9/17 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:48 am · September 17th, 2010

The Chateau Marmont, setting of Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere,” is ready for its close-up across the pond. [The Independent]

Jay Fernandez reports from the Washington premiere of “Waiting for Superman,” which received a “monumental stamp” when Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called it a “Rosa Parks moment.” [Hollywood Reporter]

Trent Reznor releases five tracks from his and Atticus Ross’s wonderful score for “The Social Network.” [Nullco]

Kim Masters, meanwhile, gets a few studio and campaign folks on the record, re: the film’s Oscar push. [Hollywood Reporter]

And Patrick Goldstein wants to give the film an “A” for authenticity because someone he bumped into told him so. [The Big Picture]

Dave Karger says hold your horses on Nicole Kidman being a sure thing for “Rabbit Hole.”  He thinks Aaron Eckhart was more impressive. [Oscar Watch]

John Cameron Mitchell on the film, Kidman’s face and how to share power on set. [Movieline]

Launching a new year of Oscar futures at New York Mag. [Vulture]

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  • 1 9-17-2010 at 10:27 am

    red_wine said...

    That is such balls out, candid and blunt interview that its almost shocking after the sugary shit that we are fed by the Hollywood PR machine. John Cameron Mitchell is just so forth-coming and the way he just head-on talks about everything in a matter-of-fact way shows that he is a complete Hollywood outsider. We need more like him, he’s a dude.

    Of the big directors in Hollywood only Soderberg is so frank. Fincher sounds so evasive and taciturn he almost seems retarded. And Nolan infuriates with his pseudo-cryptic babble.

  • 2 9-17-2010 at 10:35 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Mitchell is one of my favorite interviews ever (talked to him back around the Shortbus campaign). A really sharp, creative guy. I’m really happy this one seems to have hit the mark.

  • 3 9-17-2010 at 11:55 am

    Jacob S. said...

    In reference to the Patrick Goldstein thing… I had an internship over the summer in a startup and one of my colleagues went to Harvard with Zuckerberg – they were even on the same floor in their door building – and he told me that Zuckerberg was pretty paranoid and kept to himself a lot, spending a large amount of time coding away in the library on Facebook. I haven’t seen the film, but if it features hours of Jesse Eisenberg typing away in front of a computer screen ignoring everything else, then it’s accurate.