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Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on January 21, 2003, 10:50:11 AM
The Los Angeles Times has an article about the "George Washington" director's new film, "All The Real Girls," showing at Sundance.

With his slow, quiet style, Green is at the opposite pole from what he calls the "1980s MTV/Jerry Bruckheimer, get-it-going, keep-it-moving" style of filmmaking. "When I think of the movies I like, I think of a place, places where things happen. Rather than have a story dictate to and motivate characters, I prefer having characters motivate their actions and determine the story."

Click here for entire article. (http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/cl-et-turan21jan21.story)
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on January 30, 2003, 12:05:26 AM
George Washington is just an incredible film in every sense of the word.

All The Real Girls is good, but not as good as Green's debut. I've got a review of it on my website...www.road-dog-productions.com
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Xixax on January 31, 2003, 10:45:09 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
www.road-dog-productions.com


Hey, I want to take a minute to point this site out to everyone. Dig through it, and make sure you check out his movie archives! GREAT STUFF!!!!!

Ghostboy is being very modest around here... He's done some incredible work. Check it out when you get the chance!
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Cecil on January 31, 2003, 11:12:04 PM
yeah i know, i visit his site weekly. its really good.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on February 18, 2003, 09:08:17 AM
According to Variety, David Gordon Green (All the Real Girls) will direct Dermot Mulroney, Josh Lucas and Jamie Bell in Undertow for New York-based production company ContentFilm. Shooting is set to start in April in and around Savannah, Ga.

The film, written by Joe Conway and Green, is set in a small town in the South and concerns a father (Mulroney) whose family life is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of his volatile brother (Lucas), driving the former's eldest son (Bell) to run away from home, taking his younger brother with him.

Green also is attached to Miramax's A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning cult novel by John Kennedy Toole. While that film previously was slated for a spring start in New Orleans, Miramax confirms that the long-in-development project now has been pushed back to the fall.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on February 18, 2003, 11:09:59 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
According to Variety, David Gordon Green (All the Real Girls) will direct Dermot Mulroney, Josh Lucas and Jamie Bell in Undertow for New York-based production company ContentFilm. Shooting is set to start in April in and around Savannah, Ga.

The film, written by Joe Conway and Green, is set in a small town in the South and concerns a father (Mulroney) whose family life is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of his volatile brother (Lucas), driving the former's eldest son (Bell) to run away from home, taking his younger brother with him.

Green also is attached to Miramax's A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning cult novel by John Kennedy Toole. While that film previously was slated for a spring start in New Orleans, Miramax confirms that the long-in-development project now has been pushed back to the fall.


The Undertow, that sounds cool. I like that idea a lot. This should give me some time to read A Confederacy of Dunces before it is adapted by that genius of a filmmaker, David Gordon Green. I still have to see what I anticpate to be the best movie of 2003, All the Real Girls. I don't get it till April.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on February 18, 2003, 11:21:23 AM
Oh, I just realized who Josh Lucas is! He's really cool! He's that guy from Sweet Home Alabama. He's made for a freaking David Gordon Green movie, I'm looking forward to it even more now. Thanks for the news by the way Macguffin, amazing stuff man.

DGG is working hard it sounds like. That's a good thing, I love when great filmmaker's put out one great film after another.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 18, 2003, 01:58:42 PM
I wish PTA had as much stuff lined up as DGG.....


ebeaman, (http://xixax.com/phpBB2/templates/xixmac/images/lang_english/icon_edit.gif)
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on February 18, 2003, 07:51:41 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
I wish PTA had as much stuff lined up as DGG.....


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I know, I know, there's something fucking wrong with my computer or something. I have to sign in everytime I post. Literally, once I post, I view my post, there is no edit option, it's already signed me off. It doesn't stay signed in for more than 5 seconds. The cookies are all fucked up or something. Sorry about that.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Xixax on February 18, 2003, 08:19:36 PM
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I wish PTA had as much stuff lined up as DGG.....


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I know, I know, there's something fucking wrong with my computer or something. I have to sign in everytime I post. Literally, once I post, I view my post, there is no edit option, it's already signed me off. It doesn't stay signed in for more than 5 seconds. The cookies are all fucked up or something. Sorry about that.

Yeah, make sure that cookies are enabled. This board also relies a lot on php sessions, so if you close your browser window, or switch to a different window you usually have to login again.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on February 18, 2003, 08:43:43 PM
Quote from: Xixax
Quote from: ebeaman69
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I wish PTA had as much stuff lined up as DGG.....


ebeaman, (http://xixax.com/phpBB2/templates/xixmac/images/lang_english/icon_edit.gif)


I know, I know, there's something fucking wrong with my computer or something. I have to sign in everytime I post. Literally, once I post, I view my post, there is no edit option, it's already signed me off. It doesn't stay signed in for more than 5 seconds. The cookies are all fucked up or something. Sorry about that.

Yeah, make sure that cookies are enabled. This board also relies a lot on php sessions, so if you close your browser window, or switch to a different window you usually have to login again.


How and where can I check to see that the cookies are enabled?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on February 28, 2003, 08:10:08 AM
Ebert gave All The Real Girls a four star review. Check it out: www.suntimes.com/ebert
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 28, 2003, 10:21:27 AM
Guess who is seeing All the Real Girls tonight?  (me)


in your face ebeaman


 :wink:
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on February 28, 2003, 01:12:29 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Guess who is seeing All the Real Girls tonight?  (me)


in your face ebeaman


 :wink:


Oh, you suck but I'm happy for you anyway...I would love to hear what you think of it, PM me with a long review as soon as possible and I'll appreciate the fuck out of it! Please! Please, please please do that! Make it very long too...no spoilers though...don't tell me too much about the plot...just cool scenes and stuff like that.

Three questions...where are you seeing it?...don't you just love George Washington?....don't you just love Zooey Deschanel?

So....awesome, I'll be looking forward to reading that review man, don't let me down...remember...I have to wait till April 4th to see it and it's my most anticipated movie of the year, seriously, it would really make my day if you would do that for me, write it as soon as possible and remember....make it fucking huge. Thank you very much. I'll never ask you for anything again (this year), if you do this. It's pretty early in the year too.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on February 28, 2003, 01:22:23 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
Ebert gave All The Real Girls a four star review. Check it out: www.suntimes.com/ebert


Oh my god...how cool is that! You know, sometimes I really like Ebert, he's a cool guy, I mean, sometimes he just goes a little "Harry Knowles" on me and I don't like that...but seriously, most of the time...he's very very cool.

Man, that scene in the bowling alley sounds like fucking heaven, I read about that in a few other places. I can't wait to see that scene.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on February 28, 2003, 06:46:36 PM
It used to be your avatar.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on February 28, 2003, 08:22:00 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
It used to be your avatar.


Was it? The one where they're hugging? Oh, that's cool. That hug is cool. I didn't notice they were in a bowling alley, it was a really small little picture.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 01, 2003, 02:42:44 AM
Well I just saw All the Real Girls and was very impressed and ebeaman, you will not under any circumstances be let down, in fact you will be more impressed thatn you expected to be. Let me start off the non spoiling part by telling how funny it was. I didnt expec to laugh that much. But the whole movie is very well done, the characters are likeable, the plot and acting is much stronger than George Washington and I dont think I have ever been so emotionally effected by a movie ever, and I dont ever say shit like that. It is the type of movie that makes you smile and makes you miss your ex-girlfriend... It is just amazing. I know the attraction to Zooey Deschanel because she seems so normal, like one of the girls who hung out with the hot girls in highschool. Paul Schneider, who looks like a mix between Doug Flutie and Peja Stojacovic was really, really good and is very very likeable. Sorry how bad this is written, Im really tired and couldnt wait to get home to talk about this movie..... more later....


SPOLIERS







God, this movie was terrific, it really connected with me. Like when we find out Noel fucked that guy at the party. It was so real like when your girlfriend tells you that, it is exactly like Paul describes it, its like you are talking to a stranger, its like you dont know that person at all. Another thing I liked was in the end when his mom is lecturing him and talking about how beautiful she used to be, he just sits there with his eyes closed like he doesnt want to have to experience this and see his mom this way, Ive done that tons of times. Lastly, for all that saw it, what is the connection between his bandage on his hand in the begining and him punching the window and cutting it in the end?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on March 01, 2003, 11:15:09 AM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Well I just saw All the Real Girls and was very impressed and ebeaman, you will not under any circumstances be let down, in fact you will be more impressed thatn you expected to be. Let me start off the non spoiling part by telling how funny it was. I didnt expec to laugh that much. But the whole movie is very well done, the characters are likeable, the plot and acting is much stronger than George Washington and I dont think I have ever been so emotionally effected by a movie ever, and I dont ever say shit like that. It is the type of movie that makes you smile and makes you miss your ex-girlfriend... It is just amazing. I know the attraction to Zooey Deschanel because she seems so normal, like one of the girls who hung out with the hot girls in highschool. Paul Schneider, who looks like a mix between Doug Flutie and Peja Stojacovic was really, really good and is very very likeable. Sorry how bad this is written, Im really tired and couldnt wait to get home to talk about this movie..... more later....


SPOLIERS







God, this movie was terrific, it really connected with me. Like when we find out Noel fucked that guy at the party. It was so real like when your girlfriend tells you that, it is exactly like Paul describes it, its like you are talking to a stranger, its like you dont know that person at all. Another thing I liked was in the end when his mom is lecturing him and talking about how beautiful she used to be, he just sits there with his eyes closed like he doesnt want to have to experience this and see his mom this way, Ive done that tons of times. Lastly, for all that saw it, what is the connection between his bandage on his hand in the begining and him punching the window and cutting it in the end?


Oh my god...thank you so much man. Thank you. This is so great...I mean, I don't know how to thank you. You did the impossible...you made me want to see this movie even more. Thank you! I'm printing this out now and putting it right next to Todd Parker's immortal PDL story on my nightstand. I really do appreciate these things that I ask for, seriously. You have no idea how badly I want to read the spoilers part. By the way, what you said about Zooey (hangs out w/ hot girls @ school part)...that's it...that is the attraction. You have discovered it. I'm going to write that down for in this nerdy little notebook I have for ideas for the movies I want to make...cause that's just a fucking amazing character. Seriously though, I just woke up and I'm fucking ecstatic man. I hope you read this and know how much I appreciate this. I'll PM it to you if you don't reply. Cause, you know...you didn't have to do it but you did.

It's emotional!?

It's funny too!?

Likable characters!?

Better than I think!?

Will make me want to get a girlfriend (don't have an ex)?

Man, thanks again. Don't yell at me for thanking you this time...don't tell me "I can wax my own car" or whatever, alright man. Just accept my thankfulness...it's so sincere you can't even imagine.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 01, 2003, 12:34:04 PM
Now that I have slept on it, I just cant get over this movie. I dont know why, it was just beautiful. I would recommend traveling somewhere to go see it beaman...
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on March 01, 2003, 01:07:39 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Now that I have slept on it, I just cant get over this movie. I dont know why, it was just beautiful. I would recommend traveling somewhere to go see it beaman...


Oh man, don't say that! I want to see it SOOOO fucking badly now...it feels like PDL all over again, seriously. I wonder if it's playing in Toronto, I may very well be there in two weeks. It's my only chance, my mom will make wait till April 4th if I don't see it then. She thinks my constant waiting will make the anticipation grow stronger...and she's right...but I'm not sure the anticipation can grow any stronger. It's so fucking high right now...it's hit PDL levels...which is completely insane. You would think she would give in after while...but to no avail.

EDIT - I just checked the official website and it doesn't have any listings at all for Toronto yet....it's not playing anywhere near me till March 28th in Buffalo and Ithaca. I guess I'm going to have to fucking wait till April 4th like I thought I would have to. Oh well, it's not much more than a month away now.

Where did you see it anyway Duck Sauce? Did you travel far? Also, one more question...do you think All the Real Girls will be on your top 10 list of 2003?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 01, 2003, 02:22:46 PM
Quote from: ebeaman69

Where did you see it anyway Duck Sauce? Did you travel far? Also, one more question...do you think All the Real Girls will be on your top 10 list of 2003?


Berkeley
No
Yes
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: BonBon85 on March 01, 2003, 05:29:16 PM
imdb has A Confederacy of Dunces page started. Looks promising, as it's written by Soderbergh. It's supposed to be shot in New Orleans this spring. Only thing that worries me a little that the only actor attached so far is Drew Barrymore.

Gonna see All the Real Girls tomorrow! In the words of Duck Sauce, in your face ebeaman!
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on March 01, 2003, 07:30:36 PM
Quote from: BonBon85
imdb has A Confederacy of Dunces page started. Looks promising, as it's written by Soderbergh. It's supposed to be shot in New Orleans this spring. Only thing that worries me a little that the only actor attached so far is Drew Barrymore.

Gonna see All the Real Girls tomorrow! In the words of Duck Sauce, in your face ebeaman!


You must post a review if you say that...that's the rule...it's only fair.

No, you don't have to if you don't want to,you don't have to...but I would love it if you did of course. I really would. If you do, try to make it like Duck Sauce did...without the spoilers or any of that. Thanks for the Confederacy of Dunces update by the way.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: moonshiner on March 03, 2003, 07:10:28 PM
how do you figure would be the easiest way for me to get my hands on a copy of George Washington without spending 35 dollars for the Criterion dvd. I'm from upstate NY, i don't know if that fills you in enough on my problem. "Can you lend a complete stranger 3000 dollars cause that's my trouble?"
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on March 03, 2003, 07:24:33 PM
Quote from: moonshiner
how do you figure would be the easiest way for me to get my hands on a copy of George Washington without spending 35 dollars for the Criterion dvd. I'm from upstate NY, i don't know if that fills you in enough on my problem. "Can you lend a complete stranger 3000 dollars cause that's my trouble?"


I know what it's like man, I am a fellow upstate new yorker...but not for long...I'm moving the fuck out of here as soon as I get out of high school....fucking california, some nice weather for a change.  8)

Anyway, I got my copy off from barnes and noble...I don't think I spent too much on it, maybe 30 dollars. It's not that bad at all for such a life affirming film, it's fucking pennies. If you want it for less than that, I'd try ebay...I know their selling a few on there. Good luck.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 03, 2003, 08:00:42 PM
Quote from: ebeaman69


I know what it's like man, I am a fellow upstate new yorker...but not for long...I'm moving the fuck out of here as soon as I get out of high school....fucking california, some nice weather for a change.  8)

Anyway, I got my copy off from barnes and noble...I don't think I spent too much on it, maybe 30 dollars. It's not that bad at all for such a life affirming film, it's fucking pennies. If you want it for less than that, I'd try ebay...I know their selling a few on there. Good luck.


Wait, werent you the one on the PTA board saying how your dream was to move to SF Valley even though youve never been there?

I was looking to get GW after I saw ATRG, hopefully used.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: moonshiner on March 04, 2003, 12:33:48 AM
the trouble is i've never seen GW....i doubt i'll find it in any local video stores, i never can trust Blockbuster, why does everything around here have to be the fucking miniature version? damn it!

i really want to see it though, sounds like my kind of movie...a little skeptical about the non-professional actors thing...thus, not sure if i want to spend 30 plus dollars just to see it.

All the Real Girls i also badly want to see, saw some preview on Sundance and really looking forward to seeing it, of course, waiting for the DVD release.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 04, 2003, 12:40:16 AM
Quote from: moonshiner
the trouble is i've never seen GW....i doubt i'll find it in any local video stores, i never can trust Blockbuster, why does everything around here have to be the fucking miniature version? damn it!

i really want to see it though, sounds like my kind of movie...a little skeptical about the non-professional actors thing...thus, not sure if i want to spend 30 plus dollars just to see it.

All the Real Girls i also badly want to see, saw some preview on Sundance and really looking forward to seeing it, of course, waiting for the DVD release.


You should get on Netflix
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on March 31, 2003, 09:54:50 PM
Shiri Appleby (of Swimfan and TV's Roswell fame) has joined the cast of The Undertow. Always nice to see WB kids branching out...
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: BonBon85 on March 31, 2003, 10:44:11 PM
Sorry ebeaman, but I forgot about this thread. Anyway, yes, it's good.

For those that have seen it, didn't you love the scene where he goes to the hospital with his mom? It was one of the few heavily stylized moments of the film. I appreciate that DGG is one of the few young directors that doesn't rely on hyper style, but in this instance I though it was very effective.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: bonanzataz on April 01, 2003, 09:05:01 PM
This dude rocks. I thank ebeaman for getting me into him.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on April 11, 2003, 11:02:55 AM
Would anyone care to share a movie this guy's made? My curiosity is piqued.......
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pubrick on April 11, 2003, 11:19:57 AM
Quote from: punchdrunk23
Would anyone care to share a movie this guy's made? My curiosity is piqued.......

dude, read the last 2 pages.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on June 18, 2003, 11:17:34 PM
i havent seen George Washinton or All The Real Girls, but after reading a lot of praise on this board for DGG, i think a double feature on August 19th when ATRG comes out is now in store.  i am excited.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 19, 2003, 01:05:38 PM
*Still hasn't seen All The Real girls*

Its becoming very sad and depressing for me. The theatre of possibility for getting it continues not to and I am starting to think they never will as they are getting movies that have been released months after that one. I guess I am waiting til august 19th. George Washington, though, is a masterpiece and only continues to grow in appreciation for me. How effective it is creating this world and painting it from the mind set of its characters instead of the one in the sky is great because no action or dialogue is truly clear and can actually be interpretated to mean many things and such. It isn't gimme writing. My appreciation for the film is so great that every single edit and shot is becoming priceless and worth analyzing and the movie itself is now of one of my favorite movies to watch. Best movie of 2000, too. I know Ebeman is a big fan of the movie, but I'm not sure he put it at number 1 for that year. Anyways, I could go on more about this movie, but it would never give the movie any justice.

