Telluride wrapped on Monday, and the reports are still rolling in. Pick your poison: Roger Ebert (dispatch 1, dispatch 2, dispatch 3, dispatch 4); David Poland at The Hot Blog; Eugene Levy at indieWIRE (who’s also filing reports on his blog) (and also, indieWIRE, we love you, but please! the headlines! they pain us!); and Anne Thompson at the Hollywood Reporter.
If you’ll allow us to attempt to gauge the zeitgeist, it seems the big buzz films were "Walk the Line" (with Joaquin Phoenix channeling Johnny Cash, vocals and all), "Capote" (with Philip Seymour Hoffman channeling Truman Capote, affectations and all) and "Brokeback Mountain" (with Ang Lee directing Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal to make out). Also much talked about: "Edmond," which stars William H. Macy, is based on a screenplay from David Mamet, and is also apparently a little scalding; "Breakfast on Pluto," Neil Jordan directing Cillian Murphy as a flamboyant transvestite; "Paradise Now," Hany Abu-Assad‘s suicide bombers drama; "Bee Season," that Richard Gere/Juliette Binoche spelling bee/troubled family/Jewish mysticism bit; "Everything is Illuminated," Liev Schreiber‘s directorial debut and adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel; "Conversations With Other Women," with Aaron Eckhart and Helena
Bonham Carter as would-be lovers, filmed entirely in split screen; and Martin Scorcese‘s Bob Dylan doc "No Direction Home," which was made for PBS and which will air September 26-27.
+ Telluride #1: Premieres & rarities (RogerEbert.com)
+ Telluride #2: Bio-pics lay Oscar bait (RogerEbert.com)
+ Telluride #3: Mickey in the limelight (RogerEbert.com)
+ Telluride #4: A cleansing rain of films (RogerEbert.com)
+ September 6, 2005 (The Hot Button)
DISPATCH FROM TELLURIDE: Exploring 60s America in Three New Films:
"Capote," "Brokeback Mountain" and "No Direction Home" (And More From
+ Telluride: Capote, Cash, Dylan pics at fore (HR)
+ Meet the Mick – the horniest, wildest, greatest kid in town (Independent)