9/30 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Blind-siding Christians with ‘Secretariat,’ chatting up Gibney and Reznor, Armond strikes

Posted by · 9:02 am · September 30th, 2010

David Poland sits down with “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” director Alex Gibney. [Movie City News]

On the innovative marketing strategy of “Freakonomics.” [New York Times]

Xan Brooks and Henry Barnes talk “Made in Dagenham” director Nigel Cole and actress Rosamund Pike. [The Guardian]

Dave Karger sits down with the cast of “The Social Network” and specifically gets some thoughts from Justin Timberlake and Aaron Sorkin on Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million check. [Oscar Watch]

Speaking of which, the predictability of Armond White knows know bounds. [New York Press]

In a not-so-exclusive (really wish these guys would learn the definition of the word) interview, David Chen sits down with Trent Reznor. [/Film]

Disney targets Christians in marketing “Secretariat.”  If it worked for “The Blind Side,” etc. [Hollywood Reporter]

While S.T. Vanairsdale is pissy he hasn’t been invited to see it. [Movieline]

[Photo: Sony Pictures Classics]




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  • 1 9-30-2010 at 9:57 am

    Fitz said...

    It’s a smart strategy on Disney’s part. There aren’t many movies that cater to that audience. And I’m playing a violin for S.T. Vanairsdale right now, poor guy.

  • 2 9-30-2010 at 10:04 am

    Zack said...

    The “Secretariat” marketing thing might fall flat if one of the Religious Right groups starts making waves about how Diane Lane’s husband was in that gay gay gay movie about homosexuals who are gay. That’s definitely their style.

  • 3 9-30-2010 at 11:11 am

    Jacob S. said...

    The pay-what-you-want idea for Freakonomics is a cool one, but I think it would have worked better if they made the minimum $1 instead of $0.01. They kinda fucked up there.

  • 4 9-30-2010 at 11:37 am

    MovieMan said...

    Sounds like the marketing strategy for “Freakonomics” is more interesting and innovatively designed than the movie itself.

  • 5 9-30-2010 at 4:09 pm

    Graysmith said...

    No post for Tony Curtis?

  • 6 9-30-2010 at 5:45 pm

    Zac said...

    I’m not surprised that Armond White panned The Social Network. That said, even if I disagree with him, he states his case very well.