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Re: Todd Haynes
« Reply #75 on: January 21, 2016, 12:08:53 PM »
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« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2016, 03:23:46 PM »
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Half Of Todd Haynes' 'Wonderstruck' Will Be Presented As A Silent Film
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For most of his career, Todd Haynes has specialized in intimate dramas and character studies, films that might be small in scale, but ring through with large emotion. However, his next feature, "Wonderstruck" promises to be his most ambitious outing yet. While he's once again put some tremendously talented actresses in key roles — Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams — the story revolves around children, and even more, is split between two time periods. If that wasn't enough, Haynes has one more trick up his sleeve.

Based on the book by "Hugo" author Brian Selznick's the film will be set in in two different time periods, and focusing on two children — Ben in 1977, who runs away from his family in Minneapolis and heads to New York City, and the deaf Rose in 1927, who also plots an escape from her home in New Jersey to the big city, to see her favorite actress, Lillian Mayhew. And for the latter setting, Haynes will be shooting it in the style of a silent film, according to Deadline. Deaf actress Millicent Simmonds has been cast as Rose for that portion of the film, and the director will use a number of other deaf actors for this section of "Wonderstruck," to better capture Rose's perception of the world.

"Wonderstruck" is being produced by Amazon Studios.

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« Reply #77 on: August 07, 2017, 03:07:56 PM »
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Todd Haynes To Direct Documentary On The Velvet Underground, Prepping Amazon Series
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Todd Haynes has had a long running interest in the world of music and the personalities that populate it. The director’s early short film “Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story” made him one to watch, he explored the ’70s glam scene with “Velvet Goldmine,” and tried to capture the enigmatic Bob Dylan with “I’m Not There.” All of these projects were cinematic visions of their subject, but now Haynes is taking a more straight-ahead approach to one of rock ‘n roll’s most influential acts.

The director is taking a walk on the wild side with a documentary about The Velvet Underground. The project is in pretty early stages, but Haynes says it will “rely certainly on [Andy] Warhol films but also a rich culture of experimental film, a vernacular we have lost and we don’t have, we increasingly get further removed from.” Extensive research is being planned along with interviews with the surviving members, but the absence of frontman Lou Reed, who passed away in 2013, will certainly be a big hurdle to overcome.

Meanwhile, Haynes is putting another pot on the stove, and heading back to TV with a new project at Amazon. The filmmaker would only reveal that the brewing series will “re-examine a figure who maybe we forget how radical they were in their thinking because they were so incorporated into our culture and outlook as a modern society.”

Could this be The Source Family project that was announced a couple of years back? It seems to fit, given that they promoted natural health, vegetarian diets and more in the 1970s, when those ideas were a bit more outside of the mainstream.

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Re: Todd Haynes
« Reply #78 on: January 02, 2018, 02:26:09 AM »
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« Reply #79 on: January 27, 2018, 04:25:00 PM »
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Todd Haynes To Direct And Produce ‘The Velvet Underground’ Feature Docu For Polygram, Verve
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Todd Haynes announced today that he will team with Polygram Entertainment and Verve Label Group for The Velvet Underground, a feature documentary on about one of the most influential rock bands of all time.

Haynes, along with Christine Vachon, announced the news today with a first look video at Sir Lucian Grainge’s 2018 Artist Showcase. Haynes will direct and produce the documentary which will trace multiple threads leading to the band’s formation and their impact on music and global culture.

Fresh off of Wonderstruck, The Velvet Underground marks Haynes’ first documentary project. Through drama, though, Haynes has explored such music and literary legends as Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Karen Carpenter, Jean Genet and Arthur Rimbaud.

A Killer Content and Motto Pictures Production, the film’s producers include Haynes, Vachon, Julie Goldman, Chris Clements, David Blackman for Polygram Entertainment, and executive producers Danny Bennett for Verve, and Carolyn Hepburn. The film has received the support of founding Velvet Underground member John Cale and Laurie Anderson, the artist and partner of the Velvet’s late Lou Reed.

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« Reply #80 on: May 23, 2018, 04:25:30 AM »
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Todd Haynes Will Direct A Series About Freud For Amazon Studios
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While in France, the director revealed he has yet another project in the works with Amazon Studios: a series on famous neurologist Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. Fun fact, Haynes is actually an avid reader of Freud’s work as detailed in this interview with INTO magazine. The director will likely reunite with Lachman for the project. Presumably, it’s a mini-series, but no other details were offered from the tweets several journalists wrote during Cannes.

A series on Freud would be the second collaboration with Amazon Studios, the company that released “Wonderstruck.” Haynes spoke about the series months ago, but wouldn’t reveal much. At the time he said the series would, “re-examine a figure who maybe we forget how radical they were in their thinking because they were so incorporated into our culture and outlook as a modern society” which makes more sense now that we understand he’s talking about Freud.

The Amazon series would seem to overtake at least one project in the works, a limited series based on events that really occurred in the early ’70s in L.A. based on the ‘The Source Family’ documentary that he announced in 2015.

 

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