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‘The Missing Person’ prefers well-delivered punch lines to scenes of explicit violence

The Missing Person

Director: Noah Buschel

Written by Noah Buschel

USA, 2010

“I’ve never had any dealings with private detectives, Mr Rosow. I’ve seen them in Bogart films, though. Was that one of those kind of jokes? Those dry, sardonic detective jokes . . .”

I knew I was going to like Noah Buschel’s The Missing Person when the opening credits rolled over a shot of a boiling coffee pot, to the gentle accompaniment of a harmonica. It reminded me of private eye Paul Newman’s sad attempts to recycle yesterday’s coffee at the beginning of Harper. Though Buschel’s droll, stylish and well-acted detective drama does have a contemporary setting, this is just one of many reminders of earlier movies about maverick investigators.

Chicago private detective John Rosow (Michael Shannon) lives in a crummy apartment, right on top of the “L”. He’s woken at 5am by a call
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A podcast w/director Noah Buschel on the pitfalls of indie filmmaking: Part I

Below you'll find part I of a podcast I did with Noah Buschel, the director of The Missing Person, Neal Cassady, and Bringing Rain. This was a very candid discussion that went on for several hours, but you do not need to have seen his films to understand the talk. Mostly, this is a primer for filmmakers about how to scale the independent film walls, from the script process, to selling, to dealing with producers, festivals, etc.And Noah would know more about this subject than almost any filmmaker because his three films were made in 3 entirely different markets, since the indie film...
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Noah Buschel, Writer-director of "The Missing Person" Talks with MakingOf.com About Independent Film

Noah Buschel's work includes the award winning film “Neal Cassady” staring Tate Donovan and Amy Ryan and "Bringing Rain,” which stars a pre-“EntourageAdrian Grenier. Buschel talks with MakingOf about his experience putting together a film crew by maintaining a network of hard workers who love film. He also talks about the challenges of film festivals and his experiences at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. On the subject of his new film “The Missing Person,” Buschel opens up about creating a film noir story that was both a reflection of how he coped with the tragedy of 9/11 and a throwback to his life growing up in New York.

Click here to here more rom Noah Buschel and learn more about his film noir “The Missing Person
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10 Most Underrated Young Actresses

Can the media alter the public's perception of an actor? I believe so - that's why we have the likes of Megan Fox hugging the headlines and getting the covers of men's magazines, while a lot of more talented young actresses could not even manage to get featured and have interviews. If you think about it, what has she done in the movies to deserve so much publicity and attention? - - -

- - - Some may argue, 'hey, don't blame her, she's just good at playing the Hollywood game, and she got a shrewd agent managing her career!'. That maybe so and yes, I agree when others say 'she'll not last another year - others will soon take over'. There are those who may say 'Agents and talent managers always take care of their wards - that's why stars have a public image and a private one'.
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

10 Most Underrated Young Actresses

Can the media alter the public's perception of an actor? I believe so - that's why we have the likes of Megan Fox hugging the headlines and getting the covers of men's magazines, while a lot of more talented young actresses could not even manage to get featured and have interviews. If you think about it, what has she done in the movies to deserve so much publicity and attention? - - -

- - - Some may argue, 'hey, don't blame her, she's just good at playing the Hollywood game, and she got a shrewd agent managing her career!'. That maybe so and yes, I agree when others say 'she'll not last another year - others will soon take over'. There are those who may say 'Agents and talent managers always take care of their wards - that's why stars have a public image and a private one'.
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

10 Most Underrated Young Actresses

Can the media alter the public's perception of an actor? I believe so - that's why we have the likes of Megan Fox hugging the headlines and getting the covers of men's magazines, while a lot of more talented young actresses could not even manage to get featured and have interviews. If you think about it, what has she done in the movies to deserve so much publicity and attention? - - -

- - - Some may argue, 'hey, don't blame her, she's just good at playing the Hollywood game, and she got a shrewd agent managing her career!'. That maybe so and yes, I agree when others say 'she'll not last another year - others will soon take over'. There are those who may say 'Agents and talent managers always take care of their wards - that's why stars have a public image and a private one'.
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

10 Most Underrated Young Actresses

Can the media alter the public's perception of an actor? I believe so - that's why we have the likes of Megan Fox hugging the headlines and getting the covers of men's magazines, while a lot of more talented young actresses could not even manage to get featured and have interviews. If you think about it, what has she done in the movies to deserve so much publicity and attention? - - -

- - - Some may argue, 'hey, don't blame her, she's just good at playing the Hollywood game, and she got a shrewd agent managing her career!'. That maybe so and yes, I agree when others say 'she'll not last another year - others will soon take over'. There are those who may say 'Agents and talent managers always take care of their wards - that's why stars have a public image and a private one'.
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

