Paris, Je T'aime

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  1. kypade

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    Paris, je t'aime is definitely the most interesting sounding film I've heard of set for 06, and probably the film I look forward to most of any I've heard of period.

    Basically, 20 filmmakers get 5 minutes of freedom to film what Paris, City of Love means to them. Then it is all tied together in some sort of narrative to make sense.

    Directed by:
    Gus Van Sant
    Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run)
    Walter Salles (Motorcycle Diaries)
    Alexander Payne
    Vincenzo Natali (Cube)
    Richard LaGravenese (A Decade Under The Influence)
    Jean-Luc Godard
    Christopher Doyle (cinematagrapher for some huge stuff, inc Hero, 2046, Rabbit Proof Fence, Three Extremes, The White Countess etc etc)
    This Guy
    Alfonso Cuarón
    Wes Craven
    Isabel Coixet (My Life Without Me)
    Coen Bros
    Sylvain Chomet (Triplets of Belleville)
    And More

    Starring:
    Steve Buscemi
    Juliette Binoche
    Willem Dafoe
    Natalie Portman
    Nick Nolte
    About 500 names I don't recognize
    It used to have Orlando Bloon, Gael Garcia, Johnny Depp and some other big names attached, too...dunno what happend there.

    Here's the full plot summary from IMDb (long but worth reading):

    It honestly sounds too good to be true.
     
  2. Red Mask

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    There isn't much experimentation in cinema anymore. So chances like these should be grabbed. I'm just worried that too many filmmakers creates a mess.
     
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    Its a possiblility. It's also a chance worth taking.
     
  4. Red Mask

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    Godard and Wes Craven? What can you say about that?
     
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    I'm kind of disappointed that Michel Gondry or Spike Jonze isn't on that list. Oh well. It's still pretty cool that Chomet is involved.
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure there's plenty of people who would have been nice to have...but there's probably 30+ countries making movies, and it looks like they wanted to get it as diverse as possible. I think it'll be fine.

    If it lives up to the discription posted, I can't imagine it being bad. Can't wait...:o
     
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    Calvin Muchas smooches

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    Goddamn man, this movie is gonna blow my mind.
     
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    It's gonna be french and invariably suck.
     
  9. Calvin

    Calvin Muchas smooches

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    You're so edgy.
     
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    Ignore him. If the Mafia hates this guy then he's probably hated as much as the French. Morte alla Francia Italia anela = M.A.F.I.A. which surprisingly doesn't have any real historical relevance.
     
  11. Calvin

    Calvin Muchas smooches

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    Yeah, I second that, especially Gondry. I'd have liked to see Linklater on that list too, but then again he's already made the ultimate Paris/love movie in my opinion.

    Cool to see Godard and Portman. Actually, that whole list is pretty incredible.
     
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    Well, apparently and unfortunately, Godard has disappeared from the directing list. :/

    And Gondry was involved at one point (as was Alejandro Inarritu), but obviously he was dropped too. (well, not dropped, but no longer is on board.)

    I dunno...looks like the Bend it Like Beckham director is listed now, dunno if that's new. But still, some pretty major people involved. I just hope it doesn't keep losing people. :o
     
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    Hoskin, Buscemi and Dafoe? I'm sold on it. Interested in seeing what Craven does too.
     
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    Any reasons out yet for why directors keep dropping out? It's probably something as routine as conflicting schedules and whatnot, but I'd still like to know.
     
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    Never checked back here...no, no idea why the list changed so drastically over time, but it's been nearly a year since I heard of the project (and surely it started production long before that) and it's just coming out next month, so it's been a pretty long process. Probably like you said, just schedules or whatever.

    ANNNYway...

    the trailer's out: http://www.commeaucinema.com/news.php3?nominfos=54312&Rub=BA

    Looks fantastic. Really can't wait to see how they pull this off (or don't, if so).
     
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    Hoskins: I CAN'T FEEL ANYTHING ANYMORE
    Lady: *smack* Do you feel that?

    :D

    At least I know which scene Craven Directed.

    I can't wait :up:
     
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    HA! You can easily tell which scene Sylvain Chomet directed as well.
     

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