Dec. 29, 2006, 6:55 p.m. CST
I had to do it...sorry
Dec. 29, 2006, 7:02 p.m. CST
thanks. we're blessed today.
Dec. 29, 2006, 7:07 p.m. CST
cuaron's face when del toro talks about his nightly monster encounters is hilarious.
Dec. 29, 2006, 7:20 p.m. CST
I'm headed to Vegas this weekend for New Years. Anyone know how to bet on the Oscars? Alfonso Cuaron's a LOCK for best director.
Dec. 29, 2006, 7:28 p.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
Which one is Spielberg, Lucas, and Scorsese?
Dec. 29, 2006, 7:30 p.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
Get that story up already guys!
Dec. 29, 2006, 7:34 p.m. CST
Actually - I recommended CHRONICAS in my DVD column last year. And there were 3 other reviews on AICN
Dec. 29, 2006, 7:44 p.m. CST
by super Cucaracha
Another Mexican resurrecting Hollywood.
Dec. 29, 2006, 7:53 p.m. CST
great day: this interview + indyIV (I still can't believe it.) also: alfonso cuaron is pretty handsome too...
Dec. 29, 2006, 8:09 p.m. CST
Dec. 29, 2006, 8:34 p.m. CST
by Mr. Met
I think it's pretty obvious: Inarittu -- Scorcese Cuaron -- Spielberg del Toro -- Lucas
Dec. 29, 2006, 8:39 p.m. CST
by Barry Egan
Has Del Toro lost weight?
Dec. 29, 2006, 8:44 p.m. CST
He organised this cool get-together. There's such a great dynamic between all three of these guys, I really enjoyed hearing about their collaborations and different approaches to the creative process. Plus, man I'm not gay or nothing, but Cuaron is a pretty handsome guy.
Dec. 29, 2006, 9 p.m. CST
Burn In Hell :)
Dec. 29, 2006, 9:07 p.m. CST
story is hilarious.
Dec. 29, 2006, 9:24 p.m. CST
by Jimmy Jazz
None of these films are coming within 100 miles of where I live. I can't see any of these until they come out on Netflix. Sucks.
Dec. 29, 2006, 9:47 p.m. CST
I think Spielberg and Lucas have lost their touch.
Dec. 29, 2006, 9:47 p.m. CST
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=18197 Indy 4 is a go!
Dec. 29, 2006, 9:49 p.m. CST
you guys beat me to it :P...
Dec. 29, 2006, 9:57 p.m. CST
Well done Harry. This site gets ripped a lot but at the end of the year, no other site provides more entertainment or insight than this one. Keep it up...and keep up the good work while you are at it.
Dec. 29, 2006, 10:14 p.m. CST
"This site is mainly a movie/tv news site, I agree. But we also cover pop culture. AICN is not 100% anything, which is why I enjoy writing here. We get to explore different interests from time to time."
Dec. 29, 2006, 10:18 p.m. CST
Who are we speaking about here? Because I wouldn't be surprised to see an AICN sometime in the next ten years prove they DO have more talent...
Dec. 29, 2006, 10:24 p.m. CST
by Julius Dithers
Met him once, nice guy, someone said he was the king of Mexican cinema and he cast Salma Hayek in her first starring role. If that's true, God bless you, Mr. Ripstein. That's all I got.
Dec. 29, 2006, 10:30 p.m. CST
Just to add, thanks AICN. I heard about this show and how amazing it was, and now I get to see just how well they do all work together. They are even seated correctly, with Alfonso seated in the middle, just as his directorial style proves.
Dec. 29, 2006, 10:57 p.m. CST
What a hell of a night! New Year's is early this year.
Dec. 29, 2006, 11:22 p.m. CST
When the sweet creeping christ is COM coming out in wide release? It says that it is, but it isn't. If they want it to win an Oscar that fuckin' badly, why are they making it so difficult to see?
Dec. 30, 2006, midnight CST
I really enjoyed it. ALSO INDIANA JONES 4 IS HAPPENING!
