This is the film we wanted to see at Cannes this year. Unfortunately for the Film Festival, Paul Thomas Anderson’s film wasn’t ready yet. After the extraordinary There Will Be Blood, it looks like the director is about to deliver another masterpiece with The Master. Nothing had been revealed of the film but the storyline: “A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as “the Master” whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.” (Source: IMDB). The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Laura Dern. But this first trailer only shows us Freddie Sutton, Phoenix’s character. And I have to say, it is a pleasure to finally see Joaquin Phoenix back on a screen. We are also very eager to see some footage from James Gray’s latest, Low Life, in which Phoenix also stars.
It this scene, Phoenix seems to be questioned by a military officer. From all the close-ups in the trailer, we can tell that Phoenix’s acting is very Brando-like. We can also hear some of Jonny Greenwood’s score, which he composed for the film. Greenwood was also behind the legendary score of There Will Be Blood.
We’ll have to wait until October 12 in the US to see the picture. So let’s hope The Master will at least be at the Venice Film Festival in September.
Enjoy and Viddy Well!
Cruel, Cruel Cruel Cruel…
We are indeed in the darkest timeline… Just a few days after an amazing finale, Dan Harmon, the mad genius behind Community, announced that he got fired. David Guarascio and Moses Port have been hired as the new Community showrunners. This is really terrible news. The show’s cast members are appalled as well and have left many comments on Twitter. Community is by far one of the best comedies on TV. So we can only hope that the spirit of the show will remain and that the cast members will “die protecting his vision” as Alison Brie (Annie) promised…
Wes Anderson never stops!
The director has already finished writing his next script which apparently takes place in Europe. This move seems logical since Wes Anderson has now been living in Paris for quite a long time.
James Bond never dies…
We are not done with James Bond films apparently. Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie, director of Moon and Source Code) is planning to direct a biopic on Ian Fleming. I haven’t seen Moon which was supposed to be great, but Source Code was really awful. Let’s hope Jones will do a good job this time.
Mia Wasikowska meets another Carol
The actress will star in Carol alongside Cate Blanchett. Carol is an adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel, The Price of Salt. In the 1950s in New York, a love story begins between a young woman working in a department store and an unhappily married woman, afraid to lose her daughter if she were to leave her husband. The film will be directed by John Crowley (Boy A).
Rumor has it…
Our source at the Cannes Film Festival tells us that the rumor is going around that John Hillcoat’s Lawless (which is apparently really bad), was only granted a spot in the official competition as a favor to the Weinstein brothers. Indeed, the Weinsteins were of great help is getting The Artist in the Oscar run… Though, I would like to say that The Artist deserved all the awards it received.
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Now, I’m sure all of you know the famous “New York, New York” song from the beginning of On the Town. New York is indeed a “wonderful town”, but that song is really famous and I felt like posting another song from this movie today.
Directed in 1949 by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, the film tells the story of three sailors who get one day to visit the Big Apple. Each sailor will of course find love during the day. This song is performed by Frank Sinatra and Betty Garrett. The two characters are at the top of the Empire State and sing their love in a humorous way. It’s always such a delight to listen to The Voice, that I couldn’t resist.
So, Enjoy “You’re Awful” and Viddy Well !
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