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« on: April 05, 2003, 03:05:51 AM »
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I think they should add Barry Sonnenfeld on the index. His movies are all really great!  :-D What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2003, 03:17:04 AM »
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Yeah, Wild Wild West is an underrated gem. And I was really disappointed that his take on 'Ali' fell through.

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2003, 03:18:46 AM »
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get shorty is great. dont know what to thinnk of his other works though.

will smith is the devil.

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2003, 03:21:04 AM »
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What.....I dont agree! Are you talking about the guy that made Men in Black 1-2, Wild Wild West and Get Shorty?. Well, i'm not a big fan!

But please explain why you like his films?

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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2003, 03:32:48 AM »
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I'm kinda guessing this post wasn't supposed to be serious...

Great cinematographer, though.

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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2003, 03:43:29 AM »
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Great cinematographer, though.


Yeah! He did Blood Simple, Miller's Crossing and Raising Arizona.  :shock:

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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2003, 04:35:09 AM »
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What.....I dont agree! Are you talking about the guy that made Men in Black 1-2, Wild Wild West and Get Shorty?. Well, i'm not a big fan!

But please explain why you like his films?


I think they're very entertaining with lot of little details, great characters and funny scenes. But for that I have to thank the screenwriter, haven't I?

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2003, 05:33:39 AM »
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I think they're very entertaining with lot of little details, great characters and funny scenes. But for that I have to thank the screenwriter, haven't I?


I like the scene in Men In Black 2 with the mini-pizzas. That's what I call a funny detail!

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2003, 11:55:56 AM »
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Yeah and that reminds me of something I'll have to post in the funniest cameo thread. The only thing I laughed at in MIB2 was the Michael Jackson cameo.

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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2003, 12:59:37 PM »
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Dick and Jane Won't Have Fun with Sonnenfeld
Source: Variety Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Six weeks away from a planned production start date, director Barry Sonnenfeld has dropped out of Columbia Pictures' Fun With Dick and Jane comedy remake starring Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz. No reason was given as to why.

The studio and producer Brian Grazer are now planning to mount production with the cast intact next March after Carrey has wrapped on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events for Paramount and DreamWorks.

"Fun" came together quickly this spring because Carrey was looking to work with Sonnenfeld and wanted to film a comedy before production started on "Lemony," which was pushed back to the end of this year after Sonnenfeld left that project as well.

Scribes Judd Apatow and Nick Stoller were tapped to pen the updated script, in which a middle-class couple turns to robbery to pay their bills, in June and handed in their draft earlier this month.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2003, 01:25:56 PM »
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Not so great to me.
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2003, 04:10:12 AM »
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Ugh, depressing topic.  I really enjoyed Get Shorty and MIB and thought that all his years working with the Coens was beginng to rub off and give us a decent Hollywood director who actually managed to make crowd pleasers that were also pretty well-made and creative.

But now?  Sweet Jesus.  I don't know if Sonnenfeld started reading his own press or what, but the guy has seriously lost his touch.  The man seems to be dropping projects like red-headed step-children and is more interested in trying to please everyone all at once rather than take chances.  Scared of a third clunker in a row anyone?  

What's next?  Who knows.  But I bet if he went back the good 'ol days of shooting porn and doing coke all day (true, believe it or not) it would probably be more respectable than the next flick.

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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2003, 01:41:28 AM »
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Yeah, I love Barry Sonnenfeld's movies... he made The Addams Family, which began my life-long crush on Christina Ricci.

Plus, he's one funny guy. Ever see him on David Letterman? You know that "An Evening With Kevin Smith" DVD? They need one with Sonnenfeld. I just want to listen to him tell all his stories. He's great.

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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2004, 01:16:48 AM »
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Sonnenfeld Directing The Heartbreak Kid
Source: Variety

Barry Sonnenfeld will direct DreamWorks' romantic comedy The Heartbreak Kid, a loosely inspired remake of the 1972 film, written by Neil Simon and directed by Elaine May.

The story is about a man who hastily weds a local girl whom he thinks is perfect - until he falls in love with another girl during the honeymoon.

The script was written by Scot Armstrong (Old School), with most recent drafts by Armstrong and Leslie Dixon (Freaky Friday).

Sonnenfeld's upcoming projects include producing and directing the comedy A New Leaf for Paramount, which stars Joan Cusack and Kevin Kline; and directing Angry White Men for Warner Bros.
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2005, 12:22:37 AM »
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Sonnenfeld loads up 'RV' for Columbia
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Barry Sonnenfeld has signed to direct the vacation comedy "RV" for Columbia Pictures. Sony-based Red Wagon is producing the Robin Williams starrer that revolves around a dysfunctional family that decides to rent an RV that is almost as dysfunctional. En route to the Colorado Rockies, the family slowly becomes involved in the campground community. The script for "RV" was written by Geoff Rodkey ("Daddy Day Care") and rewritten by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. Red Wagon's Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick are producing. Sonnenfeld's credits include the "Men in Black" movies and "Get Shorty."
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