Filmmaker Derek Cianfrance's new movie, The Place Beyond the Pines, is his follow-up to the indie, Blue Valentine. He talks about working with Ryan Gosling and finding the art in the business of movie-making.
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Kim Masters and John Horn, film writer for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week's top Hollywood news stories. With the Spring comes a look at 2013's summer movies:
- First up G.I. Joe and why this film that was supposed to come out last year got pushed until now. Hint: It has to do with Channing Tatum's unexpected box office appeal and the fact that his character had been killed off.
- The Lone Ranger and World War Z are big financial bets for the studios, both of which had dramatic behind the scenes goings on that led to those films taking their time.
- Delloite's State of the Media Democracy Survey shows that less Americans are watching television traditionally and many people are streaming movies on their tablets. What does this mean for the future on the TV and movie business?
Filmmaker Derek Cianfrance made a name for himself with this 2010 film Blue Valentine, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. The movie got critical acclaim and Williams was nominated for an Oscar. His new movie, The Place Beyond the Pines, is a gritty drama that also stars Ryan Gosling along with Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne and Ray Liotta. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where Focus Features bought it for domestic distribution.
The Business producer Darby Maloney talked with Cianfrance in Toronto about working with Gosling and about his arc as a filmmaker. Cianfrance used to think that the art and business of movie making were at odds. But then he became a father and realized he needed to take jobs to pay rent and buy diapers. It was then that he realized it was "delusional" to keep himself from working; that the practice he got shooting genital warts campaigns and MTV documentaries made him a better filmmaker.
(Note: This interview originally aired on September 24, 2012.)
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