Dec. 30, 2006, 12:04 a.m. CST
Just asking. First person to name a movie that Saddam was in gets twenty bucks. And South Park doesn't count. ;)
Dec. 30, 2006, 12:23 a.m. CST
by Dick Nicely
Deodorising bowling shoes in The Big Lebowski. And in the dream sequence, tying in with BringingSexyBack's Mel question. Everything is connected!
Dec. 30, 2006, 12:57 a.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
Can you blame me for giving it a try... ^_^
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:12 a.m. CST
Wow! I mentioned the interview in the Capone-Del Toro talkback then decided to send it to Harry and now it's an official page on AICN! Thanks, Harry! AAAnd before you all start saying it... YES, I am new here.
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:14 a.m. CST
That's what they are! They even call themselves Mexicans in the interview! Why is Mexican a bad word? What are you from L.A.? ;)
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:15 a.m. CST
and I soon as it was over, I was fucking pissed that I missed Babel in theatres. Being the poor bloke that I am, I thought I'l wait for the dvd. I won't make the same mistake for pan and children. I know it's been said but, not being gay, I have to admit, cuaron is one good looking dude. It really is exciting to see some fellow Mexicans showing the world Mexico produces more than immigrants.
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:20 a.m. CST
you're basically saying that Mexican is a deragatory word, now that's fucked up. It's a frikkin' nationality.
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:25 a.m. CST
by Dick Nicely
In Glasgow, when he was promoting Y Tu Mama Tambien about five years ago. During the Q&A after the screening, he announced that his next project was set in a dystopian Britain (obviously Harry Potter got in there first). My mate decided this meant V for Vendetta, so he ran out, bought the comic book, ran back to the cinema and handed it to Cuaron. Who told him he wasn't actually working on V for Vendetta, but thanks anyway you crazy Scottish nerd. Personally I was just embarrassed to be seen with an exhausted guy sweating on a new comic book, but Cuaron was cool. And I'm not gay either, but yes, he's an attractive fella.
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:25 a.m. CST
Exactly, Mexican is a nationality and therefore there is nothing wrong with it... unless all you do is watch old westerns and Fox News.
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:33 a.m. CST
That is their nationality, they're very proud to be from Mexico - and they miss their country... and make films from a spiritual and tonal connection to Mexico. And I happen to be very good friends with one of the three.
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:39 a.m. CST
by Dick Nicely
Isn't he quoting The Office? You know, being ironic? Apologies if I'm wrong and he's a prick.
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:58 a.m. CST
I don't know much about the alleged genius Del Toro / Although he looks like he can put down the pomodoro / But even after eight plates of pasta I couldn't deploy / A bigger piece of crap than his Hellboy.
Dec. 30, 2006, 2:03 a.m. CST
...these three Mexicans being honored at this years Academy Awards. All three of these movies look flat-out amazing. I'd like to watch all three back-to-back.
Dec. 30, 2006, 2:18 a.m. CST
by andrew coleman
Children of Men is good but it had flaws. Babel for me failed because that style of film making is frankly already getting old. Del Toro is the man tho minus his bumps in the road movie wise.
Dec. 30, 2006, 2:49 a.m. CST
I´m a spaniard, but hey, i love México and those three great directores
Dec. 30, 2006, 2:56 a.m. CST
like I'd love to sit down and have a drink with them and talk film, literature, magic, dreams, etc. I'm seeing Pan tomorrow. And by the way, it's a professional dream of mine to be interviewed by Charlie Rose. I always enjoy his interviews.
Dec. 30, 2006, 3:21 a.m. CST
"the tyrant's reign ends when he dies and the martyr's begins" or something like that. It's in reference to Pan's Labyrinth, but wow - could it be more timely with Saddam's execution?
Dec. 30, 2006, 4:13 a.m. CST
by heywood jablomie
Please support this challenging, harrowing, sublimely directed masterpiece. It needs all the friends it can get.
Dec. 30, 2006, 5:30 a.m. CST
Anyway, these director´s movies don´t support hate.
Dec. 30, 2006, 5:50 a.m. CST
Who gives a monkey about mexicans now?
