MUNGIU ON THE RECORD
One of the most critically well received and ultimately awarded films at last month's Cannes Film Festival was Christian Mungiu's "Beyond the Hills" (Best Screenplay and both leads tying for Best Actress). Mungiu's last film was Palme D'Or winner "4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days" which then landed in Telluride. I expect that "Hills" will be in T-ride as well.
Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson posted this interview from Cannes with the writer/director yesterday:
DJANGO UNCHAINED IS UNCHAINED
Bunch of buzz last night that a "Django Unchained" trailer will drop today. Also, last night, a "preview" from Entertainment Tonight.
Look at the "Preview" either here at Rope of Silicon:
Or The Playlist:
Now, don't get me wrong, "Django" won't play at Telluride. But it's Tarantino and will be out at Christmas and may be an awards contender...so see the "preview" if you choose.
12 YEARS A SLAVE...NEXT YEAR
News that director Steve McQueen is still casting "12 Years a Slave" from The Playlist:
The word is that filming is expected to start this month.
Now that may be a little confusing to readers of this blog who may have noticed numerous references to "12 Years" in Monday's post about Gold Derby's 2012 Oscar contenders.
Unless I'm wildly off, it won't be ready until way later than that. My guess is that McQueen is looking to Cannes next summer and that we could (and probably will) see it in Telluride for TFF #40 (2013).
ODDS AND ENDS
Paul McCartney confirmed yesterday that he will be part of the Olympics opening ceremony directed by Telluride favorite (and perpetually nice guy there) Danny Boyle. At one point the rumor was that Sir Paul would re-unite with Ringo and that George and John's sons would also appear in what would be the closest approximation of The Beatles.
I, personally, want even more...let's re-unite Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and The Stones also as a part of the ceremony!
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