The Hollywood award campaign for The Artist has tellingly revealed a good deal about why silence is golden. Uggie, the cute Jack Russell terrier in the movie, has been featured extensively, perhaps exhaustively, on TV chat shows. Why? Because like the two other principals, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, he speaks no English, but is at least not expected to. Dujardin has nowhere near enough English to carry a TV interview, so he has been reduced to mugging and doing wacky animal impressions, and there have been rumours that producer Harvey Weinstein is worried that reminders of the film's Frenchness will be a turn-off. Nonetheless, The Artist may well turn out to be the first French film to win best picture at the Academy Awards, but it will have achieved this triumph by keeping schtum, by being silent and reversing the talkie revolution which famously exposed those with squeaky or funny voices as ineligible for employment in the movie business. … [Read more...] about Golden Globes 2012: Is The Artist’s awards momentum a dramatic comedy of errors?
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— “Remember if you do win tonight, no one cares about that award as much as you do. Don’t get emotional, it’s embarrassing. That award is, no offense, worthless. It’s a bit of metal some nice old confused journalists wanted to give you in person so they could meet you and have a selfie with you, okay? That’s all it is!” … [Read more...] about Ricky Gervais meanest Golden Globes jokes 2016
“He was a true collaborator and I felt quickly, as I was working with him, that the act of creativity would not suffer from the dance between our egos. He was a creative brother to me,” he continued. “Johann was sincerely ambitious but very humble at the same time. He really wanted to push the boundaries of film composition. He had an extraordinary appetite for exploration. He loved taking risks and wasn’t afraid of putting his feet in new soundscapes. He was an explorer.” … [Read more...] about Denis Villeneuve, James Marsh & Darren Aronofsky Remember ‘Sicario’ & ‘Theory Of Everything’ Composer Johann Johannsson, Two Years After Sudden Death
Earlier this month, Ewan stunned fans at the Golden Globes when he thanked both Eve and Mary Elizabeth during his acceptance speech. "I want to take a moment to just say thank you to Eve, who always stood by me for 22 years,” he said. “And our four children Clara, Esther, Jamyan and Anouk." The actor then went on to mention his new girlfriend Mary Elizabeth, 33, who he met while filming his role in the successful show. "I've always loved being an actor and I got amazing actors to hang out with, and there wouldn’t have been any Emmett without David Thewlis and Michael Stuhlbard and Carrie Coon. And there wouldn't have been any Ray without Mary Elizabeth Winstead." Ewan concluded. … [Read more...] about Ewan McGregor’s wife breaks silence on divorce
Blunt says she agreed to play her husband’s on-screen wife once she read the script and realized how much she would enjoy being a part of the movie. Fortunately for the power couple, “A Quiet Place” ended up being one of the most successful films of the year and even spawned a highly anticipated sequel in which she’ll play the star. … [Read more...] about Emily Blunt’s 5 biggest roles from, ‘Mary Poppins’ to ‘A Quiet Place’