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on: December 19, 2014, 12:27:52 PM
sometimes i click those goddamn link ads found at the bottom of articles that i arrived to via some person's fb link and i probs don't phone text or see that person irl btw fwiw

you know what i mean? how's your 2014? this business article by kirsten acuna at Business Insider says '15 is gonna be a blast:

2015 is going to be one of the biggest years at the box office in a long time.

Not only are we getting a new "Star Wars" movie, but we'll finally see the next "Avengers" grouping, which has been nearly three years in the making.

Those two movies alone have the potential of being billion-dollar films.

In comparison, 2014 only had one movie gross $1 billion — "Transformers: Age of Extinction."

i clicked acuna's name to see if her article is from a realm of personal interest, and -- all her articles are about movies things! maybe i should check her twitter. these are the movies she knows-guesses will be Big Deal

1. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Disney)
Dec. 18, 2015
2. 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' (Disney)
May 1, 2015
3. 'Furious 7' (Universal)
April 3, 2015
4. 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' (Lionsgate)
Nov. 20, 2015
5. 'Spectre' (Sony)
Nov. 6, 2015
6. 'Minions' (Universal)
July 10, 2015
7. 'Jurassic World' (Universal)
June 12, 2015
Why it will be huge: One name. Chris Pratt.
8. 'Mission Impossible 5' (Paramount)
Dec. 25, 2015
9. 'Terminator: Genisys' (Paramount)
July 1, 2015
10. 'Inside Out' (Pixar/Disney)
June 19, 2015
11. 'Ted 2' (Universal)
June 26, 2015
12. 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (Universal/Focus Features)
Feb. 13, 2015

fifty shades of grey being released on valentine's day is the most outrageously appropriate release day i can imagine


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Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 06:09:06 PM

the list, excluding the previously listed^:

mad max: fury road

"Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks' Cold War Thriller doesn't have a title yet, but it is supposed to hit screens in October"

the hateful eight
"Bone Tomahawk aka bearded Kurt Russell takes on some cave-dwelling cannibals in the old west."
"Midnight Special is [...] Jeff Nichols' [...] Firestarter-ish sounding story about a father taking his supernaturally powered young son on the run"

"The Good Dinosaur is Pixar movie #2 in 2015"

jupiter ascending
"Guillermo del Toro's gothic romance Crimson Peak"

"Hardcore. This one could be a total disaster as it's an action movie mostly (if not totally) told from the POV of a brought-back-from-the-dead part cyborg dude who has to rescue his wife/creator from a big bad guy"
ex machina
"Josh Trank's Fantastic Four"

the walk
"Bill Condon once again teams up with his Gods and Monsters star Ian McKellen for Mr. Holms in which Sir Ian plays an aged Sherlock Holmes who is troubled by his one unsolved case"
"Matthew Vaughn's [<-...] Kingsman [...->] crazy entertaining, more than a little wrong and just super fun"

"Jonathan Demme also has a movie coming out in 2015 and it's called Ricki and the Flash. Written by Juno's Diablo Cody, the drama stars Meryl Streep as an aging rock star. It also features Kevin Kline and the Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan. Oh, and Rick Spingfield, as you can see in the above picture. June 26th, 2015."

"Jodie Foster's Money Monster"
"The new Joe Swanberg picture is called Digging for Fire and will have its debut at Sundance in a few weeks"
[some oddly off-focus paragraph about jon favreau's jungle book ]
"Jon Favreau is also appearing in Peter Billingsley's Term Life."
"Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea looks right up my alley"
"Spike Lee has a flick coming out in 2015 called Spinning Gold. Justin Timberlake stars as Neil Bogart, co-founder of Casablanca Records."

