9/24 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Franco nearly flunks, ‘Rabbit Hole’ sets a date, no one edits Oliver Stone

Posted by · 9:25 am · September 24th, 2010

All-time greatest Oliver Stone line: “I like mirror. I wrote Scarface. Go fuck yourself.” [Vulture]

Potential Oscar nominee James Franco got a “D” in his NYU acting class. [Showbiz 411]

Read Tim Burton’s poem about Johnny Depp, circa 1991. [Cinematical]

Anne Thompson brings on a guest blogger to report on a recent screening of “The Social Network” at Harvard with an Aaron Sorkin Q&A. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Meanwhile, “The Accidental Billionaires” author Ben Mezrich thinks Mark Zuckerberg comes off pretty well in the film. (Me too.) [24 Frames]

Jeffrey Wells iPhone chats with “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

“Rabbit Hole” sets a December 17 release date. [Variety]

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  • 1 9-24-2010 at 9:39 am

    Drew said...

    Thanks for these tidbits. I laughed my ass off at that Oliver Stone story.

  • 2 9-24-2010 at 9:40 am

    red_wine said...

    Most reviewers and people are saying that Zuckerberg is an asshole in the film, a supremely unsympathetic character but they also so that despise him or not, you can’t help but admire the man, a little bit like Hitler. Eric Kohn in his magnificent review says Zuckerberg rather than getting defensive should feel a little flattered.

  • 3 9-24-2010 at 11:37 am

    Al said...

    Changing one line in an unnecessary Wall Street sequel would be as bad as somebody changing the entire tone of Tarantino’s Natural Born Killers.

  • 4 9-24-2010 at 1:21 pm

    Pete said...

    Red_wine, I assure you most people, myself included, can, in fact, help, quite easily, to admire that person you just named (you see, I can’t even force myself both words in the same sentence. I mean that honestly).

    Hyperbolic proclamations like the one above, liking the creator of a popular websote with Hitler show only thing: the person who writes them has some deeply seated issues. You could have easily picked a different figure to but chose not to. People like you should be examined.

  • 5 9-24-2010 at 1:23 pm

    Dooby said...

    Interview with Aronofsky was great, he’s very articulate and easy-going.

  • 6 9-24-2010 at 1:27 pm

    Gareth said...

    Pete: leave some comma’s for the rest of us!

  • 7 9-24-2010 at 8:19 pm

    red_wine said...

    I never compared Hitler & Zuckerberg or said they are similar (this is what I presume you took objection to). I said they share a quality that despise them or not, you have to admire them.

  • 8 9-25-2010 at 4:33 pm

    Pete said...

    Red, I really don’t think that you are as big of an idiot as you try to make yourself out to be. It’s not about comparing the two, it’s about you re-stated notion that one should admire that person you named.

    I am telling you, again, that you don’t and advise you seek help if you think otherwise.

  • 9 9-25-2010 at 4:35 pm

    Pete said...

    “Pete: leave some comma’s for the rest of us!”

    Even if it was directed at me that still made me laugh outloud. In my defense, I simply couldn’t rewrite that sentense. So yeah, correct punctuation and all…

  • 10 9-25-2010 at 11:12 pm

    red_wine said...

    I do find qualities to admire in Hitler. Many people do. You can take that or leave it.