Monday, November 17, 2014

Indie Contenders Roundtable...


So here is another roundtable, this time discussing Independent Film-making.  I couldn't find this on YouTube in its entirety, and I couldn't embed the video from the source, so please hit the link above and check this out.  This is pretty interesting, even if it never really goes where the interviewer is trying to take it.  I felt bad for him, to be honest, because you could see that he was trying to sway the conversation in very specific directions and looking for very specific answers and these 'thespians' were splintering off in any which direction they so chose.  Still, this makes for an interesting listen, and unlike the writers roundtable, where it really seemed like there was one dominant force, the questions and answers are spread pretty even here, and the entire panel gets a chance to elaborate on their views regarding film-making, interesting projects, their craft and more.  Cotillard, for once, doesn't come off dumb (I love her, SO MUCH, but she interviews horribly), and Stewart, despite her bundle of nerves, really holds her own.  Monaghan is probably the fish out of water here, and I was really surprised at how easy Hader just sifted into this panel.  He fit right in.  Stories about Swinton's early acting years, Cotillard's desire to have her directors give their life for their films and Hader and Gyllenhaal taking jabs at each other and themselves made for a really diverse and playful panel.  It's a little over an hour, but well worth a listen.

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  1. Good ole Tilda has probably one rich brain. When I get a chnace I will have a listen

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    1. She really is such a richly interesting person!

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  2. Ooh, sounds great! I need to check this one out.

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    1. It's pretty good. I'm looking forward to the rest of them.

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