It’s that time again, we’re taking questions for this week’s Power Hour, this time with a new twist! There are now two ways to get your question asked and answered on the podcast. You can either leave a comment in the comment section or you can use the handy sidebar to the right of the screen that says send in a podcast question. Using this will enable you to leave us a voicemail copy of your question, meaning your voice and intelligent query/comment/question could be featured on the next podcast! If you happen to be perusing Facebook and want to leave a voicemail question, you can do so with the Speak Pipe app right under the cover photo of Christopher Nolan or click this link. Look forward to hearing/seeing your thoughts!
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Admittedly I felt a warm glow the first time I saw a trailer for The Hobbit, due in theaters this December. It was as though we were among old friends again, something familiar, very fine about the look of the preview, which captured the feeling of The Lord of the Rings so beautifully. Peter Jackson’s accomplishment with the The Lord of the Rings trilogy remains astonishing, as he brought each book to vivid life on the screen with incredible detail, love and depth. There were some complaints that Tom Bombadil, a major character in the books was deleted, but upon seeing the films, I did not miss him. The actors gave the film such incredible dramatic heft with their wonderful performances, so much so that we began to care for them rather deeply. There were tears when it seemed Gandalf, and then, Aragorn had perished, and genuine heartache as that gutsy old King died a terrible death. As Sam lifted Frodo onto his back to carry him to Mount Doom we began to understand the depth of the little hobbit’s fierce loyalty to his friend. Best of all, the moment that still gives me chills, when Aragorn turns to Gandalf and whispers, “for Frodo” becoming at that moment the King we all knew he could be. Read more on Thoughts on “The Hobbit” Trilogy…
It’s time to visit the week that was via our Around the Circuit piece, where we look back at articles that we feel are worth your time covering the Oscar race, new releases, or really just anything film related.
Link of the week:
In Contention’s Guy Lodge bemoans the lack of Original Screenplays in the mix each year, regardless of the last three Best Picture winners all being considered original by AMPAS’ standards. The lack of depth in the Original Screenplay field is astonishing, and Guy points the finger at studios which prefer taking on low risks – such as sequels, re-adaptations, and spin-offs - to suit an audience that pays out to see familiarity over contemporary. However, Guy also sees the silver lining on the issue by pointing out that films like A Separation and Bridesmaids wouldn’t have the opportunity to be nominated at all if the category was more saturated by Oscar-friendly scripts. He goes on to give an early look at what films might be in the hunt for a nominee in this field.
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The Dark Knight Rises is like the gift that keeps on giving. Whether it’s discussion about its politics or Oscar potential, Christopher Nolan has created a film that has been and will continue to be discussed, dissected and written about. Luckily, for those who want an even more in depth look at the film, the shooting script has arrived only. At 165 pgs, it’s definitely long enough to justify the running time, but mercifully shorter than the supposed 400 pg outline/script that Nolan and co. originally turned in. The download link is available after the jump!
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