Note Pad Archive for August, 2005

The Ultimate Indie Fest Teams With The Academy

August 17, 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Academy to Receive Telluride Festival Archives Beverly Hills, CA — The directors of the Telluride Film Festival will donate a comprehensive collection of documents, photos and videotapes from the Festival to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library. The materials cover every year of the…

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Gardening With Fernando & Rachel

Will this movie be held up as one of the best now or later? Meet two of the key puzzle pieces.

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Temporary Blindness

Which high profile Oscar movie does not have the support of the marketing exec who has to sell the darn thing? Which assumed Oscar-running film is going to be moving out of 2005 to 2006 pretty soon? What Oscar chaser has some other studio types wondering if there is enough money earmarked to actually release…

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Gardener On A Date

Focus has moved The Constant Gardener to August 31… and my anxiety level about how this magnificent film will perform moved from high to ridiculous. The date is pretty much identical to Focus’s 2004 release, Vanity Fair… also a film for adults… also a well-respected filmmaker… but also with Reese Witherspoon. Still, released on the…

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A Hot New Best Actor Candidate

Cillian Murphy, who is still “that Irish guy who was in 28 Days Later” for most people and likely will still be after Red Eye is said to give a performance in Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto that may well make him the better known Jaye Davidson or the less known Charlize Theron of this…

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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