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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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump