Posts Tagged ‘Agnes Varda’

The Slate: Alice in Wonderland, Montgomery Clift and Bobby Fischer

March 15, 2010

Alice in Wonderland reaps another $62 million to top Green Zone at the BO. People do not want to see movies about the Iraq War. Dancing Johnny Depp, however, is okay. (MTV)

Burt Lancaster: “He approached the script like a scientist.” Richard Burton: “You were never quite sure whether he would blow his lines or explode.” James Dean would call just to hear his voice. Brynn White on the enduring enigma of Montgomery Clift, an actor’s actor whose preference for second-tier auteurs may account for an after-life in the shadows. (Moving Image Source)

After flirting with that Heavy Metal project, David Fincher finally signs to make Pawn Sacrifice, about Bobby Fischer’s 1972 chess cold war against Boris Spassky. Will they keep in the anti-Semitism? Scripted by Steven Knight, creator of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and author of Eastern Promises. (Variety)


Trailerama: Les plages d’Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes)

January 1, 2009

Agnes Varda was making films when the rest of the nouvelle vague were trying to scrape together the budget for a cup of coffee. In what she’s calling her final film, the octogenarian auteur looks back on her life and its waterways. Hard to beat a cast that includes her late husband Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard, Harrison Ford and Chris Marker in the guise of a cartoon cat.