MCN Curated Headlines Archive for January, 2011

“Controversy is too complimentary a word for two people using their considerable self-publicizing resources to loudly complain about their credit once they realized how good the film is.”
Black Swan Costume Designer Amy Westcott On Rodarte No Oscar Nom

NY Times

Dargis Dispatches Sundance (And The Times Doc, Too)

Little Precious Annisia Meets P-Daddy Ice Bucks
Will Smith’s Overbrook and Jay-Z Teaming On A New Little Urban ANNIE

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“I am just grateful I am still around. I would love to be Steven Soderbergh, but I am lucky to be Joe Swanberg. Actors want to work with me, people want to give me money, and my nightmare scenario remains: Getting in bed with a studio, spending years on a movie, and it turns out horrible, but now I’m rich.”

Actually, by Hollywood standards, you’re right, I said. That is unambitious.

“It is, and yet, if you can go to bed happy at night, doing what you want, isn’t that ambition for a lifetime?”
~ Swanberg On Swanberg By Borelli

“In retrospect, nothing of that kind surprised me about Philip, because his intuition was luminous from the instant you met him. So was his intelligence. A lot of actors act intelligent, but Philip was the real thing: a shining, artistic polymath with an intelligence that came at you like a pair of headlights and enveloped you from the moment he grabbed your hand, put a huge arm round your neck and shoved a cheek against yours; or if the mood took him, hugged you to him like a big, pudgy schoolboy, then stood and beamed at you while he took stock of the effect.”
John le Carré on Philip Seymour Hoffman