Dec. 30, 2006, 5:51 a.m. CST
children of men is a very good film but it ain't the best film of the decade!
Dec. 30, 2006, 8:38 a.m. CST
What an interview, and all we get is fucking Johnathan Woss! I also hope that another classic Indy 4 title TB occurs. My personal faves last time were Indiana Jones and the Skid Mark Map, and Indiana Jones and the Fart of Dust.
Dec. 30, 2006, 9:08 a.m. CST
by Evil Hobbit
Great interview, highly enjoyable. Hope they sweep all the awards. Specially Cuaron and Del Toro. Those films just blew me away a little bit more then Babel. Three great and original films, no matter how good the Departed was crafted it's still a remake and far less original then Pan's, Children or Babel.
Dec. 30, 2006, 9:27 a.m. CST
has this really irritating tendency to talk way too much when he interviews people. The interview with Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was no exception. Hell, all you had to do was sit these three guys in a room together and you would have your show. I am exaggerating, of course, though not by much. Some people need an interviewer to probe, to prod, to get them to talk; though it seems obvious that that isn't the case with Guillermo, Alfonso and Alejandro. Sometimes less is more. Charlie Rose should have stfu, and let them go back and forth. Sometimes I get the feeling that Charlie Rose knows relatively little about the people he interviews. As a result, while he tends to be well-researched, his interviews come off very forced, as if he were instead doing the labors of Hercules or something.
Dec. 30, 2006, 10:27 a.m. CST
I disagree with you on the Charlie Rose points... I think he's the best interviewer out there and if he does seem to talk too much it's because his interviews are conversations which is what makes them so great. The worst interviewer is Oprah cuz she's ALWAYS cutting the guests off just when they're about to say something important. Oisin5199, it's a professional dream of mine too! It would be so cool to sit down at that round oak table to converse with The Rose himself!
Dec. 30, 2006, 11:49 a.m. CST
First Charlie Rose is a GREAT interviewer, especially with filmmakers. I've seen two of his interviews with QT and they were both excellent as well. I sometimes wish he ONLY had filmmakers on his program because he does such engaging interviews with them. Even the placement of the three directors (with Cuaron in the middle) was appropriate! Second, is it me or has Guillermo lost a TON of weight? He's lookin good! I also enjoyed listening to him talk the most out of the three...he has such a wonderfully unique way of telling stories, I smiled every time he spoke. I especially loved his description of his movies as "parables," so true. Unlike some talkbackers, I can't choose between these guys, I love all of their work equally. I recently read something Robert Altman said about how he rarely associated with the other 1970's directors (Scorsese, Coppola, etc.) and I couldn't understand that. Its wonderful that there are some filmmakers out there who aren't afraid to exchange ideas with other gifted individuals. I thank Harry for giving us the chance to see this great interview. I didn't even know it took place but it is truly essential for fans of these guys (and I don't know why anyone WOULDN'T be fans of them). I also found it so touching when Cuaron described the joy he felt at seeing Del Toro honored at Cannes...you can just see the joy in Guillermo's eyes. What a good guy...and what a great friendship these three talented people have. Thanks again for sharing this.
Dec. 30, 2006, 12:07 p.m. CST
So, HP3's budget was over 200 million. Wow. Now I believe the rumour that according to Mike Newell HP4's budget was 300 mill.
Dec. 30, 2006, 12:16 p.m. CST
When a movie routinely makes over a billion worldwide, what's 2 or 3 hundred million? And that's just box office. HP is a walking, talking ATM machine at this point. Bring on Gilliam for Half-Blood Prince!
Dec. 30, 2006, 12:27 p.m. CST
I saw this last night, and I'm still thinking about it. It is a very powerful film, and it did not disappoint one iota in its delivery. Do yourself a favor - see this film.
