Note Pad Archive for January, 2009

Nine Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar Race

Beverly Hills, CA — Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 81st Academy Awards®. Sixty-five films had originally qualified in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Austria, “Revanche,” Gotz Spielmann, director; Canada, “The Necessities of Life,” Benoit Pilon, director;…

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The Movies Of 2008 (as compiled by Scott Foundas for Village Voice Media)

– A – Able Danger Adam Resurrected The Air I Breathe Alexandra Alice Neel Alice’s House Allah Made Me Funny All in This Tea All of Us The Alphabet Killer The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela American Zombie America the Beautiful American Teen An American Carol Amexicano Anamorph Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz…

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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