Monday, November 10, 2014

Making Rounds

Jake joined Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer), Michelle Monaghan (Fort Bliss), Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year), Kristen Stewart(Still Alice) and Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins)as stars from independent movies that have that award season buzz at the AFI Fest Indie Contenders Panel.

Held Sunday night, November 9 at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel, the panel was hosted by The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg.

The discussion include indies vs, tentpole movies,  why the choice of doing independent films and what influence the project choices, and what advice would they give their younger selves.

Not only did Jake smile but it looks like there was a laugh too.

And he got a quick one liner in about SNL Bill Hader too.

Read it all at The Hollywood Reporter.

1 comment:

The New Yoker said...

Pictures from the original Nightcrawler

In last week’s issue of the magazine, Tad Friend spoke to Dan Gilroy about his new film, “Nightcrawler,” in which Jake Gyllenhaal plays a man who sells footage of violent crimes to a Los Angeles TV station. Gilroy told Friend that he sees the character as a version of the photographer Weegee, who captured crime scenes and other jarring late-night incidents in New York in the nineteen-thirties and forties.

Weegee, whose real name was Arthur Fellig, lived across the street from a police headquarters, in Manhattan. He listened to his police scanner while lying in bed at night, and was known to arrive on the scene before the police did. After photographing incidents in what he referred to as “Rembrandt lighting” (“Even a drunk must be a masterpiece,” he once said of his approach), he would develop the film in a makeshift darkroom in the trunk of his car. His grim (and, at times, satirical) images—which were often the only photographic accounts of these after-hours occurrences—were widely published in New York papers, and continue to be exhibited today.

<a href="</a>Weegee, the original Nightcrawler</a>