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The Descendants

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director:

  • Alexander Payne

Writer:

    Cast:

    • George Clooney
    • Judy Greer
    • Matthew Lillard
    • Beau Bridges
    • Robert Forster
    • Michael Ontkean
    • Shailene Woodley

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    Articles

    DP/30: The Descendants, editor Kevin Tent

    (note: opening tease is out of sync)

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    DP/30: The Descendants

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    DP/30 2011: The Descendants, actor Judy Greer

    From sleeping on friend’s floor to co-star in Jawbreaker to George Clooney’s lap in Three Kings, Judy Greer has had quite a run. And now, she’s being talked up for an Oscar nod for her turn opposite Clooney in The Descendants.

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    2011 Top Tens: The First of the Lists

    As the first of the Top Ten Lists start to roll in, George Clooney and Brad Pitt top the leaderboard with The Decendants and The Tree of Life. With Moneyball in the fifth spot, Pitt has two horses in the race. Only 14 lists so far .. a couple of hundred yet to go.

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    Critics Roundup — November 17

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 |||Green||Red Happy Feet Two |Green||||Green The Descendants |Green||Green||Green Tomboy |||Green|| Rid of Me |||Green|| Tyrannosaur (limited) |||Green|Green| The Lie (limited) ||||Green|

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    Friday Estimates, November 18, 2011

    As anticipated, Part One of the final entry in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, strongly leads the pack, while kiddie entry Happy Feet Two battles for space against Puss in Boots. Meanwhile, The Immortals and Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill arm wrestle for the third and fourth place slots.

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    “The loose braid down her back, her trendy silver necklace and her perfect skin give away Shailene Woodley’s tender age. Yet, hearing her speak you would think you were talking to her mom or at the very least her older, more mature sister.”

    “The loose braid down her back, her trendy silver necklace and her perfect skin give away Shailene Woodley’s tender age. Yet, hearing her speak you would think you were talking to her mom or at the very least her older, more mature sister.”

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    The Story Of Kaui Hart Hemmings, Whose Novel Inspired The Descendants

    The Story Of Kaui Hart Hemmings, Whose Novel Inspired The Descendants

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    Judy Greer On The Descendants As Change Of Pace

    Judy Greer On The Descendants As Change Of Pace lotsa spoilers

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    Confessions of a Film Festival Junkie: Day 4

    Glitch! Saturday morning’s early morning screening of The Descendents – Alexander Payne’s new film starring George Clooney – at the Toronto International Film Festival got into rather severe technical problems. Those of us standing in line were told at about 20 minute intervals that there was a problem but exactly what problem was kept vague….

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    “It’s a film festival’s job—and increasingly so—to create moments of recognition, of enjoyment, of shock, of learning. Not of consumerism. Not of implementing cultural policy. But moments without pretence, unclouded by vested interests, by intervention, by cynicism, by everyday business. Committed to nothing but the thing itself. Under obligation to nothing, to no one, not even to the filmmakers themselves. To basically seek access to a form that does not yet exist, a place no one has been to, a time that has not yet come. ’A form that thinks, and a thought that forms,’ as Jean-Luc Godard has it.”
    ~ Hans Hurch, late director of the Viennale

    “There’s a mass belief that if you’re texting, you’re somehow not interrupting the conversation—you’re not being rude. It’s an illusion of multitasking. I started filmmaking when people didn’t expect to have a phone on set, when it would’ve been seen as unprofessional to pull out a phone. Phones have become a huge distraction, and people work much better without them. At first it causes difficulty, but it really allows them to concentrate on what they’re doing. Everybody understands. I’ve had a lot of crews thank me. With a set, we’re trying to create a bubble of alternate reality.”
    ~ Christopher Nolan