woody allen movie
"Ridley Scott's still playing around with sci-fi and he has a flick called The Martian out this year" [<-adaptation]
knight of cups
"One of my favorite films of 2014 was Jeremy Sauliner's Blue Ruin. He's got another flick locked and loaded called Green Room"
the end of the tour
"Damien Chazelle kicked all of our asses with Whiplash and is back in the Jazz music game with his follow up La La Land about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress."
"Alejandro Amenabar's new movie also stars Emma Watson and it's called Regression. Sounds really interesting, too."
"Derek Cianfrance makes movies that make me want to slit my wrists, but in a good way. His new one is called The Light Between Oceans and it stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. It's about a couple that lives on the western coast of Australia that find an abandoned baby in a rowboat and raise it as their own. Since it's a Cianfrance movie I'm willing to bet there's some sadness wrapped up in there."
"I really dug Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners and now he's back with a new movie about the FBI and CIA trying to take down a Mexican drug cartel."
"The movie's called Selfless and it's directed by Tarsem Singh"
"Jonathan Levine is an interesting young director (Warm Bodies, 50/50, The Wackness) and he has a new one with his 50/50 star that doesn't have a title yet, but is being called the Untitled Christmas Eve Project"

"Eli Roth directed a movie called Knock Knock and it stars Keanu Reeves!"
"Arnold Schwarzenegger in a dramatic zombie movie?!? What the what?!? The movie's called Maggie"
"Stephen King's Cell was finally adapted into a movie and it'll be out this year."
"M. Night Shyamalan's [...] Fingers crossed. September 11th, 2015"
"There's a Poltergeist remake starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris that has been moving release dates, but it looks like it has finally landed smack dab in the middle of Summer 2015"
"Speaking of horror that I have little reason to expect good things from, but still hold out hope for, we have 31, which is Rob Zombie's newest movie"

insidious: chapter 3
"Vin Diesel teams up with Elijah Wood to fight witches in modern day New York. Yes, this is a real movie. The Last Witch Hunter is directed by Breck Eisner, who did a pretty damn good job on The Crazies remake and sounds just batshit crazy enough to be a fun movie. "
"The 9th Life of Louis Drax is Alexandre Aja's new flick, written by young actor Max Minghella"
"Cameron Crowe has a new movie coming out this year, too. It is currently Untitled"

magic mike xxl
"Trainwreck. Judd Apatow's new movie"
"The Vacation rebootquel (my term, not theirs)"

"Lazer Team is one of the most successfully crowdfunded movies of all time"

"Trumbo, a biopic about the famously blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo with none other than Bryan Cranston as Trumbo. Jay Roach directs"

"Joy from director David O. Russell"
"Queen of the Desert: Werner Herzog's new movie starring James Franco, Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson. It's about a female writer and adventurer named Gertrude Bell at the turn of the century. TBD, 2015."
"Icon is Stephen Frear's take on the controversial rise and fall of Lance Armstrong"
"Director Ti West switches gears from horror to a violent western revenge movie called, appropriately enough, In A Valley of Violence"
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend continues the franchise" (w/donnie yen, btw)
"Gavin Hood's had a bit of a spastic career. He made a great film called Tsotsi and then got totally bulldozed by the studio when he tried to make X-Men Origins: Wolverine and then came back with Ender's Game, which I think is actually a much better movie than many critics said it was. Now he has a movie about drone pilots called Eye In The Sky, starring Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman (!!!) and Hellen Mirren."

"Triple Nine is John Hillcoat's new movie"
"A Hologram for the King, starring Tom Hanks and Tom Skerritt. Tom Tykwer directs" [dave eggers adaptation]
"Untitled Warren Beatty Project, Beatty plays Howard Hughes in the twilight years of his life"
"Hunter's Prayer is directed by Jonathan Mostow, another good director that doesn't quite get his due. Yes, Terminator 3 is fuck-awful, but I don't lay that all on Mostow. Breakdown is one of the best action thrillers of the '90s and I have a pretty big soft spot for U-571"
"Slow West is about to debut at Sundance and it's a western starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Medelsohn"

"The Trap is Harmony Korine's followup to his hugely loved (or hated) Spring Breakers. Not much is known about this one, but it does star Jamie Foxx and Benicio del Toro and supposedly about an organized crime family in the south. TBD, 2015."

