DP/30 Archive for February, 2010

Avatar Producer Jon Landau On Oscar Politics

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Avatar, composer James Horner

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Food, Inc, director Robert Kenner

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Precious, director Lee Daniels Redux (February 2010)

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The Yellow Handkerchief, actor William Hurt

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The Hurt Locker, director Kathryn Bigelow

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An Education, actor Carey Mulligan (Dec 2009)

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Crazy Heart, actor Maggie Gyllenhaal

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The Young Victoria, costume designer Sandy Powell

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South of the Border, director Oliver Stone

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The Hurt Locker, writer Mark Boal

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Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher

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Up co-writer/co-director Pete Docter

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“Dude, I don’t like the way you talk, bro. How can you tell me that it’s going to be hard? Do you see a lot of people like you writing stories? Give me a break, bro. That’s your strength, that you’re not like us. Go out there and tell your stories. Don’t go out there and try to be like Quentin or me or anybody else. We need you. Tell me what makes you angry, why you’re arrogant, or fearful, whatever it is. Don’t hide anything. Be honest. What is that thing that bothers you and makes you distinct? Everyone’s looking for you. A Mexican point-of-view to tell a story right now? I’m telling you, everybody wants that right now. I desperately need you to tell your story in your way. You are essential.”
~ M. Night Shyamalan

“My films are always brought to life from an idea, a coincidence, or a dreamlike magic. An ephemeral moment that settles in my mind and starts to bloom. The plot slowly appears before my eyes, and there’s nothing left but to write it. I actually do use a mood board. And location scouting is essential to the realization of the film. I’m inspired by architecture — the beauty of certain neighborhoods, the mystery in odd buildings, or streets that suggest psychoanalytic theories. I only choose my actors after I write the script.”
~ Dario Argento