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New Delhi, Dec 10: Selected films of American director and screenwriter Wes Anderson, known for his distinctive visual and narrative style, will be screened here during "The Wes Anderson Fair" beginning Dec 16.
The American Centre has collaborated with Cinedarbaar, a film appreciation club, for this six-day fair which will see screening of "Rushmore", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", "The Darjeeling Limited", "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Moonrise Kingdom".
The movies will be showcased in a chronological order of the year of direction. One movie will be screened a day, except for the last day, Dec 21 when two movies will bring down the curtain.
The festival will open with "Bottle Rocket",. »
- Arun Pandit
News and notes from across the TV universe:
- Peter Pan might not be completely defeated on "Once Upon A Time," but a new Big Bad is already headed to Storybrooke. "Lost" alum Rebecca Mader will have a multi-episode arc as an unnamed fairy-tale villain when the show returns from hiatus in March. Viewers will get their first look at Mader's character during the mid-season finale on Dec. 15, and her identity will be revealed in a promo following the episode. [E! Online]
- Katy Perry and Taylor Swift performances have been added to "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" The ladies will join the broadcast hosted by LL Cool J from Canada and Australia, respectively. Previously announced performers include Robin Thicke, Lorde, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Amazon Studios today announced casting for Mozart in the Jungle, a Paul Weitz-directed pilot. Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries) stars as Rodrigo, the hotshot new conductor of the New York Symphony. He is joined by Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist) as Thomas, a more seasoned conductor being forced into retirement by Rodrigo. Lola Kirke (Reaching for the Moon) stars as the impressionable oboist Hailey and Bernadette Peters (Smash) plays Gloria, the Chairwoman of the Board of the symphony.
Mozart in the Jungle also stars Saffron Burrows (Law and Order Criminal Intent) as Cynthia, a cellist in the middle of an affair with Thomas, Peter Vack (Cbgb) as Joshua, a talented dancer out of Julliard who becomes Hailey’s love interest, and Hannah Dunne (This is It) as Lizzie, Hailey’s friend and roommate.
Amazon Studios today announced casting for "Mozart in the Jungle," a Paul Weitz-directed pilot that will debut on Prime Instant Video and LOVEFiLM early next year. Written by Academy Award-nominee Roman Coppola ( The Darjeeling Limited ), Jason Schwartzman ( Moonrise Kingdom , Rushmore ) and Alex Timbers ( Peter and the Starcatcher ), "Mozart in the Jungle" is about sex, drugs.and classical music.and shows what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage. Gael Garcia Bernal ( The Motorcycle Diaries ) stars as Rodrigo, the hotshot new conductor of the New York Symphony. He is joined by Malcolm McDowell ("Franklin & Bash") as Thomas, a more seasoned conductor being forced into retirement by Rodrigo, »
Not content with just directing you towards the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour, theatre with Wicked, or the best DVDs this Christmas 2013 – it’s time for some film-related books to add to those unique gifts!
First up is the book ‘The Filmmaker Says…’ and it’s one of those collections that has quotes, advice and more for any film-lover but this is different to your usual assortment. Containing quips and words of wisdom, the book has been brilliantly put together with thoughts and feelings from some of our most influential and opinionated film souls but – and this is the great part – to form a narrative of its own.
If you’ve recently found love in film, you’re making one yourself or you’re an old head at all pieces of trivia then you’ll find this book really insightful and equally inspiring. It also reminds you that we »
- Dan Bullock
For everyone else counting down the days until Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest is released next year, the wait has just got a little easier, with Anderson releasing a brilliant new short film, Castello Cavalcanti.
Anderson is of course no stranger to the medium, with his career beginning back in 1994 with the short, Bottle Rocket, which was itself be turned into a feature two years later). The director then made the fantastic Hotel Chevalier, serving as the prologue for The Darjeeling Limited. And now he returns to the format with Castello Cavalcanti, presented by Prada.
Anderson is reuniting here with Jason Schwartzman, with whom he has worked countless times over the years, including on Hotel Chevalier, with Schwartzman then starring as Jack Whitman opposite Natalie Portman, his on-screen girlfriend.
This time around, Schwartzman stars as a Us racecar driver who crashes in a small Italian village in 1955, and he stars opposite Giada Colagrande. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Moonrise Kingdom director says he would consider making a 3D film; and would like to turn his new short for Prada into a series set around the world.
