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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2006, 03:59:04 AM »
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I saw Family Viewing over the summer. The ending is a great moment, I remember the whole film was very Lynchian. Besides that it was made on video, I don't remember much else. It was decent.

Lynchian?  What the fuck.  At least explain that.
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« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2006, 09:03:03 AM »
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David Lynch...ian. From what I can remember, the tone of the film was very much like Twin Peaks Firewalk with Me and a dash of Mullholland Drive. The tone. Anyhow, I remember writing it off as an experiment that doesn't entirely work.
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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2006, 12:25:32 PM »
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You're confusing titles.  You must be.
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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2006, 01:36:16 PM »
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Nope, some Bud Cort looking kid meets some chick at a elderly home, and there's some scene with a laugh track, and the end is really creepy. This is a pointless conversation, if you disagree about an opinion I have about a movie I barely remember, then argue or something, just don't deny that I have seen this or whatever you're doing.
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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2006, 02:08:32 PM »
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Argue over your distorted memory of the film?  There is a laugh track in one scene, and it's sourced from a television.  It has a happy ending.

I don't know why you posted about it in the first place, is my point.  I wanted to know what you were trying to say.

Nevermind.  I believe you've seen the movie, the sun is out, the kids are playing, all is well.
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« Reply #65 on: August 26, 2006, 02:12:37 AM »
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Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan directs Wagner

Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, renowned for award-winning movies that explore the dark sides of human behavior, is taking a turn at helming a grand opera with similar brooding features.

Egoyan, 46, the Egyptian-born son of Armenian parents who migrated to Canada, has examined incest, the horrors of war and the mysteries of fate in such deeply psychological films as "Exotica," "The Sweet Hereafter" "Felicia's Journey" and "Ararat." He will revisit some of those themes for an upcoming Canadian Opera Company production of Richard Wagner's 19th century opera "Die Walkure."

The Wagner classic, the second of the four-part epic cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen," is a complex tale in which incestuous love, the will of the gods and fate combine to advance the overall themes of the Ring Cycle.

During an interview at the Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts in Toronto, where a production of the entire Ring Cycle will open for a three-week run on September 12, Egoyan described similarities in his approach to making movies and opera.

"In my films I am very interested in subtext and what makes people act the way they do," he said. "I try and bring that detail to the way I direct the opera but also the way I stage it. The way I create visual ideas which can reinforce the psychology of the piece."

This is not Egoyan's first foray into directing opera. He began with a 1996 Canadian Opera Company production of "Salome." He directed an earlier production of "Die Walkure" -- the source of Wagner's famous "Ride of the Valkyries" -- for the company in 2004. He most recently directed the play "Eh Joe" in London's West End.

When the Toronto-based director was first presented with the opportunity to direct "Die Walkure," he was full of doubt, he said, because he could read music but at the time had no background in opera.

"It's that doubt and that fear that actually creates an excitement," he said. "And I think if you don't feel that, then maybe there's something a little bit wrong. You have to be able to rise to the material."

The director cites the central conflict in the Ring as being "the power of love versus the love of power -- that's the theme that comes up over and over again because in order to get power you have to relinquish love."

The narrative of the Ring Cycle, which was written by Wagner between 1848 and 1874, was inspired by a German tale and Norse legends.

An emphasis on the bloodlust and horror of war will be a major focus in the Egoyan production.

"Wagner was not really criticizing the war machine," Egoyan said, "and I think this production is showing quite explicitly the horrifying results of that approach where war becomes an economy unto itself."
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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #66 on: August 23, 2007, 01:35:35 AM »
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Egoyan unleashes 'Adoration'
Film to star Speedman, Blanchard
Source: Variety

TORONTO -- Atom Egoyan's next project will star Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Devon Bostick plus his wife and longtime muse, Arsinee Khanjian.

Egoyan described pic, titled "Adoration" and which begins lensing in Toronto in mid-September, as a drama that deals with teens navigating "this brave new world and how people can invent themselves, or re-invent themselves, through technology."

The script for the C$5 million ($4.7 million) feature is "fluid," just the way Egoyan said he likes it.

Executive produced by Robert Lantos, "Adoration" is produced by Egoyan and Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss, the duo who, along with Daniel Iron, produced Sarah Polley's "Away From Her."

Serendipity Point Films has worldwide distribution rights, excluding France, which ARP is handling.
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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #67 on: May 07, 2008, 07:11:03 AM »
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Sony Classics picks up 'Adoration'
Atom Egoyan film stars Blanchard, Speedman
Source: Variety
 
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up domestic and select international rights to Atom Egoyan's "Adoration."

Pic, starring Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Arsinee Khanjian and Devon Bostick, will preem in Competition at Cannes on May 22. Release plans are to platform with a bow in the fourth quarter of this year.

