27 October, 2006

Opening Weekend

A Good Year

Comedy-drama with Russell Crowe as career change wine-maker.

Writer: Marc Klein (from Peter Mayle book)
Director: Ridley Scott

Official site


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All The King's Men

Political drama with all star cast

Writer: Steven Zaillian (from Robert Penn Warren book)
Director: Steven Zaillian

Official site

Steven Zaillian interview


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Be With Me

Three dramas from Singapore.

Writer: Eric Khoo, Wong Kim Hoh
Director: Eric Khoo

Official site

Production notes

Eric Khoo interview 1
Eric Khoo interview 2


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Container

Experimental drama

Writer: Lukas Moodysson
Director: Lukas Moodysson

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Havoc

Drama about LA's social divide. with Anne Hathaway and Bijou Phillips


Writer: Stephen Gaghan, Jessica Kaplan
Director: Barbara Kopple


Official site


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Red Road

UK mystery drama about a A CCTV operator

Writer: Andrea Arnold
Director: Andrea Arnold

Official site

Andrea Arnold interview
Andrea Arnold video interview
Except she asked for it to be taken off site because she thought it was for television and she doesn't do Internet interviews. I was looking forward to seeing her film but is it really possible for someone that thick to make a good film?

UPDATE
I've since found this video interview with Arnold done for Scottish television but not used. (It starts after the actors interview about half way in.) Watch it quickly before she gets it removed for promoting her film without permission on an evil media platform!


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Saw III

Horror sequel

Writer: Leigh Whannell
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman


Official site

Leigh Whannell interview 1
Leigh Whannell interview 2
Leigh Whannell interview 3

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Step Up

Romantic dance drama from the Save The Last Dance scribe.

Writer: Duane Adler, Melissa Rosenberg
Director: Anne Fletcher

Official site

Duane Adler interview


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Snuff-Movie

Horror from the writer-director of Candyman

Writer: Bernard Rose
Director: Bernard Rose


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well that explains why I haven't heard from Andrea Arnold about doing a Q&A for the blog!

Robin Kelly said...

It's strange that her marketing people haven't had a word with her about her bizarre stance. It's even stranger that she can't spare half an hour to help aspiring writers.

Robin Kelly said...

I've now seen Red Road and so to answer my own question, yes, thick people can make good films.