Wes Anderson discussed 3D, animation and an idea for a series of shorts at the Rome Film Festival this evening [Nov 13], where he introduced the world premiere of a short sponsored by Italian fashion label Prada.
Together with cinematographer Darius Khondji, they worked on Castello Cavalcanti, an eight-minute short centred on racing driver Jed Cavalcanti and set during Italy’s Molte Miglia rally in September 1955.
Shot at Rome’s famous Cinecitta studios, where Federico Fellini made La Dolce Vita, it opens with Cavalcanti (Schwartzman) crashing his car in a village square, where the racing driver soon discovers he has a connection with the people »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
After delighting audiences with a bittersweet story of first love in Moonrise Kingdom, writer-director Wes Anderson has cruelly made us wait until 2014 to see his follow-up The Grand Budapest Hotel. But for those of you who need more quirk and warm-toned storytelling in your life, he's graced us with a short film called "Castello Cavalcanti" made for Prada, and tipped by The Playlist. While his 2007 short "Hotel Chevalier " served as a sort of introduction to its soon to follow feature The Darjeeling Limited, "Castello Cavalcanti" looks to be unrelated to The Grand Budapest Hotel. In the prior Jason Schwartzman stars as a racecar driver Jed Cavalcanti, while in the other he plays a mysterious character called M. Jean. "Castello Cavalcanti" clocks in under eight minutes and is set in 1955 Italy within the quaint titular town that is a point on Molte Miglia (translation "Many Miles") rally. The quiet evening is »
As we eagerly wait for Wes Anderson's next film The Grand Budapest Hotel next summer (and continue laughing at the "Saturday Night Live" horror movie spoof inspired by the director), the filmmaker behind The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou has just released a new short film called Castello Cavalcanti. Starring Jason Schwartzman, star of Anderson's Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited and last year's Moonrise Kingdom, the film follows an Italian-American racer in 1955 Italy after he crashes his car in a small town that surprisingly holds a family connection. It has all the charm you'd expect. Here is Wes Anderson's short film Castello Cavalcanti, direct from Prada: Shot by Darius Khondji (The Immigrant, Amour, Midnight in Paris), this feels like it was shot on a diorama, almost like a mixture of Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Life Aquatic. That score you're hearing comes from Alessandro Casella and Randall Poster, »
- Ethan Anderton
For the most part, Jason Schwartzman has been relegated to quirky Wes Anderson films like Rushmore, Moonrise Kingdom and The Darjeeling Limited. But the actor has also appeared in bigger films like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Funny People, not to mention turns on TV in "Parks & Recreation" and "Bored to Death." Now there's a rumor going around that Schwartzman is in talks for a role in Universal's Jurassic World. He would join young stars Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins in pivotal roles in the sequel, and maybe even Josh Brolin, the last person being eyed for a role. We also have confirmation of another cast member. Hypable has the rumor pegging Schwartzman for an unknown role, and when they asked the actor's reps for confirmation, they simply said they couldn't comment on the news, which is better than an outright denial. Meanwhile, Bryce Dallas Howard, the first cast »
- Ethan Anderton
The 8th Rome film Festival (Nov 8-17) will again offer audiences on-stage conversations with actors and directors.
Those taking part in the Movie Talks series include Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme, following the world premiere screening of Fear of Falling, presented in the CinemaXXI section, dedicated to new trends in international cinema.
Each will meet the audience to talk about his relationship with cinema, commenting on the most significant film scenes in his career and answering questions from the audience.
A notable addition is a conversation that will take place between director, screenwriter, and producer Wes Anderson and director, actor and producer Roman Coppola. The duo will discuss their long-term collaboration, having worked »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
It’s 7:18 a.m. at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, N.Y., and John Goodman is yawning.
The ursine actor is up early for a shoot at the studio’s Stage K, an 18,000-square-foot facility where he’s shooting “Alpha House,” a new TV series in which he plays Gil John Biggs, a Republican senator from North Carolina. In this political satire — a half-hour buddy comedy penned by “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau that skewers conservative pols — Biggs bunks with three other Gop senators in a rented D.C. house.
Despite the daybreak call, Goodman hams it up on set, sticking out his tongue, arching his eyebrows and smirking on command, joking easily with castmates Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos. The four are grouped around Biggs’ desk, where there’s a box of cold pizza and several unfinished beers. “Can we get some blow?” Goodman quips.