"6 Miranda Drive is a horror flick from Wolf Creek's Greg Mclean. Kevin Bacon"

"True Detective's Cary Fukunaga has a movie coming out this year called Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba about a child soldier fighting in a Civil War in an unnamed African Country."

"Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind was left unfinished and thought lost forever, but it looks like some sweet movie saviors have come in and funded a restoration of the original material and cut it together with Welles' notes. The flick starred John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Edmond O'Brien, Mercedes McCambridge and Susan Strasberg... and recognize that dude in the middle of the pic above? That's none other than Frank Marshall, who would later go on to produce most of Spielberg's movies and direct some fun stuff hisownself. Anyway, it's a big deal that this film will finally see release. Maybe someday we'll get Jerry Lewis to release The Day the Clown Cried... May 6th, 2015."


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Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 02:52:25 AM
Excluded everything that's been mentioned here, from https://www.fandor.com/keyframe/daily-most-anticipated-films-of-2015

That’s What I’m Talking About, which Linklater’s referred to in the past as a “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused (1993). “Well, I think the word ‘spiritual’ gets me off the hook,” he told Christopher McKittrick at Creative Screenwriting a few days ago. “I just shot it and wrapped it recently, and it has nothing to do with Dazed and Confused other than it would be set four years later, when one of the younger characters went off to college. It’s a party film. It’s really about the beginning of school, not the end of the school year,” so it “overlaps with the end of Boyhood.”

Another one high on my list would be Todd Haynes‘s Carol, based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price of Salt and featuring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler. From a fan page: “A young woman in her 20s, Therese (Mara) is working in a department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage.”

Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs with Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, David Strathairn and Amy Ryan. “Plot details are vague, but we do know that Bombs centers around a war photographer’s secrets, and involves a Rashomon style structure.” Also on Ashurst’s list:

Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise, featuring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss. Logline: “Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.”

Xavier Dolan‘s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, “with Kit Harrington, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon joining forces to tell the tale of an American movie star caught up in controversy when his correspondence with a child actor is revealed.”

Gaspar Noé’s Love

Martin Scorsese’s Silence, a “historical drama about two priests who are persecuted for their beliefs when they travel to Japan in the 1600s.”

Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees. “Matthew McConaughey stars in this drama about an American who plans to commit suicide in Japan’s infamous forest at the base of Mount Fuji. There he meets a local man (Ken Watanabe), and together the two contemplate life.”

Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario features Emily Blunt as “an FBI agent who goes to work for the CIA to attempt to take down a Mexican drug cartel.”

Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail Caesar! Variety‘s Leo Barraclough: “Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich and Jonah Hill star in the film set in Hollywood in the 1950s.”

David Gordon Green’s Our Brand is Crisis. “Sandra Bullock stars in the adaptation of Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary as ‘Calamity’ Jane Bodine, a retired political consultant brought in to help an unpopular Bolivian president get re-elected.”

Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups, set to premiere at the Berlinale. With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman.

Alex Ross Perry follows up this year’s tremendous Listen Up Philip with Queen of Earth, a psychological thriller.

Whether or not we’ll see Michael Haneke’s Flashmob, which brings together various characters who meet via the internet, is another matter. It was revealed last summer that he was ‘waiting in line’ for the lead actress he wanted; other than that, he’s been keeping shtum.

The BBC’s Nicholas Barber: “HBO has employed 160 lawyers to scrutinize Alex Gibney’s new documentary, but they should be finished in time for its Sundance Festival premiere in January. The reason for their caution? Gibney, who won an Oscar for Taxi to the Dark Side, has turned his attention to the Church of Scientology.” Also on Barber’s list:

The Early Years, Paolo Sorrentino's second film in English with “Michael Caine and Paul Dano as a composer and a film-maker who are on holiday in the Alps. Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel and Jane Fonda co-star.”

Thomas Vinterberg’s Thomas Hardy adaptation, Far from the Madding Crowd, with Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge and Matthias Schoenaerts.

