Welcome to Tuesday...
RIP JAMES HORNER
Bad news yesterday as we learned that Oscar winning composer James Horner ("Titanic", "Apollo 13") was killed in an airplane crash in California. Horner's latest score is for the Jake Gyllenhaal film "Southpaw". Horner won two Oscars for score and song for "Titanic" in 1998. He was also nominated for an additional eight Oscars. His talent will be sorely missed.
Horner's IMDb page is here:
OUR BRAND MIGHT BE "OUR BRAND"
Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere reported yesterday that David Gordon Green's "Our Brand is Crisis" is in screen testing mode in L.A. Wells concludes that this means that an awards season release date is likely. He says October/November.
My feeling for a number of months is that its distributor, Warner Brothers, is likely to at least make the attempt to screen one or two of four films at Telluride. In addition to "Our Brand" (which I think might be a realistic choice), WB has Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea", Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special" and Scott Cooper's "Black Mass".
Also, playing into my "Our Brand" could be a T-ride pick, is the fact that it's produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney (check out my "Unified Clooney Theory" post later this summer).
Here's the link to the Wells' post from yesterday:
NOT REALLY THINKING THIS COULD HAPPEN...BUT...
They've been called the Three Amigos...Mexican film makers and friends Alejandro Inarritu, Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo Del Toro. Innaritu has become a veritable fixture at Telluride and Cuaron made the journey (and very successfully) in 2013 with the multiple Oscar winning "Gravity" but their amigo Del Toro hasn't made the trip to the San Juans.
We know that Cuaron won't this year as he is presiding over the Venice jury. Inarritu may or more likely may not be ready to screen his latest "The Revenant" but Del Toro's Gothic horror "Crimson Peak" should be ready as it has an October 16 release date.
Could this be the year that the third amigo makes a trek to Telluride? Admittedly the chances are small. Universal is distributing and to the best of my research ability, they haven't had a film at Telluride since 2008's "Flash of Genius".
But... don't completely rule it out as I imagine Alejandro and Alfonso have both talked up the T-ride experience.
Add to this blurb the release of character posters over the weekend for the film covered here by The Playlist:
Also "Crimson Peak's" IMDb page:
And ultimately add that I want Jessica Chastain in Telluride...
DON'T FORGET, 2015'S FIRST "TEN BETS" FOR TFF #42 IS COMING ON FRIDAY!!!
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