September 27, 2011 at 9:12 am #35613
Dearhearts, I’ll be having a private, intimate dinner with Lance this evening, the oscar winning screenwriter of J Edgar. Lemme know if you can think of any fun questions your dying to know, preferably not too scandalous.September 27, 2011 at 10:43 am #35614
Dearhearts, I’ll be having a private, intimate dinner with Lance this evening, the oscar winning screenwriter of J Edgar. Lemme know if you can think of any fun questions your dying to know, preferably not too scandalous.
Does he always take it bareback, or was that just a one time thing that happened to get caught on camera?
Did he have some guts with this screenplay, or is it as toothless and impotent as Milk?
On second thought, maybe those aren’t appropriate.September 27, 2011 at 11:45 am #35615
God heavens, dijya want to get me thrown out and banned from U of T proper?!
I’ll have to do some online searching so as to his onscreen work and I’m not talking about the sex tape kind eithr!September 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm #35616
This is why I never get invited anywhere nice – I can’t be trusted to behave myself.September 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm #35617
Well, that was quita night my dears. Lance was the perfect gentleman, erudite and funny. I asked him about his oscar win and what the nomination process was like and the actual act of hearing his name called and getting up to give a speech… and why we haven’t heard much about J Edgar or why it didn’t play at TIFF (Eastwood’s Hereafter did last year which GoBlue and I attended)… reason was it’s only very recently been finished. Lance & Clint were spending time only a few weeks ago in the editing room.
Not only was Lance a most beguiling individual but Sue Johansom was there. She’s now 81 and did a Sunday NIght Sex Show which I loved. She was wonderfully sweet to chat with. And did I mention I got to chat with a most gorgeous silver fox who sat on a couch chatting with me and my little lady Brianna. Was hoping for a 3-some, but he had to go off to visit his other half at a book launch. Another time, perhaps… since we did at least bump blackberries. Bestill my heart!September 28, 2011 at 12:55 am #35618
EthelCharles, you did a great interview with Lance. Am very excited about this project. He and Clint and Leonardo equate to lots of nominations come Oscar time. So you can be sure you were talking to a winner cum potential nominee for J. Edgar. Any idea who the silver fox was?September 28, 2011 at 7:11 am #35619
Thank-you my dear. I wanted to post more details about my chat. For example, we also talked about what happens when you get nominated – your told if you will you’ll be talking to about 2 billion people as if that wouldn’t be enuff to cause cardiac arrest, about Marion Cotillard’s win (there was actor in our midst that perked up at the word Oscar), about Lance at TIFF last year for a movie he directed but that hasn’t been released… but there’s something about posting specific comments in a public forum that seems a tetch devious to me so I’ll refrain from more specifics. However, I will say that Lance gave a superb speech at the honorary award he was given, was the perfect gentleman after the dinner, is very smart, that he stayed for quite awhile despite jet lag and that when he left, he made sure to go up to all that he talked to to say good bye, and even gave me a peck on the cheek as he left. By the way, the after awards dinner wasn’t quite the 12 person intimate dinner I was expecting. There was more like 30 or so who attended in a beautiful old home on the University of Toronto campus that I was told will be lived in by the president shortly. It was buffet style, so a chance to move about a few rooms… not a stuffy sit around a table two hour dinner which I was somewhat dreading.
And I do know who the silver fox is. Upon arriving home in a wine induced glory, I was madly attempting to record his name on my computer for posterity. Someone at the party indicated he was one of those dumb 40 something men who age ever so perfectly, 6ft+ gym bod muscles most clearly intact, brain cells long destroyed from party drugs. But my online search indicated he is the MBAer prex of a consulting co that partners academia with private industry. So brawn and brains it would seem and making for a rather delicious evening overall.September 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm #35620
Lance sounds like a really nice guy. You were very lucky to interview him, Ethel!October 16, 2011 at 11:08 am #35621
This will screen this week (10/17-21) so we will finally start getting some word. That WB is showing it a few weeks prior to release indicates some confidence of positive response.October 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm #35622
This will be the movie I’m hoping will suck (so to speak). Haven’t cared for many of Eastwood’s flicks. Never liked anything Dustin has written. This project looks like stodgy Oscar bait. Hope to hate it. Then again, so few movies have impressed so far this year. Maybe I should take that back.October 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm #35623
Great interview, Ethel! Sounds like a wonderful night and Lance sounds like a very lovely person.October 17, 2011 at 4:56 am #35624
I have very high hopes for this film….I think it’s leo’s oscar to lose…
Clooney already has an oscar, Dujardin can be the “X” factor, Oldman will be glad for his first nomination.
I am hoping J.Edgar gets nommed in many major categories.
Eastwood’s last few have been overlooked..
BEST SUP. ACTRESS- DENCH
BEST SUP. ACTOR- HAMMER
BEST ORIG. SCREENPLAY
BEST ART DIRECTIONOctober 17, 2011 at 6:20 am #35625
The fact that this was shown at Carmel first suggests desperation, not confidence, in my eyes. This is the most friendly possible audience for Eastwood (hell, they voted him into elective office). Obviously Warner’s was hoping to get a pro-Eastwood group to talk the film up, yet response seems extremely muted. Silence may be the kindest response they can manage…October 17, 2011 at 7:28 am #35626
Not sure what screening you are referring to Ed. Could you fill us in?
I view this film with trepidation – since the great Gran Torino, which had the feel of a final statement film, Eastwood has been chasing Oscars in two mediocre films. This might be another. But unlike directors, Eastwood is not required to have test screenings. But like any director, he would like to see it with an audience before screenings begin. He’s an 80 year old man – wanting to do this close to home doesn’t seem like a sign of desperation, just convenience.
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