Dec. 3, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST
Now I'm gonna read the article...
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST
...and somewhere a little boy named Kurt Russell was laughing. <p> good pics btw.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST
I don't know about any of you guys, but THIS is the film I'm most looking forward to next summer.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST
the secret was to sprinkle a little gunpowder on your oatmeal every morning. When he died, he left sixteen children, twenty-nine grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, and a fifteen-foot hole in the wall of the crematorium.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST
Lucky bastard Quint. Great read
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST
by Righteous Brother
I idolised him when I was growing up. I always thought it was a shame he wasn't a bit more daring in his movie choices over the last 20 years or so.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST
by L. Ron Bumquist
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST
It sounded sarcastic and made the movie look campy. I've been giggling to myself for days over that one
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST
More than worth the price of admission as I see it. Those two always have that "why am I being bothered with this shit" look on their faces, and seeing them challenge each should be decent to see.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST
But I read the whole article. I'm looking forward to Cowboys and Aliens about as much as any movie I'm anticipating. This is gonna be good.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST
I was gonna see this movie anyway - Cowboys AND Aliens? Wha?? - but I'm really looking forward to it now. Thanks.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST
I've been geeked over this movie since I saw the trailer. You're a lucky bastard!
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST
That bar Bridges is sitting in in the True Grit trailer WAS the same one from 3:10 to Yuma.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST
how do you stand in close proximity to olivia wilde and not mess yourself? kudos to you, sir...
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST
The next trailer should end with the finger of doom.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST
The site needs more of this sort of stuff. And well done for keeping cool when meeting Harrison Ford.
Dec. 3, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST
And what kind was it? Does he get the really good stuff?
Dec. 3, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST
As the formula comes off more of a trendy gimmick than immersion.(It may have worked for Avatar, mostly because Jimmy filmed the movie with the technology in mind.)However, it does make sense to capatilize on 3D from a business perspective in order to lure more moviegoers and in turn increasing BO revenue.<p>But artistically speaking, not everyone can pull it off. (meaning: the effects would take precedent over a shallow story itself.)Jon may have his work cut out for him on this one since the general consencous regarding IronMan 2 was lackluster and then there's the hack writer team of Orci and Kurtzman.But at least there's Daniel Craig who is great in almost everything.Shit, I even liked his part in Resistance.<p>Let's all wait and see what develops.
Dec. 3, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST
It's arguably the best script of any movie he appeared in (so far). He's a little young for the role, as he was for The Frisco Kid, and the movie is somewhat depressing, but from an artistic standpoint, it takes a lot of chances, and that's what makes it memorable.
Dec. 3, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST
...and you're right about The Mosquito Coast, one of the best novel to film adaptations I've ever seen...
Fun article, Quint. I wish you'd gotten time with Rockwell, but I get the impression he's not really the type to sit down and talk at length with journalists unless he's made to by the publicity department.
Dec. 3, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST
making his way under it while it's moving like sixty miles an hour.
Dec. 3, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST
by Quin the Eskimo
Dec. 3, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST
Is that like when Chewie is trying to start the hyperdrive, and Han puts his finger up at threepio to say,"Hold it! I have one more idea!"
Dec. 3, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST
Emperor of the North is a fucking great movie too...
Dec. 3, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST
I haven't really been sold on this yet, but hearing the passion and enthusiasm and seriousness that Favs, Ford, Craig, Rockwell, etc. are putting into it makes me want to give it the benefit of the doubt.
Dec. 3, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST
Good article Nice to learn Harrison is working with Terry again-after 30 years huh? Do NOT care about anyone else in the cast Am looking forward to the film And, Harrison deserved an Oscar nomination for Mosquito Coast
Dec. 3, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST
this should be the first nergamic western in film history
Dec. 3, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST
I was at the AFI tribute for George Lucas, attending the event, in tuxedo and all. I walked up to him, not interupting him, being cool and not geeky, and he blew me off in a real rude way. He doesn't owe me anything, but I'd heard he was that way and he could have been polite in his blow off. Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams were real cool however and stopped for any and all fans. Hamill even did the Joker laugh for us - very creepy and fun!
Dec. 3, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST
Gets a perfect cast together and tells the studio to fuck off with their 3D profiteering bullshit.<P>God, this movie really is feeling like a winner.<P>Thanks for this cool piece!