Foreign territories in the deal include Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, with additional rights still available through Maximum Film Intl.

Contempo drama concern a teen who creates a false Internet persona and goes in search of a family secret. Pic marks the seventh collaboration between Egoyan and producer Robert Lantos.

In addition to Egoyan and Lantos, "Adoration" producers are Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss, with Marcy Gerstein as associate producer.

Separately, Egoyan has nabbed the 2008 Dan David Prize for the arts, which carries a $1 million purse to be shared with his fellow winners, author Amos Oz and playwright Tom Stoppard. Cited for "superb modernist filmmaking that explores Armenian history and culture," Egoyan will be honored with the others on May 19 in Israel before President Shimon Peres.
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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2008, 11:35:59 AM »
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Film Review: Adoration
Bottom Line: Rewarding drama about coming to terms with personal loss.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
May 22, 2008

Atom Egoyan's remarkable new film "Adoration" is a haunting meditation on the nature of received wisdom and how it can warp individuals, damage families and even threaten society.

Shot on beautifully utilized film but employing images vividly from the Internet and mobile phones, it's an examination of the power that false ideas may have on people's imagination and beliefs when they are repeated over and over.

Featuring an exquisitely measured score for violin, cello and piano by Mychael Danna ("The Sweet Hereafter," "Little Miss Sunshine"), the film treats moviegoers as grownups and it will appeal greatly to audiences that relish articulate and insightful filmmaking.

Structured as a mystery story with shifts in time and scenes from the imagination of characters, Egoyan's intelligent script tells of a high school student named Simon who takes a unique approach to an assignment in his French language class.

Required to translate a news story about a pregnant woman who arrived in Israel with a bomb in her luggage placed there by her boyfriend, Simon imagines himself to be the resulting child with his own dead parents cast as the people involved.

Encouraged by his teacher, Sabine (Arsinee Khanjian), Simon develops the story to the point where his classmates believe his father really was a terrorist and soon it's all over the Internet to the alarm of his uncle, Tom (Scott Speedman), who has raised him since his folks were killed in a car accident.

The boy's late grandfather, Morris (Kenneth Welsh), a condescending bigot and proud of it, always made him believe his Lebanese father (Noam Jenkins) had deliberately caused the death of his adored mother (Rachel Blanchard), and Simon feels he was in some way responsible.

Tom feels accountable too and in a series of well-staged and illuminating scenes, Sabine contrives to help them recognize something closer to the truth.

Bostick, who has to carry much of the film, does so with great aplomb while Speedman and Khanjian provide rewarding portraits of people only slowly coming to terms with great personal loss.

Danna's music maintains the film's high IQ with delicacy and warmth employing wonderful soloists Yi-Jia Susanne Hou on violin, Winona Zelenka on cello, and Eve Egoyan on piano. It's destined to make a very popular soundtrack album.

Cast: Arsinee Khanjian, Scott Speedman, Devon Bostick, Rachel Blanchard, Noam Jenkins, Kenneth Walsh. Director: Atom Egoyan. Screenwriter: Atom Egoyan. Director Of Photography: Paul Sarossy. Production Designer: Phillip Barker. Costume Designer: Debra Hanson. Music: Mychael Danna. Editor: Susan Shipton. Producers: Atom Egoyan, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss. Executive Producers:
Robert Lantos, Michele Halberstadt, Laurent Petin. Sales Agent: Fortissimo Films.
U.S. Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics.
No MPAA rating, running time 100 mins.
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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2008, 01:08:07 AM »
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Atom Egoyan's next is 'Seven Wonders'
The film will continue director's interest in technology
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
NEW YORK -- Atom Egoyan has set his next project as a writer-director: "Seven Wonders," a love triangle that blends reality and fantasy.

The project centers on a woman named Pandora who, after her own relationship goes south, becomes consumed by a relationship between a commercials director and the director's boyfriend, even following the helmer as she shoots commercials at the Seven Wonders of the World.

"It's an intimate story that I think can be harnessed on a larger canvas," Egoyan said. "The Seven Wonders are an escape from our lives, places where we can believe in something larger."

Continuing Egoyan's recent interest in technology -- a topic that figures in his recent Festival de Cannes premiere "Adoration" -- the two women of "Wonders" meet online, leading to ambiguity over whether some of the interactions might be taking place only in Pandora's imagination.

Egoyan said he's piqued by modern technology because of the idea "that it's so easy to be in contact (that) relationships can get complicated and confused."

The director will produce "Wonders" through his Toronto-based shingle Ego Film Arts.

