CE No problem. I felt fine. I was in a good physical and mental condition. I have the advantage of a lot of years of experience, and if I can't put it together, then I should not be doing it. You have to feel confident. If you don't, then you're going to be hesitant and defensive, and there'll be a lot of things working against you. In my career as a director, there's always been some point where you get halfway through it, or three-quarters, and you go: what is this thing all about and why am I telling the story. Does anybody really care about seeing this? At that time you have to say: OK, forget that and just go ahead. What were your first impressions, all the things you remember when you fell in love with the project? Put your head down and continue. You can never look back. I don't have that now. I had that maybe 15, 20 years ago. I'd get that moment, the reflective moment. It would come and pass real quickly but now I know it's going to be there, so I don't pay any attention to … [Read more...] about ‘I figured I’d retire gradually, just ride off into the sunset …’
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The appeal of a fully integrated MCU Deadpool is that the mutant would get to trade superhero banter with truly worthy opponents for the first time. Spider-Man, Wolverine, Thor, Captain Marvel: these are all A-list Marvel figures who would be expected to bite back. Finally, after a pair of outings in which Deadpool has often resembled a wisecracking Gulliver being tied down by pesky Lilliputians, he would have to pick on somebody his own size. It’s time for this foul-mouthed, overgrown toddler to start hanging out with the big kids … and the prospect is tantalising. … [Read more...] about Can Taika Waititi get Deadpool to grow up and join the Marvel gang?
Shane Black Like the preceding entry, this is a total pipe dream. It’s also probably a terrible idea, given how little Spielberg and Black have in common as film-makers. However, my reasoning is simple: Black has been trying to make a movie about Doc Savage – the brawny, brainy, globetrotting adventurer from the golden age of pulp magazines and a forebear to any number of pop culture heroes, foremost among them Indiana Jones – for years, to no avail. There’s no telling if Black will ever get his dream project off the ground, so he might as well put some of his ideas for it to use in an Indiana Jones movie. It’s not like he’d be totally out of his element – his work on Iron Man 3 (one of the very best Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, haters be damned) proves he can operate within the strictures of the Disney franchise machine. And besides, who wouldn’t want to see an extra-surly Indiana Jones cracking wise alongside some lovably dimwitted … [Read more...] about Cracking the whip: who should direct Indiana Jones 5 now that Spielberg is out?
The director told AFP that he had taken the decision not to attend the Césars ceremony to protect his team and “my family, my wife and my children, who have been subject to insults and affronts as part of a kind of collective responsibility that comes from another age”. … [Read more...] about Roman Polanski pulls out of César awards fearing ‘lynching’
Talk of the town: Berlinale day 7 An emotional Lars Eidinger against racism He is currently one of the most sought-after actors in Germany: Lars Eidinger. In the film "Persian Lessons" by Vadim Perelman, Eidinger portrays a brutal SS officer in a Nazi concentration camp. At the press conference ahead of the world premiere on Saturday evening, he choked up discussing today's racism: "I think our society is so poisoned when it comes to hatred and resentment." … [Read more...] about DAU: What’s behind the ‘most ambitious film project of all time’?