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The Papers (2017) FILM Discussion

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15 minutes ago, Jay said:

Did he abandon the Jennifer Lawrence movie too?

 

I'd say it's gathering dust in his ever-growing pile of 'developed for a while then lost interest' projects, underneath Robopocalypse and Montezuma.

 

Personally I'm not fussed about Spielberg's next drama, but Mortara struck me as the more interesting musical challenge for Williams; I can already imagine the score for The Post. Maybe if we're lucky the film will focus on the espionage aspects of the story and we'll get shades of Nixon/JFK?

 

I guess we can assume Williams will move on to RPO once he finishes TLJ sessions in April, then score The Post later this year? A May production start pushes the first cut back to ~August.

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1 hour ago, Jay said:

Did he abandon the Jennifer Lawrence movie too?

 

Oh right, I'd forgotten that one. It's funny because that was essentially a journalist movie as well. 

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I'd say he's fast tracking this because he wants the prestige of starting the inevitable wave of politically-focused protest films, in response to the current administration. What better way than with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep at your side?

 

It just screams Oscar-bait though, unfortunately.

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Spielberg will lead the Hollywood Resistance against Trump!

 

Forget Oscar, I'm thinking Nobel Peace Price!

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"The Post is Spielberg's finest film" - Entertainment Weekly

 

"Forget Schindler's List. Forget Empire Of The Sun. The Post is Spielberg's most emotionally draining and gut-wrenching film. It is a new milestone in the history of the Seventh Art" - Empire

 

"The Post redefines cinema as an art form. That's one for the ages!" - Total Film

 

"Politically relevant and artistically elegant, The Post is the cinematic event of the century" - RogerEbert.com

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48 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

"The Post is Spielberg's finest film" - Entertainment Weekly

 

"Forget Schindler's List. Forget Empire Of The Sun. The Post is Spielberg's most emotionally draining and gut-wrenching film. It is a new milestone in the history of the Seventh Art" - Empire

 

"The Post redefines cinema as an art form. That's one for the ages!" - Total Film

 

"Politically relevant and artistically elegant, The Post is the cinematic event of the century" - RogerEbert.com

 

"Makes Empire of the Sun look like an epic."

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"Everyone who enjoyed scene after scene of people sitting in brightly-lit rooms talking, as the two hour running times of Lincoln and Bridge of Spies delivered in spades, will be in cinematic heaven watching The Post."

- Walter McDouche, Pretentious Weekly

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11 hours ago, BloodBoal said:

"The Post is Spielberg's finest film" - Entertainment Weekly

 

"Forget Schindler's List. Forget Empire Of The Sun. The Post is Spielberg's most emotionally draining and gut-wrenching film. It is a new milestone in the history of the Seventh Art" - Empire

 

"The Post redefines cinema as an art form. That's one for the ages!" - Total Film

 

"Politically relevant and artistically elegant, The Post is the cinematic event of the century" - RogerEbert.com

 

DJT_Headshot_V2_bigger.jpg@Steven Spielberg: bad (or sick) guy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 4. März 2017

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Both Lincoln and Bridge of Spies are among my favorite Spielberg movies, so yeah, I'm excited for this one.

 

No way I'm reading this thread though.  I'm assuming it's just another competition to see who can be the biggest cynical asshole, as usual.  Whatever floats your boat.

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It's another round of the modern Spielberg sucks "debate".

 

 

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The BFG is the worst film ever made!

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3 hours ago, Selina Kyle said:

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It's such a pity remake of Bewitched.

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2 hours ago, Richard said:

Nice; we get three JW scores in the space of three months. Party on, dudes! Get ready to fill yer boots, and cream your jeans! :)

 

That hadn't occurred to me, but you're right! A new Star Wars, a new drama and a new sci-fi score all in the space of 3 months!

 

Has this ever occurred before? I remember getting War Horse and Tintin in the space of a few weeks, but not 3 scores...

 

I guess we got 4 scores in the space of 8 months back in 2002 & 2005.

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In 1976, we had FAMILY PLOT, THE MISSOURI BREAKS, and MIDWAY, in the space of three months.

THE TOWERING INFERNO arrived four weeks after EARTHQUAKE.

If STANLEY AND IRIS hadn't been bumped, we would have had two scores within six weeks of each other.

ALWAYS + BOT4OJ, and HOOK + JFK each had two weeks between them.

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31 minutes ago, Richard said:

In 1976, we had FAMILY PLOT, THE MISSOURI BREAKS, and MIDWAY, in the space of three months.

THE TOWERING INFERNO arrived four weeks after EARTHQUAKE.

If STANLEY AND IRIS hadn't been bumped, we would have had two scores within six weeks of each other.

ALWAYS + BOT4OJ, and HOOK + JFK each had two weeks between them.

 

Well that puts it in perspective; the last time it happened was before Williams had written Star Wars.

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It probably happened a lot more, but without precise OST release-dates, we can't be sure.

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Pentagon Papers movie: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep visit newspaper:

http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/arts-and-entertainment/film-and-tv/pentagon-papers-movie-steven-spielberg-tom-hanks-meryl-streep-visit-newspaper-20170525-gwdi7t

 

Will be filming in the AT&T building, near Route 22/North Broadway and Barker Ave -Hamilton Ave in White Plains, for the next few weeks.

http://www.onlocationvacations.com/2017/05/30/untitled-steven-spielberg-project-starring-tom-hanks-meryl-streep-filming-white-plains-ny/

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Awesome! I'm really looking forward to this. I'm a fan of Spielberg's current "dramatic phase" anyway, and Williams should deliver a good score like he always does. 

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2 minutes ago, Fancyarcher said:

 I'm a fan of Spielberg's current "dramatic phase" anyway,


Brother!

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2 hours ago, Disco Stu said:


Brother!

 

Preach man! I really liked Lincoln and Bridge of Spies most among the films he's done in the past decade. Really looking forward to all these films he doing. They especially sound like they have a lot of potential. 

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LA population devastated as Steven Spielberg kidnaps half of Hollywood's respected character actors

 

Just now, Fancyarcher said:

 

Preach man! I really liked Lincoln and Bridge of Spies most among the films he's done in the past decade. 

 

Speaking my language!  They're both in my top 10 Spielberg films ever!

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I hope Tracy Letts gets at least one juicy monologue to sink his teeth into.  He gave one of my favorite performances of last year in the criminally underseen film Indignation.  Amazing actor (and playwright of course).

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2 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

Speaking my language!  They're both in my top 10 Spielberg films ever!

 

Lincoln is great. For a 2 hour + plus film with a lot of talking I find it extremely fascinating and great to watch. Terrific performances and direction all-around. 

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7 hours ago, Not Mr. Big said:

Great to see Spielberg working with Odenkirk. I love his work on Tim and Eric.  

 

*edit* Just noticed David Cross name.  What is this, a Pussy Doodles reunion? 

 

 

Its basically a lock that they'll be playing Woodward and Bernstein.

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4 hours ago, mrbellamy said:

 

Movie's also been retitled The Papers.

 

Least interesting title ever?

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It will be Spielberg's The Postman.

 

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Warner Bros: We're still recovering from it!

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10 hours ago, mrbellamy said:

 

Movie's also been retitled The Papers.

 

Here's the poster!

 

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16 hours ago, Alexcremers said:

It will be Spielberg's The Postman.

 

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Warner Bros: We're still recovering from it!

2013 wasn't that bad of a year. 

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