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Overlooked at the Oscars: 109 movies not nominated for best picture | Charles Saatchi

29 December 2011 10:24 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The films that weren't even given a shot at winning best picture

• Charles Saatchi: my love affair with Orson Welles

Here, in no particular order, is Charles Saatchi's list of the post-1950 films that should have been nominated for a best film Oscar. Tell us your picks below.

North by Northwest

The African Queen

Paths of Glory

Spartacus

Hud

What's Up Doc?

The Manchurian Candidate

The Big Country

Scarface

Vertigo

Kill Bill

Parenthood

Reversal of Fortune

Harold and Maude

Being There

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Lost in America

Minority Report

Jurassic Park

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Heat

Once Upon a Time in America

Seven

The Searchers

Psycho

Rear Window

The Producers

Toy Story

Some Like It Hot

2001: A Space Odyssey

Lolita

The Shining

Touch of Evil

Gran Torino

Beetlejuice

Edward Scissorhands

Raising Arizona

Advise and Consent

Mean Streets

King of Comedy

Reservoir Dogs

Manhattan

Crimes and Misdemeanors »

- Charles Saatchi

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Screenwriter Steven Zaillian Talks The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Sequels, and How He Might Direct the Remake of Timecrimes

26 December 2011 11:25 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last weekend, Sony held a big press junket in New York City for director David Fincher‘s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and I got to participate in a great press conference with Fincher, Rooney Mara, and Daniel Craig.  Click here if you missed it.  As most of you know, Dragon Tattoo is the first in Stieg Larson’s Millennium trilogy and it centers on a disgraced journalist (Craig) who’s hired to investigate the mysterious 40-year-old disappearance of a young woman.  Mara plays Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant young hacker who teams up with Craig. Shortly after the press conference ended, I got to sit down with screenwriter Steven Zaillian for an exclusive interview.  As a big fan of his previous work on American Gangster, Moneyball, Searching for Bobby Fischer (which he wrote and directed) and Schindler's List (full resume here), I was excited to hear about his collaboration »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Martha Marcy May Marlene on Blu-ray and DVD February 21

26 December 2011 10:02 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Get Captivated By Elizabeth Olsen In The Gripping Psychological Thriller

Featuring the Award Winning Short Film .Mary Last Seen.

Only On Blu-ray and DVD February 21

From 2011 Sundance Film Festival .Best Director. winner Sean Durkin, in his feature film debut, and featuring breakout star Elizabeth Olsen in her .Best Female Lead. Film Independent Spirit Award nominated role, Martha Marcy May Marlene arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 21 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, a young woman named Martha (Olsen) tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha.s past trigger a chilling paranoia . and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur.

Supported by unforgettable powerhouse performances from Academy Award® nominee John Hawkes (Winter.s Bone, American Gangster) and Sarah Paulson (Down With Love, »

- Melissa Howland

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Interview: Dragon Tattoo Screenwriter Steven Zaillian

23 December 2011 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

In Hollywood, screenwriter Steven Zaillian is considered a writer's writer, having won an Oscar in 1994 for his screenplay for Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List and having two other nominations under his belt. He's also worked with some of the world's greatest directors including Martin Scorsese for Gangs of New York and with Ridley Scott twice, first for Hannibal u and then American Gangster . 2011 has already been a great year for Zaillian as he follows up his adaptation of the bestselling Moneyball , co-written by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin ( The Social Network ), with an adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling crime thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Christopher Plummer. ComingSoon.net »

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Fox Launches The First Trailer For "Prometheus"

22 December 2011 1:30 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first trailer supporting director Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel, "Prometheus" starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green and Patrick Wilson :

"...A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe.

"There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race..."

Opening June 8, 2012, "Prometheus" is from Twentieth Century Fox, Scott Free Productions and Brandywine Productions.

The film re-teams Scott with production designer Arthur Max ("American Gangster"), costume designer Janty Yates ("Gladiator"), and editor Pietro Scalia ("Black Hawk Down").

The initial draft of "Prometheus" was written by Jon Spaihts ("The Darkest Hour") from an idea by Scott, with Damon Lindelof ("Star Trek") and Scott developing the final screenplay.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Prometheus"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Martha Marcy May Marlene Blu-ray and DVD Arrive February 21st

21 December 2011 8:31 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

From 2011 Sundance Film Festival "Best Director" winner Sean Durkin, in his feature film debut, and featuring breakout star Elizabeth Olsen in her "Best Female Lead" Film Independent Spirit Award nominated role, Martha Marcy May Marlene arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 21 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, a young woman named Martha (Olsen) tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha's past trigger a chilling paranoia - and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur.

Supported by unforgettable powerhouse performances from Academy Award nominee John Hawkes (Winter's Bone, American Gangster) and Sarah Paulson (Down With Love, What Women Want), the Martha Marcy May Marlene Blu-ray and DVD is rich with feature special features, including "Mary Last Seen," the chilling short film »

- MovieWeb

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Martha Marcy May Marlene comes to DVD and Blu-ray in February

21 December 2011 8:26 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Get ready to get captivated by Elizabeth Olsen.s griping performance in the psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene . on DVD and Blu-ray February 21st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, a young woman named Martha (Olsen) tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha.s past trigger a chilling paranoia . and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur. Supported by unforgettable powerhouse performances from Academy Award nominee John Hawkes (Winter.s Bone, American Gangster) and Sarah Paulson (Down With Love, What Women Want), the Martha Marcy May Marlene »

- Patrick Luce

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Steve Zaillian May Direct Timecrimes Remake

20 December 2011 10:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Timecrimes is one of those films that restores your faith in original film-making.