Dec. 30, 2006, 12:37 p.m. CST
by Evil Hobbit
Just bring back Alfonso. I mean, all respect for Gilliam, but just look at that little moments shown in this interview from Potter 3. It's magic. The constant movement of the camera, the way the scene is lit, the subtle and powerfull performance of the characters and the build up to the dementor and patronus charm; it's Potter magic. I love the way Potter was shot. All the scenes with Lupin are so beautifull. I remember the one where they walk on the edge of the forest, near the lake, just talking. Or the scene on the bridge where the story tells about how Lupin knew Harry's mom. Hogwarts realy became a magical place in the film. It became the place of the books. A strong element that wasn't present in the other films was the one of the castle itself. In 3 the castle realy felt ancient, breathing magical teachings from centuries ago. It's something that didn't came across in the other films. If only the scripts wheren't so rushed the storyline itself could be done justice. So Warner, give Alfonso that 3 and half hour Potter script and let him make the next installments please.
Dec. 30, 2006, 12:56 p.m. CST
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST
Only In America
Dec. 30, 2006, 1:46 p.m. CST
My question is: why IMDb or BOM say that the films cost "only" 130 or 150 mills when the real budget is twice that much?
Dec. 30, 2006, 2:47 p.m. CST
I agree with JimmyLoneWolf. Charlie Rose is a good guy. Thanks for this interview (EVEN THOUGH THE SITE SEEMS TO BE RESISTENT OF ANY FUCKING GODDAMN BREAKING (my nervoussystem)INDY IV NEWS). I've always admired artists who work together rather than only compete. Especially as I imagine it to be pretty hard to switch off your envy and forget the fear to be ripped off your idea. These three are really amazing. On chud there was some little thing concerning the idea of them (or del toro?) to do three films featuring three different points of views on a kidnapping (think of del toros own experiences with it).
Dec. 30, 2006, 3:24 p.m. CST
Just watched Time Bandits again on TV in the UK this afternoon. Glory be. Give him a workable budget and a decent co-writer (that means that you, Ehren Kruger, can fuck right off) and he'll give you dreams. So sign the mad lad up for HP6 now. Failing that, Del Toro would very do nicely indeed. If, after Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, he hasn't more or less copyrighted intelligent fantastic fiction with an adolescent lead, my nom-de-talkbackery isn't Palimpsest. Which it is.
Dec. 30, 2006, 3:39 p.m. CST
Great interview... what a bunch of classy guys. I liked what Alejandro had to say about his DP Rodrigo Prieto being the 'painter' of his films. Funny how the running joke throughout the interview was how Alejandro is the most handsome, when Alfonso clearly is. Hell, he's hot!
Dec. 30, 2006, 4:41 p.m. CST
Charlie Rose is usually pretty self impressed, at least that's what I always thought. But this was a really good interview where he just gave them a topic and let them run with it. Really interesting. And both Babel and Children of Men are pretty good films. Here's hoping Pan's holds up.
Dec. 30, 2006, 6:06 p.m. CST
Opened today, a long ago in other countries, but indeed this one is Guillermo Del Toro at his finest, I take my hat to him.<p>...
Dec. 30, 2006, 9:37 p.m. CST
With his leaf blower.
Dec. 30, 2006, 11:53 p.m. CST
this TBs. Anyways, I haven't seen any of these movies. I live in a border town with Mexico and found out too late that Pan's Labyrinth was already playing there. So I waited for it to come out on the 29th, but guess what, it didn't in my town (there are 4 movie theaters here). I looked it up in San Diego (2 hours away) and nothing either, so I thought "Que la chingada?". Guillermo is one of my favorite directors right now and is people like these guys that make me feel proud of being who I am.
Dec. 31, 2006, 4:49 a.m. CST
This time with Chanwook Park (Oldboy), Kim Kiduk (9 Iron) and Bong Joon-ho (The Host)? I'd like to hear them speak. They probably don't have the camaraderie of these 3 guys which is a pretty unusual relationship for moviemaking.
Dec. 31, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST
Children of Men is stunningly awesome, but still waiting on Babel and Pans. Alfonso is a handsome dude for sure, Guillermo has definitely lost allot of weight though, just look at his face!! Harry, I've never insulted you for your size, but I hope you get on whatever program Guillermo is on dude, I'd like to see you around for a long while yet. Happy new year all, stay safe and watch films!!