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David Gordon Green “Embraces The Cliches” Of Mainstream Comedy; Says ‘The Sitter’ DVD Will Have Some Wild, Dark & Absurd Extras

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 8, 2011 3:23 PM
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David Gordon Green is the rare (or odd-duck) director that has a preternatural understanding of both the poetic and the absurd. While his career is a head-scratcher to most, the first gift is clearly expressed in his early indie films (especially his Criterion-approved debut "George Washington" and "All The Real Girls") and the latter talent is evinced in his recent spate of studio-endorsed comedies which include “Pineapple Express” and “Your Highness.”

David Gordon Green Returns To Romance, Will Write & Direct 'Q'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2011 10:19 PM
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David Gordon Green Says He Re-Envisioned 'Suspiria' Remake After Natalie Portman Did 'Black Swan'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2011 4:15 AM
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Eclectic Director Talks Horror Remakes That Got It RightFew horror films are as critically revered and fanatically adored as Italian director Dario Argento’s operatic 1977 shocker “Suspiria.” Centered on the witchy goings-on at a prestigious ballet school, it is largely considered one of the scariest movies of all time and served as the chief inspiration for Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar-nominated (and similarly nightmarish) “Black Swan.” The idea of remaking “Suspiria” is a daunting one, but that hasn’t deterred David Gordon Green -- the versatile director behind such disparate films as “All the Real Girls,” “Pineapple Express” and "Your Highness" -- from doggedly pursuing an updated version.

Johnny Knoxville & Patton Oswalt Co-Star In Upcoming David Gordon Green Produced Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2011 4:38 AM
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As far as comedy team-ups go this is pretty inspiring, though we have to say, the pairing of Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt is also kind of strange too.

Weekend Box Office: 'Hop' Defeats Four Newcomers; 'Your Highness' Flops Loudly And Rudely

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 10, 2011 4:48 AM
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Earlier in the year, the tepid box office returns were something to be ignored, as 2011 was competing with the previous year, with both “Avatar” and then the anomaly of “Alice In Wonderland” each raking in a cool billion. Well, it’s April, and it’s time for Hollywood to panic. There have been no genuine out-of-the-box hits so far this year and lots of flops, and the two (barely) $100 million grossers considered underperformers (“Rango” and “Just Go With It”). Let’s face it, part of it is a failure of marketing, but the blame must be laid on inadequate product. Even when it comes to the early year doldrums, this has been a banner year for garbage.

David Gordon Green Explains Why 'The Sitter' Was Pushed To December

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 8, 2011 5:25 AM
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Filmmaker Says The Comedy Is Like 'After Hours' Meets 'Adventures In Babysitting,' But Has Strong Dramatic NotesA funny thing happened to director David Gordon Green ("All The Real Girls," the upcoming "Your Highness") on his detour into the mainstream: he stayed there a little bit longer than he had originally anticipated. "After 'Your Highness' I wanted to do a character piece. I love working with kids, I wanted to be in NYC and I literally had that guideline," Green said in an interview with The Playlist this week. "But at that point I was knew I didn’t want it to be a comedy."

Q&A: David Gordon Green On 'Your Highness,' The Musical Deleted Scene & Shooting Big FX Comedy

  • By The Playlist
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  • April 8, 2011 3:44 AM
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While arthouse heads may bemoan that David Gordon Green -- at least for the time being -- has left behind the dramatic character fare that marked his early work like "George Washington," "All The Real Girls" and "Undertow" they simply haven't been paying attention. From day one, Green has never hidden his enthusiasm for all things cinema from the artiest of obscure movies to big, dumb popcorn blockbusters. He's a true fan of film, with interests delving into nearly every genre and not constrained by invisible lines of what's approved, and there is no greater evidence of that than this weekend's "Your Highness." Starring James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel and Justin Theroux, the film isa massive homage to films like "Krull" and "The Dragonslayer" while mixing influences from road movies, quest films and yes, stoner pics. It's a winning and hilarious mash-up that also marks Green's most ambitiously staged big screen outing to date.

David Gordon Green Talks His Musical Dream Project, Reveals Script Remake Of 'Ice Station Zebra'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 5, 2011 8:40 AM
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Director Wants To Make A Musical About Rival Musical Families In Branson, MissouriDavid Gordon Green's early career is a wet dream for up-and-coming, aspiring filmmakers. Lyrical, poetic and still loose and beautiful in its form, most filmmakers would kill to have something as good as his debut film "George Washington" (which is part of the Criterion Collection) in their oeuvre. 2003's "All the Real Girls" continued in this vein, but injected a sense of subtle comedy (which we would see later) and indie quirk thanks to strong performances by Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider, Danny McBride (in his debut) and Patricia Clarkson.

David Gordon Green Acquires Rights To Original 'Suspiria' Score By Italian Prog-Rockers Goblin

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 30, 2011 12:59 PM
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Will Utilize For Own Remake, 'Your Highness' Composer Steve Jablonsky On BoardWith his "Suspiria" remake now set as his next project, versatile director David Gordon Green is beginning to tease the long-gestating remake in bits and pieces as the first half of his 2011 double feature, medieval-stoner-comedy "Your Highness," nears release.

David Gordon Green Says His Horror Remake Of 'Suspiria' Is Hopefully Next

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 28, 2011 4:55 AM
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Confirms Natalie Portman Was Once In Talks, But The Filmmaker Is Now Looking To Cast An UnknownExclusive: Filmmaker David Gordon Green is a busy guy. He's got both "Your Highness" and "The Sitter" hitting this year, and he's moving into television, with "Good Vibes" on MTV, and "Black Jack" at Comedy Central. Beyond that, his long-rumored remake of "Suspiria" looks like it will be next on his feature-film horizon. We spoke to Green in regards to "Your Highness" this weekend, which opens a week from Friday (April 8), and got the story on old school horror fans' most anticipated remake.

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