Oct. 15, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST
and i have no idea what the article is about yet
Oct. 15, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST
Thanks. Interesting film, but not as great as some of the reviews and does drag during the middle (coming from someone who works at a top ten law firm).
Oct. 15, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
Oct. 15, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST
Clooney's gotta eat, but still...
Oct. 15, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST
Its good to see a guy reaching out from his normal world and succeeding in a new one. I'm pleased he's done a good job, and wish him well for the future. Kefrif
Oct. 15, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST
in that final shot. This interview is good on your end but I think that when filmmakers are promoting a film, it may be wise not to reference a bunch of better films. Not that MICHAEL CLAYTON was bad, it was pretty good, but stuff like YOUNG ADAM and THE PIANO TEACHER blow it out of the water.
Oct. 15, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST
In my top 5 films of the year EASY. So is Bourne. Really loved it. Gilroy comes across as very fuckin cool and passionate too. Great job Copane!
Oct. 15, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST
good interview capone. i think the horses are about finding purity and calmness in the world which is then interrupted by the exploding car, thrusting him back into his horrible life. i saw the movie this weekend in a theatre w/ about 10 other people in it. its a shame b/c this is a very well done movie. i don't know if it will be in my top 5, but most likely my top 10. i think clooney is a one dimensional actor, but at the same time i like watching his performances, and more importantly, i love the movies he chooses to associate himself with (post batman and robin). for my $11 he's my favorite "movie star", but definitely not my favorite "actor" (thank you johnny depp). anyway, its a shame this movie isn't making much money. here we all bitch and moan that hollywood doesn't make smart movies anymore, but when a good smart one comes out nobody sees it. why should hollywood make smart movies when dumb americans would rather see the game plan w/ the rock than a legal thriller about people destroying their own lives? fuck you dumb audiences, and thank you george clooney and tony gilroy.
Oct. 15, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST
Definitely one of the best of the year so far, and on par with "Syriana." I hope the screenplay gets remembered at Oscar time. But it probably speaks to lawyers more than the general public. My wife thought it was dull as dishwater.
Oct. 15, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST
Clooney is a bona fide movie star. You're just jealous cuz you one ugly fuck.
Oct. 15, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST
Clooney couldn't even save this worthless script.
Oct. 15, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST
Clooney's movies hardly ever make money. And yet, people follow his every step. Why do you think that is? Could it have something to do with the fact that he's a major star? In fact, he's probably the biggest star there is right now. Not the best actor. Not the most successful at the box office. The biggest star.
Oct. 15, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST
by Wu Fang
Oct. 15, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST
Now that Tony G. has ripped off the ending, will Paul W.S. have to change the final scene in his Miami-set remake of TLGF? Or will he come to his senses, stop trying to play with the grown-ups, and fuck off to write Resident Evil 4? *fingers crossed*
Oct. 15, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST
by Holy Hell
I think Clooney's considered a movie-star by the press because he's sort of a throwback to the Hollywood masculinity of old. He's like a Carey Grant playboy bachelor (the whole women-want-to-be-with-him, men-want-to-be-him thing), and the cinema press is a bit nostalgic when it comes to Hollywood romance. Also, he's a very good actor, and invests both time and money into solid, smarter than average, well-crafted projects (Syriana, O Brother, Good Night and Good Luck, Ocean's, etc.). He's a very relevant cultural figure at the moment, at least in terms of Hollywood. And in terms of Budweiser. And Michael Clayton was very, very good. Economical, entertaining, culturally relevant, and ethically motivated. Just terrific.
But who cares if he's "considered" by various clowns who's opinions don't matter, a "movie star"? I'd take Clooney over Will Farrell or Tom Cruise any day.
Oct. 15, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST
by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World
Which is saying something. This guy cries about Muppert voice actors and George Clooney being a big star. Jesus. I just come to AICN to read his silly ass rants for my morning self esteem boost.
Oct. 15, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST
If you really want to feel good about yourself, go over to the Juno board. Animal Structure is trying to explain to me why the film sucks so bad. Only problem being, he hasn't actually seen it.
Oct. 15, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST
Funny, I thought that Clooney pulled over to that spot on the side of the road to see the horses because the scene of the horses under the tree was right out of his son's book. It was a picture as he looked thru the book. I thought it kinda caught his attention at just the right moment. I really loved this movie. What a knockout first film for the director. Oh, while I'm writing this, since the director may read these. Kudos on the title The Devil's Advocate. I loved that spin of irony. Devil means Accusor. Specifically in the sense of one who stands before a judge and accuses someone of a crime. And of course Advocate is someone who defends the accused. Nice play on words. The ultimate accusor's defendor.
Oct. 15, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST
All because of this interview. I wasn't even going to see it, but the interview intrigued me. It was a great performance from Clooney, and yeah, he was miles away from his Danny Ocean persona. I thought that ending in the cab was gonna go on forever but it wasn't all that long. <p> You know, if it weren't for movies like The Insider (true story), I would have thought these plots to be far-fetched, but fuck - these corporations are nothing but vampires. Clayton was a very real character; despite being a corporate lawyer, his life is far from glam. I'm Queens-born too, so his family and background is something I definitely relate to. Great movie.
Oct. 16, 2007, 2:27 a.m. CST
...they digitally inserted a drawing of a horse into the book that Clooney was looking at in Wilkinson's apt. (the red book his son recommended) to add to the horse symbolism.<p>Best movie of the year so far.
Oct. 16, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST
Tells you everything you need to know about the mindset of the average moviegoer.
If Clayton was Cruise instead of Clooney, it would make more money AND it would suck. Yea! Intense Cruise clenches teeth at Tilda Swinton. Victorious Cruise flashes winning smile at cab driver.
Oct. 16, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST
by Alex Trevelyan
The title is in short terrible. It means nothing. Says nothing. Conveys nothing. Non descript. Bad. Why do I want to see Michael Clayton? Oh thats right George Clooney is Michael Clayton. The subtext, Tony Gilory, to the title Michael Clayton is George Clooney. Thats why the boys in marketing put his face so BIG on the poster. To sell, push, George not Micheal. 100% shit title for a film. Crap. Have you watched 'Micheal Collins'. Its another Warners flop. Collins had more balls than this. Yo Tony the first thing the audenice comes into contact with is the title of the film and maybe who's in it. Then the next thing they ask themselves is "what is it about?" Is it Tony? Christ this was ball less. Its a fucking prequel to Oceans 11. You should have called it "Danny Ocean". The ideas are so "done". Cliched. Who cares?. Yo Tony stick to the writing its your place in life. Super stuff with 'Bourne'. Hate to break it to you but thats your pinnacle. Thats as good as it gets. Thats your purpose in life. Let Paul Greengrass and his like mount your screenplays. By the way why do you think they sat on the release of this average TV show until October? Is it because its crappy crap crap? Alex. P.S. If you had cut 30 mins out of your "Precious MC" you would have done alot better. Alot. Cant wait for the next Bourne film Tony. Maybe call it 'The Bourne Annihilation'. Now that I think of it you may have been OVER swamped by toooo many cooks in the kitchen and you, Tony, a new boy were out of your dept. Far too many filmmakers on the credits. Too many masters' Tony. Too many. Yo T! Is a differnet kettle of fish isnt it? Writting towards DIRECTING. Love & Kisses, A. "Nobody knows Anything"