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George Lucas cranked up the cuteness quotient at the end of Return of the Jedi in order to sell more Ewok merchandise, says producer Gary Kurtz in this LATimes interview. “I could see where things were headed,‚Äù Kurtz said. ‚ÄúThe toy business began to drive the [Lucasfilm] empire. It‚Äôs... (Read More)
Snagged from HE. ¬†Nice to see some real footage.
Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz will co-star in Terrence Malick’s next movie, scheduled to begin filming in Oklahoma in October. Details are sketchy but The Wrap did some digging: The project was announced at the Berlin Film Festival, where it was described as a “romantic drama” and a “powerful... (Read More)
There are a couple of concepts to consider here when talking Inception and Oscar. The first is that the Academy are notoriously stubborn by nominating, or voting for, films the public foists upon them. We call this the "shoulds." When there is a lot of pressure, I... (Read More)
Tyson from Nolanfans.com has a question for AD readers regarding Inception’s Oscar chances. There are a lot of questions and concerns about Inception’s chances in the awards season and whether the voters will embrace it as much as we think they will. No doubt it’s a truly groundbreaking and... (Read More)
Thanks to Jun.
Update: turns out that Mr. Wells did not base his prediction on the trailer, as described below (and than god for that, right?) but a reaction from a “trusted research screening informant.” We alll get loopy on the subject of Oscar potential. ¬†Trust me, I know this to be... (Read More)