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Reply #195 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.


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Reply #196 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.
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Reply #197 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.


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Reply #198 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:
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Reply #199 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.


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Reply #200 on: November 10, 2006, 12:45:47 PM
pretty great read.  highly anticipating snow angels.


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Reply #201 on: November 13, 2006, 06:22:27 PM
great read, left me inspired.


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Reply #202 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!"

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Reply #203 on: November 15, 2006, 01:30:51 AM
uh, okay, thanks for sharing.
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Reply #204 on: November 15, 2006, 02:37:33 PM
maybe it's a good thing though.  sounds like you guys need a co-ette writer.


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Reply #205 on: November 15, 2006, 04:37:48 PM
Nah, I just need to channel my inner DGG.
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Reply #206 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.
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Reply #207 on: May 02, 2007, 11:16:01 AM
has anyone seen Snow Angels?

i didn't realize he had another completed film.
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Reply #208 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.”
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Reply #209 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.
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