Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Link Happened One Night

IFC a new film from the long gone Metropolitan auteur Whit Stillman!
Dark Horizons Lars Von Trier is such an anarchist joker. He's cast Scorsese's Jesus in his next film Antichrist. Hee
My New Plaid Pants the Prince of Persia strut: Gratutious Gyllenhaal
Salon Stephanie Zacharek waxes rhapsodic about Claudette Colbert's "hazy nipples" in It Happened One Night (an older piece but offered up as a companion to this BPFTOI episode earlier today.)
Cinema de Merde suffers through Mamma Mia!

Club Silencio "The Stare Down"with Nicole Kidman
Awards Daily Taylor Hackford making a Tennesee Williams biopic
Awards Heaven goes deep into EMMY
Cinema Styles has some words for Glinda, the supposed "good" witch
Goatdog The "Movies About Movies" blog-a-thon is just around the corner. R U ready?

8 comments:

Jose said...

Awesome news about Lars. I don't care it's not "Wasington", I'm just thrilled he's doing movies after that depression thing.

Chris Na Taraja said...

Um...I can't quit you Jake!

Anonymous said...

Nathaniel, have you got any ideas on who should play Tennesee Williams in the biopic?

NATHANIEL R said...

not really. he doesn't look like any actor I know.

i'd love for it to be a gay actor so that we don't do that annual "you're so brave for playing gay" idiocy again. Or at least a straight actor smart enough to call reporters on their shit when they start that up again.

i know it will never happen but i'd love to see major biopic roles go to unknowns once in awhile so we don't give the actor automatic points for BECOMING someone else and not being themselves again.

and lastly, Taylor Hackford ? errrr. his last biopic was so pedestrian. I L-O-V-E Tennessee Williams so I will be very angry if he gets the boring traditional bio (childhood glimpse + reductive idea that one event in your early life always Makes You Who You Are + rise and fall + death) ... in other words it better be a lot more like Capote and not much like Ray.

Kamikaze Camel said...

That picture Awards Daily uses for Tennessee Williams actually reminds me of Chris Eigeman. And not just because you also linked to a piece about Walt Stillman (who has used Eigeman in all his movies).

lawyer tony fernando said...

JAKE,MAKE ME GAY, OR GAYER, JUST COME HERE AND BIT ME!

adam k. said...

Um, I hate to say it, cause I know we all love Jake, but those stills make Prince of Persia look pretty disastrous.

Unless they're actually going for ridiculous.

NATHANIEL R said...

i haven't seen any stills yet.

these are just photos of jake on set with Reese. i don't really trust set photos to tell how a movie is going to look. ever noticed how chintzy some costumes look once you see them in real life but on screen they look special?