Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:00 AM
Starring Lindsay Lohan, though you wouldn't know that from the trailer.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:59 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:41 PM
I kinda love the retro-ness of it. Not sure if it's worth seeing though
Agreed on both counts. And, somehow, having Lohan and Deen in the cast adds to both sides of the tally.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:59 AM
Copy/paste comments on retroness etc.
EDIT: One of the commenters on YouTube points out that the tagline for Lohan's character ("She knew she was being used for something evil") is drawn from the trailer to 1959's Suddenly, Last Summer. Which, given Lohan is starring in that Taylor biopic, is an interesting choice.
Edited by NBooth, 14 November 2012 - 09:21 AM.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:15 PM
In spite of the gossipy title, the piece is actually more interesting because of its portrait of Schrader and the circumstances that led to him directing the movie:
His last major opportunity was about a decade ago, when he was picked to direct a reboot of “The Exorcist.” He told an interviewer, “If I don’t completely screw that up, it might be possible for me to end my career standing on my own feet rather than groveling for coins.” A few months later, he was replaced by the blockbuster director Renny Harlin, who reshot the film. Renny Harlin! Schrader is now 65 and still begging for coins.
The film, “The Canyons,” has a microbudget, maybe $250,000. Ellis, Pope and Schrader are putting up $30,000 apiece. The rest will be raised on Kickstarter with promises of cameos, script reviews and — for the low, low price of $10,000 — the money clip that Robert DeNiro gave Schrader on the set of “Taxi Driver.” There will be no studio looking over their shoulders offering idiot notes. The actress will get $100 a day and an equal share of the profits, but no vote in decision-making. This last clause is nonnegotiable.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:32 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:06 PM
Most interesting tidbit there is that Soderbergh offered to recut the film within 72 hours.
Yeah, I caught that as well. Not certain what to make of it. Was it a joke (i.e. "It's a great movie except for all the film it uses")? or a snide remark--pecking-order-sorting-out? Or could Soderbergh really re-cut a movie in a couple of days?
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:10 PM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:34 AM
Otherwise, that entire article is a Schrader script. He should have made a movie about himself making the movie.