Soderbergh Goes Minimalist For His Next Film

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  1. Rob Willey

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    No, not Ocean's Eleven.[​IMG]
    I'm talking about his next one, How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire. One of the actors reports that the first page of the script says:
    "Please be advised of the following: 1) You will drive yourself to the set. If you have someone else drive you, fine, but you'll be subject to immense ridicule; 2) You will provide your own hair and makeup; 3) There is no craft service. You should eat something before you get to the set; 4) You will be interviewed about your character; 5) You will be interviewed about everybody else's character, and all of this may end up in the final film."
    At the bottom it says:
    "If you don't like any of these ideas, then send the script back to where it came from."
    Moreover, they're planning only 18 shooting days.
    Hard to believe this movie stars Julia Roberts. [​IMG] It should be interesting.
    Rob
     
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    Bizzare! That should be interesting.

    And what's his thing for Julia Roberts?

    Every time I see her I think "the action star for moms."
     
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    I wonder if this means he's going to give up the blue and brown filters. [​IMG]
     
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    I think both Pitt and Roberts are good actors.
    Sounds like a good movie so far. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
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    I think Roberts has caught a bad rap for her early pop success and roles. I can see that she has limits, but I think they are much farther out than most people credit her for, especially with the right director. I thought she single-handedly drove Brockavich (w/ the help of SS of course).

    Pitt is one of the best actors out right now, IMO. With Spacey and Norton coming to mind quickly as well.

    Damon has showed his strength by contrasting Ripley with Good Will Hunting.

    I think Roberts trusts SS for sure and it sounds like Fire might allow her to show more range.
     
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    Are you all off yer rockers, Julia Roberts, a good actress ?

    I havent seen that much forced emotion since the last time Nancy Kerrigan tripled lutzed and got a 9.5 from the Russian judge.
     
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    I wonder if it's going to be done in Dogme?
     

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