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Which of the Adapted Screenplay nominees has the best chance to win according to recent Oscar history?

Which of the Adapted Screenplay nominees has the best chance to win according to recent Oscar history?
A screenplay could be adapted from many different forms of existing works — everything from a novel or a memoir to a newspaper article. The academy’s ruling also means that remakes/sequels/prequels etc, which all may feature made-up characters and stories, are classed as adapted, too as they are taken from their original films.

Let’s take a look back at the last five Oscars and examine the source material of the 25 Adapted Screenplay nominees to find out which type has proven to be the most winning. That could help us figure out who is ahead in this competitive race on Sunday.

2018:

Winner: “Call Me By Your Name” – Novel

The Disaster Artist” – Non-fiction book

Logan” – Comic-book/graphic novel

“Molly’s Game” – Memoir

Mudbound” – Novel

2017:

Winner: “Moonlight” – Play

Arrival” – Short story

Fences” – Play

“Hidden Figures” – Non-fiction book

“Lion” – Memoir

2016:

Winner: “The Big Short” – Non-fiction book

Brooklyn” – Novel
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Which source material is the most likely to bring an Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination?

Which source material is the most likely to bring an Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination?
A screenplay could be adapted from many different forms of existing works — everything from a novel or a memoir to a newspaper article. The academy’s ruling also means that remakes/sequels/prequels etc, which all may feature made-up characters and stories, are classed as adapted, too as they are taken from their original films.

Let’s take a look back at the last five ceremonies and examine the source material of the 25 Adapted Screenplay nominees – which type of source material do the Academy prefer? And what does it mean for this year’s potential Adapted Screenplay nominees? Here’s the list of nominees and winners in the category in the last five ceremonies:

2018:

Winner: “Call Me By Your Name” – Novel

The Disaster Artist” – Non-fiction book

Logan” – Comic-book/graphic novel

“Molly’s Game” – Memoir

Mudbound” – Novel

2017:

Winner: “Moonlight” – Play

Arrival” – Short story

Fences” – Play

“Hidden Figures” – Non-fiction book
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Video Breaks Down the Six Most Underappreciated Movie Trilogies Ever Made

We’ve got a video here for you to watch from Looper that gives us a list of what they feel are the six most underappreciated movie trilogies that have ever been made, and they discuss the reasons why. The video came with the following note:

There are plenty of great underappreciated movie trilogies to dive into, whether they’re small indies or movies you love but didn’t realize were part of a trilogy. For your next lazy Sunday, settle in, pull up your favorite streaming service, and fall in love with a new three-part film series.

The movie trilogies that are mentioned in the video include Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight, El Mariachi Trilogy, The Millennium Trilogy, The Hannibal Lecter Trilogy, Trilogy of the Dead, and The Cornetto Trilogy.

Do you agree that these film trilogies don’t get the love that they deserve? I’m
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Cate Blanchett Disappears in ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ First Trailer

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Cate Blanchett Disappears in ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ First Trailer
Cate Blanchett goes missing in the first trailer for Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”

Based on Maria Semple’s 2012 novel, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” follows agoraphobic architect Bernadette Fox (Blanchett), who disappears just before a family trip to Antarctica.

“Something unexpected has come up,” Blanchett’s character says on the phone. “It has much more explanation coming, but I have this one shot.”

Her daughter, Bee Branch (Emma Nelson), narrates the story as she investigates her mother’s absence, sharing her findings through a series of documents that includes emails, memos, and transcripts.

Linklater, best known for “Boyhood,” “Dazed and Confused” and “Before Sunrise,” also penned the film’s screenplay alongside Holly Gent Palmo and Vincent Palmo Jr. Linklater has directed 20 films, including last year’s “Last Flag Flying” and “Everybody Wants Some!!!” Megan Ellison’s Annapurna and Nina Jacobson’s Color Force acquired
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Call Me By Your Name author confirms he's working on a book sequel and Armie Hammer is here for it

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It was a little less than a year ago that Luca Guadagnino began stoking the coals of a Call Me By Your Name sequel, saying that he envisions the story as a long-running series in the vein of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise films. There’s been plenty of chatter since then, with stars Timothée Chalamet and Armie…
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Toronto Film Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

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Toronto Film Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
“I hope that nobody has ever had to look at anybody they love through glass,” 19-year-old Tish shares in the opening scene of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk,” moments before breaking the news that she’s pregnant to boyfriend Fonny, imprisoned for an unpardonable crime. A work of social realism elevated to poetic heights by the sheer beauty of its voice and the humanism of its spirit — a feat director Barry Jenkins also managed to achieve with his previous film, “Moonlight” — Baldwin’s Harlem-set 1974 novel takes readers on two separate journeys, depending largely on their racial background.

