1) Though the pair are reportedly on speaking terms again and Boyle is toying with a script, it’s unlikely that they will ever reunite to film Porno, author Irvine Welsh’s badly-received Trainspotting sequel. “I read the book and I didn't think it was as good as Trainspotting,” said McGregor in 2007. “It didn't move me like Trainspotting moved me.” … [Read more...] about Oscar nominations: Danny Boyle – Top 10 facts about the Slumdog Millionaire, Academy Award-winning director
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CE No, I don't think so, because they're just different. I wouldn't call them unbalanced because I believe that the American hierarchy, as portrayed in Flags of Our Fathers, was not portrayed in a bad way. You can see the urgency because of the war-time mentality. But by the same token, you can see the sadness in it, the mass confusion of it all. But we're not showing the story of MacArthur or any of the generals or admirals of the Pacific War. We see General Kuribayashi through the eyes of a conscriptee. I don't think there's a lack of balance there; I think that it's just different. I suppose you could have told Flags of Our Fathers from the viewpoint of a military commander, and that would have been different, but these pictures are about the common man - the common man that's required to, at an average age of 19, go abroad and do all this stuff. And I'm sure that the Japanese average was similar, if not younger. The films are meant to be about them. … [Read more...] about ‘I figured I’d retire gradually, just ride off into the sunset …’
Kathryn Bigelow Bigelow may seem like a strange choice, since she’d admirably managed to stay away from the franchise machine, but that’s also one of the reasons she’d be a good choice. With all of her sway, she would probably be allowed to do her own thing with the story and you could be sure she wouldn’t be indebted to nostalgia or fan expectations. While these days Bigelow is associated with serious drama thanks to The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty and Detroit, she’s still the director of such high-octane pulp fare as Blue Steel, Near Dark and Point Break (plus she has a history with Ford, having directed him in 2002’s K-19: The Widowmaker), and seeing her return to pure action/adventure would be a cause for celebration. … [Read more...] about Cracking the whip: who should direct Indiana Jones 5 now that Spielberg is out?
Whether Reynolds would embrace such a move remains to be seen. But there is an argument to be made that, despite the excellence of the first two films, Deadpool could do with escaping his own small corner of the Marvel sandpit and hurtling into the wider universe. While Deadpool 2 successfully introduced the likes of Cable and (briefly) the X-Force to audiences, there was a sense that these introductions really only existed as disposable comic foils for Reynolds to riff off. That, possibly, is why only lesser-known X-Men have been allowed to appear alongside Deadpool. … [Read more...] about Can Taika Waititi get Deadpool to grow up and join the Marvel gang?
Gertrude Stein was a different species of Parisian hostess altogether, professionally male-centred, keen to compete with men on their own terms. As a hostess, she was determined to showcase her own opinions for her male guests. Her lover Alice Toklas would sit aside with the wives. One woman who went to both Barney’s and Stein’s salons but had plenty going on at her own base, the bookshop Shakespeare and Company, was Sylvia Beach, who numbered among her great achievements the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Her lover was Adrienne Monnier, who also had a bookshop “of one’s own”. During the German occupation, Beach was imprisoned for refusing to dismiss a Jewish girl who worked for her. Whether in wartime or at peace, where support was not forthcoming from the male world, it was often available from other women. The shipping heiress Winifred Ellerman, who wrote under the pseudonym Bryher, gave money to writers including Djuna Barnes, Dorothy … [Read more...] about From gay conspiracy to queer chic: the artists and writers who changed the world