omgggg. I just realized McWeeny is THAT guy. Wait until Thomas sees this. haha
Your lack of self-awareness knows no boundaries, Dirk.
For Keira fans only:
Not related to AK but found this cute bit on Allure, Keira providing commentary on pictures of her over the years. Her commentary is hilarious, a must read
If actressing fails, she should become a stand-up comedian.
From the Allure interview
It seems to have paid off. There's a lot of Oscar buzz around "Anna Karenina." What do you think of the whole awards season spectacle?
The wonderful thing about being a part of it is that it's basically a way of people saying, "We like your movie and we found it exciting." You can't really ask for more than that. Whatever the outcome is, I don't know, but just to be a part of the lot of films that people are generally saying are really great in the year [is exciting]. Particularly for us, when we really didn't know whether this would work. This was a total gamble for all of us. We felt like we were holding hands and jumping off a cliff. The fact that you get to the other side of that and the response has been good. Also, not. It's been mixed, but predominately people are really getting something out of it.
That reminds me of another one of your films: "Love Actually." Nine years later, are you surprised that it has continued to live on as holiday classic?
It's amazing that it turned that kind of Christmas movie, isn't it? I don't think anyone realized it was going to do that. It's nice. That one and "Bend It Like Beckham" have a life beyond release. It's an extraordinary thing when people come up and go, "Oh, you know, that's the thing I watch every Christmas." It's a lovely thing. That's why you make them.
Dame Keira is such a breath of fresh air. I love her honest, ballsy, self-aware and free of pretension she is.
Oh, so she's planning on Anna Karenina to become a "cult classic".
Sounds like a decent strategy.
I think this will end up in the low 70's maybe high 60's on RT and on Metric. For a film this controversial in its style it wont surprise me, but I am glad again people are starting to warm up to it, and appreciate its beauty. I cant wait for Friday to see this!