White people will see a black man behind bars and jump to their own conclusions, drawing fast assumptions that Baldwin uses the rest of the book to challenge and untangle: How can Tish hope to raise this child if she’s poor and her baby daddy’s in jail? Black folks,
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Julie Delpy Developing Adaptation of Israeli Web Series ‘Confess’ for AMC (Exclusive)

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Julie Delpy Developing Adaptation of Israeli Web Series ‘Confess’ for AMC (Exclusive)
Julie Delpy is working on bringing the Israeli web series “Confess” to AMC.

Variety has learned exclusively Delpy is developing an adaptation of the web series for the cabler, which she will write and executive produce. Jake Witzenfeld and Moshe Rosenthal, the creators of the original series, will also executive produce.

Confess” is an anthological series set in Tel Aviv, but Delpy’s version will be set in the United States. Like the original, it will explore the current hook up culture and how digital media is changing people’s private lives.

Delpy has been nominated for two Academy Awards in her career. Both were for best adapted screenplay for her work on “Before Sunset” and then “Before Midnight.” Both films were follow ups to 1995’s “Before Sunrise.” In addition to her acting and writing, Delpy is also a director, producer, and singer-songwriter.

She wrote and directed films like “The Countess,
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Director Richard Linklater on What Inspires Him to Keep Creating

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Director Richard Linklater on What Inspires Him to Keep Creating
Director Richard Linklater sat down with Variety film critic Peter Debruge at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival to talk about filmmaking inspirations, as well as his non-profit, the Austin Film Society.

“I love movies, I want to keep doing movies,” he said at the film festival, which just kicked off in the Czech Republic. “If you ask me what I want to be doing 30 years from now, I want to be an old guy who can still make movies. That sounds good to me.”

Linklater established the Austin Film Society with Lee Daniel in 1985 to support up-and-coming filmmakers and bringing talent to Texas. The director reflected on the inception of its foundation and its progress more than 30 years later.

“It was a unique thing to suddenly have stars in town,” Linklater said. “It started getting a little more star-studded, and no one was doing that in Austin. Austin just wasn’t used to,
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Small Grants Help Filmmakers Make Giant Leaps, Richard Linklater Says

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Small Grants Help Filmmakers Make Giant Leaps, Richard Linklater Says
Emerging filmmakers can parlay even the smallest of financial grants into major career-advancing moves, per director Richard Linklater.

Interviewed by Variety film critic Peter Debruge, the helmer was speaking at the Variety Critics Corner series at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival. He was referring to the types of funds awarded by the Austin Film Society, a nonprofit organization he established in 1985 in his hometown of Austin, Texas – originally to screen classic and auteur films.

Afs – which is being showcased as part of the Made in Texas program at Karlovy Vary – has grown to own a cinema, manage local soundstages, and provide funding to help Texas-based artists at the script stage, in post, or in any other way that will advance their projects. These modest grants, he said, are a way to incubate or jump-start new films.

Linklater came to Karlovy Vary to accompany Made in Texas, as well as
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Ethan Hawke movies: 14 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Training Day,’ ‘First Reformed’

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Ethan Hawke movies: 14 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Training Day,’ ‘First Reformed’
It’s hard to believe, but four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke has celebrated over three decades in the film business. Hawke made his film debut in Joe Dante‘s 1985 film, “Explorers” and 33 years later has received some of the best reviews of his career for 2018’s “First Reformed,” which is currently playing in theaters across the country.

Although an accomplished Tony-nominated stage actor, Hawke is primarily celebrated for his work in movies. He is one of the few performers who has been a double Oscar nominee in both the acting category (“Training Day” and “Boyhood”) and writing (“Before Sunrise” and “Before Midnight”). Hawke has also been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards (“Training Day” and “Boyhood”), as well as a Golden Globe nod for “Boyhood.”

Unquestionably, Hawke’s most notable film collaborations have been with writer/director Richard Linklater, who had the ability to bring out something extra in him.
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Ethan Hawke movies: 14 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Ethan Hawke movies: 14 greatest films ranked from worst to best
It’s hard to believe, but four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke has celebrated over three decades in the film business. Hawke made his film debut in Joe Dante‘s 1985 film, “Explorers” and 33 years later has received some of the best reviews of his career for 2018’s “First Reformed,” which is currently playing in theaters across the country.

