June 14, 2001, 5:05 a.m. CST
Wonder if Holmes can pull off a feature on her own... I'll check this out when it comes time.
June 14, 2001, 5:06 a.m. CST
Notice how I didn't use a particular 5 letter f word so prevalent in these talkbacks, even though I could have twice now. Setting an example for others to follow...
June 14, 2001, 5:27 a.m. CST
The review was insightful, and the scrip sounds promising. I hope they handle it well.
June 14, 2001, 6:25 a.m. CST
is it FORTH??
June 14, 2001, 6:27 a.m. CST
Thanks for the script review. Sounds interesting.
June 14, 2001, 6:50 a.m. CST
by No. 41
Gaghan's script went for the easy play a few times, when a tougher dramatic choice would've been better and more rewarding (too convenient that Douglas' daughter is an addict) and was heavy-handed at times (the fourth time we see Douglas drinking the first five minutes, WE GET IT ALREADY...don't know how much of that was Soderbergh tho), it was still well deserving...it's b/c of a smart script that was willing to take chances and be somewhat complex that this movie will at least earn $7 - $8 from me. Hollywood, TAKE NOTE...
June 14, 2001, 7:43 a.m. CST
I have faith in Katie and Gaghan. No one's gonna be referring to Katie as a "WB actress" after this.
June 14, 2001, 7:47 a.m. CST
It's script. With a T. I know this.
June 14, 2001, 9:08 a.m. CST
by L.B. Jefferies
I just recently picked up the script for Traffic, which is great, don't get me wrong. But to read it in light of the movie (Gladiator only won best picture because there were more crew members who worked on it that were eligible to vote for best picture), it pales. Gaghan can definitely write but I feel like maybe a seasoned director might be able to bring more to this one... but then on the other hand, I'm all about the auteur theory. Definitely seeing this one, though.
June 14, 2001, 11:09 a.m. CST
How ironic that a website run by fat guys is so fucking lightweight. Moriarty takes himself very seriously. We've all heard about his "studying" of various films. Nonetheless, this guy dismisses anything with ambitions beyond conventional filmmaking. He mocks American Psycho and claims it has camp value and still takes shit by Adam Sandler and Ridley Scott seriously. Disliking a film is one thing but condemning a film is quite another. His and Harry's continuing condemnation of "American Psycho" has been inadequately explained and implies some kind of all-knowing intelligence. I'm not saying it's a masterpiece or anything but to behave as if its universally reviled is just inaccurate. Its reviled by shallow, stupid people who gush when a film has a simple-minded Shrek-like message ("it's okay to be fat and ugly!"--no wonder they like it), that's easily summarized in a sentence or two. Artisitc ambition, without ingratiating emotion is frowned upon by the leave-the-theatre-smiling, Star Wars generation. What a bunch of pussies. American Psycho is a direct descendant of alienation classics like The Shining, The Tenant, and Taxi Driver. Of course, satire never goes over well with self-described "academics." Just lay off American Psycho.
June 14, 2001, 1:55 p.m. CST
by Drive! Kowalski
Not that I don't dig on Kirk, cuz I do. But a sequel to AP? Non.
June 14, 2001, 3:53 p.m. CST
What was the last time? okay, 1989 Paramount film that had a first-time director...what was it? Racking my brain here...this question plagues me. I didn't know Paramount had any such policy against newcomers. Weird.
June 14, 2001, 3:58 p.m. CST
Shatner, 'Star Trek V.' Right? Do I get a No-Prize? I didn't think of him right away because (A) he's not who you'd think of as a struggling first-time director and (B) he ain't directed shit since. (Well, he did direct shit in 1989, but that's another story.) Oh, and I'm also trying to figure out who the dead actor who might be in 'Deeds' is. Moriarty is quite the Riddler today. My guess is Jason Robards because of the Sandler/PTA connection and because Robards has an acting son.
June 14, 2001, 4:34 p.m. CST
by Drive! Kowalski
Not to actually direct it. Although, after "Tek War," I don't understand why he wasn't tapped for Schindler's List.
June 14, 2001, 4:45 p.m. CST
by Drive! Kowalski
sorry 'bout that, Blank. That's what happens when you try and correct more than one person in a talkback. One's actions come back to bite one in the ass, like a drunken Boomerang wrangler (If Boomerangs had teeth). It's all William Shatner's fault. My name is Drive! Kowalski and I am a Misconstruer!
June 14, 2001, 11:45 p.m. CST
I'm a Huge KAtie Holmes fan and this sounds like an interesting script to jump into the big time starring roles with. I've got a couple friends who went to school with her and I just love the fact that she's not just sitting around doing Dawson's Creek. I wonder if she's been back to Toledo lately...? Anyways I'll be looking forward to this and Benjamin Bratt has been great as a detective on Law and Order. ADIOS
June 15, 2001, 12:41 a.m. CST
I know it was probably and indie first that was picked up by Paramount, but "The Virgin Suicides" was Sofia Coppola's debut - and a Paramount film.