Brad Pitt joins Leo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie in Tarantino’s 9th movie, which is now called “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Tarantino has described the movie as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood.”
Feb 6—The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrated the 5 Academy Award-nominated directors—and honored them with the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award for 2018, at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, CA.
The following is a Q&A with Jordan Peele that took place during the event.
Feb 6—The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrated the 5 Academy Award-nominated directors— Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Jordan Peele (Get Out), and Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)– and honored them with the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award for 2018, at the Arlington Theatre.
Here’s what PT Anderson had to say about his fellow Oscar nominees’ movies during a Q&A at the event.
John Ford | Feb 1
February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973 Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Best Director Oscars (4)
|1953||Won Oscar||The Quiet Man (1952)|
|1942||Won Oscar||How Green Was My Valley (1941)|
|1941||Won Oscar||The Grapes of Wrath (1940)|
|1940||Nominated Oscar||Stagecoach (1939)|
|1936||Won Oscar||The Informer (1935)|
Roger Deakins has earned his 14th Best Cinematography Oscar nomination with Blade Runner 2049, the most Cinematography nominations without a win–ever. Deakins has shot 11 movies for the Coen brothers, and also shot Sid and Nancy (1986), 1984 (1984), Dead Man Walking (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Village (2004), Jarhead (2005) and more.
All 14 of Deakin’s Oscar nominations:
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Hard Eight (1996)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
“Before I actually saw mother!, I was extremely disturbed by all of the severe judgments of it. Many people seemed to want to define the film, box it in, find it wanting and condemn it. And many seemed to take joy in the fact that it received an F grade from Cinemascore. This actually became a news story — mother! had been “slapped” with the “dreaded” Cinemascore F rating, a terrible distinction that it shares with pictures directed by Robert Altman, Jane Campion, William Friedkin and Steven Soderbergh.