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Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Xixax on January 29, 2003, 10:38:10 PM
Hedwig was so freaking incredible!

Yet JCM had all that stage show experience to back up the film.

Any thoughts as to whether or not he's got another brilliant film inside, or was Hedwig and the Angry Inch a fluke?

I think he's an amazing guy. Not all that great with commentary, but a sure talent nonetheless.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: bonanzataz on January 29, 2003, 11:22:15 PM
I've seen Hedwig 50 billion times. I went to a midnight showing in LA, that was fun. I think Mitchell is more than just a fluke. True, he knew the material when shooting Hedwig and knew how it should be handled, but there was some really clever stuff in there. I can't wait to see what he has to offer next time around. I hear he's planning several things, one of which he says will be really dirty and graphic and he doesn't think it will be well distributed at all. He said this around the time the movie was being released and well received in several interviews. Mac, exact quotes?
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Ghostboy on January 29, 2003, 11:59:44 PM
Hedwig is one of my very favorite films. I can't get over how wonderful it is.

Here's the webpage for his next film; sounds pretty racy/experimental/cool...

www.thesexfilmproject.com
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Satcho9 on January 30, 2003, 02:31:11 PM
At my college there was this horribly homosexual RA. He sang the soundtrack to this loudly and shittily 24/7. I was not amused. About a month and a half ago, he was hit and killed by a car. My ears stopped ringing. Much Happiness.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: RegularKarate on January 30, 2003, 03:17:43 PM
Sweet mother of god, you have some serious homophobia problems.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: bonanzataz on January 30, 2003, 03:20:46 PM
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Hedwig is one of my very favorite films. I can't get over how wonderful it is.

Here's the webpage for his next film; sounds pretty racy/experimental/cool...

www.thesexfilmproject.com


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In traditional Hollywood terms, this film would have the kind of humor and emotion of a film like Y Tu Mama Tambien but with much more explicit sex.


Oh boy.

Anybody going to send in an audition tape? haha.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Satcho9 on January 30, 2003, 05:14:09 PM
Homophobia problems? No. The fact that he was gay didnt bother me. THe fact that he wouldnt stop singing fucking showtunes and the Hedwig soundtrack bothered me. He got hit by a car, no more singing, me happy. No gayness involved. Sorry to all gay people out there who took me for a homophobe. I am not, nor am I a Fecapheliac (sic?)
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: sphinx on January 30, 2003, 05:32:23 PM
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there was this horribly homosexual RA


i think that's what got everyone.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Xixax on January 30, 2003, 05:58:16 PM
I guess I should stop singing now, then.

"6 inches forward, 5 inches back!"
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Satcho9 on January 30, 2003, 06:05:29 PM
i wont even bother. ill just shut the fuck up, apparently we are all entitled to our own opinions....(or at least i was naive enough to think so.)

Have a good Day, and Be nice.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Xixax on January 31, 2003, 10:40:17 PM
I wonder if "The Sex Film Project" will ever be made?

I'm sure it will - but the chances of me ever seeing it are probably slim.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 01, 2003, 12:00:12 AM
You got me, Whats the Sex Film Project?
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: bonanzataz on February 01, 2003, 12:42:13 AM
For DuckSauce

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Here's the webpage for his next film; sounds pretty racy/experimental/cool...

www.thesexfilmproject.com


For Xixax:
I'm very curious to see it, just to see how JCM handles mixing in the hardcore sex with the plot, but I'm also aware that it's going to basically be hardcore gay porn. I'm sure it'll be playing in a few independent theaters in the city and I'll have access to it, but do I really want to see that on the big screen?

Also, I have a feeling this is really going to push the limits for what you can and can't do on film. Especially with gays.

I smell a new sexual revolution on the rise...
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Xixax on February 01, 2003, 11:04:04 PM
Very punny there, Taz...
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Jon on February 02, 2003, 06:23:33 AM
I'm sure it'll be just great.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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Why?
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Xixax on February 02, 2003, 10:50:31 PM
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Why?

Because JCM is brilliant, perhaps?
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: bonanzataz on February 02, 2003, 11:03:43 PM
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Or is he...?
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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Yes, he is.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 02, 2003, 11:12:34 PM
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Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Jon on February 03, 2003, 12:32:29 AM
I have to say that is awesome.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: RegularKarate on February 03, 2003, 03:25:19 PM
That looks like a rug I used to have...

really tied the room together.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Xixax on February 03, 2003, 08:48:30 PM
Strictly coincidence. A John Cameron Mitchell post devolves into something gay.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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inaccurate quoting causes a shack to exploding
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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Because JCM is brilliant, perhaps?