~rougerum
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on June 19, 2003, 01:33:12 PM
i SAID I WAS EXCITED, what more do you want from me!?!? :x
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: BonBon85 on June 19, 2003, 02:38:45 PM
Thought ebeaman and others would like to know: Sundance channel has been showing commercials about Undertow. There's going to be an on the set feature with DGG during 24 frame news.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on June 19, 2003, 02:47:52 PM
Quote from: BonBon85
Thought ebeaman and others would like to know: Sundance channel has been showing commercials about Undertow. There's going to be an on the set feature with DGG during 24 frame news.


What is 24 Frame News and when is it on? I watch Sundance a lot, never heard of it. Thanks for the news, I gotta tape this.

GT: yes, GW is the best movie of 2000, I don't make often pick favorites but I can say this for sure. It's as much of a miracle as magnolia and boogie nights.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on June 19, 2003, 02:49:42 PM
is that like as much of a miracle as

magnolia + boogie nights = huge g.w. miracle

or

magnolia = miracle
boogie nights = miracle
george washington = miracle

?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on June 19, 2003, 02:51:46 PM
Quote from: themodernage02

magnolia = miracle
boogie nights = miracle
george washington = miracle


Definitely this one. Good question, I didn't really word my thoughts right.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on June 19, 2003, 02:53:17 PM
i was partially kidding. but your avatar is really making me  :oops: over missing ATRG in the theatres and wishing august would get here sooner.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on June 19, 2003, 03:30:45 PM
Quote from: ebeaman
Quote from: BonBon85
Thought ebeaman and others would like to know: Sundance channel has been showing commercials about Undertow. There's going to be an on the set feature with DGG during 24 frame news.


What is 24 Frame News and when is it on? I watch Sundance a lot, never heard of it. Thanks for the news, I gotta tape this.


24 FRAME NEWS #2
Original Production
Now a half hour show hosted by journalist Jake Tapper (CNN, salon.com), "24 Frame New" keeps you current on the people and events shaping the independent film world. June's episode features a visit with sculptor/filmmaker Matthew Barney, captured in the midst of preparations for his acclaimed show at New York's Guggenheim Museum. With his sculptures and his "Creamaster" film series, Barney has taken both forms into new realms - and emerged as one of America's most important artists. Each episode of "24 Frame News" spotlights current projects; this month's show features an update on David Gordon Green's UNDERTOW, currently in production. TV14 () Color (25 mins)
JUN 22 07:30 PM; JUN 23 11:35 AM; JUN 26 12:30 PM; JUN 26 08:30 PM; JUN 28 08:00 AM; JUN 28 04:35 PM
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pozer on June 19, 2003, 04:07:49 PM
yeah, you guys got me all pumped up about this guy. never been more excited to make two blind buys.
Thanks fellas.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on June 19, 2003, 04:10:07 PM
Holy fuck, the show's 25 minutes long!? That is awesome!!!! That rocks, I figured it would just be a little 30 second tidbit or something, fuck yeah. Thank you so much Macguffin and thanks again to BonBon too. This definitely made my day.

Has anybody seen one of these before or is it new? Just wanted to know what it's going to be like. Is it all interviews or is there actual on-the-set footage? Even if it is just interviews, that's still awesome.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on June 19, 2003, 04:21:23 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
i was partially kidding. but your avatar is really making me  :oops: over missing ATRG in the theatres and wishing august would get here sooner.


I was pissed cause I only saw it once...but yeah, at least I got to see it. You got PDL to tide you over though, right? I like your idea for the 19th too, with the double feature...that's cool. Your either setting yourself up for an absolutely overwhelming, orgasmic, beautiful feeling times 2 or...well, I couldn't imagine you not liking them but, maybe you'll be disappointed beyond belief...I really really hope it's the former. That's a risky idea.  

God, I can't believe I started something this big, it feel good. Glad a lot of people are so interested in DGG...he's the best thing since PTA, I've said that many times. I'm glad he won't go overlooked.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 19, 2003, 04:58:04 PM
Anyone else feel DGG has become the most famous director here besides PTA of course? I feel like I can associate this place with DGG as I do with PTA very much so even if DGG has yet to get his own forum.

~rougerum
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: BonBon85 on June 19, 2003, 08:23:57 PM
I just saw George Washington for the first time, and I though it was fantastic. Maybe it's because I haven't seen ATRG for a while, but I think I might have liked GW a little more. Now I'm dying to watch ATRG again.

And as far as 24 frame news goes the commercial showed DGG on the set directing, so it's more than simply an interview.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on June 19, 2003, 09:23:15 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
Anyone else feel DGG has become the most famous director here besides PTA of course? I feel like I can associate this place with DGG as I do with PTA very much so even if DGG has yet to get his own forum.

~rougerum


I'd like to think that he is, just cause I think he is (or will be) an equal to PTA...but I really don't know. I'm not sure how many people like his stuff here actually. I could make a rough estimate but it's hard to say. If I had to guess, I'd say either Scorsese or Kubrick are the second most popular here...or maybe Wes Anderson if your talking about new wave only. I'd say Scorsese is probably my all time favorite and DGG is my most recent favorite for what that's worth.

Anyway, I personally think DGG at least deserves his own forum but one could argue that there's very few actual threads concerning him, most of which made by me...so I don't know. Just my 2 cents of course.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: DavTMcGowan on June 19, 2003, 10:15:57 PM
I would just like to personally thank ebeaman.  For a while I thought he was just psycho obsessed or nuts for raving about DGG.  Then I just recently saw George Washington.  Yeah...thanks.  Can't wait for All the Real Girls on DVD.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on June 25, 2003, 05:54:37 PM
Quote from: DanTMcGovern
I would just like to personally thank ebeaman.  For a while I thought he was just psycho obsessed or nuts for raving about DGG.  Then I just recently saw George Washington.  Yeah...thanks.  Can't wait for All the Real Girls on DVD.


Lol, alright...your definitely welcome. I guess I am kind of a psycho but just bear with me, I mean well. I was the same way when I came across PTA and Scorsese and Kubrick and oh so many others. This is not to say I'm like this with every film or filmmaker I come across...they really do have to be something really special to get this kind of attention and praise from me.

Anyway, I just can't say enough how glad I am that DGG is getting more and more exposure, even if it's just on this site. He really deserves as much respect as PTA...if not now then in the near future. He's not making smaller films as many have said...they're just different.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on June 25, 2003, 05:57:48 PM
ebeaman, have you seen this?

(http://members.fortunecity.com/themodernage/zooey.jpg)

Zooey is the IT Heartbreaker in Entertainment Weeklys IT List.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on June 25, 2003, 06:08:17 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
ebeaman, have you seen this?


Now you did it. ebeaman's computer is now all sticky.

Don't get electrical shock from licking the screen, ebeaman.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on June 25, 2003, 07:01:53 PM
Lol, yes I have seen the beautiful picture, I almost caused a disturbance in the Ohio hotel I was at upon my discovery of it. I was very very very happy to see her get some recognition (albeit not enough)...it's about fucking time, she's better than every other young american actress you can name and so few people have heard of her. Lol, she was so unknown when I first came to this site I managed to convince at least a couple people that she was my girlfriend...when I had put her as my avatar.

I gotta say one thing, I really think she looks a lot better in ATRG than in that picture. She still looks beautiful of course (duh) but I hate hate HATE fucking HAAAAAATE makeup on beautiful girls, it's a SIN I tell you! The dress is very cool though.

One last thing, DGG really should have freaking gotten the IT auteur (sp?) thing...especially after Lisa Schwartzbaum or whatever her name is loved ATRG so much. They gave it to the guy who made Better off Tommorow or whatever.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: tpfkabi on June 25, 2003, 09:19:49 PM
i saw George Washington and The Last Temptation of Christ on DVD in a store and i may be moved slightly because of my job, so i rented both. the fact that Hasting's had these two Criterion discs really blew my mind to begin with.

tonight i watched GW. i think it needs to sink in a bit. the tension in that bathroom scene is crazy.
how is the commentary track?
A Day with the Boys is really great too.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on June 25, 2003, 09:24:37 PM
Quote from: bigideas
i saw George Washington and The Last Temptation of Christ on DVD in a store and i may be moved slightly because of my job, so i rented both. the fact that Hasting's had these two Criterion discs really blew my mind to begin with.

tonight i watched GW. i think it needs to sink in a bit. the tension in that bathroom scene is crazy.
how is the commentary track?
A Day with the Boys is really great too.


I love the commentary track. It's just great. DGG and Paul Schneider seem really cool. You get to hear about some influences and I love to hear about them. It's really awesome to hear about DGG's meeting with the kids and how he chose them too. Hope you like it once it sinks in, I know the feeling.

Hey, I totally forgot...you still interested in the Mon Oncle dvd or did you change or your mind or did you get it from someone else? Just wondered.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on June 26, 2003, 12:32:36 AM
Oh my god, I just read some damn good news: The Undertow has wrapped...it is now in post production according to a June 11th IMDB update.

The bad news is it also says that it's coming out in 2004. Why so long? If it's post now, I would think they could get it out in the fall at least, like October-November 2003, right? Anybody think they'll move it up a little? That would be awesome. Either way, I hope it's not a limited release. I don't want to wait over 2 months after the NYC release date to see this one.

I missed that 24 Frame News unfortunately...I was still on the road back from Ohio. I'm going to catch the rerun tommorow. Did anybody watch it? Is it cool? Informative?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on June 27, 2003, 06:11:25 PM
Just popped George Washington into my DVD player.  I love my university library.  Back in an hour and a half-ish with impressions.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 27, 2003, 06:21:30 PM
Ebes, don't get too excited about the 24 Frame News segment, it was a very short one and not too informative or revealing about the film. My shock came from DGG's new hairdo but thats it. All in all, a 2 to 3 minute segment only saying very little.

Reason I suggest post production will take so long because DGG's mastery comes in during the editing and fully realizing how his film will be given the fact he worked on a schedule, but acts upon improv completely too.

~rougerum
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on June 27, 2003, 08:08:48 PM
Plus, with smaller films like that, there usually isn't a big rush to get them into theaters. The distributor will wait till the moment is right -- witness PDL. If Undertow turns out really good and the distributor has a lot of faith in it, it could end up getting delayed all the way until next fall, so that it can premiere at Cannes in the spring.

But I'm with you -- I want to see it sooner rather than later. The combination of Green and Malick (and Jamie Bell, who I loved in Billy Elliot) sounds too good to be true.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on June 27, 2003, 08:27:43 PM
Alright, I just finished watching GW about 20 minutes ago, let it sink in.  It was different, that's for sure.  I think the title could've used some work, because it can be rather off-putting.  Makes me think I'm gonna watch some documentary about America's first president.  But that's overlooked once you get in to the film, until it starts drawing the parallels indirectly to George Washington via inserts in the closing minutes.

Anyway, the flick itself: the slow pacing was very interesting.  The film didn't drag at all, considering it was only 89 minutes long, but it tooks its sweet time.  What's nice is, I did feel like I got to know the characters, and for me, it's gotta be about the characters.  If you let me into their heads, let me get to know them and have some reason to care, you've hooked me.

Also, the shades of gray.  George's uncle is the only real antagonist here, and me, I hate when antagonists are painted one color.  It's annoying, tired, and frustrating.  We see this trend happening at the beginning of the movie, but near the end, it smooths out nicely.

It's really hard to nail this movie down as a whole, which is what some may like about it.  I appreciate it, but sometimes a more cohesive narrative is better.  What really bugged me about it, was, I felt it had a bit of unevenness and uncertainty about where it was actually going to go.  And at the end, the film just ended, just as all summers are prone to do.  Here we have the story of a group of kids, of course, and what happened one summer.  And you may think you know what's going to happen because of the setup, but one of the things I appreciated most about the film, is it surprised me.

"Three good scenes, no bad ones" is how the saying goes, describing great films.  And this film filled that bill nicely, though it didn't ever really make my jaw drop like other films I've loved.  There are some scenes of note, though, that stuck out for me to make this film so much more than "just another indie flick":

Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 27, 2003, 10:57:10 PM
For me, George Washington feels like something new and is becoming hugely influential for me because unlike other movies it is able to expand with each movie because it is a stream of conscious movie of sorts in the eyes of many different characters in the story so to many viewers, scenes seem out of place and/or feel too cheesy or hoakey or whatever. The idea of following a movie purely on stream of consciousness for the characters is opening and very challenging considering really all movies do play from the role of god in some ways, the all knowing viewer and such. They can present ideas and all, but it still from the position of outside the world in many ways. Sad how few movies are like this.

On first viewing, I only liked George Washington. It only grows with every viewing.

~rougerum
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on July 07, 2003, 08:39:36 PM
SOLD


(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005V8TD.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

I have an extra copy of the Criterion DVD of "George Washington". It's brand new, factory sealed and in perfect condition. I'm selling it for $27 ($25 + $2 S&H). Anyone interested, send me a PM and we'll set up a deal and work out payment. First come, first serve.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Sleuth on July 07, 2003, 08:55:37 PM
That's really expensive
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on July 07, 2003, 08:58:33 PM
Not compared to the full price Criterion.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on July 07, 2003, 09:01:28 PM
Quote from: tremolosloth
That's really expensive


Not really:
http://www.digitalsofa.com/partners/alldvdprices/ShowTitle.asp?id=0001097991-0002
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: tpfkabi on July 07, 2003, 09:34:37 PM
that's odd. i don't remember the cover of the one i rented having that quote from the film on the front.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on July 07, 2003, 09:58:36 PM
Quote from: bigideas
that's odd. i don't remember the cover of the one i rented having that quote from the film on the front.


It's not on this copy either. Don't know why Amazon has that cover.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: pete on July 09, 2003, 10:40:13 AM
I'll take it.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on August 19, 2003, 09:16:02 AM
Just got some new good/weird info on his next-next movie (A Confederacy of Dunces) right from DGG himself in this new inteview I came across. The good part is that Lily Tomlin (who is really awesome) will supposedly be in the movie, no character was mentioned or anything but it's good news to me all the same...hope I'm not the only one. Anyway, Tthe weird part is that Mos Def has also been cast, unless he was just joking...also, Olympia Dikakas who I've never heard of, she'll be in it too. They're still looking for the perfect Ignatius (sp?). I'm still really rooting for Philip Seymour Hoffman myself. I've never read the book but it seems like he would be perfect based on what I've heard and how much of a chameleon he is.

In case you haven't heard, Drew Barrymore is set to play Darlene...can't wait to see what that's like. That's pretty much it. Soderbergh is producing, there's a bunch of noname writers (I think) and then DGG will direct...probably won't see a release till late 2004-2005. You'll have to pick up ATRG today to tide yourself over...and see Undertow.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pubrick on August 19, 2003, 09:35:08 AM
Quote from: ebeaman
Just got some new good/weird info on his next-next movie (A Confederacy of Dunces) right from DGG himself in this new inteview I came across. The good part is that Lily Tomlin (who is really awesome) will supposedly be in the movie. The weird part is that Mos Def has also been cast, unless he was just joking...also, Olympia Dikakas who I've never heard of, she'll be in it too. They're still looking for the perfect Ignatius (sp?). I'm still really rooting for Philip Seymour Hoffman myself. I've never read the book but it seems like he would be perfect based on what I've heard and how much of a chameleon he is.

mos def is a good actor, and a great rapper. clearly u've never heard his music or seen him act.

olympia dukakis is an old greek chick who must be truly grateful for any job she gets now. she won an oscar for moonstruck in 87.

i can't wait till DGG starts doing completely violent loud movies with intense performances by sean penn, mos def, and queen latifah.. u'll be so mindfucked and hav a stroke from how different his career developed against how u imagined it. maybe that'll make u understand u need to grow if u wanna keep with the times.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on August 19, 2003, 09:45:10 AM
Quote from: ebeaman
The weird part is that Mos Def has also been cast, unless he was just joking...


I agree with P. Guess you haven't seen "Italian Job," or, for more serious stuff, "Monster's Ball".
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on August 19, 2003, 10:23:55 AM
Quote from: P
Quote from: ebeaman
Just got some new good/weird info on his next-next movie (A Confederacy of Dunces) right from DGG himself in this new inteview I came across. The good part is that Lily Tomlin (who is really awesome) will supposedly be in the movie. The weird part is that Mos Def has also been cast, unless he was just joking...also, Olympia Dikakas who I've never heard of, she'll be in it too. They're still looking for the perfect Ignatius (sp?). I'm still really rooting for Philip Seymour Hoffman myself. I've never read the book but it seems like he would be perfect based on what I've heard and how much of a chameleon he is.

mos def is a good actor, and a great rapper. clearly u've never heard his music or seen him act.

olympia dukakis is an old greek chick who must be truly grateful for any job she gets now. she won an oscar for moonstruck in 87.

i can't wait till DGG starts doing completely violent loud movies with intense performances by sean penn, mos def, and queen latifah.. u'll be so mindfucked and hav a stroke from how different his career developed against how u imagined it. maybe that'll make u understand u need to grow if u wanna keep with the times.


