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Watch: 2 ESPN Ads Directed By David Gordon Green & Roman Coppola's Windows Phone Commercial

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2013 4:53 PM
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Commercials can allow filmmakers to keep their muscles toned and play with a decent budget, and they can make some pretty decent money for themselves in the process. It's an attractive offer for those who might be waiting for their next feature to line up, or just looking to keep the skills honed between gigs. The ad circuit has been attracting high-caliber talent for a long time; the likes of Joe Wright for Chanel, Wes Anderson for Hyundai and Nicolas Winding Refn for Yves Saint Laurent and a couple more filmmakers familiar with the promo world have some new material to show off.

Watch: 55-Minute Talk With David Gordon Green About The Future Of Film

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • May 7, 2013 3:25 PM
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“Prince Avalanche” director David Gordon Green is considered a “genre jumper;” or at least that’s how moderator Chris Hardwick describes him during an interview with the director during Tribeca’s Future of Film series. Then again, the moniker is apropos if you take a look at Green’s oeuvre which includes comedy (“Pineapple Express“), medieval fantasy (“Your Highness“), and serious drama (“Snow Angels“).

David Gordon Green Explains His Move To Studio Films & Defends 'The Sitter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2013 9:42 AM
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What David Gordon Green will do next tends to be anybody's guess. From independent cinema to big studio comedies to animated shows on MTV to acclaimed fare on HBO, the director doesn't put up any boundaries or stick to anybody's preconceived notions about what he should be doing as a filmmaker. When it was announced last week that he was setting up a dramedy with Al Pacino sought for the lead, it was just another indication of the director's unpredictability. And indeed, Green's forthcoming "Prince Avalanche" was made largely off the grid, revealed when it was pretty much done filming and dropped into Sundance where it earned mostly positive praise (including our own review).

Al Pacino Sought For Lead In David Gordon Green's New Film 'Manglehorn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 3:24 PM
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David Gordon Green continues to be one of the most fascinating filmmakers to follow. From big studio pictures to low key indies to just shooting something on the sly with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and dropping it just like that (his upcoming "Prince Avalanche"), the director zigs when others expect him to zag. He's also not afraid of being busy. With 'Avalanche' in the can, he's already completed shooting on this next movie "Joe," a gritty drama starring Nicolas Cage, and lest you forget Green's wide ranging interests, he's also attached to direct a movie version of "Little House On The Prairie." Seriously. And again, we didn't see this coming.

Watch: First Trailer For David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche' Starring Emile Hirsch & Paul Rudd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 9:56 AM
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While technically speaking, David Gordon Green's indie "Prince Avalanche" is a remake of the Icelandic film "Either Way," to box it into that category alone is to miss the point. Shot pretty much in secret last year, and unveiled to great acclaim at Sundance, the filmmaker's latest is yet another sharp turn in a career that remains both exciting and unpredictable. And for those of you who couldn't make it to park city, the first trailer has arrived.

Berlin Interview: Nicolas Cage Explains Why 'Wicker Man' Is Misunderstood, His Career Choices & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 20, 2013 12:23 PM
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With “The Croods,” an animated family film from DreamWorks (our review here), premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival, lead voice actor Nicolas Cage was in town over the weekend, and we got to speak with him in a small group of journalists. About the experience of working on the film itself (“It’s like ‘Avatar’ meets ‘Yellow Submarine’ with these people who look like Neanderthals” he summed up) he had nothing but good things to say: “I feel like this is the best chance I’ve had to perform in an animated movie.” But he was also frank and forthcoming about other areas of his working life.

'Child's Pose' Wins Golden Bear, David Gordon Green & Richard Linklater Take Awards At Berlin Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2013 9:20 AM
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Ten days went by like a flash....and just like that, another year has closed on the Berlin International Film Festival. But before jury president Wong Kar-Wai packed his bags, there were some awards to hand out, so get out a pen and paper because these are some films you're going to want to keep on your radar over the coming year.

David Gordon Green Talks The Free-Spirited 'Prince Avalanche,' Working With Nicolas Cage & 'Suspiria'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 29, 2013 3:02 PM
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Filmmaker David Gordon Green has had a deeply eclectic career of omnivorous tastes thus far. To perhaps best demonstrate the polar extremes, the 37-year-old director (who has already made nine features) has had films produced by Terrence Malick ("Undertow") and Judd Apatow ("Pineapple Express"). His body of work thus far has covered intimate indie dramas featuring children ("George Washington"), broad comedies ("The Sitter"), adult dramas ("Snow Angels"), and high concept absurdist swords and sorcerer pictures ("Your Highness"). His oeuvre has run the gamut of styles, tones and genres.

David Gordon Green Says He's Going To Remake His Remake Of 'Prince Avalanche' 3 More Times; 'Suspiria' Stuck In Legal Woes

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 24, 2013 2:17 PM
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Filmmaker David Gordon Green's latest effort, "Prince Avalanche," is getting some of the best reviews of his career. A hit at Sundance, that just got picked up by Magnolia Pictures, the unusual, poetically observational pas de deux comedy is funny, but also unexpectedly moving and human (you can read our review here). Starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as estranged Beckett-ian odd-couple road crew workers in Texas, the film charts their fractious personal dynamics, their existential uncertainties, and perhaps most impressively, the way they come to ultimately empathize and bond with one another.

Sundance: Magnolia Picks David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche' With Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2013 1:35 PM
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When it was first announced last summer that David Gordon Green had gone ahead a shot a movie in secret with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, we didn't know what to think. A remake of the Icelandic film "Either Way" which nobody (who isn't in Iceland) had really seen anyway, the question was whether or not it was going to be another comic goof, or perhaps something closer to the mood and tone of his earlier work. Well, it turns out its both of those things.

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