Dec. 3, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST
...before. I can't seem to rememebr which one though......
Dec. 3, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST
Did he even say anything?
Dec. 3, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST
Nobody remembers The Last Crusade?
Dec. 3, 2010, 8 p.m. CST
by Gungan Slayer
Dec. 3, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST
I love how you keep track of your emotions as you meet folks like Harrison and Craig and Olivia. When I first heard of this project, I thought it was going to be kinda silly. No more though. Movie is gonna be awesome.
Dec. 3, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST
:D Lucky duck.</p> <p>You did a great job writing that up. It was almost like being there.</p>
Dec. 3, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST
Marvels original intention of refusing to increase his pay was the right decision. To bad he used us to demand he be retained and paid more. Then he fires Terrance Howard for doing the same thing he did, stand firm on what the thought he was worth.
Dec. 3, 2010, 11 p.m. CST
Thanks Quint - everything about Ford and your reaction to him (which i can completely understand!) - was GOLD!
Dec. 4, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST
by D o o d
OH SNAP! I too hated that shitfest called Iron Man 2!
Dec. 4, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST
makes me wanna puke. grow a fuckin pair. who gives a shit about how how your publicist is. she's not gonna ever do you.
Dec. 4, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST
in case you never noticed... <p> http://tinyurl.com/39po4 <p> Why on earth hasn't someone taken care of some business and got a montage on YouTube? that would spread like wildfire, a million hits at least, guaranteed. the blogs love shit like this.
Dec. 4, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST
Sound much cooler than I was expecting, actually. I'm in. And I happen to like hot publicists myself. Who doesn't like hot publicists? It doesn't matter if they'll do you or not, their still hot.
Dec. 4, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST
"Cowboys & Aliens" is going to be the best Ford-Movie since many years. "Skull" IS an ANTI-Indiana Jones-Movie. The main-problem is: Most action-scenes in "Skull" are implausible. That's why "Skull" is an ANTI-Indy-Movie. As we all know "Indiana Jones" means real stunts and beleievable action-scenes: "Indy 1 - 3": Many-many real stunts, many-many believebale action-scenes, some over-the top-action-scenes in "Temple" but never as implausible as the "Skull"-actions-scenes. "Skull": only a few real stunts. Most action-scenes are implausible. Nuke the fridge, you can't jump with a car on a rubber tree, Mutt is Tarzan, the three Waterfalls... and-and-and... But... hey... let's see what the makers think about it: :-) 1) The first thing Steven said was he didn't want this look like a slick action-adventure movie with digital backgrounds and effects or stunts that you couldn't do in reality," Kennedy says. "Part of an Indiana Jones story is that you want to believe that Indy - and consequently Harrison Ford - is doing his own stunts..." 2) GL is talking about the great REAL Stunts in the "Bourne"-Movies and then... "... but when you get to the next level, whether it's Tomb Raider or the Die Hard series, where you've got one guy with one pistol up against 50 guys with machine guns, or he jumps in a jet and starts chasing down a freeway, you say, I'm not sure I can really buy this. Mission Impossible's like that. They do things where you could not survive in the real world. In Indiana Jones, we stay just this side of it." 3) You also produced the Bourne films. Did the success of that franchise influence your approach on Crystal Skull? Marshall: There’s been so many films that have tried to copy the Indiana Jones franchise and most of them have failed, except for the Bourne films. I think the reason people like Bourne is that he’s a credible, believable hero, much like Indiana Jones. Jason Bourne does some amazing things but that’s because he’s been so well trained in martial arts and different forms of killing so it’s not totally unbelievable, like the Mission Impossible films. We looked at the Bourne films, and we thought that maybe Indiana Jones could do some more dangerous things in this film, and still have that seem BELIEVEABLE. The key is you have to believe that Indiana Jones can do the things he does and not say ‘There’s no way he could’ve survived that situation!’, so you walk a fine line. What sets the Indiana Jones films apart is that you can’t just call them action movies. They’re supernatural mysteries with elements of action and comedy and, in this film, some science fiction. 4) "I think Tom Cruise proved that people are getting bored with that kind of stuff," Lucas said when asked about over the top action sequences. "What they want to see is something different. And 'Indiana Jones,' if nothing else, is always different." 5) Marshall about "Indy I - III": "One of the things I enjoy about these movies is that they do recall the old cliffhanger serials of the thirties and forties," said Marshall. "We didn't have computer effects in those days, we couldn’t easily erase things and I think one of the unfortunate by-products of the computer age is that it makes filmmakers lazy. You become more creative when you have to hide ramps with a tree rather than erase it later as you can today." "In Raiders, that's a real ball rolling behind him so Harrison really is in some danger running in front of that; these are real situations and that adds to the excitement and the creative energy on the set." Marshall about a part 4 in 2003 We're not done with the script on Indy 4 but I think we're going to try and rely, like the first two movies, on realism and not try to do too many things with the computer. Marshall: When you start getting into computers you get fantastical situations like in The Matrix or movies like that. We don't want that, we want exciting heroism, we want seat-of-your-pants, skin-of-your-teeth action. We didn't have all the money in the world on the first films and we want to keep that B-Movie feel. We want to make Indy 4 like we made the first three." 6) George Lucas / Empire Magazine "A lot of people think Indiana Jones is so outrageous, it is believable. That was the thing what we did that James Bond didn't do - especially in that middle period where they weren't very interesting" 7) "Indiana Jones redifined the classic American hero as someone who did not have a backbone made of steel and skin made of Teflon. The idea that our intrepid archaelogist could actually do himself bodily injury made him accessible."