Oh yea, I'm not saying rappers can't act, Ice Cube was GREAT in Three Kings... I just thought it was weird for somebody like Mos Def to be in this big, great american novel adaptation, you know? I had no idea he was in Monster's Ball, I thought he only did stuff like The Italian Job...that's the only reason I thought it was kinda weird. Yea, I'm all for it, can't wait to see what he can do...maybe I'll rent Monster's Ball. I love not knowing what to expect, this is fun.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on August 19, 2003, 12:33:08 PM
Holy crap, Mos Def is PERFECT for the part that he's going to be play! He's exactly who I picture when I was reading the book! The rest of the cast is pretty perfect too, including Barrymore (Darlene is a really dumb stripper). Great news.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: RegularKarate on August 19, 2003, 01:11:17 PM
Why do they need to keep searching for Ignatious?  I think it's 100% obvious that it should be Stephen Root... I imagined him throughout the entire book and think he would be awesome.

Is Mos Def playing Clarence (is that his name... already forgot)?

I'm currious to see how they do this... seems like there are a couple ways you could go with this one.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on August 19, 2003, 01:20:16 PM
Quote from: P
i can't wait till DGG starts doing completely violent loud movies with intense performances by sean penn


Actually, it's funny...DGG did consider Sean Penn for a certain part in The Undertow that he said he'd be perfect for in some old interview...not sure which role but I'm sure it was a big one. I hope he does end up working with him someday, he's becoming one of my favorite actors.

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u'll be so mindfucked and hav a stroke from how different his career developed against how u imagined it. maybe that'll make u understand u need to grow if u wanna keep with the times.


Is all this seething contempt for me or are you just kidding? Cause if it is the former then I'm sorry but that's just unecessary man...of course I don't know how he's going to evolve, I don't want to...I love seeing filmmaker's change and twist their style around and around, when it's for the better of course. I can't wait to see what all these great young filmmaker's are up to in 10-15 years, it's so exciting. I wish I knew what pissed you off so bad about me. Is it cause I'm not very familiar with Mos Def??? Cause I'm not that big on rap, that's all. And I wasn't saying he's a bad actor or anything, I was just saying I thought it was weird...not bad-weird, more like intriguing-weird. I never have read the book so it might have something to do with that, I'd be unaware of it.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on August 19, 2003, 02:17:01 PM
I don't remember what Mos Def's character's first name was in the book...he was always referred to as Jones. He was a great character.

I think PSH definitely is one of the few actors who has the chops to pull of Ignatius Reilly. It'll be hard to make him appropriately obstreperous without making people dislike him, and I think PSH can do it. But he'll need a fat suit. Physically, I think the perfect person would be Ethan Suplee, but he hasn't really done any great acting in his career. Stephen Root would be good too, though...
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: mindfuck on August 20, 2003, 01:55:15 AM
What about John Goodman? I'd love to see him give it a shot.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on August 20, 2003, 02:01:17 AM
He's too old.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: mindfuck on August 20, 2003, 02:06:06 AM
Fuck, you're probably right. Sucks too, because PSH is really the only actor young enough who could nail it, but we all know it wouldn't be the same with a fat suit.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on August 20, 2003, 07:00:29 PM
Wow, P's predictions for DGG's future may not only be dead on but already here. Check out this very cool, very long article from MTV of all places. It talks a lot about the Undertow, Confederacy, and his seemingly serious (I think) plans to direct a live action Fat Albert! Sounds cool to me. They also talk about a composer named Philip Glass that'll be helping out on the score of Undertow, I know they are a few fans of his around here. Anyway, Check it out.....


<<<FROM MTV.COM>>>

As much as he'd despise the assertion, David Gordon Green's subtle ascendancy as indiedom's au courant film director — just like his deliberate and unhurried films — is slowly coming into focus.

Onboard for his "A Confederacy of Dunces," due next year, are Drew Barrymore (also a producer on the movie) and rapper/actor Mos Def. While the rest of the cast isn't in place yet, buzz has been developing. A recent stage reading for the film at the Nantucket Film Festival featured Will Ferrell and a spate of indie film regulars including Alan Cumming, Paul Rudd, Cathy Moriarty, Rosie Perez and Natasha Lyonne.

But before Green can even contemplate "Dunces," he has his current project, "Undertow," to contend with.

Most 28-year-olds aren't lucky enough to have seminal legends of music and cinema like Philip Glass and Terrence Malick knocking down their doors, but on "Undertow," that's exactly what's happened.

No stranger to precocious success, Green was already directing and releasing his debut, the Sundance hit "George Washington," at 25. His recent "All The Real Girls," starring Zooey Deschanel ("Almost Famous") and collaborator Paul Schneider, has been equally revered at the indie-friendly film festival.

Green's atmospheric cinematography and lyrical style have drawn comparisons to Malick, so when the '70s film maverick asked Green if he'd be interested in working together, it was an unexpected dream come true. "I've admired all his movies all my life," Green said from Savannah, Georgia. "So it's pretty surreal when you're sitting on the set and he's questioning your judgment calls, and you kind of wonder, 'Yeah, maybe you're right.' "

Based on a concept of Malick's, the script of "Undertow" reads like a wild mix of road movie, horror genre surrealism and Green's trademark impressionistic ambience. Or as he calls it, "Deliverance" meets "Apocalypse Now," but for kids. "It's got its dreamy quality, too, but it's a little bit more in your face. There's a lot of blood and slitting throats and knife fights and stuff. But then you sit back and look at the sunset."

A timely few weeks before shooting was complete, renowned composer Glass phoned Green out of the blue and offered him his assistance on any projects he was working on. Now Glass and "All The Real Girls" composers David Wingo and Michael Linnen will partner up on the "Undertow" score, which should be anything but overwrought.

"You see so many movies," Green said, "that deal with cinematic nostalgia — the music swelling on the obvious notes of orchestration — and it's just so frustrating [when] moments of drama [are] killed and overburdened with melodrama and moments of honesty [are] being killed off by the swelling of the strings. For me, it's just about an honest atmosphere and meditation on moments."

Indeed, the "All The Real Girls" soundtrack, which featured tracks by Mogwai, Sparklehorse and an original song by Will Oldham, is much more in tune with ambient and contemplative moods than sweeping cinematic gestures. Green's musical ideas for "Undertow" include using songs by Sixteen Horsepower and Captain Beefheart, although there's one key inspiration that's probably out of his price range.

"I wrote the entire movie to Neil Young's 'Cortez the Killer,' but I don't think there's any way in hell I could get [the rights] to that. But that's my favorite song of all time."

Still, he can look forward to working with one of his most beloved books when he takes on the adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's celebrated "A Confederacy of Dunces." Scoring that creative feather in his cap wasn't quite as easy as his recent coups. It was Green who had to bang down the doors of producer Steven Soderberg.

"They had another director that I told them was totally wrong," Green said. "I heard who they'd been talking to and I got angry and just tried to campaign for it. I mean, I've got no business making movies that cost more than $5 by Hollywood standards, but [I wanted it]."

His candid tongue has gotten Green in trouble in the past. He once made headlines by calling fellow cinemaphile Kevin Smith's movies the Special Olympics of filmmaking, but now he shrugs off the feud. "I feel like [Smith's] probably OK. He doesn't give a sh-- what I think anyhow. He makes money. I don't."

If there's one thing audiences don't recognize about Gordon, it is this type of sharp, wry sense of humor — but it's something he's hoping to put to good use. Green wants to make a live-action version of the cartoon "Fat Albert."

"I've had two goals as far as movies are concerned forever that I can remember. One of them was to [make] 'Dunces,' and [then] more than anything in the whole world, I really wanna do 'Fat Albert,' " he admitted. "I got really depressed because they were about to go into production on 'Fat Albert' a year ago with Forrest Whitaker directing, so I was super pissed."

Creative differences between Whitaker and Bill Cosby, who owns the rights to the original cartoon, caused plans to be scrapped, and now Green is campaigning hard for the film.

"I swear to God, I wrote Bill Cosby a letter 20 minutes [ago]," he said.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on August 20, 2003, 09:32:13 PM
The most exciting part about this is the fact that he's managed to get the attention of people like Glass and Malick.  It reminds me of PTA, and the way in which he started to be noticed by people.  Invited to the EWS set by Kubrick, talking to Cruise which led to him being in Magnolia.  The stuff great films are made of.

I love, love, love Glass's work, most notably in The Hours.  More than anything, this attention he's getting makes me want to see what these others see in Green.  I mean, I liked George Washington, but I think MacGuffin outlined why I didn't like All the Real Girls nearly as much as most other people here: the descension into soap opera melodrama.  I like the ambience and lyrical nature of his films, though, as they are both admirable.  And the description of The Undertow from that article sounds just great.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on August 23, 2003, 01:07:32 AM
okay i finally finally finally saw both of these for the first time this week.  i liked both, but i'm not in love with this guy like some other people here.  i prefer movies with more of a story, although there were bits that were beautiful.  i just dont like to feel like i'm watching somebodys meandering art project.  the acting in ATRG with inconsistent.  i could tell that they were making up their lines throughout a lot of the opening 1/3.  and i dont think that i, as an audience member should even be thinking about that.  it should feel natural, and like well written dialogue or better, something the character would say.  but you could tell, many of the actors were not capable of handling such heavy improvisation and so some of it felt fake.  and since the director didnt have the vision to cut the bits that didnt work, it took me out of the movie.  the whole beginning i didnt like much at all, till they got into the story a bit, but then by the end it sort of fell apart for me.  i think that the movies strength is its relatability.  its a good story.  and their intentions in making it were good.  i probably wouldve loved it in were it to come out while i was in high school.  because bits of it did sort of capture the magic or tragedy of certain things that most people go through.  but just as a film, the parts didnt add up to a whole that i thought was completely satisfying.  
thought the acting was better in George Washington although i'm not really entirely sure what the hell it was about.  he seems to be more about capturing a feeling than telling a story.  and i dont feel like i'm in the hands of a supremely capable/confident filmmaker.  it feels like he's just sort of feeling out the story as much as i am and i think the work suffers.  but thats just me, and i'm probably alone on this.  i'm looking forward to what he does in the future, but am not entirely in love with anything on first viewing.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: bonanzataz on August 23, 2003, 02:12:10 PM
greene is set to direct confederacy of dunces. a few people on the rose and the snake set worked on undertow and are lined up to start filming this one soon. drew barrymore's flower films is producing which means she's got a part in it somewhere. but, yeah, that's what he's up to. if he was going to direct fat albert i'd lose all respect for him. another pathetic attempt to cash in on a successful franchise from years ago.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Disco Stu on August 23, 2003, 05:12:58 PM
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His candid tongue has gotten Green in trouble in the past. He once made headlines by calling fellow cinemaphile Kevin Smith's movies the Special Olympics of filmmaking


I love this guy even more!  He's definitely my new favorite director and I can't wait for Undertow and Confederacy of Dunces.  Does anyone know about any other possible projects from him (besides the Fat Albert thing :?: ) because I thought I remember reading from someone here (Ebeaman?) that mentioned DGG said he had a bunch of scripts done.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on August 23, 2003, 11:36:37 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
okay i finally finally finally saw both of these for the first time this week.  i liked both, but i'm not in love with this guy like some other people here.  i prefer movies with more of a story, although there were bits that were beautiful.  i just dont like to feel like i'm watching somebodys meandering art project.  the acting in ATRG with inconsistent.  i could tell that they were making up their lines throughout a lot of the opening 1/3.  and i dont think that i, as an audience member should even be thinking about that.  it should feel natural, and like well written dialogue or better, something the character would say.  but you could tell, many of the actors were not capable of handling such heavy improvisation and so some of it felt fake.  and since the director didnt have the vision to cut the bits that didnt work, it took me out of the movie.  the whole beginning i didnt like much at all, till they got into the story a bit, but then by the end it sort of fell apart for me.  i think that the movies strength is its relatability.  its a good story.  and their intentions in making it were good.  i probably wouldve loved it in were it to come out while i was in high school.  because bits of it did sort of capture the magic or tragedy of certain things that most people go through.  but just as a film, the parts didnt add up to a whole that i thought was completely satisfying.  
thought the acting was better in George Washington although i'm not really entirely sure what the hell it was about.  he seems to be more about capturing a feeling than telling a story.  and i dont feel like i'm in the hands of a supremely capable/confident filmmaker.  it feels like he's just sort of feeling out the story as much as i am and i think the work suffers.  but thats just me, and i'm probably alone on this.  i'm looking forward to what he does in the future, but am not entirely in love with anything on first viewing.


I sorta understand where you're coming from, but I also disagree with you about it not feeling natural.  The very fact that they were improvising their lines towards the beginning made it seem that much more genuine.  IMHO of course.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on August 23, 2003, 11:48:13 PM
well,  like i tried to explain.  improvising is good when its natural.  but if i can TELL that they're just making shit up, i feel like im sitting in on an acting workshop. now thats two things:  one, the actors arent capable of of handling that much. and two,  the director should be more efficient in his editing and those sorts of things can be cut and fixed.  but it didnt 'feel' real.  it felt like drama class.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: tpfkabi on August 24, 2003, 12:19:33 AM
Undertow sounds interesting........a lot of killing and sunsets is how DGG described it

when does it come out?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on August 25, 2003, 09:11:42 PM
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if he was going to direct fat albert i'd lose all respect for him. another pathetic attempt to cash in on a successful franchise from years ago.


Yeah...or maybe he's just a fan and wants to make a good TV show adaptation for once. Or the first one since Charlie's Angels imo.

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I love this guy even more! He's definitely my new favorite director and I can't wait for Undertow and Confederacy of Dunces.


Great great great!

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Does anyone know about any other possible projects from him (besides the Fat Albert thing  ) because I thought I remember reading from someone here (Ebeaman?) that mentioned DGG said he had a bunch of scripts done.


I remember he mentioned this big, epic 3 hour sci-fi movie way back even before ATRG was out in NY and LA. He sounded pretty serious about it. I was actually under the impression that it was coming out before ATRG cause he just made it sound so urgent, he was pretty excited about it. I'm not sure if he had the script done but I'm assuming he's at least started it. I do remember he mentioned Tarkovsky as an influence who I'm not a very big fan of but I'm still looking forward to it. I always prefer to imagine it being something like Alphaville rather than Solaris, I'd love that. Anyway, I wouldn't expect this one to come till after Confederacy...I think the interview he mentioned it in might have been conducted before he knocked Soderbergh's door down and pleaded with him body and soul, lol.

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Undertow sounds interesting........a lot of killing and sunsets is how DGG described it

when does it come out?


All IMDB says is 2004 right now, I check it all the time. Hopefully it'll be January or soon thereafter...it'll more than likely be a limited release unfortunately.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: bonanzataz on August 25, 2003, 09:35:39 PM
who was originally going to direct confederacy?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on August 25, 2003, 09:50:24 PM
Quote from: bonanzataz
who was originally going to direct confederacy?


I'm not sure...maybe Soderbergh? I don't know, I'm just saying cause he's producing it and all. I know DGG was definitely not the first choice. He said he really had to fight and beg for it.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Cecil on August 25, 2003, 11:11:48 PM
where is your avatar, young man?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on August 25, 2003, 11:36:30 PM
Quote from: Cecil B. Demented
where is your avatar, young man?


I'm probably going to be leaving for good soon and I'm all depressed. Everything just felt silly all of a sudden...the avatar, the freaking signature, I just didn't want to look at it all anymore. I have no chance with Robin Tunney, Zooey, or Audrey...I'm not cool enough to like a Leslie Gore song and I have no right to quote Stephen Frears at all...much less about Audrey Tautou. I was actually trying to un-register myself from the site completely. I might wait to do that till I know for sure that I'm going to leave. I've been going out of my way lately to go on this site trying to find computers to go on and I just don't think it's worth it anymore...I've become too much of a joke. I'm going to change and learn a little...then maybe come back in like 10 months to a year, if not more.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on August 25, 2003, 11:38:51 PM
What's wrong?

EDIT: Oh, I see.
Quote from: ebeaman
I have no chance with Robin Tunney, Zooey, or Audrey...I'm not cool enough to like a Leslie Gore song and I have no right to quote Stephen Frears at all...much less about Audrey Tautou.

Heh, none of us do.  ;)  It's all in fun, though.  Hate to see ya leave, though, man.  I don't speak for everyone, but for me, your impassioned posts are always an inspiration.  Not just saying that because you need a pick-me-up or something, but because it's not said enough.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on August 25, 2003, 11:41:59 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
What's wrong?


I had to move out of my mom's house and it's almost always really hard to get a hold of a computer and I just feel too silly and stupid...like I said, it's not worth me going way out of my way to find a computer. This was fun though.

I mentioned a possibility of me leaving awhile ago so I knew there was a chance but now that it looks like it may actually happen and it's weird. I don't want to turn this into a big whining tribute-to-me thread...I'd rather it was left as a DGG one if that's cool.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on August 25, 2003, 11:46:12 PM
I find it hard to believe you can't post at school.  Heh, back in '98 my school had two computers with the Internet in every classroom, and a library full of them.  And my school was the worst in a system that wasn't great to start with.  But I'll take your word for it if that's really the case.

Being a teenager is all about feeling silly and stupid.  It'll pass.  Then you get to feel silly and stupid as an adult.  Only a little less.

And fair enough about the whole DGG thing.  You should probably start another thread in Idle Chatter.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Sleuth on August 25, 2003, 11:57:32 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
I find it hard to believe you can't post at school.  Heh, back in '98 my school had two computers with the Internet in every classroom, and a library full of them.  And my school was the worst in a system that wasn't great to start with.


