« Remakes and non-resurrections | Home | Reviews of Herzog's Bad Lieutenant »

September 16, 2009


Drag, subtitles

Eddie Izzard

  • Comedian, performer, and eye makeup stylist extraordinaire Eddie Izzard just finished running 1,100 miles across the UK, the equivalent of 43 marathons, in 51 days. I guess if you just keep running, you can pretty much run forever. From the BBC article: "Izzard himself admits people no longer believe how many races he has run. 'I might as well say I've just eaten a car.' "
  • The director of last year's great Let the Right One In, Tomas Alfredson, is going to direct Nicole Kidman in The Danish Girl, the movie where she plays artist Einar Wegener who in 1931 was the first person to become a woman through a sex-change. This one's been kicking around for a while.
  • Tarantino talks about the success of Inglourious Basterds, suggesting that his movies are pretty much the only thing keeping the Weinstein Co. afloat, which is probably true.

    With Inglourious Basterds and District 9 both doing well, maybe 2009 is the year of the popular subtitle.

categories: Celebrities, Movies, Sports
posted by amy at 8:34 AM | #

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:


It's nice to see that Let The Right One In was popular enough to guarantee its director a one-way ticket to Hollywood sellout. With a stop at a big budget prestige pic that no one will care about, of course. Then we'll see an earnest all-American drama or two that will sink without a trace, and finally LA will crap poor Mr Alfredson out its intestine of romantic comedies.

Posted by: T-Rock at September 17, 2009 2:17 PM

Now that he's on this track, maybe Tomas Alfredson can dream of one day directing a Sandra Bullock romantic comedy for Manohla Dargis to incinerate.

Isn't this what happened to Lasse Hallstrom? My Life as a Dog to Something to Talk About in 10 short years!


Posted by: amy at September 17, 2009 5:06 PM

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)