Although an accomplished Tony-nominated stage actor, Hawke is primarily celebrated for his work in movies. He is one of the few performers who has been a double Oscar nominee in both the acting category (“Training Day” and “Boyhood”) and writing (“Before Sunrise” and “Before Midnight”). Hawke has also been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards (“Training Day” and “Boyhood”), as well as a Golden Globe nod for “Boyhood.”

Unquestionably, Hawke’s most notable film collaborations have been with writer/director Richard Linklater, who had the ability to bring out something extra in him.
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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Before Sunrise,’ & Dreamlike Romance

Richard Linklater‘s first installment of the ‘Before’ trilogy, “Before Sunrise,” and Luca Guadagnino‘s adaptation of “Call Me By Your Name,” share a quality that’s relatively unique. Both films feel like a pillowy dream. But this isn’t something that is new to either director. Linklater and Guadagnino have portrayed daydream-like places and stories before.

Read More: The Essentials: Richard Linklater’s Best Films

In this video essay, Like Stories of Old dives into two films, analyzing their dreamlike qualities.

Continue reading ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Before Sunrise,’ & Dreamlike Romance at The Playlist.
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Red-Carpet Interview: Gene Siskel Film Center Honors Ethan Hawke

Chicago – Ethan Hawke has made 2018 his year, and on June 7th the Gene Siskel Film Center of Chicago recognized his recent artistic achievements and his career by honoring him with their annual Renaissance Award. The event included a Red Carpet walk, and an on-stage talk with his friend, actor Vincent D’Onofrio.

Ethan Hawke got high praise for his performance in writer/director Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” which was released in May. He portrays the minister of a Christian church that is losing its congregation, except for a young married couple who seeks his counsel. Hawke is also behind the camera as director for “Blaze,” a biography of country singer Blaze Foley, set for release in July.

Ethan Hawke, Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award Recipient, June 7, 2018

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck photo for HollywoodChicago.com

Hawke was born in Texas, but eventually relocated to New Jersey as a child.
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‘Adrift’: How Twin Brothers Wrote Shailene Woodley a Harrowing Romantic Epic

‘Adrift’: How Twin Brothers Wrote Shailene Woodley a Harrowing Romantic Epic
In “Adrift,” young sailors in love with world travel and each other (Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin) agree to pilot a yacht across the South Pacific for $10,000. They fancy 30 days of watching sunsets. What they get is a Category 5 hurricane.

Tami Oldham Ashcraft recounted the real-life ordeal she and fiancé Richard Sharp endured in Fall 1983 in “Red Sky at Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea.” The self-published memoir was found by identical twin screenwriters Aaron and Jordan Kandell. They abandoned plans for an original maritime tale, wanting instead to adapt Ashcraft’s text, and envisioning their friend Woodley as its indefatigable heroine.

Read More: ‘Adrift’ Review: Shailene Woodley Rescues a True Life Survival Thriller from Drowning at Sea

When Woodley was 18 and filming Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” in the brothers’ native Hawaii, Jordan’s wife was the teacher hired by the studio to help
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Ethan Hawke on ‘First Reformed,’ Making a ‘Before’ Film in 2018, and Getting Paid More When He Carries a Gun

Ethan Hawke on ‘First Reformed,’ Making a ‘Before’ Film in 2018, and Getting Paid More When He Carries a Gun
In his new film “First Reformed,” Ethan Hawke stars as Reverend Toller, an ailing former military chaplain, who counsels an expectant father so disturbed by climate change that he wants his wife to get an abortion. As the narrative — from writer/director Paul Schrader — progresses, Toller learns that one of the nation’s biggest polluters paid for the upgrades to his church, yet nonetheless assumes the young man’s environmentalist mantle.

A clergyman is “not a role that you often see fully explored in movies,” Hawke told IndieWire during a recent interview. “You see people dressed up as priests and they’re robbing a bank, or they’re in ‘Cannonball Run,’ or you see evil priests in horror movies, and things like that…I really was grateful for not the opportunity to play a [pastor], but this one.”

