"A Serious Man" Interview with Richard Kind 


I love this new Coen brothers film, I just love the Coen brothers period! They're one of the most original filmmakers working in Hollywood today, and it's always refreshing to watch their films.

"A Serious Man" will be honored at this coming Oscars. Michael Stuhlbarg, definitely, for Best Actor, and perhaps, Richard Kind for Best Supporting.

Here's my interview with Kind. We talked about:

The Yiddish intro, what does it mean?
How he landed the role?
Who auditioned for what role?

Have fun!



More info about the film from Yahoo:

The story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry's unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry's chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person - a mensch - a serious man?
Also Known As:
The Serious Man
Production Status: Released
Logline: The Gopkins, a Midwestern Jewish family in 1967, struggle with their afflictions.
Genres: Comedy, Drama and Kids/Family
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Release Date: October 2nd, 2009 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence.
Distributors:
Focus Features
Production Co.:
Working Title Films
Studios:
Focus Features
U.S. Box Office: $799,002
Filming Locations:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Produced in: United States

Starring: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Peter Breitmayer
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robert Graf (II)

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"Twilight" Set for Big-Screen Re-release, One Night Only! 


To get the Twi-hards ready for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," Summit Entertainment has announced that it will re-release "Twilight" to theaters on Nov. 19th for one night only!

The sequel starring Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner opens the next day.

Summit said it decided to re-release the first film of the franchise because of fan requests. Really? Even though it's available on DVD already?

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Director Tony Scott to Make Chippendales Film! 


Alright ladies, before you get too excited, the film will focus on the rise and fall of Steve Banerjee, the man behind Chippendales! But I'm sure, you'll still be able to see male strippers in full Chippendales mode :happy

Director Tony Scott is attached to direct and produce the film, and the script will be written by Lisa Schrager.

If you think the "True Romance" director is going soft on us, think again. Apparently, the film is going to duplicate the tone of "True Romance" as it sets its focus on Banerjee, a gas attendant from Culver City who created one of the most well-branded male revue shows!

Banerjee became super rich but also paranoid and hired a hitman to kill the show's choreographer. He died in jail awaiting trial.

See? Behind the thong-wearing show, lies a gripping true-life tale.

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DreamWorks to Sing George Gershwin Blues 


DreamWorks is getting ready to make a biopic on composer George Gershwin! The screenplay is written by Doug Wright of "Memoirs of a Geisha."

"Wanted's" Marc Platt is co-producing along with singer and pianist Michael Feinstein.

According to Variety, "story will span Gershwin's life, from his humble beginnings in Brooklyn as the child of Russian immigrants to his early death in Hollywood in 1937 at age 38."

No word yet on the director or cast, so stay tuned.

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Uncut "Metropolis" to be Shown at the Berlin Film Festival 


Without the heart there can be no understanding between the Hands and the Mind.--Fritz Lang

Those immortal words from the glorious "Metropolis" will be seen on the big screen again in its full, uncut glory!

The Berlin Film Festival will show the original cut of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" at a gala ceremony on Feb. 10.

The great sci-fi silent film, written by Lang and Thea von Harbou, is one of the most influential films in the history of cinema. It originally bombed at the box-office when it opened on Jan. 10, 1927.

So the UFA studio re-edited the film, took away 30 minutes of the movie, and then re-released in eight months later to great acclaim!

The outtakes were considered long gone, but Variety is saying that in 2008, "a 16 mm negative of the original was found in Buenos Aires. The original has since been restored by the Murnau Foundation in cooperation with ZDF, Arte and the Deutsche Kinemathek."

And now, during the festival's 60th anniversary, the original cut that Lang intended will be finally seen.

Take a look at one of my favorite scenes in the film, Maria's (Brigitte Helm) transformation to the iconic robot:



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