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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2005, 01:50:59 AM »
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'Time' travels with Van Sant
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Gus Van Sant is in negotiations to direct "The Time Traveler's Wife" for New Line Cinema. The studio acquired "Traveler" in 2003 for Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Grey and Nick Wechsler to produce. New Line said Grey, who took over the reins of Paramount Studios on March 1, remains attached as a producer.

Written by Audrey Niffenegger, a writer and professor of book arts in Chicago, the book is a loose retelling of "The Odyssey." The story centers on a man with a time-traveling gene that allows him to appear to his true love at different points in her life. Jeremy Leven adapted the book. Richard Brener, Cale Boyter and Magnus Kim are shepherding the project for the studio.
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2005, 07:00:31 AM »
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What the hell? That just doesn't sound right.
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2005, 12:24:35 PM »
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Sounds pretty fascinating to me.  

There's a lot of things Van Sant can play with.  I'm already picturing the possiblities.  

Decipher your woman's lies and truths, threaten pre-existing boyfriends, find out if that kiss with that girl in Panama City was REALLY that innocent, etc.  

This could be really amazing, if you think about it.

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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2005, 10:40:15 PM »
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My favorite one of all the films I've seen of his is now My Own Private Idaho. To Die For is my second favorite now.
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« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2005, 10:17:01 PM »
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cool foriegn website with trailer for Last Days here... http://www.mk2.com/last_days/site.html
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« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2005, 02:46:10 AM »
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Why not start a Last Days thread?
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« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2005, 02:54:20 AM »
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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2005, 02:43:27 PM »
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i'm working on it.  but its still a phobia.   :elitist:
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« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2005, 12:01:01 AM »
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To Die For is fucked up. I loved it.
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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2005, 11:36:28 AM »
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That Last Days website is so awesome!!!! I love it that you can see the reflection of the trees on the TV screen, even while you watch the trailer.
I've got to spread the word on this. Thanks!
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« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2005, 11:52:08 AM »
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where the hell is elephant, that's his only masterpiece


thought i'd bring this back up.  can we get this added to the poll?

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« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2005, 11:57:48 AM »
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it wasn't out when the poll was created.

and besides, i already wasted my vote on finding forrester. :salute:
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« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2006, 02:16:17 PM »
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Van Sant: a director in search of a pure cinema

CANNES, France (AFP) - Past Cannes winner Gus Van Sant is a director in search of a pure cinema, which can really show reality as he sees it.
 
Van Sant, who won the 2003 winner Palme d'Or for his film "Elephant" inspired by the Columbine High School shooting, was here for a new screening of his first film "Mala Noche" about a man in love with an illegal Mexican immigrant.

And he was casting a critical eye on the 1985 film, which is rarely shown, saying: "It looks pretty good, ... (but) when I was watching, it was kind of episodic.

"I never really noticed that before. I was watching so closely last night, because I was trying to analyze it.

"It's an older film but it's nice to be able to show it. 'Mala Noche' is sort of the first part of a trilogy, the second and third one being 'Drugstore Cowboy' and 'My Own Private Idaho.'

"Then, everything changed. 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues' broke that line up," he told AFP.

"Mala Noche" was adapted from the novel of Walt Curtis, and shot in black and white. It is to get its first public release in France in October.

The 53-year-old director has gone on to build a major career in Hollywood, with films such as the delicious 1995 black comedy "To Die For" with Nicole Kidman, or the 1997 "Good Will Hunting" starring Matt Damon, or the 1998 remake of the Hollywood classic "Pyscho."

"Cinema is sort of an interesting method of recording and playing back. What you record and what you play back can be anything: a scientific experiment, a performance like Liza Minnelli singing, and you can also use it to tell stories, explain visually a story, observe the habitat of the penguins.

"There is so many different ways to use it," Van Sant said.

He said however that he was most interested in experimental or dramatic cinema and often drew his inspiration from novels, rather than documentaries.

But "I do believe that film doesn't need previous mediums to exist. There is a pure form we haven't really got into yet."

"Pure cinema is somehow connected with something you can read in a certain kind of novel, maybe like the Russian novels, where things take a long time," he said.

"When somebody walks across the desert, it can take 15 pages. It's also emulating what I interpret as reality as I see it, a kind of reality, so that whenever we were shooting in the last three movies especially, we were trying to think about how this would actually happen.

"It was an attempt to get away from something that's movie-real, movie-consciousness," he said, adding that films tended to concentrate on the verbal and not on action.

"Maybe because the verbal can be ... absorbing, because we like to hear ourselves talk, we like to hear the human voice. We're not interested in watching ourselves walk. We don't mind watching ourselves walk, but a few steps is enough.

"But in reality, we probably walk longer than we talk."
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Re: Gus Van Sant
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2006, 02:27:51 PM »
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Filmmaker Gus Van Sant Cited for DUI

Filmmaker Gus Van Sant, whose credits include "Finding Forrester" and "Drugstore Cowboy," has been arrested here on a drunken driving charge, police said.

Sgt. Brian Schmautz, Portland Police Bureau spokesman, said Van Sant, 54, was arrested at 1:48 a.m. Thursday. A breath test showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, Schmautz said. That's more than twice the state limit, 0.08 percent.

An officer saw that the headlights on Van Sant's vehicle weren't on, Schmautz said. Van Sant, who lives in Portland, had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, smelled of alcohol and failed the sobriety tests, Schmautz said.
 
Calls to his film company seeking comment were not immediately returned.

Van Sant also directed "My Own Private Idaho" and "Good Will Hunting." Several of his films have been set in Oregon, including "Elephant," about a high-school shooting, which won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. He has been filming "Paranoid Park" in and around the city.
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