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biggest. quotation. ever.


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inaccurate quoting causes a shack to exploding


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Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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Because JCM is brilliant, perhaps?


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biggest. quotation. ever.


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you cheat, Newtron.


inaccurate quoting causes a shack to exploding


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false halls stalling Leonard Shawl, y'all. stew in my quotation juices profusely.

this is going to turn into a horrible travesty.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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biggest. quotation. ever.


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awesomer.
you cheat, Newtron.


inaccurate quoting causes a shack to exploding


i believe it to be false


false halls stalling Leonard Shawl, y'all. stew in my quotation juices profusely.

this is going to turn into a horrible travesty.


you mean it isnt allready?
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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Because JCM is brilliant, perhaps?


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Yes, he is.


biggest. quotation. ever.


You have no idea what you just started
I have to say that is awesome.
have
to
say
that
this
is
awesomer.
you cheat, Newtron.


inaccurate quoting causes a shack to exploding


i believe it to be false


false halls stalling Leonard Shawl, y'all. stew in my quotation juices profusely.

this is going to turn into a horrible travesty.
you mean it isnt allready?


the whole thread will collapse in a self-induced quotation accident
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
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Because JCM is brilliant, perhaps?


Or is he...?


Yes, he is.


biggest. quotation. ever.


You have no idea what you just started
I have to say that is awesome.
have
to
say
that
this
is
awesomer.
you cheat, Newtron.


inaccurate quoting causes a shack to exploding


i believe it to be false


false halls stalling Leonard Shawl, y'all. stew in my quotation juices profusely.

this is going to turn into a horrible travesty.
you mean it isnt allready?


the whole thread will collapse in a self-induced quotation accident


I hoped this would happen.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Xixax on February 04, 2003, 12:37:25 PM
I think this should become the new "do not click" thread.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 04, 2003, 02:32:29 PM
Let me say that I think Newtron formed a perfect 90 degree angle, and everyone else skewed it. So there, go and cramp his style then.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Ghostboy on October 22, 2003, 11:42:50 PM
Not John Cameron Mitchell news, at least directly, but...

I saw the stage version of 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' this evening. It so amazing. Has anyone else seen it on stage? Or does anyone feel like talking about just how flat out brilliant the piece is, in either of its incarnations?
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: godardian on October 23, 2003, 12:11:12 AM
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Not John Cameron Mitchell news, at least directly, but...

I saw the stage version of 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' this evening. It so amazing. Has anyone else seen it on stage? Or does anyone feel like talking about just how flat out brilliant the piece is, in either of its incarnations?


I saw it once during its original NYC run with Ally Sheedy as Hedwig (terrible- she was fired soon thereafter!).

Then I saw the movie and loved it.

Then I saw it again on stage in a Portland revival with a local actor named Wade McCollum. It was brilliant.

Also:


(http://offrecords.com/bodyImgs/coverHedwig.jpg)

Coming October 21st 2003
..+ Wig in a Box +..
The Songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch

-Rufus Wainwright (The Origin of Love)
-Sleater-Kinney & Fred Schneider (Angry Inch)
-They Might Be Giants (The Long Grift)
-Frank Black (Sugar Daddy)
-Robyn Hitchcock (City of Women)
-Imperial Teen (Freaks)
-The Breeders (Wicked Little Town-Hedwig Version)
-Bob Mould (Nailed)
-Polyphonic Spree (Wig in a Box)
-John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask (Milford Lake)
-Stephen Colbert (Ladies & Gentlemen)
-Spoon (Tear Me Down)
-Yoko Ono & Yo La Tengo (Hedwig's Lament/Exquisite Corpse)
-Ben Kweller with Ben Folds & Ben Lee (Wicked Little Town-Tommy Gnosis Version)
-Cyndi Lauper & The Minus 5 (Midnight Radio)
-Jonathan Richman (Origin of Love--Reprise)

Emily Hubley (the animator from Hedwig) has designing the cover art featuring a lot of unreleased images from her work on Hedwig.

A CHARITY ALBUM FOR THE HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE, HOME OF THE HARVEY MILK SCHOOL
Come one! Come all! Arguable the most anticipated album of the year is coming your way on October 21st from Off Records. Wig in a Box is an amazing collection of otherworldly collaborations, fantastically inspired tributes and brand new unheard of takes on the Hedwig legend as well. All proceeds from the sale of this album, after costs, will go to The Hetrick Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk School.

http://www.offrecords.com
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Ghostboy on October 23, 2003, 12:38:05 AM
I'm almost afraid to get that album (I hate it when I don't like covers), but I probably will anyway.

