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Robin Write Revisits Cannes: Best Director


Robin Write at writeoutofla.com has selected his favorite Best Director winners at Cannes. At the 1958 Cannes Film Festival French film-maker François Truffaut was nowhere to be seen. Truth is, he was not allowed to attend that year as a result of him verbally lashing out at the competition as ...

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Interview: J C Chandor

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New York. 1981. Over 1 million crimes are recorded. There are over 60,000 aggravated assaults on record and over 2000 murders. Writer-director JC Chandor was thinking about his third film, the tragedy at Sandy Hook had occured, and he found himself searching through crime statistics. Chandor discovered that 1981 was ...

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Famous Directors on this Year’s Oscar Contenders

This Variety spread is pretty great, I must say. In addiction to Ben Affleck on Nicole Holofcener. Here is a sampling: Peter Bogdanovich on Alexander Payne: “You’ll probably think I’m old-fashioned,” John Ford said to me, “but black-and-white is real photography.” On the same subject, Orson Welles referred to black-and-white ...

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The State of the Race: Best Director – Scorsese Clears the Room


Watch the spankin’ new trailer here. It’s unlikely that 2013, despite the slate of exceptionally good films, will equal last year’s collective box office take. Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained and Les Miserables were all $100 million babies before the Oscars. That’s ...

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Oscarwatch: The Directors


Argo — Telluride, early September, 2012 The Artist — Cannes, May, 2011 The King’s Speech — Toronto, September, 2010 The Hurt Locker — the previous year, Toronto Film Fest Slumdog Millionaire — Telluride, Toronto, September 2008 No Country for Old Men — Cannes, May, 2007 The Departed — October, 2006 ...

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Poll: Who Will Win Best Director?

If Argo is the consensus vote and runaway winner — we have no director to pair it up with. It boggles my mind but there it is. It happened once before when it was Driving Miss Daisy but that was an easy choice because Oliver Stone had won the DGA ...

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