 :shock: sounds rough
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on August 26, 2003, 12:02:15 AM
Quote from: ebeaman
Talk about DGG everybody...


i wonder what david gordon green would think about ebeaman leaving?  is it weird that in my head i pronounce it EEE-BUH-MAN.  like some sort of comic book character or somethign?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Cecil on August 26, 2003, 12:04:35 AM
hes like peter parker
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on August 26, 2003, 12:05:39 AM
Quote from: tremolosloth
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
I find it hard to believe you can't post at school.  Heh, back in '98 my school had two computers with the Internet in every classroom, and a library full of them.  And my school was the worst in a system that wasn't great to start with.


 :shock: sounds rough

Sarcasm duly noted.  ;)  Yeah, I'm talking about educational quality obviously, and not how much money they're willing to spend on computers to make our school seem smart.

And I pronounced it ee-be-a-man.  Don't know if that's right.  Bet DGG would do the same, though.  Yes, good old DGG.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pubrick on August 26, 2003, 04:06:11 AM
ebee i wanna be sincere witchu when i say that this plan of urs to leave for a while and experience things and then come back is really the first mature step into good things. wish u all the best if and when u go through with it.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on August 26, 2003, 09:14:34 AM
Good luck buddy.  It's great that you've decided to step out into the world and experience all the great things life has to offer.  You'll thank yourself later on.  :)
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pwaybloe on August 26, 2003, 09:38:50 AM
Quote from: ebeaman
I just wish I could go back in time and be cooler and not talk about Zooey or Audrey or Robin or abstinence (especially abstinence! people were repulsed!) or any of that shit...especially my age, I should have never mentioned that...or my name. I got way too into myself. I wish they couldn't trace your IP address or whatever, I would come back with a different name and everything if I could. It's all just dumb. I never intended to have some little persona...but I did in the worst way. I'm the little naive teenager that knows nothing.


Well... I always thought your innocence and enthusiasm was part of your charm.  I, for one, wish you could stay that way.  I don't want you to come back and be like one of us.  It seems we've all got chips on our shoulder and no one wants to listen to one another and so on and so on.  I don't want you to be corrupted.  

Do I wish that you could live your life in a bubble?  Yes
Do I think you could live in our world staying pure?  No

Good luck, God bless.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on August 26, 2003, 09:12:04 PM
Quote from: Pawbloe
Well... I always thought your innocence and enthusiasm was part of your charm.  I, for one, wish you could stay that way.  I don't want you to come back and be like one of us.  It seems we've all got chips on our shoulder and no one wants to listen to one another and so on and so on.  I don't want you to be corrupted.  

Do I wish that you could live your life in a bubble?  Yes
Do I think you could live in our world staying pure?  No

Good luck, God bless.


Lol, wow, thanks a lot man. Glad to know that my little persona entertained at least one person. It never occured to me that any charm came out of it but I didn't think I ever annoyed people as much as I did P and oh, so many others around here.

But unfortunately, I am aspiring to learn at least a little more about life before I figure out how to get back on this site...so I might not be the same little kid when or rather IF I come back. It annoys too many people and entertains so few, plain and simple.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: bonanzataz on August 27, 2003, 02:06:43 AM
ERIC BEAMAN I LOVE YOU AND YOUR STEAMING WILLY! DON'T GO!
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pozer on August 27, 2003, 11:20:53 PM
THANK YOU FOR TURNING ME ON TO DGG!!! :-D  :-D  :-D
WOW, three of 'em and I never do smilies
See that, you did plenty of good around here
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Cecil on August 28, 2003, 12:46:51 AM
Quote from: poser
THANK YOU FOR TURNING ME ON


perv
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on August 29, 2003, 10:15:21 PM
Oh whatever, lol...you'll all be fine. I'll probably be back in awhile providing the site stays up. It would be impossible for me to go without a computer forever, lol. I have no idea when so I won't say soon, but I'll be back someday. You'll all have something to look forward to, think about it that way. Don't anybody leave either, I want it all to be the same when I get back.

Sunday is my last day  :(
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on September 15, 2003, 12:57:54 AM
A Confederacy of Dunces Moving Forward
Source: Variety

After 23 years in development hell, the adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning comic novel A Confederacy of Dunces finally has a cast and director. An early spring start date is planned. The only problem? Miramax decided last week to bail as the film's backer which has forced "Dunces" to again seek financing.

Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Lily Tomlin, Mos Def and Olympia Dukakis are attached to star. Sharon Stone and Larry David are also eyeing the project.

Indie helmer David Gordon Green is still planning on directing from a script written by Scott Kramer and Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh and Scott Rudin will executive produce with Flower Films partners Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen.

"Dunces," first published in 1980, follows the labyrinthine story of Ignatius J. Reilly, a paunchy intellectual who suffers through a series of hilariously bad jobs and stilted romances while living with his wacky mother in New Orlean's French Quarter during the 1960s.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Cecil on September 15, 2003, 01:06:49 AM
ohhh, billy
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on September 15, 2003, 01:09:41 AM
Wow.

Is Will Ferrell playing Ignatius, I guess? That's both not at all right and totally awesome. He could play the character perfectly, but physically he's way out of proportion. But man...this movie is going to be amazing. And I'm pissed that I'm not going to get to be the first person to give Will a dramatic roll (he got cast in some other serious movie recently, but I forget what).
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: moonshiner on October 13, 2003, 09:44:11 AM
finally picked up and watched All the Real Girls....amazing, great cinematography, perfect off-beat characters....i love the blend of happy and sad emotions that it evoked.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on October 13, 2003, 10:08:05 PM
They really think they can get an early spring release of this movie without Miramax? I mean, that's like what, 6 months from now and they've only announced it. There's no way I'll be looking forward to it coming out then, I'm thinking more like mid-summer. Undertow hasn't even been released yet. Any word on when that's coming out? Probably not.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on October 13, 2003, 10:30:36 PM
The report said an early spring start date. And I'm guessing that might not happen if they don't find financing fast (although since Scott Rudin's, I wouldn't be surprised if they already have), since Will Ferrell's lining up projects left and right. He's the hottest thing since Nicole Kidman (who he'll be starring with in Bewitched).
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: moonshiner on October 14, 2003, 07:42:55 AM
i haven't seen George Washington yet but I have an idea what it's like, and just watched All the Real Girls....the point i'm getting at, there seems to be a lot going on in A Confederacy of Dunces, not as understated as his previous work....Ghostboy it seems like you've read it, any validity to my assumption

and Beaman, i read in a post somewhere that you had the soundtrack to All the Real Girls, is it as great as it seemed in the movie
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: eward on October 14, 2003, 07:58:46 AM
Quote from: moonshiner
i haven't seen George Washington yet ...



ohhh, you're in for such a treat.....
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ernie on October 14, 2003, 04:29:59 PM
Quote from: moonshiner
and Beaman, i read in a post somewhere that you had the soundtrack to All the Real Girls, is it as great as it seemed in the movie


Not really, no. It does work perfectly in the movie but there's a lot of stuff that's not on there...most of the score isn't for instance. Like two of my favorite parts of the score are missing, the part of that montage where he's knocking on her window and their on the mountain together when she's pretending she only has 10 seconds to live. Then the score of the montage at the end. Neither of those pieces are on there unfortunately. Be sure to listen closely to those parts next time you watch it, it's fucking beautiful. They don't have the score to the dancing at the children's hospital part either if that's what your looking for.

But even without all those, it's a nice accessory for certain songs I guess. I love "Streets Were Raining" by Pyramid. Try to at least download that. "Beautiful Stars" by Isaac Freemen is the other must have that I can remember.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: meatwad on December 03, 2003, 10:23:24 AM
I got the chance to meet DGG last night. I went to see The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players at Fez here in NYC. While i was waiting around, a man passed me by, with a beautiful young lady at his arm i might add. I knew i had seen his face before. It took me a while to figure it out, but then it clicked that it was David Gordon Green. I only had the balls to say hello to him and tell him that i was a fan of his work. I did not want to seem like a geek. My only regret was that i did not have my digital camera
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: coffeebeetle on December 03, 2003, 10:32:35 AM
What did he say?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: meatwad on December 03, 2003, 02:56:01 PM
he said thank you. That was really it. It was not really the environment to have a conversation with him, and he did not seem interested in having one truthfully. I don't blame him. I wouldn't either. He seemed more interested in the good looking girl he was with, which i believe was a good choice.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: cowboykurtis on December 03, 2003, 03:16:13 PM
i wouldnt want to speak with you either... maybe if you were wearing heels.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pozer on December 07, 2003, 01:23:51 PM
Confederacy, Confederacy, Confederacy!
Will Ferrell, Will Ferrell, Will Ferrell!
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: pookiethecat on December 18, 2003, 11:51:42 PM
my favorite part of all the real girls is by far the scene in the hospital, where patricia clarkson (who's fucking great in it by the way) and paul schneider are dancing as clowns for the kids with cancer.  that scene made me grin, genuinely.  the energy floated off the screen during that scene and i became a part of the mad clown dance.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: cine on December 18, 2003, 11:59:00 PM
Mmm, Pookie's back.  :-D
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: pookiethecat on December 19, 2003, 12:00:35 AM
thanks for the welcome back
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on February 23, 2004, 08:37:19 PM
I just saw George Washington for the first time. I enhoyed it alot, but I think the thing I enjoyed most was the reunion between the cast. it was so surreal, it almost seemed like they were all so alike in the movie, yet they grew apart and were different in the reunion. But I guess thats acting. Oh and I got this criterion dvd for $10. A perfect used copy.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: cowboykurtis on February 23, 2004, 09:11:29 PM
recently saw all the real girls after teh rave reviews opf all teh xixax clan -- i can say that i was let down -- was not impressed -- found it fairly lackluster and boring.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: bonanzataz on February 23, 2004, 09:33:49 PM
am i the only one who doesn't like the idea of will ferrel as ignatius?

in casting the film in my mind, ignatius is played by al hirt and lana lee and darlene are played by tura satana and the blonde chick from "faster pussycat, kill kill!" respectively.

i hope that dgg can portray the trashy feel that one gets from the book.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Sleuth on February 23, 2004, 09:40:26 PM
I don't know if Ferrell can pull off the role, it worries me.  There were so many better choices.  I don't know if I'm even going to see the movie, I've never felt as strong about an adaptation as I do with this...
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Just Withnail on February 24, 2004, 08:54:13 AM
Quote from: Sloyj
I don't know if Ferrell can pull off the role, it worries me


I think he'll do just fine, with Green behind the camera. To me he's one of those directors who just drag great performances out of his actors, and I don't think Will Ferrell is a bad one at all. I can see how some might see nothing but a comedian, but I know I can glimpse real actor talent in him. I think he'll be great.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Sleuth on February 24, 2004, 11:52:30 AM
Actually, I think I'm more worried about the script.  Has anyone read it?  A review anywhere?  Mm?  Mm?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: bonanzataz on February 24, 2004, 02:51:57 PM
Quote from: Withnail
Quote from: Sloyj
I don't know if Ferrell can pull off the role, it worries me


I think he'll do just fine, with Green behind the camera. To me he's one of those directors who just drag great performances out of his actors, and I don't think Will Ferrell is a bad one at all. I can see how some might see nothing but a comedian, but I know I can glimpse real actor talent in him. I think he'll be great.


the only reason i don't like will in the role is b/c of his physical proportions (ignatius is very very fat) and i'm skeptical of whether or not he can put on a louisiana accent. hopefully, they'll use prosthetic make up and a fat suit on him and that will solve the weight issue, but i guess i'll just have to wait and see about that accent.

Quote from: Sloyj
Actually, I think I'm more worried about the script.  Has anyone read it?  A review anywhere?  Mm?  Mm?


now that i think about it, me too. it's a pretty long book, i don't know what they could cut out of it to get it at a decent running time. but, once again, we'll see.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: RegularKarate on February 24, 2004, 03:34:49 PM
I don't think the book is so eventfull that it can't be covered in a film.

I do think that Will Farrell might not be the best person to play Ignatious.  I'm sure they'll give him a fat suit... I don't think you could have a thin Ignatious, but I just don't think he's the right kind of funny.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... Steven Root
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Disco Stu on February 26, 2004, 10:05:55 AM
If I'm not mistaken, hasn't Confederacy been scrapped (yet again)?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: eward on February 26, 2004, 10:28:46 PM
its still listed on imdb
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Weak2ndAct on February 26, 2004, 10:42:41 PM
I have the screenplay for 'Dunces,' and it's quite good.  I read the script trying to imagine Will for the part.  I think it really could work.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Sleuth on February 26, 2004, 10:47:21 PM
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
I have the screenplay for 'Dunces,' and it's quite good.  I read the script trying to imagine Will for the part.  I think it really could work.


Was that only attainable because you're on the "inside"?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Weak2ndAct on February 26, 2004, 11:01:13 PM
Do I sense some sarcasm?

But yes, someone sent it to me.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Sleuth on February 26, 2004, 11:26:16 PM
No, I genuinely wanted to know
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: tpfkabi on March 03, 2004, 10:24:21 PM
so what's the hold up on Undertow?
hasn't it been in the can for a year or so now?
it seems everything is saying a fall 04 release
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on March 03, 2004, 10:29:19 PM
Quote from: bigideas
so what's the hold up on Undertow?
hasn't it been in the can for a year or so now?
it seems everything is saying a fall 04 release


http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=1654
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Mesh on September 21, 2004, 03:40:51 PM
Can anyone post some screen caps from George Washington for me?  I want to show images of its use of muted, autumnal colors to someone who doesn't have time to actually watch the movie.

Do some from Gulager's A Day With the Boys, too. (That short that's packaged with the DVD.....)

I thank thee profusely.

Or, hey, link me to some, that'd work just as well.......
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on October 17, 2004, 09:10:29 PM
So anyways, at the Undertow screening I went to this evening, DGG confirmed once again that Confederacy is dead, although they'd begun rehearsals and set up offices in New Orleans when the plug was pulled. He's spent the last year writing four scripts, any one of which might be his next project: an adaptation of The Secret Life Of Bees, an adaptation of Goat, a Dukes Of Hazard 70s style action comedy, and a horror movie starring Jennifer Aniston.

Also, DGG seriously looks like he's no more than 13 years old. It was sort of shocking....
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: cine on October 17, 2004, 09:15:02 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
Also, DGG seriously looks like he's no more than 13 years old. It was sort of shocking....

meatball would be all up in that.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: tpfkabi on October 17, 2004, 10:28:53 PM
this screening was in the big D?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on October 17, 2004, 10:45:35 PM
Yeah, at the Deep Ellum Film Festival (although I strongly dislike them for political reasons, I can't deny they deliver the goods when it comes to getting films I want to see).
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pedro on October 17, 2004, 10:48:36 PM
i wanna see this movie so bad :(
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: tpfkabi on October 18, 2004, 06:53:48 AM
is that sort of thing expensive?
i need to make a trip to dallas soon to see Huckabee's, Primer and Undertow.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ravi on October 18, 2004, 12:42:00 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
Also, DGG seriously looks like he's no more than 13 years old. It was sort of shocking....


No kidding.

(http://www.moviecity.nl/images/crew/green_david_gordon.jpg)
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Thrindle on October 18, 2004, 12:42:06 PM
He's almost dorky, but I find him oddly attractive.  The guy has vision and talent and intelligence... brilliant!
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: cine on October 18, 2004, 12:43:01 PM
Maybe he'll reach puberty by his fifth movie.  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Thrindle on October 18, 2004, 12:43:54 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
Maybe he'll reach puberty by his fifth movie.  :yabbse-thumbup:

Does this mean I'm a pedophile again?   :|
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: analogzombie on October 21, 2004, 06:02:54 PM
For the stone cold suthern' playas like myself, DGG will be speaking at the University of Georgia's Tate center at 3pm on Tuesday October 26. There will be a special screening of Undertow and George Washington the day before (that's monday the 25th folks) beginning at 12pm.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: cowboykurtis on October 21, 2004, 07:03:04 PM
only have seen all the real girls -- i sought it out after relentless ranting ont his site -- i must have missed something -- it was good -- but i was a bit let down after all the hoopla around the film -- good, by no means the brilliant masterwork many made it out ot be
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: BitchassJesus on October 21, 2004, 07:14:08 PM
David Green made his massuhpiece when he directed 'Buster' starring Phil Collins.  All the Real Girls can suck all the real dicks.  And he is a great southpaw quarterback the Georgia Bulldogs; he'll probably win the Heisman, but there's no way he'll win a goddamn thing for the Billy Elliot sequel, 'Undertow.'
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on October 21, 2004, 07:42:02 PM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
only have seen all the real girls -- i sought it out after relentless ranting ont his site -- i must have missed something -- it was good -- but i was a bit let down after all the hoopla around the film -- good, by no means the brilliant masterwork many made it out ot be

The ranting was perpetuated pretty much by one person here, and a few others who agreed for various reasons (having to do with, I don't know, I'm guessing how cute Zooey Deschanel was, or how great the cinematography was, or how like Malick's work the film is, poetic and all).  So you're right, All the Real Girls is incredibly overpraised.  George Washington is a much better film (with a much worse title).  You should probably check it out and then make your judgment on DGG.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on October 21, 2004, 08:58:47 PM
Quote from: analogzombie
For the stone cold suthern' playas like myself, DGG will be speaking at the University of Georgia's Tate center at 3pm on Tuesday October 26. There will be a special screening of Undertow and George Washington the day before (that's monday the 25th folks) beginning at 12pm.

