11/22 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:04 am · November 22nd, 2008

Tilda SwintonJeffrey Wells hangs with the “Revolutionary Road” crew in the Big Apple. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Ditto Glenn Kenny, who moderated the post-screening Q&A. [Some Came Running]

David Poland waxes on about how much he thinks “Revolutionary Road” fails, and judging by his charts, clearly hasn’t seen “Australia” yet. [Movie City News]

Steve Gaydos reports on a Rod Lurie event at UCLA for “Nothing But the Truth.” [Thompson on Hollywood]

Peter Sciretta talks to Pixar honcho John Lasseter. [/Film]

Pete Hammond thinks there’s a hex on Paramount screenings because of a couple of snafus of late, reports from a “Doubt” reception. [Notes on a Season]

Which songs will get the ole’ Oscar shove for “High School Musical 3?” [Gold Derby]

Simon Hattenstone meets with the “contradictory” Tilda Swinton. [The Guardian]

Eugene Hernandez and Peter Knegt debate the documentary shortlist. [indieWIRE]

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  • 1 11-23-2008 at 11:28 am

    lincoln said...

    Yuk! I can think of a dozen things that Dave Poland doesn’t get about Revolutionary Road that indicate he must have never touched the tome in his lifetime. To even think that it has anything but a superficial similarity to Mad Men or that Frank Wheeler should be Don Draper is idiocy. John Hamm is a great actor in the series but he wouldn’t exactly fit Frank Wheeler since he seems about 10 years too old for the character. And, yes, David, folks who are only about 30 years old can get burned out and feel trapped, too. But my major issue with Poland is that he just doesn’t get what the film is or who the characters are. He’s arbitrary and confusing as a critic and he should better spend his time reporting on the film industry and environs and leave the critic stuff to folks who know how to make better sense of what they’re looking at. Makes me want to scream at him – “Just read the book, please!!!”

  • 2 11-23-2008 at 12:34 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Exactly, Lincoln. Don Draper couldn’t really be a less appropriate character model for Frank Wheeler. Professionally, they’re at opposite ends of the scale for starters. Draper is trapped by success; Wheeler, by failure.