With an arm that was just out of a cast and a laptop that decided to give up on me a little too far before the halfway mark for comfort, the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival may have had a few too many hiccups along the way in regards to my coverage, but the Festival itself was a resounding success. And, when the news was announced yesterday that Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara has committed his services for a further three years, there was not a bad word to be said.
With the return of the Michael Powell and International Awards and two big Red Carpet Galas in the form of William Friedkin’s Killer Joe and Disney Pixar’s Brave, Fujiwara has set himself an incredibly high bar, but one that he is surely ready (and more than able) to contend with. After all, there is a reason he’s referred to as The Mighty Fujiwara.
To check out what coverage was salvageable from my now wreck of a Mac, including interviews from the Brave Red Carpet, just click here.
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Tagged 2012, 66th, brave, chris fujiwara, disney, edinburgh international film festival, eiff, film, july, killer joe, movies, pixar, the hollywood news, william friedkin
After reviewing Welcome To The Rileys for its DVD release (read more about that back on my home page), I was incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to talk with the film’s director, Jake Scott. A very candid interview, he talked about everything from why he chose Kristen to how he researched the themes present throughout and the Jeff Buckley biopic he’s got up next. Check it out over at HeyUGuys, here.
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Tagged 2012, dvd, exclusive, february, film, heyuguys, interview, jake scott, james gandolfini, jeff buckley, ken hixon, kristen stewart, melissa leo, movies, mystery white boy, welcome to the rileys
On Monday the 9th, HeyUGuys sent me to Claridge’s in London where I live-blogged the entirety of the War Horse Press Conference with Spielberg, Kennedy, Hiddleston, Irvine, Watson, Morpurgo and Curtis. It was an incredible morning and a lot of information was given in regards to the process and love Spielberg has for this project.
Click here to read the whole thing back!
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Tagged 2012, claridge's, disney, dreamworks, emily watson, film, heyuguys, january, jeremy irvine, kathy kennedy, live blog, london, michael morpurgo, richard curtis, steven spielberg, tom hiddleston, war, war horse
Please check out the transcript of the Q&A I attended last night on Shame. It was a really interesting insight into the project and the process that went with it. But be advised – it’s heavy spoiler material. Shame is out on Friday, so once you’ve seen it, check back here and read the Q&A. All you need to do is click here!
Posted in Home, Interviews, Oscar Chat & Awards Season
Tagged 2012, abi morgan, awards season, best actor, best supporting, carey mulligan, curzon mayfair, film, fox searchlight, heyuguys, january, michael fassbender, oscar race, oscars, q&a, shame, steve mcqueen