Goddammit. So close, and yet so far. Why can't he make it the weekend? :(
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Thrindle on October 21, 2004, 09:42:23 PM
Quote from: ono.
Quote from: cowboykurtis
only have seen all the real girls -- i sought it out after relentless ranting ont his site -- i must have missed something -- it was good -- but i was a bit let down after all the hoopla around the film -- good, by no means the brilliant masterwork many made it out ot be

The ranting was perpetuated pretty much by one person here, and a few others who agreed for various reasons (having to do with, I don't know, I'm guessing how cute Zooey Deschanel was, or how great the cinematography was, or how like Malick's work the film is, poetic and all).  So you're right, All the Real Girls is incredibly overpraised.  George Washington is a much better film (with a much worse title).  You should probably check it out and then make your judgment on DGG.

What person would that be?  8)
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on October 21, 2004, 09:50:26 PM
He who shall not be named.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: SoNowThen on October 22, 2004, 06:57:35 PM
All The Real Girls was brilliance. Come off it.




Anyway, saw Undertow today. Don't really know what to think about it -- needs mulling over. Probably my least fav of his so far, but by no means bad or anything. Got to meet David and DP Tim after the screening. I'm quite surprised at how bashful I get when I meet heroes... but I got to talk to Tim about scouting and (not) lighting exterior locations. Pretty cool stuff...

Best thing DGG said at the Q&A, when asked about his crewing process:

"I'll pretty much hire the least qualified guy, if he has cool taste in music. We always get these guys who have great resumes, and they're all pricks. I don't wanna be around them when I'm filming."
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ghostboy on October 22, 2004, 08:14:04 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen


"I'll pretty much hire the least qualified guy, if he has cool taste in music. We always get these guys who have great resumes, and they're all pricks. I don't wanna be around them when I'm filming."


That's so awesome. Man, I admire him even more now.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on November 04, 2004, 11:18:06 PM
Scott Camps Out with Universal Comedy

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will write an untitled comedy for Universal Pictures that will serve as a starring vehicle for Seann William Scott, who is best known for the "American Pie" movies.

The story will follow a misguided, twentysomething slacker (Scott) who hopes to relive the glory days of youth as he applies to be a counselor at a summer camp. Expecting panty raids and food fights, the guy is shocked to find out that the camp is for uptight young geniuses on a quest for intellectual growth.

The comedy is based on a pitch by Scott and producing partner Graham Larson, who will produce the film through their Identity Films.
 
Scott and Larson, who are based on the Universal lot, targeted Green to write the script on the strength of his work as writer-director of 2000's "George Washington" and 2003's "All the Real Girls." McBride acted in "Girls" and was second unit director on "Washington." Green also wrote and directed the current release "Undertow," starring Jamie Bell and Josh Lucas.

Besides the three "American Pie" features, Scott's credits include "The Rundown" and "Old School." Among his upcoming films is "The Dukes of Hazzard," in which he stars as Bo Duke.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on November 05, 2004, 12:12:36 AM
Awhile ago I was at the video store and this pretty girl was renting george washington and i told her how it was a great movie and so on, and we started talking and she invited me to her apartment cause she said she had all these cool dvds so i went and she showed me her tattoos.

Anyways, moral of the story is. I SMASHED.  8)
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on November 05, 2004, 12:22:52 AM
Enough about the girl, what were her "DVDs" like?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on November 05, 2004, 12:52:51 AM
Quote from: wantautopia?
Enough about the girl, what were her "DVDs" like?


Not very good to tell you the truth. It was alot of stuff that you find for like $12.97 in the "Great Prices!" display at wal-mart (plug)
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: analogzombie on February 28, 2005, 01:50:44 PM
MGM Home Entertainment has announced that on April 26th, writer-director David Gordon Green's drama Undertow will be released. Starring Jamie Bell, Josh Lucas, and Dermot Mulroney, it's a thriller about two generations of brothers embroiled in a violent past they cannot escape. Expect an anamorphic widescreen transfer and a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Supplements should include a commentary with the director and principal players, a featurette, deleted scenes, a photo gallery, and trailers. The SRP will be $26.98.


(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/11/undertow.jpg)

(from DVDfile.com)
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on February 28, 2005, 03:07:18 PM
That's like so last week. (http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?p=175558#175558)
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 28, 2005, 03:36:04 PM
(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/11/undertow.jpg)<-------see, i told you guys its a masterpiece
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: cron on February 28, 2005, 10:41:42 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
see, i told you guys its a masterpiece



yeah but you didn't shout it and didn't used quotations!
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: pete on February 28, 2005, 10:49:41 PM
yeah but you're a jackass.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on March 30, 2005, 02:44:43 PM
Pair Get Their Halos
Amanda Peet and Sam Rockwell take on two of the leads in the David Gordon Green-adapted Snow Angels.
Source: FilmStew.com

Amanda Peet and Sam Rockwell have joined the cast of Snow Angels for Crossroads Films. Jesse Peretz will be directing the project. Emily Mortimer has also been offered a role but has not yet been attached. Dan Lindau and Camille Taylor, the heads of Crossroads, will be producing with Paul Miller.

David Gordon Green adapted the screenplay from the novel by Stewart O'Nan. The intertwining story centers on a teenager, Arthur, and his former babysitter (Mortimer), a single mother who herself is having trouble dealing with her estranged husband Glenn (Rockwell). Peet will take on the role of Barb, the story's female lead.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gabe on March 30, 2005, 09:39:06 PM
Quote from: flagpolespecial
there's something about amanda peet where i can't look away from her. it's not only that she's attractive. there's something else.


Its her aura.

Apparently, Rick James has an Orange one. :shock:
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: matt35mm on March 30, 2005, 09:47:54 PM
Quote from: flagpolespecial
there's something about amanda peet where i can't look away from her. it's not only that she's attractive. there's something else. i don't know where she's a good actress or not. she's been in some good stuff. snow angels should be good from what mac just posted. and of course sam rockwell is awesome.

It's because of her birthday.  (She and I have the same birthday)  It's definitely the best day one could possibly hope to be born, and it gives you an incomparable aura for life.

She's been in good movies and she's been in bad ones (Igby Goes Down was good, The Whole Ten Yards doesn't need to be seen by me to know that it's not good).  She's not the most consistent so far, so she could either be in crappy-to-decent movies forever or (and I'd say she's a good candidate for this) she could pull a Charlize Theron and do what the Academy has been liking from actresses recently (the whole pretty girl deglamourizing herself and giving some sort of devestating performance) and win an Oscar.

I wonder what her role in this movie is like.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on March 30, 2005, 09:53:14 PM
Quote from: Borjabah
Quote from: flagpolespecial
there's something about amanda peet where i can't look away from her. it's not only that she's attractive. there's something else.


Its her aura.

It's her bush.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Weak2ndAct on March 31, 2005, 03:04:57 AM
Quote from: flagpolespecial
there's something about amanda peet where i can't look away from her. it's not only that she's attractive. there's something else.

Subliminal recollection of Whole Nine Yards nudity?
Quote from: matt35mm
It's because of her birthday.  (She and I have the same birthday)  It's definitely the best day one could possibly hope to be born, and it gives you an incomparable aura for life.

Dude, are you a chick or something?  Only single 30's-ish women and fugly chicks bring that stuff up.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pubrick on March 31, 2005, 08:43:55 AM
please, if amanda peet wasn't so effing charming on letterman i would hav to say she is irredeemable. she consistently puts in unconvincing performances in everything she's done, especially igby goes down.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ultrahip on March 31, 2005, 10:41:20 AM
What the eff are you doing in here?
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pubrick on March 31, 2005, 10:46:41 AM
i don't get it.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ultrahip on March 31, 2005, 11:33:06 AM
just a life aquatic reference. nothing meant by it.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: matt35mm on March 31, 2005, 12:09:26 PM
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
Quote from: matt35mm
It's because of her birthday.  (She and I have the same birthday)  It's definitely the best day one could possibly hope to be born, and it gives you an incomparable aura for life.

Dude, are you a chick or something?  Only single 30's-ish women and fugly chicks bring that stuff up.

I've never heard of this rule.

I'm sorry.  It will never happen again, sir.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: 03 on April 01, 2005, 12:05:26 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
especially igby goes down.

her parker posey impression
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: Ravi on May 15, 2005, 02:40:04 PM
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=ANSWERMAN

Q: I recently found out that David Gordon Green's film "A Confederacy of Dunces," with Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore, has been canceled. Green is one of my favorite directors and I have high hopes for his career. What is the story behind the cancellation and what will this do to his career?

Jonathan Warner, Evanston

A: At 30, David Gordon Green is one of the brightest talents of his generation, and the maker of three wonderful films ("George Washington," "All the Real Girls, "Undertow"). "A Confederacy of Dunces" would have been based on the cult novel by John Kennedy Toole about a quixotic New Orleans character. He responds:

"To the disappointment of many of us, 'Dunces' was put on hold last year. We had assembled the cast of my dreams (Will Ferrell, Lily Tomlin, Mos Def, Drew Barrymore, Olympia Dukakis, etc.) and I adopted New Orleans as my new home, but politics over the property rights -- torn between Miramax, Paramount, and various camps of producers -- put a weight on the project that wasn't creatively healthy to work within.

"The draft of the script by Scott Kramer and Steven Soderbergh did the novel justice, and also provided a healthy cinematic spotlight for these eccentric characters, but it didn't cater to a lot of the cliches or conditioning of contemporary American studio sensibilities. So I suppose the difficulty was even beyond the political baggage and paperwork, and stemmed in many ways from the manner in which I wanted the film to be executed.

"I believe in the dramatic foundation and comedic highlights of these characters and am not interested in the cartoon version of obvious comedy that has often been pushed for. I have yet to develop a project within the studio system that has been made, for whatever stubborn resistance to compromise on my part with the machine.

"That being said, many of the rights issues have since expired and from what I am told, Paramount holds all consideration on their own shoulders. That at least simplifies the objective. I am hopeful, with the new names and faces over there under Brad Grey, that Kramer, Soderbergh and I can again arm-wrestle some enthusiasm. Scott Kramer is the die-hard producer who has been with the project since before the book's publication.

"The history of the book and various efforts for a filmed version make an epic of their own. (I would have loved to see the Harold Ramis-directed early '80s take with John Belushi, Ruth Gordon and Richard Pryor). My hope is that we get our paws on the flick, and Kramer writes his memoirs of the whole deal."
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on August 05, 2005, 12:05:18 PM
(http://www.ifccenter.com/images/event/ifc_v1_HOME_movnite_gordon.jpg)

for anyone in the NY area, David Gordon Green will be at the IFC Center Aug 15th showing a movie of some kind.  what movie, i'm not sure... http://www.ifccenter.com/index
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: matt35mm on August 05, 2005, 02:32:39 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
(http://www.ifccenter.com/images/event/ifc_v1_HOME_movnite_gordon.jpg)

for anyone in the NY area, David Gordon Green will be at the IFC Center Aug 15th showing a movie of some kind.  what movie, i'm not sure... http://www.ifccenter.com/index

THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT (1974, Michael Cimino)
 JEREMIAH JOHNSON (1972, Sydney Pollack)

Showing both, I believe.  I found that somewhere on that site.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: socketlevel on August 07, 2005, 10:50:06 AM
i'm so pissed about dunces!

-sl-
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on August 08, 2005, 11:39:09 AM
slightly more info...

Movie Night with David Gordon Green
THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT and JEREMIAH JOHNSON
Monday, August 15 at 7:30

Writer-director David Gordon Green in person at the IFC Center to present two of his favorite films of the 70s: THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT (1974), Michael Cimino's directorial debut, a heist comedy starring Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges, and JEREMIAH JOHNSON (1972), Sydney Pollock's revisionist Western starring Robert Redford.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on August 16, 2005, 12:31:10 AM
so i saw those two movies tonite, it was sweet (though Jeremiah Johnson had more endings than Lord Of The Rings).  DGG said he wasn't sure if Dunces was still happening or not or if it would happen with or without him in the future because of all the rights being tied up in stuff.  he also said he had seen Dukes of Hazzard and enjoyed it.  and Devils Rejects and appreciated what Zombie was trying to do there.  and that it was pointless to remake good movies, people should remake bad movies.  seemed like a nice dude.
Title: David Gordon Green
Post by: killafilm on August 16, 2005, 03:03:57 AM
So his southerness didn't freak you out.  Seeing/hearing speak of Days of Heaven last year, then seeing him on the Undertow dvd... well he just kinda weirds me out.  It seems odd seeing someone direct a movie w/out a shirt on and talking about bugs eating everyone up.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gamblour. on December 22, 2005, 09:41:14 PM
I finally saw George Washington and like All the Real Girls, I just don't really feel the rhythm of his films. It's like the images and scenes are leaves floating on water, tenuously forming the semblance of something, but really just a bunch of nothing. I mean, I enjoy looking at his films, and appreciate what he's shooting for and like the mood of his pictures, but they're not something I watch and actively enjoy. It's always passive. I would watch his films again. I don't feel they're very engaging. Maybe they're meant to be seen in the theater.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on December 22, 2005, 09:55:01 PM
I would watch his films again. I don't feel they're very engaging. Maybe they're meant to be seen in the theater.
Freudian?  Either way, I saw All the Real Girls in a theatre, and thought it was just okay.  Overrated here at Xixax.  Melodrama.  But George Washington, I thought, is the real deal.  Second and third viewings just reinforce that.  It's like a poem, really.  Give that one a chance again.  The Undertow, however, sucks.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: cron on December 23, 2005, 11:35:03 AM
what most of you
feel for me and you
i feel
for all the real.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 23, 2005, 11:41:37 AM
what most of you
feel for me and you
i feel
for all the real.
:bravo: It's where I fell in love with Zooey.

but ono could still be sorta right...  :ponder:
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: hedwig on December 23, 2005, 10:56:11 PM
what most of you
feel for me and you
i feel
for all the real.
:bravo: It's where I fell in love with Zooey.

but ono could still be sorta right... :ponder:

SORTA is the keyword. basically it goes like this:

ono's right
about George Washington, a film of overwhelming beauty.

don't know if ono's right or wrong
about the other DGG films, cuz i havn't seen 'em.

but ono's DEFINITELY wrong
for his eye-gouging use of the comma. writes, in his sentences, like, which is to say, this, or maybe, that. or he writes. Like. This. One. Word. Each. Sentence. he'll find his happy medium someday. keep hope alive!
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: ono on December 24, 2005, 03:19:23 AM
Commas are for pauses.  Since when, did you, turn into, an asshole?
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: polkablues on December 24, 2005, 03:36:46 AM
Commas are for pussies.

fixed.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pozer on December 29, 2005, 03:23:52 PM
The Undertow, however, sucks.
The Undertow, does, suck.  Undertow, however, is. a. masterpiece.  Just, ask, everyone. else.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gamblour. on January 08, 2006, 06:14:43 PM
I would watch his films again. I don't feel they're very engaging. Maybe they're meant to be seen in the theater.
Freudian?  Either way, I saw All the Real Girls in a theatre, and thought it was just okay.  Overrated here at Xixax.  Melodrama.  But George Washington, I thought, is the real deal.  Second and third viewings just reinforce that.  It's like a poem, really.  Give that one a chance again.  The Undertow, however, sucks.

Late reply, but I'm glad there's some agreement on ATRG. Washington, thinking back, is pretty good. It's just interesting that it eschews piecing anything together. The viewer is left unmanipulated, except by the imagery, not the editing.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: snaporaz on March 10, 2006, 01:24:11 AM
i just finished watching george washington. it looked pretty good and interesting, but i was let down. BAD. the film was nothing but emotional rhetoric and, to be honest, bad acting. images were nice, though. but that's about it. the characters' eccentricity was just too damned distractingly loud, while the everyday murmurs of nonsense was a facade of cinematic poetry.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: modage on July 27, 2006, 08:24:45 AM
Uni cranks up 'Machine' for Grazer, Heder
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Universal Pictures has picked up "Mr. Machine," a high-concept family comedy pitch by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer will produce, while Jon Heder and his brothers Dan and Doug are in negotiations to executive produce via their Greasy Entertainment banner.

"Machine," described as a throwback to the high-concept Amblin family comedies of the 1980s, revolves around three brainy slackers who build a robot that wants to take over the world.

WTF!  :shock:
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: grand theft sparrow on July 27, 2006, 10:02:06 AM
OK, the script will get rewritten by whoever wrote the latest non-Pixar hit animated comedy and/or Chris Columbus, it will be directed by the guy who did the Pink Panther/Cheaper By the Dozen remakes, and it will star Jon Heder, Frankie Muniz, and some cloyingly cute kid from some Disney Channel show.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pozer on November 10, 2006, 12:45:47 PM
pretty great read.  highly anticipating snow angels.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: for petes sake on November 13, 2006, 06:22:27 PM
great read, left me inspired.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: nix on November 14, 2006, 10:00:58 PM
I was in the middle of being really inspired and elated by this interview when my co-writer's girlfriend (who's in the next room reading a script we've been slaving away on for a year) screams, "There's too much dialogue! I'm on page 64 and I wish it was over!"

I hate life sometimes.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pubrick on November 15, 2006, 01:30:51 AM
uh, okay, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pozer on November 15, 2006, 02:37:33 PM
maybe it's a good thing though.  sounds like you guys need a co-ette writer.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: nix on November 15, 2006, 04:37:48 PM
Nah, I just need to channel my inner DGG.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on March 20, 2007, 12:07:13 AM
WIP turns Green with 2 projects
Source: Hollywood Reporter

NEW YORK -- David Gordon Green is in final negotiations to write and direct a screen adaptation of John Grisham's nonfiction book "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town" for Warner Independent Pictures and George Clooney and Grant Heslov's production company Smoke House.

