11/25 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:43 am · November 25th, 2009

• “The Road” takes desolate journey from page to screen. [Wired] • Andrew O’Hehir talks “Bad Lieutenant” with Werner Herzog. [Beyond the Multiplex] • Anne Thompson says “Avatar” could debut at AICN’s Butt-Numb-A-Thon, of all places. [Thompson on Hollywood]

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Wes Anderson and friends on ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

Posted by · 3:39 pm · November 15th, 2009

“The reason Roald wrote such wonderful children’s books was that he could think like a child. Wes has that capacity too.” With this statement, at a cozy round-table interview in the dining room of bucolic Dahl homestead Gipsy House, Liccy Dahl makes clear her endorsement of Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” the auteur’s oddball adaptation […]

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REVIEW: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (***)

Posted by · 11:04 am · October 14th, 2009

London Film Festival Rather like two well-matched friends that one sets up on a failed blind date, Roald Dahl and Hollywood really ought to have got along better over the years. Taken at face value, Dahl’s rightly beloved children’s books should be a cinch to film: the concepts are high, the imagery vivid, the storytelling […]

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‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ trailer

Posted by · 4:44 pm · July 30th, 2009

Gee, they weren’t kidding when they said this is a Wes Anderson film in every respect apart from the lack of human beings. As for Anderson’s recent claim that this is “a British film … set in the UK” … well, perhaps it’s just set in the tourist district, but it looks American as apple […]

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