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Re: Untitled Wes Anderson Film (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#26 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:00 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:36 pm
Doesn't he sing in A Ghost Story?
Haven't seen it yet, even more puzzled as to what that thing is, exactly.

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Re: Untitled Wes Anderson Film (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#27 Post by KJones77 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:46 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:15 pm
For ease of reference, here are all the acting winners for the last six years (since "five years" may be approximate):

Casey Affleck
Mahershala Ali
Patricia Arquette
Cate Blanchett
Viola Davis
Daniel Day-Lewis
Leonardo DiCaprio
Jean Dujardin
Anne Hathaway
Allison Janney
Brie Larson
Jennifer Lawrence
Jared Leto
Matthew McConaughey
Frances McDormand
Julianne Moore
Lupita Nyong’o
Gary Oldman
Christopher Plummer
Eddie Redmayne
Sam Rockwell
Mark Rylance
JK Simmons
Octavia Spencer
Emma Stone
Meryl Streep
Alicia Vikander
Christoph Waltz

I imagine the candidate is not a recent winner, otherwise the clue would have been "A recent Oscar winner," so that may discount last years' winners at least. Some of these are obviously more likely than others
Didn't the announcement limit it to Best Actor or Actress? Thought I saw that in the article on ThePlaylist.

EDIT: Yes it did.

"Perhaps most interesting, and mysterious, of all is the information that the film will feature a recent (within the last 5 years) Academy Award-winning actor/actress in a lead role."

If she can make it work with her press schedule for Captain Marvel in March, I wouldn't be shocked if it is Brie Larson. I could see Julianne Moore, but can she sing?

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Re: Untitled Wes Anderson Film (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#28 Post by Kirkinson » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:26 pm

I read that sentence as Domino evidently did: as saying that Anderson's film features an actor in a lead role who won an Academy Award, not necessarily that it features an actor who won an Academy Award for a lead role.

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#29 Post by diamonds » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:30 pm

Anderson will reportedly be re-teaming with Mark Mothersbaugh for the first time since The Life Aquatic in 2004 to handle the songs in this film.

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Re: Untitled Wes Anderson Film (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#30 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:30 pm

Interest level now through the roof


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#32 Post by domino harvey » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:31 pm

Natalie Portman and Brad Pitt rumored to star-- amusingly Pitt fits the Oscar-winner clue and we all missed it because it was for producing 12 Years a Slave

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#33 Post by essrog » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:52 pm

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#35 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:42 am

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Natalie Portman and Brad Pitt rumored to star-- amusingly Pitt fits the Oscar-winner clue and we all missed it because it was for producing 12 Years a Slave
And The Departed

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Re: Untitled Wes Anderson Film (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#36 Post by Ribs » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:18 am

Brad Pitt did not win Oscars for producing The Departed or Moonlight as he wasn’t one of the three lead producers

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#37 Post by dda1996a » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:52 am

He did win for 12 Years but I'm guessing you confused it for Moonlight

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#38 Post by diamonds » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:52 pm

According to a producer on the film, it's not a musical. Quote:
...It is not a musical ‘but a film set in France at different times [periods]. It’s a story about writers, with connections to Kansas, USA.

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#39 Post by John Shade » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:59 pm

Personally I'm very relieved and happy from this news.

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#40 Post by domino harvey » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:02 pm

Why?

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Re: Untitled Wes Anderson Film (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#41 Post by KJones77 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:07 pm

John Shade wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Personally I'm very relieved and happy from this news.
Opposite for me.

I love Anderson so I'm excited for this regardless, but an Anderson-directed musical is such an interesting idea that I wanted to see how it turned out.

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#42 Post by John Shade » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:23 pm

I think that Isle of Dogs suffered because, for lack of any better wording, the "passion" of the project wasn't entirely there. I might be overanalyzing or even making a stretch, but I'm still not convinced by Wes having much of a love for dogs, thus the characterization suffered, and then the references to Japanese cinema seemed a bit forced compared to the Ray/Renoir elements in Darjeeling or the '30s films that suffuse Grand Budapest. Wes putting his troupe in France seems almost too logical as a potential "passion" project. (Finally, and redundantly, I tend to think that a good musical requires a few good to great songs and it's always so hit or miss.) Now a Wes Anderson thriller/suspense film...

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#43 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:45 pm

Put me down as glad this isn't a musical, and even happier that Mark Mothersbaugh is back composing with Wes.

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#44 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:53 pm

Also glad this isn't a musical! Guessing perhaps there will be original music used in creative ways within the film, but that the characters won't be breaking out into song. I suppose we'll see in due time.

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Re: Untitled Wes Anderson Film (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#45 Post by Shrew » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:57 pm

I was really excited to see Anderson apply his style to a musical and for Mothersbaugh to return, but I also admit I wasn't too sure about Mothersbaugh writing a full musical's worth of songs for different voices and styles.

I wonder if this is gonna be a sort of Grand Budapest pastiche of different periods/styles of French cinema? If that's the case, we might get at least one Demy-inspired musical number, so maybe it will still kinda be a musical.


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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#47 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:12 pm

Chalamet speaks fluent French, FYI, so I imagine he'll get to put that to good use here

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#48 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:53 pm

I went from slightly bummed (don't like musicals), to relieved, now to overjoyed. At this cast, but mainly the premise of Anderson doing a newspaper movie has me super stoked.

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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2019)

#49 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:11 pm

I hope one day those of you who say you don't like musicals see and get struck by one of the many tremendous examplars of the genre and start to evolve your stance

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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2019)

#50 Post by diamonds » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:32 pm

The remainder of that quote describing the film is that it "centers on three storylines." I recall sometime after The Grand Budapest Hotel was released, Anderson said he was working on an anthology project inspired by The Gold of Naples. I wonder if The French Dispatch is what that idea has become.

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