Just when time-travelling film concepts seem to have been done to death, along comes something new to breathe fresh life once again. In the original, Hector (Karra Elejalde) accidentally climbs into a time machine and travels back a short amount of time, getting caught up with different versions of himself, before tying himself up in all manner of knots trying to put everything back again.

The film is played dead straight, low-fi and is utterly compelling. It is also not in English, meaning it would only be a matter of time before Hollywood got its grubby little mitts on it. Whilst that is normally the cue for everyone to get cross, at least some pretty heavyweight talent is trying to get on board this one. Steve Zaillian, writer of Schindler’s List, Moneyball, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo »

- Dave Roper

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Zaillian Keen On Directing "Timecrimes"

20 December 2011 9:25 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Oscar-winning scribe Steve Zaillian, whose most current work is adapting the script for David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" which opens tonight in the United States, says he's considering stepping into the director's chair on the remake of Spanish cult sci-fi thriller "Timecrimes" set up at Dreamworks Pictures.

Nacho Vigalondo's original follows a man who repeatedly goes back in time an hour in an attempt to alter the events of a crime. Zaillian came onboard to write the remake back in January. While no director was set at the time, David Cronenberg had previously been linked as a potential candidate. The Canadian helmer however dismissed the talk the other month.

Zaillian tells Coming Soon that "That's something I might direct but I don't know. We have to cast it, but it's a tricky one, because I want to make it really low budget. I don't want »

- Garth Franklin

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Zaillian Keen On Directing "Timecrimes"

20 December 2011 9:25 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Oscar-winning scribe Steve Zaillian, whose most current work is adapting the script for David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" which opens tonight in the United States, says he's considering stepping into the director's chair on the remake of Spanish cult sci-fi thriller "Timecrimes" set up at Dreamworks Pictures.

Nacho Vigalondo's original follows a man who repeatedly goes back in time an hour in an attempt to alter the events of a crime. Zaillian came onboard to write the remake back in January. While no director was set at the time, David Cronenberg had previously been linked as a potential candidate. The Canadian helmer however dismissed the talk the other month.

Zaillian tells Coming Soon that "That's something I might direct but I don't know. We have to cast it, but it's a tricky one, because I want to make it really low budget. I don't want »

- Garth Franklin

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Steven Zaillian Wants to Direct the Remake of ‘Timecrimes’

20 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It doesn't feel like the last time we reported on a Us remake of TimeCrimes was almost a year ago. But it was back in January that Steven Zaillian was reported [1] as the screenwriter responsible for the roadmap for the remake of Nacho Vigalondo's fan-favorite time-travel thriller. He was working from a previous draft from Tim Sexton, and Zaillian was producing as well. Rumors that David Cronenberg might direct [2] had been scuttled, and at the time we didn't know who might direct the remake. Now, while doing the press rounds for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which Zaillian wrote, he says that he'd like to direct the TimeCrimes remake. Speaking to ComingSoon [3], Zaillian said, [Timecrimes is] something I might direct but I don't know. We have to cast it, but it's a tricky one, because I want to make it really low budget. I don't want to do a really big budgeted film for that. »

- Russ Fischer

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Exclusive Interview with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Screenwriter Steven Zaillian

20 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Courtesy of Getty Images

Hollywood screenwriting veteran Steven Zaillian is the scribe behind such classics as Schindler’s List, Mission: Impossible, Gangs of New York, All The King’s Men, American Gangster and more recently, Moneyball. He has now taken the first book in the Stieg Larsson’s The Millenium Series, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and adapted it for English-speaking audiences.

It stars Daniel Craig as disgraced magazine journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as computer expert and social outcast Lisbeth Salander who join forces to uncover the dark and deadly secrets of a wealthy Swedish family.

 

HeyUGuys: Are you a fan of The Millenium Series books?

Steven Zaillian: Yes, absolutely.

What is it about this trilogy that makes it so appealing?

