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Weekly Wrap: Interviews with Arndt, Bardem, Giamatti, Hammer, Renner, Steen, Sturgess

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 10, 2010 at 9:23AM

INTERVIEWS- Michael Arndt Digs Into Toy Story 3 and the Genius of the Pixar System.
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- Michael Arndt Digs Into Toy Story 3 and the Genius of the Pixar System.

- Jeremy Renner Talks The Town, Mission: Impossible, The Avengers.

- Javier Bardem Talks Biutiful: “We Have to Reach People’s Hearts, Not Their Pockets.”

- Paul Giamatti Talks Barney’s Version, Win Win, Too Big to Fail, Hangover II.

- Social Network’s Armie Hammer Gets Actor-Nerdy Talking Winklevi, Fincher, Sorkin, Rowing.

- Jim Sturgess Talks The Way Back, Heartless, Singing the Beatles.

- Applause knockout Paprika Steen Talks Danish Career, Actors, American Directors.


- Awards Update: Awards Groups Boost “How to Train Your Dragon,” “King’s Speech,” “Ghost Writer.”

- Sex Rating Watch: Blue Valentine vs. Black Swan vs. Love & Other Drugs; followed by Blue Valentine’s NC-17 Rating Overturned by MPAA.

- Oscar Watch: NY Times Actors Video Gallery.


- Dana Harris Joins IndieWIRE as Editor-in-Chief, Starts January 1.

- TRON: Legacy’s 3-D VFX Stretch Current Movie Tech to its Limits.

- Sundance Film Festival USA Brings Fest Films To Nine Cities.


- Actress Watch: Multi-Talented Vanessa Paradis, Halle Berry Talks Career Extremes.

- Interview Watch: The Tourist’s Material Beauty, Gosling and the New Hollywood Male Prototype.

- Development Watch: Will Smith A Modern Robin Hood, Wahlberg Fights Robots, Hardy and LaBeouf Bootleg.


- Still puzzled about Inception's levels: Here's a real-time video and Nolan’s Hand-Drawn Map.

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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.