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9/19 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Toronto Oscar bounces, threads in ‘Drive,’ adaptng le Carre

Posted by · 8:54 am · September 19th, 2011

Anne Thompson talks “Rampart” with writer/director Oren Moverman. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Greg Ellwood ponders who got an Oscar bounce out of Toronto. [Awards Campaign]

Simon Kinnear on the clothing designs of “Drive.” [Clothes on Film]

On “Contagion” taking the number one spot at the box office last weekend, Patrick Goldstein observes, “When people are beset by anxiety, they often turn to movies that allow them a vicarious release.” [The Big Picture]

With “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” opening across the pond, Terrence Rafferty reflects on John le Carré adaptations through the years. [New York Times]

Meanwhile, William Boyd calls the novel le Carré’s “masterwork” and offers up a dense primer on the material. [The Guardian]

Paramount hangs hopes on Eddie Murphy’s Oscar gig, moves his film “A Thousand Words” to March 23. [Deadline]

[Photo: Entertainment Weekly]

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  • 1 9-19-2011 at 10:14 am

    James said...

    Glad you came across that Clothes on Film review as well. So true.

  • 2 9-19-2011 at 10:15 am

    James said...

    Particularly those last few paragraphs.

  • 3 9-19-2011 at 10:18 am

    Anita said...

    Excellent news about Albert Brooks’ Oscar bounce out of TIFF. I’d be very disappointed if his name wasn’t called nomination morning. And Robert Forester completely destroyed me everytime he was onscreen in The Descendants, so I’d have no gripes with him getting in, either. This might be the category I’ll be most excited about. A Christopher Plummer win would be most welcome.

  • 4 9-19-2011 at 11:00 am

    Joe7827 said...

    I didn’t read the whole “Contagion” article for fear of spoilers, but it didn’t start off that well. Really, “Battle LA” was a hit? And “Super 8” and “District 9” were alien invasion movies?

    By the way: happy last day, Kris!

  • 5 9-19-2011 at 2:25 pm

    Brock Landers said...

    Just saw the J. Edgar trailer. Move it to the top of the list. Looks phenomenal.

  • 6 9-19-2011 at 4:17 pm

    Andrew M said...

    Wait, Brock is it online or did you see it somewhere else?

  • 7 9-19-2011 at 4:19 pm

    Silencio said...

    A rick roll? Really?

  • 8 9-19-2011 at 4:20 pm

    Brock Landers said...

    It was on Access Hollywood. Surprisingly, they played the full thing sans annoying host voice over.

  • 9 9-19-2011 at 4:29 pm

    Andrew M said...

    Oh ok, so it should be online very soon. Glad to hear they didn’t have the voice over.

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