Dec. 4, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST
Dec. 4, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST
because it's about fucking time frankly. The man made his career with hits like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner etc. Then it all got boring, as he entered a weird middle phase of his career of which "Witness" and "The Fugitive" were the only two standouts. His two Jack Ryan movies were boring as a dog's ass, and everything else he seemed to do was films where he's running around, desperatly trying to save his family from someone (with the occasional ill conceived, boring and unfunny comedy thrown in). Whilst I didn't think much of "KOTCS", it was good to see Ford back in a crowdpleaser. Now with "Cowboys And Aliens"... Harrison Ford fans who haven't seen one of his movies in theatres (save the latest Indiana Jones one) for probably over a decade COULD be tempted back. I'm sure Ford probably didn't really want to do this one... but more than likely realised that THIS IS the kind of role his fans want to see him in. And he's probably enjoying it and the crazy concept behind it more than he's letting on. If only they'd ditch that STUPID title.
Dec. 4, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST
by Darth Busey
Dec. 4, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST
by Darth Busey
Dec. 5, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST
It's 1:33 am and I happen to check out the Ain't it Cool every time I go to bed. Instead of shutting my eyes down for the night, I found my self geeking out with you on C&A. I love how you're not just writing about the movie, but what takes place on the set in between takes. You bring your writing to life and it reminds me of why I got into this industry. Maybe I don't work with the big guys today, but everyone's got dreams right? It's cool that we both found ours. I'll be reading ya.
Dec. 5, 2010, 5:33 a.m. CST
This movie seems to have a hell of a lot of potential, but I think the title is a real bummer and major stumbling block. What about something like "Dark Frontier" or something like that? "Snakes On A Plane" is a title you could get away with, cause of the slight tongue in cheek nature of the film. From the looks of it, "Cowboys and Aliens" takes itself pretty seriously. So that title does it no favours. It has to go.
Dec. 5, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST
Dec. 5, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST
So yes, I'm sure he was happy about your comment.
Dec. 6, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST
by The StarWolf
Poul Anderson's semi-satirical novel of knights in armour about to head off on one of the Crusades but winding up taking a detour of several light years as they wind up taking over an alien starship which lands in their back yard (it works in the novel, trust me) is begging to get the big screen treatment.
Dec. 6, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST
I'm guessing it's too late for BNAT this year, but try to make that Carradine and Borgnine screening happen for real! Have them record a commentary track for that matter.
Dec. 6, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST
Very well-written. Take that from someone who's won journalism awards & qualified for the honors program at a top J-School.
Dec. 8, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST
Loved the read...but all your text formatting got stripped. Shame.
Dec. 8, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST
by Fat and Curious
Dec. 11, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST
thanks for that report... the best of this year... for reasons the other guys still don't understand... honest passionate reporting... as in not just talking about GGI effects... just the vibe... from real actors... hat tip to you!
Dec. 15, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST
Wanna see the pics!
Dec. 18, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST
"Quint spends a night in the desert with Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Jon Favreau on the set of COWBOYS AND ALIENS!" I wonder if he's going to love the movie?