I just can't believe how well constructed the story is. I thought the movie was impeccable, narratively. But the stage play is so sparse and stripped down, and everything still comes across in full, and it's so emotionally involving. Part of this was certainly due to the cast -- a young actor named Joey Steakley played the part, but it might as well have been John Cameron Mitchell up there, he inhabited the character so pefectly and completely.

I completely lost it when Midnight Radio began. I usually tear up when I watch the movie, but seeing it done so well, and live...phew.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Brazoliange on August 08, 2005, 01:54:50 PM
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Help me, help me

Because JCM is brilliant, perhaps?


Or is he...?


Yes, he is.


biggest. quotation. ever.


You have no idea what you just started
I have to say that is awesome.
have
to
say
that
this
is
awesomer.
you cheat, Newtron.


inaccurate quoting causes a shack to exploding


i believe it to be false


false halls stalling Leonard Shawl, y'all. stew in my quotation juices profusely.

this is going to turn into a horrible travesty.
you mean it isnt allready?


the whole thread will collapse in a self-induced quotation accident


I hoped this would happen.


oh.
Title: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: Pubrick on August 08, 2005, 01:55:49 PM
seriously, you're a fucking douche.
Title: Re: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: wilder on September 01, 2013, 12:26:46 AM
‘Trending Down’ Nears Pilot Green Light At Showtime With Philip Seymour Hoffman & Kathryn Hahn Starring
July 26, 2013
via Deadline

Showtime is expected to announce during their TCA session on Tuesday that Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in and executive produce Trending Down, a comedy pilot, which is getting a green light after a long development process. Kathryn Hahn is expected to co-star in the pilot, which will be directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and The Angry Inch). Developed by Ken Kwapis and created by This American Life contributor Shalom Auslander, Trending Down is a blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture, and a darkly comic examination of what it means to matter. Or matter not. It centers on Thom Payne (Hoffman), a man facing his own obsolescence after his advertising agency is taken over. Hahn will play Thom’s wife. Hoffman, Kwapis, Auslander and Hoffman’s producing partner Emily Ziff will executive produce. Alexandra Beattie will co-executive produce. Trending Down marks the third pilot pickup at Showtime this year. It is the first comedy pilot, joining dramas The Vatican and The Affair. The network also gave straight-to-series order to Penny Dreadful earlier this year.
Title: Re: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: wilder on January 20, 2014, 08:00:44 PM
Showtime Hands Series Orders to ‘Happyish’
via Variety

Showtime is expected to unveil pickups of two new series, comedy “Happyish” and drama “The Affair,” during its Television Critics Assn. press tour sessions on Thursday.

Both projects have 10-episode orders. There’s no word yet on scheduling.

“Happyish” stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a man struggling with modern ills that get in the way of his pursuit of happiness.

The half-hour series was created by Shalom Auslander, a contributor to “This American Life,” and developed by director Ken Kwapis and Alexandra Beattie. Hoffman exec produces with Kwapis through the former’s Cooper’s Town Prods. Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn and Rhys Ifans star.
Title: Re: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: wilder on February 12, 2015, 03:49:14 PM
I saw JCM’s reprisal of Hedwig earlier this week. He’d injured his knee a show or two prior and did the whole thing in a leg brace with a glitterized crutch under one arm. Still blew me away even with those limitations. He was obviously in pain but the man is a serious professional. He’s taking a week-long leave of absence from the show, during which Michael C. Hall will takeover the role, but John Cameron Mitchell’s run has been extended through April.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0N4aTaM3jg
Title: Re: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: wilder on February 20, 2015, 01:04:20 PM
From this interview (http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/02/02/john-cameron-mitchell-on-hedwig-i-have-more-rage-than-i-thought-i-did-at-this-age/) with The Wall Street Journal on February 2, 2015

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What’s next for you when you’re done?

The next film [I'm directing] is a Neil Gaiman adaptation of a punk-era story with punks versus aliens. Elle Fanning and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem [are involved] and it’s called “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.”

