12/6 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Truth behind ‘Speech,’ Mara on ‘Tattoo’ remake and a new breed of film director

Posted by · 8:07 am · December 6th, 2010

The real story behind ‘The King’s Speech.’ [Speakeasy]

John Lopex has exclusive video on the making of “Black Swan”‘s production of “Swan Lake.” [Little Gold Men]

How “The Long Walk” became “The Way Back.” [BBC]

Scott Feinberg sits down with “Conviction” star Hilary Swank. [ScottFeinberg.com]

Rooney Mara breaks her silence on the remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” [Inside Movies]

Anna Stewart writes up the world of casting directors. [Variety]

Nicole Sperling on how this year’s potential crop of Best Director nominees feels like a new breed. [The Envelope]

John Wells’s wonderful “The Company Men” gets pushed one more time, completely out of the season and into January 2011. [Cinema Blend]

[Photo: The Weinstein Company]

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  • 1 12-06-2010 at 8:17 am

    adam said...

    I find it weird how that Envelope article about young directors completely omits Nolan.

  • 2 12-06-2010 at 8:49 am

    Maxim said...

    There is nothing weird about Envelope not thinking of him as a serious best director contender. Last year Avatar made it in but Inception is no Avatar.

    He could still make it in this year but Nolan is hardly a shoe-in.

  • 3 12-06-2010 at 8:57 am

    adam said...

    But the article includes David O. Russell and Darren Aronofsky.

    I’d say Nolan’s chances are just as good as those two guys.

  • 4 12-06-2010 at 9:12 am

    Maxim said...

    Yeah, I’d have to agree with that point. Maybe they thought that somehow Nolan was less of a “new” breed kind of a filmmaker. I’m honestly at a loss here.

    And speaking of David O. Russell,Anne Thompson made it clear that he has no chance of being nominated. I just can’t help but wonder, what makes him so different from, say his star, and Oscar frontrunner Bale? What has he done that is sooo much worse?