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May 14, 2021 at 12:52 am #1204254530
She produced The Tragedy of Macbeth with Rudin.
And like I said – it could come up when promoting Macbeth . You made reference to Nomadland, and I said I’m not surprised it didn’t come up when awarding a film he had literally nothing to do with.
I don’t understand why you’re so determined to prove me ‘wrong’ when I already said twice I’m not saying it will definitely be an issue.
And McDormand isn’t listed as a producer for Macbeth, only Coen. Not saying she’s not as tbh I don’t know, hence why I only talked about her being in his films, but she’s not on the list.May 13, 2021 at 11:44 pm #1204254443
Frances McDormand had worked with Rudin for a very long time as well (and on The Tragedy of Macbeth).
I’m not disputing that. But being in films produced by Rudin and directing films produced by him isn’t the same thing. So I’m not surprised it didn’t come up with Nomadland. And like I said already – I’m not saying it definitely will be a factor. But it could come up.May 13, 2021 at 10:42 pm #1204254396
I don’t think the Scott Rudin factor is going to play much of a role with either The French Dispatch or The Tragedy of Macbeth. Frances McDormand and her husband have worked for many years with Scott Rudin and he was a producer on The Tragedy of Macbeth yet it’s not like the controversy hindered her or Nomadland‘s chances at winning Actress and Picture in the midst of this story. By February how much will this story be in conversation for it to be a realistic hurdle for Macbeth or The French Dispatch?
Well Rudin didn’t make Nomadland so it’s not that surprising that it didn’t come up. He did make both Macbeth and The French Dispatch.
Not saying it will definitely be a factor but we have two directors (Coen and Anderson) who have extremely long working relationships with Rudin so I can’t see them not being asked about it.May 13, 2021 at 9:43 pm #1204254346
Wes Anderson is probably the only director on this year’s slate who has both a cult following and is remarkably consistent in the reception of his films. After finally hitting big at Oscars for The Grand Budapest Hotel, it does seems like The French Dispatch is super well-placed.
It will also potentially have the Rudin factor to contend with – he was EP on the project and has produced all Anderson’s films since The Royal Tenenbaums.May 13, 2021 at 11:22 am #1204253745
Is that good or too early?
It’s early but I do think it’s strategic. To reiterate what I’ve said before (I reckoned it would be August and not July) I do think it’s strategic, and here’s why.
It’s not unheard of for movies released in summer to break through in awards season (most recently Blackkklansman, released in August, and OUATIH, released in July) and while I’m not saying this is in any way comparable to those movies, the precedent does exist.
What Amazon have done IMO by releasing it in August is given it a chance to stand out on its own. If they release this in Oct/Nov when all the big conventional awards stuff comes out it will vanish without trace. The schedule is outrageous and even some of the big movies could struggle for box office. Putting it out in August ,when the schedule is less busy, gives it space to breathe and for potentially more people to see it.
Either that or it’s terrible and they’re dumping it, but I don’t get that vibe. They held on to the distribution rights all this time – they picked it up two years before it was even made – so they must have some degree of confidence.
See also: CODA.May 13, 2021 at 11:07 am #1204253701May 13, 2021 at 9:44 am #1204253568
The trailer for The Sparks Brothers is out and it looks like a true, proper love letter from one creative to others who inspired him.
It’s not an Oscar-y documentary but could give Annette a little boost if its well received and does well (it comes out a couple weeks before Cannes). Already a lot of people in the replies planning to check it out who aren’t familiar with the band, and there is a BTS clip from Annette in the film.May 13, 2021 at 1:29 am #1204253271
Flop. Speaking of which Woman in the Window is finally released tomorrow, Adams is locked for SAG (she got in for Hillbilly) but what sort of RT score are we expecting?
Adams is not locked for SAG in the slightest. Hillbilly came out in November in a much quieter season. WITW is coming out in May and Actress is STACKED this year.May 13, 2021 at 12:25 am #1204253230
The sound mixer for the DOR film says the original script was 270 pages.May 12, 2021 at 1:02 pm #1204252484
Confirmation that Red White and Water is reshooting. (scroll down, it’s listed as ‘Untitled Soldier Project’.