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									                                                                                                                                          ‘2 Days pretty scripted’

                                    Delpy, Rock share an ease with one another
                                    NEW YORK, April 28, (AP):                   ture clash resumes.                          Rock: Love her as an actress,               AP: Chris, aside from stand-up,         they feel it’s not their line, so I’ll         Delpy: Not at all. It’s some-
                                    After Julie Delpy carefully slides             It’s the third feature directed by     love her as a director, thought she         you’ve been acting on Broadway             go rewrite a scene if I need to, ten        times chaotic in the pace because
                                    the hem of her black dress just             Delpy, the actress of Kryzsztof           was hot. (Both laugh) It’s always a         (“Motherf——- With the Hat”),               minutes before. I hate when it              I’m very quick in shooting. I push
                                    over the knee, her co-star Chris            Kieslowski’s “Three Colors” trilo-        little better if you’re a little attract-   directing (the documentary “Good           feels acted. I hate to see the per-         people around a little bit.
                                    Rock playfully slides it back an            gy and “Before Sunrise.” (She             ed.                                         Hair”) and producing (the TV               formance acting — when you see              Obviously when you’re filming,
                                    inch.                                       also co-wrote it with Alexia                 Delpy: You like Adam Sandler?            show “Everybody Hates Chris”).             the actor acting. I don’t like that         you can’t have people talking on
                                       The two obviously share an               Landeau.) For Rock, it’s another          Is he your type? ... I thought you          How do you compartmentalize the            kind of acting. That’s why I loved          top of each other because you
                                    ease with one another after having          unlikely French connection, fol-          liked my talent as an auteur!               various projects?                          (Robert) Altman so much.                    can’t edit it. So basically you
                                    played a couple in Delpy’s new              lowing his 2007 remake of an Eric            AP: You’ve both have carved                 Rock: Everything falls under               AP: These two films made me              shoot one part and then you shoot
                                    film, “2 Days in New York.” It’s a          Rohmer film in “I Think I Love            filmmaking careers outside of               comedy. It’s not like I’m doing a          think of him.                               another part and then you make it
                                    sequel to her acclaimed 2007 film,          My Wife.”                                 what you’re best known for,                 funny movie and then going to                 Delpy: Altman is like my top,            feel like it’s all messy and chaotic.

                                    “2 Days in Paris,” in which Adam               They sat down for an interview         whether stand-up or acting.                 paint. In a weird way, they’re all         one of my favorite directors. It            It’s kind of like a choreography.
                                    Goldberg played the American                ahead of the film’s Tribeca Film             Delpy: He directed a film that I         related. With all of them, eventu-         seems painless, flawless.                      AP: Both of these films are
                                    boyfriend of Delpy’s Parisian               Festival premiere to discuss “2           saw that I really liked (“I Think I         ally I’m going to have to figure              Rock: I was supposed to be in            largely about the trials of loving
                                    character, a photographer named             Days in New York,” which opens            Love My Wife”). To me, it’s inter-          out what the f—- is funny about            his last one. (Delpy gasps) “Hands          someone. It reminds me, Chris, of
                                    Marion. She’s now shifted the               in theaters August 10.                    esting to work with someone —               this. If I’m on Broadway or I’m            on a Hard Body.” We were talking            your great stand-up line: “You’re
                                    story across the Atlantic and later            AP: How did you two get                even outside of his great talent as         doing a documentary about hair,            a lot, working on this character            either married and bored or single
                                    a few years. Marion lives with              together for this?                        a stand-up and stuff — that he has          it’s like: What the hell is funny?         and he died. That’s the story of my         and lonely. Ain’t no happiness
                                    radio talk show host Mingus                    Delpy: I was a hooker.                 other poles of interest. I do relate        How do I get to the funny here?            career. I always meet the head of           nowhere.”
                                    (Rock) and their children. But                 Rock: Innocent enough!                 to that. Yes, I could just be acting,          AP: How scripted was this               the studio the day before he gets              Rock: It’s pretty much what life
                                    when Marion’s family comes to                  Delpy: When I started writing a        which is a horrible life, by the            film? Both of the “2 Days”                 fired.                                      boils down to.
                                    visit from Paris (including her             sequel to the film, I thought of          way. Just waiting for a part. When          movies have a naturalistic feel of            AP: Is it chaotic creating that             Delpy: It’s so depressing. (Both
                                    mischievous father, played by               Chris right away. I’ve always             I was 16, I wrote my first screen-          controlled chaos.                          Altman-esque atmosphere, espe-              laugh) Life is miserable.
                                    Delpy’s real father, Albert Delpy),         loved his standup work and I’ve           play. Of course, it took me years              Delpy: It’s pretty scripted. But I      cially being both in front of the              Rock: If you’re paying atten-
                                    the farce of Franco-American cul-           always loved his work.                    to make my first film.                      hate when people say a line and            camera and behind?                          tion.


