The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#101 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:03 pm

In an effort to combat this stupid situation, Fox Searchlight has confirmed that the film's runtime is locked as of now, and it's 1 hour and 48 minutes.

Guessing Cannes is a pretty safe bet:
When it comes to more concrete details, Variety reported today the $25 million shoot lasted six months. (In comparison, The Grand Budapest Hotel was a similar budget, but the shoot only lasted around three months, further fueling these runtime rumors.) The trade also reports the film is expected to premiere at one of the European film festivals this year and “a collective of Angouleme-based cartoonists will release a graphic novel detailing their own experiences with the shoot.”
Pretty darn impressive to keep a six month shoot for a film with this level of production value down to a $25 million budget.

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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#102 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:05 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:03 pm
In an effort to combat this stupid situation, Fox Searchlight has confirmed that the film's runtime is locked as of now, and it's 1 hour and 48 minutes.
So they’re saying the film will be in two parts, one an hour long and the other 48 minutes, excellent

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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#103 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:05 pm

The 48 minute part will only be available on iTunes.

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#104 Post by Never Cursed » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:42 pm

Anderson and Faber & Faber will publish a version of The French Dispatch's screenplay, which has a release date set on Amazon for May 21, suggesting that the film will follow a similar release schedule (Cannes, then worldwide shortly after) as Moonrise Kingdom. Goodreads' preliminary entry for the book gives a synopsis of the film:
The French Dispatch is the European edition of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun - a factual, weekly report on the subjects of world politics, the arts (high and low), fashion, fancy cuisine/fine drink, and diverse stories of human-interest set in faraway quartiers. On the death of the Editor -in-Chief, the editorial staff decide to publish a last, memorial edition highlighting the three best stories which appeared over the ten-year existence of the magazine. The stories involve an artist sentenced to life imprisonment for a double homicide; student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef. The film stars Wes Anderson regulars: Bill Murray, Jason Swartzman, Owen Wilson and Tilda Swinton, as well as newcomers Timothee Chalamet and Elisabeth Moss. The screenplay has the wit and imagination that has made Anderson's previous films, like The Grand Budapest Hotel and Isle of Dogs such unique cinematic experiences.

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#105 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:25 pm

Wes Anderson’s THE FRENCH DISPATCH has been rated “R” for “graphic nudity, some sexual references and language.”

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#106 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:30 pm

This is the 240-minute version, I assume

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#107 Post by Ribs » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:19 pm

Releasing July 24th. Apparently the title is actually "The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun"

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Re: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#108 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:36 pm

Oh god, I hate it

This typesetting makes me feel a bit better about it:

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#109 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:35 pm

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Notably absent: Winslet and Ronan

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#110 Post by allyouzombies » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:00 pm

Might be a coincidence, but it's neat that this information is coming out on Kansas Day.

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Re: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#111 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:44 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Notably absent: Winslet and Ronan
At this point every post in this thread is setting up a joke about the 4 hour cut

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Re: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#112 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:02 pm

I'm intrigued by Hugo Guinness's contributions to the story considering as far as I know his role has primarily been a visual artist and a voice actor credit in FMF

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#113 Post by Never Cursed » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:21 pm

He also has a story credit on Grand Budapest Hotel (and was nominated for the Original Screenplay Oscar along with Anderson)


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#115 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:10 am

Anderson has gathered together a book of journalistic inspirations to accompany the film, An Editor’s Burial


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#117 Post by John Shade » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:08 pm

Wow; Criterion already has a future cover. Chalamet gets to play 20th century Marat.

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Re: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#118 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:16 pm

Lovely.

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Re: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#119 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:54 pm

The slopes, ramparts and skyline of Angoulême has been engagingly captured. It was probably these elements that attracted Mr Anderson.

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#120 Post by Nasir007 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:09 pm

Wasn't Kate Winslet in this too?

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Re: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#121 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:10 pm

In a small part that has apparently been excised in the editing room or is uncredited - this has already been discussed within this thread, FYI

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Re: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#122 Post by jwo17 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:16 pm

I can confirm that Winslet does not appear in the final cut but unsure if she appeared in footage that was cut.

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Re: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#123 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:18 pm

OK, now I need to know how you've seen this already

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Re: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#124 Post by jwo17 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:22 pm

I have not, but I know someone close to the source.

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Re: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#125 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:25 pm

Have them slide into the PMs so I can share my thoughts on the final cut with the rest of the forum, thanks!

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