Good Tuesday to All…
THE CAPTAIN SAILS TO NEW YORK
Yesterday’s announcement the Paul Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips” starring Tom Hanks will be the opening night film for the New York Film festival all but killed the chances that it will be part of the Telluride lineup. Had it been any other part of NYFF I’d suggest that there was still some possibility that we might see the film over Labor Day. But the opening night position is exclusive so mark it off.
There had been a good deal of increased notice about the Telluride potential for “Captain Phillips” over the last week to 10 days especially in light of mentions in some major film blogs that a Telluride spot was very possible.
Too bad, I say. I would have love to have seen the film and Tom Hanks on Colorado Ave.
Finally, this kind of thing happens every year. There are always trails this blog goes down that turn out to be false leads. Not a surprise, really. When you’re trying to ferret out a secret lineup from the outside…that’s going to occur. This situation is particularly disappointing, though, simply because I wanted it to be true very badly.
Here are a number of yesterday’s stories about the NYFF announcement:
The Hollywood Reporter:
The New York Times:
Thompson on Hollywood:
David O. Russell’s Abscam based film “American Hustle” is looming out there. No Toronto selection (though Toronto is supposed to announce another wave of films to their lineup today…coverage of it here tomorrow). “American Hustle” stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Bale. New photos of the film emerged yesterday as evidenced above. Here’s the rest of that story from The Playlist:
AND A PIECE OF TFF #39
Wired.com reports that you’ll have a shot at a piece of Oscar history as the artwork that was used by the CIA in the real life inspiration for Ben Affleck’s “Argo” will be put to auction.
Take a look at that story here:
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More on Wednesday…