Monday, October 17, 2011

Shame on View/Film Festival Awards/The Artist/Foreign Film/Llewyn???

Good Monday morning everyone...fall break in a couple of days...


It hasn't been a secret that I have been a big fan of Steve McQueen's "Shame" form this year's festival.  I'm also a big fan of the performances of both Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in the film. I'd like to see them get some Oscar traction over these next few months.

Well, the pitch continued this week as we now have a trailer for the film which seems a little unbelievable that they were able to find enough non-R rated footage to put one together...but they have and it's impressive and here are multiple links to it:

From Thompson on Hollywood:


From Awards Daily:


From Rope of Silicon:

From The Playlist:


The awards for this year's Chicago International Film Festival have been announced.  Many Telluride #38 films are on that list including: "Le Havre", "The Forgiveness of Blood", "The Artist", and "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel".  Here's that story via Movie City News:

Also, "A Separation" (now apparently entitled "Nadar and Simin: A Separation") continues to impress as it was named the winner of the People's Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival.  The Hollywood Reporter provided that story:

Additionally, "The Artist" won the audience prize this weekend at The Hampton International Film Festival.  That story is her from


Speaking of "The Artist" and its continuing run of success through the fall film festival season. you can find a nifty story about its genesis and other such matters at The Playlist here:


Guy Lodge has a lengthy piece up at HitFix/Incontention about the Foreign Language Oscar race and a link there to the list of what he says now are the 63 eligible films.


And finally, word from multiple sources that The Coen Brothers have cast their title character in what is billed as an odd to 60's folk music.  The film is entitled (at least for now ) "Inside Llewyn Davis" and Oscar Issac is reportedly cast in the role.  Issac appeared most recently in "Drive" and Madonna's "W.E.

Issac's IMDb page is here:

Look at these reports for more "Llewyn Davis" details:

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