A subtitled trailer for Lars von Trier‘s new comedy "The Boss of It All" is up here (thanks, Twitch). This is the first film in which von Trier makes use of Automavision, a computer that essentially takes the place of a camera operator, deciding when to tilt, pan or zoom. It’s also the first to contain the infamous lookeys, a "game" in which one is supposed to look for visual clues that are out of context, based on systems that are unique to each film. "To decipher the system is part of the challenge," according to the site, and that, for us, puts to rest any doubt about von Trier’s misanthropy.
The advert for the fragrance â€“ which features Owen walking moodily down a glass corridor opposite the model Daria Werbowy â€“ was shot by the cult Hong Kong-based filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, the director of In the Mood for Love and 2046. Kar-Wai agreed to shoot the ad only if LancÃ´me could secure Owen, as the two of them had worked together on a BMW commercial in 2001. [Via Viv Groskop at the Telegraph]
Much later Hemingway revealed to a friend why he believed the relationship had never been consummated. "Victims of unsynchronised passion. Those times when I was out of love, the Kraut was deep in some romantic tribulation, and on those occasions when Dietrich was on the surface and swimming about with those marvellously seeking eyes, I was submerged."
At Entertainment Weekly, Clark Collis gets comments from George Clooney on that David O. Russell video: "I felt bad for Lily but I also felt a little vindicated for anyone that thought that that had anything to do with me on [Three Kings]."
Danny Boyle, the film’s director, has confirmed that Renton, Begbie, Spud and co will return to the silver screen in a follow-up to Trainspotting, revealing that he has been given the rights to the much-talked-about sequel.
Boyle has also given the clearest indication yet that the original film’s leading star, Ewan McGregor, will be reunited with fellow actors Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and co, claiming that "all the actors" have agreed to reprise their unforgettable roles.
+ Full English Language Website and Trailer For Von Trier’s The Boss of It All (Twitch)
+ The rough, the smooth (Telegraph)
+ Hemingway and Dietrich’s 30-year unrequited love (Guardian)
+ ‘Huckabees” Whacks (Entertainment Weekly)
+ Junkies reunited as sequel gets go-ahead (The Scotsman)