The world in quotes:
“We make different kinds of movies. I don’t have the technical knowledge he has. He’s got a vision, and his films are very testosterone-fueled. Mine are much more from a female point of view, and I can’t help but be autobiographical in everything I do.” Madonna tells Vanity Fair about the difference between her films and Guy Ritchie’s.
“My race is important to me, but when people were asking me who I would want to play me in a movie, I wasn’t saying Jet Li or Chow Yun Fat. I was saying Topher Grace.” Jeff Ma, inspiration for Jim Sturgess’s character in “21,” on being de-Asianed in the film, to the LA Times.
“I actually think that [the script is] not a particularly controversial take. I think the controversy is coming out of the fact that we’re making the movie while he’s still in office.” Elizabeth Banks on being cast to play Laura Bush in Oliver Stone’s “W,” to Entertainment Weekly.
“I showed the film to Carter out of courtesy and he gave me – I promise you, eight pages of frame-specific notes. And they weren’t even notes from a guy who wanted his image preserved. They were more like editor notes: ‘That’s a bit boring, that could be tiresome.'” Jonathan Demme on “Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains,” to the Guardian.
“Oh God. Sorry. For being in every scene of Happy-Go-Lucky. I don’t know. I’m terrified.” Sally Hawkins talks with the Telegraph about her role in Mike Leigh’s “Happy Go Lucky.”
[Photo: Madonna’s “Filth and Wisdom,” Semtex Films/Exposure/HSI, 2008]
+ Madonnarama! (Vanity Fair)
+ Showbiz Seven: Most realistic gambling movies (LA Times)
+ Elizabeth Banks on Playing Laura Bush (Entertainment Weekly)
+ ‘I’d make George Bush watch this again and again’ (Guardian)
+ Sally Hawkins: life as Mike Leigh’s muse (Telegraph)