James Forester: You know, the best thing about playing? You know when you have a feeling and you don’t want to fade away, but you don’t really know how to keep it? Well, that feeling comes back when I play, like I can keep it. No. . .No talking, no disappointing anyone for three to five whole minutes.
Franny: You should try playing longer songs.
James Forester: Yeah, I should.
Jamie Randall: I used to worry a lot about who I’d be when I grew up. You know, like how much money I’d make or someday I’d become some big deal. Sometimes the thing you most want doesn’t happen. And sometimes the thing you never expect to happen, does. Like giving up my job in Chicago and everything and deciding to stay and apply to med school. I don’t know. You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.
- Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
- John Hawkes – “The Sessions”
- Hugh Jackman – “Les Miserables”
- Denzel Washington – “Flight”
- Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”
- Marion Cotillard – “Rust and Bone”
- Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Helen Mirren “Hitchcock”
- Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
- Alan Arkin – “Argo”
- Javier Bardem – “Skyfall”
- Robert De Niro – “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”
- Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
- Sally Field – “Lincoln”
- Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
- Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”
- Nicole Kidman – “The Paperboy”
- Maggie SMith “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
- “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
- “Les Miserables”
- “Silver Linings Playbook”
- “The Amazing Spider-Man”
- “The Bourne Legacy”
- “The Dark Knight Rises”
- “Les Miserables”
Mia: Hey, Joe?
Mia: I’m gonna turn the backseat into a dressing room so I can change into a proper outfit for Madame, okay?
Joe: Okay. And don’t forget the shoes.
Mia: Ahh, thanks.
Joe: Strange town, San Francisco. When I purchased the pumps, they asked if I wanted them wrapped or if I was going to wear them.
After first trailer I was excited for Anne Hathaway, but that was about it as far as Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) and his new version of Les Mis was concerned. But then last week they released a behind the scene featurette (posted below) that had interviews with the cast discussing how they recorded the music live as they were filming. They were so excited, that I became excited. Now we’ve got this poster, which is a take on the classic artwork for the musical. I can dig it.
Tom Lefroy: Your ignorance is understandable since you lack. . .What shall we call it? The history?
Jane Austen: Propriety commands me to ignorance.
Tom Lefroy: Condemns you to it and your writing to the status of female accomplishment. If you wish to practice the art of fiction, to be the equal of a masculine author, experience is vital.
Edward Zwick’s film is set to open the festival on November 4th. This could give the Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway film Love and Other Drugs just the right kind of push to get launched into the 2010 Awards Season. I’m really excited for film. It’s set to open wide on November 24th, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman is set to close the festival on November 11th. Portman is already the front-runner for Best Actress this year based on the buzz the film has already generated on the festival circuit. Black Swan is set for a limited release on December 1st.
Let’s not forget, as well, that AFI Fest has hired David Lynch as their first ever guest artistic director. I feel like I would LOVE to go to this festival. Hopefully one of you can go for me and revel in its awesomeness!
It’s set to open during Thanksgiving weekend and Anne Hathaway has already drummed up some major Oscar buzz for her performance (she was nominated in 2008 for Best Actress for Rachel Getting Married). I really love Jake Gyllenhaal and I hope this is a grown-up enough performance to get the Academy’s attention again (he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Brokeback Mountain in 2005). I also really love Oliver Platt. He seems to be showing up in little supporting roles all over the place lately. I’m so glad. If you haven’t seen it, you should see the 90s road-trip/rom-com Michael, it’s one of Platt’s best performances.