In a separate development, WIP also has nabbed worldwide rights, excluding Spain, Mexico, Latin America and a few smaller territories, to Green's dark domestic drama "Snow Angels," starring Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell. "Snow" premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

Grisham's "Innocent Man," which was published in October by Doubleday, tells the true story of Ron Williamson, a man wrongly convicted of murder who spent more than 10 years on death row in Oklahoma. WIP and Smoke House bought rights to the book in December.

The Grisham deal solidifies Green's move from small indie features -- the critically acclaimed "George Washington," "All the Real Girls" and "Undertow" -- to working with name talent.

"Snow" is an adaptation of Stewart O'Nan's 1993 novel. Beckinsale and Rockwell play Annie and Glenn, a separated couple in a small town whose lives take a turn for the worse after Annie begins an affair with the husband (Nicky Katt) of her best friend (Amy Sedaris).

"David is a really gifted filmmaker," WIP president Polly Cohen said. "We are excited to be working with him and look forward to a long relationship."

WIP plans to release "Snow," produced for less than $5 million, next year.

"Snow" was produced by Crossroads Films principal Dan Lindau and head of production Paul Miller as well as Green's longtime producer Lisa Muskat and Cami Taylor.

Paul Federbush, senior vp production and acquisitions at WIP, negotiated the "Snow" deal on behalf of the distributor, with Cinetic Media representing the filmmakers.

The "Snow" deal also helped paved the way for Green's involvement in "Innocent Man."

Lindau optioned rights to O'Nan's novel from Gernert Co. head David Gernert five years ago. He initially planned to work with another unnamed director, who ran into a scheduling conflict, and passed the book to Green. When Lindau called Green to ask what he thought of it, "He said, 'I wrote it already,' " Lindau recalled.

"Snow" is Green's first screenplay adaptation.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: tpfkabi on May 02, 2007, 11:16:01 AM
has anyone seen Snow Angels?

i didn't realize he had another completed film.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on March 06, 2008, 01:59:12 PM
David Gordon Green Confirms ‘Suspiria’ Remake
Source: MTV

It’s an indisputable horror classic, and one of the scariest gosh darn movies you’ll ever see. So, naturally, when the decision came to remake Dario Argento’s iconic “Suspiria,” they went to the guy best known for Southern coming-of-age stories?

“No, it doesn’t make a lick of sense,” David Gordon Green laughed with MTV News, revealing that he’s already written and hopes to direct a new version of the 1977 film. “But it’s wicked. I love it, plot holes and everything.

“‘Suspiria’ is a classic for me,” he continued. “I want to be scared. I want to be afraid.”

No genre has been more maligned in recent years than horror, particularly its seemingly ubiquitous off-shoot, the “torture porn,” of which “Suspiria” is surely a distant progenitor. The film, about an American student abroad in Germany who discovers that the dancing school she attends is actually home to a coven of Satanic witches, contains one of the most violent on-screen murders in film history – a grisly end Eli Roth on his best day couldn’t match for shock value.

But put it in the hands of an artist like Green and it suddenly becomes “some classy shiat,” the director enthused.

“It’s an opportunity to take all artistic excellence and be inspired by what was a low budget Italian 70’s gore movie,” he said. “Where the art world meets the violent and supernatural.

“I would love to get every geek that loves torture porn and every old lady in line to see ‘Phantom of the Opera’ to come and have this insane experience.”
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Bethie on March 07, 2008, 01:42:16 AM
I just met him tonight! He talked about Suspiria.

My friend didn't want to go up to meet him but I'm like come on, we're here, we might as well. I shook his hand and I'm like "Terrence Malick....." haha so we chatted about Malick for a bit. he said, "Malick is like a favourite basketball coach" once you get over the fact that its freaking Terrence Malick. As we were saying goodbyes and reshaking hands, when I had his hand in mine, I go "there is just one thing I have to ask you...what was your favourite film of last year?" and he goes "There will be blood!" and raised his arms as if I didn't even have to ask.

I was going to ask to touch his hair but I refrained.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on May 30, 2008, 01:11:03 AM
Green set to direct 'Your Highness'
Universal comedy will star Danny McBride
Source: Variety

Universal Pictures has set David Gordon Green to direct "Your Highness," a comedy that will star Danny McBride.

Scott Stuber will produce through his Universal-based company. Production begins in January.

McBride, who wrote the script with Ben Best, will play an arrogant, lazy prince who must complete a quest to save his father's kingdom.

"This is such an original idea for a comedy that takes place in a kingdom with dragons and wizards, with Danny at the center as the outcast brother who gets an opportunity to prove himself," Stuber said.

Stuber said "Your Highness" shapes up as the next film for Green, whose directing efforts include "George Washington," "Snow Angels" and "All the Real Girls," the last of which marked McBride's acting debut. The pair were college classmates.

McBride's upcoming projects include Friday opener "The Foot Fist Way" and two summer comedies: the Judd Apatow-produced "Pineapple Express," which Green directed, and the Ben Stiller-directed "Tropic Thunder." McBride is currently filming "Land of the Lost" with Will Ferrell for Universal.

Best wrote "The Foot Fist Way" with McBride and Jody Hill; he also co-stars in the film.

Stuber is producing "Big Brothers," "Wolf Man" and "Traveling."
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on August 06, 2008, 06:59:55 PM
Update #2: Natalie Portman to Topline 'Suspiria' Remake!
Source: Bloody-Disgusting 

We heard some interesting rumblings this afternoon that we are trying desperately to confirm. What we've been told - and should be taken strictly as rumor - is that Handsome Charlie Films, which is headed by Natalie Portman and Annette Savitch, will be producing the remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria. In addition, word has it Portman will topline the film that David Gordon Green is attached to direct. Green's PINEAPPLE EXPRESS hits theaters tomorrow. Remember that this is RUMOR until confirmed.

In Dario Argento's original a young American dancer travels to Europe to join a famous ballet school. As she arrives, the camera turns to another young woman, who appears to be fleeing from the school. She returns to her apartment where she is gruesomely murdered by a hideous creature. Meanwhile, the young American is trying to settle in at the ballet school, but hears strange noises and is troubled by bizarre occurrences. She eventually discovers that the school is merely a front for a much more sinister organization.

Update: We 100% confirmed the story with various sources, although, Natalie's publicist is reporting otherwise and ensures us that nothing is signed and/or confirmed. Watch for further updates.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on October 21, 2008, 12:00:37 AM
David Gordon Green to helm 'Freaks'
Overture nabbed rights to the Dark Horse graphic novel
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
Overture Films has tapped David Gordon Green to direct the horror thriller "Freaks of the Heartland," written by freshman scribes Peter Sattler and Geoff Davey. The company recently purchased the rights to the Dark Horse graphic novel written by Steve Niles.

Green and Dark Horse Entertainment president Mike Richardson are producing. Niles, who also wrote "30 Days of Night," is executive producing.

Illustrated by Greg Ruth, Niles' six-part 2004 series about the horrible secret of a rural Middle American town involves Trevor Owen's attempts to protect his "monster" of a 6-year-old younger brother and Gristlewood Valley's other "freaks" from their parents' worst instincts.

Overture COO Danny Rosett, who worked with Green on his 2004 film "Undertow" when Rosett was at United Artists, pre-emptively purchased the rights for the company.

Overture continues to accelerate its development of genre material; it has "Pandorum" shooting in Berlin and "The Crazies," a reinvention of George A. Romero's 1973 horror film, in development with Breck Eisner attached to direct.

The Liberty Media studio also recently acquired remake rights to the Swedish horror film "Let the Right One In," which "Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves will write and direct; the Icelandic mystery "Jar City"; and the Israeli comedy "92 Minutes."

Overture has "Last Chance Harvey" and "Nothing Like the Holidays" releasing before year's end. "Righteous Kill" was its most recent opening.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on March 31, 2009, 10:01:05 PM
Franco, McBride re-team on comedy
'Pineapple Express' director behind 'Highness'
Source: Variety

James Franco is joining Danny McBride in "Your Highness," the Universal Pictures comedy to be directed by David Gordon Green.

Scott Stuber is producing through his U-based Stuber Co. Pic begins production July 20 in Belfast. Stuber, McBride and Green set the project at U last year (Daily Variety, May 30).

Scripted by McBride and Ben Best, the comedy follows two spoiled and arrogant princes in a medieval fantasy setting. When an evil wizard casts a spell on their father and kidnaps the older prince's fiance, they're forced to go on a quest to save their family and the kingdom.

Stuber Co.'s Jon Mone, McBride and Mark Huffam are executive producers.

Franco starred for Green in Columbia Pictures comedy "Pineapple Express," which also starred McBride.

Last seen in "Milk," Franco plays poet Allen Ginsberg in the Rob Epstein/Jeffrey Friedman-directed "Howl."
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on March 31, 2009, 10:57:47 PM
That sounds fucking stupid but it will be awesome.

Who would have thought that DGG would end up becoming one of the best comedy filmmakers in the game?

I hope he doesn't abandon the other type of flicks. Snow Angels was mad underrated. And George Washington and All The Real Girls are two of the best movies of the decade.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: SiliasRuby on March 31, 2009, 11:08:43 PM
'All The Real Girls' is one of the favorite romantic films I've ever seen in my life and it makes me emotional every time I see it.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: pete on April 01, 2009, 12:17:33 AM
I don't think he's all that - I thought pineapple express was ok, same with east bound & down.  he lets his actors improvise - that's about all I can say about his comedy works.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on May 30, 2009, 10:27:25 AM
Natalie Portman joins 'Your Highness'
Universal comedy shoots this summer in Northern Ireland
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
Natalie Portman is joining Danny McBride and James Franco in “Your Highness,” a Universal comedy that David Gordon Green is shooting in the summer in Northern Ireland.

“Highness," written by Ben Best and McBride, centers on an arrogant, lazy prince (McBride) who must complete a quest to save his father's kingdom. Joining him on the quest is McBride's more heroic brother, played by Franco.

Portman will play McBride’s love interest, a warrior princess.

Scott Stuber is producing.

Portman is currently shooting “Hesher,” an indie drama that marks her inaugural entry into the movie producing world with her new shingle, Handsomecharlie Films.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Kal on May 30, 2009, 01:59:27 PM
I read the script for this and its pretty funny
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on June 01, 2009, 11:20:06 AM
How Danny McBride will tweak fantasy in Your Highness, with Natalie Portman
Source: SciFi Wire

Danny McBride, who co-wrote and stars in the fantasy comedy Your Highness, told reporters that the film will offer a new comedic take on the sword-and-sorcery genre and confirmed that Natalie Portman will play a role. The film, directed by David Gordon Green, stars McBride as a lazy prince who has to step into action to fight an evil wizard.

"It's just like a classic quest tale with all of our f--ked-up view on it," McBride said in a group interview on Friday in Hollywood, where he was promoting Land of the Lost. "There's everything from stop-motion creatures in it to crazy CG creatures to puppets, like in Dark Crystal. It's a wide variety of things that we're pulling from that are going to be in it."

The following Q&A features edited excerpts from the interview. Your Highness begins filming this summer.

What's going on with Your Highness?

McBride: We're actually doing that right now. I just came from Belfast. We're over there getting that going, and that's shaping up really nice. We just snagged Natalie Portman this week, so right now it's [James] Franco, Natalie Portman and myself. We're looking to lock the rest of the cast down in the next week or so, but it looks like it's going to be a pretty crazy movie. The sets are being built. It's all huge and crazy. I've got to learn how to ride [a] horse and swing a sword starting next week, so that should be interesting.

Is it a stoner medieval comedy?

McBride: It's not really stoner. I guess it's stoner as much as the Lord of the Rings books were for that culture. I mean, if you're stoned, you'll probably get a kick out of watching this. My character is a lazy second-born prince that knows he's not going to be king, so he just f--ks off all the time. He smokes a little bit of the wizard's grass, but it's not centered around smoking the wizard's [grass]. Franco's my older brother, and he's like an action star. He's amazing; everyone loves him. His fiancee gets kidnapped by this evil wizard, and we have to go on the road and save her.

Do you have fun with the magical fantasy cliches?

McBride: Yeah. We don't want it to be a spoof at all, so it's all just kind of inspired by those things, but it just has its own tone. That's been kind of interesting when we're in the meetings with the people at Universal, and they're like, "What is this movie?" Like, it's Barry Lyndon meets Krull. They're just like, "I don't know if we're interested in that movie."

Would you approach an Ian McKellen or Christopher Lee for the wizard role?

McBride: You know, there were thoughts of that. The casting, they're taking it very seriously. David's been over in London casting. For the most part, besides Natalie and Franco and myself, we're going for a pretty much total British cast, and not necessarily comedians. We want the world to feel like it is a fantasy movie: It is serious, and then the comedy just comes from "This is the last dude who belongs in this sort of world." So those sort of caliber of actors, that's definitely something that we would be interested in, to make it feel like it's real, as real as a fantasy movie, I guess, can feel.

How long is the shoot?

McBride: We start it in July. We start, I think, in the second week of July, and we go until October, into the middle of October.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: pete on June 02, 2009, 10:10:07 AM
I bet it'll be a movie, like pineapple express, that doesn't have enough gags to last through 90 minutes.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Bethie on June 04, 2009, 12:12:30 AM
you dont have enough gags to last through 90 minutes
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: pete on June 05, 2009, 02:10:05 AM
enough, I'll gag you through the last 90 minutes.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on June 05, 2009, 09:22:17 AM
haha. gross.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Bethie on June 06, 2009, 01:22:44 AM
haha. gross.

haha. yeah. i was like, with a spoon? maybe something got lost in translation.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: hedwig on June 06, 2009, 08:44:56 AM
(http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/ball%20gag%20harness.jpg)
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: polkablues on June 06, 2009, 03:47:31 PM
Not to digress too much, but god I hate over-plucked eyebrows.

S&M I'm cool with.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Bethie on June 07, 2009, 01:17:49 AM
i'm cool with david gordon green.

all the real girls, anyone?


haha had to get back onto topic
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on June 07, 2009, 01:23:19 AM
When did it start getting cool to hate on DGG? I still think he's awesome.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: pete on June 07, 2009, 02:06:54 AM
I loved his first three films, and I loved snow angels, but I have a feeling that he's not as versatile as he'd like to be.  I thought eastbound and down and pineapple express were very okay and didn't really notice any of the material being particularly elevated by the filmmaking.  I hope I'm wrong, but nothing he's done or said in the studio realm comes particularly inspired.  some people cross over well - like linklater, but some can't bring their modus operandi with them. 
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on June 07, 2009, 02:09:15 AM
Eastbound and Down and Pineapple Express were both fucking awesome. As far as sell-out shit goes, they're at the top. Because shit rises to the top. Like cream. (is that how it goes?)
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: pete on June 07, 2009, 02:17:52 AM
I don't think he's sold out; I just think he doesn't deliver.  pineapple express was intermittently funny, mainly for danny macbride's parts.  eastbound and down, like the foot-fist way, had macbride doing shit that the brits were doing 10 years ago.  I don't think that's what he's good at - the punchlines are predictable, the gags or predictably outrageous, and I dunno, there's very little shock value left in beating up children or swearing at them in a comedy.  nothing's funnier than danny macbride being sincere, or comically sincere, but the pathos stuff is not too memorable.  I really can't remember too many funny scenes from pineapple express, and I had such high hopes for it too.  who doesn't want david gordon green to show the studios how it's done?  but instead he shows the studios he's merely competent.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on June 07, 2009, 02:24:19 AM
I just think he's playing it safe. Snow Angels was awesome but it was a bomb. Can't even find it at Blockbuster.

I liked Pineapple Express so I'm good with him making another comedy as long as it builds him clout to make shit like George Washington, All The Real Girls and Snow Angels. Can't remember how Undertow did. It was probably a bomb, too.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: matt35mm on June 07, 2009, 07:49:45 AM
Undertow was a bomb, yeah.

I get the impression that DGG is just doing what he wants to do.  He did some commercials, too.  I don't know whether there's any strategy of playing it safe or even necessarily delivering.  His work seems to be the result of a very insular environment of old friends hanging out, tinkering around, seeing what they can get away with, doing what they think is funny.  Whenever I've heard him speak, this seems to be the general vibe, even with things like George Washington and All The Real Girls.  I think that he thinks that it's hilarious that he's in Ireland making a movie called Your Highness right now.

Personally, I admire that quality.  I just have to not expect him to be great every time, but that each project would have a lot about it that are interesting because of his great taste and amazing sensitivity to environment.  It's a bit like Soderbergh, though in a completely different style.

I love 'im.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on June 08, 2009, 02:09:58 AM
Wasn't undertow the worst grossing film of 2004 or something?
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 08, 2009, 02:16:54 AM
I haven't seen Snow Angels yet, but the impression I get from DGG is that he put a lot of effort into his first film and the follow ups were shells of the first film. They say you spend a lifetime on your first film, but just two years on your second. The need for DGG to continue working has resulted in some less than stellar work. The follow ups are technically efficient and reminiscent of the style of the first film, but lacking in distinguishing characteristics. George Washington is still an excellent marriage of style and content. But since, DGG has significantly slowed down the pace of his style exploration and content risks. Ever since All the Real Girls, it's been a gradual move to the middle brow for his 70s-esque style. His working with comedies is fine, but I don't see him trying to challenge George Washington ever again.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: tpfkabi on June 08, 2009, 08:43:10 AM
Snow Angels was awesome but it was a bomb. Can't even find it at Blockbuster.