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Umimachi Diary, adapted from Akimi Yoshida’s manga series “about four sisters sharing their late grandmother’s house.”

Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s Cemetery of Kings, which “tells of a lonesome middle-age housewife who tends a soldier with sleeping sickness and falls into a hallucination that triggers strange dreams, phantoms, and romance.”

Yorgos Lanthimos‘s The Lobster is, as Wikipedia has it, “set in a dystopian near future where lonely people are obliged to find a matching mate within a 45-day period in a hotel. If they fail, they are transformed into animals and sent off into the woods. In that setting, one man escapes and finds love, despite the rules of the City.” With Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman, Léa Seydoux and John C. Reilly.

Hou Hsiao-hsien‘s The Assassin. David Bordwell: “I venture this guess: this will be a Hou film first, and a wuxia film a distant second. It will likely be a wuxia film unlike any other.”

Andrew Bujalski‘s Results. From Sundance: “Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.”

Philippe Grandrieux’s Malgré la nuit.

Philippe Garrel’s Shadow of Women (L’ombre des femmes). From Fabien Lemercier at Cineuropa: “Written by the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière, Caroline Deruas and Arlette Langmann, the story revolves around Pierre and Manon, a couple of poverty-stricken documentary makers who are set to weather a storm of love and romance in modern-day Paris.” With Stanislas Merhar, Clotilde Courau and Lena Paugam. Olivier Père recently posted a report from the set.

Nanni Moretti’s Mia madre. Back in February, when the film was shooting in Rome, Screen Daily reported that Margherita Buy “plays a successful film director whose powerful on-set persona is at odds with her private self. On set, Buy’s character takes command. Back home, she is at the mercy of her ailing mother and taciturn adolescent son. John Turturro plays an American actor in a film she is shooting. Moretti is also in the cast in the role of the filmmaker’s brother.”
And from Edward Smith:

Terence Davies‘s Sunset Song. Posting the first images back in May, the Playlist‘s Kevin Jagernauth noted that this is “an adapation of the classic Scottish novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, centering on Chris Guthrie, a farmer’s daughter who struggles to find love amidst hardship and family dysfunction, with WWI looming in the background. Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan and Kevin Guthrie feature in the film, and if it’s half as ravishing to look at and moving as Davies’ last effort, the underrated The Deep Blue Sea, we’ll be pleased.”

Andrzej Zulawski’s Cosmos. Based on the 1965 novel by Witold Gombrowicz. With Sabine Azéma, Jean-François Balmer, Jonathan Genet, Johan Libéreau, Victória Guerra and Clémentine Pons. From the Wikipedia page on the novel: “The narrative revolves around two young men who seek the solitude of the country; their peace is disturbed when a set of random occurrences suggest to their susceptible minds a pattern with sinister meanings. The humor arises, as it often does in Gombrowicz’s work, in the extremity of paranoia and confusion exhibited by the protagonist.”

Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Treasure. From Stefan Dobroiu at Cineuropa: “Porumboiu wrote the screenplay, which follows two men as they face a series of misadventures in their quest to find a treasure.” With Toma Cuzin, Adrian Purcărescu and Corneliu Cozmei.
Arnaud Desplechin’s Three Memories of Childhood. At Cineuropa, Fabien Lemercier notes that it “revolves around Paul Dédalus, an anthropological researcher in his forties who is getting ready to go back to France. Images from his childhood start coming back to him… memories of Paris, Moscow and, above all, Roubaix.” With Mathieu Amalric and Patrick d’Assumçao.

Maren Ade‘s Toni Erdmann. Winfried (65) pays a spontaneous visit to his daughter, Ines (37), in Bucharest where she works as a consultant. But the two don’t get along. So Winfried transforms in to “Toni Erdmann”—crazy clothes, dyed hair, loud and jokey. The more the two go after each other, the closer they become. With Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn, Ingrid Burkhard and Ingrid Bisu.

