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Walter Salles Talks The Influence Of Fathers In 'On The Road,' Working With Jose Rivera, Writing A Book About Jia Zhang Ke & More

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • December 20, 2012 12:26 PM
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On the fifth floor of the Hotel deLuxe in Portland, Oregon, Walter Salles seems content to talk at length about cinema. But alas, two publicists, worried the loquacious “On the Road” director will miss his train up to Seattle for another round of press and screenings of his latest film, a long-in-the-works adaptation of the seminal beat novel by Jack Kerouac, had to cut the conversation off. As I packed up my recording equipment, Salles took the opportunity to politely discuss the proper sound levels for projecting the film to the two publicists.

'Last Night' Director Massy Tadjedin To Helm 'The Adults,' Shekhar Kapur To Helm 'Three Apples Fell From Heaven' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 21, 2012 3:37 PM
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After a string of films that seemed to challenge Michael Haneke in terms of unrelenting bleakness, it's then perhaps a slight shock to hear director Lukas Moodyson ("Lilya-4-Ever," "A Hole In My Heart") contemplating brighter pastures for his next film. However, earlier this year he claimed just that with a “feel good” adaptation of his wife Coco's graphic novel, "Never Goodnight," and now the project, along with two other similarly promising efforts, have found their next step toward production.

James Franco & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Auditioned For The Leads In ‘On The Road’ & More From Screenwriter José Rivera

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 29, 2012 4:19 PM
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While the screenings were canceled last evening because of Hurricane Sandy, BAMCinematek’s IFC Sneaks was in full force on Friday and Saturday nights. Playing seven IFC Films pictures that won’t be in theaters until later this year or 2013 (Abbas Kiarostami's "Like Someone In Love" and Olivier Assayas' "Something In The Air” for example), on Saturday night, BAM and IFC Films unveiled the New York premiere of Walter Salles’ “On The Road.” Salles’ long-time-coming adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal Beat Generation novel was a five year work in progress, and on Saturday evening BAM screened the newly edited 124 minute version (the iteration that ran at Cannes was 2 hours and 20 minutes and some of the main criticisms of that version was its longwinded approach) that will open in theaters in December.

Ron Howard To Direct Aztec Drama 'Conquest' For Showtime

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 4:31 PM
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While we presume Ron Howard's epic take on Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" -- which was to span both the big and small screen -- isn't happening anytime soon, it seems the helmer isn't giving up on television as a place to tell an epic story. And now he's planning to go behind the camera for a period drama tackling an era that, we have to say, hasn't really been explored in recent memory.

'Motorcycle Diaries' & 'On The Road' Scribe Jose Rivera To Make Directorial Debut With 'Celestina'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 25, 2011 2:46 AM
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Project To Star Rivera's Wife Sona Tatoyan & Bill PullmanWhile the release date of the Jose Rivera-scripted, Walter Salles-helmed adaptation of "On The Road" remains up in the air, it looks like the writer is set follow in the footsteps of his counterpart revealing to O Globo that he'll soon embark on his feature-length directorial debut with the female-led road-film "Celestina."

'The Thin Red Line' Producer & 'Motorcycle Diaries' Writer To Tell Chilean Miners' Story

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 9:50 AM
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There is nothing Hollywood likes better than a true life story of those that defied the odds, fought the elements, banded together and rose to triumph over adversity because, quite simply, it's great source material for a movie. So no surprise that last fall, the rescue of thirty-three trapped Chilean miners that riveted the world quickly became fodder for a movie. In fact, there is already one in the can, a quickie job by director Antonio Recio who helmed the “The 33 Of San Jose.” But let's be real, no one is going to see it and a much bigger production with more industry veteran names is gearing up.

Walter Salles' 'On The Road' Unlikely To Debut At Cannes; Michael Haneke's 'Love' May Be Ready

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 28, 2011 1:19 AM
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Beat Generation Tale Not In Black & White As First Envisioned?Put simply, Waltes Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" is a film we're anticipating this year with as much excitement as any other. Unfortunately it looks like that wait will have to be a tad longer as any surprise appearance at the Croisette this May is unlikely, with one of the film's supporting cast members, Alice Braga, telling Pilula Pop the production is working towards a 2012 release after recently wrapping principal photography.

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