The Toronto International Film Fest starts next week.
It’s blockbuster time.
Directed by the Coen brothers this has probably the most Hollywood stars. It premiered in Venice yesterday with Bard Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton in attendance.
The new Spike Lee movie. Two years ago, I went to see his 4 hour documentary “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts“. I was hoping he would give a little speech and Q&A but basically, he only said, here is my documentary, you should not take a break while watching it. Thanks.
Written & (first time) directed by Charlie Kaufman. The general release date for the film is October 24 but there seems to be no trailer yet.
Burn Miracle Synecdoche
And now something totally unrelated but unequally more important:
I’m That Chick
There are first rumors that my favourite track of E=MC, I’m That Chick, is the next Mariah single. Expect full coverage right here.
Charlie Kaufman is also in the running with his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York – which sees Philip Seymour Hoffman attempting to build a life-size model of the Big Apple.
Kung Fu Panda, an animated comedy from Dreamworks with a voice cast boasting Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu and Dustin Hoffman, will also premiere on Cannes’ famous Croisette. (source)
For all those who aren’t AP English professors, a “synecdoche,” other than a clever play on Schenectady, where some of the film takes place, is a figure of speech in which a part is used to describe the whole or the whole is used to describe a part (think “threads” for clothes, or “the law” for a police officer). It’s representative shorthand. (source)
I’m a little bit excited about the Charlie Kaufman movie mainly because I liked his screenplay for Human Nature, directed by Michel Gondry. Watch the trailer below.