Oct. 10, 2000, 8:44 a.m. CST
Bwahahaha...how I've waited for this day
Oct. 10, 2000, 8:45 a.m. CST
Bwahahaha...how I've waited for this day
Oct. 10, 2000, 8:48 a.m. CST
Now that that's out of the way, Spike Jonze could direct a WalMart commercial and I'd show up. Face it, the man's a genius.
Oct. 10, 2000, 8:52 a.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
Keep it up, buddy.
Oct. 10, 2000, 9:07 a.m. CST
by Lance Rock
Oct. 10, 2000, 10:06 a.m. CST
by Brian DePalma
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Oct. 10, 2000, 10:19 a.m. CST
by All Thumbs
I have a feeling that watching Kaufman's future movies will be like taking a trip into Oz or some other trippy land. Not that I'm complaining. In fact, I welcome it! And something about Cage playing Kaufman AND a twin brother in Kaufman's own film makes it even trippier. When do they start production on this?
Oct. 10, 2000, 10:30 a.m. CST
Moriarty hits the nail on the head. Adaptation is simply a work of art - and if that sounds strange considering it's just a script now, we can only gasp in anticipation for the final film. Kaufman elevates the form and gives screenwriting the bastard artform a good name. This is every bit as good as a Preston Sturges script and completely unlike anything you've ever read or seen.
Oct. 10, 2000, 11:07 a.m. CST
by marla singer
Im a project.
Oct. 10, 2000, 11:40 a.m. CST
As much as I like Bill Murray, I think it's good that he passed up on Tennenbaums and allowed Gene Hackman to come in. If both Murray and Schwarz. were in it, the whole time everyone would be thinking "rushmore, rushmore, rushmore." Obviously the comparisons will be drawn anyway, but not nearly as much...
Oct. 10, 2000, 11:49 a.m. CST
Once again, great Rumblings. Its nice to see that Hollywood can indeed make wonderful films, if only it gave more artists room to grow and develop. Like you, I've always admired Gene Hackman, and wish him luck. As for Charlie Kaufman...we can only imagine the odd things he has in his mind. Can't wait to see those odd things in the movies.
Oct. 10, 2000, 11:54 a.m. CST
by Fatal Discharge
Considering the mountain of rehashed garbage we get every month, I'm hoping a new studio comes along that will fund or buy low-budget original films like Miramax used to do in its early years. Anyway, in mentioning Nicolas Cage's performances you left out his best - Leaving Las Vegas, one of my fave films of the last decade. Mouse Hunt was pretty forgettable, a Home Alone clone with a CGI mouse playing the role of McCauley Culkin. So, I hope Gore Verbinski has some untapped genius that was never shown there. Oh, and I heard a while back that Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller and Danny Glover were possibly going to be in Tenenbaums also. Any truth to that?
Oct. 10, 2000, noon CST
by Lord Bullingdon
Is there a "no reproduction, distribution, etc" clause on the cover sheet? If so, what are the ramifications of posting pieces of the script online? I can't say I recall seeing such huge chunks of text from an unproduced work on this site before. Moriarty, you get major props for thorouglhy correct spelling of the word "its."
Oct. 10, 2000, 12:02 p.m. CST
by Michael Cheritto
Good Job. Keep up the good work. perhaps you should think about stepping off the web and into a wider arena, where many can read your "Rumblings".
Oct. 10, 2000, 12:18 p.m. CST
If I had to place a bet one way or the other, I'd say he's not going to be in it. I have heard nothing official about it, and he's not the right age for any of the characters. I hope he is, though. He's quite talented. Murray would have been awesome, but I think Hackman will be great as well. Other known cast members are Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow and Danny Glover. I have feeling Mason Gamble will be in it, too, as Dudley. I can't WAIT for this film. It's wayyyyy up there on my list of films to watch for. Whenever anything good comes out of Hollywood it excites the hell out of me. I'm working on getting the Adaptation script fairly soon, but there's no real rush as I probably won't be writing it up for the site, given that Mori already has. Charlie Kaufman is the sort of writer I've been waiting for for a long time. The man is an incredible inspiration. He surpasses Gilliam by taking the same sort of warped vision to the next level. I'm babbling.