Paul Verhoeven’s Elle. From Dark Horizons: “Isabelle Huppert stars in the story of a businesswoman playing a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a stalker who raped her, a crime for which she seeks revenge.”

Jia Zhangke‘s Mountains May Depart. From Variety‘s Patrick Frater: “The three-part story starts in the 1990s and involves a young couple from Shanxi Province where the young woman—to be played by Jia regular Zhao Tao—breaks his heart by marrying a rich mine owner. In the present day, the man returns to Shanxi to says his farewells and discovers his old flame divorced and estranged from her son. The final segment moves to 2025 Australia, where the son is living a meaningless existence working in a casino. The only Chinese character he is able read is ‘mother.'”

Cristi Puiu‘s Sierra Nevada. From Ioncinema‘s Eric Lavallee: “Inspired by Romanian Aurel Rau’s poem The Agathirsoi, this is about a family reunion and in the words of the filmmaker ‘a commemoration that never gets to take place… where its characters escape into fiction when overwhelmed by a grief they cannot understand.'”

Sergei Loznitsa‘s Babi Yar. Loznitsa himself, talking to Nicolas Rapold in Film Comment: “It’s about the Babi Yar massacre in 1941. I wanted to make this film in the same way I made the documentary: without any hero, with a mass of people, and just following the situation in a documentary way. To see how, slowly and gradually, people plunge into hell. Because there are already films about the Holocaust which show how it started. And nobody, or not so many people, knew how the execution of Jews started from June 1941. When Germans came into Soviet territory, they started killing Jews. And the first mass execution was in Kiev.”

Johnnie To was “shooting a musical wholly in the studio. Its source, the 2009 play Design for Living, was written by and for the timeless Sylvia Chang Ai-chia. It won success in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Mainland. In the film Sylvia is joined by Chow Yun-fat, thus reuniting the stars of To’s 1989 breakout film All About Ah-Long."

Justin Kurzel “took the festival success of his vicious, brilliant low-budget feature debut The Snowtown Murders and ran with it all the way to what has to be one of the most ambitious sophomore films in recent memory, a version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth that couldn’t be more perfectly cast with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard starring. That film seems primed for a Cannes 2015 slot.”

Lucrecia Martel’s Zama “takes place in the late 18th century,” reported Geoffrey Macnab for Screen in May. “Diego de Zama, a South-American-born functionary of the colonial government, awaits a ship that should bring a royal missive avowing his promotion and transfer: the possibility to return to where his wife and children live, whom he has not seen in several years.” With Daniel Gimenez Cacho (Y tu mama también, Bad Education).

Wim Wenders‘s Everything Will Be Fine stars James Franco as “a writer who accidentally causes the death of a child while driving and spends the next 12 years examining the effect of the tragedy on his life and that of Kate, the child’s mother.” With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams and Marie-Josée Croze.


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Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 03:08:15 AM
Andrzej Zulawski’s Cosmos. Based on the 1965 novel by Witold Gombrowicz. With Sabine Azéma, Jean-François Balmer, Jonathan Genet, Johan Libéreau, Victória Guerra and Clémentine Pons. From the Wikipedia page on the novel: “The narrative revolves around two young men who seek the solitude of the country; their peace is disturbed when a set of random occurrences suggest to their susceptible minds a pattern with sinister meanings. The humor arises, as it often does in Gombrowicz’s work, in the extremity of paranoia and confusion exhibited by the protagonist.”

Holy shit. I wasn't aware he got another movie off the ground. Can't wait for this.


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Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 04:30:37 PM
Goddammit, that's too many


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Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 04:40:55 PM
Kiss my ass 2014!
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Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 10:19:38 PM
This Russian movie Dau by Ilya Khrzhanovsky sounds insane

Start at 6:57

ROSENBERG: The film - a period piece about a mid-20th century Soviet scientist - was known simply as "Dau." Its director, Ilya Khrzhanovsky, had only one previous title to his credit. But now, supplied with a seemingly endless amount of money from various investors and four years into the production with no end in sight, Khrzhanovsky has supposedly gone mad with power, insisting that his cast and crew live full-time on an increasingly large and elaborate set, cut off from the outside world.