With risque »
- Todd Spangler
The Grand Budapest Hotel may be the most Wes Anderson-y place in the world. A couple of day ago we debuted the first poster to Anderson's latest and now Fox Searchlight Pictures have treated us to the first trailer, which you can watch below...
The film takes place in the early 20th century and centres on Gustave. H, a legendary concierge who befriends and takes under his wing a young lobby boy who becomes his closest friend. It's strange to see Ralph Fiennes (Corialanus, Harry Potter) in such a broadly comic role but it's joyous to see him twiddling his moustache alongside such an impressive cast. It's no doubt that the film will be quirky but the trailer looks more like The Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou than The Royal Tenenbaums.
- Gary Collinson
When filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited) was first getting big, the biggest pitfall was that he would go the common route of getting so mixed into his own style that it hindered his movies' stories (See: M. Night Shyamalan). That's kind of what we got in The Life Aquatic, but after that he veered a different way. Both Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom were great films, both stylistic and entertaining. The trailer for his next, The Grand Budapest Hotel, looks to continue that trend. »
- David Hoffman
The studio, which will release the first trailer for the film Oct. 17, revealed the poster on Monday.
“Grand Budapest Hotel,” which stars Fiennes as Gustave H, the legendary concierge of the famous European hotel between the two World Wars, marks the first spring release for Anderson, as well as his second partnership with Searchlight after 2007′s “The Darjeeling Limited.”
“Budapest” also stars F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson.
Anderson’s last film, “Moonrise Kingdom,” became a box office hit last year, grossing north of $45 million after its launch during Memorial Day weekend. The holiday release was timed to coincide with that film’s world premiere as the opening night »
- Andrew Stewart
Indian-born actor who brought his ingenuous charm to the hit films of Wes Anderson
Some film-makers have lucky-mascot actors who are occasionally to be spotted in small roles in their movies – for instance Dick Miller in the work of Joe Dante or Jack Nance returning repeatedly to David Lynch. It's a film geeks' in-joke, a cinephiles' game of Where's Wally? For Wes Anderson, one of the most original Us film-makers to emerge in the last 20 years, that position was filled on four occasions by the delightful and guileless Kumar Pallana, who has died aged 94.
Pallana appeared in Anderson's first three, reputation-forging movies. He played the useless safecracker Kumar in the director's 1996 debut, Bottle Rocket ("Man, I blew it," he sighs memorably as the police close in. "I blew it, man.") He was the school caretaker Mr Littlejeans in Rushmore (1998), Anderson's masterpiece. And he took his most prominent role as Pagoda, »
- Ryan Gilbey
With an old-fashioned, illustrative quality, the first poster for Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel aligns with his signature whimsical nostalgia, along with an ability to wrangle the industry's most exciting ensembles. There are familiar faces on the lineup: Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and Bill Murray all return from Moonrise Kingdom. Video: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Writer-Director Wes Anderson Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, and Adrien Brody clocked time in previous Anderson pictures (most recently The Darjeeling Limited and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou); and somehow there's room for a few newcomers, including Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse
- Matt Patches
Following news last week that Jay Baruchel would reunite with Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe for his Untitled Hawaii Project already in production, another actor has joined the impressive cast. Bradley Cooper leads the film as a defense contractor who falls for an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) after he's assigned to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite from Hawaii. But the lovers decide to sabotage the launch instead. Now The Wrap has learned that Oscar nominee Bill Murray is in talks to take a role in the film, marking the first time he'd work with Crowe, but details on his character are unknown at this time. Scott Rudin is producing the film, which is probably how Murray got involved. Rudin produced The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom, all Wes Anderson movies which featured Murray. The actor would join Rachel McAdams, »
- Ethan Anderton
The veteran actor's son, Dipak Pallana, recently announced his father's demise on Facebook, Us Magazine reported.
Alongside Kumar's dates of birth and death, Dipak wrote that his father will be deeply missed.
- Ketali Mehta
A frequent supporting player in Anderson’s films, Pallana appeared in small but memorable parts as Kumar in Bottle Rocket, Mr. LittleJeans in Rushmore, Pagoda in The Royal Tenenbaums, and as the Old Man in The Darjeeling Limited. The director met Pallana as a customer at a coffee shop owned by Pallana’s son, called Cosmic Cup in Dallas, and first cast him in 1996′s Bottle Rocket. Pallana went »
- Jennifer Arellano
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