August 23, 2011

• x006 August 22 – Ayrshire, Scotland.

August 23, 2011

• x003 Photoshoots. Thanks also to Anu & Gabriella.
• x004 Los Angeles, CA (00/00/99). Anyone know the date?

August 23, 2011

BEVERLY HILLS, California — Terrence Malick kicks off his new film, “The Tree of Life,” with a bang. The Big Bang, actually. Over the next 138 minutes, the viewer witnesses a journey through history that ends up in a small town in Texas. Critics seem to agree that you’ll either love it or hate it.

“Terrence Malick has vision,” Brad Pitt, who stars in the film, tells The Japan Times. “He’s not about commercial concerns, he’s about stretching filmmaking to the limit.”

It’s a vision that not everyone is seeing, but those who do are impressed. The critic Roger Ebert called the film a “form of prayer” that made him “alert to the awe of existence.” The film also won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France.

Malick is famous for not giving interviews. He has directed six films since debuting with the short “Lanton Mills” in 1969. This lack of output has been attributed to his perfectionist approach to making movies. As Japan Times film critic Giovanni Fazio pointed out in last week’s review of “The Tree of Life,” this can be both a curse and a blessing.

However, Pitt stands by Malick’s perfectionism, “When Terrence makes a movie, he takes his time. He can’t be dictated to. He’ll wait just as long as he needs to start shooting.”

Read more @ BP Press. Thanks Anu.

August 22, 2011

• x026 On set: Grangemouth, Scotland (08/21/11).
• x008 On set: Glasgow, Scotland (08/20/11).

August 21, 2011

• x003 Entertainment Weekly. Thanks Lynn.

The interview/article can also be read @ BP Press for your convenience.

August 14, 2011

• x009 August 13 – Puppet Show Boat – Richmond, UK.

August 13, 2011

• x012 August 12 – Richmond, UK.
• x019 August 13 – Halfords – Isleworth, London, UK.

August 11, 2011

Brad Pitt reveals the particular challenges of turning Michael Lewis’ 2003 book Moneyball into a movie. “Listen, we’re dealing with economics, we’re dealing with [statistics-driven] sabermetrics, we’re dealing with things that are not necessarily dramatic cinematically and palatable for an audience. Even Michael Lewis said to us, ‘Sure, I’ll sell you the rights. I don’t know how you’re going to make a movie out of it…’”

Read more/discuss. Thanks Gabriella.

US premiere will be in Oakland, CA September 14th, 2011. You can win prizes and a chance to attend the premiere, go to this link. Thanks Raiderfan.

Magazine alert: Entertainment Weekly (Twilight Saga stars on cover).

• x01 Moneyball – Promo. Thanks Gabriella.

August 9, 2011

• x01 Moneyball – Promo. Thanks Gabriella.

August 9, 2011

• x015 On set: Falmouth, UK (08/08/11).