Paris, je t’aime Updated

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.


Just trying to hash out some new information on Paris, je t’aime that I didn’t cover in the original post. It appears that the 20 individual segments take place in each one of Paris’ 20 districts. The segments are all connected by a recurring character in each played by Emilie Ohana.

Here’s the official word from the producers. Enjoy…

Paris, je t’aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers will bring their own personal touch, underlining the wide variety of styles, genres, encounters and the various atmospheres and lifestyles that prevail in the neighborhoods of Paris. Each director has been given five minutes of freedom, and we, as producers, carry the responsibility of weaving a single narrative unit out of those twenty moments. The 20 films will not appear in the order of the arrondissements, from one to twenty, but rather, in a pertinent narrative order, initially unknown to the audience. They will be fused together by transitional interstitial sequences, and also via the introduction and epilogue sequences of the feature film. Each transition will begin with the last shot of the previous film and will end with the first shot of the following film, and will have a threefold function: 1) The first is to extend the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, 2) The second is to prepare the audience for the surprise of the next segment, and 3) The third is to provide a general, comfortable and cohesive atmosphere to the feature film. The delightful and brief interludes of these transitions will enable the viewer to slide from one world to the next, featuring a recurring and unexpected character. This mysterious character is a witness to the Parisian life and helps create a continuous narration. It appears both in and in-between the films. In addition to the information these transitions will provide about the city and its people, their tone will be intentionally light often referring to famous scenes easily attributed to the history of Paris cinema. Similar specifications will be followed by the composer who will supervise the musical fusion between the films and the transitions as he creates the musical score of Paris, je t’aime. Considering the common theme of Paris and Love, the fusion between the films and the transitions, the fast pace of a fluid and complete storytelling, Paris, je t’aime will not be just another “anthology” picture. It will be a unique collective feature film that will constitute a two-hour cinematographic spectacle whose original structure will make for a dramatically different experience for its global audience.

First Draft of “Gambit” remake by the Coen Brothers

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

This is old news but according to IMDB the Coens wrote the first draft of the upcoming remake of Gambit. Bo Welch is attached and will be directing from his own rewrite of the Joel and Ethan’s first draft. Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley are slated to act. Apparently it’s a remake of the 1966 “Gambit” starring Michael Caine, Shirley Maclaine, and Herbert Lom. Jennifer Aniston is in talks to star along side Firth. Produced by Graham King, the producer behind “The Aviator”. In the film Firth would play an art curator, working for an eccentric billionaire (Kingsley), who sets up a bumbling heist job – with his boss as the target. Expected to be shot later this year in and around London. Haven’t seen the original, might have to check it out.

The Big Lebowski: Special Edition DVD Soon?

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.


Update: The DVD will be released 10/18/05 and it will be available in an “Achiever’s Edition Gift Set”. It will include a bowling chamois towel, Coasters, and some photos.
For those of you who are tired of your bare bones Lebowski DVD. A special edition DVD may be coming sooner rather than later. Apparently there is a trailer for the new DVD edition on the 10th Anniversary Edition of Scorsese’s Casino. No word yet on specificaitons or features. We can all hope for a commentary from Joel and Ethan, or even Jeff, John, and Steve. Heck I’d take a commentary from a 3rd unit director. The ad points to http://www.biglebowskidvd.com/ which currently redirects to Universal’s home page. If anyone has more info. or can confirm the existance of this trailer please comment.