Hail, Caesar! (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2016)

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Hail, Caesar! (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2016)

#1 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon May 19, 2014 2:12 pm

Next film from the Coens will be Hail Caesar, "will tell the story of a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who works for the studios and protects the stars."

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#2 Post by FakeBonanza » Tue May 20, 2014 12:08 pm

The plot description and ironic title bring to mind Sweet Smell of Success, which would be more than welcome. If anybody is capable of matching Odets' dialogue in that film, it's the Coens.
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#4 Post by Movie-Brat » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:57 pm

I've read about this in 2005, I was wondering if it would ever get made. I like the premise, still do. So this should be fun.

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#5 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:23 am

I'd love to see how this would differ from The Hudsucker Proxy which is a big favorite of mine.


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#7 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:13 pm

Tatum’s role is described as a Gene Kelly-type star while Fiennes would play Laurence Lorenz, a studio director, and Swinton will portray a powerful Hollywood gossip columnist.
I... I'm actually excited about a Coen Brothers movie?

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#8 Post by oh yeah » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:56 pm

Meh. I'll see it, but I'd be more interested if the Coens were making a film set in the present day for once.

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#9 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:57 pm

That seems like such an arbitrary reason to be interested or disinterested in a movie.

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#10 Post by oh yeah » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:01 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:That seems like such an arbitrary reason to be interested or disinterested in a movie.
Not arbitrary, more of a(n admittedly somewhat silly) personal gripe, with the Coens as well as a lot of great filmmakers today. I'm just a little tired of all this nostalgia, this fetishizing of the 50's and 60's in particular; I'm more interested in what artists have to say about the present moment. Not dismissing an entire type of film, not at all, just a bit dismayed by how many films by talented people in recent years have been cocooned in retro-mania.

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Hail Caesar (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2015)

#11 Post by sir_luke » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:02 pm

Many talented people make films set in other time periods in order to say something about the present moment.

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#12 Post by oh yeah » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:06 pm

sir_luke wrote:Many talented people make films set in other time periods in order to say something about the present moment.
Yeah, I agree, but I don't think many have been made recently; not Llewyn Davis, not The Master, not Tree of Life, and on and on. Not saying these are bad films, per se... but I find the Coens, especially, irritating and kitchy when they look to the past.

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#13 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:17 pm

Are you deliberately trolling by picking those films as examples of recent period pieces that don't have anything to say about our modern lives?

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#14 Post by sir_luke » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:21 pm

Yeah, I wouldn't exactly write off Tree of Life as an insignificant period piece.

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#15 Post by warren oates » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:31 pm

Further to all that -- this accusation of nostalgia against period pieces in general just seems silly. I'm not sure why a period piece ought to be required to have anything significant to say about its own era or ours in order to avoid being dismissed as cheaply sentimental. How about that the story just, you know, actually takes place in the past? If a film is interesting enough in other ways, why does it even matter when it's all happening?

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#17 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:03 am

This cast is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in a long while. Of course, I felt that way about Burn After Reading and look how that turned out

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#18 Post by Jeff » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:27 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:This cast is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in a long while. Of course, I felt that way about Burn After Reading and look how that turned out
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#20 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:34 am

The release date certainly isn't encouraging, but if I had to guess, it's likely Universal hedging their bets, waiting to see what festival reactions are, and they'll move it up into December if there's a chance at awards for anybody.

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#21 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:16 pm

Everybody's been hiding the big scoop about this movie; Roger Deakins is shooting it! And on 35mm for the first time since his last Coens movie!

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#22 Post by Movie-Brat » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:09 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:2/5/16
A few days after my birthday. Well, at least I'm getting some sort of late birthday gift from the Coen Brothers.

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#23 Post by Forrest Taft » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:41 am

Christopher Lambert set to star in Joel & Ethan Coen's Hail, Caesar :shock:

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#24 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:07 pm

I'm guessing he's Caesar, since you know there can only be one.

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#25 Post by Movie-Brat » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:40 am

And reunited with Clancy Brown too. I never thought I'd read a piece of news that literally says, "Christopher Lambert to be in a Coen Brothers film" and given that I'm a fan of the original Highlander, I'm pretty excited about this move.

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