The project had been set up at Universal, but it's likely that it will move forward under an indie model. Canadian production banner the Film Farm, which produced "Adoration," could come aboard to produce "Wonders."

With its exotic locations, the budget is likely to be higher than it would be for a traditional Egoyan film. Several financing options are said to be under consideration.

"Adoration," slated for release by Sony Pictures Classics, looks at a shattered family, modern communication and an act of international terrorism that might not have happened. A release date has not yet been set by SPC.

In addition to "Wonders," Egoyan -- who was nominated for an Oscar for best director and best adapted screenplay for "The Sweet Hereafter" and exec produced Sarah Polley's 2007 directorial debut "Away From Her" -- is considering one of several projects based on others' scripts. He also is set to direct "Eh Joe" at New York's Lincoln Center this summer, based on Samuel Beckett's play.
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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #70 on: January 09, 2009, 12:26:53 AM »
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'Chloe' sets star lineup
Moore, Neeson, Seyfried join film's cast
Source: Variety

Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried are set to star in "Chloe," an Atom Egoyan-directed thriller to be fully financed by StudioCanal.

Moore will play a successful doctor who suspects her husband (Neeson) of cheating. She tests his fidelity by hiring an escort (Seyfried) to seduce him. The move creates complications that put her family in danger. Erin Cressida Wilson wrote the script.

Shooting begins Feb. 9 in Toronto.

Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock will produce through their Montecito Picture Co. banner. They have worked for four years on the project, which began when they optioned from Canal Plus the rights to remake "Nathalie," a 2003 French film that starred Gerard Depardieu and Emmanuelle Beart.

Joe Medjuck and Jeffrey Clifford are also producing, and Jason Reitman and Dan Dubiecki are exec producers.

StudioCanal will distribute in France, Germany and the U.K. and will handle worldwide sales.
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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #71 on: January 09, 2009, 12:34:48 AM »
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so it's a remake

could be good. premise sounds deliciously egoyanish. i'll see it.

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« Reply #72 on: March 03, 2009, 12:24:59 AM »
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Max Thieriot joins Atom Egoyan's 'Chloe'
Actor will play son of Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Max Thieriot has been cast in "Chloe," Atom Egoyan's remake of the French thriller "Nathalie ..." being produced by Montecito and Studio Canal.

The project centers on a married woman (Julianne Moore) who hires a prostitute (Amanda Seyfried) to find out whether her husband (Liam Neeson) is cheating on her. The prostitute, however, cons her about the nature of her husband's fidelity, a move that puts the family in jeopardy.

Thieriot plays Neeson and Moore's son.

Gersh-repped Thieriot stars in Wes Craven's upcoming horror thriller "25/8" and recently wrapped "Driving Lessons" with Dermot Mulroney and Hope Davis.

Montecito's Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock are producing. Hard C's Jason Reitman and Dan Dubiecki are executive producing along with Joe Medjuck and Jeffrey Clifford.
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« Reply #73 on: October 09, 2009, 01:42:49 AM »
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Sony seduced by 'Chloe'
Moore, Neeson starrer to be released in 2010
Source: Variety

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has picked up U.S. rights to Atom Egoyan's "Chloe," starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried.

Film bowed in a Gala slot at the Toronto Film Festival last month.

Scripted by Erin Cressida Wilson ("Secretary"), the sexually charged suspenser involves a woman who doubts her husband's fidelity and enlists a seductive girl to test him, leading to dangerous consequences.

Montecito Picture Co.'s Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Jeffrey Clifford produced.

"Chloe" was fully financed by Paris-based StudioCanal, which will distribute the film in France and in the U.K. and Germany through its wholly owned affiliates, Optimum Releasing and Kinowelt, respectively.

StudioCanal also sold territorial rights to distribs around the globe, including to E1 in Canada, Eagle in Italy, Pony Canyon in Japan, Nordisk in Scandinavia, Mars in South Korea, Gussi in Mexico and Playarte in Brazil.

"This really has been a huge title for us since we launched sales in Berlin," said StudioCanal's Harold van Lier. "We were able to see a full return on our investment via presales, which is a huge win in today's environment."

After Toronto, where it played to mixed reactions from buyers and critics, "Chloe" opened the San Sebastian Film Festival. It will also unspool at the London fest this month.

Pic's Stateside theatrical release is planned for the first half of 2010.

It's unclear which entity may handle the theatrical release. Under the SPWAG business model, an acquisition could be released through any Sony label or through a partner outside the studio.
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Re: Atom Egoyan
« Reply #74 on: March 03, 2010, 07:53:57 PM »
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'The Sweet Hereafter' is just about perfect. I can't complain one bit about this film other than I wanted it to be longer. I wish I could say more but its truly a jaw dropping cinematic experience.
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