                                                                                           A model presents a creation by a Peruvian designer during the 2012 Peru Moda Fashion Week in Lima on April 27. (AFP)


                                                                                                                              German Prize has cash awards of nearly $4 mln

                                    NEW YORK: Warner Bros has
                                    all but ended its longtime pro-
                                    duction deal with Joel Silver,
                                                                             ‘Anonymous’, ‘Stopped’ win big
                                    one of Hollywood’s biggest pro-          BERLIN, April 28, (Agencies): A film by              disaster movies such as “Independence                the East German provinces after request-              dangerous ocean passage from Cuba to
                                    ducers and a mainstay at the stu-        Hollywood director Roland Emmerich                   Day” and “2012,” told Reuters he was sur-            ing to leave the country to be with her               Florida in a homemade raft.
                                    dio.                                     portraying William Shakespeare as a fraud            prised to win so many awards, but they had           West German lover, making her a target of                The story took an odd twist when Javier
                                       Silver’s deal with Warner             won six German Film Prize trophies on                not altered the way he thought about the             Stasi persecution.                                    Nunez Florian and Anailin de la Rua de
                                    concludes at the end of 2012,            Friday at the world’s most lucrative movie           film.                                                   “Barbara” also narrowly missed out on              la Torre, the film’s other two main actors,
                                    and the studio has no intention          honours with total prize money of around                “Yes, we got some criticism in Britain,           top honours at the Berlin film festival,              disappeared last week during a Miami
                                    of renewing it, a studio execu-                                                               but the film was taken up really well in             where the Golden Bear was awarded to                  stopover on a flight from Havana to New
                                    tive told TheWrap.                       $4 million.
                                       The producer of iconic fran-             But the top award, best film, went to             Germany and in the United States too,” he            Italian prison docu-drama “Caesar Must                York, in an apparent bid to stay.
                                                                             Andreas Dresen’s “Stopped on Track”                  said after the ceremony. “The fact that the          Die,” directed by Paolo and Vittorio                     Arrechada, 21, shared the best actor
           SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012

