Love Actually is 10 years old and OMG we got a bunch of the cast to reminisce about it!!!
Laura Linney: …And sweet, wonderful Rodrigo! We were both brokenhearted at the time and had gotten out of rough relationships, so it was just very sweet.
Rodrigo Santoro: I broke up a couple of months before we met, and Laura and me were both in the same zone. Laura is a special human being—so sweet, humble, and down to earth.
Watching [Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley] in front of and behind the camera was an absolute miracle—they were Sutter and Aimee.
An example: there are quite a few scenes in the movie in which they have to kiss. The first one we shot was on a playground in the middle of the night. To stay awake Miles was eating Twizzlers, and Shailene, as usual, was drinking an earthy tea. They got into character, did the scene, and the kiss was tender, sweet, beautiful. And as soon as James yelled “cut,” they both burst into hysterics. Shailene said to Miles, “You taste like processed food!” He responded, “You taste like dirt!” Differences in snack preferences aside, their chemistry is a tribute to them as serious actors and to their respect for each other.
The screenwriters of ‘The Spectacular Now’ share how their movie got made, plus some never-before-seen photos and oh man, when do we get to see this movie?
We bought $75,000 worth of sex toys to stock the sex-toy warehouse. I could have filmed the crew coming in that day because they’d stop and see these things—anatomically correct vajayjays and this butt (everyone would touch the butt because it felt real)—and it was hysterical. We were going to return all the sex toys to get three-quarters of our money back, but they started disappearing. We were like, “Who is taking the sex toys?”
Michael Bay is returning to his ‘Bad Boys’ roots with ‘Pain and Gain’. Also buying sex toys?
This is how you give the perfect Oscar acceptance speech (don’t forget to thank Meryl).
Illustrations by Hamish Robertson
Bill Murray as Han Solo?!?!
Is Kerouac back in style now?
Our predictions of what the three scenes are:
1. The iPod launch Stevenote speech.
2. Steve Jobs’ LSD trip in the 1970s.
3. President Bartlet explaining to Steve that all the technology in the world won’t make America great unless we have heart. And then they sing Gilbert and Sullivan together.
“I hope I don’t get killed by the studio for giving too much away,” Sorkin said, “but this entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time.”
This. Sounds. Awesome.
Great idea EAD, but he said the 3 scenes will be:
…three real-time scenes about the creation of the Mac; Jobs’s company, Next; and the iPod.
Remembering Nora Ephron as Our Dorothy Parker, but More
Nora was both hedgehog and fox. She knew a great deal about a great many things, and she delighted in sharing what she knew. A number of years ago, I was taking a trip to Rome, and she generously availed me of her guide to its enchantments, a small pamphlet she’d composed that included a thumbnail sketch of every terrific restaurant, of every amusing thing to do, of the right place to get a haircut or a manicure, all springily written and completely true. Nora prided herself in knowing how to do things, where to get them, what was good and in what way it was good. Think of the moments in her essays, her novels, and her movies when she addresses the fact of food. No one has ever written about food with more pleasure or more pleasurably—or more infectiously. You wanted to eat the thing she was kvelling about, right then and there, even before the next sentence.
Screenwriter and friend Stephen Schiff salutes Nora Ephron’s wonderful films, impeccable taste, and versatile strength to the end.