IDOV: It was 1 a.m. and even at 1 a.m. it was huge and it was populated. There were janitors in Soviet dress sweeping the streets. There were militia men in Soviet uniforms patrolling the perimeter, just sort of, you know, imbuing it with some sort of crazy authenticity. And you might ask when was he directing and the answer is he wasn't. That whole month the cameras weren't rolling.

ROSENBERG: In other words, most of these actors weren't actually actors at all. Or if they were they weren't acting anymore. The janitors, the barbers, those were their real jobs now. They worked and even lived on the set whether Khrzhanovsky was shooting or not. As if to prove it, he would take Michael into structures which Michael thought were just facades, but which proved to be fully functional apartment buildings, complete with 1950s refrigerators stocked with 1950s food, stamped with 1950s expiration dates.

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Reply #7 on: June 21, 2015, 07:54:35 PM
I'd perhaps call this trailer "captivating" and "alluring"


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Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 01:27:28 AM
The monumentally talented Anna Biller's new project The Love Witch is gearing up and she's posted some images from it on her site.

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THE LOVE WITCH is a film about a woman who becomes a witch in order to get love into her life. The script was originally inspired by pulp novels and cult films from the ‘60s and ‘70s. There was a lot of prurient curiosity during the sexual revolution about naked witches and their rites and orgies, as people became both curious about and afraid of women’s new sexual powers. But the main character, although a “sexy witch,” is mostly interested in the thing that has traditionally been every witch’s real specialty – love.

In much of literature love is almost presented as a woman’s form of violence, with female characters doing anything, no matter how horrible, for love. This is perhaps because love has almost always been seen as a woman’s domain, while sex has been seen as a man’s domain. The film will demonstrate that men fear love because they fear losing control of themselves and being eaten alive, especially by a female that they deeply desire. Elaine, the main character in the film, has a problem in that she “loves too much.” This is her incentive to lure men, and yet her sexuality and the intensity of her love are very destructive. Thus from the outside she will be seen as evil, but from the inside her experience is one of longing and heartbreak. Her situation is further complicated by the highly volatile men she encounters, and by other women in the film who do not understand her.

Apart from reading pulp novels I did a ton of research and reading on witchcraft, which helped me to see witchcraft as a religion and to write the character from the inside. I also saw a few films which were inspiring for both style and content, including Damiani’s La Strega In Amore, Romero’s Season Of The Witch, Pasolini’s Medea, Dreyer’s Day Of Wrath, anything by Bergman or Fassbinder, trash sex films, and films featuring sex symbols with a certain type of studied allure. What ties all of these films together is that they see a woman not just as a smaller, weaker man, but as a special creature with her own qualities.

I’ve finished most of the set and costume design for the film and made some set pieces for it, including a large Persian wool pentagram rug, an altar inscribed with magical signs, wands, renaissance costumes, spell books, paintings, etc. The film will feature robes and candles, coffee and tea, wine and cake, special dishes and goblets, jewels, rocks and gemstones, things made from wood, and symbols from the tarot. I want the objects to create a mix of the earthy and the magical, which is what witches represent to me. The film will also feature symbols of romantic love and fairy witchy symbolism, such as aromatic herbs and wildflowers, roses, a Rennaissance Faire wedding, ethereal maidens, and magical unicorns.

Her previous film Viva (2007), which she wrote, directed, starred in, and created all the costumes for is worth seeking out.


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Reply #9 on: August 06, 2015, 02:38:10 AM
she became such an immediate hero of mine it's almost otherworldly ridiculous


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Reply #10 on: August 06, 2015, 05:11:26 PM
Not saying this looks good and my gut screams no, but am pretty sure Angelina Jolie's forthcoming By the Sea is the first non-Haneke English language movie to be shot by Christian Berger, who uses the Cine Reflect Lighting System (haven't seen Disengagement (2007))