THE SECRET LIFE...
A lot of buzz emerged yesterday surrounding the trailer for Ben Stiller's "The Secret life of Walter Mitty" which I have read isn't so much a remake of the Danny Kaye classic as a re-imagining of the James Thurber story. Reportedly there's a good deal of belief that the film has some under the radar awards potential. Frankly, I don't give it much of a chance of being a selection for the Telluride Fest. It certainly doesn't have any real Telluride signatures, but you never know. "Argo" didn't really either and you know what happened there.
At any rate, here a number of links to posts with the trailer for the film. At last word the studio had taken the trailer down from YouTube so you'll want to go to one of the below to look at it:
MORE FROM TORONTO
The Toronto International Film festival announced a bunch more titles yesterday in a variety of their sections. Documentaries included work from Errol Morris and Mark Cousins who both are very likely to present their work in T-ride beforehand. In Morris' case, I expect him to run the Venice-Telluride-Toronto trifecta.
Again, I have posted a number of links to Toronto stories/posts from yesterday:
Word came yesterday that Sony Pictures Classics had acquired the rights to "Tim's Vermeer" a documentary about the attempt to discern how Vermeer achieved the kind of photo-realistic art that he achieved. The film is directed by Teller of "Penn & Teller". As SPC has nabbed it and we're still 4 weeks away from the festival, I think there's a chance that it shows. Penn Gillette, Teller's partner is a producer for the film which is good as one imagines a rather strained Q&A session after the film is presented since Teller's schtick is to remain silent. May, if it plays, Penn steps in to answer questions.
Here's the story from Thompson on Hollywood:
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