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A Very Candid Terry Gilliam Unloads On 'Transformers 3,' 'Tintin,' 'The Dark Knight' & John Williams

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 1:38 PM
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If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that Terry Gilliam is really, really grumpy. And or at least, very hilariously candid. Maybe it's the fact that he's constantly marginalized, besides having the oversized imagination and actor loyalty that would (you'd think) make him a big time Hollywood asset, or that every movie he's involved in seems to be an anguished, never-ending process that results in films as lackluster as "The Brothers Grimm" and "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" (oof). While we haven't been able to depend on quality films (or indeed films at all) from him in the last couple of years, we can at least count on Gilliam shooting his mouth off about big time films and famous filmmakers, because, really, what can the establishment possibly do to him at this point?

Roman Polanski Says Steven Spielberg Is Perfect For 'Tintin,' Plots Period Film About Aging

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 5, 2011 12:42 PM
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Producer Kathleen Kennedy Says 'Tintin' Sequel Tentatively Planned For Christmas 2014 Or Summer 2015

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 12:20 PM
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With the buzz reaching deafening levels for "The Adventures of Tintin," Steven Spielberg's razzle dazzled 3D animated adaptation of the beloved European comic strip (including its giant overseas haul and recent inclusion in David Edelstein's Top 10 List for 2011), it's easy to forget that when the project was initially announced, the plan was for a series of films, with Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg switching off director/producer duties for at least the first batch of films. But given both filmmakers' busy schedules, when can we even expect another entry? Producer Kathleen Kennedy (who started out as Spielberg's assistant before becoming one of his closest collaborators) says we can expect the next one fairly soon.

Watch: 8 New Clips From Steven Spielberg's War Epic 'War Horse'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 5, 2011 9:18 AM
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Steven Spielberg Says 'Lincoln' Was Set For December 2012 To Avoid Being Grist For the 2012 Political Election

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2011 4:48 PM
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"Old Fashioned" Steven Spielberg Says Film Processing Labs Could Be Gone In 10 Years; Pleads With Audiences To See 'War Horse' On The Big Screen

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 29, 2011 2:10 PM
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Steven Spielberg seemingly might be following in the steps of his old guard peers -- James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott – veteran filmmakers jumping headfirst into 3D and new technologies. After all, his upcoming adventure film "Tintin" is his first digitally shot motion-capture film in 3D, and it’s employing state of the art technology all around.

Diablo Cody Says She's "Indebted" To Steven Spielberg For The Rest Of Her Life, Talks 'Girly Style,' 'Time And A Half' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2011 5:00 PM
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The career boost an Oscar gives you is known to anyone whose had the fortune of standing on stage at the Kodak Theater, but for copy-writer-turned-stripper-turned-author-turned-screenwriter Diablo Cody, little did she know that one of the most famous directors in Hollywood would be an early supporter. Even before she was nominated and eventually won her Oscar for "Juno," Spielberg hired her to write the pilot episode of "The United States Of Tara," a show he executive produced. A little while later he hired her to write an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming Of The Shrew," another project he was going to executive produce. And that support from Spielberg isn't lost on Cody, and when The Playlist correspondent Drew Taylor caught up with her during press rounds for "Young Adult" she was effusive in what his early support meant to her.

Obviously: John Williams Will Score Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Plus A Stable Load Of 'War Horse' Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2011 12:01 PM
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While he may have dabbled in a number of genres, told a variety of stories, and balanced big blockbusters with thoughtful dramas, the one constant in the career of Steven Spielberg (Daddy-issue themes aside) has been John Williams. The composer has worked on 25 of the director's films (that includes the upcoming "War Horse" and "The Adventures Of Tintin"), only missing out on "Duel" and "The Color Purple" over their decades-long collaboration. So no shocker here, but Variety confirms that Williams will once again pair up with Spielberg to tackle the score for his dream project "Lincoln."

Steven Spielberg Reportedly Enters Talks To Direct Moses Movie 'Gods And Kings'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2011 4:48 PM
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Steven Spielberg has pretty much done it all. You name a genre and he's tackled it in some fashion or another, either as a director a producer, however, one arena he hasn't played in at all is the bible movie, though that may be about to change.

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