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June 19, 2009
by admin / moneyball News Projects

Brad Pitt’s new baseball movie is hitting Phoenix in the next day or two for a couple of days of filming.

Pitt plays a baseball executive in the film “Moneyball,” an adaptation of a best-selling book.

So will Pitt be here for the filming? Probably, says the film’s publicist, Spooky Stevens.

“Yes, but it’s not written in stone,” she said.

Stevens wasn’t willing to say much about what’s happening here. She said the production doesn’t disclose locations and wants to slip in and out of town quietly to keep down crowds that might slow their work. She said most of the shooting will take place in Los Angeles but the first two days are in Phoenix.

“Moneyball” is an adaptation of the book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.” It chronicles Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s major league baseball team. The book portrays him as obsessed with unusual statistics that help find overlooked players who produce contending teams with a cheap payroll. Read more.

June 2, 2009
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I have to admit that when Michael DeLuca called me earlier this year, saying he was finally going to get “Moneyball” made into a movie, I figured he must’ve been smoking the proverbial Hollywood crack pipe.

Anyone who loves baseball has read Michael Lewis’ bestseller about how Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane almost single-handedly upended the traditional way baseball evaluates athletic talent. Beane was a prized young baseball player who ended up being picked by the New York Mets in the 1980 major league draft. To the old scouts, Beane was considered a phenom because, well, he looked like a phenom. With his slim, muscular athletic physique, he ran, threw the ball and swung the bat the way great baseball players were supposed to.

But Beane was a bust. He ended up playing only 148 games in the majors, hitting a pathetic .219. So when Beane became a talent evaluator, eventually emerging as the general manager of the Oakland A’s, he spent far more time studying arcane statistics like on-base percentage than he did worrying about whether a prospect was tall or lean or chiseled. Beane’s shrewd wheeling and dealing and his embrace of the stats-driven science of sabermetrics helped the under-financed A’s become a perennial contender in the American League West. Read more. Thanks Intothegrinder. Moneyball is set to start shooting June 11th.

May 30, 2009
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The movie will have its Los Angeles premiere @ the Graumann Chinese Theatre come August 10, 2009! Thanks Raiderfan! Info has also been added to the side calendar.

Possible Additional Scene for ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Unraveled. Words are, the added scene for “Inglourious Basterds” will come from a scene director Quentin Tarantino shot but did not assemble for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival’s version. Having reported earlier that the helmer is returning to the editing room, Anne Thompson of Variety gave more details on the particular scene.

In her recent report, the blogger claimed that the scene will be added in front of the La Louisiane sequence. She wrote, “…it comes right before the La Louisiane sequence featuring Michael Fassbender and Diane Kruger as a British soldier under cover and a German movie star who wants to help him bring down the Third Reich.” Read more.

May 27, 2009
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Scenes for the upcoming “Moneyball” movie will be shot at Oakland Coliseum sometime in July, though details are still being hammered out.

The movie, based on Michael Lewis’ book of the same name, will star Brad Pitt as General Manager Billy Beane, who was the focus of Lewis’ book chronicling the A’s unique methods for running a major league team.

Whether Pitt will be in Oakland for the filming is unknown. A’s officials haven’t received details on what scenes will be shot at the Coliseum. Several former A’s — including Scott Hatteberg, David Justice and Art Howe — will play themselves in the Columbia Pictures movie, scheduled to be released in 2011.

“They’ve done some pre-work already,” said David Rinetti, the A’s vice president of stadium operations. “They’ve taken photos so they can re-create sets of the clubhouse and Billy’s office area in the studio.”

The 1994 movie “Angels in the Outfield” had some scenes shot in the Coliseum. Parts of the stadium were painted blue to make it look like the home park of the Angels.

There won’t be many cosmetic changes needed for “Moneyball,” which covered the A’s 2002 season. The Coliseum basically looks the same as it did then. Source.

May 24, 2009
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Quentin Tarantino’s film, ‘Inglourious Basterds, which stars Brad Pitt and is due in theaters on August 21, took the award for Best Actor, for Christoph Waltz’s performance. Cannes’ top prize, the Palme d’Or, went to German director Michael Haneke’s ‘The White Ribbon.’ Source.

May 18, 2009
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Quentin Tarantino is so high on the Cannes experience that he worked at a breakneck pace to shoot and edit the 165-page epic-sized WWII drama “Inglourious Basterds” in eight months. And when the writer-director bows his film on Wednesday, he says, “I’m expecting this to be one of the high moments of my career.”
Reflecting on the pic over a hamburger at the Carlton Hotel, Tarantino said it was worth the struggle to debut his third film in competition. (Tarantino won the 1994 Palme D’Or for “Pulp Fiction” and also brought “Death Proof”).

“This is the cinematic Olympics,” Tarantino said. “What an exciting year for auteurs this year, with four Palme d’Or winners. If you’ve done a movie you’re proud of, that you might be defined by, then to me the dream is not necessarily to be there at Oscar time. That’s wonderful. But my dream is to always go to present the film at Cannes.

“There is nothing like it in cinema,” he said. “Nobody has seen your film. It’s a wet print, fresh out of the lab. The entire world film press is here, and they all see it, at one time. The greatest film critics in the world, who are still critics, and they’re all fighting and debating it. When you think back on your career, it comes down to these high moments. That level of excitement is unparalleled.”

Getting to the Croisette took discipline. The film had the same 10-week production schedule as “Pulp Fiction,” fast for a period war movie shot in Europe. Read more.

May 16, 2009
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The official website was updated with lots of goodies! Quotes, pictures, soundtrack and others. Be sure to check it out.


Official Website.

May 14, 2009
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From an interview with director Steven Soderbergh on Moneyball.

CS: So I’d guess that “Moneyball” is more serious?
Soderbergh: No, it’s gonna be funny. I think it’s gonna be dramatic, but I think it’s gonna be funnier than people expect. That’s another situation where I’m injecting a lot of real people playing the roles. Source.

May 9, 2009
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The movie will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20th. Prior to that there will be a photocall and pressconference. Brad is expected to attend. Thanks Rita and Gina.