I think it’s a lot of things. Obviously, the Lisbeth Salander character is a key reason. She’s a very modern character, a very modern sort of detective, »

- Lisa Giles-Keddie

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Steve Zaillian May Possbily Direct American Remake of 'Timecrimes'

19 December 2011 10:08 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though you may better know his work on screenplays like Schindler's List, Gangs of New York and American Gangster, not to mention Oscar buzzworthy writing on both Moneyball and David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, writer Steve Zaillian has also stepped behind the camera a few times with films like Searching for Bobby Fischer, All the King's Men and A Civil Action. Now it sounds like he's in the midst of sitting in the director's chair again as Collider recently spoke to Zaillian who revealed that in addition to producing and writing the remake of Timecrimes set up at DreamWorks, he might also direct. For those unfamiliar with Nacho Vigalondo's original film, here's a tease of the story: A man being pursued by a murderer stumbles into a mysterious lab and accidentally travels back in time. A naked girl in the midst of the forest. A »

- Ethan Anderton

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Steven Zaillian on the difficulties of adapting Stieg Larsson

17 December 2011 9:26 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stieg Larsson's crime trilogy is being adapted for Hollywood, starting with director David Fincher's Boxing Day blockbuster. 'There was no pressure to lighten it up,' reveals its screenwriter

Last month, David Fincher chose to play it coy when Entertainment Weekly asked about his latest film's Oscar chances. "There's too much anal rape in this movie to get nominated," he said. "I think we're very safe." But he's not safe in the slightest. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, his adaptation of Stieg Larsson's wildly successful novel (55m copies of the trilogy sold to date), is an exquisite work of art, regardless of some of its brutal content. "There was never any pressure from the studio to lighten it up," says the film's screenwriter, Steven Zaillian. "They understood that part of the reason the book is so successful is because it doesn't tiptoe around those issues."

Indeed, »

- Alex Godfrey

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Scriptwriter Steven Zaillian Talks Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

17 December 2011 11:33 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director David Fincher continued to make the promotional rounds with his leads Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig on behalf of his English-language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Moneyball, American Gangster, Gangs of New York) spoke about the challenges of adapting Stieg Larsson’s popular series of books that resulted in the Swedish film trilogy. “I don’t like the idea of remaking things, it’s not something that I look to do,” Zaillian told The Guardian. “I’ve only done it once before, with All The King’s Men and it didn’t turn out so well. It was the same thing: people attacked it for being not the original." »

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Scriptwriter Steven Zaillian Talks Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

17 December 2011 11:33 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director David Fincher continued to make the promotional rounds with his leads Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig on behalf of his English-language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Moneyball, American Gangster, Gangs of New York) spoke about the challenges of adapting Stieg Larsson’s popular series of books that resulted in the Swedish film trilogy. “I don’t like the idea of remaking things, it’s not something that I look to do,” Zaillian told The Guardian. “I’ve only done it once before, with All The King’s Men and it didn’t turn out so well. It was the same thing: people attacked it for being not the original." »

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Scriptwriter Steven Zaillian Talks Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

17 December 2011 11:33 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director David Fincher continued to make the promotional rounds with his leads Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig on behalf of his English-language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Moneyball, American Gangster, Gangs of New York) spoke about the challenges of adapting Stieg Larsson’s popular series of books that resulted in the Swedish film trilogy. “I don’t like the idea of remaking things, it’s not something that I look to do,” Zaillian told The Guardian. “I’ve only done it once before, with All The King’s Men and it didn’t turn out so well. It was the same thing: people attacked it for being not the original." »

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Scott's "Prometheus" Challenges The Gods

14 December 2011 3:39 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first poster supporting director Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel, "Prometheus" starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green and Patrick Wilson :

"...A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe.

"There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race..."

Scott lensed "Prometheus" @ Pinewood Studios (UK), for Twentieth Century Fox, Scott Free Productions and Brandywine Productions.

"Prometheus" re-teams Scott with long-time collaborators production designer Arthur Max ("American Gangster"), Oscar-winning costume designer Janty Yates ("Gladiator"), Oscar-winning editor Pietro Scalia ("Black Hawk Down") and set decorator Sonja Klaus ("Kingdom of Heaven").

The initial draft of "Prometheus" was written by Jon Spaihts ("The Darkest Hour") from an idea by Scott, with Damon Lindelof ("Star Trek") and Scott developing the final screenplay. »

- Michael Stevens

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ Gets Official, Hi-Res Theatrical Poster & Composer

14 December 2011 2:05 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a few official photos, 20th Century Fox is finally starting to kick up marketing for Ridley Scott‘s big sci-fi tentpole Prometheus. A trailer is hitting this month and we have the first official theatrical poster in glorious hi-res, with a tagline reading, “The search for our beginning could lead to our end.” Collider provides the poster, which has a clear connection to Alien in look and feel.

We also get word from AICN that Marc Streitenfeld will be composing the film. It is a safe, predictable choice considering he has provided the score to many other Scott’s films including his most recent, Robin Hood, as well as A Good Year, Body of Lies and American Gangster. He’ll next be heard in The Grey.

Noomi Rapace leads the cast of Prometheus that includes Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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British movie ‘The Hit’ Headed for a Remake

14 December 2011 1:30 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The old gang of the 1984’s “The Hit” is reuniting to develop a remake of the British film. Variety has reported that producer Jeremy Thomas, director Stephen Frears and writer Peter Prince will develop the movie into an American version about an American gangster. The original film is about a London mob hired some hitmen to capture an informant hiding in Spain. However, things do not go as planned for these incompetent hitmen. The 1984 film starred Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Tim Roth and Jim Broadbent. “The idea is to make it as an American movie about an American ganster, to tell the story against the backdrop of the land of cinema,” said Thomas. The film is in its early stages of development. The plan is for the film’s backdrop to be in the United States and Mexico. Here’s the trailer for the original movie: Source: Variety »

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