In one week I WILL BE IN TELLURIDE!
CHANG AND VARIETY DISSECT TELLURIDE AND TORONTO (AND VENICE TOO)
Variety's Justin Chang was up yesterday with a lengthy piece that goes to great lengths to outline the current skirmish between film festivals. The article/story/post zinged around the Internet with great velocity so there's a good chance you've already seen it. If not it's linked here:
Makes for an interesting read.
NOT SO FAST "FOXCATCHER"
"Foxcatcher" trailer from YouTube and Coming Soon
Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere was commenting at his site on the same Justin Chang/Variety story reference above. In a piece called "Close Tabs" he says that he's heard " 'Foxcatcher' wasn't going to Telluride".
Now, that flies in the face of most of what we've been seeing/hearing for a long while. "Foxcatcher" has been at or near the top of this summer's "Ten Bets" but, remember, this enterprise is still mostly guesswork and deduction...so you never know.
That said, I still feel pretty good about our chances to see the Bennett Miller film next week. It was just last week that we inferred from a Deadline.com post that it was likely to make the trip to the San Juans.
Still, you can expect that "Foxcatcher" may not be in the #1 spot on tomorrow's "Ten Bets".
Here's the complete Jeff Wells story:
NEW PICS OF STEWART'S "ROSEWATER"
Director Jon Stewart on the set of "Rosewater" via The Playlist
A much anticipated potential Telluride title is this directorial debut from comedian and Daily Show host Jon Stewart. "Rosewater" tells the true story of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari and his detention in Iran in 2009. The Playlist had a couple of new photos from the film yesterday. I have reposted them above and below.
Stewart also reveals that he picked the brains of Ron Howard and J.J. Abrams in his preparation for the film. Check The Playlist story here:
NEW LOOKS AT "KILL THE MESSENGER"
Jeremy Renner in "Kill the Messenger" from Rope of Silicon
The last few days I think the blog has drawn more questions about the possibility of "Kill the Messenger" playing at Telluride than any other film. And I don't know any really useful info about the film. It could play. It could not. Its distributor, Focus Features, has occasionally played the fest but isn't a presence every year. Nevertheless, a Rope of Silicon post splashed several new photos from the film onto the web yesterday and so I pass them along here:
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