Pierce Brosnan on Bonding

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Sun, 04/25/2004 - 16:00

Pierce Brosnan looked relaxed enough at a Los Angeles hotel room talking up his latest film, Laws of Attraction. Brosnan was more than happy to take on an unBond-like role in this battle-of-the-sexes comedy, in which he and Julianne Moore play a pair of hugely successful, yet sparring divorce attorneys who eventually find themselves inexplicably in love and in Ireland.

Brosnan's Daniel is self-effacing, charming and in love with the idea of marriage and commitment. Are actor and character alike?

Cannes Announces Films In Competition

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Wed, 04/21/2004 - 16:00

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, The Coen Brothers' The Ladykillers, Wong Kar-Wai's 2046 and a sequel to animated feature Shrek are among the 18 films in competition at a more diverse Cannes Film Festival.

Now in its 57th year, the festival will be showing a Thai film in competition for the first time with Apitchapong Weerasethakul's sci-fi Tropical Malady.

There are no British entries in competition unless you include The Life and Death of Peter Sellers directed by Jamaican-born, British- and Australian-raised director Stephen Hopkins.

Making A Film In 24 Hours

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Mon, 04/12/2004 - 16:00

It's 9.45am, and I'm in a crowded Italian café in Vancouver looking for my producer, who I've never met before, to make a film about, well, we're still not sure yet. Oh yes, and we are going to make this film in 24 hours.

Welcome to the 24 Hour Film Contest. The contest is one of a series of "fast film" events that have sprung up in recent years in "Hollywood North", where contestants race to make a film, from writing the script to delivering a finished short of 5 minutes or less on tape.

Angry DMX Swaps Rap For Film

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Sun, 04/11/2004 - 16:00

Never Die Alone press conference, Los Angeles.

Q: The recurring themes of your music - redemption and living without morality - how does that apply to this film and your acting as opposed to music?

A: I had actual events and issues to draw from. I think that is the theme of my life. Right, wrong, good, bad, heaven, hell. I think you have to know both in order to honestly choose one. So I'm familiar with both sides of the fence. That was the character. All right, be a grimy nigger for a minute, then fuck around and get a conscience.

Promoting Your Film Online

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Tue, 03/30/2004 - 15:00

A few months ago I was at a forum for new filmmakers about selling your film where the panel talked ad nauseam about the importance of getting good stills for your publicity pack. I think everyone in the full auditorium had got the message after the first ten minutes that if you want to get your film noticed you must have photos that sell your production (i.e. pay a professional to take the pictures and make sure you get your main actors, director, and your set looking good).

A Softer Bruce Willis

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Sun, 03/28/2004 - 15:00

It was clear from the outset that Bruce Willis wanted to avoid discussing anything unrelated to his career.

There is a begrudging response to questions around his ex-wife even if Willis's latest film, The Whole Ten Yards, touches on themes of domesticity. The story revolves around an ex-hit man turned family man who is called on to help recover his kidnapped and estranged ex-wife. Unlike in the film, where Willis's character wants nothing to do with his ex, he is reportedly close with Demi Moore.