August 21, 2007

Like a Rolling Stone

Slow and steady wins the race? A rolling stone gathers no moss? Perhaps. NY Times reports on the distribution of I'm Not There, the new Bob Dylan biopic (of sorts) directed by one of cinemas greatest artists Todd Haynes and starring the likes of Richard Gere, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and even Cate Blanchett as the iconic musical artist. It's debuting in four cinemas on November 21 (in America, folks - Australia gets it Dec 26). Apparently it's a way of letting the non-linear and, let's face it, non-sensical movie create a buzz and roll on to Oscar nominations. I personally enjoyed this statement by distributor/evil sorcerer Harvey Weinstein:

“I may be jumping the gun,” Mr. Weinstein said, “but if Cate Blanchett doesn’t get nominated [for the Oscar], I’ll shoot myself.”

Because on one hand, if Blanchett gets nominated for playing a man that's pretty darn awesome (and would give her duel nominations for she will surely be getting nominated for Elizabeth: The Golden Age, right?)... but on the other hand, if she doesn't Harvey Weinstein will shoot himself and perhaps all these movies he picks up and then never distributes could have a fighting chance.

Perhaps... Perhaps... Perhaps...


4 comments:

J.D. said...

Oh god, I'm so conflicted! Cate's second nom this year, or a dead Harvey Weinstein? [explodes]

But I think Cate can make a little sacrifice for the good of humanity...

Kamikaze Camel said...

Considering Cate was in Hot Fuzz I think it's only appropriate:

For The Greater Good, Cate. For The Greater Good.

rural juror said...

Is Ben Whishaw even IN this movie? I keep hearing he is, but I've seen o evidence that this is true.

RC said...

wow, harvey weinstein shooting himself? yikes!

at least he chose a popular and frequently nominated actor/actress to get nominated.

if he suggested richard gere get nominated, than weinstein would be as good as dead.