Oct. 10, 2000, 12:26 p.m. CST
...even if there's no explicit notice. Hence, the script in question is definitely copyrighted and the IP of the original writer (unless he has sold it to someone else). Taking this to an extreme, these messages in Talk Back are copyrighted, though I believe by the TOS of this site we agreed to allow AICN to use them in certain ways.
Oct. 10, 2000, 2:01 p.m. CST
by The Pardoner
Jennifer Connelly... oh man she's hot. More curves than a rollercoaster, and a million times more fun to ride. I have a thing for chicks who can sing, so the Nightclub scenes in DARK CITY really get me going. drool. --- Anyway - drool - um... ya. Kaufman genius... Adaptation looks brilliant... will see... er... ya. Jennifer Connelly is hot. Wait.. I already said that. Right? --- ROYAL TENENBAUMS looks good too. Haven't seen RUSHMORE, yet. Hopefully studio morons won't get scared by all these great scripts and salt the earth beneath them.
Oct. 10, 2000, 4:10 p.m. CST
She is a lovely creature, I agree. It's cool that she's showing up more often nowadays- and she doesn't seem to have aged at all since LABYRINTH.
Oct. 10, 2000, 4:13 p.m. CST
I was utterly floored by RUSHMORE, easily the best film of 1998. This sounds equally promising. And you're right about the optimism of their work being an asset- they know how to earn a happy ending, instead of it being a contrivance. And of course, Hackman does great work with whatever he's handed- I've never seen him "phone in" a performance. A real professional.
Oct. 10, 2000, 4:47 p.m. CST
Oh, that little smile at the end of Requiem For a Dream, after she... that's just not... I mean, how can... oh my poor fallen angel. Oh no. Ravening madness and unbearable pain, housed in the curl of those honeysuckle lips. Damn you Aronofsky. Damn you to Hell. I'll never be able to get that image out of my head without using a shotgun. And I'll never again disparage Jennifer's acting ability. She may look the same, but our little midnight-haired nymph has definitely grown up.
Oct. 10, 2000, 4:59 p.m. CST
Kaufman adapts Dick's Scanner Darkly, one of the most literate, beautiful, touching drug novels ever written, meanwhile Cronenberg starts to read in TalkBacks about how many people want him to direct this film and the producers check out this heat, contact Cronenberg who is already jazzed from reading here how many people want him to helm this and suddenly a dream movie, with a dream combo of writer-director suddenly happens. Cronenberg reads AICN, believe it, and if enough of you freakngeeks tell him how much you want him to make this he will contact the producer and get it going. Do it! Fill the board! Cronenberg for Scanner Darkly! Cronenberg for Scanner Darkly! Power of the internet! Make a dream come true before your eyes. Okay, better now, just had a taste of Substance D...and the creature from between the dimensions is here to read to me from the scroll of my sins, and it will take one thousand years....
Oct. 10, 2000, 7:31 p.m. CST
He was involved with TOTAL RECALL in the 80s, and when I read DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP the feel of it definitely brought Cronenberg to mind. Haven't yet gotten around to THROUGH A SCANNER DARKLY, but it might be a good bet. Of course, Cronenberg directing anything is usually a good bet.
Oct. 10, 2000, 9:36 p.m. CST
Thanks, moriarty for yet another great article, you should write more often. PLEASE REVIEW REQUIEM FOR A DREAM SOON!!! And PLEASE FINISH THE 90
Oct. 10, 2000, 10:14 p.m. CST
Nah Hackman's alright, but you know who I miss? He was such a brilliant comedic actor and he hasn't made a good film in over a decade. I speak of GENE WILDER. Somebody please bring him back!!!
Oct. 11, 2000, 8:13 a.m. CST
Herman! It's Herman Blume, not Leo...
Oct. 11, 2000, 9:46 p.m. CST
by Everett Robert
I was wondering, if in Catch me if you can, do they show Abagnale's time in both French and Swiss prisons, his conversion to Christianity, and his work as a "sneaker" to buisnesses. I first heard about Abagnale from a friend of mine who had a tape of him from, of all places, Focus on The Family, and have always thought that it would make a great film. Should be an interesting take, I was just wondering about those two parts of his lives.--Everett