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Stephen Dorff is a fan of Sofia Coppola. So much so that on a recent set visit Dorff spiralled completely off of what was meant to be the topic at hand and instead spent more than half of our allotted time talking about his experience with Coppola and the circumstances that led to his starring role in Somewhere.
This whole scenario was one that simply should not have worked. An actor literally five minutes removed from finishing his shoot on another project - he hadn't even changed out of costume yet - dropped into an interview scenario with a ludicrously large round table with fifteen or so journalists. It should have been a disaster but instead it turned into something special with Dorff clearly in a very open and giving frame of mind and the table of writers smart enough to realize what was happening, shut up and let the man talk. »
Last week, I had the opportunity to spend about 90 minutes — 45 of them recorded — at New York’s Bowery hotel with the actor Stephen Dorff, 37, who is earning the best reviews of his career for his performance as a movie star in quiet crisis at Hollywood’s fabled Chateau Marmont hotel in Sofia Coppola’s meditative film “Somewhere” (Focus Features, 12/22, R, trailer). Dorff and I had planned to chat in the lobby, but when the hotel staff blocked me from filming him there he graciously invited me up to his room to have a couple of beers and shoot it there. Suffice it to say that it was more than a little surreal to walk in and find a scene very much like the one his character inhabits throughout Coppola’s picture — sans stripper poles, sadly.
Over the course of our conversation, Dorff and I discussed a wide-range of topics:
- Scott Feinberg
Last year, Quentin Tarantino released his Inglourious Basterds, and despite being in many ways this director's number one fan I couldn't hide my disappointment with it. However, I hope I've got the good grace to concede Tarantino's remarkable flair for picking and bringing on new talent. All the world knows how the movie made a star of Christoph Waltz. This is also true of Mélanie Laurent, who played the fugitive Jewish woman Shosanna Dreyfus who was being pursued by Waltz's creepy SS "Jew hunter". Laurent had appeared in a number of films before this, but Ib was the real breakthrough. Her father, Pierre Laurent, is incidentally also a professional actor who dubs the voice of Ned Flanders in French broadcasts of The Simpsons. »
- Peter Bradshaw
2010 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Awards
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[April 29, 2010 – New York, NY] –The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winners of its world competition categories tonight at a ceremony hosted at the W Union Square in New York City.
The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 20 countries. Two awards were given to honor New York films, which were chosen from seven narrative and six documentary features. Awards were also given for the best narrative, best documentary and student visionary films in the short film competitions. This year’s Festival included 85 features and 47 short films from 38 countries.
Also announced at the awards were the »
The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival is delighted to announce its juror slate. 36 jurors who are at the top of their field in acting, directing, writing, journalism, and art will decide the winning films in the World Narrative Feature Competition, the World Documentary Feature Competition, the Best New York Narrative Competition, the Best New York Documentary Competition, the Narrative Shorts, the Documentary and Student Shorts, and the Tribeca All Access Competition. In an effort to get to know these artists a little better, we asked them to submit their answers to some questions about life, art, films, and inspiration. First up? Director Zoe Cassavetes and Jared Cohen, a member of the U.S. Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff and author of the books Children of Jihad and One Hundred Days of Silence. Click here to explore the full range of fantastic people jurying the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Zoe Cassavetes (Juror - »
The juror panel at the Tribeca Film Festival is going to look like the red carpet at a major Hollywood premiere.
Several celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Whoopi Goldberg, Aaron Eckhart and Brooke Shields, were asked to serve on the six competitive festival categories. They will announce the winning films, filmmakers and actors in their respective categories at the Tff Awards Night Party, which will be held on April 29. The 2010 Tribeca Festival runs from April 21 to May 2 in New York City.
“This year’s jury features the same impressive range and depth as our films playing in competition. They are distinctive and accomplished storytellers, artists and entrepreneurs from the worlds of film, theater, culture, fashion, television and new media – all of whom share a passion for film, a thirst for discovery and a spirit of independence,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Here’s a list of all »
- Sean O'Connell
13 April 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Tribeca Film Festival announced Tuesday morning the 35 jurors for its six competition categories.
Filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, journalists and media figures such as Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Cheryl Hines, America Ferrera, Alicia Keys, Zach Braff, Hope Davis, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will participate on the juries.
"This year's jury features the same impressive range and depth as our films playing in competition," fest co-founder Jane Rosenthal said. "They are distinctive and accomplished storytellers, artists and entrepreneurs from the worlds of film, theater, culture, fashion, television and new media -- all of whom share a passion for film, a thirst for discovery and a spirit of independence."
Winners in the world narrative, world documentary, New York narrative, New York documentary, narrative short and documentary and student short film categories will be announced at the awards night party April 29. Together, the six juries will award $130,000 in cash and prizes, »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
by Terry Keefe
I originally interviewed Ione Skye for Venice Magazine, where this article appeared five years ago. The interview was primarily for Fever Pitch, the Farrelly Brothers film in which she had a supporting role, but we also spoke about Say Anything and River's Edge, the latter of which was one of my favorite films as a teenager. I have only included the portions about her earlier films here.
Our culture has become so coarse that I'm not sure River's Edge would shock audiences today, the way it did back in 1986. Directed by Tim Hunter, the plot centers around a group of slacker teenagers in the Pacific Northwest who bond together, under the direction of a manic Crispin Glover, to cover up the murder of a female friend by another of their group. None of the rest of the gang actually are guilty of the murder, but Glover becomes »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
8 items from 2010
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