                                    chises like “Lethal Weapon” and
                                    “The Matrix” has a relationship          (“Halt auf freier Strecke”), a portrait of a         film is getting good recognition again has-          Taviani. The German government under-                 prize with Nunez Florian but accepted the
                                    with the studio dating back to           man dying from a brain tumour. It won in             n’t changed things for me.”                          writes the 3 million euros ($3.97 million)            award alone on Thursday night.
                                    the 1980s and founded his own            four categories overall, including director,            The German-born director praised                  in prize money, which is distributed among               “I hope someday to get in contact with
                                    Silver Pictures in 1985.                 actor and supporting actor.                          working in his homeland and his local                dozens of nominated films as an indirect              them because we shared a lot in the movie
                                       Silver’s specialty has long              The six wins by “Anonymous,” starring             crew, saying “it’s unbelievable how good it          subsidy for future projects.                          — the same room, the same situations, the
                                    been the big-budget action flick,                                                                                                                     More than 1,000 industry professionals
                                    a trend that continued with his          Welsh actor Rhys Ifans and filmed at                 can be.”                                                                                                   same script, the same questions,” he told
                                    most recent franchise, the two           Berlin’s Babelsberg Studios, came mostly                Dresen scooped up his second German               who make up the German Film Academy                   AFP.
                                    Robert Downey Jr – starring              in technical categories such as production           Film Prize, also called a “Lola,” for direc-         cast votes for the 16 categories. The Lolas              “I have a lot of affection for my
                                    “Sherlock Holmes” movies.                design, costumes, cinematography and                 tor, sealing his reputation as a filmmaker           are intended to reward cultural achieve-              friends,” he said. “I wish they were here.
                                       Silver arrived later in the           editing.                                             who is not afraid of putting difficult topics        ment rather than box office success.                  They deserve it, too.”
                                    process of the franchise’s first            The English-language film theorizes               on the big screen. He previously won in                 Presented every year since 1951, the                  “I hope their lives go well, I wish them
                                    film, a result of his relationship       that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of                2009 for “Cloud 9”, a romantic — and at              awards are Germany’s answer to                        the best,” he said.
                                    with Downey Jr, who demanded             Oxford, penned works such as “King                                                                        Hollywood’s Oscars and Britain’s BAFTA
                                    that his wife, Susan Downey,                                                                  times graphic — comedy about the love                                                                         The short film also won awards for Best
                                                                             Lear” and “Macbeth,” and it depicts                  lives of senior citizens.                            prizes.                                               New Director and Best Cinematography.
                                    produce. His wife works for
                                    Silver and Silver also helped re-        William Shakespeare as a drunken buffoon                “Stopped on Track” also earned Milan                           Also:                                    They were among six awards given out
                                    launch the actor’s career with           who could barely write his own name.                 Peschel a Lola for best actor and Otto               NEW YORK: The winner of a best actor                  during the competition.
                                    2005’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.”                                  Theory                         Meillies claimed one for best supporting             award at the Tribeca Film Festival for a                 “So much happened in this movie,” said
                                       However, the brash and bom-             When “Anonymous” was released in                   actor.                                               movie about Cuban boat people wished a                London-born Lucy Mulloy as she accept-
                                    bastic Silver has also racked up                                                                 The biggest snub of the night belonged            happy life to two fellow cast members who             ed the award for Best New Director late
                                    a string of recent flops, includ-        theatres last year, it was criticized by some
                                    ing “Whiteout,” “Ninja                   Shakespeare scholars who said the theory             to “Barbara,” a film dealing with the                went missing enroute to New York.                     Thursday. “It changed people’s lives.”
                                    Assassin” and “Speed Racer.”             was nonsense. It failed to earn major rev-           repressive world of Communist East                      “I’m happy for me, I’m happy for                      Since 1966, Cubans have been granted
                                    The latter was one of the larger         enues at worldwide box offices, but did              Germany in 1980, which only took home                them,” Dariel Arrechada told AFP after                automatic residence if they make it to the
                                    misses in the studio’s history.          play well in Germany and even picked up              the silver prize for best film despite having        receiving the award for his role in “Una              United States from the communist-ruled
                                       Even though a few of Silver’s         an Oscar nomination in the United States             been nominated for eight awards.                     Noche.”                                               island, and thousands attempt the voyage
                                    most recent projects have been           for costume design.                                     The film follows a German doctor,                    “Una Noche,” (One Night) tells the                 every year, often navigating the shark-
                                    hits - “Project X,” “Unknown”              Emmerich, better known for directing               played by Nina Hoss, who is banished to              story of three teenagers trying to make the           infested waters in rickety boats.
                                    and the “Holmes” movies - that
                                    was not enough to rescue his
                                    deal with the studio.
                                       Not helping matters is
                                    Silver’s uneven relationship
                                    with Warner’s chief Jeff             that producers like Silver are                                            LOS ANGELES: John Mayer                Mayer was honored for his         on Capitol Hill.                      vets reintegrate and find jobs
                                    Robinov. A 2010 New York             something of an anachronism in                                            is piping up for America’s veter-   efforts to support veterans in          He was optimistic about law-       as they return from war in the
                                    Times profile unearthed that         21st-century Hollywood. Silver                                            ans. The “Waiting for the World     their transition back to civilian    makers’ willingness to help           Mideast. His strategy for help-
                                    Silver exaggerated the extent of     grew up idolizing producers of                                                                                life, along with his work in pro-    returning vets, offering, “I don’t    ing music education stay in
                                    Robinov’s injuries after a                                                                                     to Change” crooner made a stop
                                                                         the 1930s and 40s like David                                                                                  moting music education pro-          think you’re gonna meet any-          play in Washington was sim-
                                    motorcycle accident in 2004                                                                                    in Washington DC on                 grams.                               body who’s ever gonna vote            ple: “You don’t have to put it
                                                                         O. Selznick – their power and                                             Wednesday to attend the
                                    because Robinov had not been         extravagant lifestyles in particu-                                                                               On the red carpet at the          ‘nay’ on something to do with         high on your list of things to
                                    returning his calls quickly                                                                                    Grammys on the Hill event,          Liaison Capitol Hill hotel,          returning combat veterans.”           do, you just have to not put it
                                    enough.                              lar. (RTRS)                                                               where he was one of the night’s     Mayer took a moment to talk             The singer-songwriter also         on your list of things to cut,”
                                       That same profile points out                ❑ ❑ ❑                         Silver         Downey Jr          main attractions.                   about promoting his two causes       addressed the issue of helping        he said. (RTRS)

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