Also read he's working on a (movie) sequel to Hedwig somewhere, but can't remember the source.
Title: Re: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: wilder on April 03, 2015, 03:48:44 PM
John Cameron Mitchell Says LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy May Work On His Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Girls At Parties'
via The Playlist

In the 15 plus years that filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell has been on the scene, he’s only made three feature-length films, but at least one of them, the queercore punk rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” has grown iconic enough to become a Broadway play (the movie started as an off-Broadway play 17 years ago). While 2010’s deeply underrated “Rabbit Hole” was underseen and underloved (though Nicole Kidman did earn an Oscar nomination for her performance), you can thank it for essentially launching Miles Tellers' career (he wouldn’t catch on for a few years, but casting directors took note).

Five years on, Cameron has another film finally in the works, a high concept sci-fi comedy called “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” a long developing adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story which will star Elle Fanning. Mitchell has been delayed in working on the picture for a while — it has animation and will be quite involved — but now that his Hedwig run concludes at the end of April, he’ll return his attention to the project.

In a recent EW interview, the filmmaker revealed he has a high profile musician in mind to score some of the movie’s music. “I’m sort of easing back into it. Working on some animation design. Some music. James Murphy is hopefully going to be working on it,” he said of the former LCD Soundsystem frontman and producer who’s been scoring Noah Baumbach films of late.

It sounds like they’ll be a variety of music in it and different kinds of sonic collaborators. “There are different kinds of music in it, punk and we created a new kind of extraterrestrial music, extraterrestrial dance music,” he said. “Also Nico Muhly [composer for “The Reader,” among others], who is a famous classical guy is going to be involved. It needs its own time. We are reaching out to a few actors now. Elle Fanning is already attached as the lead. Hopefully we’ll be shooting next fall in London. She’s the alien lead.”

While it is based on a Gaiman short story about an alien touring the galaxy who breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants a dangerous futuristic suburb of London, Mitchell also noted that he “expanded” the story beyond its mere 4,500 word count. “There’s a lot of original music,” he added. “There’s animation. It’s a period piece in 1977 London, the punk scene. But it’s a comedy on the surface, but quite touching as well. It’s almost a little bit like Romeo and Juliet, but it’s punks and aliens rather than Montagues and Capulets.” Super sold.
Title: Re: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: wilder on May 13, 2015, 12:21:47 PM
Nicole Kidman Reteams With John Cameron Mitchell For 'How To Talk to Girls At Parties' With Elle Fanning
via The Playlist

It has been five years since John Cameron Mitchell's powerful "Rabbit Hole," which marked the breakout performance of Miles Teller, and certified that the man best known for "Hedwig And The Angry Inch" had a lot more to say from behind the camera. And it looks like Nicole Kidman is eager to work with her "Rabbit Hole" director once again.

She has joined Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas in Mitchell's "How To Talk To Girls At Parties." The adaptation of the short story by Neil Gaiman follows an alien who finds herself visiting the most unlikely of places: the London suburb of Croydon. The movie is described as a "punks and aliens" movie and will also feature a strong musical element as well, with some big names apparently being courted for the soundtrack, to which the cast will contribute as well.
Title: Re: John Cameron Mitchell
Post by: wilder on September 15, 2015, 03:11:05 PM
John Cameron Mitchell’s ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ Acquired By A24 – Toronto
via Deadline

In a welcome sign of acquisition activity, ambitious indie distrib A24 has acquired U.S. rights to John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk To Girls At Parties. The film, which starts filming in November, is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman and stars Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, and Alex Sharp — a recent Tony award winner for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Gaiman is exec-producing. Producers are Howard Gertler (Mitchell’s Shortbus) and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman (Macbeth).

The story follows a shy teenage punk rocker Enn in 1970s suburban London, and his two closest friends. One night they all sneak into a party where they meet a group of intensely attractive, otherworldly girls; at first they think they’re from a cult, but eventually come to realize the girls are literally from another world—outer space. The leaders of this alien colony have a nefarious plan in mind, but that doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan, one of the colony’s key members. Their burgeoning romance sets in motion a series of increasingly sensational events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks versus aliens, and test the bonds of friendship, family, and true love.

“We are absolutely delighted to be getting on board How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” said A24 in a statement. “The script is both great fun and an affectionate celebration of the outsider spirit, and we know John Cameron Mitchell is the perfect person to bring this wild and singular universe to life. We are thrilled to be working with him along with the movie’s top-tier producing team.”

Mitchell co-wrote the screenplay with Philippa Goslett. Nico Muhly, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu and Matmos are on board to compose original music and songs for the project. CAA repped domestic rights. Hanway is handling international sales.