10 Most Underrated Young Actresses

Can the media alter the public's perception of an actor? I believe so - that's why we have the likes of Megan Fox hugging the headlines and getting the covers of men's magazines, while a lot of more talented young actresses could not even manage to get featured and have interviews. If you think about it, what has she done in the movies to deserve so much publicity and attention? - - -

- - - Some may argue, 'hey, don't blame her, she's just good at playing the Hollywood game, and she got a shrewd agent managing her career!'. That maybe so and yes, I agree when others say 'she'll not last another year - others will soon take over'. There are those who may say 'Agents and talent managers always take care of their wards - that's why stars have a public image and a private one'.
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

Top 50 Hottest Young Actresses - Top 40

Not only are they capable of lighting up the silver screen, they are also some of today's most talented young actresses, commanding huge fees - in some cases, in the millions. Many have won multiple awards, while others have starred in some of today's biggest box office hits. In short, we're listing down the cream of the crop!

Just like our recent Top 50 hottest young actors, we've narrowed down our list from 88 to 50, and set an age limit. If you miss seeing some of your favorites, so do we - including Maggie Gyllenhaal (31 years old) and Amy Adams (34 years old). Definitely some of the names you'll see on the list are emerging talents - the ones you will see getting the big roles in the near future - and some of them already have, with awards and nominations to boot.

Here's the updated Top 40 list! You'll definitely notice the international flavor!
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

Top 50 Hottest Young Actresses - Top 40

Not only are they capable of lighting up the silver screen, they are also some of today's most talented young actresses, commanding huge fees - in some cases, in the millions. Many have won multiple awards, while others have starred in some of today's biggest box office hits. In short, we're listing down the cream of the crop!

Just like our recent Top 50 hottest young actors, we've narrowed down our list from 88 to 50, and set an age limit. If you miss seeing some of your favorites, so do we - including Maggie Gyllenhaal (31 years old) and Amy Adams (34 years old). Definitely some of the names you'll see on the list are emerging talents - the ones you will see getting the big roles in the near future - and some of them already have, with awards and nominations to boot.

Here's the updated Top 40 list! You'll definitely notice the international flavor!
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

Top 50 Hottest Young Actresses - Top 40

Not only are they capable of lighting up the silver screen, they are also some of today's most talented young actresses, commanding huge fees - in some cases, in the millions. Many have won multiple awards, while others have starred in some of today's biggest box office hits. In short, we're listing down the cream of the crop!

Just like our recent Top 50 hottest young actors, we've narrowed down our list from 88 to 50, and set an age limit. If you miss seeing some of your favorites, so do we - including Maggie Gyllenhaal (31 years old) and Amy Adams (34 years old). Definitely some of the names you'll see on the list are emerging talents - the ones you will see getting the big roles in the near future - and some of them already have, with awards and nominations to boot.

Here's the updated Top 40 list! You'll definitely notice the international flavor!
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

Interview: Michael Shannon on "The Missing Person"

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By Alison Willmore

Michael Shannon was nominated for an Oscar today for his superb supporting role in Sam Mendes' otherwise glossily imperfect period drama "Revolutionary Road," so the world's about to be paying him a lot of well-deserved attention. But if you've seen him act before, on the screen or on stage, you've already noticed him. Shannon's established himself in the past few years as the guy who can walk away with a film under the noses of established stars -- see "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," see the aforementioned Mendes film, or better yet, see the edgier lead roles he's taken in indies like "Bug," "Shotgun Stories" or "The Missing Person," which had its premiere at Sundance this year. Directed by Noah Buschel, the film finds Shannon playing John Rosow, a private eye in the most noir tradition who's hired to follow a man who turns out
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Worth Watching - Jan 9: Noah Buschel's The Missing Person Trailer

We haven't had a new "worth watching" trailer for quite a while and that's because there hasn't been that much worth watching. Today I finally have something worth pointing out, and it's a trailer for an upcoming Sundance movie called The Missing Person. If you love mysteries, or film noir, or movies about private investigators, stop what you're doing and watch this now. Michael Shannon stars as private investigator John Rosow who is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. This looks pretty spectacular, like one of those indie gems that won't go far but will nestle its way into the hearts of critics everywhere. Watch the trailer for Noah Buschel's The Missing Person: Fore more info on the film, head to the official website: missingpersonmovie.com The Missing Person is both written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Noah Buschel, of indie
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Sundance 09: A hint of film noir and Michael Shannon in The Missing Person

One of the films I'm most looking forward to is Noah Buschel's (Neal Cassady) The Missing Person, which looks to be a hybrid of film noir and comedy with some fantastic photography, and to boot, it stars one of my personal favorites, Michael Shannon. Shannon did the films Shotgun Stories and Bug and I think he's a fantastic actor and I am greatly looking forward to his performance. While there's no trailer available yet, there's a synopsis and the official website has some nice stills on it.

Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing the missing person back to his wife in New York City.
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