3 items from 2013
Directed by Ken Scott
On occasion, I’ve brought the topic of motivation. With certain actors, actresses or directors, you start to wonder, as you watch their once promising career sort of flat line, what their drive is anymore. Robert De Niro or Al Pacino are two prime examples of this topic. Vince Vaughn, a guy who for a good stretch was the lighting rod for a lot of comedies; the guy who added that extra spark, turning an otherwise run of the mill comedy into something better than it had any right to be. But lately, it seems that lighting rod Vaughn is no more and we're left with going through the motions Vaughn, still taking on only ridiculous big concept comedies but the end result being one where neither party is benefiting. In fact, back when Vaughn »
- Craig Dietz
When Vince Vaughn made a huge splash as the “money” L.A. skirt-chaser in 1996′s Swingers, Hollywood knew it liked what it saw. But it wasn’t sure exactly what to do with him. Trent was a machine-gun-mouthed life-of-the-party who drew women — “beautiful babies,” in Trentspeak — like flies, and the tall, kinetic Vaughn was immediately propelled to the top of the lists for new leading man.
Steven Spielberg himself plucked him to be in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Vaughn subsequently starred with Joaquin Phoenix in a pair of indie dramas, Clay Pigeons and Return to Paradise. Gus Van Sant »
- Jeff Labrecque
This series has focused on each of Norman’s adventures – in novels, films, and television series – while examining each incarnation of the character and the differences amongst them.
Check out past installments of Psycho Path: Tracing Norman Bates' Twisted Trail Through Page and Screen here.
Part V: New Beginnings
“Are you sure you wouldn't like to stay just a little while longer?”
Say what you will about Gus Van Sant’s 1998 shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (and I’ll likely join you), one thing should not be up for debate: It’s a fascinating idea for an experiment - taking one of the many masterworks created by a genius director, then replicating it moment for moment while using the same screenplay and shot list the »
3 items from 2013
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