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David Strick's Hollywood Launches with The Green Hornet Set Gallery

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 10, 2011 at 3:00AM

David Strick is the closest thing Hollywood has to an industry photographer. Everyone knows and trusts him, and they let him get close to the stars and the action. He loves to catch that odd moment that humorously reveals artists at work. He used to shoot on-set pictures for Premiere, and moved on to The Los Angeles Times. Now he's launching "David Strick's Hollywood" with set photos from The Green Hornet at the Reporter, web and print. If they're willing to spend the money, who are we to complain?
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Thompson on Hollywood

David Strick is the closest thing Hollywood has to an industry photographer. Everyone knows and trusts him, and they let him get close to the stars and the action. He loves to catch that odd moment that humorously reveals artists at work. He used to shoot on-set pictures for Premiere, and moved on to The Los Angeles Times. Now he's launching "David Strick's Hollywood" with set photos from The Green Hornet at the Reporter, web and print. If they're willing to spend the money, who are we to complain?

Here's my report on The Green Hornet from Comic-Con, complete with Michel Gondry on the flip-cam. I am always interested in a Gondry film (I've missed screenings so far), but a $90-million budget is tough to overcome, which is why the studio says that it is "doubling down" on the film, which opens January 14. (The trailer is below.)

[David Strick photo courtesy The Hollywood Reporter.]

Sony marketing is working hard to overcome mixed advance word (due in part to their decision to make the film retro 3-D), via reports of strong tracking and building buzz. The film played well at Austin's Butt-Numb-A-Thon, but playing to the fan boys doesn't always mean a mainstream hit.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.