‘Up in the Air’ wins the Scripter

Posted by · 10:00 pm · February 6th, 2010

I’m currently sitting in the back of the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara for James Cameron’s Modern Master tribute and word has trickled in that Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner and Walter Kirn have won the USC Scripter prize for “Up in the Air.” This was obviously somewhat anticipated and the WGA and Oscars will likely […]

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1/4 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 7:59 am · January 4th, 2010

• Jeffrey Wells passes along an aside concerning Walter Kirn’s original ending to “Up in the Air” and a lingering thread in Jason Reitman’s film.  Frankly, I think it would have made it even better. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Sasha Stone previews tomorrow’s Scripter nominations announcement.  I’d say her predictions are spot-on. [Awards Daily] • Best […]

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INTERVIEW: Jason Reitman

Posted by · 11:17 am · September 11th, 2009

Telluride Film Festival Four days ago, Jason Reitman finalized his latest film, “Up in the Air,” by making one final song change. Two days ago he unveiled it to its first-ever first audience, his nerves shot. Today, somewhat more relaxed in the wake of a warm reception to the film, he’s sitting outside at a […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “Up in the Air” by Walter Kirn

Posted by · 9:13 am · May 21st, 2009

“Airworld” is novelist Walter Kirn’s term for the impermanent realm of regional American air travel, a sleek network of bland local airports and adjacent beige hotel rooms, linked by the plush grey trails of business-class flights. It forms the scattered but otherwise constant home to thousands of American corporate drones, and is the simultaneously alien […]

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