DP/30 Archive for November, 2007

LWD – The Diving Bell & The Butterfly, Production

Director Julian Schanbel, Screenwriter Ronald Harwood, DP Janusz Kaminski, and producer Jon Kilik discuss the film

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LWD – The Diving Bell & The Butterfly, Actors

Matthieu Amalric, Marie-Josee Croze, Emmanuelle Seigner, Max von Sydow & director Julian Schnabel discuss the film.

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LWD – Amy Adams

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LWD – Todd Haynes & Christine Vachon

I’m Not There director Todd Haynes and producer Christine Vachon

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LWD – Frank Langella, Starting Out In The Evening

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LWD – John Sayles & Maggie Renzi, Honeydripper

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“Yes, yes, yes. Now I am also the producer on Jean-Luc’s films, so I need to raise the money. Yes, there are two projects in preparation with the pretext of virtual reality. We are beginning with two approaches: we can either do or undo VR. Maybe we will undo it more than we do VR, because thinking about VR leads to the opposite of VR. Is there concrete imagination in virtual reality? For me, cinema is concrete imagination because it’s made with the real and uses it. VR, virtual reality, is totally the opposite of that, but it might be interesting to use this and then to destroy it. No, we’ll see, we’ll see. First, it’s just an idea of a beginning. There is a forest to cross, and we are just at the beginning of the forest. The first step is development. As they say in business, first there is development and research. We have to develop somehow an idea for the film; I won’t say a script, but to see what we can do with this system, and what we can undo with this system.”
~ Fabrice Aragno On Godard’s Next Projects

“Why put it in a box? This is the number one problem I have—by the way it’s a fair question, I’m not saying that—with this kind of festival situation is that there’s always this temptation to classify the movie immediately and if you look at it—and I’ve tried to warn my fellow jurors of this—directors and movie critics are the worst people to judge movies! Directors are always thinking, “I could do that.” Critics are always saying, “This part of the movie is like the 1947 version and this part…” And it’s like, “Fuck! Just watch the movie and try and absorb it and not compare it to some other fucking movie and put it in a box!” So I think the answer’s both and maybe neither, I don’t know. That’s for you to see and criticize me for or not.”
~ James Gray