I actually just bought it the other day for $3 at the local BB, but have yet to watch.

I'm surprised that didn't get on the radar even moderately because of Beckinsale.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on June 08, 2009, 09:08:08 AM
I respect DGG for working on comedies. He could have continued making the same movies over and over again (slow paced flicks about people in the South) but he's trying something new. Sure, it could be labeled as selling-out, but it's not like he's making movies about talking animals with Eddie Murphy.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: pete on June 08, 2009, 11:21:07 AM
that's weird that you keep on defending his "selling out" when NOBODY accuses him of such.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on June 08, 2009, 11:26:55 AM
Not here, but that seems to be the general consensus around other boards I frequent in regards to DGG.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: socketlevel on August 17, 2009, 11:36:35 AM
wtf....


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034415/

i heard he might also direct.  this is fucking batshit crazy.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: SiliasRuby on August 17, 2009, 12:12:35 PM
You didn't know this?
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on August 17, 2009, 10:08:34 PM
wtf....


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034415/

i heard he might also direct.  this is fucking batshit crazy.

You mean the news I posted on the top of Page 15?
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: socketlevel on August 18, 2009, 01:26:36 AM
nope didn't know, or see your post, yet again i've been foiled!  i just heard word of it.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on September 08, 2009, 10:32:32 AM
Suspiria Remake Moving Forward
Source: ComingSoon

In a Variety article talking about Tilda Swinton's new film I Am Love, that film's director Luca Guadagnino says his production company First Sun is moving forward on a remake of Dario Argento's 1977 cult horror pic Suspiria. Shooting will start in 2010 and David Gordon Green is still attached to direct.

In early 2008, David Gordon Green told us about his remake plans:

CS: What's the horror movie about?
Green: It's a remake of a Dario Argento movie called "Suspiria". These Italian producers came to me about it wanting to a pretty amazing, ambitious, artistic…It's in English about a New York ballet student that goes to Germany, but yeah, it can be pretty wild. We'll shoot in Europe.

Natalie Portman has been rumored to play the lead in the redo, but that hasn't been confirmed.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on February 23, 2010, 09:14:55 PM
Jonah Hill set to star in 'The Sitter'
David Gordon Green in negotiations to direct Fox comedy
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
Jonah Hill will star in and David Gordon Green is in negotiations to direct "The Sitter" for Fox. Michael De Luca is producing.

The irreverent comedy will harken to 1987's "Adventures in Babysitting." It follows a college student, suspended for the semester and living at home with his single mom, who has a night to remember when he gets talked into baby-sitting the eccentric kids next door: two boys and a wild 8-year-old girl.

The duo's involvement reinvigorates the comedy that originally began life as a spec by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka at Fox Atomic. The project consistently has attracted strong talent; Jonathan Levine was attached to direct it when it was at Atomic, and Zac Efron and Zack Galifianakis have circled it.

A fall start date is being eyed.

Hill, repped by WME and Principato-Young Entertainment, next stars opposite Russell Brand in "Get Him to the Greek," which opens June 4. The Sundance movie "Cyrus," in which he appears opposite John C. Reilly, bows July 9. He also voices a role in "How to Train Your Dragon," which DreamWorks Animation debuts March 26.

Green, repped by CAA and the Gotham Group, recently wrapped the Universal comedy "Your Highness," which stars Danny McBride, James Franco and Natalie Portman.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 28, 2010, 04:28:09 AM
Your Highness was set to drop this October but has been pushed back to April 8, 2011. That is all.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pubrick on April 28, 2010, 05:08:02 AM
DGG was set to be the next PTA but has been pushed back to some non-action Doug Liman equivalent. that is all.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: pete on April 28, 2010, 11:05:57 AM
yeah, weird second career.  one day the whole board will agree that his studio stuff is average.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: socketlevel on April 28, 2010, 11:09:32 AM
i still really like his attention to detail and the choices he makes in editing performances.

i would like to see a drama by him again however. susperia will hopefully be a segue into a "third career" or at least flexing a new style.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 28, 2010, 04:11:12 PM
I have yet to see Snow Angels, but I haven't been happy with any of his films since George Washington. I remember the old saying, "You have a lifetime to consider how you're going to make your first film and just a few years for the second." I think he is a talent, but he's been short changing his ambition since his first film. I don't want a George Washington repeat, but something of equal ambition.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: socketlevel on April 28, 2010, 04:28:02 PM
you didn't like all the real girls?
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on May 14, 2010, 08:05:31 PM
David Gordon Green teams with scribe
Duo developing 'Free Country,' 'Battling Boy'
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
CANNES -- Rookie writer Josh Parkinson and writer-director David Gordon Green have teamed for two developing projects.

Green's Rough House banner has dipped into its discretionary fund to pick up pre-emptively Parkinson's first original screenplay, "Free Country," a thriller with comedic elements. Parkinson is further developing the script with Green, who is eyeing it as a potential directing gig.

The pair also has been hired by Paramount to rework the screenplay for "Battling Boy," an adaptation of a graphic novel the studio picked up in late 2008 for Brad Pitt's Plan B shingle. "Watchmen" co-writer Alex Tse previously worked on the adaptation.

Green launched Rough House with writer-director Jody Hill and writer-actor Danny McBride last year. The company also has the comedy "L.A.P.I." and the crime drama "Taking Flight" in development. Rough House has a production deal at Mandate Pictures, but "Free Country" is not set up there.

Repped by CAA and the Gotham Group, Green next helms the Fox comedy "The Sitter," written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka and starring Jonah Hill. The Green-directed "Your Highness," co-written by and starring McBride, will be released in October by Universal. He most recently directed "Pineapple Express" and "Snow Angels."

The Gotham Group-repped Parkinson is an author who recently moved to Los Angeles from Athens, Ga.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Stefen on May 15, 2010, 04:01:33 AM
So, is it time we just give up on George Washington DGG? Is he going to make these movies with "comedic elements" forever now? It's a shame. George Washington was really something special. All The Real Girls, too. I wonder if the financial failure of Snow Angels is to blame. That's a shame since that was really a great movie. Shame, shame, shame.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gold Trumpet on May 15, 2010, 04:19:47 AM
I would say for the near future, but he's way too young and works too much for this to be while whole career. I see him transitioning back in some way before it's all over. Besides, he makes those films for peanuts. It isn't that he cannot do it.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: socketlevel on May 16, 2010, 02:33:55 AM
i found george washington to be hilarious, and all the real girls as well. both have "comedic elements"
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on May 17, 2010, 06:14:26 PM
Manson, Wood to star in slasher pic
Pressman and Green behind 'Splatter Sisters'
Source: Variety

Veteran producer Edward R. Pressman and filmmaker David Gordon Green are teaming to produce Adam Bhala Lough's retro slasher film "Splatter Sisters," with Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood attached to star.

Film, penned by Lough, is the first in a planned franchise and is a sexploitation-serial-killer-slasher-road-movie circa 1989.

Lough ("Bomb the System") reckons "Splatter Sisters" could create a subgenre, which he calls "Skinemax Cinema," based on the direct-to-cable movies of his childhood.

Green ("Pineapple Express," "Your Highness") said while Lough's film is inspired by the horror classics of the 1980s, it has a fresh spin that raises the bar.

"This is a role Marilyn Manson was born to play, and with Evan Rachel Wood bringing dramatic gravity to the ensemble, I have no doubt this will take the horror genre to a new level," Green said.

"Splatter Sisters" was announced in Cannes. Pressman is at the fest for the world preem of 20th Century Fox's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." He is one of the producers of helmer Oliver Stone's sequel.

"Lough's unique talent and energy will make 'Splatter Sisters' a very special and markedly commercial film," Pressman said. "I've always been attracted to smart movies about killers made by directors with a real vision,"

Wood last starred on the bigscreen in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works," which was released in 2009.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: KJ on May 19, 2010, 05:47:38 PM
Oh, I just saw All the Real Girls and loved it. It was so inspiring, couse I've been written on a feature film script for about six months now and I could relate so much to David's vision and what he was trying to do with it. Not that I can tell a story or write as good as him, but yeah ... I don't know. It's hard to write in English, so it will probably just come out in the wrong way. It was just very inspiring in a young filmmaker kinda way. You could tell that he was young and ambitious when he did it.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: KJ on May 19, 2010, 07:38:56 PM
Oh btw, do somebody know where I can find the script for it?
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on October 11, 2010, 11:46:59 PM
'Curb' Star J.B. Smoove and Max Records Join David Gordon Green's 'The Sitter'
Source: The Playlist

One of the best performances by a kid we've seen in recent years was the brilliantly-named Max Records in Spike Jonze's outstanding "Where The Wild Things Are" —totally unforced, natural and feral. So, really, we couldn't be happier that Records has landed another role, in a project helmed by a director with a track record in getting excellent performance from children. Records, and relative unknown Kevin Hernandez, who'll be seen in Mel Gibson vehicle "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," if it ever sees the light of day, have joined the already-cast Landry Bender as the three children that Jonah Hill has to look after in David Gordon Green's currently-filming comedy "The Sitter." Hernandez will presumably play Rodrigo, a semi-psychotic, destructive 10-year-old Latino kid, while Records will be Slater, the eldest of the kids, a neurotic 13-year-old (man, he's perfectly cast in the role) and Landry is Blithe, an 8-year-old obsessed with Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. Ari Graynor ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist") was already in the cast, as Hill's girlfriend, and there's another new addition in the shape of J.B. Smoove, the stand-up turned actor best known for his role as Leon Black in "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Smoove will play one of a pair of drug dealers in pursuit of Hill (Joaquin Phoenix was reportedly offered the other, although as far as we're aware, the role hasn't been cast yet). It's all shaping up to be one of the more promising comedies of next year, particularly with Hill having shown new depths in"Cyrus," and with Records coming on board. The film will be released on July 15 next year, as neat counter-programming to the final "Harry Potter" movie.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on March 24, 2011, 12:36:27 PM
Comedy Central Nears Pilot Order For Comedy From Director David Gordon Green
BY NELLIE ANDREEVA | Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Central is finalizing a deal for a pilot order to Black Jack. The single-camera comedy, co-written and to be directed by Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green, hails from Rough House, Green's production company with Danny McBride, Jody Hill and Matt Reilly. Black Jack, which Green co-wrote with Michael Starrbury, centers on Black Jack who, after 20 years as the most kick-ass special ops agent the US government has had on its payroll, finally goes too far and suffers being de-commissioned. He's sent home to begin the most treacherous mission he's ever faced -normal life. The order is expected to be cast-contingent, with the pilot going to production if the network finds the right actor for the lead. Green, Starrbury, McBride, Hill and Reilly are exec producing. CAA-repped Green most recently created the upcoming MTV animated series Good Vibes and helmed feature comedy Your Highness starring McBride, Natalie Portman, James Franco and Zooey Deschanel, which opens on April 8. Green also serves as consulting producer/director on McBride's HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down. Black Jack is the latest pilot order by Comedy Central, which recently greenlighted Playing with Guns, starring Danny Masterson and Ethan Suplee, Waiting..., based on the 2005 indie, an untitled comedy from comedian Matt Braunger and writer Brent Forrester and an animated pilot from production company ShadowMachine.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on November 15, 2011, 12:06:50 AM
David Gordon Green to direct Columbia's 'Q'
Matt Tolmach producing bigscreen adaptation of novel
Source: Variety

Columbia Pictures is in final discussions to acquire feature film rights to Evan Mandery's novel "Q" for writer/director David Gordon Green and producer Matt Tolmach.

Story finds a man visited by a future version of himself, who tells him not to marry the love of his life. He agrees and spends the rest of his life trying to undo that fateful choice and find the only woman he ever loved.

Mandery's manager Pouya Shahbazian will produce the pic with Tolmach.

HarperCollins published the novel, which was discovered by Matt Tolmach Prods. execs Robert Kessel and Kate Checci, who will also work on developing the project.

Columbia Pictures exec Andrea Giannetti will oversee "Q" for the studio along with Hannah Minghella.

Tolmach and Green previously collaborated on Sony's comedy Pineapple Express.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: analogzombie on November 15, 2011, 07:20:25 PM
Does anyone know when/why/how DGG switched from his drama background to semi-raunchy comedies? It just kind of baffles me.

Don't get me wrong, I know there is comedy in All the Real Girls, I just thought that was mostly Danny McBride's input. I also loved East Bound and Down, but it still amazes me that the guy that made Undertow and George Washington is now making The Sitter and Your Highness. Did he just get tired of being talented and broke and decide to make some fun movies with people he likes working with?

Any info on interviews that shed light on this professional transition would be appreciated.


On a related note, does this leave only PTA from that 90's wunderkind era that has remained a serious filmmaker? Even Aronofsky has been linked to a Robocop remake.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: O. on November 15, 2011, 09:13:00 PM
Does anyone know when/why/how DGG switched from his drama background to semi-raunchy comedies? It just kind of baffles me.

Don't get me wrong, I know there is comedy in All the Real Girls, I just thought that was mostly Danny McBride's input. I also loved East Bound and Down, but it still amazes me that the guy that made Undertow and George Washington is now making The Sitter and Your Highness. Did he just get tired of being talented and broke and decide to make some fun movies with people he likes working with?

Any info on interviews that shed light on this professional transition would be appreciated.


On a related note, does this leave only PTA from that 90's wunderkind era that has remained a serious filmmaker? Even Aronofsky has been linked to a Robocop remake.

More 'serious' filmmakers get less work, which means more sitting around idly. I think it was just a matter of him enjoying being on set goofing around making silly movies that made money and of course, made him money, rather than making low-budgets dramas that got relatively little attention. I don't blame him but it does boggle the mind how huge of a turn it was.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: pete on November 15, 2011, 09:15:56 PM
he got really ambitious as soon as he was noticed. He's also been talking about doing genre pictures forever now.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pubrick on December 03, 2011, 04:49:10 AM
Does anyone know when/why/how DGG switched from his drama background to semi-raunchy comedies? It just kind of baffles me.

have you seen the movies he's been making?

to paraphrase Afroman:

"i was gonna be a great director, but then i got high.."
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: mogwai on December 03, 2011, 07:26:33 AM
Sounds like he switched seats with Kevin Smith.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on April 10, 2012, 02:53:06 PM
David Gordon Green Directing 'Suspiria' for Crime Scene Pictures
Wild Bunch will launch the project -- an update of Dario Argento's 1977 Italian horror film -- to foreign buyers at the Cannes film market next month.

Adding another title to its slate, financing and production company Crime Scene Pictures has set David Gordon Green to direct horror pic Suspiria.

Crime Scene's Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are partnering with producers Francesco Melzi d'Eril from Memo Films and Luca Guadagnino from First Sun on the project, which Wild Bunch will introduce to foreign buyers at the Cannes film market next month.

Green wrote the adapted script -- based on Dario Argento's film of the same name -- with Chris Gebert and is set to begin shooting in September. Casting is underway.

Suspiria centers around Suzie, an ambitious and bright American student who arrives abroad to study at a world-famous school. She begins to suspect that the academy may be a front for a more menacing orginization when the once-quiet campus is rocked by a brutal murder and several other cruel and strange homicides.

"We love the style and energy of the original film -- and David's script brilliantly updates the world, presenting a rare opportunity to create an elegant, classic horror film," Ripp and Paris said.

Rizal Risjad, Silvia Fendi and Philip Elway will executive produce, while Lisa Muskat will co-produce.
Crime Scene is currently in pre-production on Kate Hudson action-thriller Everly, which Joe Lynch is directing from a Black Script list by Yale Hannon.

First Sun produced the Golden Globe-nominated I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton and the upcoming The Landlords.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: KJ on April 10, 2012, 03:14:29 PM
Looking forward to this. Love Suspiria and a remake could be good.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: MacGuffin on May 15, 2012, 08:07:29 PM
'Orphan' Star Isabelle Fuhrman To Lead David Gordon Green's 'Suspiria' Remake
Source: Playlist

We're about to move towards yet another act of David Gordon Green's career. The filmmaker started off with "George Washington," "All The Real Girls" and "Undertow" as a possible heir to Terrence Malick's meditative indie throne, but took a severe left-turn about five years back into abrasive stoner comedy, a shift which had both its successes ("Pineapple Express," "Eastbound & Down") and failures ("Your Highness," "The Sitter"). But for now, it seems, the director is about to try something new, and move into the horror world for his long-gestating remake of Dario Argento's horror classic "Suspiria."

And on the back of recent news that the film was financed, and moving towards a shoot in September, it looks like the director has his lead. Back in the day, the project was intended to star Natalie Portman, but between her Oscar victory for the similarly-themed "Black Swan" and her new motherhood, the actress fell out of the film, but according to Variety, she's being replaced by an actress half her age: namely 15-year-old Isabelle Fuhrman.

The actress broke out with an astonishing performance as the title role in the batshit-crazy future-cult-classic "Orphan," and has since cropped up in last year's indie "Salvation Boulevard," with Greg Kinnear and Pierce Brosnan, and, more notably, as one of the murderous teens in the mega-smash "The Hunger Games," in which she played Clove. The actress recently wrapped a role in M. Night Shyamalan's "After Earth," opposite Will and Jaden Smith, but this certainly marks her biggest role to date.

