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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2003, 11:12:19 AM »
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I agree with you that this was true in the beginning of the film....but didn't that change for you at all towards the end? Can you say you weren't rooting for them at the end???
Just curious. :)
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2003, 10:09:51 PM »
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Wonder Boys is my favorite film by Hanson. It is sharp, focused and rewarding to share new things with each viewing.

I loved L.A. Confidential on first viewing, but then I read the book it was based on and to put it simply, very dissapointed with the movie though still liking it. Not the movie's fault, because the book is so massive and rewarding.

I realize 8 Mile was generally looked upon as a good film, but I think it is a lot more interesting than a lot of people have said or analyzed in relation to where the persona/drive of the character and human being that Eminem hides in/beneath.

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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2003, 01:00:11 PM »
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i hated LA CONFIDENTIAL. i should have mentioned that in the confessions thread. just because a movie captures a style of a certain era doesn't necessarily mean its good filmmaking. i mean it ended with the most over the top banal shoot out i have ever seen. no one in this movie was likeable or even enjoyable.


This movie fired on all cylinders. It had the perfect script, acting , pacing, and score...It was the BEST film of 97, hands down. Everybody around here raves about A Clockwork Orange, but I don't think Alex was a likeable character. Just an example.
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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2003, 01:07:28 PM »
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i hated LA CONFIDENTIAL. i should have mentioned that in the confessions thread. just because a movie captures a style of a certain era doesn't necessarily mean its good filmmaking. i mean it ended with the most over the top banal shoot out i have ever seen. no one in this movie was likeable or even enjoyable.


This movie fired on all cylinders. It had the perfect script, acting , pacing, and score...It was the BEST film of 97, hands down. Everybody around here raves about A Clockwork Orange, but I don't think Alex was a likeable character. Just an example.


Likeable characters are a dime a dozen. Complex, interesting characters (likeable or unlikeable), on the other hand...
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2003, 12:24:16 AM »
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Nicholas Meyer Penning The Crimson Petal
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Columbia Pictures has tapped The Human Stain writer Nicholas Meyer to pen the big-screen adaptation of Michel Faber's novel The Crimson Petal and the White.

The project, which is being directed by Curtis Hanson and produced by Laura Ziskin, is being developed as a starring vehicle for Kirsten Dunst, though no deal is in place.

Set in London during the 1860s, the story centers on a 19-year-old prostitute named Sugar. Her yearning for a better life begins to become a reality when she finds herself the secret mistress of a member of a powerful London family.
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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2003, 08:02:40 PM »
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a starring vehicle for Kirsten Dunst



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though no deal is in place.


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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2004, 12:54:42 AM »
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Toni Collette Slips on Shoes
Source: Variety

Toni Collette will star opposite Cameron Diaz in the Fox 2000 adaptation of the bestseller In Her Shoes, which begins shooting next month. Collette will play a straitlaced attorney who is forced to house her underemployed party girl of a sister (Diaz).

Curtis Hanson will direct the romantic comedy, which Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) adapted from Jennifer Weiner's novel. Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's Scott Free will produce the film.
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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2004, 10:11:23 PM »
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i liked wonder boys so much that i forgive him for the tradgedy that is 8 mile...LAME Lame lame.  I really need to buy wonder boys on dvd..i am looking forward to whatever he puts out next.
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2004, 10:29:40 PM »
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i forgive him for the tradgedy that is 8 mile...LAME Lame lame.  


....i liked 8 mile......its a good looking(i.e. cinematography)....film....w/ solid acting...and story....it=f iwa by a less skilled director.......umm... lets say .....
...  :idea: McG....then it would have been sh*tty.....
but wonder boys  is flat out awesome........way underrated........

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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2004, 12:35:55 AM »
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i just watched 8 MILE last night.....  that is all.
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« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2004, 01:06:20 AM »
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it's good.
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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2004, 12:15:36 AM »
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The Shoes Fit Shirley MacLaine
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Shirley MacLaine will star opposite Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette in the sibling comedy In Her Shoes. The Hollywood Reporter says the 20th Century Fox film starts shooting February 9 in Los Angeles with Curtis Hanson (8 Mile) at the helm.

The story centers on the rivalry between an irresponsible and sometimes-employed party girl (Diaz) and her older sister, an ambitious attorney (Collette). The two move in together and ultimately find a connection they never thought was there.

MacLaine will play their grandmother, with Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami) also joining the cast as the love interest of Collette's character.

The story is based on Jennifer Weiner's comic novel, which was adapted by Oscar-nominated Erin Brockovich screenwriter Susannah Grant. MacLaine next stars in Miramax's Carolina.
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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2004, 01:12:51 AM »
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this sounds boring, but i like hanson.  i just heard yesterday that they are filming this movie here in stinktown for a week or two.
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« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2004, 05:26:13 AM »
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I gotta say I admire Hansen's versatility. All his films are so different. He doesn't have any trademarks, doesn't use the same actors over & over (though I actually like when directors do that), he doesn't have a set style that is recognisable from film to film. He does a tough 'in da hood' drama and then does a Cameron Diaz comedy. I find that funny. Its good to see a director that tries his hand at literally anything.
Oh and I really like '8 Mile'. A slow, realistic urban drama yet still one of the hippest films I've seen in ages.
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« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2004, 09:43:10 PM »
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'Lucky' Strike for Bana with Warners
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Eric Bana is getting lucky with "Lucky You."

The Australian star has been cast in the lead role of Huck Cheever in the Warner Bros. Pictures project, which Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential," "8 Mile") is set to direct. Production is to begin early next year in Las Vegas.

Set in the world of high-stakes professional poker, "Lucky" is based on an original screenplay by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Eric Roth ("Forest Gump"), with additional writing by Hanson.
 
Bana most recently starred as Hector opposite Brad Pitt in Warners' "Troy." He is set to star in Steven Spielberg's chronicle of the 1972 Munich Olympics, "Vengeance."

Bana's other credits include "The Hulk" for director Ang Lee and "Black Hawk Down" for Ridley Scott. Bana was introduced to international audiences when he played the title role of Mark "Chopper" Read in the Australian feature "Chopper," which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
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