Meanwhile, Hawke concedes, “There’s about 80 million cop movies,” including his own “Brooklyn
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Spotlight on the Stars: Ethan Hawke

If you’re a fan of cinema, chances are, you’re also a fan of Ethan Hawke. The multi-hyphenate actor/writer/director has made a career out of exploring interesting avenues. As stated once before in a look at the man, there seems to be almost nothing that Hawke can not do. He’s directed films (including a documentary), written novels, starred in tiny indies, large scale movies, and everything in between. He’s likely best known for his collaborations with Richard Linklater, but they hardly define the man. A four time Academy Award nominee, he’s a perfect candidate for a Spotlight piece. After all, if he ever gets to a fifth Oscar nomination without a win, he’ll be hugely overdue for a statue. Hawke’s new film is, of course, First Reformed, which pairs him with filmmaker Paul Schrader. The movie is described cryptically as follows on
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Ethan Hawke On Genre Film, The Definitive End Of The ‘Before’ Franchise And His ‘Reality Bites’ Legacy – SXSW

Ethan Hawke On Genre Film, The Definitive End Of The ‘Before’ Franchise And His ‘Reality Bites’ Legacy – SXSW
One of the last film panels at SXSW featured four-time Oscar-nominated Ethan Hawke. An Austin native, Hawke has a deep connection with the city has appeared in many films set in the city and collaborating with fellow Texan Richard Linklater on numerous iconic indies including the coming-of-age opus and Before Sunrise franchise. With his films Blaze and First Reformed making his debut in his hometown, SXSW is fitting for Hawke’s sensibilities and passion for genre and…
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Ethan Hawke: Why the ‘Before’ Trilogy Feels Done and Making Another ‘Boyhood’ Is Unlikely — SXSW 2018

Ethan Hawke: Why the ‘Before’ Trilogy Feels Done and Making Another ‘Boyhood’ Is Unlikely — SXSW 2018
Ethan Hawke is at the SXSW Film Festival this year with his latest directorial effort “Blaze,” and he spent some time reflecting on his legendary indie film career during an hour-long discussion with IndieWire’s chief film critic Eric Kohn. Richard Linklater was mentioned numerous times throughout the chat, which is hardly a surprise given that Hawke is the star of both the “Before” trilogy and “Boyhood.” The actor earned an Oscar nomination for the latter.

“A lot of directors like to have power over people. But with Linklater, it’s always our movie,” Hawke said of the filmmaker. “When he says wrap, it feels like it’s your film. His greatest skill is using his confidence and his knowledge to empower others, to show them respect, and to lift them up.”

Linklater catapulted Hawke’s career when he cast him in “Before Sunrise” when he was only in his early twenties.
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Could ‘Call Me by Your Name’ sequels make it the ‘Lord of the Rings’ of gay love stories at the Oscars?

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Could ‘Call Me by Your Name’ sequels make it the ‘Lord of the Rings’ of gay love stories at the Oscars?
The critically acclaimed romance “Call Me by Your Name” earned four Oscar nominations including Best Picture. It’s an underdog in that race with 66/1 odds, but even if it doesn’t win the academy’s top prize this year, this may not be its last chance. Director Luca Guadagnino has expressed interest in making sequels to the film that will revisit young lovers Elio (Timothee Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer) over the course of their lives, so maybe voters are holding out for “Call Me by Your Name: The Return of the King.”

It’s rare for sequels to succeed at the Oscars. “The Godfather” (1972) and “The Godfather: Part II” (1974) are the only example of a film and its sequel both winning Best Picture Oscars. But it’s rare for sequels to even pick up nominations. “Star Wars” (1977) was a cultural phenomenon and a Best Picture nominee, but despite critical
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Sergei Dovlatov film to receive unusual 'blitz' release in Russia

Aleksey German-Jr.’s new feature will be in cinemas for just four days.

Aleksey German-Jr.’s new feature Dovlatov (which premieres in competition in Berlin next month) is to receive an ambitious 800-screen “blitz” release through Disney and Sony’s joint Russian distribution arm in early March.

The news of the unusual campaign was confirmed by MetrafilmsArtem Vasilyev, the producer of the film, at International Film Festival Rotterdam this week. “We want a really wide release but a really short release,” Vasilyev said of the “Weekend with Dovlatov” strategy, which is to have the film in cinemas for four days. The Russian/Polish/Serbian coproduction tells the story of writer and journalist, Sergei Dovlatov in the period just before he is forced into exile.

Dovlatov is handled internationally by Paris-based international sales company, Alpha Violet.

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Vasilyev is in Rotterdam with Aleksey Fedorchenko’s Anna’s War (picked up for world sales earlier this month by [link=co
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