending?

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“There’s a culture of friendship in Latin American cinema, between people like Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Guillermo del Toro, which they in turn inherited from others. They’re a sensation of brotherhood, that people care abut you, look after you, which we’ve sought to maintain consciously. That ‘brotherhood’ is the best way to survive, to make better films, but it also a way of coming close to the biggest reason to make films. Filmmaking for me is like a fraternal act, like being with your family, and feeling that what we’re doing, when the film is over and makes some impact, is worth it. That intense encounter with all those people flowers, emanates for ever. You’re a kind of cousin, brother, lover, father, son of all those people with whom you worked. It’s a beautiful sensation.”
Gael García Bernal


Writer’s block?
“I don’t have it. Isn’t that great? It’s almost like a bit being a little insane; I’ve got so many stories in my head and so many people talking that I literally have to shut down, like shut out characters to start writing other shows. They all want to talk when I start. See, you’re going to make me sound crazy! But I sit down at the computer and I start writing a show, and especially a show like, “The Have and Have Nots” has been on for over a hundred episodes, “If Loving You is Wrong” is probably about 80 now, and so I know those people; “Too Close to Home” just started, it’s got 16. But I know them. So when I sit down to write I can tune into them and hear them, is what I mean.”
~ Tyler Perry On Process

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