Grand Opening/ Grand Closing
Fun inquisitive post on the North Country poster. Doesn't it look a tad too familiar? I knew I hated it instantly but I couldn't figure out why. Now I know. Thanks for having a better memory than I.
The cast is still coming together but my spidey-sense is not tingling with this adaptation. Just have a hunch that it will be a through-the-roof success. I don't feel one way or another about Beyoncé or Jamie Foxx but I love Anika Noni Rose. I've always said that whoever is cast as Effie is going to be nominated for an Oscar provided they can do "And I Am Telling You" justice. So, this casting possibility (Fantasia Barrino) is kinda surprising --but still as weird as it is to say that an American Idol performer will be an Oscar nominee in one or two years time, I'll trust that Bill Condon knows what he's doing. Even with two AI connections (Anika made her film debut in From Justin and KellyI'm still not nervous about this movie.
A fun interview with the always outspoken and usually brilliant DP Chris Doyle of In the Mood for Love, The White Countess, 2046, Hero, and Rabbit Proof Fence fame.