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    I felt like AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY had everything going for it; killer cast, stellar screenplay (R.I.P. Tracy Letts’ Oscar nomination), great below-the-line crew and producers; except for a strong director able to manage all of them and create a vision for the film!

    So if you were the producer of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and you had the same cast, crew, script, etc. lined up but you had to hire a director, who would YOU have chosen, and why?

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    MERYLMADNESS
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    Lisa Cholodenko.

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    Beau S.
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    Sam Mendes, Todd Field or Bennett Miller.

    Cholodenko isn’t a bad suggestion.

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    Actriz
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    This may sound strange but I’d go for Clint Eastwood. I don’t think it’s material he would ever touch and I don’t think family drama is anything he would go near, but he really did wonders with a “white trash”-type thing with Million Dollar Baby and he is a master of handling actors and complex screenplays. Also under the “probably wouldn’t even go near this” category would be Paul Thomas Anderson. I wish he would go back to his big, writer-driven, huge-ensemble movies rather than his big director-driven epics. While his bigger directorial films are fantastic, for me his best directing lies in his subtler directing.

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    Actriz
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    Lisa Cholodenko.

    YAAASSS GAGA YAAASSS. Gurl would’ve made it a masterpiece.

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    Asgaroth
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    James L. Brooks.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I think Alexander Payne might be able to do something interesting with it, especially after seeing what he did with Nebraska. He would have wanted some control on the script though, so it might have been a significant change.

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    Miss Frost
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    Mike Nichols most definitely.

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    BabsJohnson
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    John Waters, I would have loved to have seen what Meryl could have done in a playpen!

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    James L. Brooks.

    I don’t know about that. I’ve loved what he’s done in the past, but neither of his features since As Good As It Gets were really big critical successes, particularly How Do You Know. 

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    TomHardys
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    Steven Sodenbergh!

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    Renaton
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    William Friedkin

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    Scottferguson
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    David Fincher – look what he did with Aaron Sorkin’s dialogue in The Social Network.

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    David O. Russell HANDS DOWN. He could have worked wonders with this, as he his the poster director for dysfuctional character, dark humor dramedies.

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    Lord Daldry.

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