PAGE TO SCREEN: “Push” by Sapphire

Posted by · 12:32 pm · July 15th, 2009

As is clear from their determination to cling to the ungainly handle “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire,” the team behind the upcoming big-screen adaptation of New York poet Sapphire’s well-regarded 1996 novella are keen to acknowledge the film’s literary heritage. (And not just because a lousy February release stole their original title.) […]

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Hollywood uses the comic book rack for added buzz

Posted by · 7:12 am · February 4th, 2009

I’ve kind of been expecting a piece along these lines for quite a while now.  Every time I go into my local comic book store (guilty), I see some series lining the shelves based on either a film or television show, sometimes in form of a prequel.  I generally refrain from picking up, say, “C.S.I.” […]

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2/3 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:15 am · February 3rd, 2009

• Lionsgate picks up Sundance sensation “Push” with Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry in on the publicity push. [Variety] • Aseem Chhabra wonders why negative portrayals of India from westerners always cause people to “freak out.” [Mumbai Mirror] • “Little Miss Sunshine” producer David T. Friendly, meanwhile, smartly tells reporters sniffing around the “Slumdog” smear […]

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1/28 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:45 am · January 28th, 2009

• Trying to get in on more of that tech action, Elizabeth Snead talks to “Benjamin Button” costumer Jacqueline West. [The Envelope] • “Push” and “Cove” top the critics’ picks for the best of Sundance. [indieWIRE] • Despite a nation-wide ban on Israeli products, two brave souls screen “Waltz with Bashir” in Beirut. [The Guardian] […]

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