Assuming the remake, which Green has written with his long-time sound mixer Chris Gebart, doesn't stray too far from the source material, the actress would play Suzy Banyon, an American ballet student who transfers to a school in Italy, only to discover it's run by a group of witches. It's an interesting move for Gordon Green to cast the part so much younger (original star Jessica Harper was 28 when she took on the part), but it makes sense, and Fuhrmann has certainly proven her form in earlier work. Filming will get underway in September, so we should see this towards the tail end of 2013.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 06, 2012, 04:13:20 PM
David Gordon Green, Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch Shoot Secret 'Prince Avalanche'; A Remake Of Icelandic Film 'Either Way'
Source: Playlist

Surprise! David Gordon Green just shot a new movie on the sly, and it's one that has some unlikely origins.

Details are still being firmed up, but here's what is known thus far. The folks over at Twitch reveal that Green rounded up Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch for the film that shot last month in Austin, and is a remake of Icelandic filmmaker Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson's "Either Way" ("Á annan veg"). In that film, the story is set in the '80s and follows two highway maintenance men who work together in the barren wilderness and chronicles their evolving friendship. And we presume with the slender cast and Texas location, Green hasn't strayed too much from the source.

Variety adds that Green's film is titled "Prince Avalanche" and that's about all for details. For fans bemoaning the director's turn to the mainstream in recent years, this seems to be balanced with bigger stars on board for a smaller scale movie. No word on where or when we might see it -- filming has just wrapped -- but could this effort make it's way to the festival season this fall? We shall see.
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 07, 2012, 02:05:59 PM
Toronto 2012: Nicolas Cage to Star in David Gordon Green's 'Joe'
Worldview Entertainment is financing and producing the gritty Southern drama.
Source: THR

TORONTO -- Nicolas Cage is set to star in David Gordon Green's Joe, based on Larry Brown's novel.

New financing and production company Worldview Entertainment -- which has a major presence at this year's Toronto Film Festival -- is backing the gritty Southern drama. Gary Hawkins is adapting for the big screen.

London-based WestEnd Films is handling international sales and shopping the project to foreign buyers gathered in Toronto for the festival. CAA, which packaged and arranged financing for Joe, is handling domestic rights.

Joe tells the story of an ex-con who becomes the unlikeliest of role models to 15-year-old Gary Jones, the oldest child of a homeless family ruled by a drunk, worthless father. Together they try to find a path to redemption and the hope for a better life in the rugged, dirty world of small town Mississippi.

"When Larry Brown wrote the novel Joe, he instantly created an iconic character of contemporary Southern literature," Gordon Green said. "It is with great excitement that I've been able to work with Nicolas Cage to design an absolute and unexpected performance piece that is woven from the darkness, beauty, humor and environment of this material."
 
Added Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow: “Joe is an elevated and unapologetic drama that has great potential creatively and commercially. David and Nic are the perfect team to put this on the big screen, and we look forward to sharing in their success.”
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Post by: Pozer on September 07, 2012, 09:51:28 PM
dude this is awesome.

not enough people know the work of the late larry brown. love his story -- hard working class man from the south decides to take a crack at writing, with many efforts and failed attempt finds his success a bit late in life only to leave the world way too soon. there's a great doc about him called THE ROUGH SOUTH OF LARRY BROWN, DGG was involved with pieces of it. find it for some great great inspiration. .

love joe, it's his best. never in a million years pictured nic cage yet he's PERFECT casting.

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Post by: wilder on May 07, 2013, 03:35:42 PM
55-Minute Talk With David Gordon Green About The Future Of Film
via The Playlist

“Prince Avalanche” director David Gordon Green is considered a “genre jumper”; or at least that’s how moderator Chris Hardwick describes him during an interview with the director during Tribeca’s Future of Film series. Then again, the moniker is apropos if you take a look at Green’s oeuvre, which includes comedy (“Pineapple Express“), medieval fantasy (“Your Highness“), and serious drama (“Snow Angels“). 

In the fifty-five minute interview below Green discusses his work, up to and including “Prince Avalanche,” how the film business shapes what he does, and the various ways in which he tries to transcend genre. The most interesting discussion details why Green jumps from both the big and small screen (which he also explained here); it’s a method, he explains, that “takes the pressure off” and allows you to tell the studios where to shove it. It’s a serious juggling act that has paid off for Green, as he defies expectations and just does what he wants to do. 

Green has a laid-back manner of speaking and doesn’t take himself seriously at all. Raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Green starts things off by saying that, "where you're from informs what you're into." From there he goes on to explore and analyze the filmmaking business, and shows how a small-town boy can create the type of movies he enjoys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VELAqQT73nQ
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 14, 2013, 06:33:41 AM
Al Pacino Set For David Gordon Green’s ‘Manglehorn’; Worldview Funding
BY THE DEADLINE TEAM

Deadline’s Mike Fleming revealed on May 1 that Worldview Entertainment would finance and produce David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn with an offer going out to Al Pacino for the lead role. Pacino has now signed to play A.J. Manglehorn, an aging, ordinary guy in a small town who’s more than meets the eye. Here’s the official release on the title that’s likely to be a hot seller in Cannes:

May 14, 2013 (Cannes)—Academy Award winner Al Pacino has signed on to star in David Gordon Green’s drama, “Manglehorn,” financed and produced by Worldview Entertainment. Pacino will play the lead character of A.J. Manglehorn from a screenplay written by Paul Logan, based on an original story by Green and Logan. This is Worldview’s second collaboration with Green and his production team, following the drama, “Joe,” starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage. Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow, and COO, Molly Conners, will produce alongside Lisa Muskat and Green. Worldview’s Maria Cestone, Sarah Johnson Redlich and Hoyt David Morgan will executive produce alongside Todd Labrowski, Brad Coolidge and Melissa Coolidge for Dreambridge Films, which is making an investment in the film. Jody Hill and Danny McBride will executive produce for Rough House.

“Manglehorn” is the story of an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in the early fall in Los Angeles. London-based WestEnd Films will handle international sales and introduce the film to foreign buyers this week in Cannes while CAA, who arranged financing for the film, is repping domestic rights.

“Al Pacino is one of the greatest actors of his generation and we are thrilled to have him sign on as we head to Cannes,” said Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow.

Pacino is represented by CAA and Rick Nicita.

“Manglehorn” joins Worldview’s 2013 slate, which includes two studio co-financing deals: Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s comedy, “Birdman,” with Fox Searchlight and New Regency, starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, which is currently filming in New York City; and Daniel Espinosa’s crime thriller, “Child 44,” with Summit/Lionsgate, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman, which is set to begin filming next month in Prague.

Worldview’s 2012 slate included three films making their world premieres here in Cannes: James Gray’s period drama, “The Immigrant,” starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard and Academy Award nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, which is screening in competition and will be released by The Weinstein Company; Arnaud Desplechin’s drama, “Jimmy P.,” starring Benicio Del Toro, which is also screening in competition; and Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller, “Blood Ties,” starring Academy Award nominee Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana and Academy Award nominee James Caan.

Worldview also has several completed films, which will premiere later this year including Academy Award nominee Atom Egoyan’s crime thriller, “Devil’s Knot,” starring Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon; David Gordon Green’s drama, “Joe,” starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage; Eli Roth’s highly anticipated return to directing with the horror thriller, “The Green Inferno;” and Ti West’s horror thriller, “The Sacrament,” presented and produced by Roth.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Just Withnail on August 02, 2013, 04:15:59 AM
David Gordon Green talks about his career.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-d6fSTvgcM
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pubrick on August 02, 2013, 05:03:30 PM
David Gordon Green talks about his career.

Gimme the short version, at what point does he start smoking that plant behind him?
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: polkablues on August 02, 2013, 09:50:42 PM
I would say right around 2007.
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Post by: wilder on September 06, 2013, 05:27:32 PM
Director Harmony Korine, Holly Hunter & Chris Messina Join Al Pacino in David Gordon Green's ‘Manglehorn’
via The Playlist

"Manglehorn" is probably some kind of variation on the nickname some critics may have given to filmmaker David Gordon Green's career. Green started out an adored indie darling in the vein of Terrence Malick (who would produce Green's third feature "Undertow" based on Malick's story), but three absurdist studio comedies in a row ("Pineapple Express," "Your Highness," and "Sitter") made him harder to pin down and it confused many pundits expecting a linear, not chaotic progression.

But almost from day one Green's been saying that his models were chameleons like Gus Vant Sant (who shot still photography on "Undertow") and Steven Soderbergh (who would have produced Green's version of "A Confederacy Of Dunces” had it not fallen victim to studio politics and legalities). So you really never know what he's going to do next.

While a "classy and graceful" horror remake of "Suspriria" is still up in the air, the director has moved elsewhere with the shaggy dog existential comedy "Prince Avalanche" and the dark thriller "Joe" which screened at the Venice Film Festival just recently (read our review here).

Green's newest track seems to be grabbing big name stars and putting them to work in smaller-scale movies. Nicolas Cage starred in "Joe" and for Green's upcoming film, "Manglehorn," he's scored Al Pacino as the lead. Three more actors were announced today for what is turning out to be a super eclectic cast. They are "Spring Breakers" director and enfante terrible Harmony Korine (who did a small cameo in Chan-wook Park's "Stoker" earlier this year), Holly Hunter who is coming off a terrific run in Jane Campion's awesome mini-series "Top Of The Lake" and indie actor Chris Messina ("Greenberg"). The Korine role in the movie is perhaps not that strange. In a recent DP/30 interview (which you can see below) Green called Korine's "Gummo" one of the key influential movies that made him believe he could also direct his own stories.

Written by Green and Paul Logan (evidently a set-intern on "Prince Avalanche") all we know about "Manglehorn" is that it's about "an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life."
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Post by: polkablues on September 06, 2013, 06:05:15 PM
Quote from: The Playlist
"Manglehorn" is probably some kind of variation on the nickname some critics may have given to filmmaker David Gordon Green's career.

Haha, what?
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Pubrick on September 06, 2013, 11:32:47 PM
Playlist are a buncha haters.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: polkablues on September 06, 2013, 11:36:37 PM
That was the most manglehorned first sentence of an article I've ever read.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Just Withnail on September 11, 2013, 02:10:40 PM
DGG and Nic Cage go into great details about their process working on "Joe".

Interesting details about how DGG gets the actors to share personal stories that get woven into the film and Nic Cage coins the term "western kabuki" for his over-the-top performances and shares a fantastic anecdote about where he drew his anger from during the Bad Lieutenant-shoot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHdMS4aIe2E&feature=em-uploademail

Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Just Withnail on September 12, 2013, 02:35:53 AM
Not really any spoilers in it, you should really watch it.

DGG and Nic Cage go into great details about their process working on "Joe".

Interesting details about how DGG gets the actors to share personal stories that get woven into the film and Nic Cage coins the term "western kabuki" for his over-the-top performances and shares a fantastic anecdote about where he drew his anger from during the Bad Lieutenant-shoot.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: socketlevel on October 09, 2013, 09:59:45 AM
Saw it at tiff, i liked it though didn't love it. performances are great, though i was hoping for some oldschool DGG abstraction.
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Post by: MacGuffin on May 23, 2014, 09:04:35 PM
David Gordon Green To Direct College Football Project 'Score' Written By & Starring Don Johnson
Source: Playlist
 
While David Gordon Green has a plethora of Lost, Unmade & Abandoned Projects, that's only because the filmmaker tends to have a handful of irons in the fire at any one time, hoping one will spark into his next project. He's certainly not one willing to sit idle for too long. With "Joe" dropping in theaters this spring, the director has already lined up the Steven Soderbergh-produced comedy series "Red Oaks" over at Amazon Studios. And it seems the streaming world holds another opportunity for Green, who apparently has another gig in the works.

Speaking with Grantland, Don Johnson reveals he's written something that he'll star in, with Green behind the camera. "I’ve actually written something that David Gordon Green is attached to direct. I’m gonna do it for streaming," Johnson said. "It’s called 'Score' and it’s set in the ’80s, and it’s about the rise of big-time college football. I play this outrageous fucking coach who breaks all the rules and recruits basically criminals and everybody else and shoots the finger [extends middle finger in my direction] to the NCAA."

It's not clear if it's a series or movie, but either way, there are still a few steps to clear before this is a reality. "I wrote it in October and I wanna get it financed completely so I can go to the marketplace without layers and layers of executives and bureaucrats. In my mind if you’re not bringing something to the dance, but you’re taking a big chunk of the cash, I got no room for you," Johnson added.

So we'll see how this pans out, and we're certainly curious to know more. Either way, it looks like Green and Johnson hit it off on the set of "Eastbound & Down"—maybe "Score" will be to Don Johnson what "Joe" was to Nicolas Cage? A highlight reel for the kind of range they don't always get to show off? We shall see.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: wilder on August 28, 2014, 12:11:25 PM
Red Oaks is now playing on Amazon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv2x12lUgd8
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: jenkins on June 17, 2015, 11:31:23 AM
I don't know if there'll come a day in the future when DGG again makes a film that everyone loves. I like how he works in danger zones now. I think his movies feel like people, so I like them.

Manglehorn currently has a 46% on Rotten Tomatoes. I like how it's below fifty. That's living dangerously. I think its poster is also important, and a link to a clip from Playlist where Al punches Harmony.

(http://i.imgur.com/UcelOGZ.jpg)

http://www.indiewire.com/embed/player.jsp?videoId=0000014e-020f-d66d-a77f-d30f317a0000&width=480
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 17, 2015, 02:32:44 PM
I don't like DGG hasn't had a film since George Washington that has been as thought out and nuanced. All of films seem to ride on singular focuses, whether it's a drama noted for simple realism and one elemental character focus or a comedy trenched in absurd dynamics and also laced with a little minimal realism. I think he makes too many films too often. Joe was just a year ago when i wish he would try to flesh out his projects a little more.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: jenkins on June 17, 2015, 02:42:55 PM
It's inappropriate to use conjunctions when talking about singular focuses. Think about it.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 17, 2015, 02:45:18 PM
I understand but for a full film, it's still relatively singular and simplistic. DGG could be doing a lot more. If we're complimenting him on continually getting low ratings and doing what the fuck he wants, we're going to start complimenting Johnny Depp for making throwaway comedies in the idea he also doesn't give a fuck anymore. Joe was alright but still, too much talent to be settling all the time for middle of the road films.
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Post by: jenkins on June 17, 2015, 03:01:11 PM
Neither Joe nor Prince Avalanche are favorite movies of mine, while perhaps George Washington could be a favorite movie of mine (it's not, but it could be), but from Joe I admire the textures of southern personality that were exhibited, the masculine traits exhibited in Joe impressed me far more than Eastbound & Down, which btw is I show that gave me the addiction hunger that tv can, and Emile Hirsch in Prince Avalanche gives like the best storytelling monologue in a long time, I'm pretty sure, I know he knocks his story out of the park. People things, that's what I like, and I think DGG continues to investigate them in different forms. DGG's said before he became disillusioned with time/benefit after working on Snow Angels for so long and his efforts not mattering to the world. I don't at all think DGG's making throwaway comedies now, I didn't even know Johnny Depp is a director, and no matter what perspective you choose I just don't think it'd be right to say that DGG has ever stopped caring about people and how he portrays them.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: BB on June 17, 2015, 03:15:00 PM
...I didn't even know Johnny Depp is a director...

Are you telling me you've never seen/heard of The Brave (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118768/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2)? Seems like it'd be poised on the outskirts of your wheelhouse. You could really like it (you won't, but you could).
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Post by: jenkins on June 17, 2015, 03:39:36 PM
xx
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Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 17, 2015, 03:49:53 PM
Neither Joe nor Prince Avalanche our favorite movies of mine, while perhaps George Washington could be a favorite movie of mine (it's not, but it could be), but from Joe I admire the textures of southern personality that were exhibited, the masculine traits exhibited in Joe impressed me far more than Eastbound & Down, which btw is I show that gave me the addiction hunger that tv can, and Emile Hirsch in Prince Avalanche gives like the best storytelling monologue in a long time, I'm pretty sure, I know he knocks his story out of the park. People things, that's what I like, and I think DGG continues to investigate them in different forms. DGG's said before he became disillusioned with time/benefit after working on Snow Angels for so long and his efforts not mattering to the world. I don't at all think DGG's making throwaway comedies now, I didn't even know Johnny Depp is a director, and no matter what perspective you choose I just don't think it'd be right to say that DGG has ever stopped caring about people and how he portrays them.

1.) No, wasn't saying Depp as director. But he's star of comedies and they are tooled to fit personalities he wants to play. Like a producer tooling a film to their ideals or a star tooling a movie to fit his personality (i.e. Tom Cruise), it's not always the director who is the major guiding force.

2.) Don't think DGG doesn't care - just think what he's doing isn't very good. I'm interested to see Mangelhorn, but more for Al Pacino's performance. It reminds me of People I Know and being more of a performance memorable film than anything else.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: jenkins on June 17, 2015, 04:09:15 PM
I simply don't think that, without DGG, Pacino's performance would be tooled in Mangelhorn as it will be, and I mean that from a multi-faceted perspective.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: jenkins on June 23, 2015, 10:42:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BVGBKmA.jpg?2)

(http://i.imgur.com/IcDOx7B.jpg?1)
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 23, 2015, 11:09:11 PM
Sorry, I don't see the resemblance.
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: 03 on June 24, 2015, 08:51:42 AM
just wanted to mention that I've recently been smoking pineapple express which I didn't know was an actual strain until now
Title: Re: David Gordon Green
Post by: cronopio 2 on June 27, 2015, 12:21:54 PM
No one will call this a perfect movie and perhaps it is Minor Lazy over Humanly Imperfect sometimes, but I liked it because mystery, and/Orr sometimes there's cinematic poetry of course.