Why do you think these films resonate with people?
Juile: With some people. We try to do them with as much truth in the writing as the performances as possible. We try to make it feel like it’s not a movie, it’s life. Most romantic films are so formula - they have complications, then they end up getting married, that’s it.
Ethan: As much as some people like these movies - and we’re happy about that - a lot of people don’t want to go see a movie where all the characters do is talk. I think these movies are a little different because I can’t think of any others where the coleads are the coauthors. And by virtue of doing that, you’re creating a movie that’s a little genderless. It’s not like a Nora Ephron comedy or a Judd Apatow comedy. It doesn’t have a male or female agenda.
Julie: It’s funny - look at the movies that make money. If you look at a movie like Bridesmaids, which is a good film, she has sex with a bra on with Jon Hamm. I mean, have you ever had sex with a bra on? Never!
Via Indiewire: Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelshon are joining forces for the western “Slow West”.
You might not remember, but back in 2011, Fassbender revealed he was developing a movie with ex-Beta Band member turned filmmaker, John Maclean. They had previously collaborated on two shorts — “Man on a Motorcycle” and “Pitch Black Heist” — and now they’ll team for a feature, “Slow West.” Co-starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and the ever present (and always solid) Ben Mendelsohn, there are no plot details on this one just yet, but the plan is for cameras to roll later this year in New Zealand. Support for the movie is already in place from Film 4, DMC Film and the The New Zealand Film Commission. Needless to say, we’re eager to see how this all turns out.
Via Indiewire: Here is their early prediction list of best oscar original screenplay.
The Likely Heavyweights, Based Purely On Speculation: 1. David O. Russell and Eric Singer, American Hustle 2. Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, Saving Mr. Banks
The Best Bets From What We’ve Seen: 3. Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis 4. Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine 5. Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron, Gravity 6. Jeff Nichols, Mud 7. Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
Could Easily Be Major Contenders: 8. Spike Jonze, Her 9. Cormac McCarthy, The Counselor 10. Peter Morgan, Rush
Even More Strong Possibilities From What We’ve Seen (What a Great Year So Far In This Category) 11. Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha 12. Bob Nelson, Nebraska 13. JC Chandor, All Is Lost 14. Derek Cianfrance, Bob Coccio and Darius Marder, The Place Beyond The Pines 15. Asghar Farhadi, The Past
It’s Gonna Be Crowded, But They Could All Rise Into The Mix: 16. Margaret Nagle, The Good Lie 17. Aaron Guzikowski, Prisoners 18. Scott Cooper and Brad Inglesby, Out of the Furnace 19. Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack, Dallas Buyers Club 20. Stephen Jeffreys, Diana
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