• New York City, NY (05/15/09).
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Brad Pitt Selects More Architects 4 “Make It Right”
Architects from eight firms, ranging from a young New Orleans collective to world-renowned Gehry Partners, currently are racing to finish schematic designs for Make It Right.
In mid-March the organization, founded by actor Brad Pitt to rebuild 150 houses in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina, tapped the firms to contribute additional designs to the effort. Their visions will be released June 20.
In addition to Gehry Partners, the firms include William McDonough + Partners, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Los Angeles-based Kappe Architects/Planners, the Chilean studio Elemental, and three New Orleans firms-Bild Design, buildingstudio, and Waggoner & Ball Architects. There was no official competition; rather, the architects were selected through informal recommendations from Pitt and longtime Make It Right consultants McDonough and the Los Angeles-based firm Graft.
In 2007 Pitt commissioned 13 architects, including the local firm Billes Architects and international star Shigeru Ban, to design houses for his highly publicized Make It Right project. In its composition of local, American, and overseas firms, the latest roster of architects bears similarity to the first-round selections. “Local architects know the region, they know the climate and culture of the city, they’re a step ahead,” says Make It Right executive director Tom Darden. “It’s important to mix that experience with the innovative national and international firms that may apply new design perspective to the Lower Ninth Ward.” Read more. Credit to Kenya and Hotspiral, thanks Gabriella.
Inglourious Basterds Website
The official website was updated with lots of goodies! Quotes, pictures, soundtrack and others. Be sure to check it out.
• Official Website.
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.
• Entertainment Weekly (05/08/09) (thanks to Kimber).
• NY Times (02/02/09).
New Basterds still
• Stills (thanks to Sandra).
Movies (Seven Years in Tibet) update
• On set (unknown).
• On set (Argentina).
• Soundtrack (thanks to Marie Dominique).
Inglourious Basterds premiere
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.