Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' 'Carol' Starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' 'Carol' Starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara Nicolas Winding Refn Goes 60 fps For 'The Neon Demon' Nicolas Winding Refn Goes 60 fps For 'The Neon Demon' George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Check Out Teaser Posters For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' & Nicolas Winding Refn's 'The Neon Demon' Check Out Teaser Posters For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' & Nicolas Winding Refn's 'The Neon Demon' The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

James Franco Has Directed A 12-Hour Movie Using Outtakes From 'My Own Private Idaho'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 23, 2011 at 5:25AM

Also Has Another Film In The Can With A Score By Michael StipeDoes James Franco sleep? It seems this guy spends every waking moment being productive and at the rate of his output, he'll have enough work to start filling his own museum and frankly, we wouldn't be surprised if he built one. The James Franco Museum Of James Franco Stuff. Yeah, we could dig that.
6

Also Has Another Film In The Can With A Score By Michael Stipe



Does James Franco sleep? It seems this guy spends every waking moment being productive and at the rate of his output, he'll have enough work to start filling his own museum and frankly, we wouldn't be surprised if he built one. The James Franco Museum Of James Franco Stuff. Yeah, we could dig that.

Anyway, the folks over at Cinematical have come across the actor's latest artistic endeavor, a show at the Gagosian Gallery that he's exhibiting along with Gus Van Sant. His work is essentially two films constructed out of footage from "My Own Private Idaho."

First up is "My Own Private River" which, as the title suggests, "consists largely of shots of River Phoenix's character, Mike, woven into a compelling portrait." The film features a score by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, who is hilariously described as an "art school drop out" in the description of the piece. However, it's the second film that is grabbing the most attention.

For "Endless Idaho," Franco used outtakes, deleted scenes, alternate takes and behind-the-scenes footage to create a 12-hour film about the "workaday process of making a movie, from location scouting to repeated takes." We guess it'll be like watching a bunch of people work on a movie set (ie. dullsville). But if you're a diehard fan of "My Own Private Idaho," this is pretty much your goldmine, and it should be noted that the film also features "interviews with actual hustlers who played secondary characters in 'My Own Private Idaho' are intercut with shots of River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves improvising and refining their performances under the direction of Van Sant and his crew." Hey Criterion, if you ever want to re-release "My Own Private Idaho," your special features material is right here.

The exhibit will be on display from February 26-April 9th. And oh yeah, Van Sant also has eight works on paper in the show as well. Hit the gallery site for details on screening times and more.

This article is related to: Actors, Gus Van Sant, James Franco


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates