L'amour fou (1969)
The following "messages" were sent to Kevin B. Lee as part of the preparatory work for our video Out 1 Solitaire:
Part of the impact of Out 1 derives from the way it captures several aspects of transatlantic 60s counterculture, but the differences between North America and France during this period are telling. Psychedelic drug culture hadn't yet made many discernible inroads, although things we associate with that culture—especially LSD trips and changing perceptions of duration—seem present in some form, especially in Colin's solipsistic fantasies and preoccupations and some of the "tribal" rituals of the theater group's exercises. Politics were also perceived differently, above all because of the experience of
On Spec is being distributed by Lumière and is available to watch online December 19, 2012 - January 2, 2012
All audio recorded 12/13/12 at approximately 1am
Credits (approx 60-90 seconds)
Credits are written out by hand on a blank notepad. “Specters of the Age (Myths/Comedies): On Spec,” “August 17, 2011,” “Credit,” (with names) “Thank you,” (with names). Quote: “Owe a bank a thousand dollars, the bank owns you. Owe a bank one hundred million dollars, you own the bank.” — American proverb
—Outline for On Spec, 8/16/11
"...But, as my first (film) film, it’s a start, even if trying to extract some trace of something redeemingly real from this speculative world seems as dubious a venture, in 2012, as not trying at all. "
—Notes to On Spec, August 20, 2012
"Went to Ma today to color-correct [film], and good thing too: guy would have naturalized it all,
Photo by Pierre Zucca
In the last issue of Senses of Cinema, Daniel Fairfax reviewed Douglas Morrey and Alison Smith's Jacques Rivette, and now, for Issue 61, Mary Wiles has allowed the editors to choose a chapter from her forthcoming Jacques Rivette. Rolando Caputo's decided to go with the one on L'amour fou (1969) for a number of reasons, but primarily because "the film seems the point of historical conjunction between the end of one wave and the coming of a second wave of filmmakers that washed up in its undertow. At a stretch, one can see the shadow of this film on the cinema of Jean Eustache, Maurice Pialat, Philippe Garrel and others. L'amour fou is a great and wondrous film." And he's running Rivette's 1950 essay "We Are Not Innocent Anymore" as well.
Also in this issue: Marko Bauer,
Today on indieWIRE: Edward Burns talked indie filmmaking, 'L'amour fou' director talked fashion and Tribeca dolled out awards.
Tribeca Film Festival vet and indie stalwart Edward Burns stopped by the Apple Store in SoHo for Apple and indieWIRE's "Meet the Tribeca Filmmaker" series to talk about his low-budgeted romantic dramedy, 'Newlyweds,' which is closing the festival on Saturday.
The 35th Toronto International Film Festival has come to an end, showcasing a slew of Hollywood's most anticipated fall films -- especially noteworthy after such a bleak summer -- and indie gems you'll have to hunt for over the next few years. 'The King's Speech,' 'Rabbit Hole,' and 'Black Swan' are just a few of the hot titles that drew buzz this year. We've already reported that 'The King's Speech' won the coveted People's Choice Award, but what about the rest?
First, attendees also got to vote on the best Midnight Madness flick and documentary. Jim Mickle's 'Stake Land' -- showcasing a post-apocalyptic America after a vampiric epidemic -- won the former, while Sturla Gunnarsson's environment-centric 'Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie' won the latter. Shawn Ku's 'Beautiful Boy' (a school shooting aftermath story
Tiff 2010 Award Winners
Award For Best Canadian Short Film
The award for Best Canadian Short Film goes to Vincent Biron for Les Fleurs de l'âge, which explores a summer day for a regular group of school kids. The jury remarked: “Director Vincent Biron manages to take a moment of an ordinary childhood summer and render unforgettable art from it. This gem of a film captured the jury’s hearts with its quiet, poignant, but also vivid and wonderfully sympathetic portrayal of ‘a day in
Feature: The Kings Speech by Tom Hooper
Can we just give Colin Firth the best actor statue now? Given the momentum from last year, don't you think there's no way they're not going to hand him the statue this year? We might be looking at a boring
Toronto -- The odds on Colin Firth grabbing the best actor Oscar improved Sunday as Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" picked up the top audience award, the Cadillac People's Choice Award, at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Toronto festival director Piers Handling branded "Speech," which the Weinstein Co. will release stateside Nov. 26, as one of his "personal favorites" in this year's lineup and praised the performances of Firth and co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.
"It is a very, very moving story," he said of Hooper's portrait of the father of Queen Elizabeth II.
"Speech" will look to follow a host of festival titles including "Precious," "Slumdog Millionaire," "No Country for Old Men," "Crash," and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" that rode goodwill from Toronto's top audience award to Oscar success.
This year's class of Oscar contenders coming out of Toronto includes Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan,
The Toronto International Film Festival announced their award winners today and taking home the big guns - the Cadillac People's Choice Awards - were Tom Hooper's The King's Speech for the main festival prize and Jim Mickle's Stake Land for the Midnight Madness award. Though I missed King's Speech I can definitely say that the award to Stake Land is very well deserved, Mickle delivering on the promise of Mulberry Street with a picture that places him on a very short list of the best American horror directors today.
Taking other awards were Vincent Biron's Les Fleurs De L'Age (Best Canadian Short), Deborah Chow's The High Cost Of Living
Photo: The Weinstein Co. It was just announced that Tom Hooper's The King's Speech has taken the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush was one of five films I gave a grade in the A-range to during the festival. In my review I wrote: The most wonderful thing about The King's Speech has little to do with the hardships at hand, the threat of World War II or the speech impediment of King George VI. Of course, these are the important factors that allow the film to move from Point A to Point B, but it's the friendship that forms between King George [Firth] and his speech therapist, Lionel Logue [Rush] that absolutely moves you. Add this aspect of the story to the trials King George must face and you have one of
Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Amanda Plummer, Amber Heard, Amy Madigan, Barry Pepper, Bill Gates, Bill Murray, Bill Pullman, Blake Lively, Bob Hoskins, Bruce Greenwood, Bruce Springsteen, Carey Mulligan, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, Christopher Plummer, Clive Owen, Colin Firth, David Suzuki, Dwight Yoakam, Edward Norton, Ellen Page, Emma Roberts, Emma Stone, Fisher Stevens, Geoffrey Rush, Harvey Keitel, Helen Mirren, Hilary Swank, James Caan, James Franco, Jason Jones, Javier Bardem, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Connelly, Jeremy Renner, Jill Hennessy, Jon Hamm, Jon Lovitz, Keanu Reeves, Kelly Preston, Kevin Spacey, Laura Dern, Liv Tyler, Malin Akerman, Maria Bello, Marion Cotillard, Martin Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, Matt Damon, Megan Fox, Mélanie Laurent, Michael C. Hall, Michael Moore, Mickey Rourke, Milla Jovovich, Minnie Driver, Miranda Richardson, Molly Parker, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Newton-John, Paul Giamatti,
First off, the festival's Mavericks line-up is quite interesting, which includes a series of guest presentations and this year will see Edward Norton interview Bruce Springsteen, NBA All-Star and native Canadian Steve Nash will present his hour-long film Into the Wind, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will talk with the audience as his Cannes Palm d'Or-winning film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives was just added to the Masters programme, Ken Loach and Paul Laverty will be interviewed by Michael Moore on politics and cinema and Philip Seymour Hoffman will have his own panel. Also on hand will be Bill Gates,
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