2/2 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:06 am · February 2nd, 2009

Martin ScorseseHow “The Wrestler” is rescuing professional wrestling. [The Independent]

Kim Voynar on spinning against the frontrunner. [Movie City News]

Michael Cieply writes up the Oscarcast as a production struggling to be exciting in the wake of an under-seen slate of nominees. [New York Times]

According to Christopher Nolan at the DGA Awards, should Heath Ledger win the Oscar, his family will accept the award on his behalf. [Entertainment Weekly]

An Italian office worker is claiming “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was based on a story she wrote 15 years ago and she’s not happy about it. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Nathaniel Rogers has a post-SAG podcast discussion with a few friends.  The topics are too many to list here, but have a listen. [The Film Experience]

Scorsese + Day-Lewis + Del Toro = Oscar in the very near future? [Variety]

10 documentaries Hollywood should make into dramatic features, including “Blessed is the Match,” similarly suggested in this space last week. [Spout Blog]

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  • 1 2-02-2009 at 6:21 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Wow, add Bernal to the Scorsese/Day-Lewis/Del Toro equation … I am SO there.

  • 2 2-02-2009 at 7:11 am

    Alex said...

    Day-Lewis and Del Toro are two acting planets. I don’t know how they can share one movie between themselves. I say kick Del Toro out…he’s a little too intense for my tastes. He’s not as artful as many of his peers.

  • 3 2-02-2009 at 8:53 am

    Bryan C. said...

    The name Scorsese alone is enough to make me all giddy, but with a cast like this, my excitement for this is just beyond words!

    And as for your concerns Alex, I think they’ll be fine together. Scorsese should know how to handle them.

  • 4 2-02-2009 at 9:02 am

    Average Joe said...

    I really do hope Silence gets going this time, it’s been a long time coming. The book is fantastic. I’m thinking Bernal would be the lead, since Del Toro and Day-Lewis are both too old to play the main character in the book.

  • 5 2-02-2009 at 9:31 am

    red_wine said...

    Which story is the Italian lady talking about? The one in Benjamin Button? Which one is that? I don’t recall any such thing as a story or any semblance of it in the film. Maybe its a case of seeing non-existent things.

  • 6 2-02-2009 at 9:59 am

    /3rtfu11 said...

    I hope Michelle Williams does go up there with them.

  • 7 2-02-2009 at 11:06 am

    Troy said...

    I was already really looking forward to that movie because of what it’s about, but Day-Lewis, Del Toro,and Bernal. Wow, getting chills just thinking about it.

  • 8 2-02-2009 at 1:04 pm

    Bryan C. said...

    I’m really hoping Bernal gets some well-deserved (and overdue) recognition for this!